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7 hrs ago | Thomaston Times

Change in time for Upson County Board of Commission meeting

According to Upson County Clerk Jessica Jones, tonight's county commissioner's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. in the City-County Meeting Room of the Government Complex, located at 106.

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12 hrs ago | Thomaston Times

City taxes will remain the same

Many citizens in the community have stated lately that they wonder if the powers that be in local government actually listen to any concerns they have; especially when it comes to the property tax millage rate.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Thomaston Times

School bomb threat suspect arrested

The Thomaston TimesAn Upson County 911 operator works at her station. Thomas Montgomery of Zebulon allegedly phoned in five bomb threats to Upson County 911 earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA, Zebulon, GA, Pike County, GA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Thomaston Times

Pension disclosures will mean more ...

Beginning in 2015, every state and local government entity - cities, counties, school systems, water authorities, etc.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Thomaston, GA

Thomaston Times

Wildfire: An upfront blog

The Thomaston TimesLeft to right, Captain Scott Pace, Firefighter Tabatha Fried, Firefigher Kevin Dillon and Operator David Richard stand next to their engine.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Thomaston, GA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Thomaston Times

Fire gear request denied by BOC

At last week's Upson County Board of Commission meeting, Northside Volunteer Fire Department was denied a request made to the board for the purchase of protective gear through using funding designated for the VFD's in the 2011 SPLOST.

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Related Topix: Fire

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Thomaston Times

Council approves new tower for WTGA

WTGA Radio will be getting a new radio tower, thanks to a unanimous vote of the Thomaston City Council.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Thomaston Times

Georgia EMC commercial shot in Thomaston

The Thomaston TimesRescue Me Market Place owners Lane Coggins and Deanne Avery, along with Chamber, business and government officials, hold a fake ribbon-cutting for the camera Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Thomaston, GA, The Rock, GA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Thomaston Times

Property taxes increasing in Thomaston and Upson Co.

If the proposed tax millage increases by Upson County and the City of Thomaston are approved at called meetings on August 21 and August 28 , property owners can expect varying increases in their property taxes, depending on the value of their property and where they live.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA, Yatesville, GA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Thomaston Times

'How to Rob the Tooth Fairy'

The Thomaston TimesJada Gresham holds a copy of her new children's book, 'How to Rob the Tooth Fairy.'

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Thomaston Times

Complaints continue against Officer Tobin

The Thomaston TimesProtesters carrying signs made it standing room only in the City/County Meeting Room for the Thomaston City Council meeting on August 5. The Thomaston TimesProtesters carrying signs made it standing room only in the City/County Meeting Room for the Thomaston City Council meeting on August 5. The Thomaston TimesThe Thomaston Mayor ... (more)

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA

Thomaston Times

And a little child shall lead them

I have said many times before, my favorite part of this job is getting to meet interesting people and share their stories with our readers and that is a fact that remains true to this day.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Thomaston Times

Yatesville in need of new water source

The City of Yatesville may soon need to start buying water from Lamar County, if a solution to their drying up city wells is not found.

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Related Topix: Yatesville, GA, Lamar County, GA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Thomaston Times

Split vote approves 2.26 tax mill increase

With a 3-2 vote the Upson County Board of Commissioners set a preliminary millage rate for 2014 at 18.76 mills in a special called meeting held last week.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Thomaston Times

Odor is issue for TenCate

The Thomaston TimesA group of TenCate employees, all wearing orange shirts, sat together during the EPD hearing to support their company.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA, Molena, GA, Pike County, GA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Thomaston Times

PAYH Bike Ride stops in Thomaston; ride gives boys sense of achievement

Photo courtesy of PAYHA line of bikers head into Thomaston Monday afternoon. They said some of the hills between Peachtree City and Thomaston were among the toughest on their 560-mile ride.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA, Peachtree City, GA, Fayette County, GA, Toombs County, GA, Vidalia, GA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Thomaston Times

Garbage bill hike concerns senior citizens

Upson County officials recently made the decision to take over the billing and collection portion of the garbage services, which are contracted through Waste Industries, and are in the process of getting everything ready for the October through December billing cycle.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Modern camp meetings build on rich heritage of faith, family

York Griscom, center, puts his arm around his grandmother Sara Stone, 91, during a prayer at the evening worship service during camp meetings of the Smyrna Presbyterian Church in Conyers on June 24. “I would have married him anyway,” said the 85-year-old retired teacher from Covington.

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Related Topix: Conyers, GA, Rockdale County, GA, Covington, GA, Newton County, GA, Salem, GA, Emory University

Thomaston Times

Upson County 4-H Winners of the Year

The Thomaston TimesThe Senior 4-H'er of the Year is Tim Gillespie . Carolyn Gillespie came in 2nd, and Clara Reinagel came in 3rd.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA

Thomaston Times

TUAC presents Peter Pan Jr. this weekend

The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council presents Disney's PETER PAN JR. Friday, August 8 , Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 at The Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center.

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Related Topix: Thomaston, GA

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