Thomaston Times- RSS Feed Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:04:14 EST 1800 What good are trophies? What good are trophies? Well, as I recall from my playing and coaching days, they can be pretty important. Trophies have a rather deep meaning for those who worked to earn those symbols of success. Trophies stand for the effort, sweat, hours of... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:25:51 EST (No heading) To the Thomaston community: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:00:51 EST Campground okayed with conditions Two special exceptions for recreational facilities were approved by the Upson County Planning Commission at their April meeting held last week; one being for a campground on Woodland Road along the Flint River and the other for a golf driving range... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:35:52 EST Lowery leads series after second mud boggin’ After more than a week of rainy weather, the mud bog at Thrill Hill Mudd Boggin' was muddy and deep. So deep that of the 18 trucks that went through it last Saturday, only 10 were able to complete two runs. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:25:51 EST 2nd mural coming to square Barnesville is already noted for its downtown murals by artist Shannon Lake. Thomaston may soon be noted for them as well, as Lake is returning to town to paint his second mural around the square. Lake's first mural is on the side of... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:55:51 EST Knights upset Perry 3-2 The Upson Lee Knights baseball team is currently in the biggest stretch of games of their season. However, by the time this edition of The Times is released, the Knights playoff future will have been decided. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:35:53 EST Updating the fridge… and the space My grandmother used to tell me of life in the south before electricity and modern conveniences. They kept some of their food in a well in summer to keep it cold. We could have used a well this week. As always, there's a story behind... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:20:51 EST Greathouse honored for service Since he announced his retirement as Thomaston Police Chief two weeks ago, Dan Greathouse has received numerous praise from city and county officials. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:25:54 EST Region Champs The Upson Lee Knights golf team made history on Tuesday, as they became the first Upson Lee golf team to ever win a region championship. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:25:52 EST The right shirt can make everything satisfactual “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Zip-A-Dee-A, my oh my, what a wonderful day…” the cheerful song followed us as we made our way to the gift shop, wringing out our soaking wet clothes; it was July of 1993 and my family and I had just ridden Splash... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:25:50 EST Yatesville Veterans Memorial deadline is April 30 Anyone wanting to submit the name of a deceased veterans with ties to Yatesville has until Thursday, April 30, 2015 to do so. The deadline is needed in order to give the Yatesville City Council time to make and paint the white crosses, order the... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:55:51 EST We’ve got seagulls to feed On Easter Sunday at Inman United Methodist Church we had Communion. So the sermon was about remembering God's sacrificial love for us. Rev. Jim Hanna shared a story that you may have heard. I had not. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:30:51 EST Upson Lee Soccer Senior Night 2015 Zac Anderson with his mother Krysti AndersonDaniel Clements with his parents Renee and Gerald GoodmanLevi Long with his parents Carla and Mark LongDylan Marshall with his mother Jessica Bentley Thu, 23 Apr 2015 03:00:51 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? Find out with the Thomaston Times's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:02:04 EST State law cuts down timber ordinance The chance the Upson County Commissioners had to put more teeth into the Timber Harvesting Ordinance in order to hopefully keep the county's roads in better condition has now gone out the window with the passing of HB 199. The House Bill amends... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:35:51 EST Saying goodbye to Chief Greathouse Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things to do when it is of such great importance to the Community. Chief Dan Greathouse has been with this force for over 40 years which is over half of my lifetime. Please do not write in and ask my age, you will... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:30:52 EST T-Town’s Larry Hand wins “Top Gun” Larry Hand of Thomaston won the coveted Top Gun award at the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Territorial Match contest last weekend. Larry gained more points in matches using flintlock rifles, rifled muskets, pistols and black powder... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:10:52 EST Welcome Home our Vietnam Veterans! LonggrearLee Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:35:53 EST Welcome Home veterans! Reverend Milton Hall, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, his voice breaking with emotion, may have best expressed the feelings of Vietnam veterans from in and around Upson County for the Welcome Home parade and program held Saturday afternoon. 2015... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:25:51 EST Penny ponders: A little adventure to check off Here was a photograph flashing on my Facebook page posted by my oldest son. Unique. In the photograph, his head is wrapped with some type of red head scarf. He is sitting in a circle on a tiny chair with other men before a fire blazing in a round... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:20:51 EST