Over the past few months, there has been talk of Upson County being labeled a “dying community” due to an analysis that was presented during a MEAG Power meeting where Mayor Hays Arnold was present. The designation was due to more people leaving the community than those coming in. However, we here at The Thomaston Times believe Upson County has the opportunity for new growth as there are several young adults who have chosen to make this community their home. Some have moved back to their hometown of Thomaston and others have moved into the area from all across the state; but what is important is they are making a life in Upson County and are participating in making this community the best that it can be.
With all of this in mind, we decided those people should be recognized for all that they do and we will be creating a “Top 40 under 40” section in the paper. For 10 weeks we will run profile stories celebrating the individuals who make the list and this is where we need the help of our readers. If there is a person you feel deserves to be on the list, has made a difference in the community, works in Upson County and is under 40 years of age, then we want to know who they are. We are asking you to send us their name, place of employment and a brief reason as to why you are nominating them. Please email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 7, 2013.