Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:48:50 EST 1800 2nd mural coming to square http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153090536/2nd-mural-coming-to-square Barnesville is already noted for its downtown murals by artist Shannon Lake. Thomaston may soon be noted for them as well, as Lake is returning to town to paint his second mural around the square. Lake's first mural is on the side of... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:55:51 EST Greathouse honored for service http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153091052/Greathouse-honored-for-service Since he announced his retirement as Thomaston Police Chief two weeks ago, Dan Greathouse has received numerous praise from city and county officials. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:25:54 EST Yatesville Veterans Memorial deadline is April 30 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153018474/Yatesville-Veterans-Memorial-deadline-is-April-30 Anyone wanting to submit the name of a deceased veterans with ties to Yatesville has until Thursday, April 30, 2015 to do so. The deadline is needed in order to give the Yatesville City Council time to make and paint the white crosses, order the... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:55:51 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://thomastontimes.com/quizzes/puppy1THT Find out with the Thomaston Times's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:02:04 EST State law cuts down timber ordinance http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153018393/State-law-cuts-down-timber-ordinance The chance the Upson County Commissioners had to put more teeth into the Timber Harvesting Ordinance in order to hopefully keep the county's roads in better condition has now gone out the window with the passing of HB 199. The House Bill amends... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:35:51 EST Welcome Home our Vietnam Veterans! http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/153017965/Welcome-Home-our-Vietnam-Veterans LonggrearLee Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:35:53 EST Welcome Home veterans! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153017746/Welcome-Home-veterans Reverend Milton Hall, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, his voice breaking with emotion, may have best expressed the feelings of Vietnam veterans from in and around Upson County for the Welcome Home parade and program held Saturday afternoon. 2015... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:25:51 EST Yatesville seeking ‘needed’ fire equipment http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152960770/Yatesville-seeking-needed-fire-equipment The Yatesville Volunteer Fire Department is in need of equipment, and Chief Billy Lee hopes the Upson County Commissioners will provide the funds needed through the SPLOST funds. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:00:51 EST ‘If I were Mayor, I would…’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152960445/If-I-were-Mayor-I-would Nikki Cliff, the daughter of Bill and Penny Cliff of Thomaston and a sixth grade student at Upson-Lee Middle School, won the 2015 “If I were Mayor, I would…” essay contest. Taylor Daniel, Nikki's classmate at ULMS was the... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:45:51 EST Two armed robberies investigated http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152962658/Two-armed-robberies-investigated Two armed robberies Monday have the Upson County Sheriff's Office and Thomaston Police Department busy investigating the incidents. There is no evidence the two robberies are connected. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:35:51 EST UCSO begins clean up http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152886884/UCSO-begins-clean-up You may have noticed the streets around Thomaston and Upson County are looking a little cleaner lately and that is thanks to the Sheriff's Litter Detail program that has been recently implemented. Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore stated the... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:30:51 EST City thanks Truitt for a job well done http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152886587/City-thanks-Truitt-for-a-job-well-done By a unanimous vote, the Thomaston City Council approved making an offer to Clinton Chastain to become the new Thomaston City Clerk/Finance Director. Chastain will replace Dennis Truitt, who is retiring from the position at the end of May. The action... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:05:54 EST Civic Center gets upgrade http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152886775/Civic-Center-gets-upgrade Renovation on the Civic Center bathrooms will begin on Wednesday, April 15 and the project is estimated to be completed in 5-7 weeks. This process will be dusty, noisy and require flexibility in moving folks around in order to have the Civic Center... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:20:52 EST Welcome Home event Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152886956/Welcome-Home-event-Saturday When soldiers return from fighting to protect our freedom, they are welcomed back with open arms. Families and friends are thankful they have made it home safely and people, who do not even know their names, stop and thank them for their service to... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:30:51 EST TUIDA gives EMA okay to use lake http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152832413/TUIDA-gives-EMA-okay-to-use-lake Upson Emergency Management has a new location to practice their training exercises thanks to a little help from the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority. The TUIDA granted a requested from the agency to use Lake Julia, which is owned by... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:05:52 EST Congress is ‘polarized,’ says Lynn Westmoreland http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152832117/Congress-is-polarized-says-Lynn-Westmoreland “To me, anything we pass in DC, we need to understand affects 320 million people, and it should affect each and every one of them the same. There are some laws that need to be on the books, but I can't think of any that we have not covered... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:50:51 EST BBQ Ninja wins at SOTW http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152831854/BBQ-Ninja-wins-at-SOTW When the smoke from 62 barbecue teams had cleared, Rodney Ellington of Thomaston, otherwise known as The BBQ Ninja, stood in 1st Place in the Brisket Category at the 8th annual Smoke On The Water BBQ and Music Festival. The BBQ Ninja finished 12th... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:35:52 EST ‘One Day’ debate continues at BOC http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152760619/One-Day-debate-continues-at-BOC The March 24 meeting of the Upson County Board of Commissioners was a packed one. In fact, so many people were in attendance, the meeting had to be moved to the R.E. Lee Auditorium in order to fit everyone inside. The agenda item that drew the most... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:15:51 EST Kramer is State Champion! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152760493/Kramer-is-State-Champion Upson-Lee High School senior Rosemary Kramer finished her high school shooting career by adding another gold medal to her hoard this past weekend at the GHSA State Riflery Championship, held at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Kramer finished the individual... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 06:10:52 EST Vietnam Memorial Wall in Thomaston http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152760288/Vietnam-Memorial-Wall-in-Thomaston The American Veterans Travelling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall was in Upson County this past weekend giving citizens from the community and surrounding counties the opportunity to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 06:05:52 EST