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                     143RD YEAR NO. 68                                   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011                          2 SECTIONS , 14 PAGES,                   50 CENTS

Searchers in boats with grappling hooks and divers in the water searched Lake Thomaston Tuesday afternoon for a Nissan Murano believed to have been driv-
en into the lake earlier that day. In the left photo, after divers from the Spalding Police Department (left, in water) located the vehicle upside down on the bot-
tom of the lake and attached a cable to it, the Murano was pulled from the water by a tow truck. In the right photo, after uprighting the vehicle, officers dis-
covered the driver was not in it. For more photos of the search, see page 5A. Photos by Larry Stanford

 Body Found in Lake Thomaston
Sheila A. Marshall             of the alleged auto theft,    prescription medication,”       Search and recovery          Greathouse subse-          feet in front of them-
Reporter                       with authorities subse-       Greathouse said. “When        efforts continued at 7      quently reported a body       selves,” Ranieri said.
  A two-day search for a       quently notified of a sec-    they looked further, they     a.m. Wednesday morn-        had been located late         “That’s where the vehi-
man whom authorities           ondary incident scene at      noticed skid marks on         ing with personnel from     Wednesday night.              cle was recovered, and
believed may have              the reservoir.                the paving and slide          numerous       agencies        According to Capt.         he was recovered close
drowned       in   Lake          “Between that time,         marks on the grass going      including the Thomas-       Tony Ranieri, of the          to the same area.”
Thomaston ended late           the workers out at the        down towards the              ton-Upson County Res-       Spalding County Sher-           The discovery was
Wednesday night when           reservoir saw where the       water.”                       cue Squad, Thomaston-       iff ’s Office Criminal        made several hours after
the body of a male was         fence was damaged at            Greathouse said the         Upson Volunteers, local     Investigation Division,       dark with the utilization
recovered from the             the southern entrance of      vehicle was soon located      Emergency Management        who also heads up the         of specialized sonar
water.                         the reservoir,” Thomas-       in the water, upside          Authority officials, the    Pike-Spalding Underwa-        equipment provided by
  The incident was first       ton Police Chief Dan          down. The doors were          Georgia Department of       ter Evidence Recovery         the Georgia Department
reported Tuesday as an         Greathouse said.              locked and windows            Natural Resources, the      Team, divers remained         of Natural Resources.
automobile theft stem-           The workers initially       rolled up, with the excep-    Pike-Spalding Underwa-      on scene until approxi-         “They started dragging
ming from a disagree-          believed the damaged          tion of the back hatch,       ter Evidence Recovery       mately 4:30 p.m., but         and hooked him,”
ment between the as-of-        fencing to be indicative      which was open. The           Team, Georgia K-9           were unsuccessful in          Ranieri said.
yet unidentified suspect       of possible vandalism,        driver was not in the         search teams, the Upson     locating the body.              Greathouse said the
and his mother, but            and began their work          vehicle.                      County Sheriff’s Office,       He said Wednesday’s        body has been trans-
authorities soon came to       maintaining the grounds.        “After removing the         the Thomaston Fire          search focused in an          ported to the Georgia
believe a 2007 Nissan          However, they soon            vehicle, the water was        Department,      Upson      area near the pier in         Bureau of Investigation
SUV may have been              noticed additional evi-       really muddy, so we           County Coroner James        water approximately 15        Crime Lab for positive
driven at a high rate of       dence that caused             couldn’t do any more          George,      Southwest      to 20 feet deep.              identification and autop-
speed into the lake,           increased concern.            dives,” Greathouse said.      Water, the city of             Due to murky water,        sy.
which serves as a pri-           “They saw debris in           However,       workers      Thomaston, the Thomas-      visibility was described        Reporter Sheila Mar-
mary local reservoir.          the water – it looked like    remained on scene, drag-      ton Police Department       as “very limited.”            shall can be contacted at
  An officer was dis-          parts of a car – and then     ging the reservoir, until     and Emergency Medical          “The divers could          editorial4@thomaston-
patched to take a report       they found a bottle of        approximately 8 p.m.          Services participating.     probably see only five

Mattei arrested for murder
by FPD Monday afternoon
Sheila A. Marshall             my primary about 16           hadn’t backed out, she
Reporter                       hours into my investiga-      would probably be dead
  Joe Mattei, of Thomas-       tion,” he said as he          now instead of the vic-
ton, was arrested on           explained the basis of        tim.”
Monday by investigators        Mattei’s arrest. “The            Officials now question
of the Fairburn Police         investigation just got to     the legality of Mattei’s
Department on charges          the point where it was        earlier marriage, refer-
related to the June 30         time to make a move,          ring to it as “complicat-
shooting death of his          especially when I found       ed.”
wife, 56-year-old Angela       all the information about        Israel said Mattei had
Williams, of Manchester.       the insurance informa-        not officially filed a life
Officials say Mattei was       tion. I found an insurance    insurance claim follow-
taken into custody “pret-      policy on her, so I finally   ing Williams’ death, but
ty much without inci-          had a motive.”                he      had      allegedly
dent” at approximately            Israel said he had dis-    “requested the paper-
12:15 p.m. in front of the     covered that Mattei’s         work and was compiling
Pool Hall Café.                own life insurance policy,    everything he needed.”
  Detective Sgt. Charles
Israel, of the FPD Crimi-
                               valued at $250,000, had a
                               rider which would pay
                                                                Prior to discovering the
                                                             life insurance policy,        Upson Welcomes New Radiologists
nal Investigation Unit,        out at a value of 60 per-     Israel said evidence he
                                                                                              Upson Regional Med-      Advanced Diagnostic           edge technology that one
now says Mattei became         cent – or $150,000 – in       referred to as “some
                                                                                           ical Center welcomes two    Imaging. Most recently,       would normally find at
a person of interest only      the event of his wife’s       lucky breaks early on”
                                                                                           new Board Certified         he was employed by Red        world-class academic
hours after the crime          death.                        directly pointed to Mattei
                                                                                           Radiologists to the com-    Hills Radiology, serving      institutions without hav-
occurred. “He became              “(The insurance policy)    as Williams’ killer, but he
                                                                                           munity — Thomas John-       John D. Archbold Memo-        ing to deal with traffic
                               was taken out prior to the    lacked sufficient proba-
                                                                                           son, M.D. and Robert Cir-   rial    Hospital        in    and parking in those
                               marriage. It’s not in her     ble cause to execute an
      Inside                   name; it was a family
                               rider. The problem was,
                                                             arrest warrant against his
                                                                                           illo, M.D. Each of these
                                                                                           physicians      has    an
                                                                                                                       Thomasville, Ga. and
                                                                                                                       was an Associate Clinical
                                                                                                                                                     larger cities,” said Dr.
                                                                                           impressive resume and       Professor at Florida State      Dr. Cirillo earned his
      Today                    with Mattei being a sin-
                               gle man, he had to go out
                                                                “All I can allude to is
                                                             we have obtained some
                                                                                           both have already relo-
                                                                                           cated to the community.
                                                                                                                       University’s School of
                                                                                                                                                     medical degree from
                                                                                                                                                     Georgetown University
                               and get a family,” Israel     cell phone records and
                                                                                              Dr. Johnson is a grad-     “Dr. Cirillo and I were     and also has an MBA
Page 2A.......Day by Day       said. Authorities now         some video evidence,”
                                                                                           uate of Emory Universi-     both impressed by the         from the University of
                               allege Mattei’s marriage      the lead investigator said.
Page 4A............Editorial   to Williams was not his       “We have cellular and
                                                                                           ty with a degree in Biol-   community of Thomas-          Tennessee-Knoxville. He
                                                                                           ogy. His medical degree     ton and the extensive         completed his Radiology
Page 5A.........Obituaries     first attempt to obtain       physical evidence.”
                                                                                           is from the Medical Col-    imaging modalities avail-     Residency at Rochester
Page1-2B.............Sports    that needed family.              Much of the recovered
                                                                                           lege of Georgia, and he     able to the patients of       General Hospital in
                                  “We also found out that    evidence remains at the
Pages 3-4B...Classifieds       three weeks prior to his      Georgia Bureau of Inves-
                                                                                           completed his residency     Thomaston. You can tell       Rochester, New York and
                                                                                           at St. Luke’s Medical       that the administration       went on to complete a
                               marriage to the victim, he    tigation Crime Lab pend-
                                                                                           Center in Milwaukee,        and Board of Trustees         fellowship in Cardiovas-
           Printed on          married another woman,        ing analysis.
                                                                                           Wisconsin. While at St.     have gone to great            cular & Interventional
              100%             but she backed out on
                                                               SEE MURDER, PAGE 5A
                                                                                           Lukes, Dr. Johnson also     lengths to provide the
                                                                                                                                                     SEE WELCOMES, PAGE 5A

                                                                            Williams Trading Co.
         recycled paper        him,” Israel said. “If she
                                                                                           completed a fellowship in   community with cutting

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        Day by Day                                       until October 7 and will re-open with a showing of
                                                         Matt Damon in “Contagion”. Several live shows
                                                         will be coming to the Ritz in the next few months.
                                                                                                                  Ruben Holston, Chief

