Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:07:18 EST 1800 Interfor uses Quick Start with new hires http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50635130/Interfor-uses-Quick-Start-with-new-hires In recent weeks, 60 new hires of Interfor attended training classes at Southern Crescent Technical College through the Georgia Quick Start program. The employees were broken into two groups and each completed a four-day class, learning about the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:36:05 EST Special exception granted for site of Northridge Church http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50635087/Special-exception-granted-for-site-of-Northridge-Church New life is being breathed into the old Hickory Ridge Golf Course with the location soon to be serving as the home to Northridge Church, a new church in town. The Upson County Planning Commission granted approval of a special exception for the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:32:05 EST Black Girls Rock honors cancer survivors http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50636642/Black-Girls-Rock-honors-cancer-survivors Nothing could stop the “Black Girls Rock,” from presenting a great program to honor the mothers of the community and breast cancer survivors. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:21:05 EST Four arrested for Hannah’s Mill robbery http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50601811/Four-arrested-for-Hannahs-Mill-robbery Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press releases:Armed Robbery Suspects Caught Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:31:03 EST Constitution Week honored with Thomaston resolution http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50635023/Constitution-Week-honored-with-Thomaston-resolution Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:27:01 EST Four arrested on federal drug charges http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50601766/Four-arrested-on-federal-drug-charges Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore and Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse issued the following press release on Tuesday, September 2, 2014: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:28:04 EST ULHS 9th graders get ‘Fresh Start’ at ceremony http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50601704/ULHS-9th-graders-get-Fresh-Start-at-ceremony For many students the start of their high school career can be rather daunting and the process of adjusting to a new school with new teachers and classmates can take a while. In order to help with the transition, Upson-Lee High School held its 3rd... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:20:05 EST September weekends filled with events http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50601590/September-weekends-filled-with-events If you've made plans to go out of town in September, cancel them. If you're even thinking about leaving the county for a long weekend in September, forget about it. There is just too much going on every weekend for the rest of the month... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:13:06 EST Marijuana seized during search http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50601829/Marijuana-seized-during-search Lieutenant Andrew Pippin of the Thomaston Police Department issued the following press release on September 5, 2014: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:34:03 EST Knights hope for spirited turnout at game tonight http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50601643/Knights-hope-for-spirited-turnout-at-game-tonight “We are U-L!” That is the new chant being heard in the Thomaston-Upson School System, especially among the high school sports teams. New Upson-Lee High School Athletic Director Stephen Boyd came before the Thomaston-Upson Board of... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:17:02 EST Mark Andrews named Executive Vice President of SCTC http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50553112/Mark-Andrews-named-Executive-Vice-President-of-SCTC Thomaston native Mark Andrews has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Southern Crescent Technical College effective July 1st. His primary office will be on the Flint River campus although he will regularly travel to all other SCTC locations. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:41:05 EST City approves rezoning moratorium http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50552987/City-approves-rezoning-moratorium The Thomaston City Council unanimously approved a 12-month rezoning moratorium at their meeting on September 2. The moratorium will give the city time to update its aging zoning ordinance. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:18:02 EST Thomaston Housing Authority opens Homework Academy http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50553019/Thomaston-Housing-Authority-opens-Homework-Academy The Thomaston Housing Authority (THA) has revamped its afterschool program to become the new THA Homework Academy. The goal of the program is to provide the homework assistance to elementary, middle, and high school students of the Thomaston Housing... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 06:26:06 EST Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, dies at age 93 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50555384/Truett-Cathy-founder-of-Chick-fil-A-dies-at-age-93 Chick-fil-A founder and chairman emeritus, S. Truett Cathy passed away peacefully early Monday morning, September 8, 2014 surrounded by loved ones in his home. Cathy was 93 years old. There will be two public viewings held at the First Baptist Church... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:13:03 EST Four arrested for cocaine possession http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/50520087/Four-arrested-for-cocaine-possession Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore and Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse issued the following press release on Tuesday, September 2, 2014: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 06:37:02 EST Funding cutoff could hinder finding IDA prospects http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50519733/Funding-cutoff-could-hinder-finding-IDA-prospects Planning for the future was a main topic of conversation at the recent meeting of the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority, with the board discussing what can be done in forms of funding for economic development this year. The county... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 06:09:07 EST Family loses everything in house fire http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50519620/Family-loses-everything-in-house-fire A lightning strike during a thunderstorm Monday evening is believed to be the cause of a fire that totally destroyed a family's home. The Thomaston Fire Department and a number of Upson County volunteer fire departments responded to the fire... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 06:58:02 EST Masons offering breakfast and lunch Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50477986/Masons-offering-breakfast-and-lunch-Saturday The Flint River Daylight Masonic Lodge and the Morningstar Masonic Lodge, both located in the same building on North Church Street next to Thomaston Meat Market, have two special events coming up on Saturday, September 6. The Flint River Daylight... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 06:28:03 EST U. S. needs to be more aggressive in Middle East, says Isakson http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50477910/U.-S.-needs-to-be-more-aggressive-in-Middle-East-says-Isakson Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson says the United States needs to re-establish itself as a world leader in foreign affairs by taking care of those who seek to harm us. Isakson and State Representative Johnnie Caldwell were the speakers at the... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 06:18:02 EST Business Expo is Thursday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/50477878/Business-Expo-is-Thursday September is here and with it comes two big community events, the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Expo 2014, and the annual Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival. Read on to learn more about these... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:16:05 EST