Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:56:28 EST 1800 MaxPreps top 20 over the last decade http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50052996/MaxPreps-top-20-over-the-last-decade High School football is just around the corner, and many media outlets from around the state are already putting out their preseason polls. MaxPreps, which is a staple of high school sports around the country recently released their best 20 High... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Time to start ‘Back to School’ preparations http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50049214/Time-to-start-Back-to-School-preparations Students in the Thomaston-Upson County School System will return to school on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Before then, the school system is providing information on a variety of topics, from Back to School Orientation and Open House, to school meal... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Knights putting in the work http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50053108/Lady-Knights-putting-in-the-work Wes McCard/The Thomaston Times Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The new paint job http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50049434/The-new-paint-job The little white house down the street was old and the paint was peeling. The owner had put on a light green tin roof many years ago, but he had never done much more to fix it up. We were excited when a new family bought it, and they decided to... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yatesville wants its American flag back http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054633/Yatesville-wants-its-American-flag-back If you have the City of Yatesville's ceremonial American flag, pole and stand, please return it. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Knights look strong against Seminoles http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50053239/Knights-look-strong-against-Seminoles The Upson-Lee Knights football team cannot put on their pads and give or take hits just quite yet, but that doesn't mean they can't go out and compete. On Tuesday they took on Thomaston native Shedrick Risper and his Westside-Macon... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We need Facetime protocol http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50049484/We-need-Facetime-protocol I'm sure you have heard of Facetime. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fighting Wildfires: A view from up front http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054379/Fighting-Wildfires:-A-view-from-up-front Editor's Note: Zack Kephart is a freelance photographer from Macon who has worked for The Thomaston Times in the past. Zack is also a wildfire firefighter during the summer fire season. Those of us in the South see news coverage of the fires... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Building a tradition at Upson-Lee http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50053139/Building-a-tradition-at-Upson-Lee Coach Perdue has decided to coach at Upson-Lee, but not that Coach Perdue. There have been many changes in the Upson-Lee coaching community over last six months, and one of the new coaches coming into the coaching carousel is the new Upson-Lee... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘I can see clearly now…’ with glasses on http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50049604/I-can-see-clearly-now-with-glasses-on A new school year will soon be upon us and bring with it all the anxieties that only school can bring. One anxiety which will likely bring the most stress for students will be the exams they will encounter over the next nine months. While we all know... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Thomaston Times print edition has a new look http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50074020/The-Thomaston-Times-print-edition-has-a-new-look The print edition of The Thomaston Times now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Perdue wins Republican runoff for Senate http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50054186/Perdue-wins-Republican-runoff-for-Senate Primary election run-offs in Georgia were held Tuesday, and of the three races that Upson County voters had a say in, only one of the three candidates chosen by Upson County was also chosen statewide. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fizz! Boom! Read! http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/305416/Fizz-Boom-Read Magician Ken Scott entertains the crowd by magically makes spoons stick all over a volunteer from the audience during the Summer Reading Program. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BOC approves engineering costs for Zorn Landfill http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309767/BOC-approves-engineering-costs-for-Zorn-Landfill After ceasing operation in the early 90s, the Zorn Street Landfill is close to being officially closed down, according to Upson County Water Superintendent Danny Johnson. He told the Board of Commissioners last week that the county is entering into... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Changes stir emotions at Senoia http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/50007966/Changes-stir-emotions-at-Senoia After a less than successful Saturday night two weeks ago at Senoia Raceway, promoter Tim Moses had to make a couple of tough decisions. Drivers were informed on Monday afternoon that the 3/8ths mile track would discontinue running the Modified Mini... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Thomaston Times now has a new faster, easier website http://thomastontimes.com/news/notice_box/333521/The-Thomaston-Times-now-has-a-new-faster-easier-website The Thomaston Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.thomastontimes.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Industry Tour gives teachers at look at jobs availalble http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309701/Industry-Tour-gives-teachers-at-look-at-jobs-availalble Representatives of the Thomaston-Upson School System participated in a tour of local industries on July 10, to gain a better understanding of what types of jobs are available in our community and what skills are needed to be successful in those... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council hears from residents about Tobin http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/309543/Council-hears-from-residents-about-Tobin A crowd of nearly 200 people filled the R.E. Lee Auditorium for the Thomaston City Council meeting last Thursday to voice their opinions to the mayor and council on Thomaston Police Officer Phillip Tobin. Of the roughly 25 people who spoke, the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Majority of weather sirens are installed http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304907/Majority-of-weather-sirens-are-installed Thanks to a Response and Recovery grant program through FEMA and GEMA, Upson County was able to install six additional weather sirens throughout the county in hopes of giving better coverage to warn citizens of inclement weather. Upson County EMA... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. L. L. Allen retiring after serving Thomaston for 50 years http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304933/Dr.-L.-L.-Allen-retiring-after-serving-Thomaston-for-50-years Dr. Lawrence L. Allen was honored last week with a proclamation designating July 11, 2014 as “Dr. L.L. Allen Day” in the City of Thomaston, upon his retirement from practicing medicine in Thomaston over the last 50 years. Mayor Hays Arnold... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST