Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:37:34 EST 1800 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 Summer lunch program feeding 600 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304787/Summer-lunch-program-feeding-600 Shirley Russell|The Thomaston Times Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yatesville to honor veterans with flags and crosses http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304608/Yatesville-to-honor-veterans-with-flags-and-crosses The City of Yatesville is looking for the names of a “few good men and women” who served in the military and are from Yatesville. The city plans to honor them on Veterans Day with their names, services, and wars on crosses with American... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s Office looking into number of thefts and burglaries http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269905/Sheriffs-Office-looking-into-number-of-thefts-and-burglaries Investigators for the Upson County Sheriff's Office are looking into a variety of thefts and burglaries that have occurred around the county over the last couple of weeks. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sen. Fort requests GBI widen TPD investigation http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5304970/Sen.-Fort-requests-GBI-widen-TPD-investigation ATLANTA - Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) has sent the following letter to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan asking him to investigate the entire Thomaston Police Department in light of grievances filed against Officer Phillip... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Soul Purpose Band performing benefit concert for the Gilmore Center on July 26 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269769/The-Soul-Purpose-Band-performing-benefit-concert-for-the-Gilmore-Center-on-July-26 Those looking for a fun evening and to support a worthy organization at the same time will not have to look any further than Bickley's Lake in Thomaston on the evening of July 26. Beginning at 8 p.m., patrons will be transported back into the... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cold Ice = Cold Cash http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269670/Cold-Ice-=-Cold-Cash Shirley Russell|The Thomaston Times Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County residents facing fine if they don’t sign up for garbage service http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5269744/County-residents-facing-fine-if-they-dont-sign-up-for-garbage-service Unincorporated Upson County residents have a few weeks left to make sure they are signed up for garbage collection with the county or they will face having to pay a fine, County Manager Jim Wheeless stated at last week's Board of Commission... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School system makes administrative changes http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5210597/School-system-makes-administrative-changes The Thomaston-Upson County School System has announced a number of changes in its administrative staff. The following press release was issued on Wednesday, July 2: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SR3/Hwy19 resurfacing underway for next two months http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/5270786/SR3/Hwy19-resurfacing-underway-for-next-two-months Beginning July 10, 2014, C. W. Matthews will be resurfacing State Route 3/U. S. 19 north and southbound, from near Cook Road, south of Southern Crescent Technical College, to north of Deluxe Circle, near Potato Creek Bridge. Resurfacing will take... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Robert Bowles honored for Outstanding Community Service http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5244246/Robert-Bowles-honored-for-Outstanding-Community-Service ATLANTA - The Georgia Pharmacy Association has selected Robert C. Bowles, Jr., as the recipient of the 2014 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service. Mr. Bowles was presented the award at the President's Reception and Banquet on... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Georgia Chamber leaders meet in Thomaston http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5244061/Georgia-Chamber-leaders-meet-in-Thomaston Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Clark and representatives from the Georgia Chamber were in town earlier this week to meet with our local Chamber President Lori Smith and Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Kyle... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Protest leaders seek removal of more than just Tobin http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5244140/Protest-leaders-seek-removal-of-more-than-just-Tobin Another rally of those seeking to have Thomaston Police Officer Philip Tobin terminated from his position was held at St. Mary's Church Tuesday night. Civil rights activists, including State Senator Vincent Fort, Michael Lunsford, and Derrick... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City officials decline meeting with protesters until after investigations completed http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5244189/City-officials-decline-meeting-with-protesters-until-after-investigations-completed Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse and Thomaston Mayor Hays Arnold issued the following press release on Tuesday, July 8, 2014: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BOC approves contract for new bus http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5210579/BOC-approves-contract-for-new-bus The Upson County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a $9,564 increase for the contract renewal with the Three Rivers Regional Commission (TRRC) for the purpose of replacing a shuttle bus used for public transportation services in the county at... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘The Invaders’ bringing Beatles music to Greatest Generation Park http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5244231/The-Invaders-bringing-Beatles-music-to-Greatest-Generation-Park The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council and The City of Thomaston present The Invaders this Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at The Greatest Generation Memorial Park. This free concert features members of the internationally acclaimed touring Beatles show, The... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School system CRCT scores improve http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/5210274/School-system-CRCT-scores-improve Statewide CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test) scores for the 2013-14 school year have been released, and Thomaston-Upson students have outperformed statewide averages in 24 of the 30 content areas. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST