Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS http://thomastontimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:40:47 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 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 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 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 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 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 BOC sets budget at $16.5M http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150799228/BOC-sets-budget-at-$16.5M The Upson County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the 2015 budget on Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the City-County meeting room of the Government Complex. The proposed budget for 2015 is $16,527,854 which is an increase from... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:14:03 EST SPLOST use debated http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150799024/SPLOST-use-debated A second request from Northside Volunteer Fire Department for over $10,000 worth of equipment to be purchased with SPLOST funding was denied by the Upson County Board of Commissioners at their meeting held on November 25. The reason for the denial was... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:59:04 EST Due South now in HOF http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150766346/Due-South-now-in-HOF Due South, a self-proclaimed “bluegrassabilly” band featuring Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore on upright bass, was inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday night, November 29, 2014. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 06:40:02 EST Community Thanksgiving http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150766217/Community-Thanksgiving A Community Thanksgiving service and dinner was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Thomaston. It was sponsored by the Upson County Ministerial Association. The UCMA is a gathering of pastors from local... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 06:29:02 EST Ritz thanks community with movie http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150766459/Ritz-thanks-community-with-movie Christmas is coming early for the citizens of Thomaston this year with The Ritz Theatre offering a special gift to the community this Sunday afternoon with a free showing of “The Borrowed Christmas,” at 2 p.m. Movie-goers will also be... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 06:48:05 EST Fly for Tots is Saturday at airport http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150766525/Fly-for-Tots-is-Saturday-at-airport The West Central Georgia Flying Club and Thomaston-Upson County Airport will host their 20th Annual Fly for Tots Christmas Fundraiser for the local Empty Stocking Fund this Saturday, December 6, 2014. Flights will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 06:52:02 EST Store parking reduced http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150717378/Store-parking-reduced A variance for a reduced number of parking spaces at a new Dollar General being built on Crest Highway was granted by the Upson County Planning Commission at their November meeting. Currently the ordinance states a retail establishment in Upson County... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:31:02 EST Time to renew Upson’s Hazard Mitigation Plan http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150717337/Time-to-renew-Upsons-Hazard-Mitigation-Plan It is nearing time for Upson County to renew its Hazardous Mitigation Plan. Emergency Management Agency Director Martha Anne McCarty informed the board of this at their November 18 meeting. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 06:28:03 EST 2014 Upson-Lee Middle School Knight Idol http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150702499/2014-Upson-Lee-Middle-School-Knight-Idol Montana Evans danced to “Problem.” Montana was named the 2014 ULMS Knight Idol. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:24:03 EST ‘The Perfect Gift’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150717200/The-Perfect-Gift Just in time for Christmas, Rev. Herb Flanders, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Thomaston, has compiled a Christmas collection of his favorite articles, entitled 'The Perfect Gift.' He is doing a book signing today from 3-6 p.m. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 08:16:03 EST ‘Here comes Santa!’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150717115/Here-comes-Santa Ashley Biles|The Thomaston Times Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:05:02 EST Sounds of the Season http://thomastontimes.com/news/news/150682387/Sounds-of-the-Season Get your Christmas holiday off to a musical start by attending “Sounds of the Season” at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 1 at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. Sponsored by State Representative & Mrs. Johnnie L. Caldwell, Jr. and presented by The... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 00:01:04 EST