It is often thought, those who are the most willing to help a person out are the ones who know what it is like to be in their position. Denise McCormick of Thomaston feels that way when it comes to providing clothes to children in need because she was once a child who had an empty closet and had to borrow clothes from a friend just to be able to go to school. With that thought in mind, she is collecting clothes for an upcoming mission trip to an orphanage in Africa and is seeking the help of the Thomaston community in completing this task. She will be stationed in the Colony Bank parking lot this Saturday, March 8, and Saturday, March 15, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. for anyone who wishes to drop off a donation for the cause.
The Thomaston Times is joining fire departments all across America in the annual “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” campaign. This life-saving program encourages people to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks. The time change occurs this year on Sunday, March 9.Since 1987, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Energizer batteries have joined forces to raise awareness that non-working smoke alarms are often responsible ...
Ashley Biles|The Thomaston TimesUpson-Lee South Elementary students participated in a coloring contest for Arbor Day. Pictured are the winners of the Arbor Day Coloring Contest, (l-r) Dr. LaSharon McClain, ULSE Principal; Colton Cagle, first grade; Kate Montano, second grade; Jamiyah Montgomery, kindergarten; Elizabeth Rojas, third grade; NaQuan Woodard, third grade; Priscilla Blackburn, kindergarten; and Damani Kenan, second grade. The students received certificates and a $25 chec...
ATLANTA –Thomaston, Ga., was awarded a $2,700,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors recently.The loan will finance replacing approximately 4 miles of failing water mains within the Hightower subdivision and Thomaston’s central commercial district. Thomaston will also install new hydrants, valves, service lines, and meters that will connect to the existing water mains in the project a...
Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following Fraud Warning on Friday, February 28, 2014:The Upson County Sheriff’s Office has received several recent reports of telephone fraud. Someone has contacted several residents by telephone and claimed to be from the Upson Sheriff’s Office stating that the victims have an outstanding warrant for their arrest for not attending jury duty. The caller then solicits a credit card number and explains they can take payment for ...
Larry Stanford|The Thomaston TimesThomaston Sertoman Russ Bridges (center) shakes hands with Upson County Manager Jim Wheeless (left) and Thomaston City Councilman Don Greathouse (right) after they signed declarations naming February 17-21, 2014 at Sertoma Freedom Week. Due to the ice storm, the declarations were not signed until last Thursday, with Wheeless signing for Commission Chairman Rusty Blackston and Greathouse signing for Mayor Hays Arnold. Sertoma celebrates Presidents D...
Upson County incurred a preliminary total of $100,512.49 for expenses during the ice storm last month, Upson EMA director Martha Anne McCarty told the Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting last week. She noted that hopefully FEMA will be able to reimburse some of the money for expenses if a Presidential declaration is issued as expected.“The breakdown (of covering the cost) of this is 75 percent from FEMA; 10 percent from GEMA and 15 percent local, which can be cove...
When Selina Rung boarded a plan last summer and traveled over 8,000 from her home in Taipei, Taiwan to Thomaston, Georgia, she was unsure of what the next year would bring, but she knew it would be an experience she would never forget. Being an exchange student has been a dream of the sophomore for as long as she can remember and she has loved living with her host family, Robby and Sarah Armstrong, along with their two children, Addie and John.
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