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BOC approves grant request for turning lane on 36

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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 issues as a main concern.

 

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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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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Skateboarders ask City Council to repeal helmet rule at skate park

Some local skateboard enthusiasts got what may have been their first taste of using their rights as citizens when they came before the Thomaston City Council on April 1, 2014 with a request to remove the helmet requirement from usage of the skate park at the Civic Center.Adam Crummie and a group of his friends and fellow skateboarders brought a petition to the meeting, seeking relief from the helmet rule at the park. Crummie presented the issue during the public comment portion of ...

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TUAC presents ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ Friday and Sunday at Fine Arts Center

The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council is presenting “Always A Bridesmaid,” on Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center.

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