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Opening Day Baseball 2014

On Saturday the Thomaston-Upson County Recreational Department opened up their 2014 recreational league baseball season at the Civic Center. With perfect weather shining down, boys from ages 7-12 enjoyed the start of another season playing America’s pastime. Here are some game recaps from Opening Day Baseball action on Saturday.Dixie Boy’s (Ages 12 & Under)United Bank Astros: 4Kiwanis Club Cubs: 3...

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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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Studying retired numbers

One way that sports’ teams honor their former players, coaches, and managers is to retire the uniform number that they wore during their career. These numerals are normally displayed in the team’s stadium in some manner, usually on the outfield fence or wall. The concept of retired numbers is an interesting one to study. Since the 2014 baseballs season is just starting, I’ll take a short look at their retired numbers.

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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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Upson-Lee golf team remains undefeated in match play

Last season the Knights missed a chance to advance to the GHSA 4A Sectionals by just three strokes. After posting a score of 343 in the Region 4 Tournament at Georgia National Golf Club in McDonough last season, Upson-Lee finished as the Region 4 Runners-Up to Spalding, but failed to shoot the Sectional qualifying score of 340.

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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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Reliable eye-witness testimony can’t be beat

Some scholars are studying eye-witness testimony. They claim it is unreliable. They want legislation to restrict its use in court.I wish they could have heard the victim in a trial last week in Fayette.The facts of the case are horrible.Our victim is a successful businesswoman. Late one night three masked men broke into her home while was there. One pointed a shotgun at her head. Another began to beat her. They kept asking her where she kept the money....

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Upson-Lee Soccer Senior Night 2014

Akeila Raines escorted her mother Darlene Bailey.Carla Richardson escorted by Sheila Britt.Haley and Hannah Baucom escorted by their parents Paul and and Ann Baucom.Haylie Zolman escorted by her parents Jerry and Debbie Zolman.Sarah Swafford escorted by her parents Scott and Cheryth Swafford.Brady Joiner escorted by his mother Donna Joiner.Eric Peaden escorted by his parents Todd and Stephanie Peaden.Payton Smith esc...

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Thank you

To the Editor:It is such an honor to be chosen as District Clerk of the Year for the 4th, 5th and 6th Judicial Districts. It is always nice to be recognized for your work, but to have that recognition come from your peers makes it even more special.We have some of the finest clerks in the State in our Districts so to have them give me this honor is very humbling. I would like to thank every...

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A downhill bail out at Montreat

I like watching the teens skate boarding at the skate park at the Civic Center. They do tricks I would never have tried when I was young. A group of them came before the Thomaston City Council last week to ask that the helmet requirement at the skate park be removed, because of the cost of helmets. They were referred to the Recreation Department.While I can sympathize with them, I think the helmet requirement needs to stay, and I think should also be enforced by law enforcement in ...

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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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Knights keep playoff hopes alive with 9-1 victory over Tigers

It’s been a roller coaster season for Head Coach Wayne Puckett and his Upson-Lee Diamond Knights baseball team. The Knights started the season out with a 6-1 record, and then lost six games in a row over the next two weeks. Since then, Upson-Lee has been back and forth with good games and some games not so good.

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Stewart and Swafford recognized by the 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman program

Upson-Lee High School is extending special congratulations to Sarah Swafford and Tyler Stewart, who were named Upson-Lee High School Winners for the prestigious 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Sarah and Tyler were chosen for excellence in academics, athletics, and community/school leadership.Sarah Swafford, daughter of Scott and Cheryth Swafford, plays varsity soccer at ULHS and is a multiple All-Region player. She is a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, Key...

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Opening Day Softball 2014

Wes McCard/The Thomaston TimesThe Thomaston-Upson Recreational Department held their Opening Day for girls softball on Saturday. Above, Darbi Callaway deliversa pitch for team Chaos in their 16-4 victory. Look in Friday’s edition of The Times for full game recaps of softball action.

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