Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:39:58 EST 1800 Change of Command http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4531572/Change-of-Command Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights advance to Sectionals as Region 4 Runners-Up http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4530897/Knights-advance-to-Sectionals-as-Region-4-Runners-Up The Upson-Lee Knights golf team hosted the Region 4 Golf Tournament at Raintree Golf Course on Friday. Teams started at 8:30 a.m. in a torrential down pour and continued until around 2:30 p.m. when the last pairings came in. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Action from 2014 Region 4 Golf Tournament http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4531235/Action-from-2014-Region-4-Golf-Tournament Wes McCard/The Thomaston TimesUpson-Lee's lone senior Bo Davison tees off from No. 2 on his way to shooting a 94 in the pouring down rain. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Free breakfast and lunch for students next school year under CEP program http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4531443/Free-breakfast-and-lunch-for-students-next-school-year-under-CEP-program Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, all students in the Thomaston-Upson School System will receive free breakfast and lunch. That decision came at the Board of Education meeting on April 8 when the BOE voted unanimously to apply for the Community... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Thomaston’s Fulcher brings home checkered flag at Senoia http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4469291/Thomastons-Fulcher-brings-home-checkered-flag-at-Senoia SENOIA - The fourth annual Spring Fling 40 at Senoia Raceway took on a new look this season featuring twin 20 lap events for the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model division. The new twist in format proved to be a good one for the fans as two of the emerging... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights rout Eagles 15-0, still alive for Playoffs http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4531082/Knights-rout-Eagles-15-0-still-alive-for-Playoffs After a tough 3-2 defeat to Griffin last Wednesday, the Upson-Lee Knights were able to put the heartbreaking loss behind them and take care of business against North Clayton on Thursday at Silvertown Ballpark. Upson-Lee got four shutout innings from... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Jackie not the first http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4505426/Jackie-not-the-first Major League Baseball has officially made April 15 “Jackie Robinson Day”. This to honor the former Brooklyn Dodgers star who first appeared in a major league baseball game on April 15, 1947. Every major league player wears... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Life lessons from a pear tree http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/4501153/Life-lessons-from-a-pear-tree I've had some setbacks in my professional career over the past few months and I guess it's only natural that I would ask myself some hard questions. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Knights suffer 3-0 defeat to Locust Grove http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4505467/Lady-Knights-suffer-3-0-defeat-to-Locust-Grove Larry Stanford/The Thomaston Times Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former EMS Director Richard Lee arrested http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4506854/Former-EMS-Director-Richard-Lee-arrested Lieutenant Andrew Pippin of the Thomaston Police Department issued the following press release on Monday, May 14, 2014: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST What I’m looking for http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/4501218/What-Im-looking-for Ahhh. Spring is in the air. Out from among the brown, dead grass emerges tender green turf. Flowers push aside the brittle, dry leaves on the ground and rise from the soil. The landscape transforms with budding trees and… political... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wes’ 2014 NFL Mock Draft http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4505093/Wes-2014-NFL-Mock-Draft It's nearly that time of year again! As the old saying goes, “the NFL season never ends”, and in a few weeks 32 teams will attempt to bolster their teams for a chance to make a run at the Lombardi Trophy in February of 2015. The NFL... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Debbie Helms finds egg at The Thomaston Times http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4506883/Debbie-Helms-finds-egg-at-The-Thomaston-Times Laurie LewiS|The Thomaston Times Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Penny ponders: Girls’ weekend http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/4501053/Penny-ponders:-Girls-weekend We planned to attend our first auction. It was “girls weekend” with Mom and daughter. With my husband out of state, I wanted to try something different and the auction sign called to us. But that wasn't until Saturday night. For me,... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST “A tough pill to swallow” http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4505432/A-tough-pill-to-swallow The Upson-Lee Knights traveled to Griffin on Wednesday to face the No. 8 state ranked Bears. The Knights entered the game in the midst of a playoff hunt. Upson-Lee, Woodland, and Dutchtown are battling for the fourth and final playoff spot, as the end... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bickley Reeves wins annual ‘If I Were Mayor’ essay contest http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4506757/Bickley-Reeves-wins-annual-If-I-Were-Mayor-essay-contest Bickley Reeves is the winner of this year's 'If I Was Mayor' Essay Contest. Dawson Fleming is the runner-up. The contest is part of the annual Make Thomaston Shine and Georgia Cities Week. The Top 10 essay finalists were honored at... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST BOE changing monthly meeting time to 6 p.m http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470398/BOE-changing-monthly-meeting-time-to-6-p.m The Thomaston-Upson Board of Education voted 7-0 to change their regular meeting times from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. The action came at their regular BOE meeting on April 8. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rec League Softball recaps http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4469444/Rec-League-Softball-recaps Chaos: 19Gator Girls: 4 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Group ‘springs forward and rides’ to fight childhood obesity http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470220/Group-springs-forward-and-rides-to-fight-childhood-obesity Imagine growing up with physical conditions related to being overweight? Being called horrible names or ridiculed? This is what the “Spring Forward and Ride” theme represents for the bicycle ride for many bikers on Saturday. The bikers... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners…’, Martha Anne McCrary remains Upson EMA Director http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4511475/Under-the-direction-of-the-Board-of-Commissioners-Martha-Anne-McCrary-remains-Upson-EMA-Director “Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners of Upson County, I have been directed to contact Miss Martha Anne McCarty. She has agreed to continue to be the EMA Director here at Upson County. There will be no status change. Everything will... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST