Monday, April 27, 2015

TRAFFIC SLOWED FROM THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE IN THOMASTON

ONE  LANE OPEN   NORTH  BOUND  ON  NORTH  CENTER  STREET  AND  ONE  LANE  OPEN SOUTH  BOUND  ON  SOUTH  CHURCH  STREET. WTGA  NEWS  WAS  TOLD  THE   CITY    OF  THOMASTON  IS  REPLACING   40 MANHOLES  AND   IT  COULD TAKE  TWO  MONTHS TO  COMPLETE  THE  JOB.

Friday, April 24, 2015

THOMASTON GSP POST INVESTIGATING TWO FRIDAY ACCIDENTS IN UPSON COUNTY

SHERIFF  DAN  KILGORE  SAID  A   15  YEAR  OLD  DIRT  BIKE  RIDER  RECEIVED CUTS  AND  BRUISES  AND  WAS  TRANSPORTED  TO THE  E.R.  AFTER  HE   HIT  A  CAR  IN  THE  LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY.

INJURIES  REPORTED  AT  19  NORTH  AND  DEL RAY ROAD  INTERSECTION, FRIDAY  AT  NOON.  AN  SUV PULLED  OUT  OF  DEL  RAY  HEADED  SOUTHBOUND  AND  CRASHED INTO  A  NORTHBOUND  MOTORIST  ON   19. 

STATE FIRE MARSHALL CONTACTED TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSE OF A MOBILE HOME FIRE THURSDAY NIGHT ON SALTER ROAD—HEAVY DAMAGE, ACCORDING TO UPSON S.O.

2015 GREAT GRIFFIN MAYFLING CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND.

ACCORDING  TO THE  GRIFFIN-SPALDING  CHAMBER  OF  COMMERCE, WET  GROUNDS  AT CITY  PARK  PLUS   A  SEVERE  WEATHER  FORECAST  FOR  SATURDAY  LEAD  TO  THE CANCELLATION.  THE  CHAMBER  IS WORKING  TO  SET  ANOTHER  DATE  FOR  THE  MAYFLING.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FLORIDA PILOT INJURED IN LAGRANGE PLANE CRASH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

LAGRANGE   GSP  POST  COMMANDER MAURICE  RAINES  TOLD  HOMETOWN  RADIO  NEWS—THE   51  YEAR  OLD  PILOT   SUFFERED  FACIAL  INJURIES  AND  WAS  AIR LIFTED  TO  ATLANTA  MEDICAL  CENTER.   A   TROOPER  FROM  THE  LAGRANGE  POST   WAS  FIRST  ON  THE  SCENE  AND  PULLED  THE   PILOT  FROM  THE  WRECKAGE.

Monday, April 20, 2015

CAR FLIPPED ONTO ITS TOP MONDAY AFTERNOON 19 NORTH AND R. STREET.

THOMASTON  POLICE  SAID  NO  ONE  WAS  INJURED  IN  THE  TWO  VEHICLE CRASH. LT.  ANDREW  PIPPIN  SAID  A  CAR  PULLED  OUT  OF  R. ST.  INTO   19  AND  SLAMMED INTO  A  CAR  HEADED  NORTH—FLIPPING  IT  UPSIDE  DOWN.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

HOME INVASION ARMED ROBBERY MONDAY 1500 BLOCK TRICE CEMETERY ROAD

ACCORDING  TO  UPSON  COUNTY  SHERIFF  DAN  KILGORE,  DEPUTIES  RESPONDED  AT   9;20AM  AND  FOUND  THE  TWO  OCCUPANTS  HAD  BEEN  BOUND  AND  ROBBED  AT  GUNPOINT  BY  TWO  MASKED  GUNMAN.

THEY  TOOK  AN  UNDETERMINED  AMOUNT  OF  CASH,  SEVERAL  WEAPONS  AND  FLED  IN  THE  VICTIMS AUTO,  LATER  RECOVERED  ON  TRIUNE MILL  ROAD  NEAR  WALKERFIELD ROAD  IN  SOUTHERN  UPSON  COUNTY.

THE  GBI  RESPONDED   TO  ASSIST  IN  THE  INVESTIGATION. 

