Thomaston Times- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:04:44 EST 1800 Free breakfast and lunch for students next school year under CEP program Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, all students in the Thomaston-Upson School System will receive free breakfast and lunch. That decision came at the Board of Education meeting on April 8 when the BOE voted unanimously to apply for the Community... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former EMS Director Richard Lee arrested Lieutenant Andrew Pippin of the Thomaston Police Department issued the following press release on Monday, May 14, 2014: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Debbie Helms finds egg at The Thomaston Times Laurie LewiS|The Thomaston Times Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 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 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 “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 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 ULHS NJROTC GHSA Rifle Team finishes 2nd in State in Riflery! Submitted Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 John Michael Williams named CrossPointe STAR Student Submitted Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 Ten Cate donates $6,000 to volunteer fire departments$6000-to-volunteer-fire-departments Ashley Biles|The Thomaston Times Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Skateboarders ask City Council to repeal helmet rule at skate park Some local skateboard enthusiasts got what may have been their first taste of using their rights as citizens when they came before the Thomaston City Council on April 1, 2014 with a request to remove the helmet requirement from usage of the skate park... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST TUAC presents ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ Friday and Sunday at Fine Arts Center The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council is presenting “Always A Bridesmaid,” on Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Easter Eggstravaganza is Saturday at The Rock Ranch A free, outdoor egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Rock Ranch. This event, appropriately called The Easter Eggstravaganza, will feature 40,000 plastic prize-filled eggs. Staff and volunteers will spend hours hiding... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Brooke Barker named ULHS Valedictorian; Reid Hightower named ULHS Salutatorian;-Reid-Hightower-named-ULHS-Salutatorian Karen Truesdale\Thomaston-Upson School System Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Non-profit healthcare facility seeks BOC support At the last county commission meeting, the board heard a presentation from Southwest Georgia Healthcare, a not for profit healthcare organization which runs nearly 80 community health centers throughout southwest Georgia. The organization is seeking a... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Teresa Harper named District Superior Court Clerk of the Year Upson County Superior Court Clerk Teresa Harper has been named District Clerk of the Year for 2014. She was selected for the title by the clerks in the 17 counties that make up the fourth, fifth and sixth districts of the state and was also selected... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST T-U School System awarded $2.3 million Striving Readers Grant$2.3-million-Striving-Readers-Grant The State Department of Education has announced that the Thomaston-Upson School System has been awarded a $2.3 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Grant. The goal of the SRCL program is to advance literacy skills — including... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST