Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:49:53 EST 1800 NJROTC receives high marks during inspection http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50798344/NJROTC-receives-high-marks-during-inspection Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:23:04 EST Upson-Lee High School NJROTC Annual Inspection and Pass In Review http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50782818/Upson-Lee-High-School-NJROTC-Annual-Inspection-and-Pass-In-Review The Upson-Lee High School NJROTC Unit held its annual inspection and Pass In Review last Tuesday morning. Commander Rustie Hibbard, Area Commander for Region 12, which consists of Georgia and northeast Florida, conducted the inspection. Commander... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:25:03 EST Kiwanis Officers for 2015 installed http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50799002/Kiwanis-Officers-for-2015-installed Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:59:03 EST ‘Active Shooter’ drill Oct. 2 at SCTC http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50797847/Active-Shooter-drill-Oct.-2-at-SCTC The Upson Emergency Management Agency, Southern Crescent Technical College Police Department and Upson Regional Medical Center are making plans to conduct an Active Shooter Exercise on October 2, 2014. The drill is being conducted in order to test and... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:53:03 EST Thomaston firefighters receive driver training at SCTC http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50763735/Thomaston-firefighters-receive-driver-training-at-SCTC Firefighters with the City of Thomaston Fire Department participated in a “Firefighter Defensive Driving” course with Southern Crescent Technical College throughout the first three weeks of September to increase their skills in dealing... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:03:03 EST Sprewell Bluff will be closed Sunday at 5 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50764190/Sprewell-Bluff-will-be-closed-Sunday-at-5 This Sunday, September 28, Sprewell Bluff will close at 5 p.m. County Commissioner Steve Hudson stated the park has been rented for a wedding that evening. Hudson first announced the closing at the Upson County Board of Commissioners meeting on... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:32:03 EST Deadline for Yatesville vet memorial is September 30 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50764218/Deadline-for-Yatesville-vet-memorial-is-September-30 Time is running short for anyone with Yatesville roots wanting to get a family member who is a deceased veteran in on a special memorial the City of Yatesville is planning for Veterans Day. September 30, 2014 is the final day for request forms to be... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:35:03 EST Boss Hog BBQ & Art Show is Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50764086/Boss-Hog-BBQ--Art-Show-is-Saturday By Larry Stanfordlstanford@civitasmedia.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:25:02 EST Fox 5 Team of the Week! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50763540/Fox-5-Team-of-the-Week Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:50:03 EST IDA works to reduce price of turn lane http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50715524/IDA-works-to-reduce-price-of-turn-lane Earlier this year a turn lane for the intersection of Highway 36 and Ben Hill Road was proposed by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) as a way to alleviate truck traffic as well as addressing safety concerns at the entrance for Interfor. In... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:48:06 EST URMC has $132M impact locally http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50715466/URMC-has-$132M-impact-locally While hospitals provide patient care to those in our community who are sick and need care the most, they also contribute to the well being of people who may never enter the facility. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:36:03 EST Scenes from Smoke On The Water Chili Cookoff and Music Festival http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50703534/Scenes-from-Smoke-On-The-Water-Chili-Cookoff-and-Music-Festival Shirley Russell|The Thomaston TimesCorey McCard and his son, Clay, stand in front of their tent, Big Daddy's Chili.T.I. and Taylor check out some of the chili samples in the People's Choice Award. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:43:03 EST School Teachers of the Year announced http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50715603/School-Teachers-of-the-Year-announced The Thomaston-Upson School System announced the school Teachers of the Year on Thursday, September 11. These teachers were chosen by their peers to represent their schools and will now compete for the title of T-U System Teacher of the Year. The... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:43:02 EST 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