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Council hears from residents about Tobin

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A crowd of nearly 200 people filled the R.E. Lee Auditorium for the Thomaston City Council meeting last Thursday to voice their opinions to the mayor and council on Thomaston Police Officer Phillip Tobin. Of the roughly 25 people who spoke, the majority expressed their desire to see Tobin fired from the force for allegedly causing torment to citizens by using excessive force and brutality by a police officer.

 

Majority of weather sirens are installed

Thanks to a Response and Recovery grant program through FEMA and GEMA, Upson County was able to install six additional weather sirens throughout the county in hopes of giving better coverage to warn citizens of inclement weather. Upson County EMA Director Martha Anne McCarty told the county commissioners at their meeting last week, that the EMA is in the process of wrapping the project up and of the $46,387.24 that the county had to pay upfront, $39,429.15 is reimbursable from the state. She ...

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Dr. L. L. Allen retiring after serving Thomaston for 50 years

Dr. Lawrence L. Allen was honored last week with a proclamation designating July 11, 2014 as “Dr. L.L. Allen Day” in the City of Thomaston, upon his retirement from practicing medicine in Thomaston over the last 50 years. Mayor Hays Arnold made the declaration during a ceremony held at the government complex last Friday with many family and friends in attendance.

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Summer lunch program feeding 600

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Yatesville to honor veterans with flags and crosses

The City of Yatesville is looking for the names of a “few good men and women” who served in the military and are from Yatesville. The city plans to honor them on Veterans Day with their names, services, and wars on crosses with American flags attached. The crosses will be placed in a field downtown for all to see and visit.Last month, Mayor Cecil Moncrief told the city council of his travel through Hampton, Georgia on Memorial Day and seeing hundreds of white crosses wi...

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Sheriff’s Office looking into number of thefts and burglaries

Investigators for the Upson County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a variety of thefts and burglaries that have occurred around the county over the last couple of weeks.

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Sen. Fort requests GBI widen TPD investigation

ATLANTA - Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) has sent the following letter to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan asking him to investigate the entire Thomaston Police Department in light of grievances filed against Officer Phillip Tobin and other law enforcement officials:Dear Director Keenan:I have previously requested that you investigate the actions of Officer Phillip Tobin regarding the incident of June 11th when Tobin tased Kelcey Rockmore. After a c...

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Medicine for the soul

I learned a long time ago that this business can affect your perspective of the world.When I was in law school I received class credit for prosecuting cases one semester. So, they sent me to traffic court. There were about 50 cases. All of them involved driving offenses. Most were minor, but there were enough tragedies to make me jumpy and overly cautious as I drove home.A few years later I noticed how juvenile crimes tainted the impression that a few law enforcement off...

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