The ULHS Beta Club is sponsoring the 2nd annual Heart To Heart Memorial Quilt charitable fundraiser. For a $10 donation you will receive a 3’x3’ square of fabric to decorate in memory or in honor of a loved one. Your $10 donation will be given to the charity of your choice. The ULHS Beta Club will not keep any of the money raised; every penny of your donation goes to the charity you designate.
Thomaston native Kornelius Bankston is on the cutting edge of a new technology for early detection of prostate cancer. He is the co-founder of pH Medical Devices, a medical device company which is currently working to create a urine based test for early detection of the disease that is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, second to only lung cancer. Bankston and the company recently launched a social media campaign called “I am your…” to raise not only f...
Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on the Upson-Lee High School NJROTC Rifle Team, which recently won the Navy National Championship. Part 2 will be in the Tuesday, March 18, 2014 issue.The Upson-Lee NJROTC Rifle Team leaves next Wednesday for Camp Perry, Ohio, to take part in the All Service National Championship. They will be going up against 19 of the best overall teams within each branch of the JROTC program, including Navy, Army, Air Force and Ma...
Ashley Biles|The Thomaston TimesEach year the Thomaston Sertoma Club passes out copies of the Declaration of Independence to Upson-Lee North Elementary fourth graders for Presidents Day. This year the club was delayed a little while due to the ice storm and school closing, however they met at the school on Thursday, March 6 to distribute the documents and speak to the classes about the importance of the Declaration of Independence. In the group photo are students of Heather Rawls...
Thirty-five churches, businesses and organizations are joining together for the first Reimagine Thomaston event, which will be held this Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Park Lane Play Place, 202 Park Lane in Thomaston. While the majority of the groups are from the Upson County area, some are coming from as far away as Pensacola, Florida to take part.
The Thomaston Police Department has issued a lookout for a missing or runaway 17-year-old female identified as Mary Ellen Goodman. She is described as being 5’4” tall, 135 pounds, with black, green and purple hair, short on one side and long on the other, with two bottom lip piercings. Color and type of clothing she had on is unknown at this time. Her last known address was 729 West Main Street in Thomaston, and she was last seen on West Main Street about 10 p.m. Monday evening. S...
When you stop to think about it, there are many terrible diseases in this world that cut too many people’s lives short; however, the ones that are often thought to be the most dreadful are the ones that take or affect the lives of children. Statistics show nearly one in every 300 boys and one in every 333 girls will be diagnosed with childhood cancer before their 20th birthday and in the United States more children are lost to cancer than any other disease. Many of us who have personall...
Don’t expect to see any changes on the Upson County Board of Commissioners or the Thomaston-Upson Board of Education. The two incumbent County Commissioners and the three incumbent Board of Education members were the only ones to qualify for their respective positions last week.Upson County Election Supervisor Brenda Dawson issued the following release Friday afternoon:“Qualifying ended at 12 p.m. today, March 7, 2014. We had three Nonpartisan and two Republi...
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