Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:57:06 EST 1800 Food drive at Ritz Theatre During ‘The Hunger Games’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150560435/Food-drive-at-Ritz-Theatre-During-The-Hunger-Games Mentioning the words “The Hunger Games” in a conversation can bring different thoughts to different people. Some may think of the Hollywood blockbuster starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth; while others may think... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:14:02 EST A rose and a letter http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150547265/A-rose-and-a-letter As Veterans Day came around, I thought about a letter from a soldier that became significant in my life. The story goes back many years. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:22:02 EST 2014 Upson Lee Senior Night http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150558849/2014-Upson-Lee-Senior-Night #11 Kaleb Allen with his mother Lyndel Allen#48 Joseph Choy with his mother Kanice Schultz#64 Tyderrious Collier with his parents Marcus Middlebrooks, Latisha Middlebrooks, and Charles Collier. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:28:02 EST A trip to remember http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150558805/A-trip-to-remember Fifteen years ago this past summer, I was able to go on the trip of a lifetime. I had just finished up my second year at the University of Georgia, and I was packing my bags to go on a trip to play in a basketball tournament in Israel and Palestine. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:04:03 EST Upward Bound champs! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150560095/Upward-Bound-champs The Upward Bound Math Science program from Upson-Lee High School attended the Georgia TRiO Student Initiatives and Leadership Conference on Saturday, Nov. 8, at The University of Georgia in Athens. The conference is hosted annually by the Georgia... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:51:02 EST What to expect after the election http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150547330/What-to-expect-after-the-election Former first lady Hillary Clinton, a proverbial Democrat contender for the 2016 presidential race, recently said in a speech that businesses don't create jobs. She also said trickle-down economics has been tried and it's failed miserably -... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:25:01 EST Knights destroy Chargers http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150558818/Knights-destroy-Chargers The Upson Lee Runnin' Knights got their first action of the season on the court Saturday night. Upson Lee took on the Chargers from Central-Macon in a scrimmage game. After a tightly contested first half, the Knights exploded for a 29-point... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:09:01 EST James Dawkins receives Lifetime Achievement Award http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150560249/James-Dawkins-receives-Lifetime-Achievement-Award Whenever the topics of recreation league sports or the Civic Center come up in conversation, you can be sure that Coach James Dawkins' name is soon to follow. Throughout the community he is admired for his decades of work with the youth in the... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:00:02 EST T-U Chamber’s 68th Annual Banquet http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150542325/T-U-Chambers-68th-Annual-Banquet Traditions of Thomaston was chosen for the 2014 “Here's Looking at You” award. Pictured are owners Ken and Melody Gaskins with their family, staff of Traditions, Incoming Chamber Chairman David Castleberry and Chamber President Lori... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:41:03 EST Christmas is a good time to find hidden treasures http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150547072/Christmas-is-a-good-time-to-find-hidden-treasures One of my friends was telling about her spring cleaning of an armoire in her house. During the cleaning, she found an envelope with $300 in it and was thankful for her good fortune. Trying to figure out where the money came from, she remembered that... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:13:02 EST Ladies starting over http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150558744/Ladies-starting-over New UL head coach Kevin Furtado coached in his first game with the Lady Knights on Saturday. The game was a 58-40 loss to Central-Macon, which was a scrimmage game and did not count as far as their win/loss record. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:41:03 EST Textile workers’ contributions to war remembered http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150526478/Textile-workers-contributions-to-war-remembered Everyone knows that historically, Thomaston is a mill town; in fact it is likely that you could name at least five people who have worked in the mills right off the top of your head. But did you know the local textile workers have played a part in... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:15:07 EST Disappearing lids and box-tops http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150519158/Disappearing-lids-and-box-tops Around our house, you can forget about finding a jug of milk that has a lid on it. Likewise, you would be hard pressed to find a box of cereal that is not missing its box top. Don't even get me started about soup can labels. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:54:06 EST Knights had successful season http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150525484/Knights-had-successful-season The Upson-Lee Knights of Coach Tommy Parks finished the 2014 football; season with a 7-3 record. This was obviously a successful season, although some of the team's goals were not met. The major unfulfilled goal was a trip to the AAAA state... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 02:31:02 EST Veterans Day ceremonies from around Upson http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150518006/Veterans-Day-ceremonies-from-around-Upson Upson County veterans gather for a group photo following the annual Veterans Day Program by the Upson-Lee High School NJROTC unit, held at Greatest Generation Memorial Park. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:08:03 EST Remember when “Eewie Gooie’ was Reality TV? http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150519053/Remember-when-Eewie-Gooie-was-Reality-TV We have a case in Spalding County that interests the media. There is a rule that requires them to ask the court in advance for permission to have TV cameras in the courtroom. That allows the judge to set some guidelines so that the media coverage... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:51:02 EST Remember when ‘playing’ meant ‘outside?’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150518914/Remember-when-playing-meant-outside Three of my grandchildren live in Jackson, and I get to see them on a fairly regular basis. Chad, the oldest, is 16 and is a budding singer/songwriter. Franklin is the middle child and is 13, and Nicholas is the youngest at 11. Usually when I go to... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:44:05 EST Knights fall short of playoffs http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150525470/Knights-fall-short-of-playoffs The Upson Lee Knights welcomed the Veterans Warhawks to Matthews Field for the first time last Friday night. Upson Lee was looking to put a winning cap on their regular season, and advance to the State Playoffs for only the second time since... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:10:04 EST From pianos to plays, plenty to do this weekend http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150526540/From-pianos-to-plays-plenty-to-do-this-weekend Halloween is over. Football season is over (locally). Thanksgiving is still two weeks away. What is there to do in Upson County this weekend? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:08:04 EST Vets remembered http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150526353/Vets-remembered The City of Yatesville held its first Veterans Day program Tuesday afternoon in a city field marked with 53 white crosses honoring 53 deceased veterans. Each cross has the name and war a veteran fought in, or the name and service of a veteran who did... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:07:05 EST