Thomaston Times- RSS Feed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:55:30 EST 1800 Tobin protest continues, second video shown For the third Thomaston City Council meeting in a row, residents protesting against Officer Phillip Tobin and the June incident where he tasered Kelcey Roquemore, packed the meeting, held this time in the Archives Building's basement meeting... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:25:07 EST Change in time for Upson County Board of Commission meeting According to Upson County Clerk Jessica Jones, tonight's county commissioner's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. in the City-County Meeting Room of the Government Complex, located at 106. E Lee Street. Jones noted the time... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:17:04 EST City taxes will remain the same Many citizens in the community have stated lately that they wonder if the powers that be in local government actually listen to any concerns they have; especially when it comes to the property tax millage rate. Well, at a called meeting last Thursday,... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:21:02 EST School bomb threat suspect arrested Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press release on Friday, August 22, 2014: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:49:04 EST (No heading) The Thomaston Police Department, aided by a number of other law enforcement agencies, was hunting for an armed robbery suspect in the Knight Trail/Avenue F wooded area, the nearby apartments, and Golden Living Center. It is believed that two suspects... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:28:03 EST Wildfire: An upfront blog Last August I found myself on a fire in western Oregon. It was early morning and my crew and I were just waking up – even though it was still dark outside. We shook our sleeping bags out to get the frost off and struggled to get our cold leather... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:04:05 EST Knights hold youth football camp The Upson-Lee Knights football team hosted their Annual Youth Football Camp last Saturday. Members of the Knights team, coaching staff, and community volunteers were on hand to work with the youth of the community on the fundamentals of football. Over... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:49:02 EST Finding honor in sports Every summer, many of the different churches, congregations, and small communities form youth softball teams for a big tournament. It is a big event. But the year when I was 14, there was an abundance of young men in my small, rural community. The... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:36:01 EST Pension disclosures will mean more transparency for local entities Beginning in 2015, every state and local government entity – cities, counties, school systems, water authorities, etc. - that provides their employees with retirement benefits must begin reporting how much they contribute to pension liabilities... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:24:02 EST Thank you Randy Coggin! I'm about to lose my Chief Assistant District Attorney.At the end of August, Randy Coggin will retire.If you know Randy, you understand what a blow that will be to me. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:35:04 EST The right man Tommy Parks graduated from R.E. Lee Institute in 1989 and left Thomaston to go to college and begin his professional life. He eventually chose to be a coach and now, 25 years later, he has returned to his hometown to lead the Upson-Lee Knights'... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:34:02 EST Fire gear request denied by BOC At last week's Upson County Board of Commission meeting, Northside Volunteer Fire Department was denied a request made to the board for the purchase of protective gear through using funding designated for the VFD's in the 2011 SPLOST. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:32:03 EST Who is your favorite college football team? I'm now the proud owner of two Georgia Tech ballcaps. I've always wanted them, but it wasn't until recently that I found a hat store online that has the fitted hats in the size I need. They are both “old-school” with the... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:39:03 EST Boobie Ball first of three big events Three big events are coming up, starting this Saturday, August 23, with the annual Boobie Ball at Bickley's Lake, followed by the annual Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Thursday, September 4, at the Civic Center, and... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:51:03 EST UL scores four runs in last inning to beat Howard 10-9 After a tough 8-3 loss to Crawford County on Monday, the Lady Knights hit the road to Macon for their first Region 2 game of the season, where they played the Lady Huskies from Howard High School. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:48:02 EST Council approves new tower for WTGA WTGA Radio will be getting a new radio tower, thanks to a unanimous vote of the Thomaston City Council. The action came at their August 5 meeting. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:30:02 EST Georgia EMC commercial shot in Thomaston Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:12:02 EST Movie Mad Entertainment coming home Thomaston and Upson County are already becoming well-known as filming locations for movies such as The Hunger Games, television shows such as The Walking Dead, and commercials, such as the one shot by Georgia Public Television last week for Georgia... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:33:06 EST Wainwright pitches CG in UL 5-1 victory The last five times the Lady Knights and Lady Jaguars from Spalding competed on the softball field, each team won two games, and they battled to a 3-3 tie back in 2009. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:05:03 EST Knights varisty scores three times against Troup County Football fans got a little taste of what is to come this season for the Upson-Lee Knights. On Friday at Matthews Field, the Knights, in new all black uniforms and matte black helmets, took on the Troup County Tigers in a scrimmage game. It was Coach... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:53:02 EST