Larry Stanford

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


About Larry Stanford

Larry joined The Thomaston Times on January 18, 2010. Larry has been a newspaper journalist for 21 years, with 18 years as an editor. He was editor of The Henry Herald in McDonough GA, Jackson Progress-Argus in Jackson, GA, Henry County Record in McDonough and The Henry County Times. “I love community newspapers and enjoy working with the people of Thomaston/Upson County,” stated Larry. ”I am happy to be a part of the staff of The Thomaston Times as we continue to provide our readers with the best news coverage possible.”

Latest Stories by Larry Stanford

Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times
Members of the John Houstoun Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gather around Thomaston Mayor Hays Arnold as he signs a resolution making the week of September 17-23,2104 Constitution Week in the city of Thomaston. Sept. 17, 2014 is Constitution Day. The purpose of the observance week is to promo

Constitution Week honored with Thomaston resolution

Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Members of the John Houstoun Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gather around Thomaston Mayor Hays Arnold as he signs a resolution making the week of September 17-23,2104 Constitution Week in the city of Thomaston. Sept. 17, 2014 is Constitution Day. The purpose of the observance week is to promo

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 Moncrief wanted to get across at the Yatesville City Council meeting last Monday.
“To bring

'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 Moncrief wanted to get across at the Yatesville City Council meeting last Monday. “To bring

“We are U-L!” That is the new chant being heard in the Thomaston-Upson School System, especially among the high school sports teams. New Upson-Lee High School Athletic Director Stephen Boyd came before the Thomaston-Upson Board of Education Tuesday night to give them an update on the efforts being made to improve spirit in the schools a

Knights hope for spirited turnout at game tonight

“We are U-L!” That is the new chant being heard in the Thomaston-Upson School System, especially among the high school sports teams. New Upson-Lee High School Athletic Director Stephen Boyd came before the Thomaston-Upson Board of Education Tuesday night to give them an update on the efforts being made to improve spirit in the schools a

I hope you've recovered from the Smoke On The Water Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival held last weekend. Because there is still plenty more to do in September, beginning with the Dissipating Disparities Expo this Saturday at the Civic Center. Here's a listing, by date, of some of the things happening in Upson County:
September 20, 2014
Dissipatin

Dissipating Disparities Expo is Saturday

I hope you've recovered from the Smoke On The Water Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival held last weekend. Because there is still plenty more to do in September, beginning with the Dissipating Disparities Expo this Saturday at the Civic Center. Here's a listing, by date, of some of the things happening in Upson County: September 20, 2014 Dissipatin

While an elevator security video, the struggling economy, immigration, and ISIS invading Iraq grab national headlines, four Americans and their attorneys are fighting for their lives in a federal courtroom in Virginia. The four, who worked for the private security firm Blackwater at the time, are accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians and wounding 1

Is our judicial system using terrorist tactics?

While an elevator security video, the struggling economy, immigration, and ISIS invading Iraq grab national headlines, four Americans and their attorneys are fighting for their lives in a federal courtroom in Virginia. The four, who worked for the private security firm Blackwater at the time, are accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians and wounding 1

The Thomaston City Council unanimously approved a 12-month rezoning moratorium at their meeting on September 2. The moratorium will give the city time to update its aging zoning ordinance.
City Attorney Joel Bentley and City Manager Patrick Comiskey made the request for the moratorium to the council. Bentley said there are several reasons why a mo

City approves rezoning moratorium

The Thomaston City Council unanimously approved a 12-month rezoning moratorium at their meeting on September 2. The moratorium will give the city time to update its aging zoning ordinance. City Attorney Joel Bentley and City Manager Patrick Comiskey made the request for the moratorium to the council. Bentley said there are several reasons why a mo

Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times
King Richard overlooking the unloading and preparing of the No. 43 Eckrich Ford.
Karen Emory receiving the first Captain Herb Emory Community Service Award, named in memory of her husband, who died in April.
Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield was the Honorary Starter of the Great Clips/Feed the Children 300 on S

Scenes from the Labor Day Weekend NASCAR races at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times King Richard overlooking the unloading and preparing of the No. 43 Eckrich Ford. Karen Emory receiving the first Captain Herb Emory Community Service Award, named in memory of her husband, who died in April. Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield was the Honorary Starter of the Great Clips/Feed the Children 300 on S

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm Monday evening is believed to be the cause of a fire that totally destroyed a family's home. The Thomaston Fire Department and a number of Upson County volunteer fire departments responded to the fire call at 724 Trice Cemetery Road in Thomaston.
Danny and Carly Shumate and their family were away from the h