                                                         On October 22 it will host “The Funniest Man”,           2270 Pleasant Grove Rd. , Yatesville, GA 31097
      • Meetings • Fundraisers • Classes                 James Gregory; on November 10 there will be The
                                                         Best of the Beatles with The Return and on January                   .O.
                                                                                                                  Yatesville-P Box 225, Yatesville, GA 31097
        • Programs • Announcements                       5 will be the Elvis Birthday Tribute with Todd Allen
                The Happenings                           Herendeen. All shows will start at 7:30 p.m.             Ronnie Riggins, Chief, 706-472-3709
                                                         Advanced tickets are available at the TUAc Gallery
          You Want To Know About                         in Thomaston.                                            Medication Assistance Program, Career Assis-
     To list an event, fax it to 706-647-2833                                                                   tance Program, Business Development Program
                                                           The Class of 1981: There will be a combined          (fee-based), Home Care & Health Services (fee-
Upcoming                                                 class reunion for the graduating classes of 1981
                                                         from Upson High, Westwood and R. E. Lee on
                                                                                                                based)If you are currently seeking affordable med-
                                                                                                                ications prescribed by your physician, or if you are
Tuesday, September 6                                     October 15 at the Ridge Restaurant at Hickory          interested in any of the other services or programs,
                                                         Ridge Golf Course in Thomaston. The cost will be       please contact God’s Refuge at 706-656-2239. Our
  The Humane Society will meet on Tuesday, Sep-          $50 couple/$25 single; checks should be made           goal is to help low income individuals obtain their
tember 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts room        payable to Combined Class of 1981 and sent to          prescription medications for free or at a discount-
at the Civic Center.                                     Chystie Pitts at P. O. Box 1171, Thomaston, GA         ed price, job skills or referrals, as well as a new
                                                         30286. The deadline to receive payment will be         outlook on life.
Thursday, September 8                                    September 1. For more information or if you have
                                                         contact information of the graduates, please call      Ongoing
  The Thomaston-Upson Classical Music and                Kayla Adams Burke at 706-975-4927, Brent Daniel
Opera Club will convene for three more meetings          at 706-975-6150 or Chrystie McDaniel Pitts at 706-   A “Big Book” study will be held every Thursday
this year. The next one is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sep-      656-0299. All information is posted on Facebook at 6:30 p.m. at the Zebulon Senior Citizen Center.
tember 8 in the basement of the Thomaston-Upson          Events under the “Class of 81 Combined Reunion.” Open meeting to follow at 8 p.m. For more infor-
Archives, 301 South Center Street. The music of                                                             mation call Georgia at 706-646-2900.
Dvorak and the Shostakovich will be featured. For          John B. Gordon School
more information, see www.thegospler,org or call           If you attended John B. Gordon School, High-       The monthly meeting of the VFW Post 6447 will
770-567-4113.                                            way 19 South, and are interested in a school take place at 6 p.m. the Third Thursday of every
                                                         reunion, please call ASAP: Ed Crews 706-647-9136; month in the Upson County Archives building,
Saturday, September 24                                   Gloria Cochran Sanders 706-647-1168; Joyce Har- located at 301 South Center Street.
                                                         alson Harris 706-647-5852 or Jeanette Bransford
   “Tunes forTy” benefit on Saturday, September          Howard 706-647-6013. We are planning for Sep-        Health Talk by Dr. Richard Clayton. Weekly
24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Mountain View Bap-        tember 2011.                                       Health Talk providing current information on
tist Church Family Life Building. It will be a day                                                          health trends and ways to improve health. Every
filled with Gospel tunes and performances. The             Silvertown Celebration will be held on Saturday, Monday night at 6 p.m. at Clayton Family Chiro-
concert will be composed of various locals. Bar-         October 8, 2011. All residents, past and present practic, 205 Thomas Street, Thomaston, 706-601-
beque plates will be sold and there will be activities   are invited to the annual Silvertown Celebration 0553 (call or text).
all day long. There will also be a bike ride. For        at the ball park, which will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Find us on Facebook at Clayton Family Chiro-
more information on the event, please visit Tunes        There will be free drinks, hamburgers and hotdogs. practic.
for Ty on facebook. Notice
                                                     Looking for classmates from R. E. Lee Institute              Silvertown Baptist Church holds a free soup
  The Ritz Theatre in Thomaston, Ga will be closed Class of 1971. Please send your e-mail address to            kitchen every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30
                                          or call Lynn Torbert Vaugh-              a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Silvertown Baptist Church
                                                   an at 706-647-3340 or March McKenney Burnette                Fellowship hall. Those in need of a nutritious lunch
        Submissions                                at 706-464-5724. Our 40th Class Reunion will be
                                                   held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Callaway Gar-
                                                                                                                and fellowship are welcome to attend. No soul is
                                                                                                                turned away. For more information or to volunteer
                                                   dens.                                                        call 706-647-4844.
 We, at The Thomaston Times, strive
 to provide you a community news-                           Thomaston Hospice will be scheduled every            The Thomaston-Upson Senior Center, located
 paper full of local stories, activities                 month for Free Blood Pressure Checks at the behind the R. E. Lee Government Complex, is open
                                                         Thomaston-Upson Senior Center, Memorial Hall. Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The mission of
 and happenings and we feel that we                      Call 706-647-1607 for the dates.                      the center is to provide a comfortable, inviting
 do a good job with that. However,                                                                             atmosphere for Upson County residents 50 years of
 sometimes we are not able to get to                        The Central Georgia SHRM (Society for Human age and up. A variety of activities are offered at
 every event, so this is where you,                      Resources Management) is a professional organi- the Senior Center each day including billiards, ping
                                                         zation whose membership represents Human pong and use of exercise equipment.Mondays:
 our readers come in.                                    Resource executives and professionals from our Quilting Club at 1 p.m., Pilates at 4 p.m. Tuesdays:
   If you did not see the story you                      local and surrounding counties. Our main objec- Fit and Fun Exercise classes at 8:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m.
 were looking for in today's paper,                      tive is to provide meaningful programs, seminars and 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays: Breath and Stretch
 we would love to hear from you. We                      and resources for all of our members and guests. classes at 10:15 a.m.; Bridge class at 10 a.m. and
                                                         We also provide excellent networking opportuni- Pilates at 4 p.m.
 are always looking for new ideas for                    ties with other Human Resource professionals
 features, such as unique things peo-                    toward the advancement of the Human Resource            Thursdays: Fit and Fun classes at 8:15 a.m., 9:15
 ple are doing or businesses that                        profession in the Central Georgia area. We would a.m. and 10:15 a.m.; Bingo at 9 a.m. Reflections
 have recently opened, but do not yet                    like to invite you to attend one of our monthly Day Program is a program for people with
 have an advertising budget.                             meetings, which are usually held on the second Alzheimer’s from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. First Wednesday:
                                                         Wednesday of each month 12 noon at American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren at 10 a.m.;
   We would like our readers to sub-                     Pie. For more information call Michael Green, D. A. S. H./ Nutrition Group at 1 p.m. Fourth
 mit any news tip, story idea, event                     President of the Central Georgia SHRM, at 706- Thursday: Alzheimer’s Support Group at 6:30 p.m.
 or activity that you feel deserves                      975-2276.                                             Care is provided. Anyone with questions, program
 coverage in the newspaper.                                                                                    ideas or comments can call Donna Auth, center
                                                            The Northside Volunteer Fire Department/ director, at 706-647-1607.
   Also, if you attended a local event,                  Northside Fire-Rescue is collecting 2011 dues. The
 whether it is sports related, a church                  dues are $25.00 for each home, dwelling residence,      12-Step meetings Alcoholics/Narcotics Anony-
 event or a little league team holding                   address or property. The dues can be paid at North- mous
 a car wash for a fundraiser, feel free                  side Drugs or mailed to Northside Volunteer Fire
                                                         Department P O. Box 209, Thomaston, Ga. 30286.          AA and NA are now located at 301 Green Street,
 to submit a photo and a write-up to                     If you have any questions feel free to contact Chief at the corner of West Lee Street and Green Street,
 us about what went on.                                  Andy Hay at 706-648-4146.                             behind the Potting Shed on Church Street. AA
   We want to hear from you! You                                                                               meets Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday at 8
 may email any story ideas to our ed-                       American Legion Lucius Worthy Post 532             p.m. NA meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Satur-
                                                            Legion and SAL meetings are held on the first days at 8 p.m. Parking is located at the back of the
 itor, Larry Stanford, at edito-                         and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at building and behind the House of Care., sports                        the post on Solomon Street in Lincoln Park. Aux-
 stories to Wes McCard at edito-                         iliary meetings are on the first and third Thurs-       Al-Anon, or call                       days at 6 p.m. also at the Legion building.             Al Anon, a 12-step group for the family and
                                                                                                               friends of alcoholics, meets Wednesdays at 8 p.m.,
 the office at 706-647-5414.                                A Grief Support Group is held first and third 301 Green Street, next to House of Care.
                                                         Wednesdays each month. The group will meet from
                                                         4:30-5:45 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in      Narcotics Anonymous
                                                         Thomaston. Call 706-647-5914 for directions. The        Are chemicals taking over your life? You are not
                                                         group is sponsored by VistaCare Hospice and is alone. Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesday,

                                                         open to adults in the community.                      Wednesday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., corner of West
                                                                                                               Lee and Green Street.
                                                            The women’s AA Meeting is now on Thursday
                                                         from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Zebulon Senior Center. 1st Monday

        Thomaston                                        There are no Monday or Wednesday women’s
                                                         meetings.                                               Woodmen of the World meet
                                                                                                                 Woodmen of the World Lodge 109 meets the first
                                                            Hospice Advantage in Fayetteville and sur- Monday of every month at 6 p.m., at the Upson
          Times                                          rounding area is seeking volunteers and/or interns County Civic Center.
                                                         to join its team. Volunteers assist families and
                                                         patients who are living with a life limiting illness,   Upson Men and Women of Action, Inc. to meet
      THE FREE PRESS                                     training is provided. Areas of service include com- The Upson Men and Women of Action, Inc., will
                                                         panionship, caregiver relief, community outreach, meet the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m., at
   KEEPING UPSON COUNTY                                  and office assistance. Those interested or who the Eddie Collier Recreation Park.
     IN THE NEWS FOR 143                                 would like further information may call 678 817-
                                                         4180.                                                 2nd & 4th Mondays
                                                           The local branch of the NAACP is holding a           Lions Club Meetings
                                                         membership drive. Annual membership is $30 and         The Lions Club will meet every second and
    Upson County’s Oldest Business                       a $15 initial payment is the start of becoming a fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Britt
      Georgia Press Association                          member of the oldest civil rights organization. Con- House, next to the Archives.
                                                         tact Gwen Copeland, membership co-chair, at 706-
              member                                     975-8200.                                              Upson Historical Society-presents a program on
        2007 Award Winning                                                                                    the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. in the Archives Con-
                                                           Humane Society is now on Facebook at Upson ference Room at 301 S. Center Street. For more
             Newspaper                                   Humane.                                              information contact Penny Cliff at the Archives,
           (USPS 209-340)                                  Volunteer Fire Department Dues For questions
                                                         about dues, to which department to pay dues, other 2nd and 4th Thursday
    Published every Tuesday and                          locations where dues may be paid or anything else
               Friday                                    about the volunteer fire departments, please con-      The Sertoma Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thurs-
                                                         tact someone from the Upson County Volunteer day of each month at 12 noon at the Upson Sen-
     at 109 North Center Street,                         Fire Departments. Phone numbers, addresses and ior Center.
        Thomaston, GA 30286                              contact persons are listed.
            706-647-5414                                                                                        3rd Monday
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                                                                                                                                 Yard sale benefit for
                                                                                                                                 Ty Ross Saturday
                                                                                                                                   A yard sale benefit for                                c a m e
                                                                                                                                 Ty Ross will be held this                                after suf-
                                                                                                                                 Saturday, September 3, at                                fering a
                                                                                                                                 Dudley’s Body Shop,                                      smashed
                                                                                                                                 located at 212 North                                     finger
                                                                                                                                 Bethel Street, beginning                                 t h a t
                                                                                                                                 at 7 a.m.                                                would
                                                                                                                                   There will also be a                                   not heal.
                                                                                                                                 “Tunes forTy” benefit on                                    He has
                                                                                                                                 Saturday, September 24,                                  under-
                                                                                                                                 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the                               gone chemo, radiation
                                                                                                                                 Mountain View Baptist                                    and most recently a stem
                                                                                                                                 Church Family Life Build-                                cell transplant.
                                                                                                                                 ing. It will be a day filled                                Ty is responding well
                                                                                                                                 with Gospel tunes and                                    and is now home from
                                                                                                                                 performances.                                            the hospital. Although he

Pollard birthdays                                                                                                                  The concert will be
                                                                                                                                 composed of various
                                                                                                                                                                                          is doing well considering,
                                                                                                                                                                                          he still has a long road

Tripp Ray Pollard celebrated his third birthday on
August 14, 2011. Danaka Romee Pollard will cele-
                                                                                                                                 locals. Barbeque plates
                                                                                                                                 will be sold and there will
                                                                                                                                 be activities all day long.
                                                                                                                                                                                          ahead of him and
                                                                                                                                                                                          expenses with his care
                                                                                                                                                                                          continue to mount up. Ty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ogletree birthday
brate her first birthday on September 16, 2011 and                                                                               There will also be a bike                                is in the care of his                    India Arie Ogletree will celebrate her ninth birth-
Chaz Pollard will celebrate his ninth birthday on                                                                                ride.                                                    grandparents, John and                   day, today, September 2, 2011. She is the daughter of
October 11, 2011. Tripp Danaka and Chaz are the                                                                                    For more information                                   Julie Yarbrough. John                    Willie and Brandy Ogletree and the sister of
                                                                                                                                 on the event, please visit                               Yarbrough is the preach-
children of Grady and Andrea Pollard. Paternal                                                                                                                                                                                     Qua’Daysha, Jacashae, Chikira and Khalik. Grand-
                                                                                                                                 Tunes for Ty on face-                                    er of Twin Oaks Baptist
grandparents are Wayne and Mary Pollard. Mater-                                                                                  book. Ty Ross is three-                                  Church.                                  parents are the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Paschal,
nal grandparents are the late Johnny and Nancy                                                                                   years-old and is battling                                   Please keep Ty in your                Jr., and Willie George Greene and the late Pearlene
Carroll. They have two older sisters, Hunter Daman                                                                               JMML, a rare form of                                     prayers. May God richly                  Ogletree. Godmother is Kizzy Ogletree and godsis-
and Alexis Pollard.                                                                                                              Leukemia. His diagnosis                                  bless you all.                           ter is Kia’Shona Carter.

