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Bickley Reeves wins annual ‘If I Were Mayor’ essay contest

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Bickley Reeves is the winner of this year’s ‘If I Was Mayor’ Essay Contest. Dawson Fleming is the runner-up. The contest is part of the annual Make Thomaston Shine and Georgia Cities Week. The Top 10 essay finalists were honored at the Thomaston City Council meeting Tuesday night.Thomaston Mayor Hays Arnold was absent from the meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head said Arnold was attending a Georgia Department of Transportation meeting in Atlanta to promote the Import/Export Highway.Head, who presided in the mayor’s absence, praised the students for their hard work, stating that is it is encouraging to see students taking an interest in their community and government, since they are the future leaders of Thomaston.

 

Penny ponders: Girls’ weekend

We planned to attend our first auction. It was “girls weekend” with Mom and daughter. With my husband out of state, I wanted to try something different and the auction sign called to us. But that wasn’t until Saturday night. For me, there is nothing like enjoying one on one time with my daughter. She’s getting older and spending more and more time with friends and in activities. I now look at my calendar to find an open weekend. I grab the rare open squares and pen in ...

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“A tough pill to swallow”

The Upson-Lee Knights traveled to Griffin on Wednesday to face the No. 8 state ranked Bears. The Knights entered the game in the midst of a playoff hunt. Upson-Lee, Woodland, and Dutchtown are battling for the fourth and final playoff spot, as the end of the regular season is just around the corner.

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BOE changing monthly meeting time to 6 p.m

The Thomaston-Upson Board of Education voted 7-0 to change their regular meeting times from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. The action came at their regular BOE meeting on April 8.School Superintendent Dr. Maggie Shook brought up the issue, stating the board had talked about it at their last work session.“Several board members expressed starting the meeting at 6 p.m.” Dr. Shook said. “If the board would like to do this, I think it would give an opportunity for some pe...

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Rec League Softball recaps

Chaos: 19Gator Girls: 4Darbi Callaway led the way for Chaos with three hits and two runs scored, as Chaos defeated the Gator Girls by a 19-4 score in just four innings. Callaway also pitched for Chaos, allowing four runs, but all four were unearned. Callaway also struck out five batters in the game.Bethany Smith and Kimberly White each tallied two hits, while Nicole Cummings, Chelsea Graham, and Hope Napoletano each chipped in...

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Group ‘springs forward and rides’ to fight childhood obesity

Imagine growing up with physical conditions related to being overweight? Being called horrible names or ridiculed? This is what the “Spring Forward and Ride” theme represents for the bicycle ride for many bikers on Saturday. The bikers represented the “The Neighbor Next Door Foundation, Inc., which Lavance Brown and Eboni Chillis are the manager and the co-manager respectively. Mr. Brown stated “The goals of this foundation is to provide an outlet to healthy habits, un...

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‘Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners…’, Martha Anne McCrary remains Upson EMA Director

“Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners of Upson County, I have been directed to contact Miss Martha Anne McCarty. She has agreed to continue to be the EMA Director here at Upson County. There will be no status change. Everything will remain the same as it was a week ago.”Six days after Upson County Commission Chairman Rusty Blackston called Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Martha Anne McCarty into his office and told her she was being relieved of h...

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2014 Track & Field Senior Night

Upson-Lee senior Jaleesa GibsonUpson-Lee senior Melissa DraimeUpson-Lee senior Brian ReveireUpson-Lee senior Taylor York

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BOC approves grant request for turning lane on 36

After speaking at last week’s board of commission meeting, Kyle Fletcher, Executive Director for the T-U Industrial Development Authority, gained the county’s support on a LMIG (Local Maintenance Improvement Grant) application for a turn lane on Highway 36 at Ben Hill Road. Fletcher told the board the proposed turn lane is needed at the entrance to Interfor (formerly Keadle Lumber) due to the forthcoming increase in truck traffic with the expansion of the plant and citing safety i...

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Opening Day Baseball 2014

On Saturday the Thomaston-Upson County Recreational Department opened up their 2014 recreational league baseball season at the Civic Center. With perfect weather shining down, boys from ages 7-12 enjoyed the start of another season playing America’s pastime. Here are some game recaps from Opening Day Baseball action on Saturday.Dixie Boy’s (Ages 12 & Under)United Bank Astros: 4Kiwanis Club Cubs: 3...

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10 arrested for meth manufacture after search of residence

Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore submitted the following press releases:In the pre-dawn hours of April 3, 2014 law enforcement officers from the Upson County Sheriff’s Office, Thomaston Police Department and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence located at 1721 Pickard Rd. in Upson County. The warrant was issued as a result of a drug investigation. Debris was located on the property that is consistent with waste left over from t...

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Studying retired numbers

One way that sports’ teams honor their former players, coaches, and managers is to retire the uniform number that they wore during their career. These numerals are normally displayed in the team’s stadium in some manner, usually on the outfield fence or wall. The concept of retired numbers is an interesting one to study. Since the 2014 baseballs season is just starting, I’ll take a short look at their retired numbers.

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John Michael Williams named CrossPointe STAR Student

SubmittedCrossPointe Christian Academy is proud to name John Michael Williams as its Star Student for the 2013-14 school year. Star Student is awarded annually to a senior making the highest score on a single test date on the three part SAT exam, as well as placing in the top tier of his or her graduating class, based on GPA.

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Upson-Lee golf team remains undefeated in match play

Last season the Knights missed a chance to advance to the GHSA 4A Sectionals by just three strokes. After posting a score of 343 in the Region 4 Tournament at Georgia National Golf Club in McDonough last season, Upson-Lee finished as the Region 4 Runners-Up to Spalding, but failed to shoot the Sectional qualifying score of 340.

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No furlough days in school calendar

Thanks to the Georgia General Assembly approving the restoration of approximately $314 million of the $1 billion in yearly austerity reductions to the state’s education budget, for the first time since 2010, there will be no furlough days for school staff and a full 180-day calendar for students.

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Reliable eye-witness testimony can’t be beat

Some scholars are studying eye-witness testimony. They claim it is unreliable. They want legislation to restrict its use in court.I wish they could have heard the victim in a trial last week in Fayette.The facts of the case are horrible.Our victim is a successful businesswoman. Late one night three masked men broke into her home while was there. One pointed a shotgun at her head. Another began to beat her. They kept asking her where she kept the money....

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