Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:37:54 EST 1800 Pancake Breakfast this Saturday http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152173374/Pancake-Breakfast-this-Saturday The Flint River Daylight Masonic Lodge of Thomaston will hold its monthly charity Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, March 7 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge. Donations are accepted to support local charitable causes that are brought... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:20:53 EST AARP Tax Assistance available in March http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152090969/AARP-Tax-Assistance-available-in-March AARP will be providing tax preparation assistance on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at the Thomaston-Upson Civic Center. These are the only two days this service will be available in Upson County. Pre-registration is required by calling Civic... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST ESPLOST needed to pay for capital improvements http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152122365/ESPLOST-needed-to-pay-for-capital-improvements On March 17, 2015, the Thomaston-Upson County Board of Education will put a referendum for the extension of the current 1-penny sales tax for education (ESPLOST) before the voters of our community. This is NOT an additional sales tax to the citizens... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:05:51 EST TUAC presents “Della’s Diner” on March 7 http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/152091024/TUAC-presents-Dellas-Diner-on-March-7 The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council is serving a delicious comedy with outrageous county-fried characters when “Della's Diner” plays at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:45:53 EST Tree City USA http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152122124/Tree-City-USA The 27th Annual Arbor Day celebration was held on Wednesday, February 18 at the Thomaston-Upson Civic Center. At the event, Thomaston Tree Board members, members of the local garden clubs and students from Upson-Lee Middle School's 8th grade Ag... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:55:51 EST Police review committee on agenda http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152122288/Police-review-committee-on-agenda The Thomaston City Council will have a request to form a citizens' police review committee on their agenda for tonight. George Carreker brought the issue up and the council's meeting on February 17, and after discussion with Mayor Hays... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:00:51 EST Rezoning denied by Thomaston City Council http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/152070234/Rezoning-denied-by-Thomaston-City-Council For the first as far as anyone can remember, the Thomaston City Council had a split vote on a motion. A motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head called for a rezoning request for 161 S. Church Street from R-1 to R-2 to be denied. It was seconded by... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:05:51 EST 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