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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.

 

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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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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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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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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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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