Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:09:54 EST 1800 King headed to Regional Spelling Bee Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152047032/King-headed-to-Regional-Spelling-Bee-Saturday Kolleen King, a 7th grader at Upson-Lee Middle School won the title of Thomaston-Upson School System Spelling Bee Champion at the annual system event on Friday, February 6. Landon Mangham took 1st runner-up honors. Competing in the system spelling bee... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:05:52 EST ToastCat wins Code Day http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152069568/ToastCat-wins-Code-Day Have you ever wondered about the “Buttered Toast paradox?” You know, the one that asks since cats always land on their feet, and toast always lands buttered side down, what would happen if you strapped a piece of buttered toast to the back... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:40:51 EST Seniors dance night away at Valentine’s Dance http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151973975/Seniors-dance-night-away-at-Valentines-Dance The night brought excitement, dance, dancers, music, great food, fun and laughter for seniors at the annual Valentine Dance at the Upson County Senior Center. The mood was set with the disco lights and the attire of red and white flowing around on the... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:50:51 EST Public Safety Day http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152069327/Public-Safety-Day First Assembly of God in Thomaston hosted a Public Safety Appreciation Day last Sunday for local law enforcement and emergency personnel. Pastor Mickey Corley told the congregation, “I have been in law enforcement all my life as a Chaplin and... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:30:51 EST Miss Upson-Lee Pageant winners named http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152068292/Miss-Upson-Lee-Pageant-winners-named The winners and award winners of the Miss Upson-Lee Pageants are as follows. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:35:51 EST Bomb Threats continue to plague schools http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152070088/Bomb-Threats-continue-to-plague-schools For the second and third times in two weeks, the Upson County Sheriff's Office is investigating more bomb threats found at Upson Lee schools. Sheriff Dan Kilgore said two more bomb threats were found Wednesday, one at Upson Lee North Elementary,... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:51 EST Remember Harmony? http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151997341/Remember-Harmony Thomaston's first radio station, WSFT [We Speak For Thomaston], was located in a modest two-room suite on the second floor of a downtown building. WSFT opened their studio to local ministers to preach the Gospel over the air, a mutual benefit to... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:50:51 EST ReImagine event coming to Thomaston in March http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151965344/ReImagine-event-coming-to-Thomaston-in-March If you are in need of groceries for your kitchen/pantry or slightly used clothes, or maybe some free diapers, a free lunch, a haircut, a manicure, or need a job, then please consider being our guest at the Saturday, March 14, Reimagine Thomaston... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:55:52 EST EMA invites public to Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting Feb. 25 http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151965281/EMA-invites-public-to-Hazard-Mitigation-Plan-meeting-Feb.-25 The Thomaston-Upson Emergency Management Agency would like to cordially invite the public to attend the Kick-Off Meeting for the update of Upson County's Hazard Mitigation Plan. The public Kick-Off Meeting will be held at 2pm on Wednesday,... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:50:51 EST Vote for ESPLOST http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151997586/Vote-for-ESPLOST Early voting for the E-SPLOST (Education Special Local Option Sales Tax) began yesterday and will continue through Friday, March 13. Citizens may vote Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. at the Registrar's Office located in the Drake... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:05:51 EST Citizens can now report issues to county online http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151997837/Citizens-can-now-report-issues-to-county-online Residents of unincorporated Upson County now have a new way to report issues they notice throughout the community with the rollout of the Citizen Request Portal. Upson County IT Director Robert Haney told the Board of Commissioners this will allow... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:20:51 EST UHS presents program on M&B Railroad http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151922710/UHS-presents-program-on-MB-Railroad The Upson Historical Society February program will be held on Monday February 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Archives. The program will be on the M & B railroad with speakers Scott Robinson of Barnesville, and Jamie Reid of Pike County. The... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:15:51 EST ULSE finds bomb threat http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151942465/ULSE-finds-bomb-threat Less than two weeks after Fox Five Atlanta aired a story about a nine-year-old, slightly autistic boy who wrote a bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Upson-Lee North Elementary and was charged with terroristic threats, another bomb threat has occurred. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:05:51 EST Local photographer to lead flower photography class this Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151922671/Local-photographer-to-lead-flower-photography-class-this-Saturday A presentation on flower photography will be given by Thomaston native King Davis on Saturday, February 21st, at Massee Lane Gardens as part of the 2015 Festival of Camellias. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:10:51 EST Promise Place presents improv comedy shows to benefit domestic violence victims http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151922628/Promise-Place-presents-improv-comedy-shows-to-benefit-domestic-violence-victims On Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, Promise Place is hosting its annual improv comedy benefit, “Promise You'll Laugh,” at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, Ga. A professional group from Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:10:53 EST Miss UL Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151942334/Miss-UL-Saturday Submitted Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:50:51 EST City working on improving sewer service http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151873890/City-working-on-improving-sewer-service Businesses in the area of Lee, Gordon, Center and Church streets should soon start seeing improved sewer service after the Thomaston City Council approved spending up to $40,000 removing and replacing sewer line in the Lee Street parking lot area. The... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:35:52 EST Yatesville looking for well sites http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151942407/Yatesville-looking-for-well-sites The City of Yatesville may soon be getting a new well for its water system. At their February 9 meeting, the Yatesville City Council voted 4-0 to enter a contract with Ground Water Services of Kennesaw to search for the location of a new well. Council... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:00:52 EST Youth Leadership Upson finalists chosen http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/151819902/Youth-Leadership-Upson-finalists-chosen The Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce and Upson EMC are pleased to announce that the six Youth Leadership Upson finalists chosen by their peers to interview for the Hubert Hancock Award are: JyQuan Davis, Christine Kennedy, Cole Kilby, Mae Manley,... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:20:53 EST Two charged with drug possession http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/151873920/Two-charged-with-drug-possession SubmittedThomaston Police Lieutenant Andrew Pippin issued the following press release on Friday, February 13, 20145: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:35:51 EST