Thomaston Times- RSS news Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/news http://thomastontimes.com/section/news Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:15:01 EST 1800 Ralph James Martin named CEO of Civitas Media http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151495682/Ralph-James-Martin-named-CEO-of-Civitas-Media DAVIDSON, NC– Civitas Media, a publisher of more than 100 community newspapers in 12 states, including The Thomaston Times, announced January 20, 2015 the appointment of Ralph James Martin as Chief Executive Officer. Martin was recruited by... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:20:51 EST Upson 4-H receives EMC grant http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151495442/Upson-4-H-receives-EMC-grant On January 8 2015, Upson EMC presented Upson County 4-H with an $8,000 check. I spoke with Debra Smith, Upson County Extension Associate, about the new funding for 4-H. Mrs. Smith stated that 4-H lost their funding due to the local chapter of United... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:10:52 EST “Fiddler on the Roof” auditions Monday, Feb. 2 http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151463198/Fiddler-on-the-Roof-auditions-Monday-Feb.-2 The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council and Upson-Lee High School are joining together to present “Fiddler on the Roof!” Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:25:51 EST Armed robbery ends with arrest of two suspects http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151495598/Armed-robbery-ends-with-arrest-of-two-suspects Two men are in jail following an armed robbery at Phagan's Fast Stop Gas Station on January 20. According to a news release from Thomaston Police Lieutenant Andrew Pippin, Thomaston police officers responded to a call at 1104 South Church Street... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:15:51 EST URMC recognizes employee milestones in service http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151463258/URMC-recognizes-employee-milestones-in-service Upson Regional Medical Center recognized last week more than 95 employees for milestones in service, ranging from five to 45 years. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:30:51 EST Busted for drugs! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151495293/Busted-for-drugs Multi-jurisdictional law enforcement efforts, including the Upson County Sheriff's Office and Thomaston Police Department, led to the arrest of two men last week on a variety of drug charges. The first arrest came on January 21, when officers... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:00:51 EST BOC approves $6 million TAN http://thomastontimes.com/news/news-sports/151440302/BOC-approves-$6-million-TAN A TAN (Tax Anticipation Note) of up to $6 million for Upson County was approved by the Board of Commissioners at their first meeting of 2015. The TAN is essentially a short term loan that is used to finance current operations before tax revenue is... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:15:51 EST Dr Carlisha Gentles speaks at MLK Day Celebration http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151439486/Dr-Carlisha-Gentles-speaks-at-MLK-Day-Celebration “Keep the dream alive!” continued to echo in the Upson Lee Middle School gym as this year's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marchers were led by Reverend Milton Bush. The Youth Alive committee led the ceremony for this... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:30:51 EST Commissioner tells of programs DCA offers at Sun’s Up Breakfast http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151423882/Commissioner-tells-of-programs-DCA-offers-at-Suns-Up-Breakfast Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Corbin was the guest speaker at the Sun's Up on Upson Breakfast at the URMC Auditorium. The breakfast was sponsored by the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority and... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:50:52 EST SCTC preps workers for American Process http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-local-news-news/151440124/SCTC-preps-workers-for-American-Process American Process, a local company which specializes in the development of technologies for the production of bio-based chemicals and materials, has recently been making use of Southern Crescent Technical College's facilities for continuing... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:05:52 EST Greene to speak at UHS meeting Monday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151424255/Greene-to-speak-at-UHS-meeting-Monday On Monday, January 26, at 700 p.m. at the Thomason-Upson Archives, the Upson Historical Society will have Mike Greene as the first speaker of the New Year. Mike's program will be “Native Americans Along the Upper Flint River – the... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:05:51 EST Unite Upson markets county http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151439901/Unite-Upson-markets-county On January 14, 2015 a delegation from Upson County went to Atlanta to meet with various state officials in an effort to market Thomaston-Upson County. There were 22 people in our group (called “Unite Upson”) and it consisted of elected... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:55:51 EST GDOL to host recruitment for Personnel Options in Griffin Thursday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151419607/GDOL-to-host-recruitment-for-Personnel-Options-in-Griffin-Thursday ATLANTA —The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a recruiting event in Griffin for Personnel Options, a staffing company, Thursday, Jan. 22, to help the company hire 35 full-time production workers for a warehouse in... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:10:55 EST Free breakfast, lunch program is a success http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151316344/Free-breakfast-lunch-program-is-a-success For the first four months of the school year, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a success in the Thomaston-Upson School System. The CEP allows schools that serve a large percentage of low-income children to offer free school meals to all... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:50:51 EST ‘Paint what you want…’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151316226/Paint-what-you-want On Saturday, January 3, local artist Fawne DeRosia welcomed the community into her Flint Rose Studio for a “Paint What You Want, Pay What You Can,” event as a way to give something back to the area for supporting her craft. She hoped doing... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 06:40:51 EST Donna Thompson to speak at GNPA-Central Chapter meeting Jan. 20 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151297751/Donna-Thompson-to-speak-at-GNPA-Central-Chapter-meeting-Jan.-20 Georgia Nature Photographers Association-Central Chapter will have one of their own members to present on Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 pm at the Joel Edwards Library in Zebulon.Hit Me With Your Best Shot Sat, 17 Jan 2015 06:10:51 EST Church request denied http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151316453/Church-request-denied It was a packed house at the first meeting of the Upson County Planning Commission for 2015, with those both for and against an issue with the House of Prayer Baptist Church filling the seats in the City-County meeting room of the Government Complex. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:55:52 EST GFB honors Souths for Young Farmer Service http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151158537/GFB-honors-Souths-for-Young-Farmer-Service MACON, Ga. – Georgia Farm Bureau honored Upson County's Marcus and Neely for their service on the GFB Young Farmer Committee during the organization's annual convention on Jekyll Island Dec. 7-9. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:05:51 EST Mayor’s seat will be up for grabs in 2016 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151176851/Mayors-seat-will-be-up-for-grabs-in-2016 This time next year, the City of Thomaston will have a new mayor for the first time in 12 years. Current Mayor Hays Arnold was first elected as mayor in 2004, and has won re-election each time his term has expired. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:10:52 EST DeAngelo Smith named to All-State Chorus http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151158507/DeAngelo-Smith-named-to-All-State-Chorus According to DeAngelo Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smith, at birth of their son they immediately knew he had something special about him. Now DeAngelo is beginning to show the world his musical talents. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:00:53 EST