Family loses everything in house fire

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm Monday evening is believed to be the cause of a fire that totally destroyed a family's home. The Thomaston Fire Department and a number of Upson County volunteer fire departments responded to the fire call at 724 Trice Cemetery Road in Thomaston. Danny and Carly Shumate and their family were away from the h

Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times
Kasey Kayne and Kevin Harvick were the winners of the Labor Day Weekend NASCAR races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kahne was the big winner Sunday night, taking the checkered flag to win the Oral-B USA 500 and clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In the upper photo, Kahne (No. 5) comes up between Matt Kens

Kahne, Harvick win races at AMS

Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Kasey Kayne and Kevin Harvick were the winners of the Labor Day Weekend NASCAR races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kahne was the big winner Sunday night, taking the checkered flag to win the Oral-B USA 500 and clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In the upper photo, Kahne (No. 5) comes up between Matt Kens

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson says the United States needs to re-establish itself as a world leader in foreign affairs by taking care of those who seek to harm us. Isakson and State Representative Johnnie Caldwell were the speakers at the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Business Luncheon on August 27, sponsored by the Thomaston-U

U. S. needs to be more aggressive in Middle East, says Isakson

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson says the United States needs to re-establish itself as a world leader in foreign affairs by taking care of those who seek to harm us. Isakson and State Representative Johnnie Caldwell were the speakers at the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Business Luncheon on August 27, sponsored by the Thomaston-U

Two suspects in a series of armed robberies in Thomaston were arrested Tuesday evening following a manhunt that covered an area that covered the Farview Apartments and Golden Living Center on Avenue F all the way up through a wooded area to Knight Trail.
There have been three armed robberies in the Thomaston area since August 12. The first occurre

Manhunt nabs two armed robbery suspects

Two suspects in a series of armed robberies in Thomaston were arrested Tuesday evening following a manhunt that covered an area that covered the Farview Apartments and Golden Living Center on Avenue F all the way up through a wooded area to Knight Trail. There have been three armed robberies in the Thomaston area since August 12. The first occurre

The Thomaston Police Department, aided by a number of other law enforcement agencies, was hunting for an armed robbery suspect in the Knight Trail/Avenue F wooded area, the nearby apartments, and Golden Living Center. It is believed that two suspects were originally being sought. One was caught Tuesday afternoon, but the other escaped on foot and w

The Thomaston Police Department, aided by a number of other law enforcement agencies, was hunting for an armed robbery suspect in the Knight Trail/Avenue F wooded area, the nearby apartments, and Golden Living Center. It is believed that two suspects were originally being sought. One was caught Tuesday afternoon, but the other escaped on foot and w

The Yatesville City Council is finalizing plans and is ready to begin taking request forms for their new Yatesville Veterans Memorial Markers. Modeled after similar markers used in Hampton, Georgia, the markers will feature a white wooden cross with the deceased veteran's name, war or conflict he or she served in, and if they were killed in action

Yatesville seeks veterans' names for flag memorials

The Yatesville City Council is finalizing plans and is ready to begin taking request forms for their new Yatesville Veterans Memorial Markers. Modeled after similar markers used in Hampton, Georgia, the markers will feature a white wooden cross with the deceased veteran's name, war or conflict he or she served in, and if they were killed in action

For the third Thomaston City Council meeting in a row, residents protesting against Officer Phillip Tobin and the June incident where he tasered Kelcey Roquemore, packed the meeting, held this time in the Archives Building's basement meeting room. At the August 19 meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head presided, as Mayor Hays Arnold was recovering from e

Tobin protest continues, second video shown

For the third Thomaston City Council meeting in a row, residents protesting against Officer Phillip Tobin and the June incident where he tasered Kelcey Roquemore, packed the meeting, held this time in the Archives Building's basement meeting room. At the August 19 meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head presided, as Mayor Hays Arnold was recovering from e

Beginning in 2015, every state and local government entity – cities, counties, school systems, water authorities, etc. - that provides their employees with retirement benefits must begin reporting how much they contribute to pension liabilities and expenses. In some cases, this could add millions of dollars of liabilities that previously did

Pension disclosures will mean more transparency for local entities

Beginning in 2015, every state and local government entity – cities, counties, school systems, water authorities, etc. - that provides their employees with retirement benefits must begin reporting how much they contribute to pension liabilities and expenses. In some cases, this could add millions of dollars of liabilities that previously did




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