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OPINION                                                                      P A G E 4 A – F R I D AY , S E P T E M B E R 2 , 2 0 1 1

        The Thomaston
                                                                        Penny Ponders: Goodbye Tommy

                                                          I am convinced that                                            If animals can have         Cocoa was able to get the
                                                       animals make us better                                         best friends, then Cocoa       chair all to herself,
                                                       people. Tommy thought                                          - the dog formerly terri-      Tommy decided that he

                General Manager
                                                       he was a dog. Today,                                           fied of Tommy - and            wanted up too. Bounding
                                                       Tommy (named after                                             Tommy       were     best      with the agility of the cat

                  Roland Foiles
                                                       Tom of Tom and Jerry                                           friends. They rolled           he was, he nestled next to

                                                       fame) turned three                                             around like two kittens.       Cocoa. Cocoa left. Then
                                                       months old, and loved to                                       Tommy would playfully          one day, all that changed.

              Editor – Larry Stanford
                                                       trot along with the three                                      whack Cocoa on the face,       Snuggled asleep on the

         Associate Editor – Ashley Biles
                                                       dogs. Two are ours,                                            all the time making sure       very top of the Lazy Boy
                                                       Cocoa, a miniature                       Penny Cliff           his claws were not             was Cocoa and Tommy.
                                                                                             Times Columnist
           Sports Editor – Wes McCard
                                                       Dachshund /Chihuahua                                           extended. Their relation-      Dog and kitten soul-

            Reporter – Sheila Marshall
                                                       mix and our teddy bear                                         ship grew.                     mates. I wish I had got a
                                                       fur ball, Judgie, a Schih      to him. After the second           I know that Cocoa real-     photograph. That’s when

                                                       Tzu/poodle mix, and then       day, Tommy could climb          ly loved Tommy because         I knew they were best of

        Retail Advertising – Lucy Chaney
                                                       my son Joe’s dog Charlie,      the second gate. It was         Cocoa shared her special       friends.
                                                       a medium Heinz 57, who         hold your breath and            spot on top of the Lazy           Of course, knowing

     Retail Advertising – Rebecca Calcaterra
                                                       Joe believes has Husky in      hope for the best. The          Boy chair. From this van-      that Tommy believed he

      Classified Advertising – Linda Knight
                                                       him. Tommy loved the           miniature Dachshund,            tage Cocoa can view the        was a dog, we had to
                                                       dogs and the dogs loved        Cocoa, was terrified of         neighborhood. One day,         watch out when we

            Administrative Assistant
                                                       Tommy.                         the ball of fluff with          early        in       the      called to the dogs “You

                   Willie Green
                                                          We adopted Tommy, a         claws. Tommy chased             Cocoa/Tommy dog/kitten         want to go out?” Here
                                                       beautiful, playful white       that dog around and             relationship building,         they came: Charlie,

                                                       kitten with large gray         around the house. Down          there was the kitten sit-      Cocoa and Judgie out

                 Ernest Haygood
                                                       splotches on his coat and      the hallways, through the       ting on top of the chair,      into our fenced back
                                                       a little gray freckle on his   kitchen, no protection          Cocoa’s chair, looking out     yard. And hurrying along
                                                       lip. Our eight-year-old        under the table of the din-     onto the world. And what       after them: Tommy. Usu-
                                                       daughter had been plead-       ing room, through the liv-      of Cocoa? She walked           ally my husband Bill took
                                                       ing for a kitten for about     ing room and back down          back and forth on the          Tommy outside in his
                                                       a year and we found            the hall. This went on a        hardwood floor, ears           arms to watch the real
                                                       Tommy. With the first          few times, until we res-        back, looking over at me       dogs play. When Tommy
                                                       introduction of Tommy to       cued not the kitten, but        with pleading in her eyes:     wanted to get down and
                                                       the rest of the “dog” fam-     the dog! Judgie, on the         “Get that cat off of my        play too, we took him
                                                       ily, I kept him behind two     other hand, turned his          place.” Cocoa let Tommy        inside. We didn’t want
                                                       baby gates on top of each      chubby little black bot-        stay; with a “why didn’t       anything to happen to

                                                                                                                                                       SEE GOODBYE, PAGE 5A
                                                       other where the dogs           tom to the kitten and           you move the kitten” look
                                                       could see him, but not get     slowly walked about.            sent my way. When

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                                                         Mr. Uncle Sam, don’t touch my Apple Fritter
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                                                       Guest columnist                   I continued in my            on some new taxes.             good citizen but there
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   Funeral Notice                                                                                       When it rains, it pours
                Sam Leonard                                                              Three sewage overflows and man driving into lake
   Mr. Sam Leonard, age 59, who lived at 411 East
Walker Street in Thomaston, died on Sunday, August                              Larry Stanford                                    vehicle and the man’s body.                occurred when a sewer line com-
28, 2011, at Upson Regional Medical Center. His fam-                            Editor                                              SouthWest complied with state            ing from Highway 19 North
ily can be contacted at their residence.                                                                                          regulations in releasing a notifi-         broke inside of a storm drain
   Funeral services were held on Thursday, Septem-                                “When it rains, it pours.”                      cation of a sanitary sewer over-           manhole. Approximately 1,600
ber 1, 2011, at 1 p.m., from the Greater Mt. Zion Bap-                            While this familiar quote may                   flow on August 18. Considered a            gallons of waste water escaped
tist Church. Interment followed in the Fellowship                               not apply to the weather lately, it               major spill, the overflow                  into an unnamed tributary which
Cemetery.                                                                       could apply to the feelings of                    occurred under a creek culvert             flows into Potato Creek. South-
   Mr. Leonard is survived by two children, Wanda                               SouthWest Water Company and                       along West Gordon Street where             West responded and notified
Faye Raines and Anthony Smith of Thomaston; three                               the City of Thomaston, which                      Town Branch crosses.                       EPD. The spill was contained and
children he loved as his own, Kacy King, David Mar-                             have had three sewage overflows                     Approximately 6,000 gallons of           all debris cleaned up. The broken
shall, Jeff Marshall, all of Thomaston; three grand-                            this month, along with the after-                 waste water escaped from a                 sewer pipe was repaired.
children; sisters and brothers, Johnette (George)                               math of a man driving his vehi-                   sewer line, with the overflow                On August 15, a sanitary sewer
Hughley, Linda Leonard, and Jim Leonard, all of                                 cle into Lake Thomaston some-                     going into Town Branch. South-             force main broke behind the Wal-
Thomaston, Mack Lester Hobbs of Atlanta; a host of                              time Tuesday morning. Police                      West Water responded immedi-               Mart Store at 855 North Church
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss                             pulled the vehicle out of the lake                ately and notified the Georgia             Street and there was a five-hour
him dearly.                                                                     Tuesday evening, but the body of                  Environmental Protection Divi-             overflow.
   Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all                            the man they believe was driving                  sion (EPD). The spill was con-               Approximately 2,500 gallons of
professional arrangements.                                                      was not found until late Wednes-                  tained and all debris cleaned up.          waste water escaped into an
                                                                                day evening.                                      The clogged sewer line was jet-            unnamed intermittent tributary
                                                                                  SouthWest stopped pumping                       ted and cleaned to prevent anoth-          which flows into Potato Creek.
       Lewis Cochran Bennett                                                    out of Lake Thomaston, the city’s                 er overflow.                               While the spill may not have
  Mr. Lewis Cochran Bennett, age 71, of Thomaston,                              main drinking water reservoir,                      However SouthWest delayed                reached Potato Creek, SouthWest
died Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at his residence.                                Tuesday, and have switched oper-                  sending out public notices about           treated it as a spill, notifying EPD
  Lewis was born on October 27, 1939, in Troup                                  ations to the Hannah’s Mill reser-                two other sewage overflows ear-            and cleaning up the area.
County, son of the late Morgan Bennett and the late                             voir. There has been no word                      lier in the month that were not              The broken sewer force main
Edith Redwine Bennett. He was a graduate of                                     from SouthWest or the city on                     deemed to be major spills.                 has been repaired.
LaGrange High School and the Dallas Institute of                                what it will take to rectify any                    For a 24-hour period from 11               Editor Larry Stanford can be
Mortuary Science. He was a Licenced Funeral Direc-                              damage done from contamina-                       a.m. August 4 to 11 a.m. August            contacted at 706-647-5414 or edi-
tor for over 50 years, serving the people of the                                tion from the oil and gas in the                  5, a sanitary sewer overflow     
Thomaston area. He was a member of the Thomaston
Sertoma Club and the West Georgia Auburn Club.
He was a former Assistant Troop Leader of Troop
25, BSA. He was a member of Thomaston First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, where he was a member of the
                                                                                MURDER                    FROM    1A

Paul Schumaker Sunday School Class and served on                                  The recovery of this evidence resulted from the                         Williams, who succumbed to three gunshot
numerous board. He was preceded in death by his                                 execution of approximately 25 search warrants, Israel                   wounds, left behind four adult children.
son, Rob Bennett, and sister, Jean Raines.                                      said. This includes three in Thomaston – two at Mat-                      Israel said he has spoken to the victim’s loved ones
  Survivors include his wife, Janice B. Bennett of                              tei’s residence and the third on property owned by a                    since Mattei’s arrest.
Thomaston; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Lee                               lumber company adjacent to the suspect’s home.                            Asked to describe their reaction, he said, “They had
McCrary of LaGrange; grandchildren, Laura Leigh,                                  Mattei faces charges of murder, aggravated assault,                   suspected him from the beginning. If I had to sum it
Kelly, and Ben McCrary, all of LaGrange.                                        armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a con-                     up in a word, it would be relief.”
  Funeral services were held on Thursday, September                             victed felon. He is being held without bond in the Ful-                   Reporter Sheila Marshall can be contacted at edi-
1, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Thomaston First United                               ton County Jail with his first hearing scheduled for          
Methodist Church. Burial followed in Southview                                  Sept. 13.
  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Thomaston First United Methodist Church, P O. Box
707, Thomaston, GA, 30286 or to the Thomaston Ser-
                                                                                FRITTER                  FROM   4A                                      GOODBYE                  FROM    4A

toma Club, P O. Box 848, Thomaston, GA, 30286.                                  much better.                             country but rather politi-     our newest family mem-                most. “Cat’s know
  Coggins Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge                                  Now, Mr. Uncle Sam,                    cians are responsible.         ber. He was too special to            things.”
of arrangements.                                                                let me explain some of                   My thought is simply           get lost. He snuggled                    Today, we found out as
                                                                                the facts of life to you.                this. Instead of consider-     under our chins, dug                  our sweet Tommy lay
                                                                                  First, “Life, Liberty and              ing Apple Fritters as          under the covers and                  sleeping, ready for his
         Lillian Mullis White                                                   the pursuit of Happi-                    “junk food,” why not           loved to play with string             operation, he had a rare
  Mrs. Lillian Mullis White, age 79 of Thomaston,                               ness” is one of the most                 consider politicians as        and, once in a while, bat-            form of ringworm, and
Ga, died August 30, 2011 at the Medical Center of                               famous phrases in the                    “junk politicians” and tax     ted the easy-going Schih              the kindest thing to do
Central Georgia.                                                                United States Declara-                   them. That would make          Tzu’s tail.                           was put him to sleep. Bill
  Mrs. White was born on September 17, 1931 in                                  tion of Independence                     much more sense.                  Today, Tommy went to               was there to say goodbye.
Eastman, Ga to the late Joe and Lula Mae Mullis.                                and considered by some                     Out in the real world        get fixed. Last night, he             Even for the short time
She was employed with B. F. Goodrich Mills where                                as part of one of the                    everybody        operates      was more loving that                  we had Tommy, he won
she worked in the winder and spool room for 30                                  most well crafted, influ-                along these lines; if you      usual. He snuggled down               our hearts. And, I think
years. Mrs. White was a member of Clarks Chapel                                 ential sentences in the                  create a debt, you have        next to my husband’s leg              that he did know some-
Baptist Church, where she was a faithful choir                                  history of the English                   an obligation to pay that      on the bed, took his little           thing was going to hap-
member.                                                                         language. These three                    debt and not shove it off      leg and draped it on top              pen. And he, in his way,
  Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Brenda Pitts                             aspects are listed among                 on somebody else. The          of Bill’s in a kitty hug.             told us that he loved us.
of Thomaston, Ga, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-                                  the “unalienable rights”                 only ones who do this             “It’s as if he knows he            We will all miss him.
grandchild.                                                                     or sovereign rights of                   are all those “Junk Politi-    is getting an operation,” I           Especially, I think, Cocoa,
  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sep-                               man. Everybody knows                     cians” who have no             said to Bill, who the cat             the dog who he once ter-
tember 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. from Clarks Chapel Baptist                             that the phrase “the pur-                sense of how much a            seemed to adore the                   rified.
Church. Burial will follow in Upson Memorial Gar-                               suit of happiness,” is a                 dollar is really worth let
dens. The family will receive friends at the funeral                            reference to Apple Frit-                 alone where it comes
home on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 from 4-6 p.m.

