Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS?profile=1011 Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 Sat, 30 May 2015 08:01:36 EST 1800 UL soccer has a banner season http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153763152/UL-soccer-has-a-banner-season The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights soccer programs have both had success over the last several years, and 2015 was no different. Jaime Joiner and his Lady Knights overcame injuries and other adversities to advance all the way to the Sweet 16 of... Sat, 30 May 2015 04:15:51 EST Graduates: Remember who you grew up with http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/153752701/Graduates:-Remember-who-you-grew-up-with I traveled to Jupiter, Florida, last week to attend the high school graduation of my oldest grandchild, Andrew Hendrix. On the way home, I started thinking about the Upson-Lee High School graduations I've attended, with another one Friday, and... Sat, 30 May 2015 04:00:54 EST May is Beef Month http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-letters-opinion/153752957/May-is-Beef-Month To the Editor:Great food is certainly a reason to celebrate. That's why Georgia's 15,000 cattle producers invite beef lovers throughout the state to join them in celebrating their heritage and May Beef Month. Fri, 29 May 2015 16:10:51 EST Breakfast fundraiser this Saturday for ACTS Outreach http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/153745121/Breakfast-fundraiser-this-Saturday-for-ACTS-Outreach ACTS Outreach of Georgia will be having a breakfast fund raiser Saturday May 30, from 8:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. at Chili's. Breakfast will consist of pancakes, bacon, and eggs. There will be to go plates available for purchase if anyone would... Fri, 29 May 2015 15:35:51 EST Join the Summer Reading Program, where “Every Hero has a Story” http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/153744526/Join-the-Summer-Reading-Program-where-Every-Hero-has-a-Story The Hightower Memorial Library invites all children, teens and adults to join us for the 2015 Summer Reading Program: “Every Hero has a Story.” Sign up will begin on Thursday, May 28 and will continue through Monday, June 16. Each Monday... Fri, 29 May 2015 11:10:52 EST Marshall nominated for Army Bowl http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153763144/Marshall-nominated-for-Army-Bowl There have been several firsts this year with Upson Lee sports. The Upson Lee basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history, the Knights baseball team went to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history, and... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:05:51 EST Graduates: Be sure to wear sunscreen http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/153752603/Graduates:-Be-sure-to-wear-sunscreen This past Sunday marked 13 years since I graduated from high school. I know in the grand scheme of things that is not long, however, in many ways it seems like it was a different lifetime. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:00:51 EST ‘One Day’ a success! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153765150/One-Day-a-success RUSH Ministries changed its annual two-day RUSH event to just “One Day” this year and the change proved to be successful, as One Day attracted more than 7,000 youth and their leaders from around the South to the hillsides around Northridge... Fri, 29 May 2015 09:30:51 EST Thomaston Council approves new speaking rules http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153669957/Thomaston-Council-approves-new-speaking-rules A new set of rules is now in place for citizens wishing to speak during the City of Thomaston's Mayor and City Council meetings. Council members unanimously approved a resolution containing eight rules at their meeting on May 19, however Mayor... Thu, 28 May 2015 05:30:52 EST Mud Boggin’ and Mud Shower featured at Thrill Hill http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153668667/Mud-Boggin-and-Mud-Shower-featured-at-Thrill-Hill The third mud boggin' of the season on May 16 at Thrill Hill will be remembered not only for the trucks that went through the pit, but for the special 'mud shower' (wedding shower) held for one of the founders of Thrill Hill. Ben... Thu, 28 May 2015 04:50:51 EST Girl Power http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153697514/Girl-Power Prior to the 2015 Spring Game, Upson Lee held their 10th Annual Powder Puff Football Game, raising money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Wed, 27 May 2015 06:45:51 EST Who will be Yatesville’s next mayor? http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631235/Who-will-be-Yatesvilles-next-mayor By the end of 2016, both Thomaston and Yatesville will have new leaders at their helms. Thomaston Mayor Hays Arnold announced last year that he is retiring at the end of his current term in 2016. And at the Yatesville City Council meeting on May 11,... Wed, 27 May 2015 06:25:51 EST BOC approves contract with funeral homes http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153669827/BOC-approves-contract-with-funeral-homes The Upson County Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement with four local funeral homes to provide transportation and cremation services for indigent individuals in Upson County. Under the agreement, the county will provide $300 for... Wed, 27 May 2015 05:30:52 EST Knights showcase talent in Spring Game http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/153697537/Knights-showcase-talent-in-Spring-Game The Upson Lee Knights ended a three-week period of spring football practice with their 2015 Spring Game at Matthews Field on Friday night. Tue, 26 May 2015 09:45:56 EST 2015 Relay for Life http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153669181/2015-Relay-for-Life The annual Relay For Life cancer fund raiser on May 16 was different this year than in past years. Event organizers decided that rather than having walkers start out on Friday night and finish up on Saturday morning, they would start the walk at 10... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:45:53 EST Voters upset with Elections Board http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631348/Voters-upset-with-Elections-Board Residents from Salem and Yatesville attended the Upson County Board of Commissioners' (BOC) meeting on May 12 to protest the proposed reduction in voting precincts from nine to three. Board of Elections Chairman Robert Haney has proposed the... Tue, 26 May 2015 06:35:52 EST Memorial Day Commemoration to be held in Yatesville http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631442/Memorial-Day-Commemoration-to-be-held-in-Yatesville Yatesville will hold its first Memorial Day Commemoration at its Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 25, beginning at 5 p.m. Yatesville began its Veterans Memorial last fall, putting the names of 53 deceased veterans on white crosses with flags attached... Mon, 25 May 2015 06:45:51 EST Searcy honored http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631371/Searcy-honored Reverend Edward Searcy III, Senior Pastor at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, has been selected to receive the coveted Chosen Award for 2015 by the Gospel Choice Awards. Creed Parnell of Gospel Choice Awards and gospel recording artist John... Sun, 24 May 2015 06:40:52 EST Be a better driver http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/153631559/Be-a-better-driver According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) this year is making its' way to become a record breaking year, however in this case that is not the news anyone would want to hear. After reviewing statistics from the first quarter of... Sat, 23 May 2015 06:55:51 EST Ten thousand steps http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/153619147/Ten-thousand-steps If I were giving a speech at a graduation this year, I would tell the graduates another Paul Ballard story.As you may know, Paul is our 18-year-old son. He has autism. And he continually amazes me. Sat, 23 May 2015 03:35:51 EST