Thomaston Times- RSS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/ http://thomastontimes.com/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:49:55 EST 1800 What I’m looking for http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/4501218/What-Im-looking-for Ahhh. Spring is in the air. Out from among the brown, dead grass emerges tender green turf. Flowers push aside the brittle, dry leaves on the ground and rise from the soil. The landscape transforms with budding trees and… political... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wes’ 2014 NFL Mock Draft http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4505093/Wes-2014-NFL-Mock-Draft It's nearly that time of year again! As the old saying goes, “the NFL season never ends”, and in a few weeks 32 teams will attempt to bolster their teams for a chance to make a run at the Lombardi Trophy in February of 2015. The NFL... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Debbie Helms finds egg at The Thomaston Times http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4506883/Debbie-Helms-finds-egg-at-The-Thomaston-Times Laurie LewiS|The Thomaston Times Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Penny ponders: Girls’ weekend http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/4501053/Penny-ponders:-Girls-weekend We planned to attend our first auction. It was “girls weekend” with Mom and daughter. With my husband out of state, I wanted to try something different and the auction sign called to us. But that wasn't until Saturday night. For me,... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST “A tough pill to swallow” http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4505432/A-tough-pill-to-swallow The Upson-Lee Knights traveled to Griffin on Wednesday to face the No. 8 state ranked Bears. The Knights entered the game in the midst of a playoff hunt. Upson-Lee, Woodland, and Dutchtown are battling for the fourth and final playoff spot, as the end... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bickley Reeves wins annual ‘If I Were Mayor’ essay contest http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4506757/Bickley-Reeves-wins-annual-If-I-Were-Mayor-essay-contest Bickley Reeves is the winner of this year's 'If I Was Mayor' Essay Contest. Dawson Fleming is the runner-up. The contest is part of the annual Make Thomaston Shine and Georgia Cities Week. The Top 10 essay finalists were honored at... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST BOE changing monthly meeting time to 6 p.m http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470398/BOE-changing-monthly-meeting-time-to-6-p.m The Thomaston-Upson Board of Education voted 7-0 to change their regular meeting times from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. The action came at their regular BOE meeting on April 8. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rec League Softball recaps http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4469444/Rec-League-Softball-recaps Chaos: 19Gator Girls: 4 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Group ‘springs forward and rides’ to fight childhood obesity http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470220/Group-springs-forward-and-rides-to-fight-childhood-obesity Imagine growing up with physical conditions related to being overweight? Being called horrible names or ridiculed? This is what the “Spring Forward and Ride” theme represents for the bicycle ride for many bikers on Saturday. The bikers... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners…’, Martha Anne McCrary remains Upson EMA Director http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4511475/Under-the-direction-of-the-Board-of-Commissioners-Martha-Anne-McCrary-remains-Upson-EMA-Director “Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners of Upson County, I have been directed to contact Miss Martha Anne McCarty. She has agreed to continue to be the EMA Director here at Upson County. There will be no status change. Everything will... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 2014 Track & Field Senior Night http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4469171/2014-Track--Field-Senior-Night Upson-Lee senior Jaleesa GibsonUpson-Lee senior Melissa DraimeUpson-Lee senior Brian ReveireUpson-Lee senior Taylor York Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST BOC approves grant request for turning lane on 36 http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470183/BOC-approves-grant-request-for-turning-lane-on-36 After speaking at last week's board of commission meeting, Kyle Fletcher, Executive Director for the T-U Industrial Development Authority, gained the county's support on a LMIG (Local Maintenance Improvement Grant) application for a turn... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Opening Day Baseball 2014 http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4469303/Opening-Day-Baseball-2014 On Saturday the Thomaston-Upson County Recreational Department opened up their 2014 recreational league baseball season at the Civic Center. With perfect weather shining down, boys from ages 7-12 enjoyed the start of another season playing... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ULHS NJROTC GHSA Rifle Team finishes 2nd in State in Riflery! http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4470155/ULHS-NJROTC-GHSA-Rifle-Team-finishes-2nd-in-State-in-Riflery Submitted Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Congratulations! http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-letters-opinion/4134371/Congratulations Dear Editor, Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 10 arrested for meth manufacture after search of residence http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142439/10-arrested-for-meth-manufacture-after-search-of-residence Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore submitted the following press releases: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Studying retired numbers http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4141012/Studying-retired-numbers One way that sports' teams honor their former players, coaches, and managers is to retire the uniform number that they wore during their career. These numerals are normally displayed in the team's stadium in some manner, usually on the... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST John Michael Williams named CrossPointe STAR Student http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142517/John-Michael-Williams-named-CrossPointe-STAR-Student Submitted Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Upson-Lee golf team remains undefeated in match play http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/4141231/Upson-Lee-golf-team-remains-undefeated-in-match-play Last season the Knights missed a chance to advance to the GHSA 4A Sectionals by just three strokes. After posting a score of 343 in the Region 4 Tournament at Georgia National Golf Club in McDonough last season, Upson-Lee finished as the Region 4... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST No furlough days in school calendar http://thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/4142339/No-furlough-days-in-school-calendar Thanks to the Georgia General Assembly approving the restoration of approximately $314 million of the $1 billion in yearly austerity reductions to the state's education budget, for the first time since 2010, there will be no furlough days for... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST