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Interfor uses Quick Start with new hires

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In recent weeks, 60 new hires of Interfor attended training classes at Southern Crescent Technical College through the Georgia Quick Start program. The employees were broken into two groups and each completed a four-day class, learning about the company and its policies. Georgia Quick Start is a nationally recognized program that has been providing high-quality training services to new or expanding businesses in the state since 1967.


Penny ponders: A secret garden

On those days you just want to get away from everything, I propose the “Secret Garden.” It’s not really called the Secret Garden, but it is a close to one in Middle Georgia as you can get. Massee Lane Gardens is the perfect get away. Be sure to take a picnic lunch with you.Located in Fort Valley, this floral gem is maintained by the American Camellia Society and has been its headquarters since 1968. Massee Gardens must be one of the most peaceful places we have be...

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2014 Upson-Lee Lady Knights Softball

2014 Upson-Lee Lady Knights Varsity2014 Upson-Lee Lady Knights Junior Varsity#4 Rachel Bridges- Sr.#9 Montana Schug- Jr.#8 Chelsea Wainwright- Sr.#12 Hannah Watson- Sr.#25 Kaylee Ellington- Sr.#6 Bethany Smith- Sr.#33 Olivia Lindsey- Fr.#14 Sarah Mast- Fr.#13 Taylor King- Fr.#42 Shimmie Traylor- Fr.#10 Vanessa Harp- Jr.#7 Mary Masdon McCrary- Fr....

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Lady Knights down Baldwin 11-0

Wes McCard/The Thomaston TimesUpson Lee freshman Olvia Lindsey rips a base hit in the Lady Knights 11-0 victory over Baldwin last week. The Lady Knights will be in action at home against Griffin and Perry, while hitting the road to take on Spalding. Upson Lee is currently 7-9 and 2-5 in region play.

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Special exception granted for site of Northridge Church

New life is being breathed into the old Hickory Ridge Golf Course with the location soon to be serving as the home to Northridge Church, a new church in town. The Upson County Planning Commission granted approval of a special exception for the property, which is zoned A-R, to house a church, after it was requested by the current property owner, Scott Laseter of Old Course Properties, LLC. According to Planning and Zoning Director Doug Currier, II, a zoning district of A-R allows for places of...

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Black Girls Rock honors cancer survivors

Nothing could stop the “Black Girls Rock,” from presenting a great program to honor the mothers of the community and breast cancer survivors.Event organizer Jennifer Rogers-Sullivan brought her talent to the stage at the Civic Center. The Mistress of Ceremony was Elder Charlotte Montgomery-Franklin, who is the first lady of Pleasant Grove Church.

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Four arrested for Hannah’s Mill robbery

Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press releases:Armed Robbery Suspects CaughtOn the night of August 24, 2014 there was an armed robbery at the Hannah’s Mill Convenience Store located at 1403 Hannah’s Mill Rd. in Upson County. Three males entered the store and robbed the attendant at gunpoint taking cash from the store. A fourth male remained outside as a lookout. There were six customers inside the store at the time of th...

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Constitution Week honored with Thomaston resolution

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Scenes from Upson-Lee vs. NE Macon

These ladies gather for a photo at while tailgating before the game.Kaite and Josh Ayer sporting their Upson Lee gear.Hunrgy? There was plenty of food at the tailgate party prior to kickoff.Jana Marks sang the National Anthem before the game.Here come the Knights, as they erupt out of the smoke entering the field.Kenderius Pennyman runs hard up the middle against the Raiders.Upson Lee’s David Marshall asking for the crowd...

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UL earns 125th victory with 44-6 domination of Northeast

125. That’s the number of wins Upson Lee now has in school history after a 44-6 dismantling of Northeast-Macon on Friday night. The victory improves Upson Lee’s record to 2-0 on the 2014 season, the first time the Knights have started 2-0 since 2007.Kenderius Pennyman rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns, while Kalen Puckett passed for 94 yards and a touchdown. The Knights’ special teams proved to be a big advantage, as Upson Lee blocked a punt and gave the K...

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Four arrested on federal drug charges

Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore and Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse issued the following press release on Tuesday, September 2, 2014:On Thursday, August 28, 2014 the Upson County Sheriff’s Office and the Thomaston Police Department were assisted by the U.S. Marshal’s Office in arresting four subjects for federal indictments on cocaine charges from the Federal Court in the Middle District of Macon, Georgia.The subjects arrested were identified as the fo...

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Where have all the D-1 prospects gone?

It is great to hear that Upson-Lee defensive tackle David Marshall has received a number of college scholarship offers from Division-1 college football teams. Although he is just a junior, David has obviously made a very positive impression on recruiters from schools like Ole Miss, Alabama, and Auburn. Hopefully he will continue to make progress and improve in order to get the opportunity to get a college education and play major college football.

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ULHS 9th graders get ‘Fresh Start’ at ceremony

For many students the start of their high school career can be rather daunting and the process of adjusting to a new school with new teachers and classmates can take a while. In order to help with the transition, Upson-Lee High School held its 3rd annual Fresh Start ceremony for the 9th grade class earlier this week at the Fine Arts Auditorium. The program is sponsored by Balfour and serves to encourage students to stay on track and keep their grades up while working towards their graduation ...

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ULMS Lady Knights improve to 3-0

Wes McCard/The Thomaston TimesULMS pitcher Lanier Williams delivers a strike in the Lady Knights 12-0 victory over Manchester on Tuesday. The Lady Knights have not allowed a single run this season. Lanier Williams has posted an impressive stat line, pitching 10 innings, allowing zero runs on just three hits this season. She has also struck out 21 batters while wakling just five batters.

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Things always break when we need them

How is it that machines instinctively know the absolute worse time to break down? I think they have a type of mechanical intelligence that we humans can’t comprehend.We have out-of-town company coming tomorrow, and our air conditioner decided to take vacation.On Monday morning, I was in the yard tending to our new baby chicks when I heard something that was a cross between a howl and a moan. Stopping in my tracks, my sonic radar zeroed in on the source. It was the ...

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ULMS Knights improve to 3-0 with 20-13 win over Pike County

After two big road victories over Greenville and Manchester in the first two weeks of the season, the ULMS Knights (3-0) traveled to Pike County (0-3) to take on the Pirates in their final road game of the season, before finishing the season with three home games.Things did not go well for the Knights to start the game. After being forced to punt on their first possession, ULMS suffered a bad snap which gave PCMS great field position. The Pirates turned that field position into a t...

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September weekends filled with events

If you’ve made plans to go out of town in September, cancel them. If you’re even thinking about leaving the county for a long weekend in September, forget about it. There is just too much going on every weekend for the rest of the month for you to be anywhere but here. Here’s a listing, by date, of some of the things happening in Upson County:Sept. 13, 2014Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival

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The filtered truth

During one of the several trumped-up trials of Jesus, Pontius Pilate asked this question: “What is truth?”Since he ultimately decided to condemn an innocent man to death, it is clear that the question was not prompted by a driving need to know the truth. I think Pilate asked the question to emphasize the irrelevance of truth to the decision he was required to make. Today he might phrase the comment, “What difference does the truth make?”PilateR...

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