Monday, August 3, 2015

ARMED ROBBERY SUNDAY FLASH FOODS 19 N.

UPSON  COUNTY SHERIFF  DAN  KILGORE  SAID  A  BLACK  MALE  ENTERED THE  STORE  JUST  BEFORE  MIDNIGHT, WALKED  BEHIND  THE  COUNTER  AND  POINTED  A  PISTOL AT  THE  FEMALE  CLERK.  HE  ORDERED HER  TO  OPEN  THE  CASH  REGISTER  AND  DROP  THE  SAFE.  SHE  INFORMED  HIM  SHE  COULD  NOT  OPEN  THE  SAFE. HE TOOK  ABOUT   $150 FROM  THE  REGISTER AND LEFT ON  FOOT.

SHERIFF  KILGORE  DESCRIBED  THE  SUSPECT  AS  A  BLACK  MALE  5-7 TO  5-11,   250  POUNDS  WEARING  A  BLUE  KNIT  CAP  AND  A  BLUE  BANDANA OVER  HIS  FACE,  ALL    BLACK   CLOTHING,  AND  WHITE  SNEAKERS.

ANYONE  WITH  INFORMATION  ABOUT  THIS  CASE  SHOULD CONTACT  THE  UPSON  COUNTY  SHERIFF’S  OFFICE.

Friday, July 31, 2015

THURSDAY AUGUST 6TH-FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

THE  UPSON  PROFESSIONALS,  AND  OTHER  BUSINESS, CIVIC,  GOVERNMENT  AND  CHURCH  GROUPS  WILL BE  OFFERING  BASIC  SCHOOL  SUPPLIES 4  TO  6PM  AT  THE THOMASTON-UPSON  CIVIC  CENTER, FOR K-5TH GRADE.

BUSINESSES  ARE   INVITED  TO  DONATE  AND  PARTICIPATE. CONTACT  GARY  MOORE  AT  706-975-1291 OR  RESHANN  ADAMS  AT  706-647-1924.

SCHOOL  SUPPLIES  NEEDED, INCLUDE LOOSE-LEAF  NOTEBOOK  PAPER,  WHITE NOTEBOOKS, HAND  SANITIZER  AND  WRITING   JOURNALS.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

THOMASTON POLICE OBTAINED 17 FELONY WARRANTS FOR RECENT ARMED ROBBERIES

LT.  ANDREW  PIPPIN  SAID  TWO OF  THREE  SUSPECTS  ARE  IN  CUSTODY.  THE CASES INVOLVED  DOLLAR  GENERAL,  217  EAST  MAIN, JUNE  5TH, FAMILY DOLLAR ON  U.S.  19  AND  MR.  B’S  CONVIENCE STORE,  401 NORTH  CENTER  STREET, JULY  3RD.

THE  CASES  REMAIN  UNDER  INVESTIGATION.

THOMASTON POLICE INVESTIGATING A DROWNING

ACCORDING  TO  LT.  ANDREW  PIPPIN,  UNITS  RESPONDED  TO   404  THURSTON  AVE.  WEDNESDAY  AROUND  5PM  AND  FOUND  A  FEMALE, LEONA  CALLAWAY,  AGE  47  HAD  BEEN FOUND  AT  THE  BOTTOM OF  A  POOL BY  THE  HOME  OWNER.

THE  HOME OWNER  GOT  HER  OUT  OF  THE  POOL  AND ATTEMPTED  CPR, EMS  ARRIVED  AND  ADMINISTERED  CPR, AND MS. CALLAWAY  WAS  TRANSPORTED  TO  URMC  WHERE  SHE  WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD  SHORTLY  AFTER   9PM.

LT. PIPPIN SAID  THE  CASE  REMAINS  OPEN  PENDING  AN  AUTOPSY  FROM  THE  GBI  MEDICAL  EXAMINER.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SOLAR FARM PROPOSAL TO THE IDA

AT  MONDAY’S  JULY  MEETING, AN  ATLANTA  COMPANY,  INMAN SOLAR  OUTLINED  A  PROPOSAL  FOR  A   4  TO  5  ACRE  SOLAR  FARM  IN  COOPERATION  WITH  CHIEF  MANUFACTURING  OR  AMERICAN PROCESS  OFF  HIGHWAY   36  EAST.

AFTER  AN  EXECUTIVE  SESSION,  THE  DEVELOPMENT  AUTHORITY  OFFERED  NINE  ACRES OF  PROPERTY  AT   $5000 PER  ACRE, AND  INMAN  OFFICIALS  SAID  THEY WILL  TAKE  IT  UNDER  CONSIDERATION.