                                                                                ters.                                    from.
  Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of the                                        No more pure form of                     I still stand by the
arrangements.                                                                   happiness exists then                    words of Jesus. “And he
                                                                                enjoying a freshly baked                 [Jesus] said unto them,

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                                                                                                                                                   By: Rev. Dean Hemphill

                                                  P A G E 6 A – F R I D A Y, S E P T E M B E R 2 , 2 0 1 1
                                                                                                                                                Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church
                                                                                                                                       176 Mathis Lake Road • Thomaston, Georgia 30286
                                                  An Active Spiritual Community
                                                                                                                                       Try your best to get this picture
  Church Directory                                            We invite you to join us on Wednesday evenings for                     in your mind. People are lined up
                                                            Fellowship Supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. Then at 6:30                    all over this country trying to get
  Hightower Silvertown United Methodist Church                                                                                       help with being unemployed.
                                                            p.m. we have something for the entire family; for pre-
  204 Park Lane 1-678-588-0669                                                                                                       School teachers are being cut back
                                                            schools and children we have Mission Friends and Chil-
  W. S. 11 a.m. S. S. 9:45 a.m.                                                                                                      from teaching children because of
                                                            dren in Action which is an interactive mission study         our present economy. Citizens of our country
  Michael Jarrell, Pastor                                   experience, for middle school and high school students       are losing everything.
                                                            we have Collide, which is an exciting time of worship          Now, get this picture in your mind. There is
  Pike County Assembly of God
                                                            and Bible Study; and for adults we have prayer meet-         something that’s prosperous in this country.
  4990 Hwy.19, Zebulon • 770-567-1594                       ing/Bible study, Sanctuary Choir and Thomaston Brass.        You saw this over the summer when the
  S.S.9:45 am,W.S.10:40 am & 6 pm Tommy Smith, Pastor       On Tuesdays after school we have Children’s Choirs           National Football League had a lock out trying
                                                            for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. On           to figure out how to divide up all the money
                                                            Mondays after school we have middle school choir for         between the owners and players. During these
                                                            students in grades 6th through 8th.                          days the National Basketball League have put
       Darkness will fade to light                            Our church campus is located at 208 South Church
                                                                                                                         their playing aside because the owners and
                                                                                                                         players have to figure out a way to divide up
       By Brenda Nail DeLauder                              Street which is at the corner of South Church Street         all their money. In a few weeks a Professional
                                                            and West Lee Street. If you have any questions about         Golf Player will win an event and he will be
   After a wonderful supper prepared by my Mom, I           any activities of the church please contact us at 706-       given ten million dollars.
went out for a quick stroll just before dark with her       647-7889 or go to our website at www.fbcthomas-                Many churches have cut their budgets and
dog, Max. We walked eastward through the orchard                                                       staff members have been laid off. Policemen
and headed out to the open field on the other side of                                                                    and firemen and the list goes on but not with
the scuppernong vines. While Max bounced through                                                                         the pleasure of sports. Once again, we find out
the weeds, I stood watching the eastern sky. An
evening thunderstorm was building quickly, with the
                                                            First Free Will Baptist                                      the answer here and what is really going on.
                                                                                                                         The Bible teaches us that in the last days men
                                                                                                                         shall be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of
clouds boiling and churning like stew in a pot. The           Pastor Jamie Lane and church members invite you            God.
shapes and colors of the storm clouds were changing         to worship with us at First Free Will Baptist Church.
in a blink of an eye, making the sight fascinating to       Church services are: Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Morn-         Love,
watch. My focus began to drop down to the treetops          ing Worship at 11 a.m.; and Evening Worship at 6             Bro. Dean
because as the breeze began to blow, the leaves were        p.m. and Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m.                     Clark’s Chapel on W. T. U. C. TV-10
catching the last touches of sunlight, giving them a                                                                     Each Tuesday night 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
strange glow. I was seeing the night take over the                                                             
day as if it were folding the daylight into a bag and
tucking it away. Standing on the hill I stared in won-
                                                                 First Presbyterian                                    cial classes for the youth, GA’s, RA’s and Mission
der at this eerie yet mesmerizing sight, feeling like          On Sunday, September 4, Sunday School begins at         Friends. Reverend Milton Hill is Pastor. Please come
I was watching a movie in fast forward as the night         9:45 a.m. with a nursery provided. Church service          and worship with us. Shiloh Baptist Church is located
quickly began to settle in. We turned westward              with Communion will begin at 11 a.m. On Tuesday,           at 2737 Highway 19 North in Thomaston. Please check
toward home finding still a bit of light left in the sky,   September 6, the Birdsong/Jenkins Circle meets at          our website at or
while in the east, the darkness was swiftly sneaking        10 a.m. study lesson 7. At 7 p.m. the Giradeau/Simp-       call 706-648-3550.
up behind us. Back at my house early the next morn-         son Circle meets at the home of Shirley Boldenow.
ing, I watched the sun come up over the trees, fil-         On Wednesday, September 7, Be sure to donate food
tering down like fingers touching the earth. The birds
were busy at the feeder, while a squirrel drank from
                                                            items for the food pantry at the House of Care. A plas-        Silvertown Baptist
                                                            tic bin is under the shelf in the hall of the Narthex.
the birdbath. A chipmunk with his cheeks filled with        You will be notified if the Wednesday night Family         Our Happy Heart’s Choir, under the direction of Mrs.
sunflower seeds, and his tail at full flag, hurried to      Supper will meet this week. Come and enjoy the fel- Sally Dahlman with Mrs. Jean Kelly on piano, prac-
safety in the Canna Lilies. The storm had marched           lowship and snacks after the church service. You’ll tices each Tuesday at 1:30 pm. The choir sings at West
through during the night, leaving everything washed         be glad you did.                                         Village on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 11 am.
and refreshed. In the dawn of the new day, there was                                                                 Registrations are now being accepted for the fall After-
a peaceful feel to the air around me. I marveled at                                                                  School Program at Silvertown. The After-School Pro-
the extreme differences from powerful rush of night,
to the awakening peaceful beauty the following
                                                                       Greater Birth                                 gram picks up K-5th grade students from the Upson-
                                                                                                                     Lee Elementary schools each Wednesday. We offer
morning.                                                       You are cordially invited to attend our Fall Revival, homework help, Snacks, BibleStudy, Supper, Children’s
   How many times have we experienced that same             the “Rev. E.J. O’Neal Fall Revival”, beginning Wednes- Choir and in the fall, we will also incorporate AWANA,
kind of description in our lives? There are times of        day, September 14th thru Friday, September 16th. which is a fun, Bible-based learning program. If you
darkness and despair where it feels like the light has      Service will begin each night at 7:30 p.m. Guest speak- would like to enroll your child in Silvertown’s After-
been snuffed out, and we are left sad and alone. Then       ers for Revival: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, Rev. School Program, please contact Assoc. Pastor Ronnie
the darkness begins to lift and once again, light fills     J.A. Matthews Pastor, Welcome Grove Baptist Church Barrow at Silvertown for more information and an
our hearts and brings us out of the night. I think there    – Thomaston, GA Thursday, September 15, 2011,: Rev. application.
are times we are allowed to stay in the dark awhile,        Ralph Searcy Pastor, New Lincoln Park African              As usual, our Silvertown Soup Kitchen is open on
so that perhaps we can truly see the light and appre-       Methodist Episcopal Church – Thomaston, GA Fri- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 - 1. If you are one
ciate it more. To recognize it is one thing, but to allow   day, September 16, 2011,: Rev. Dr. A.C. O’Neal Pas- who takes great joy in cooking and ministering to those
it to fill our souls is another. Because I have always      tor, Midway Baptist Church – Thomaston, GA.              in need, we have a great need for cooks! We have a sign
liked to associate metaphors with something I can                                                                    up sheet in our fellowship hall for people to volunteer
see, it once bothered me that darkness was illus-                                                                    as cooks and helpers. Perhaps some of the ladies in
trated as bad. Growing up in the country, we often
stretched out in the yard to stargaze at night. We sat
                                                               Hightower Silvertown                                  other churches would like to take part in this ministry.
                                                                                                                     We have lots of opportunites to share not only food for
on the porch in the evenings, looking out into the
darkness, listening to the orchestra of creatures. It
                                                              United Methodist Church                                the body, but food for the soul as well. Please feel free
                                                                                                                     to stop in and see what the Lord is doing here!”
was a great way to relax at the end of a day. When I
                                                              Hightower Silvertown United Methodist Church,
thought of night or darkness, I couldn’t see it as bad.
I remember as a growing Christian youth, what a
relief it was to me to realize the darkness Christ
                                                            located at 204 Park Lane, with Rev. Michael Jarrell
                                                            serving as Pastor. Service times are: Sunday School                Smyrna Baptist
                                                            at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship at 11 a.m.;
spoke of, was not the nighttime I loved. Through the                                                                     Smyrna Baptist Church invites you to come and wor-
                                                            United Methodist Women meet the first Tuesday at
years of my life, I have grown to understand there                                                                     ship with us. We are located on Smyrna Church Road
                                                            10 a.m. and the Young at Heart Senior Club meet on
are times when the darkness has no light; it is of that                                                                in Molena. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m. and Sun-
                                                            the third Wednesday at 11 a.m. For more information
darkness which the Scripture speaks. If ever you find                                                                  day church service begins at 11 a.m. with evening serv-
                                                            about the church or church activities please call 1-
yourself in the darkness, lean on God. Know that the                                                                   ice beginning at 6 p.m. and Wednesday night service
light will come guide you to safety, if only you trust in                                                              beginning at 7 p.m. For more information please call
Him.                                                                                                                   Pastor Geoffrey Zimbleman at 678-614-6343. Proverbs
                                                                    Midway Baptist                                     3:5-6.

