Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:32:22 EST 1800 Movie Mad Entertainment coming home http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50315616/Movie-Mad-Entertainment-coming-home Thomaston and Upson County are already becoming well-known as filming locations for movies such as The Hunger Games, television shows such as The Walking Dead, and commercials, such as the one shot by Georgia Public Television last week for Georgia... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:33:06 EST Property taxes increasing in Thomaston and Upson Co. http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50315979/Property-taxes-increasing-in-Thomaston-and-Upson-Co. If the proposed tax millage increases by Upson County and the City of Thomaston are approved at called meetings on August 21 (Thomaston) and August 28 (Upson County), property owners can expect varying increases in their property taxes, depending on... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:05:04 EST Wildfire - An upfront view http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50273682/Wildfire---An-upfront-view The Great Basin is generally very dry in late July and early August. Most thunder showers that come through are fast-moving monsoonal storms and they tend to put out a lot of lightning – but with trace amounts of rainfall. Because of that, the... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:44:04 EST Business prospects making return trips to county http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50277334/Business-prospects-making-return-trips-to-county Summertime has a history of being relatively slow when it comes to economic development, without many prospective companies planning trips to check out communities for their businesses. However, Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Kyle... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:25:03 EST ‘How to Rob the Tooth Fairy’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50277441/How-to-Rob-the-Tooth-Fairy There is a new author in town and her name is Jada R. Gresham. She has written and published a children's book entitled “How to Rob the Tooth Fairy,” and as is the case with most writers, she found inspiration for the story from... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:30:04 EST Complaints continue against Officer Tobin http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50277179/Complaints-continue-against-Officer-Tobin For the second consecutive meeting, the Thomaston City Council listened to members of the community concerned about the actions of Thomaston Police Officer Philip Tobin, who is currently on administrative leave following tasing incident involving... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:16:03 EST Yatesville in need of new water source http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50236903/Yatesville-in-need-of-new-water-source The City of Yatesville may soon need to start buying water from Lamar County, if a solution to their drying up city wells is not found. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:34:03 EST Split vote approves 2.26 tax mill increase http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50236619/Split-vote-approves-2.26-tax-mill-increase With a 3-2 vote the Upson County Board of Commissioners set a preliminary millage rate for 2014 at 18.76 mills in a special called meeting held last week. That is a total increase of 2.26 mills. Commissioners Frank Spraggins and Lorenzo Wilder both... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:08:02 EST Odor is issue for TenCate http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50236457/Odor-is-issue-for-TenCate Nearly 150 people were in attendance for a public hearing held by the EPD last week to hear comments on the reissuing of a Land Application System (LAS) permit for TenCate Protective Fabrics. Many citizens spoke on both sides of the issue, with those... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:51:05 EST PAYH Bike Ride stops in Thomaston; ride gives boys sense of achievement http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50236680/PAYH-Bike-Ride-stops-in-Thomaston;-ride-gives-boys-sense-of-achievement If you were on the west side of Upson County last Monday afternoon, you may have seen a group of 10 bicycle riders heading down Highway 74 and Jeff Davis Road. They weren't the start of another Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) which Thomaston... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:59:02 EST Wildfire: An upfront view http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50199460/Wildfire:-An-upfront-view Fire is – as they tell new firefighters in rookie school – a rapid oxidation of material through combustion, and the only way to stop it is to remove the oxygen, fuel or heat that allows it to burn. There are countless academic papers,... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:31:03 EST Garbage bill hike concerns senior citizens http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50206101/Garbage-bill-hike-concerns-senior-citizens Upson County officials recently made the decision to take over the billing and collection portion of the garbage services, which are contracted through Waste Industries, and are in the process of getting everything ready for the October through... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:33:04 EST Congregation hears about Sudan, Kenya from Ambassadors of Christ missionaries http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50206163/Congregation-hears-about-Sudan-Kenya-from-Ambassadors-of-Christ-missionaries Ambassadors of Christ to the people of Republic of South Sudan, known as “Peace Regulators,” stopped by New Life Church recently to leave a message of encouragement to all members and non-members. Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather serve... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:39:01 EST Yatesville cited by EPD a year later for sampling a day early http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50125072/Yatesville-cited-by-EPD-a-year-later-for-sampling-a-day-early One day. That's all it was. The City of Yatesville sent in a water sample on July 31, 2013, rather than August 1, 2013, and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is citing them for being in violation, forcing the city to mail out... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 06:29:05 EST Upson County 4-H Winners of the Year http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50150040/Upson-County-4-H-Winners-of-the-Year Other 4-H Winners were:Cotton Boll/Consumer Judging Team: Anthony Blake, Troy Chaney, Abigal Gassett, Jacob Gassett, Matthew Gassett, Carolyn Gillespie, and Coaches Amanda Gassett and Debra Smith. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:52:02 EST TUAC presents Peter Pan Jr. this weekend http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50194028/TUAC-presents-Peter-Pan-Jr.-this-weekend The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) presents Disney's PETER PAN JR. Friday, August 8 (7pm), Saturday, August 9 (7pm) and Sunday, August 10 (2pm) at The Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. Peter Pan Jr. is based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:11:03 EST ‘Teacher, can I start yet?’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50206012/Teacher-can-I-start-yet Ashley Biles|The Thomaston Times Fri, 8 Aug 2014 06:19:06 EST City looking at 2.02 mill hike http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50161847/City-looking-at-2.02-mill-hike Last December, the Thomaston City Council passed a 2014 budget that included a 6.5 percent utility increase and a prediction by City Manager Patrick Comiskey that the city would have to increase its tax millage rate by two mills. By the end of August,... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:02:04 EST Providence sending care packages to soldiers http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50161911/Providence-sending-care-packages-to-soldiers It has been said before: Little things can often be the biggest things in someone's day. We may not think twice about having access to our favorite potato chips on a regular basis, when someone else may consider them to be a luxury item. It is... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:06:05 EST $2,550 donation made to Gilmore Center http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50161733/$2550-donation-made-to-Gilmore-Center Close to 500 people came out for a benefit concert for the Gilmore Center held on July 26 at Bickley's Lake. Those in attendance were treated to a fun evening of music provided by The Soul Purpose Band and the Grains of Sand and had a part in... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:54:02 EST