Thomaston Times- RSS Feed Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:41:20 EST 1800 Thomaston native promoted to Lt. Colonel William Daniel Vickery, son of David Vickery and the late Aurelia D. Vickery, was promoted to Lt. Colonel, United States Army, effective Nov. 1, 2014. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:44:01 EST BOC using strategic planning for goals The Upson County Board of Commissioners have initiated a new process called strategic planning to help in serving the citizens of Upson County more efficiently. The process will help the board evaluate their core services and work with each other,... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:42:02 EST (No heading) To the Editor: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:58:02 EST Santa setting dates to meet with kids in Thomaston 'You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town.' Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:45:03 EST What Thanksgiving is truly all about If a person is asked what they are most thankful for, nearly one-hundred percent of the time they mention family. Thus it was appropriate that one particular Thanksgiving, I found myself in the birthing room at a hospital, waiting for the arrival of... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:55:01 EST A great start The Upson Lee Lady Knights accomplished something that they had not done since the Bush Administration was in office, literally. Upson Lee won their season opening game by a 48-33 score over Locust Grove in the Locust Grove Thanksgiving Tournament on... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:09:01 EST Turkey Fry 101 Deep-fried turkey is one of the most delicious ways to serve turkey at Thanksgiving, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. According to the U. S. Fire Administration, about 2,000 homes in the United States catch fire from deep frying turkeys... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:31:00 EST Penny ponders: A snack for Charlie Animals are smarter than we think. But it wasn't until we agreed to watch my son's dog, Charlie, for several months, that we realized how bright, and in Charlie's case, cunning, they can be. Charlie is an old dog, a mix, mid to... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:51:02 EST Never a doubt for Knights The 2013-14 season was a disappointment for the Upson Lee Knights, losing 13 of 16 games by seven points or less. The Knights were seemingly in every game late, and sometimes ahead in games late, but could not pull out the victory. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:31:02 EST Basketball Scoreboard Region 4 Boys-Upson Lee 84, Locust Grove 44Howard 65, SW Macon 51Howard 66, Twiggs Co. 63Baldwin 47, Putnam Co. 43Dublin 78, Veterans 64 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:06:01 EST High School Football Scoreboard (Playoffs 2nd round)AAAA Games-West Laurens 30, Stephens Co. 14Cartersville 34, Baldwin 3 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:21:03 EST ‘We are very blessed’ Weather analysts are still trying to determine if it was a tornado that touched down or straight line winds that destroyed a house and another structure and damaged several others in the Logan Crossing subdivision late Sunday afternoon. The families... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:01:03 EST Bluff grant sought More improvements could be coming to Sprewell Bluff if funding is granted to Upson County through the Georgia Recreational Trail Program through the Department of Natural Resources. At their meeting on November 11, the Upson County Board of... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:17:04 EST Tornado slams into Upson County Photo courtesy of Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:16:01 EST 3 Tobin accusers arrested for lying to GBI Three of the main complainants against Thomaston Police Officer Phillip Tobin were arrested over the weekend and have had additional charges lodged against them after the Grand Jury of Upson County true billed cases against them. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:29:05 EST Look out for deer 'It's beginning to look a lot like… deer in the road season.' The Upson County Sheriff's Office had accident reports on six vehicles that hit deer or were hit by deer from November 8 to Nov. 15. One of the accidents was a... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:06:02 EST Thurston VFD showing dangers of deep fry turkey Saturday at 2 p.m. Deep-fried turkey is one of the most delicious ways to serve turkey at Thanksgiving, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. According to the U. S. Fire Administration, about 2,000 homes in the United States catch fire from deep frying turkeys... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:45:01 EST City Council okay’s $175K in 4 minutes$175K-in-4-minutes The Thomaston City Council is known for not wasting time in their meetings, and they proved it November 4, with the meeting going from approval of minutes to adjournment in four minutes and 10 seconds. Plus, they did it while approving $175,000 in... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:08:07 EST Food drive at Ritz Theatre During ‘The Hunger Games’ Mentioning the words “The Hunger Games” in a conversation can bring different thoughts to different people. Some may think of the Hollywood blockbuster starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth; while others may think... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:14:02 EST A rose and a letter As Veterans Day came around, I thought about a letter from a soldier that became significant in my life. The story goes back many years. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:22:02 EST