  Church News                                                 The Rev. A. C. O’Neal, Pastor of Midway Baptist
                                                            Church, 5340 Crest Highway, invites the public to
                                                            their worship services on the 1st. 2nd and 4th Sun-
                                                                                                                            St. Peter the Rock
                                                            days at 11:30 a.m.                                     RCIA classes are being offered at St. Peter the Rock
  Bethlehem Primitive                                                                                            Catholic Church, 3594 Barnesville Highway in
                                                                                                                 Thomaston, following 6:15 p.m. Mass each Wednes-
        Baptist                                                          New Bethel                              day evening beginning September 7. If you are inter-
                                                                                                                 ested in learning about the Catholic faith, or if you
  Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church would like to            We welcome you to worship with us each Sunday. are interested in the possibility of becoming Catholic,
invite each of you to come and worship with us this         Sunday School starts at 10am and a Traditional Wor- or simply want to brush up on your faith, come join us
Sunday. We have Bible Study at 10 a.m. and worship          ship Service is held at 11am. On Wednesdays at 6pm from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Please contact Deacon T. C.
at 11 a.m. Bethlehem Church is located at 3842 Triune       “Old Fashion” Prayer Meeting is held at 6pm. Claude Meuninck for more information at 706-648-2599.
Mill Road on the west side of Tobler Creek. The use of      Turner is the Pastor and we are located at 1278 Jeff
“Primitive” in the name denotes original, reminding all
who pass by that we have not detoured from the faith
                                                            Davis Road.
                                                                                                                       Trinity Baptist Church
of our ancestors. Since God does not change and the
Bible is always true, Bethlehem church holds to the                        New Hope                                       Have you ever read God’s Word and felt like and you
                                                                                                                       were not understanding what you were reading? Have
past with uncompromising faith and looks toward the                                                                    you ever felt lost in trying to search out an answer to
future with unwavering confidence in God. Come wor-         Rev. Derrick Keeter and the members of New Hope
                                                                                                                       a problem in life? You are not alone. However, there is
ship and adore with us the God of Heaven and Jesus Baptist Church invite everyone to join us this week as              no reason to be confused about scripture, because God
Christ our Lord and Savior.                               we gather to worship God. Sunday School begins at
                                                          9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages and morning wor-         is at work to help us know his Word. Bring a friend,
                                                          ship begins at 11 a.m. We have a Children’s Church for       and be a part of an informal seminar on Sunday
                                                          Kindergarten through 2nd grade.                              evenings in September, called “How to Study the Bible.”
                                                                                                                       Then, on Sunday mornings in September, we will be
Fellowship Missionary                                       The evening worship service begins at 6 p.m. Rev.
                                                          Keeter is teaching a study of Revelation on Sunday           separating fact from fiction with the sermon series,
                                                                                                                       “For Heaven’s Sake: What happens when I die?” We
       Baptist                                            evenings. Our Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m.
                                                          We have a service for all ages. The youth and children       will be answering questions such as “What happens
                                                          meet at 6:30 p.m. Come join us and get involved! On          when I die”, “What will happen at the end of the world”,
  The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and Pas- Wednesday evenings, Rev. Keeter is teaching a series               “Where will I live in heaven”, and “Will I get bored in
tor Roy Felts, Jr. cordially invites you to come and fel- entitled, “Written in Red: The Teachings and Sayings of      eternity?” Gathering times are at 9:45 AM Sunday
lowship, friendship and worship with us, every Sun- Jesus Christ.” Awana begins again on Wednesday, Sep-               School, 11 Am Sunday morning worship, 6 PM Sun-
day beginning with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., fol- tember 7.                                                          day evening worship, and 6:30 PM Wednesday for
lowed by devotion and worship at 11 a.m. Each               Come and worship with us! If you have questions            adult, youth and children’s events. For more informa-
Wednesday night we have prayer service at 6:30 p.m. about worship services or church activities, please call           tion, call (706) 647-4234, or meet with us at 410 South
followed by Bible school at 7 p.m.                        706-648-6521. New Hope Baptist Church is located at          Church Street.
                                                          1165 Hannah’s Mill Road. We look forward to seeing
            First Baptist                                 you Sunday!
                                                                                                                            Valley Grove Baptist
   The First Baptist Church of Thomaston, Georgia
invite you to join us this Sunday as we seek to worship
                                                              Pine Grove Missionary                                               Church
our Lord “in spirit and in truth.” Our Pastor, Rev. Bill
Barber will be preaching at all services this Sunday.
                                                                     Baptist                                              1372 Atwater Road - Thomaston Rev. Drew Stephens
                                                                                                                       and our Church members would like to welcome any-
During the 10:55 a.m. worship service our Sanctuary                                                                    one looking for a church home to come and visit. We
                                                              We invite you to attend worship service at Pine Grove
Choir will sing, “Jesus, Rock of Ages.” Our Praise Team                                                                are a friendly Southern Baptist Church and have class-
                                                            on Sunday, September 4 beginning with Sunday
will sing during the 6 p.m. worship service. Our Sunday                                                                es for all age groups. Our church times are: Sunday
                                                            School at 10 a.m. with Sis. Sharla Farley as instructor.
worship times are 8:30 a.m., 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. The                                                                 School - 9:45 A.M. Sunday Morning Service - 11 a.m.
                                                            Devotion service will begin at 11:30 a.m. with our dea-
10:55 a.m. worship service and 6 p.m. worship service                                                                  Sunday Night Service - 6 p.m.. Wednesday Night Serv-
                                                            cons in charge. Rev. Willie C. Lucas of Thomaston, Ga
can both be seen live on local cable television channel                                                                ice - 6:30 p.m. AWANAS - Wednesday 6:15 - 7:45 p.m..
                                                            will be our guest minister. Come and be blessed by the
10. The 10:55 a.m. worship service can be heard live                                                                   AWANA will begin Wed., Sept. 7th with new time 6:30
                                                            word of the Lord delivered through a soul-stirring ser-
on local radio station 101.1 FM and 1590AM. Our wor-                                                                           .M.
                                                                                                                       - 7:30 P All kids ages 3 thru 5th grade are welcome.
                                                            mon. You will be inspired.
ship services are also available on our church website,                                                                                                    Please Note: The Times email has been down since
   On Sunday mornings we have a wonderful time of                                                                      Sunday evening due to the storms from Hurricane
fellowship and Bible Study beginning at 9:40 a.m. There
is a Bible Study group designed especially for every                  Shiloh Baptist                                   Irene. Our main email server is located in Connecticut
                                                                                                                       and we are working to have the problem resolved soon.
age group. We also have several other Bible Study                                                                      We apologize if you sent in any church news and we
groups that meet at various times during the week. Join       Please join us for Sunday School beginning at 9:45       were unable to receive it. Until further notice, please
us as we seek to become “fully devoted followers of         a.m. We have classes available for all ages. The Sun-      send        all        church          news          to
Christ.”                                                    day Morning Worship Service begins at 11 a.m. and We will let you
                                                            the evening service at 6 p.m. On Wednesday nights at       know as soon as our other email is up and running.
                                                            7 p.m., we have a traditional Prayer Meeting with spe-
                                                    THE THOMASTON TIMES—Friday, September 2, 2011                                                                 Page 7A

     The Ritz will
    be closed until
      October 7
    The Ritz Theatre in Tomaston, Ga will be
  closed until October 7 and will re-open with a
  showing of Matt Damon in “Contagion”.
    Several live shows will be coming to the Ritz
  in the next few months.
    On October 22 it will host “The Funniest
  Man”, James Gregory; on November 10 there
  will be The Best of the Beatles with The Return
  and on January 5 will be the Elvis Birthday
  Tribute with Todd Allen Herendeen.
    All shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Advanced
  tickets are available at the TUAC Gallery in

