Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 28 May 2015 10:26:50 EST 1800 Thomaston Council approves new speaking rules A new set of rules is now in place for citizens wishing to speak during the City of Thomaston's Mayor and City Council meetings. Council members unanimously approved a resolution containing eight rules at their meeting on May 19, however Mayor... Thu, 28 May 2015 05:30:52 EST Who will be Yatesville’s 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Join the library’s 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 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 ‘Forgotten and Found’ After making an untold number of journeys around and through Upson County, poring over maps and talking to people, and putting 229,000 miles on his truck, Grady Kelley's seven-year project to document cemeteries is complete. His 'Forgotten... Sun, 17 May 2015 06:35:51 EST Busbee named to URMC Board of Trustees Upson Regional Medical Center announces the addition of Jonathan Busbee, M.D., an internal medicine specialist, as its newest member to the Board of Trustees. Sat, 16 May 2015 14:35:52 EST Gilbert given Golden Shield Thomaston Police Department Officer Bruce Gilbert recently received the Golden Shield Honor Award for having 32 DUI arrests in 2014. This 11th annual statewide law enforcement recognition banquet, the Golden Shield Honors,was held at the Georgia World... Sat, 16 May 2015 06:15:52 EST Upson-Lee High School NJROTC Awards Night Mr. Bill Rials presents the Order of the Daedalions Award to Cadet Megan Collins.Mr. Charles Hampton presents the Ocmulgee Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution Award to Cadet Jakob Dawson. Fri, 15 May 2015 14:40:55 EST Relay for Life is Saturday This weekend looks to be a fun-filled one in Thomaston, offering something for just about everyone with the annual Kids Fishing Derby, Poker Float, and Relay for Life all taking place this Saturday, May 16. Fri, 15 May 2015 06:05:51 EST Celtic Artifacts and Ancient Coin Collection Exhibit now at Archives A special exhibition of ancient Celtic artifacts is on display at the Thomaston –Upson Archives until the end of May. The relics are owned by Lamar County resident and historian Lewis Hales, CEO of the Celtic Collection Program, a 501 (C) (3)... Thu, 14 May 2015 18:55:51 EST