Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Wed, 27 May 2015 20:05:51 EST 1800 Girl Power http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153697514/Girl-Power Prior to the 2015 Spring Game, Upson Lee held their 10th Annual Powder Puff Football Game, raising money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Wed, 27 May 2015 06:45:51 EST Who will be Yatesville’s next mayor? http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631235/Who-will-be-Yatesvilles-next-mayor By the end of 2016, both Thomaston and Yatesville will have new leaders at their helms. Thomaston Mayor Hays Arnold announced last year that he is retiring at the end of his current term in 2016. And at the Yatesville City Council meeting on May 11,... Wed, 27 May 2015 06:25:51 EST BOC approves contract with funeral homes http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153669827/BOC-approves-contract-with-funeral-homes The Upson County Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement with four local funeral homes to provide transportation and cremation services for indigent individuals in Upson County. Under the agreement, the county will provide $300 for... Wed, 27 May 2015 05:30:52 EST Knights showcase talent in Spring Game http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153697537/Knights-showcase-talent-in-Spring-Game The Upson Lee Knights ended a three-week period of spring football practice with their 2015 Spring Game at Matthews Field on Friday night. Tue, 26 May 2015 09:45:56 EST 2015 Relay for Life http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153669181/2015-Relay-for-Life The annual Relay For Life cancer fund raiser on May 16 was different this year than in past years. Event organizers decided that rather than having walkers start out on Friday night and finish up on Saturday morning, they would start the walk at 10... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:45:53 EST Voters upset with Elections Board http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631348/Voters-upset-with-Elections-Board Residents from Salem and Yatesville attended the Upson County Board of Commissioners' (BOC) meeting on May 12 to protest the proposed reduction in voting precincts from nine to three. Board of Elections Chairman Robert Haney has proposed the... Tue, 26 May 2015 06:35:52 EST Memorial Day Commemoration to be held in Yatesville http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631442/Memorial-Day-Commemoration-to-be-held-in-Yatesville Yatesville will hold its first Memorial Day Commemoration at its Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 25, beginning at 5 p.m. Yatesville began its Veterans Memorial last fall, putting the names of 53 deceased veterans on white crosses with flags attached... Mon, 25 May 2015 06:45:51 EST Searcy honored http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631371/Searcy-honored Reverend Edward Searcy III, Senior Pastor at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, has been selected to receive the coveted Chosen Award for 2015 by the Gospel Choice Awards. Creed Parnell of Gospel Choice Awards and gospel recording artist John... Sun, 24 May 2015 06:40:52 EST Be a better driver http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631559/Be-a-better-driver According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) this year is making its' way to become a record breaking year, however in this case that is not the news anyone would want to hear. After reviewing statistics from the first quarter of... Sat, 23 May 2015 06:55:51 EST Ten thousand steps http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/153619147/Ten-thousand-steps If I were giving a speech at a graduation this year, I would tell the graduates another Paul Ballard story.As you may know, Paul is our 18-year-old son. He has autism. And he continually amazes me. Sat, 23 May 2015 03:35:51 EST ULHS Senior Honors Night http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153617885/ULHS-Senior-Honors-Night Upson-Lee High School held Senior Honors Night for the Class of 2015 on Thursday, May 14 at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. For more pictures from the event, visit The Thomaston Times' facebook page. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:55:51 EST Emancipation Celebration is Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631269/Emancipation-Celebration-is-Saturday This Saturday will be the 149th annual Emancipation Celebration in Upson County. The parade through town will kick off the festivities for the event, beginning at 11:15 a.m. from the Bleachery Mill parking lot on Bethel Street. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:30:51 EST Penny Ponders: the Road to Tara http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/153619027/Penny-Ponders:-the-Road-to-Tara There is nothing like standing next to a handsome, smoldering Clark Gable as Rhett Butler. There I stood, my hand on his back, he with his hands in his pockets, casually looking back over his shoulder. Sigh! Okay, he was in black and white, a... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:30:51 EST When I grow up… http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153556113/When-I-grow-up What do I want to be when I grow up? That question has been on the minds of students at Upson-Lee South Elementary and Upson –Lee North Elementary recently as both schools have held several events to show what types of careers are available in... Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:51 EST Couple scares off home invaders http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153555731/Couple-scares-off-home-invaders Two suspects in a home invasion on Trice Cemetery Road on April 13 got a rude welcome when they returned to the home on May 13 to attempt another robbery. In the first incident, the retired, married couple in the house were bound and robbed at... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:55 EST UL’s 4x100 team are State Runners-up http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top/153554926/ULs-4x100-team-are-State-Runners-up The Upson Lee Knights track and field team competed in the State Track Meet, also known as the Georgia Olympics, in Jefferson over the weekend. Upson Lee competed in three events, and advanced to the finals in all three, earning medals in... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:52 EST Join the library’s Summer Reading Program where “Every Hero has a Story” http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153527670/Join-the-librarys-Summer-Reading-Program-where-Every-Hero-has-a-Story The Hightower Memorial Library invites all children, teens and adults to join us for the 2015 Summer Reading Program: “Every Hero has a Story.” Sign up will begin on Thursday, May 28 and will continue through Monday, June 16. Each Monday... Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:51 EST Plans for the Courthouse http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top/153555848/Plans-for-the-Courthouse The Upson County Courthouse has served the community for many years as the hub for judicial proceedings and is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the area. However, while it is a beautiful building and courtroom, there are several... Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:52 EST Legislators give update on new bills http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153493471/Legislators-give-update-on-new-bills State Senator John Kennedy and State Representative Johnnie Caldwell, Jr. were both present at the May meeting of the Government Roundtable and both gentlemen gave a brief update on this year's legislative session. The pair informed the group of... Mon, 18 May 2015 06:50:51 EST A Good Man, A Great Fan http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153491333/A-Good-Man-A-Great-Fan Every high school football team has certain fans who are staunch supporters and never miss a game. The Upson-Lee Knights lost one of their biggest, if not the biggest, supporters last Sunday when J.D. Dickens passed away at the age of 93. Admittedly,... Mon, 18 May 2015 02:40:51 EST