Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:14:10 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 Wearing a baseball cap the right way! http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151437894/Wearing-a-baseball-cap-the-right-way I really enjoy wearing baseball caps! I have a collection of over 200 caps from major league baseball teams, minor league baseball teams, and colleges. I also have about 20 Upson-Lee caps and even a few odd caps of things like NASCAR and some... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:52 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 Police Officers: Authority and Accountability http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151428767/Police-Officers:-Authority-and-Accountability America is not a police state. This is not a country in which the arm of justice is empowered to pursue arbitrary and selfish goals. Instead, America is a land of laws that restrict harm, damage, selfishness, and the arbitrary use of force by police... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:20:51 EST Cats down Oaks, fall to ACA http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151437909/Cats-down-Oaks-fall-to-ACA Last Tuesday Flint River traveled to Decatur to take on Academy of the Oaks. For the first time this season the Wildcats found themselves in a fairly comfortable position. They were able to easily handle the opposing team and won 62-34. This also... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:10:53 EST Lady Cats dominate Fire Birds http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151437906/Lady-Cats-dominate-Fire-Birds On Monday, January 12, the Lady Cats traveled to Atlanta to play the Academy of the Oaks. From the beginning, the ladies absolutely dominated both defensively and offensively. They scored 30 points in the first half and held their opponent to 5. With... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:10:51 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 UL dominates Hornets http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151439090/UL-dominates-Hornets Many new schools can expect a period of growing pains. Take Westside-Macon for example. When they opened in 1997, they had zero seniors, and struggled in athletics for a couple of years. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:00:51 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 A clash of attitudes http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151428679/A-clash-of-attitudes A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the retrial of two armed robbers/kidnappers. The courts had overturned their earlier convictions because of an undisclosed relationship between the judge and the lawyer of one of the defendants. We convicted them... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:15:51 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 To Brayden from Ah: ‘Happy Birthday!’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151428362/To-Brayden-from-Ah:-Happy-Birthday On this day three years ago, a very special boy came into my life. My nephew, Brayden, was born on January 23, 2012 and my dream of becoming an aunt finally came true. Nothing has brought me more joy than watching him grow up and I cannot believe that... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:10:51 EST Key games ahead for UL http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151437916/Key-games-ahead-for-UL The high school basketball regular season is coming down the stretch, as teams scramble for seedings in their region tournaments. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:15:52 EST