IT   WOULD  BE  A  $1.5 MILLION  PROJECT,    NOT  A JOBS  PRODUCER,  BUT  WOULD  YIELD  TAX  REVENUE.

GA. POWER  SELECTS  SUCH  PROJECTS, AND  A  DECISION  WOULD  PROBABLY  BE  MADE  BEFORE  THE  END  OF  THE  YEAR.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RABIES ALERT FROM UPSON ANIMAL CONTROL

ON  JULY  23RD  AND  24TH,  TWO  SEPARATE  INCIDENTS WITH  DOGS  INVOLVED WITH  A RACCOON  THAT  TESTED POSITIVE  FOR  RABIES.  THE  FIRST ON  HARRELL  ROAD,  THE  SECOND ON  DAY  ROAD.  IT  COULD BE  THE  SAME  RACCOON IN  BOTH PLACES.

UPSON  ANIMAL CONTROL ASKING  ALL  RESIDENTS  TO  HAVE  THEIR  PETS  VACCINATED  YEARLY  AND  ITS  MANDATORY  IN  GEORGIA .

LOCAL  VETS  CHARGE  $12  FOR RABIES  VACCINES  AND THERE  ARE  CLINICS  AT TRACTOR  SUPPLY  AND  PET  SENSE.

Monday, July 20, 2015

THOMASTON CITY COUNCIL MEETS TUES 7PM

ON  THE  AGENDA  UNDER  PUBLIC  COMMENT, MEMBERS  OF  THE  THOMASTON  IMPROVEMENT  ASSOCIATION,  THE  GROUP   CALLING  FOR  THE  FIRING  OF  POLICE  OFFICER  PHILLIP   TOBIN,  CURRENTLY  SUSPENDED  WITH  PAY.

ALSO ON  THE  AGENDA,  GLENDALE  SEWER  LINE  WORK  PROJECT,  APPROVAL  OF  WEAVER  PARK  AND PARK  STREET  PLAYGROUND  WORK

APPROVAL  OF  INTERFOR  WATER  LINE  RELOCATION.

LAMAR COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

In cooperation with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, Caleb A. Tyson, Superior Court Clerk of Lamar County, is proud to announce that the citizens of Lamar County now may access public records, such as real estate documents, instantly on their iOS or Android device!

Through the release of The Clerks’ Authority Map Search app for Android tablets (Premium account required at www.gsccca.org) the citizens of Lamar County now have, at their finger tips, the ability to search properties by address, view home sales prices and related document images on any iOS and Android device!

Simply go to the App Store and download. The Clerks’ Authority Map Search app for iPad is free to Premium account subscribers.

For more information, please visit www.gsccca.org.

SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW

On Friday July 17, Severn Trent Environmental Services (STES) was notified of a sanitary sewer overflow.

Approximately 1,000 gallons of untreated wastewater, classified as a spill, escaped from a manhole located at the station. Personnel from STES responded immediately to the spill and management notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Agency. The spill was contained, all debris has been cleaned up, and lime was applied to the affected area for disinfection. Warning signs have been posted at the site of the spill and will remain there for seven days.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Victor Cozart at (706) 647-9694.

Friday, July 17, 2015

PUBLIC MEETING TUES. JULY 21 ON CONSOLIDATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS FROM 9 TO 4

THE  UPSON COUNTY  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  WILL  HOLD  THE  MEETING  AT  6PM  TUESDAY  IN   THE  BASEMENT  OF  THE  ARCHIVES.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

FORMER IDA CHAIR HAS DIED

Mr. Thomas Dickson Adams, Jr., age 71, of Thomaston, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at his home. Mr. Adams was a long-time realtor with Century 21, Adams-Harvey Realty Company of Thomaston.

Memorial services for Mr. Adams will be held on Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 4 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Thomaston. The family of Mr. Adams will receive friends at the Church from 2:00 pm until the service hour.

Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UPDATE ON LAMAR COUNTY HOMOCIDE-TUES.

SHERIFF  BRAD  WHITE  IDENTIFIED  THE   GUNSHOT  VICTIM  AS  DONALD  TRAMAINE  CLARK AND  THE  SUSPECT   IS  JOSHUA JAMES  COX.

UNITS  RESPONDED  TO   939  CHAPPELL  MILL   ROAD    TUESDAY  AND  FOUND  A  BODY  IN  THE  DRIVE-WAY.   COX  WAS  LATER  ARRESTED  IN  BUTTS  COUNTY  AFTER  THE  ALLEGED  SHOOTING  ON  A  DOMESTIC    VIOLENCE    CHARGE.

THE  GBI  WAS  DISPATCHED  TO  PROCESS  THE  CRIME  SCENE.