Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:04:13 EST 1800 Grace Wolverton of ULHS wins Nordstrom Scholarship http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50682822/Grace-Wolverton-of-ULHS-wins-Nordstrom-Scholarship Grace Wolverton, a senior at Upson-Lee High School, is a winner of a $10,000 Nordstrom Scholarship. The surprise announcement was made at ULHS on Wednesday, August 27, by two Nordstrom employees who flew in from Seattle, Washington. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:42:02 EST Students of Cunningham Junior High gather for reunion http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50682961/Students-of-Cunningham-Junior-High-gather-for-reunion Cunningham School held its fourth reunion for the students of 1956 and beyond. Previous reunions were held in 2003, 2005 and 2010. More than 200 former students attended with family members, with some coming from as far away as Arizona, Florida, and... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:49:02 EST BOC cracking down on wood trucks on roads http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50682893/BOC-cracking-down-on-wood-trucks-on-roads In efforts to protect the roads in Upson County from damage, the Board of Commissioners approved increasing the bond associated with the timber harvesting and transporting ordinance from $1,000 to the state maximum of $5,000. Commission Chairman Rusty... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:46:02 EST ‘Yatesville has water,’ mayor says to stop rumors of outage http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50635224/Yatesville-has-water-mayor-says-to-stop-rumors-of-outage Does the City of Yatesville have a serious problem with its wells and water supply? Yes. Should residents start stockpiling water? No. That will only make matters worse, especially since there is no need to. That was the message Yatesville Mayor Cecil... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:44:06 EST ‘Black Friday’ is adoption day for black dogs & cats http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50635197/Black-Friday-is-adoption-day-for-black-dogs--cats Upson County Animal Shelter Director Adrian Releford, and the Upson Humane Society will sponsor a “Black Friday” adoption special on Friday, Sept. 19 for all black cats and dogs for only $10. Black cats and dogs are often the last ones... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:42:04 EST Interfor uses Quick Start with new hires http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50635130/Interfor-uses-Quick-Start-with-new-hires In recent weeks, 60 new hires of Interfor attended training classes at Southern Crescent Technical College through the Georgia Quick Start program. The employees were broken into two groups and each completed a four-day class, learning about the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:36:05 EST Special exception granted for site of Northridge Church http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50635087/Special-exception-granted-for-site-of-Northridge-Church New life is being breathed into the old Hickory Ridge Golf Course with the location soon to be serving as the home to Northridge Church, a new church in town. The Upson County Planning Commission granted approval of a special exception for the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:32:05 EST Black Girls Rock honors cancer survivors http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50636642/Black-Girls-Rock-honors-cancer-survivors Nothing could stop the “Black Girls Rock,” from presenting a great program to honor the mothers of the community and breast cancer survivors. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:21:05 EST Four arrested for Hannah’s Mill robbery http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50601811/Four-arrested-for-Hannahs-Mill-robbery Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press releases:Armed Robbery Suspects Caught Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:31:03 EST Constitution Week honored with Thomaston resolution http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50635023/Constitution-Week-honored-with-Thomaston-resolution Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:27:01 EST Four arrested on federal drug charges http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50601766/Four-arrested-on-federal-drug-charges Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore and Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse issued the following press release on Tuesday, September 2, 2014: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:28:04 EST ULHS 9th graders get ‘Fresh Start’ at ceremony http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50601704/ULHS-9th-graders-get-Fresh-Start-at-ceremony For many students the start of their high school career can be rather daunting and the process of adjusting to a new school with new teachers and classmates can take a while. In order to help with the transition, Upson-Lee High School held its 3rd... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:20:05 EST Dissipating Disparities Expo is Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50601590/Dissipating-Disparities-Expo-is-Saturday I hope you've recovered from the Smoke On The Water Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival held last weekend. Because there is still plenty more to do in September, beginning with the Dissipating Disparities Expo this Saturday at the Civic Center. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:13:05 EST Marijuana seized during search http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50601829/Marijuana-seized-during-search Lieutenant Andrew Pippin of the Thomaston Police Department issued the following press release on September 5, 2014: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:34:03 EST Knights hope for spirited turnout at game tonight http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50601643/Knights-hope-for-spirited-turnout-at-game-tonight “We are U-L!” That is the new chant being heard in the Thomaston-Upson School System, especially among the high school sports teams. New Upson-Lee High School Athletic Director Stephen Boyd came before the Thomaston-Upson Board of... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:17:02 EST Mark Andrews named Executive Vice President of SCTC http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50553112/Mark-Andrews-named-Executive-Vice-President-of-SCTC Thomaston native Mark Andrews has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Southern Crescent Technical College effective July 1st. His primary office will be on the Flint River campus although he will regularly travel to all other SCTC locations. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:41:05 EST City approves rezoning moratorium http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50552987/City-approves-rezoning-moratorium The Thomaston City Council unanimously approved a 12-month rezoning moratorium at their meeting on September 2. The moratorium will give the city time to update its aging zoning ordinance. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:18:02 EST Thomaston Housing Authority opens Homework Academy http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50553019/Thomaston-Housing-Authority-opens-Homework-Academy The Thomaston Housing Authority (THA) has revamped its afterschool program to become the new THA Homework Academy. The goal of the program is to provide the homework assistance to elementary, middle, and high school students of the Thomaston Housing... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 06:26:06 EST Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, dies at age 93 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50555384/Truett-Cathy-founder-of-Chick-fil-A-dies-at-age-93 Chick-fil-A founder and chairman emeritus, S. Truett Cathy passed away peacefully early Monday morning, September 8, 2014 surrounded by loved ones in his home. Cathy was 93 years old. There will be two public viewings held at the First Baptist Church... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:13:03 EST Four arrested for cocaine possession http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50520087/Four-arrested-for-cocaine-possession Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore and Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse issued the following press release on Tuesday, September 2, 2014: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 06:37:02 EST