Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:47:49 EST 1800 Look out for deer http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150609111/Look-out-for-deer 'It's beginning to look a lot like… deer in the road season.' The Upson County Sheriff's Office had accident reports on six vehicles that hit deer or were hit by deer from November 8 to Nov. 15. One of the accidents was a... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:06:02 EST Thurston VFD showing dangers of deep fry turkey Saturday at 2 p.m. http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150609659/Thurston-VFD-showing-dangers-of-deep-fry-turkey-Saturday-at-2-p.m. Deep-fried turkey is one of the most delicious ways to serve turkey at Thanksgiving, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. According to the U. S. Fire Administration, about 2,000 homes in the United States catch fire from deep frying turkeys... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:45:01 EST City Council okay’s $175K in 4 minutes http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150560359/City-Council-okays-$175K-in-4-minutes The Thomaston City Council is known for not wasting time in their meetings, and they proved it November 4, with the meeting going from approval of minutes to adjournment in four minutes and 10 seconds. Plus, they did it while approving $175,000 in... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:08:07 EST Food drive at Ritz Theatre During ‘The Hunger Games’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150560435/Food-drive-at-Ritz-Theatre-During-The-Hunger-Games Mentioning the words “The Hunger Games” in a conversation can bring different thoughts to different people. Some may think of the Hollywood blockbuster starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth; while others may think... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:14:02 EST Upward Bound champs! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150560095/Upward-Bound-champs The Upward Bound Math Science program from Upson-Lee High School attended the Georgia TRiO Student Initiatives and Leadership Conference on Saturday, Nov. 8, at The University of Georgia in Athens. The conference is hosted annually by the Georgia... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:51:02 EST James Dawkins receives Lifetime Achievement Award http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150560249/James-Dawkins-receives-Lifetime-Achievement-Award Whenever the topics of recreation league sports or the Civic Center come up in conversation, you can be sure that Coach James Dawkins' name is soon to follow. Throughout the community he is admired for his decades of work with the youth in the... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:00:02 EST T-U Chamber’s 68th Annual Banquet http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150542325/T-U-Chambers-68th-Annual-Banquet Traditions of Thomaston was chosen for the 2014 “Here's Looking at You” award. Pictured are owners Ken and Melody Gaskins with their family, staff of Traditions, Incoming Chamber Chairman David Castleberry and Chamber President Lori... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:41:03 EST Textile workers’ contributions to war remembered http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150526478/Textile-workers-contributions-to-war-remembered Everyone knows that historically, Thomaston is a mill town; in fact it is likely that you could name at least five people who have worked in the mills right off the top of your head. But did you know the local textile workers have played a part in... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:15:07 EST Veterans Day ceremonies from around Upson http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150518006/Veterans-Day-ceremonies-from-around-Upson Upson County veterans gather for a group photo following the annual Veterans Day Program by the Upson-Lee High School NJROTC unit, held at Greatest Generation Memorial Park. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:08:03 EST From pianos to plays, plenty to do this weekend http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150526540/From-pianos-to-plays-plenty-to-do-this-weekend Halloween is over. Football season is over (locally). Thanksgiving is still two weeks away. What is there to do in Upson County this weekend? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:08:04 EST Vets remembered http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150526353/Vets-remembered The City of Yatesville held its first Veterans Day program Tuesday afternoon in a city field marked with 53 white crosses honoring 53 deceased veterans. Each cross has the name and war a veteran fought in, or the name and service of a veteran who did... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:07:05 EST EOC Center on track for renovations http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150452716/EOC-Center-on-track-for-renovations The Emergency Operations Center that serves the Emergency Management Association is on track for renovations, thanks to a grant application approved by the county commissioners and submitted recently by EMA Director Martha Anne McCarty. The... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:22:02 EST VFD requests not meeting SPLOST requirements http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150452677/VFD-requests-not-meeting-SPLOST-requirements In the 2011 SPLOST, the Upson County Commissioners designated $500,000 to go towards the purchase of equipment and facilities for the volunteer fire departments, however there is some question as to what items can and cannot legally be purchased with... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:06:02 EST Col. Steve Melton receives Legion of Merit Medal http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150452435/Col.-Steve-Melton-receives-Legion-of-Merit-Medal Colonel Stephen C. Melton, a native of Thomaston, was recently awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:06:01 EST Veterans Day 2014 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150452204/Veterans-Day-2014 Today marks the 60th anniversary of Veteran's Day, a day set aside to honor and remember the men and women who have served in the military and defended our country throughout the years. It is a day to say thank you, because it is by the efforts... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:10:02 EST Council approves relief from zoning moratorium for local home owner http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150393616/Council-approves-relief-from-zoning-moratorium-for-local-home-owner A little over a month after the Thomaston City Council approved a 12-month moratorium on zoning changes, they faced their first emergency relief issue with the moratorium. The council approved the moratorium on September 2, and a request by Jim... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:34:02 EST ‘Romeo & Juliet - The Rock Concert’ coming http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150443216/Romeo--Juliet---The-Rock-Concert-coming Upson County, hold onto your hats! 'Romeo and Juliet, - The Rock Concert,' hits the stage of the R. E. Lee Auditorium on Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m., and again Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 06:20:01 EST Textile workers focus of Nov. 8 program by Historical Society http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150443532/Textile-workers-focus-of-Nov.-8-program-by-Historical-Society When we think about those who served during any of the wars over the last century, the first people who come to mind are those who were in the military and rightfully so. The men and women who have served and are serving in the branches of the Armed... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 06:43:02 EST Residents reminded of numbers requirement http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150393491/Residents-reminded-of-numbers-requirement Citizens of unincorporated Upson County are being reminded of two new requirements they need to participate in: the address sign ordinance and the garbage collection services. Those who fail to comply with the requirements will be subject to... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:23:10 EST Shook wins Leadership Award http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150393446/Shook-wins-Leadership-Award Dr. Maggie V. Shook, Superintendent of Thomaston-Upson Schools, was recognized as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Bill Barr Leadership Award on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Georgia School Superintendents Association's (GSSA) Fall... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 06:17:05 EST