         Salem News
                                Revival begins Mon-
                              day, September 5th thru
                                                                     Baby Lane’s is now open
                              Friday, September 9th       The Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Monday, August 29 for Baby
                              at 7:30 p.m. each night.    Lane’s Children’s Consignment Store at their new location, 206 South Center Street in Thomaston.
                              Rev. Charles E. Reeves,     Baby Lane’s offers infant and children’s clothes from preemie to teen sizes, as well as toys and baby
                              Pastor of the Greater
                                                          equipment. The store is currently seeking consignors and buy items Monday through Friday from 4
                              Mount Zion Baptist
                              Church, will be the         p.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., no appointment is necessary. For more information on
                              guest speaker for the       consigning please call 706-741-9842. Baby Lane’s is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
                              week.       Rev. Richo      and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Photo by Ashley Biles.
                              Williams – Pastor.
                                God      has    richly
                              blessed the New Pleas-       Kemps warns about Investment Schemes
                              ant Grove Baptist              Georgia Secretary of        otherwise in distress         metal prices and the         conditions or those
                              Church over the years.      State Brian Kemp               inevitably carry sub-         promise of an ever-          enticed by the promise
By Claudette Fagan
                                It is for that reason     announced today that           stantial risks and should     appreciating, “tangible”     of big returns through a
                             that Pastor Daniel Fagan     the North American             be evaluated carefully.       asset have lured unsus-      private, informal loan
  Rev. Hope Smith and        and First Lady Minister
the Salem Baptist                                         Securities Administra-         Just like other securities,   pecting investors into a     arrangement may suffer
                             Mary Ann Fagan invite        tors         Association       interests in real estate      variety of scams. Many       deep losses investing in
Church family wish to        you to join them and the
say thanks to everyone                                    (NASAA) has released           ventures also must be         recent schemes are vari-     unregistered or fraudu-
                             entire body of New           its annual list of finan-      registered with state         ations on old themes: a      lent promissory notes.
for making their home-       Pleasant Grove in the
coming and revival a                                      cial products and prac-        securities regulators.        promoter seeking capi-       These      notes     give
                             celebration of their 5th     tices that threaten to            · Energy Investments.      tal for extraction equip-    investors a false sense of
success.                     Pastoral Anniversary.
  A special thanks to                                     trap investors, many by        Swindlers continue to         ment to reopen a long        security with promises
                                The following worship     taking advantage of            attempt        to     trick   dormant       mine     in    or guarantees of fixed
Pastor Eric Calhoun and      services are planned:
the Logtown Bethel                                        investors troubled by          investors by using high-      exchange for a full          interest rates and safety
                             Friday, September 9th @      lingering       economic       pressure marketing tac-       refund plus interest and     of principal. However,
Church family for the        7:00 p.m. - Pastor Hope
homecoming message.                                       uncertainty and volatile       tics touting the mystique     a stake in the mine. In      even legitimate notes
                             Smith, Salem Baptist         stock markets.                 associated            with    another case, operators      carry some risk that the
Thanks to Pastor B. R.       Church, Culloden, GA.
Fulton who served as the                                     2011 Top Investor           untapped oil and gas          claimed to have special      issuers may not be able
                             Sunday, September 11th       Traps and Threats              reserves and bountiful        coins or nuggets that        to meet their obliga-
revivalist for the week/.    @ 11:00 a.m. - Apostle
Thanks to all other                                          · Distressed Real           production runs. Even         they can store or trade      tions. Often initially
                             Calvin J. Meadows,           Estate Schemes. Invest-        genuine oil and gas           for investors in special     pitched as personal
churches, choirs, minis-     Present Truth Taberna-
ters and friends for their                                ment offerings involving       investments        almost     markets for high profits     loans or short-term busi-
                             cle Ministries, Alabama.     distressed real estate         always bear a high            and returns. Investors       ness arrangements,
support last week. May       Sunday, September 11th
God continue to bless                                     have been on the rise          degree of risk. Investors     suffered heavy losses in     most promissory notes
                             @ 3:00 p.m. - Pastor E.      following the collapse of      must realize the distinct     each of these cases. And     and the persons who sell
each of you. Rev. Hope       C. Cochran, Floyd
Smith – Pastor.                                           the real estate bubble.        possibility that they         despite      ubiquitous      them must be registered
                             Chapel Baptist Church,       While many legitimate          could lose their total        promises to the contrary,    with state securities reg-
  The following church-      Stockbridge.
es will be closing their                                  investment offerings are       investment in legitimate      there are no guarantees      ulators. Unregistered
                                These services will be    tied to real estate, invest-   ventures. Energy invest-      with gold or precious        promissory notes are
revival tonight: Mace-       at the New Pleasant
donia Baptist Church                                      ment pools targeting dis-      ments tend to be poor         metals, even in legiti-      often covers for Ponzi
                             Grove Baptist Church         tressed real estate have       alternatives for those        mate markets. In the         schemes and other
(Roberta,           GA),     which is located at 5090
Springhill        Baptist                                 become increasingly            planning for retirement       spring of 2011, silver’s     scams. Investors should
                             Springdale Road, Forest      popular with con artists       and should be avoided         value declined by 30 per-    check with their state
Church (Musella, GA),        Park, Georgia. We look
Welcome Grove Baptist                                     as well as investors.          by anyone who cannot          cent in a single three-      regulator to determine
                             forward to your atten-       Investments in proper-         afford to strike out when     week period.                 whether a promissory
Church (Thomaston,           dance and sharing this
GA), Damascus Baptist                                     ties that are bank-            trying to strike it rich.       · Promissory Notes.        note and the seller/bor-
                             blessing with us. May        owned, in foreclosure,            · Gold and Precious        Investors seeking safety     rower are properly reg-
Church (Butler, GA).         God bless and keep
Please go out to the                                      pending short sales or         Metals. Higher precious       in uncertain economic        istered.
                             each of you. The New
church of your choice        Pleasant Grove family –
and help support their
  1An appreciation ban-
                             Rev. Daniel Fagan – Pas-
                             tor; Minister May Ann
                                                                 Lincoln Park                                               Triune Village
                             Fagan – First Lady.          By Tolisha Watson
quet for Rev. C. Derrick        The      Thomaston-                                                                                                 Sunday, September 5.
Shelton, Pastor of the       Upson County Branch             Bobby Rogers and                                                                       Sunday School begins
Springfield       Baptist    of the NAACP will have       Tina Babbs were joined                                                                    at 9:45 a.m. and wor-
Church, will be held on      its regular monthly          in the state of holy mat-                                                                 ship and praise service
Saturday, September          meeting on Saturday,         rimony on Saturday,                                                                       begins at 11 a.m. Pastor
3rd at 6:00 p.m.             September 10th, at the       August 20. Congratula-                                                                    Lyons will bring the
  The banquet will be        Eddie Collier Recreation     tions to Mr. and Mrs.                                                                     message.
held at the Upson Coun-      Park.      The meeting       Bobby Rogers! Happy                                                                          A bus will be going to
ty Senior Center (302        begins at 7:00 p.m. All      thirty-second wedding                                                                     Anderson, South Car-
South Bethel Street -        members are urged to         anniversary to Rev. and                                                                   olina to the World’s
Thomaston, GA). Dona-        attend. Mr. Henry L.         Mrs. Willie King Dixon;                                                                   Largest Flea Market.
tion - $15 per person.       Wilder – President.          Mr. and Mrs. Pane                                                                         For more information
  For additional infor-         Continued prayers for     Carter on their six-           livan on Spetember 1;                                      you may call 706-647-
mation or to purchase        the sick and shut in:        teenth and Mr. and             Brandie Smith, Latonya         By Elaine Walker            5517.
tickets, please contact      Mrs. Georgia M. King,        MRs. Nathaniel Little          Carter,        Machelle                                       Just a reminder: The
Dea. T. C. Hobbs or Dea.     Mr. Tommie Lewis Ivey.       on their eleventh on           Thomas, Zavian Jamir             The Triune Village        Rising Star Baptist
Charles Chambless.              Anniversary wishes        September 2; Mr. and           Smith, son of Mr. and          Praise Team will meet       Church Family invites
Thank you in advance         are extended to the fol-     Mrs. Charlie Trailer on        Mrs. Robert Jagade             on Tuesday, September       you to their Homecom-
for your support.            lowing: Lamar and Dar-       their twenty-second on         Smith, eight years old,        6 at 6 p.m. Bible Study     ing and Revival Servic-
  The Orange Grove           letha Wonnum will be         September 1; Mr. and           brothers Kenneth and           will be held on Wednes-     es on Sunday, Septem-
Baptist Church ushers        celebrating their 23rd       Mrs. Melvin Ferguson           Ricky Jordan and Willie        day, September 7 at 6       ber 5 at 2:30 p.m.
will be celebrating their    wedding anniversary on       on their thirtieth and         (Bubba)       Chaneyon         p.m. at the Triune Vil-        Rev. Fred Blackman
69th anniversary on          Saturday, September          Mr. and Mrs. Rodney            August 31; Eunice              lage Community Center.      and the New Shady
Sunday, September 4th,       3rd. Richard and Vir-        Winfrey and Mr. and            Andrews, Nicole Ruck-            The Triune Village        Grove Baptist Church
beginning at 2:30 p.m.       ginia Miller will be cele-   Mrs. Aljanor White on          er, Donald Walker, Dou-        Clothing Closet will be     will be the guest. Dinner
Rev. Keith Battle, Pastor    brating their 25h wed-       their twelfth on August        glas Aodo and Rontavi-         open on Tuesday, Sep-       will be served. Rev. C. E.
of the Antioch Baptist       ding anniversary on          29. We hope that each          ous Jamal Snipes on            tember 6 from 3:30          Reeves and the Greater
Church in Yatesville,        Tuesday, September 6th.      couple had a very lovely       August 30; Loretta             p.m.-7 p.m. at the Tri-     Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Georgia will be the          Best wishes on your spe-     celebration and have           Searcy,        Tawanna         une Village Community       will be the guest for the
guest speaker. Every-        cial day.                    many, many more won-           Quiller, Daniel Jamal          Center.                     week. Revival services
one is welcome.                 Birthday wishes are       derful ones to come.           Lockett, Jr., and Bobby          Pastor Ralph Searcy       will begin at 7:30 p.m.
  Psalms 84:10 – “For a      extended to the follow-      Ruby Jordan was so             Barker on August 29;           and the members of          nightly.
day in thy courts is bet-    ing: Mr. Frank Wilkins,      happy on her birthday          Phineka       Beccham,         New Lincoln Park A. M.         September birthday
ter than a thousand. I       Jr. – September 1; Ms.       on August 21, when her         Annie Gates, Jeanette          E. Church invite you to     wishes are extended to
had rather be a door-        Harriett Battle, Mrs. Lil-   sons, John Jordan from         Holmes, Alisha Monette         Bible Study each            the following people:
keeper in the house of       lie Bell Johnson Mrs.        Los Angeles, California        Walker, Eveline Bush,          Wednesday at 7 p.m., all    Mary Walker, Ida
my God than to dwell in      Teresa Kendall – Sep-        and Ricky Thomas and           Amie           Dawson,         are welcome.                Waters, Warren Freely,
the tents of wicked-         tember 2; Mrs. Deandra       Willie James Jordan,           Desmond (D. J.) Smith,           Do you need help          Ida Harris, Pastor
ness.”     Rev. Lonnie       Holman - September 3;        from Miami, Florida            son of Mr. and Mrs.            with your Medicare? We      Jimmy Lyons, Vickie
Fletcher – Pastor.           Mr. Kenneth Owens –          arrived, as well as other      Derek Smith, Demetris          are coming to your area     Dikes, Joy Searcy, San-
  You and your church        September 4; Ms. Cas-        family members and             holloway,      Harrison        soon!                       dra Hayes, Regina
family are invited to        sandra Colquitt, Mrs.        friends. They had a            Hodo and David Little            On Friday, September      Grant and Columbus
attend the annual home-      Beverly Wonnum Jor-          wonderful time. Ruby           on August 28; Christy          9, 2011, from 9 a.m.-1      Ward.Get well wishes
coming and revival of        dan,       Mrs.     Flora    had prepared all of the        Ellerbee, Fallen Vernell       p.m. we will be at the      are extended to Cora
the Rising Star Baptist      Edmondson, Ms. Mar-          wonderful food and that        Paige, Lornorris Tray-         Upson Senior Center.        Maines, Velma Smith
Church beginning Sun-        quita Miller – September     they loved. It is nice to      lor, Kelvin Smith,               We can help you to        and Bill Jackson. Spiri-
day, September 4th.          7; Mr. Brian Blasingame,     know that they had             Melvin Ferguson, Ron-          laminate your Medicare      tual Truth:
Sunday school begins at      Ms.           Shanyetta      such a wonderful time          nie Lee Daniel and             card, enroll in programs       O Lord, you see
9:30 a.m. with the super-    Blasingame, Mrs. Kim-        and she had a great            Brontavious Da’Mon             to     reduce       your    what’s in my heart,
intendent in charge.         berly Colbert, Mrs. Tere-    birthday.                      Harris on August 27;           Medicare costs, review         There is nothing hid
  Worship service fol-       sa Caldwell – September         Birthday wishes are         Phyliss King on August         your Medicare summa-        from you; So help me to
lows at 10:45 a.m. with      8.                           extended to the follow-        25; and Jasome Cooper,         ry notices or offer an      live the kind of life,
Pastor Richo Williams           Thought for the day:      ing people: Melissa Hol-       daughter of Tracie             explanation of benefits.    That’s loving, kind and
bringing the message.        “The distance between        stun, Elaine Bell and          Durham on August 28.             Pastor Jimmy Lyons        true.
At 2:30 p.m., Rev. Fred      a problem and a solu-        Ronald Petty on Sep-              Get well wishes to          and the members of             If we take care of our
Blackmon and the New         tion is the same dis-        tember 2; Annie Clark,         Flora Edmonson. May            Friendship        Baptist   character, our reputa-
Shady Grove Baptist          tance between your           J. J. Bentley, Melvin Fer-     she soon be feeling just       Church invite you to        tion will take care of
Church family will be        knees and the floor.”        guson, Jr. and John Sul-       fine.                          worship with them on        itself.
their guests.
                                                                  THE THOMASTON TIMES—Friday, September 2, 2011                                                                                               Page 8A

