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Veterans Memorial service set Nov. 11 for Yatesville

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Preparations are underway by the Yatesville City Council for the community’s first Veterans Day program at its new Veterans Memorial. The program will be at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Veterans Day. Plans for the program include a roll call where each veteran being memorialized will have his or her name called out.

 

The right to trial by jury

A couple of weeks ago I met with a delegation of citizens from the Republic of Georgia. You know, the country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union.The Atlanta law firm Hall, Booth and Smith sponsored the meeting. Their marketing director is a native of the Republic of Georgia who came to Fayette County High School as an exchange student in the 1990’s. She loved it over here, so her parents decided to move here, too. Her father had $200. By the time he retired, he had ei...

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Perdue and Kendall named to All-Area Team

SubmittedThe Lady Knights are coming off of their best season in school history under first year coach Monica Perdue. Upson Lee recently finished third in the Area Tournament, just missing the State Playoffs. The future of UL volleyball is bright for the Lady Knights, with sophomore Hadley Perdue being named First Team All-Area and sophomore Kyjha Kendall named All-Area Honorable Mention.Submitted

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Upson reimbursed $39,ooo for weather sirens

Upson County is being reimbursed $39,531.61 from the state for the weather siren project that placed an additional six sirens around the county, bringing the total amount up to 21. Upson EMA Director Martha Anne McCarty made the announcement to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening and stated with the reimbursement and a gift of $5,000 that a citizen gave to the project, the county was able to do the entire project for $2,600.

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Just a little pinch between your cheek and gum

It’s a wonder I never got hooked on tobacco. Most of the people I adored during my formative years smoked, dipped or chewed, but for reasons I’ll explain later, I never did.I remember my grandpa Charlie Watson smoking as he sat in his overalls on an oak stump the size of a #3 washtub. None of those sissified filtered smokes for him. No sir. He rolled his own.He did a lot of work for the mines in those days and he had a blacksmith shop behind his house. HeR...

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Prophetess Denise Walker is an internationally sought after conference speaker, an ordained prophet, pastor, teacher, wife, and mother who specializes in each to operate in the spirit realm and function in kingdom principles.Prophetess Walker had the opportunity to visit New Life Church under the direction of Pastor Gregory Smith. The prophetess ministered in Christian principles, song, dance, and the word.

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9th Annual Boss Hog BBQ Competition and TUAC Art in the Park

Larry Stanford|The Thomaston TimesThe Boss Hog BBQ and Art in the Park was also the kick off for 4-H Walk Georgia, and they were signing up people for the exercise program.Delores L. Staton, a water colorist from McDonough, was one of many artists displaying their talent at Art in the Park.Local artist Fawne DeRosia was among the artists at TUAC’s first annual Art in the Park.Visitors were attracted to the unique carved lampshades and other it...

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To the Editor:Recently, I called the Thomaston Archives to inquire about a picture of The TabernacleA strong, happy voice answered the phone. I would then learn this voice belonged to a Thomaston Transplant named Claude Burgess. Claude was interested in my inquiry and my request so I began my childhood story of children growing up in Thomaston, and how often times dear memories surface! Happy, Loving memories of growing up in a safe small town!As small childre...

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Thomaston accepts Hugo Starling Drive into city

The City of Thomaston has a new piece of property. The Thomaston City Council approved accepting Hugo Starling Drive into the city at their council meeting on Oct. 7. Council member Gary Atwater was absent.City Attorney Joel Bentley presented the council with the resolution to accept the road.

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Re-establishing a rivalry

Webster defines a rival as “a person who tries to get or do the same thing as a competitor.” Rivalries are often associated with sports competitors and can develop into some of the most anticipated, thrilling and nerve-racking games in every season. Teams and schools tend to develop main rivals or chief rivals or arch rivals that they want to beat more than anyone else on their schedule.It’s been said that a true rivalry cannot exist unless both teams win from tim...

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‘Celebrate My Drive’

If there was a way to help keep teen drivers safe, raise money for your local high school and host a once in a lifetime concert, would you be willing to jump on board? If your answer is “Yes,” then you are in luck. Thanks to a program called “Celebrate My Drive,” Upson-Lee High School has been given the opportunity to receive a grant of $100,000 and a concert by the Grammy nominated group, The Band Perry, but that won’t happen without your help. In order to do yo...

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Back to the future

Nearly seven years ago to the day , the Upson Lee Knights welcomed the No. 4 team in the country to Matthews Field. That night, they faced the Eagles from Northside Warner Robins, and took the Eagles down to the wire, but ultimately suffered a 31-26 loss to the eventual State Champs that season who finished with a 15-0 record.

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Getting to know Clarence and Pearly-Mae

In honor of Halloween coming in just a few short weeks, I thought I would tell you a ghost story. However, this is not just any made up story to tell around a campfire… this one is real.It all started the night I moved into my house. I would hear creepy noises in the wee hours of the morning, but I tried to dismiss them as just the refrigerator running. Then the floor would creak like someone was walking down the hall, but I tried to convince myself it was just an old house s...

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Freshman Knights fall to Bulldogs 33-24

After traveling to Forsyth three weeks ago to knock off the Mary Persons Bulldogs by a 34-16 score, the Upson Lee Knights freshman football team welcomed the Bulldogs to Matthews Field for a rematch. However, on Thursday the Knights suffered the same fate on their home turf as the Bulldogs suffered three weeks ago, losing by a 33-24 score.The Knights jumped on the board first in the game with a five-yard TD run from Jayden Barron, and after a two-point conversion the Knights held a...

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Seventy-seven cases to try in court

We’re a little short-handed right now. We’ve lost a few employees and I haven’t filled the positions yet. I’m tinkering with the way we provide benefits for the employees; I think I can provide the same quality insurance at considerable savings. So, while we work that out, I’m handling all of the trials in one courtroom, just like one of our other prosecutors would.It’s been a lot of fun. But, I’m busy.This week we began a week o...

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And the band played on…

In early 60’s I was living in Decatur with my parents and older brothers, and just beginning to become aware of my love for music. Our dad worked at a builder’s hardware store my grandfather had opened in Atlanta. (Our dad eventually took over from my grandfather, and one of my older brothers took over from our dad. I worked there for seven years when I first got out of college.) Builder’s hardware is more specialized than a regular hardware store. We mainly sold locks, hing...

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FRA runs over Crisp Academy 41-26

Flint River continued to show improvement last week as it captured its fifth victory of the season against Crisp Academy. Woodbury’s Wildcats scored early and often. They shut out Crisp in the first half and cruised to a 41-26 victory.The Wildcats kept the ball on the ground early, accruing 68 yards on the first drive of the game in a power-I formation. The drive was capped by a one-yard touchdown run by senior running back Nathan Strickland. Flint River stopped Crisp on down...

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Deputies make two drug busts

Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press release on Tuesday, October 7, 2014:On October 6, 2014, deputies of the Upson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Thomaston Police Department, made a traffic stop on a silver in color 2002 Nissan Altima at the intersection of South Church Street and Thomas Street. The driver, Remona Gwennan Suddeth, 47, of 891 Jones Road, Molena, was found to be in in possession of 3.4 grams of Methamphetamine. Suddet...

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