ROBBERY AT COOK’S MARKET E. LEE LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

POLICE  RESPONDED  AND   YELLOW  CRIME  TAPE  WAS  AROUND  THE   BUSINESS  AT  MIDNIGHT. THOMASTON  POLICE  DEPARTMENT HAS NOT  RELEASED  DETAILS.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

CITY OF THOMASTON HIRES NEW CITY CLERK AND FINANCE OFFICER

AT  TUESDAY’S  REGULAR  MEETING—THE  THOMASTON CITY  COUNCIL  HIRED  CLINTON  CHASTAIN OF  THOMASTON   WITH  THE  RETIREMENT  OF  DENNIS  TRUITT AT  THE  END OF MAY.

MR.  CHASTAIN  HAS  BEEN  COMPTROLLER  AT  GORDON  STATE  COLLEGE  FOR  THE PAST  SIX  YEARS.

Monday, April 6, 2015

POLICE CHIEF GREATHOUSE RESIGNING FOR A NEW POSITION WITH ROCIC

IN  A  PRESS  RELEASE, THOMASTON  POLICE  CHIEF  DAN  GREATHOUSE  HAS  ANNOUNCED HE  HAS  ACCEPTED  A  JOB  AS  A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  COORDINATOR,  WITH   THE  REGIONAL  ORGANIZED  CRIME  INFORMATION  CENTER,  A  REGIONAL  INFORMATION  SHARING  SYSTEMS  CENTER.  THE  LAST  DAY  AS  CHIEF OF  POLICE WILL  BE  APRIL   25, 2015 AND  THE  NEW  POSITION  WILL  BEGIN  APRIL   26, 2015.

CHIEF  GREATHOUSE  WILL  PRIMARILY  BE  ASSIGNED  THE  GEORGIA  AREA  SERVICING APPROXIMATELY  179 ROCIC MEMBER  AGENCIES.

CHIEF  GREATHOUSE  SAID  ITS  BEEN  AN  HONOR  AND  PRIVILEGE  TO SERVE  AS  CHIEF OF  POLICE  FOR  A  COMMUNITY  WHERE  ME  AND  MY  FAMILY LIVE. THE  CHIEF  ADDED  HE  WILL  MISS  THE  P.D.,  BUT HE  IS  EXCITED  ABOUT THIS NEW  OPPORTUNITY  TO  WORK  WITH  LAW  ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES  ACROSS  THE  STATE  AND  REGION.

Friday, April 3, 2015

TRAVELING VIETNAM TRIBUTE WALL IN THOMASTON AT MATTEWS FIELD UNTIL SUNDAY AT 2PM.

 

THE  WALL  CONTAINS  THE  NAMES  OF  ALMOST   60,000   U.S. SOLDIERS  WHO  DIED  IN  THE  WAR,  14  FROM  UPSON  COUNTY. THE  SITE IS  LIGHTED  AND  THERE WILL BE ROUND  THE  CLOCK  SECURITY  FOR  VISITORS.

Friday, March 27, 2015

GA DOT PROPOSES ROUNDABOUT AT 5 WAY STOP

AT  A   PUBLIC  INFORMATION  OPEN  HOUSE,  THURSDAY,  THE  GA.  DOT  3RD  DISTRICT  OFFICE OUTLINED  PROPOSED  INPROVEMENTS  TO   STATE ROUTE  74 ONE-WAY  PAIR SYSTEM IN  THOMASTON.

A  4-LEGGED  ROUNDABOUT  IS  PROPOSED  FOR  THE  FIVE-WAY  INTERSECTION OF  74/EAST  MAIN  STREET, NORTH  BETHEL  STREET, SOUTH  BETHEL  AND  STATE ROUND  36/BARNESVILLE  HIGHWAY.  AS  PART  OF  THE  ROUNDABOUT  CONSTRUCTION  EAST THOMPSON STREET  WILL  BE  REALIGNED  TO  ENTER  36 PRIOR  TO  ACCESSING  THE ROUNDABOUT.

IN  OTHER NEWS,  3RD DISTRICT  ENGINEER  THOMAS  HOWELL  IS  RETIRING  APRIL I  AND  THE  NEW  DISTRICT  ENGINEER  IS  MICHAEL  PRESLEY OF  THOMASTON.