Business Spotlight: The Business Expo
  The Thomaston-Upson Chamber of                       Adams with Constant Contact (1            • 3:00 & 5:00 pm - Fall Gardening                          es Spring Water, Pampered Chef-
Commerce invites fans, friends and                     hour)                                    with Home Depot                                             Angela Clark, Papmerped Chef-Kathy
the community to attend the 2011                         • 3:15 Cooking Skills Demo by                                                                      Griffin, Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home,
Business Expo, which will be held                      Cherokee Café Chef Charles (30 mins)       (Depending on the weather, Home                           Quad/Graphics Inc., Relay for Life of
Thursday, September 8, 2011, from 3-                     • 4:00 Facebook for Business by        Depot Demos will take place outside                         Upson County, RestCare HomeCare,
7 p.m., at the Thomaston-Upson                         Lori Auten with GA SBDC (30 mins)        of Civic Center under the portico)                          R. U. S. H. Ministries, SCANA Ener-
County Civic Center.                                     • 4:15 Healthy Saute Demo by             • 4:30 & 5:30 p.m.-Tips on Weath-                         gy, Sinco Company, Southern Cres-
  The theme is: “Safari, It’s a Jungle                 Cherokee Cafe Chef Charles (30 mins)     erizing your home with Southern                             cent Technical College, Stillmeadows
Out There!” This is not a job fair, but                  • 5:00 LinkedIn for Professionals by   Rivers Energy.                                              Cabins, The Adams Agency, The
residents are urged to come and see                    Lori Auten with GA SBDC (30 mins)          Business you will see at the Expo:                        Bazaar Marketplace and Antique
what services local businesses can                       • 5:00 Email Marketing by Janel        Ag South Farm Credit, Amedysis                              Mall, The Thomaston Times, Thomas-
offer them. There will be free classes                 Adams with Constant Contact (1           Home Health Care, Bank of upson,                            ton Hospice, Thomaston Prescription
and demonstrations, and door prizes.                   hour)                                    Brightmoor Hospice, Dumas State                             Shop, T-U Chamber of Commerce,
  The Thomaston-Upson Chamber of                         • 5:00 Stress Management Tips with     Farm Insurance, Edward Jones Finan-                         Twice the Ice, United Bank, Upson
Commerce Business Expo Committee                       Upson Regional Wellness Center (30       cial Advisor Wynn Trice, Extreme                            Beacon, Upson-Learning Academy,
has put together informative Break-                    mins)                                    Gymnastics, Fastenal Company, Gard-                         Windstream of Thomaston, Workforce
Out Sessions and Demonstrations at                       • 6:00 Websites/Blogs for Small        ner Veterinary Services, Gas South,                         Development Corporation.
the Civic Center for exhibitors and the                Businesses by Lori Auten with GA         Georgia Department of Labor, Geor-                            For more information contact Lori
community.                                             SBDC (30 mins)                           gia Power Company, Gilmore Center                           Smith at lorishowalter@wind-
  Schedule of free classes and ses-                      There will also be free demonstra-     Inc., iStudios, KOTA Bows, Michael’s              , or www.thomaston-
sions:                                                 tions taking place in the Civic Center   Dalton Carpets, Mercer University,                , 110 West Main
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        Extreme School of Gymnastics, Fastenal Company, Flint
         Financial Services, LTD, Gardner Veterinary Services,
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          Services Spring Water, Pampered Chef-Angela Clark,
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                       A rivalry renewed?
                  Upson-Lee welcomes their nemesis to “The Hole” tonight
By Wes McCard                                  natives on their staffs.
editorial2                                       “You never want to put too much                            stock into one game,” said Watson.
                                               “However, this game could make our
   The Red Sox and Yankees, Celtics            season and give us some confidence
and Lakers, or even the Falcons and            going forward. This game is important
Saints, these are some of the biggest          to both teams, but it is important to
rivalries in sports right now. Some are        both the cities of Thomaston and Grif-
older than others, and some have fiz-          fin too.”
zled out over the years just to be recent-       The game tonight will feature two
ly renewed. Every sport, at every level        teams with 1-0 records, although nei-
has their rivalries, including high            ther team has yet to score a touchdown
school football.                               in a game, including their respective
   Some of the best rivalries in Georgia       scrimmage games three weeks ago.
include Thomasville and Cairo, New-            Griffin lost to Newnan 34-0 in their
nan and East Coweta, Lagrage and               scrimmage game and UL lost 37-0 to
Troup County, and Northside Warner             Lamar County in its’ scrimmage game.
Robins and Warner Robins. In the past          Last week while UL was defeating
R.E. Lee had its’ rivalries with Mary          Woodward Academy 6-3, Griffin was
Persons, Machester, and Upson Coun-            busy trying to beat another “rival” in
ty. Now that the two rival schools have        Spalding. Spalding had never beaten
combined, Upson-Lee’s most recent              Griffin, and after Griffin won 3-0 in
rival has become Harris County, as they        overtime last Friday, it looks as if they
have been moved from region to region          will have to wait till next season for
over the years, each time being paired         their chance.
up with Upson-Lee. The other main                The stands are sure to be full tonight
factor about this rivalry is the fact each     with an expected big crowd coming
school has one games over the other.           down from Griffin, but the battle is on       Junior wide receiver Travis Pittman rises above a defender to make a nice
This week, the Knights welcome an old          the field, and that’s where the Knights       catch during practice earlier this week. Pittman who stands at 6’2” is one of the
rivalry to town from decades ago, as           could match up well with the Bears.           Knights tall receivers on this season’s team. Those tall receivers could play a
the Griffin Bears come to Matthews                Offensively Griffin runs the spread,       big part in tonight’s match-up with old foe Griffin. photo by Wes McCard
Field, and the Knights are in need of a        with the goal of getting the ball to their
win to renew this rivalry.                     speedy athletes on the perimeter. Fans        sively, and defensively we need to con-                                                               for a run in the near future. The
   “I think rivalries are good for any         should see plenty quick pitches left and      tain them from sideline to sideline.”                                                                 Knights will try to take advantage of
sport,” said Knights head coach Tommy          right, which has become a standard for          Griffin is usually never in a rebuild-                                                              the young Bears tonight at Matthews
Watson. “We know a lot about Griffin,          Griffin offenses.                             ing mode, they have too many good                                                                     Field. This is sure to be a good one, and
and they know a lot about us, but we             Defensively, expect to see a 4-4 set        athletes, but they may be reloading.                                                                  kick-off for the showdown is set for
need to hold our end of the rivalry up         up for an eight man front, with cover         They are young and seem to be primed                                                                  7:30 p.m.
if we want to keep it going. I think we        three protection in the secondary. One
have only beat them twice since 1996.”         of Griffin’s best assets is linebacker
                                               Jalen Piercy

   Watson is right, the Knights are 2-11
since 1996 against Griffin, playing the          “They are going to be athletic as
role of a younger brother which gets           usual”, said Watson. “They are pretty
picked on, rather than a rival. It’s no        big up front on offense, and defensive-
secret that these two teams do not like        ly they may be one of the fastest teams
each other one bit, even though there          we see this season. They also do a good
is a mutual respect between coaches,           job of making tackles in space. We
with Griffin having two Thomaston              need to come out and start fast offen-

         20 YEARS
   2011 marks the 20th
season for Upson-Lee
                                Purple and silver were
                                chosen but it was noted
                                                                                                  LIKE THESE
football. Yep, R.E. Lee and     that those colors needed
Upson played there final        a coordinating color to tie
football games in 1991          them together. Finally,
and consolidated the next       thankfully, black was

                                                                   Jim Fowler
year to begin the football      added to the color
history of Upson-Lee. It        scheme.
seems that these two              Long-time R.E. Lee             Sports Columnist

                                                                                                  LOOK GOOD
decades have passed by          coach Tommy Perdue
quickly but the Knights         was chosen to lead the         playoffs in their 20-year
began the 2011 season           Upson-Lee program and          history. They posted a 11-
having played 202 football      develop a cohesive unit        2 record, losing to Warn-
games. Their record             that could immediately         er-Robins 35-21 in the
entering the 2011 cam-          win at the AAAA level.         quarterfinals.
paign is 109-93.                This was quite a challenge       Upson-Lee entered the

                                                                                                   ON PAPER.
   If I recall correctly, the   but Perdue and his staff       1994 season as the #1
school’s colors and mas-        did quite a job in putting     ranked AAAA team in
cot were chosen by a stu-       this new program on the        Georgia and the #5
dent committee in coordi-       state map.                     ranked team in the
nation with a student             Of course the Knights        nation. They opened the
body vote. My daughter          won their first game over      season with a 25-0 victo-
Hayley was a student at         a solid Riverdale team at      ry over defending state
the high school level at        Matthews Field. The con-       champion Dunwoody at
that time and particiapted      test went into overtime        the Georgia Dome before
in these decisions. I           before Upson-Lee pre-          a massive crowd of Upson
remember that the mas-          vailed 14-13 in a rain-        County fans who were
cot options were eventu-        storm. This first Knights      easily the largest crowd at
ally narrowed down to a         squad went on to post a 6-     the Dome on that day. A
short list that included five   4 record in Region             disappointing 24-7 loss to
choices. Of course              4AAAA.                         Forest Park in the sea-
Knights was one option            The next season the          son’s third game burst
along with Trojans, Hur-        1993 Knights won the           their bubble however and
ricanes, and Razorbacks.        Region 4AAAA champi-           they went on to an 8-3
I can’t remember the fifth      onship and made a trip         record.
choice. In choosing the         into the state AAAA quar-        Perdue retired after the
colors it was suggested         terfinals. This is the deep-   1994 season and since

                                                                  SEE FOWLER, PAGE 2B
that none of the Lee or         est that the Knights have
Upson colors be used.           traveled into the state

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                                                                                                                       In the past two years, the newspaper business has faced unprecedented challenges, but make no mistake:
                                                                                                           newspaper media - print and digital - remains strong and will emerge from the current environment an even stronger multi-platform force.

                                               Sponsored By:                                  104Million 61% 40% 56% 52% TONS MOST
                                                                                               Number of adults who read a print                        18-24 year olds     Households with   According         Percentage of              Number of                       Newspapers make a
                                                                                               newspaper every day, more than                           and 25-34 year      unique visitors   to Google,        people who are             creative options                larger investment in
                                                                                               115 million on Sunday. That’s more                       olds who read       to newspaper      percentage of     more likely to buy         for advertisers                 journalism than any
                                                                                               than the Super Bowl (94 million),                        a newspaper         websites in an    consumers that    a product if it is         choosing to utilize             other medium.
                                                                                               American Idol (23 million) or the                        in an average       average month.    have researched   seen in the paper.         the newspaper.                  Most of the
                                                                                               average late local news (65 million.)                    week. 65% of                          or purchased                                 From belly bands,               information you
                                                                                                                                                        everyone in those                     products                                     polybags, post-it               already read from
                                                                                                                                                        age groups read                       they saw in a                                notes, scented                  “aggregators”
                                                                                                                                                        a newspaper                           newspaper.                                   ads, taste-it ads,              and other media
                                                                                                                                                        or visited a                                                                       glow-in-the-dark                originated with
                                                                                                                                                        newspaper                                                                          and temporary                   newspapers.
                                                                                                                                                        website                                                                            tattoos, as                     No amount of
                                                                                                                                                        that week.                                                                         well as event                   effort from local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and database                    bloggers, non-profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           marketing,                      news entities or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           behavioral                      TV news sources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           targeting,                      could match the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           e-mail blasts,                  depth and breadth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           e-newsletters                   of newspaper-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and more.                       produced content.

              Tyler Stewart
                                                                                                This is not a portrait of a dying industry. It’s illustrative of transformation. Newspapers are reinventing themselves to focus on serving distinct audiences
                                                                                                                        with a variety of products, and delivering those audiences effectively to advertisers across media channels.

