Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:06:06 EST 1800 Northridge Church seeking to reach the unchurched http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50085830/Northridge-Church-seeking-to-reach-the-unchurched There's a new church in town, Northridge Church of Thomaston, which states their mission is to reach the unchurched of Upson and surrounding counties. RUSH Ministries Founder Rev. Marc Pritchett, former Assistant Minister of Mountain View... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ethics Committee proposed http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50085689/Ethics-Committee-proposed Following the Thomaston City Council meeting last Thursday night, those in favor of firing Thomaston Police Officer Philip Tobin gathered on the front steps of the government complex. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Time to start ‘Back to School’ preparations http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50049214/Time-to-start-Back-to-School-preparations Students in the Thomaston-Upson County School System will return to school on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Before then, the school system is providing information on a variety of topics, from Back to School Orientation and Open House, to school meal... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yatesville wants its American flag back http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054633/Yatesville-wants-its-American-flag-back If you have the City of Yatesville's ceremonial American flag, pole and stand, please return it. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fighting Wildfires: A view from up front http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054379/Fighting-Wildfires:-A-view-from-up-front Editor's Note: Zack Kephart is a freelance photographer from Macon who has worked for The Thomaston Times in the past. Zack is also a wildfire firefighter during the summer fire season. Those of us in the South see news coverage of the fires... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Thomaston Times print edition has a new look http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50074020/The-Thomaston-Times-print-edition-has-a-new-look The print edition of The Thomaston Times now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Perdue wins Republican runoff for Senate http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054186/Perdue-wins-Republican-runoff-for-Senate Primary election run-offs in Georgia were held Tuesday, and of the three races that Upson County voters had a say in, only one of the three candidates chosen by Upson County was also chosen statewide. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fizz! Boom! Read! http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/305416/Fizz-Boom-Read Magician Ken Scott entertains the crowd by magically makes spoons stick all over a volunteer from the audience during the Summer Reading Program. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BOC approves engineering costs for Zorn Landfill http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309767/BOC-approves-engineering-costs-for-Zorn-Landfill After ceasing operation in the early 90s, the Zorn Street Landfill is close to being officially closed down, according to Upson County Water Superintendent Danny Johnson. He told the Board of Commissioners last week that the county is entering into... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Industry Tour gives teachers at look at jobs availalble http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309701/Industry-Tour-gives-teachers-at-look-at-jobs-availalble Representatives of the Thomaston-Upson School System participated in a tour of local industries on July 10, to gain a better understanding of what types of jobs are available in our community and what skills are needed to be successful in those... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council hears from residents about Tobin http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309543/Council-hears-from-residents-about-Tobin A crowd of nearly 200 people filled the R.E. Lee Auditorium for the Thomaston City Council meeting last Thursday to voice their opinions to the mayor and council on Thomaston Police Officer Phillip Tobin. Of the roughly 25 people who spoke, the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Majority of weather sirens are installed http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304907/Majority-of-weather-sirens-are-installed Thanks to a Response and Recovery grant program through FEMA and GEMA, Upson County was able to install six additional weather sirens throughout the county in hopes of giving better coverage to warn citizens of inclement weather. Upson County EMA... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. L. L. Allen retiring after serving Thomaston for 50 years http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304933/Dr.-L.-L.-Allen-retiring-after-serving-Thomaston-for-50-years Dr. Lawrence L. Allen was honored last week with a proclamation designating July 11, 2014 as “Dr. L.L. Allen Day” in the City of Thomaston, upon his retirement from practicing medicine in Thomaston over the last 50 years. Mayor Hays Arnold... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer lunch program feeding 600 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304787/Summer-lunch-program-feeding-600 Shirley Russell|The Thomaston Times Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yatesville to honor veterans with flags and crosses http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304608/Yatesville-to-honor-veterans-with-flags-and-crosses The City of Yatesville is looking for the names of a “few good men and women” who served in the military and are from Yatesville. The city plans to honor them on Veterans Day with their names, services, and wars on crosses with American... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s Office looking into number of thefts and burglaries http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269905/Sheriffs-Office-looking-into-number-of-thefts-and-burglaries Investigators for the Upson County Sheriff's Office are looking into a variety of thefts and burglaries that have occurred around the county over the last couple of weeks. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sen. Fort requests GBI widen TPD investigation http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304970/Sen.-Fort-requests-GBI-widen-TPD-investigation ATLANTA - Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) has sent the following letter to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan asking him to investigate the entire Thomaston Police Department in light of grievances filed against Officer Phillip... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Soul Purpose Band performing benefit concert for the Gilmore Center on July 26 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269769/The-Soul-Purpose-Band-performing-benefit-concert-for-the-Gilmore-Center-on-July-26 Those looking for a fun evening and to support a worthy organization at the same time will not have to look any further than Bickley's Lake in Thomaston on the evening of July 26. Beginning at 8 p.m., patrons will be transported back into the... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cold Ice = Cold Cash http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269670/Cold-Ice-=-Cold-Cash Shirley Russell|The Thomaston Times Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County residents facing fine if they don’t sign up for garbage service http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269744/County-residents-facing-fine-if-they-dont-sign-up-for-garbage-service Unincorporated Upson County residents have a few weeks left to make sure they are signed up for garbage collection with the county or they will face having to pay a fine, County Manager Jim Wheeless stated at last week's Board of Commission... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST