Thomaston Times- RSS Feed Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:32:21 EST 1800 Losing my best friend and biggest fan is a tough loss for me Some losses are tougher than others! I suffered the ultimate loss on Saturday when my father, Grady Fowler, passed away at Providence Health and Rehab. He was two months shy of his 89th birthday. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:15:51 EST ‘If I were Mayor, I would…’ Nikki Cliff, the daughter of Bill and Penny Cliff of Thomaston and a sixth grade student at Upson-Lee Middle School, won the 2015 “If I were Mayor, I would…” essay contest. Taylor Daniel, Nikki's classmate at ULMS was the... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:45:51 EST UL spring sports update The 2014-15 school season is heading down the home stretch, but for some Upson Lee spring sports teams, their seasons are just hitting their peaks.Baseball Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:25:51 EST Two armed robberies investigated Two armed robberies Monday have the Upson County Sheriff's Office and Thomaston Police Department busy investigating the incidents. There is no evidence the two robberies are connected. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:35:51 EST UCSO begins clean up You may have noticed the streets around Thomaston and Upson County are looking a little cleaner lately and that is thanks to the Sheriff's Litter Detail program that has been recently implemented. Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore stated the... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:30:51 EST Changing the rules With spring football practices and spring games on the horizon for many Georgia High Schools, the GHSA has made a change to the way some football programs practice. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:15:51 EST City thanks Truitt for a job well done By a unanimous vote, the Thomaston City Council approved making an offer to Clinton Chastain to become the new Thomaston City Clerk/Finance Director. Chastain will replace Dennis Truitt, who is retiring from the position at the end of May. The action... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:05:54 EST Upson Lee Senior Night 2015 Rachel Bridges with her parents Dan and Tammy Bridges.Kaley Phillips with her parents Tara McWaters and Vann Phillips.Bethany Smith with her parents Joey and Julie Smith.Sharan Kaur with her mother Manjit Kaur. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:10:51 EST Civic Center gets upgrade Renovation on the Civic Center bathrooms will begin on Wednesday, April 15 and the project is estimated to be completed in 5-7 weeks. This process will be dusty, noisy and require flexibility in moving folks around in order to have the Civic Center... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:20:52 EST Knights down Braves 12-2 Head coach Wayne Puckett and his Diamond Knights are coming down the home stretch of their regular season, and have hit a hot streak at the right time. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 02:50:51 EST Welcome Home event Saturday When soldiers return from fighting to protect our freedom, they are welcomed back with open arms. Families and friends are thankful they have made it home safely and people, who do not even know their names, stop and thank them for their service to... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:30:51 EST Knights are clutch After a rain delay in the Lady Knights game and the 2015 Senior Night ceremony, the Upson Lee Knights finally took to Matthews Field to battle the Veterans Warhawks, in a game where both teams are tied with Mary Persons for the No. 1 seed in Region... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:45:51 EST TUIDA gives EMA okay to use lake Upson Emergency Management has a new location to practice their training exercises thanks to a little help from the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority. The TUIDA granted a requested from the agency to use Lake Julia, which is owned by... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:05:52 EST Congress is ‘polarized,’ says Lynn Westmoreland “To me, anything we pass in DC, we need to understand affects 320 million people, and it should affect each and every one of them the same. There are some laws that need to be on the books, but I can't think of any that we have not covered... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:50:51 EST BBQ Ninja wins at SOTW When the smoke from 62 barbecue teams had cleared, Rodney Ellington of Thomaston, otherwise known as The BBQ Ninja, stood in 1st Place in the Brisket Category at the 8th annual Smoke On The Water BBQ and Music Festival. The BBQ Ninja finished 12th... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:35:52 EST ‘One Day’ debate continues at BOC The March 24 meeting of the Upson County Board of Commissioners was a packed one. In fact, so many people were in attendance, the meeting had to be moved to the R.E. Lee Auditorium in order to fit everyone inside. The agenda item that drew the most... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:15:51 EST Kramer is State Champion! Upson-Lee High School senior Rosemary Kramer finished her high school shooting career by adding another gold medal to her hoard this past weekend at the GHSA State Riflery Championship, held at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Kramer finished the individual... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 06:10:52 EST Vietnam Memorial Wall in Thomaston The American Veterans Travelling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall was in Upson County this past weekend giving citizens from the community and surrounding counties the opportunity to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 06:05:52 EST Greathouse resigning as Police Chief Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse is resigning to accept a job as a Law Enforcement Coordinator, with the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), a Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Center. His last day as Chief of Police... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 06:30:52 EST 5-way to be roundabout Big changes will be coming to the five-way stop at the intersection of Highways 36 and 74 in Thomaston in the next few years, with the Georgia Department of Transportation proposing to construct a four-lane roundabout at the intersection. Construction... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 06:45:54 EST