                                                   222 Barnesville St.                                                                                     For more on the power of newspaper media, visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Newspaper Association of America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22203 571.366.1000
                                                                                                CONCEPT AND DESIGN BY                ALLIED ADVERTISING PUBLICITY PROMOTIONS ALLIED-CREATIVE.COM                                                   
                                                                                                Sources: Scarborough Research, Google, Nielsen Online

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then the Knights have six            the most notable former          handed Upson-Lee eleven             Knights’ 20-year history.         Oh, and by the way, if         lenge to Coach Steven
head coaches - Doug                  Knights who have per-            defeats over the years              I’ll look at the greatest      you are a real high school        Devoursney’s always
Mills, Mike Earwood, Hal             formed collegiately.             while the Knigths have              games, greatest players,       football fan you will sure-       tough Bears.
Lamb, Mike Majors,                     Over the years the             beaten the Bears only               and even greatest plays        ly be at Matthews Field             The Knights feel that
Eddie Payne, and Tommy               Knights have competed            twice. Upson-Lee hasn’t             over the years as I look       tonight for the Upson-            they can win! A large and
Watson. Majors had the               against some of the best         reached the playoffs since          back over the history of       Lee/Griffin battle. Griffin       boisterous crowd could
most successful tenure as            football programs in the         2005 . Over their history           our local high school foot-    is our oldest rival and any       bolster their chances.
he won 54 games in his               state of Georgia. Their          the Knights have a 4-8              ball program. I will prob-     true fan will be at the           Come out and be a part of
seven years at the helm of           schedules have included          record in playoff games.            ably announce my own           game to see if Coach              that loud crowd and sup-
the Knights’ program. He             LaGrange, East Coweta,           They have a 60-36 record            20-year Upson-Lee all-         Tommy Watson’s crew               port these players and
is the Knights’ all-time             Newnan, Peach County,            at Matthews Field and               star team at the end of the    can continue to improve           coaches. See you at the
leading coach in terms of            Griffin,        Marietta,        have been very successful           season. Keep reading.          and give a strong chal-           game!
wins but his .692 winning            McEachern, Northside-            in overtime games as they
percentage is second to              Warner Robins, Colquitt          have a 5-1 mark in those
Perdue’s .735. Together              County, Statesboro, Warn-        contests.
Majors and Perdue have               er     Robins,Westside-             There is certainly a
79 of the Knights’ 109               Macon, Starr’s Mill, Ware        plethora of information
wins.                                County, Woodward Acad-           that could be reported
  The Knights have had a             emy, Thoms County Cen-           about the first two
number of outstanding                tral, Troup, and Baldwin.        decades of Upson-Lee
players through the years            The Knights have their           football but I will not go
with many going on to
play at the collegiate level.
Fred Bussey, Andrew
Tripp, Chris Reeves, Mar-
cus Harvey, Ben Lowe,
                                     most wins against McIn-
                                     tosh whom they have
                                     defeatd eight times in
                                     nine games. Their six
                                     wins against both Fayette
                                                                      any deeper at this point.
                                                                      Hopefully the Knights’
                                                                      opening game 6-3 victory
                                                                      over Woodward Academy
                                                                      is the starting point for a
                                                                                                                          don’t lose connection..
Robby Kelly, Tommy Wat-              County, Jones County,            successful 2011 season
son, Kavin Walker,                   and Stockbridge rank             that will add some luster
Antroun McDaniel, Shed-              second on the victory list.      to the history of UL foot-
drick Risper, Eldred King,           Old rival Griffin is easily      ball.
Juantez Hartsfield, Josh             the team that has given             Over the next few
Smith, Logan Winkles,                the Knights the most loss-       weeks I plan to continue
and Tunde Fariyike are               es as the Bears have             to write about the

Knights roll past Manchester 11-8
Pictured right is
Lady Knights
pitcher Montana
Schug as she
delivers        a
change-up for a
strike. Schug
game with 19

strike outs in
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the Upson-Lee
11-8 win. photo
by Wes McCard
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                                                                                                                                                        Furniture                                                                                        1000                                                                                   Houses for Rent
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                                                                                                               MEMORY FOAM QUEEN                                                                                                                                                                                                               3BR, 1.5BA HOUSE                                                          NEEDED 12 PEOPLE TO
                                                                                                             mattress, new in plastic, lists                                                                                                                                                                                             Convenient     location.   706-975-                                                     TRAVEL
        Lost & Found                                                                                          for $1000, sacrifice $299,                                                                                                                                                    Motorcycles                                  7543.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Drivers & Delivery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           AND CDL CLASS-A
                                                                                                                    706-566-4517                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DRIVERS
           LOST DOG:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3BR, 1.5BA                     DRIVERS-TEAMS: $6,000               Physically fit. Report to office
            REWARD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ROAD KING
                                                                                                                ________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                        508 Sunnyland Dr.               Team Sign-On Bonus when you           across from Sheriffs Dept. on
2 Brittany hunting dogs, approx.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7,500 miles, Adult ridden. Great                                                                                         team drive for Werner Enterprises!    Roberta Dr. in Barnesville.
40/45 pds each. White with reddish                                                                                                                                                                                                                     condition, $12,900 negotiable.                                                    New carpet, stove, lrg. fenced-in
                                                                                                                  Brand name KING PILLOW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Call now for details! 1-888-567-
brown markings. Last seen Old Al-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 770-567-3208                                                           backyard. $650/mth, $650/dpt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4855                                   SEEKING EXPERIENCED
abama & Roland Rd. area. Please                                                                                    TOP mattress set, new in                                                                                                             Leave message, will call back                                                    404-642-5327.
call 770-487-0874 or 404-931-                                                                                     plastic, $250 with warranty,
8599.                                                                                                              can deliver, 706-566-4517                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drivers: Central Refrigerated        Please send resume to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3000                                                                                         3BR, 2BA                  Hiring Experienced & Non-Experi-     P.O. Box 533
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Real Estate Sales   Lrg. rooms, kitchen, fenced-in back-                                        Thomaston, Ga. 30286
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                enced Drivers. CDL Training Avail-
300                                                                                                               _______________________                                                                                                                                                                                                yard, attached storage room. Sec-      able. $0 Down Financing & Employ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tion 8 vouchers accepted. Upson        Today! Avg $40.000-$70,000! 1-
                                                                                                             6PC SLEIGH BEDROOM SET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cemetery Plots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         School District. 706-647-7898 or       800-543-4023
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SUNDAY ROUTE CARRIER
                                                                                                             new in boxes, can deliver, re-                                                                                                                                                                                              706-975-5755.                                                                    NEEDED FOR
        Other Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4 GRAVE LOTS
                                                                                                              tails $1800, sacrifice $875,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MACON TELEGRAPH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Upson Memorial Gardens                                                                                                       Drivers:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Must have reliable transportation &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     phone number. Contact Ken How-
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 for only $29.99 per month.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For Sale By Owner                                                  SILVERTOWN                      w/Hazmat, 21yoa. Frank: 800-633-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Call Mark Hawkins at
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       1-866-965-0536                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Murray Company                   Help Wanted - General
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Great neighborhood. $56,000 Call
                                                                                                                     livery available                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Realtors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       706-347-0689 agent owner.
      DISH NETWORK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 HELP WANTED TO TAKE
      It's Finally FREE!                                                                                                                                Yard Sale                                                                                                    FOR SALE BY OWNER                                                                                             DOWN CARNIVAL RIDES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       745 STEVEN ST.                                                                                            Report Sunday, 9/4 8pm, office
 Free intallation with DVR in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   COUNTRY LIVING
                                                                                                                                HIGH COTTON                                                                                                                             THOMASTON                                                                                                across from Sheriffs Dept. on
up to six rooms and Free HD                                                                                                     ANTIQUE MALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3BR/2BA, refrig/dishwasher, laun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Roberta Dr., Barnesville.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       4BR, Sunroom, in-ground pool,                                                     dry hook-up, C/H/A, ceiling fans,
    DVR upgrade for only                                                                                                      Downtown Woodbury                                                                                                        fenced yard, landscaped, shed.                                                    blinds,  workshop,    no    pets.
 $24.99/month* Local chan-                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $98,500. 706-646-4320.                                                            $650/mth, $650/dpt. 1885 Atwater
 nels included! *conditions                                                                                       FALL OPEN HOUSE                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rd. 404-895-5985.
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Call Dish Network Now                                                                                                  in the Yard
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                                                                                                                         LABOR DAY WEEKEND                                                                                                             Owner financing.                                                                          SUNNYSIDE
                                                                                                                             SEPT. 3RD                                                                                                                                                                                                             VILLAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       770-884-9822 or (c)404-304-5887.
                                                                                                                            706-553-3960.                                                                                                                                                                                                    2710 Old Alabama Rd.
      No Annual contract!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Real Estate Rentals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3500                                                                            3BR/2BA, tile floors,
        No Commitment!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Available immediately, $515/mth,
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  Only pay $14.99 month for                                                                                                                 HUGE SALE
 home phone service for the                                                                                                                R&R RV SALES                                                                                                   Apartments / Townhouses
first 3 months, then pay only                                                                                                              1628 Hwy. 19N.
                                                                                                             Fri. 9/2 & Sat. 9/3, 8am-until                                                                                                                                EAGLES NEST APT.
  $25.99/month. Call today!
        1-888-903-3749                                                                                       Clothes, hardware, camping equip-                                                                                                         3BR, 2BA, $625/mth.                                                                       House for rent.
                                                                                                             ment & appliances.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now Available.
                 Security                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Houses for Rent                                        Call for appt. 706-647-1195.
                                                                                                                                   HUGE YARD &
                     ADT                                                                                                         WAREHOUSE SALE
                                                                                                                                 7234 CREST HWY.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2BR, 2BA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HOUSE FOR RENT
  Free Home Security                                                                                         Sat., 9/3, 8am-until                                                                                                                      Nice area, fenced yard, $475/mth,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  116 N St.

        System                                                                                               Look for signs.                                                                                                                           $300/dpt. C/H/A, 678-588-0420.                                                    1BR, 125 Ave. F,$275
 $99 installation and purchase                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2BR, 109 1/2 Ave. F.$300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3BR, 400 Oak St.$500 Avail.10/1,
  of alarm monitoring services                                                                                                  MULTI-FAMILY SALE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1, 2, & 3 BEDROOMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Section-8 OK
from ADT Security Services. 1-                                                                                                   90 TOBLER LANE                                                                                                                                                                                          706-648-4222
         888-459-0976                                                                                                              YATESVILLE                                                                                                                  Section 8 accepted.
                                                                                                                                    off Boyt Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No Deposit Required
                                                                                                             Sat.,9/3, 8am-2pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lease
                                                 Merchandise                                                 Leather     sofa,  dryer,     baby
                                                                                                             boys/women clothes. Lots of items.                                                                                                                  (c)770-584-2525.                                                          HUNTING LEASE LAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AVAILABLE IN UPSON CO.,
           Appliances                                                                                                                  YARD SALE                                                                                                       114 G Loop, 1BR, $300/mo                                                          GA. CONTACT 478-741-8742
                                                                                                                                    106 EAGLES NEST                                                                                                    108 Ave J, 3BR, $375/mo                                                               FOR LEASE INFO.
         APPLIANCES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    102 Ave K, 3BR, $375/mo
Stove,$150;                                                                                                                         Behind Chatfields
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       108 G Loop, 1BR, $275/mo                                                                       Manufactured Housing
washer/dryer set,$250;                                                                                       Sat., 9/3, 7am-noon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       102 3rd St., 1BR, $250/mo                                                         4000
Refrigerator side-by-side,                                                                                   TV'S, clothes, odds & ends, some
                                                                                                             furniture.                                                                                                                                121 R St., 2BR, total electric,
ice/water,$300;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C/H/A, $525/mo
x/lrg. capacity washer/dryer set,
$350.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rentals
reg. fridge, $175.
            I also repair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2BR MOBILE HOME
      Applicances & AC, Tim                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FOR RENT
    678-544-5371, 706-491-6145                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Security deposit, no pets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         706-975-1115 or 706-975-2600

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                                                                 THE THOMASTON TIMES—Friday, September 2, 2011                                                                      Page 5B

Lake Thomaston searched for missing car and driver

Left, Yellow crime scene tapes marks the section of fencing around the reservoir torn down by the vehicle on its way to the lake. The reservoir is to the right
of the fence. Right, While Thomaston Police, Upson County Sheriff, and Fire Department personnel watched from the intake bridge above, volunteers in
two boats searched the water with a grappling hook, hoping to snare the vehicle.

Left, Several hundred people lined the fence and gathered on embankments on the other side of County Road from the reservoir to watch the search efforts
Tuesday afternoon and evening. Right, Two divers from the Spalding County Police Department’s Dive Team prepare to attach yellow flotation devices to
the vehicle, while personnel in a DNR boat and on the bridge watch.

Left, As the divers and personnel on the bridge watch, the wheels and underside of the vehicle become visible as it is pulled ashore by a cable attached to a
tow truck. Right, Tarps were initially used to block sight of the vehicle from non-emergency personnel, until it was found that no one was inside. In the
photo, one of the rear wheels can be seen above the tarp. Photos by Larry Stanford

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