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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

Christina Grace Wolverton, a senior at Upson-Lee High School, has been named the 2015 STAR Student. Grace, the daughter of Andrea Wolverton of Thomaston, named Jeremy Rooks, her chorus teacher, as her STAR Teacher. The presentation of the awards came at the January 27, 2015 meeting of the Thomaston Kiwanis Club, which sponsors the STAR Student and

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Christina Grace Wolverton, a senior at Upson-Lee High School, has been named the 2015 STAR Student. Grace, the daughter of Andrea Wolverton of Thomaston, named Jeremy Rooks, her chorus teacher, as her STAR Teacher. The presentation of the awards came at the January 27, 2015 meeting of the Thomaston Kiwanis Club, which sponsors the STAR Student and

Water issues continue to dominate the meetings of the Yatesville City Council. At their January meeting, Mayor Cecil Moncrief noted that another leak in a water line had been found. He said that they had some trouble getting anyone out who could actually fix the line until they called Jerry Gossett.
“We appreciate Jerry going right down ther

Water leaks still plague Yatesville

Water issues continue to dominate the meetings of the Yatesville City Council. At their January meeting, Mayor Cecil Moncrief noted that another leak in a water line had been found. He said that they had some trouble getting anyone out who could actually fix the line until they called Jerry Gossett. “We appreciate Jerry going right down ther

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 from the Upson County Sheriff's Office, the Thomaston Police Department, the Meriwether County Sheriff's Of

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 from the Upson County Sheriff's Office, the Thomaston Police Department, the Meriwether County Sheriff's Of

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 about 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday night in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred at Phagan's.

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 about 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday night in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred at Phagan's.

Gardner Newman Middle School honor roll

The following students were honored at Gardner Newman Middle School for the second nine weeks: Sixth grade Principal's list Will Alford, Ally Arp, Patrick Basie, Elizabeth Bautista, Madalyn Bozeman, Kristen Carter, Carson Childress, Madison Dennis, Jake Donnett, Jackson Everett, Aaron Fritchley, Ander Gay. Laquize Gilbert, Alanis Gonzalez-Orama,

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 Southern Crescent Technical College and hosted by the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce
Gretchen Corbin was a

Commissioner tells of programs DCA offers at Sun's 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 Southern Crescent Technical College and hosted by the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce Gretchen Corbin was a

City approves new rate increase for water and sewer

The Thomaston City Council unanimously approved the new water and sewer rate ordinance for 2015, which includes rate increases for both water and sewage. The action came at their January 6, 2015 meeting. “We're increasing the water rate by 22 cents per thousand gallons used, and the sewer rate increase is 16 cents per thousand gallons used,&

For the first four months of the school year, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a success in the Thomaston-Upson School System. The CEP allows schools that serve a large percentage of low-income children to offer free school meals to all students. Starting this school year, all students in the school system are receiving free breakfast a

Free breakfast, lunch program is a success

For the first four months of the school year, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a success in the Thomaston-Upson School System. The CEP allows schools that serve a large percentage of low-income children to offer free school meals to all students. Starting this school year, all students in the school system are receiving free breakfast a

This time next year, the City of Thomaston will have a new mayor for the first time in 12 years. Current Mayor Hays Arnold was first elected as mayor in 2004, and has won re-election each time his term has expired.
But last January, at a reception for The Thomaston Times' Top 40 Under 40 recipients, Mayor Arnold made the announcement that he would

Mayor's seat will be up for grabs in 2016

This time next year, the City of Thomaston will have a new mayor for the first time in 12 years. Current Mayor Hays Arnold was first elected as mayor in 2004, and has won re-election each time his term has expired. But last January, at a reception for The Thomaston Times' Top 40 Under 40 recipients, Mayor Arnold made the announcement that he would

Former GHSA Director Tommy Guillebeau passes

Former Georgia High School Association executive director Tommy Guillebeau, who was responsible for putting the high school football and basketball championships on TV and bringing high school football to the Georgia Dome, passed away at his home in Evans on Friday, January 9, 2015. He was 82. Mr. Guillebeau, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and

For a 21-year-old Thomaston woman, the first day of 2015 would prove to be her last day alive. According to a report from Upson County Sheriff's DeputyTimothy Salter, Alisha Marie Beavers died after the motorcycle she was a passenger on left the roadway at 840 Windsweep Farm Road and crashed.
The accident occurred about 5 p.m. on January 1, 2015.

Woman killed in New Year's Day motorcycle wreck

For a 21-year-old Thomaston woman, the first day of 2015 would prove to be her last day alive. According to a report from Upson County Sheriff's DeputyTimothy Salter, Alisha Marie Beavers died after the motorcycle she was a passenger on left the roadway at 840 Windsweep Farm Road and crashed. The accident occurred about 5 p.m. on January 1, 2015.

The year 2015 will signal a change for one longtime business in Thomaston. Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, which has been in business since 1893, is changing its name to Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Bob Fletcher and Darren Day are the new co-owners of the funeral home.
The business was started in 1893 by Bob Fletcher's great-grandfather, C. M. Pasley,

Pasley-Fletcher changes

The year 2015 will signal a change for one longtime business in Thomaston. Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, which has been in business since 1893, is changing its name to Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Bob Fletcher and Darren Day are the new co-owners of the funeral home. The business was started in 1893 by Bob Fletcher's great-grandfather, C. M. Pasley,

Freezing temperatures expected tonight

Get ready for freezing temps – they are coming in tonight! The low temperature tonight is expected to reach 15 degrees in Thomaston, with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour. A Wind Chill Advisory has been posted for most of central and north Georgia from 7 p.m. Wednesday night to 10 a.m. Thursday morning. A wind chill advisory means that ver

2014 was a busy year in Upson County, filled with many notable events. We have chosen to highlight the top news story (in our opinion) for each of the past 12 months, and present them to you as our look back at 2014. Below each of the stories are some of the other noteworthy headlines for that month. We are presenting the review in two parts. The f

Year in Review

2014 was a busy year in Upson County, filled with many notable events. We have chosen to highlight the top news story (in our opinion) for each of the past 12 months, and present them to you as our look back at 2014. Below each of the stories are some of the other noteworthy headlines for that month. We are presenting the review in two parts. The f

2014 began with a major court ruling in the way Thomaston and Upson County handle joint projects, and ended the District Attorney continuing to look into complaints filed against Thomaston Police Officer Phillip Tobin. In-between was an exciting year that seemed to go by fast on the pages of The Thomaston Times.
Everyone, I'm sure, has their own f

2014 Year in Review

2014 began with a major court ruling in the way Thomaston and Upson County handle joint projects, and ended the District Attorney continuing to look into complaints filed against Thomaston Police Officer Phillip Tobin. In-between was an exciting year that seemed to go by fast on the pages of The Thomaston Times. Everyone, I'm sure, has their own f





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