Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:08:14 EST 1800 VFD speaks out on SPLOST issue http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150882107/VFD-speaks-out-on-SPLOST-issue Over the past few weeks, there has been much discussion over the money designated for fire equipment and/or facilities in the 2011 SPLOST and what the county can legally purchase with the funding. Both Northside Volunteer Fire Department and Thurston... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:01:02 EST Luanne Helms named TOY http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150882287/Luanne-Helms-named-TOY Luanne Helms, a first grade teacher at Upson-Lee South Elementary, has been named the Thomaston-Upson School System Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. Helms and the other three candidates, Lesley Murphy of ULHS, Marcus Flowers of ULMS, and Sandra... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:01:03 EST Lady Knights struggle with MP http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150880676/Lady-Knights-struggle-with-MP The Lady Knights welcomed the Lady Bulldogs from Mary Persons and their three time player of the year Keke Calloway to Thomaston on Friday night. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:01:01 EST Co. holds budget hearing, Chair unhappy with S.O. http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150882000/Co.-holds-budget-hearing-Chair-unhappy-with-S.O. The Upson County Board of Commissioners are set to formally approve the 2015 county budget at their regular meeting on December 23, however not all members of the board are happy about the amount for some departments. At $15,934,793 the proposed 2015... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:59:03 EST The College Football Playoffs are here! http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150847687/The-College-Football-Playoffs-are-here For years college football fans have yearned for and basically demanded a playoff system for Division I football. Well, the NCAA was unofficially restructured to include what we now know as the Big Five Power Conferences and the new 4-team college... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:06:04 EST Thomaston woman dies after accident http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150841911/Thomaston-woman-dies-after-accident A Thomaston woman died of injuries sustained in a one-car accident on Friday, December 5, 2014.Two passengers in the vehicle were also injured. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:16:02 EST Basketball begins at FRA http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150847729/Basketball-begins-at-FRA The Flint River Wildcats basketball team opened its season on Wednesday, December 3 against their rival, the Piedmont Cougars. The game was a defensive battle ending with Piedmont pulling away in the final quarter 38-26. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:42:03 EST Lady Cats escape rival Piedmont http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150847722/Lady-Cats-escape-rival-Piedmont Flint River Academy's Lady Cats came out looking for a win against their arch rival from Monticello on Wednesday, December 3. By the end of the first quarter, FRA trailed by three. At the half, it was a tied ball game. Both teams headed to the... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:34:01 EST County earns reduced matches for GEMA grants http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150849698/County-earns-reduced-matches-for-GEMA-grants Christmas came a little early for Upson County when a letter was delivered late last month from Georgia Emergency Management Association (GEMA) Director Charley English. English's letter sent two pieces of good news to Upson County, the first... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:22:01 EST UL rally falls short http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150847697/UL-rally-falls-short The Upson Lee Lady Knights entered Tuesday evening's Region 2 contest against Perry with a 4-3 record. However, after a valiant comeback in the second half of the game on Tuesday, UL fell to the Lady Panthers by a 68-59 score. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:18:02 EST Is the GOP the Religion Party? http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150841754/Is-the-GOP-the-Religion-Party National exit polling from Congressional races tells us some interesting things about the role of religious values in the 2014 midterm elections. It also sends a signal to the Republican Party about its supporters now and in the future. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:10:02 EST Water/Sewer rate increases proposed in Thomaston budget http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150849609/Water/Sewer-rate-increases-proposed-in-Thomaston-budget In marked contrast to last December, the Thomaston City Council has yet to receive any negative public comments on the city's new budget at its first two budget hearings. In fact, the council has yet to receive any public comments at all. At the... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 06:16:06 EST Knights can’t get over the hump http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150847714/Knights-cant-get-over-the-hump Considered to be two teams which should be vying for a top seed in the region this season, the Knights welcomed the Perry Panthers to Upson Lee for a Region 2 showdown on Tuesday night. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:27:04 EST Scouting opens doors for children http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150841705/Scouting-opens-doors-for-children I had meetings in Savannah this week. I love Savannah. It has food. It has cool shops It has ghost tours. It has trolley cars, pirate legends, horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone streets, parks with live oak trees covered in Spanish moss. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:08:02 EST Man extradited from Alabama on burglary charges http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150800160/Man-extradited-from-Alabama-on-burglary-charges Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press release: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:56:01 EST Upson County gives http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150849010/Upson-County-gives Larry Stanford|The Thomaston Times Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:37:02 EST Knights still perfect on the mat http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150847706/Knights-still-perfect-on-the-mat The Upson Lee Middle School Knights wrestling team defeated Pike County and Crawford County (for the second time), to improve their record to 5-0 on the season under new head coach Jeff Wheeless. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:23:04 EST Penny ponders: Trimming the tree http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150841645/Penny-ponders:-Trimming-the-tree I was asked if every ornament that spread across the dining room table needed to be on the tree. “Yes, every one!” I'd picked out a ton of memories and I wanted them squeezed onto every square inch of each and every branch. Every... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:06:03 EST Knights and Lady Knights sweep at Lamar http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/150797736/Knights-and-Lady-Knights-sweep-at-Lamar The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights are seven games deep into their season, and have a combined record of 10-4. That is encouraging since last season, the teams combined to finish the 2013-14 season with a combined record of 12-38.Both teams earned... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:17:04 EST (No heading) http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-letters-opinion/150784247/ Dear Editor: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:18:06 EST