Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:51:48 EST 1800 Tax increase approved amid outcry http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50477850/Tax-increase-approved-amid-outcry The Upson County Board of Commissioners came under fire from many citizens at last week's board meeting prior to voting to increase taxes to a total of 18.76 mills, which includes county wide (11.13 mills), joint project (4.91 mills) and... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:05:04 EST Global Thomaston http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50439477/Global-Thomaston To the Editor: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:35:03 EST Three rezonings approved by BOC http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50446752/Three-rezonings-approved-by-BOC Three different pieces of property were approved for rezoning by the Upson County Commissioners at their regular meeting held on August 12. All three of the applications had been approved by the Upson County Planning Commission before coming before... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:07:01 EST 2014 Knights’ Quiz http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50444725/2014-Knights-Quiz Since football season will begin for the Upson-Lee Knights next Friday night, I thought that I would put together a quiz prior to the Knights beginning their 23rd season on the gridiron. I have done this a few times through the years, but it's... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:20:03 EST Abuses of power need to stop http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50439411/Abuses-of-power-need-to-stop On Wednesday we took 54 cases to the grand jury in Fayette County. One of the grand jurors told me about a scam somebody attempted on her. I think I have discussed this particular scam before, but it won't hurt to touch on it again. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:33:04 EST Republicans raise $7,217 for Bo Story Fund http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50446631/Republicans-raise-$7217-for-Bo-Story-Fund After several months of a fundraising drive, the Georgia Republican Party was able to donate $7,217.00 to the Bowen Story Fund. The local organization is dedicated to enhancing the lives of families dealing with pediatric cancer who have to travel... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:01:04 EST Flint River holds on to stun Heritage 13-12 in opener http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50444842/Flint-River-holds-on-to-stun-Heritage-13-12-in-opener NEWNAN- Josh Daher's head coaching debut was a difficult road test against one of his new team's arch-rivals. He watched as his exhausted defense was pushed to the brink on a balmy middle-Georgia night, and it was a matter of inches that... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:53:02 EST This is the way it is supposed to be http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50439264/This-is-the-way-it-is-supposed-to-be I just got off the phone with my daughter. I listened while she shared the joys and challenges that young mothers go through. She is a strong woman; protective of her boys and will never let anyone walk over her. That's good as she is... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:02 EST Manhunt nabs two armed robbery suspects http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50446429/Manhunt-nabs-two-armed-robbery-suspects Two suspects in a series of armed robberies in Thomaston were arrested Tuesday evening following a manhunt that covered an area that covered the Farview Apartments and Golden Living Center on Avenue F all the way up through a wooded area to Knight... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:50:02 EST Lady Knights destroy Griffin, struggle against Perry http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50444876/Lady-Knights-destroy-Griffin-struggle-against-Perry The Upson-Lee Lady Knights are started the “meat” of their schedule this week. After disposing of Howard last week in their first Region 2 game of the season, The Lady Knights have three games this week, with two games being region... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:02:04 EST Yatesville seeks veterans’ names for flag memorials http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50397964/Yatesville-seeks-veterans-names-for-flag-memorials The Yatesville City Council is finalizing plans and is ready to begin taking request forms for their new Yatesville Veterans Memorial Markers. Modeled after similar markers used in Hampton, Georgia, the markers will feature a white wooden cross with... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:32:02 EST Tobin protest continues, second video shown http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50397783/Tobin-protest-continues-second-video-shown For the third Thomaston City Council meeting in a row, residents protesting against Officer Phillip Tobin and the June incident where he tasered Kelcey Roquemore, packed the meeting, held this time in the Archives Building's basement meeting... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:25:07 EST Change in time for Upson County Board of Commission meeting http://thomastontimes.com/news/localnews1/50431843/Change-in-time-for-Upson-County-Board-of-Commission-meeting According to Upson County Clerk Jessica Jones, tonight's county commissioner's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. in the City-County Meeting Room of the Government Complex, located at 106. E Lee Street. Jones noted the time... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:17:04 EST City taxes will remain the same http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50397718/City-taxes-will-remain-the-same Many citizens in the community have stated lately that they wonder if the powers that be in local government actually listen to any concerns they have; especially when it comes to the property tax millage rate. Well, at a called meeting last Thursday,... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:21:02 EST School bomb threat suspect arrested http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50397210/School-bomb-threat-suspect-arrested Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press release on Friday, August 22, 2014: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:49:04 EST (No heading) http://thomastontimes.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50425625/ The Thomaston Police Department, aided by a number of other law enforcement agencies, was hunting for an armed robbery suspect in the Knight Trail/Avenue F wooded area, the nearby apartments, and Golden Living Center. It is believed that two suspects... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:28:03 EST Wildfire: An upfront blog http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50357555/Wildfire:-An-upfront-blog Last August I found myself on a fire in western Oregon. It was early morning and my crew and I were just waking up – even though it was still dark outside. We shook our sleeping bags out to get the frost off and struggled to get our cold leather... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:04:05 EST Knights hold youth football camp http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50362134/Knights-hold-youth-football-camp The Upson-Lee Knights football team hosted their Annual Youth Football Camp last Saturday. Members of the Knights team, coaching staff, and community volunteers were on hand to work with the youth of the community on the fundamentals of football. Over... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:49:02 EST Finding honor in sports http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50356952/Finding-honor-in-sports Every summer, many of the different churches, congregations, and small communities form youth softball teams for a big tournament. It is a big event. But the year when I was 14, there was an abundance of young men in my small, rural community. The... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:36:01 EST Pension disclosures will mean more transparency for local entities http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50362670/Pension-disclosures-will-mean-more-transparency-for-local-entities Beginning in 2015, every state and local government entity – cities, counties, school systems, water authorities, etc. - that provides their employees with retirement benefits must begin reporting how much they contribute to pension liabilities... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:24:02 EST