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Ashley Biles

Position: Associate Editor
E-Mail Address: abiles@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 706-647-5414


About Ashley Biles

Ashley Biles joined The Thomaston Times staff in May of 2009 and has been the Associate Editor since January of 2010. She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. in Journalism. Ashley covers local government meetings, events in the community and all things in between. She has always had a passion for writing and believes that everyone has a story to tell, you just have to be willing to look for it. To her, the highlight of her job is getting to meet many interesting people throughout the community and being afforded the opportunity to tell their story.

Latest Stories by Ashley Biles

Citizens can now report issues to county online

Residents of unincorporated Upson County now have a new way to report issues they notice throughout the community with the rollout of the Citizen Request Portal. Upson County IT Director Robert Haney told the Board of Commissioners this will allow citizens another way to communicate with their county government on the issues of trash service, water

Early voting for the E-SPLOST (Education Special Local Option Sales Tax) began yesterday and will continue through Friday, March 13. Citizens may vote Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. at the Registrar's Office located in the Drake building of the Government Complex. Those who do not early vote will have the opportunity to go to the p

Vote for ESPLOST

Early voting for the E-SPLOST (Education Special Local Option Sales Tax) began yesterday and will continue through Friday, March 13. Citizens may vote Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. at the Registrar's Office located in the Drake building of the Government Complex. Those who do not early vote will have the opportunity to go to the p

It is not every day that a local author gets recognized by Georgia's Senate and House of Representatives for their accomplishments, but is also not every day that said author is a middle school student either. Jada R. Gresham, a seventh grader at Upson-Lee Middle School, published her first book, “How to Rob the Tooth Fairy,” earlier th

State honors Jada

It is not every day that a local author gets recognized by Georgia's Senate and House of Representatives for their accomplishments, but is also not every day that said author is a middle school student either. Jada R. Gresham, a seventh grader at Upson-Lee Middle School, published her first book, “How to Rob the Tooth Fairy,” earlier th

On March 17, residents of Upson County will have the opportunity to vote to renew the one cent ESPLOST, an Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The one cent tax goes solely to supporting the Thomaston-Upson School System and has been in place since 2002; it will not change the existing sales tax for Upson County. T-U Schools Deputy Sup

ESPLOST covers cuts

On March 17, residents of Upson County will have the opportunity to vote to renew the one cent ESPLOST, an Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The one cent tax goes solely to supporting the Thomaston-Upson School System and has been in place since 2002; it will not change the existing sales tax for Upson County. T-U Schools Deputy Sup

It is not every day that you find a non-profit organization that donates 100 percent of the money they raise to the cause they are supporting, yet that is exactly what Race For The Wounded does and to top it off, it is based right here in Thomaston. The organization takes wounded military combat veterans on off-road races in efforts to help them in

Race for Wounded

It is not every day that you find a non-profit organization that donates 100 percent of the money they raise to the cause they are supporting, yet that is exactly what Race For The Wounded does and to top it off, it is based right here in Thomaston. The organization takes wounded military combat veterans on off-road races in efforts to help them in

In order to keep the area secure and family friendly, the Upson County Commissioners passed a lease agreement at their meeting held on January 27 for a deputy to live in the home at the entrance to Sprewell Bluff. The mobile home is on the Upson County owned portion of land and will house a deputy of the Upson County Sheriff's Department.
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BOC approves lease for park security

In order to keep the area secure and family friendly, the Upson County Commissioners passed a lease agreement at their meeting held on January 27 for a deputy to live in the home at the entrance to Sprewell Bluff. The mobile home is on the Upson County owned portion of land and will house a deputy of the Upson County Sheriff's Department. “W

Installing a gas line in the Industrial Park was a big topic of discussion at the first meeting of 2015 of the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority, held on Monday, January 26. The gas line has been on the minds of the TUIDA for a while now as it is something industry prospects often inquire about when looking at a location. There was $

TUIDA looking for funds for gas line

Installing a gas line in the Industrial Park was a big topic of discussion at the first meeting of 2015 of the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority, held on Monday, January 26. The gas line has been on the minds of the TUIDA for a while now as it is something industry prospects often inquire about when looking at a location. There was $

When it comes time for the City Council election this fall, there will be at least two familiar names on the ballot as both current councilmembers up for re-election, Patsy Perdue and Gary Atwater, have announced they will be seeking re-election for their districts. The announcement was made at the January 20 Thomaston City Council meeting. Thomast

Atwater, Perdue seeking re-elections

When it comes time for the City Council election this fall, there will be at least two familiar names on the ballot as both current councilmembers up for re-election, Patsy Perdue and Gary Atwater, have announced they will be seeking re-election for their districts. The announcement was made at the January 20 Thomaston City Council meeting. Thomast

Have you ever walked along a path and wondered what may lie just beneath the ground's surface? Perhaps you have strolled along the banks of the Flint River and dreamed of finding some buried treasure from long ago and thought it could be possible if only you had some type of equipment, like a metal detector, to alert you to the contents underground

No detectors at Bluff

Have you ever walked along a path and wondered what may lie just beneath the ground's surface? Perhaps you have strolled along the banks of the Flint River and dreamed of finding some buried treasure from long ago and thought it could be possible if only you had some type of equipment, like a metal detector, to alert you to the contents underground





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