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  • Monday Minutes/Updates on Upson

  • Remember our Veterans Every Day
    Always Remember - It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
    It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
    It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
    It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
    It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
    It is the VETERAN, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.
    Remember not just on Memorial Day, but every day, those that have fought for our great country so that we may enjoy our rights and freedoms as Americans!
    Congratulations to Cassie Hamlett on her new ownership and location of The Notion Shop, LLC
    If you would like more information on The Notion Shop, please call 706-975-6941. The business is located at 115 East County Road, Thomaston. Shown in the photo is owner Mrs. Hamlett cutting the ribbon at her Grand Opening while surrounded by family members, friends and Chamber Members.
    Photos from the 2018 Flint River Poker Float!
    Upcoming Chamber Meetings
    Tuesday, May 29 - Downtown Concert Planning meeting at 9 am at the Chamber office
    Wednesday, June 6 - T-U Chamber Executive Board Meeting - TBA
    Tuesday, June 12 - Chamber Board Meeting, 8 am at the Chamber office
    Wednesday, June 13 - Adult Leadership Upson 2nd Industry Tour - ALU Members are: Nash Austin (EMC Engineering), Joey Barrett (Georgia Power Company), Nate Crawford (Hannah's Mill Animal Hospital), Chandler English (Upson Regional Medical Center), Tracy Harper (SouthCrest Bank), Al Hinson (Thomaston Hospice), Ben James (United Bank), Alex Perry (EMC Engineering), Michael Powell (Upson County Family Connections), Bryce Robinson (Thomaston-Upson School System), Katie Salter (Tidal Wave Auto Spa) and Russell Thompson (City of Thomaston). Lindsey Matthews (Thomaston Hospice), Chair of Adult Leadership; Angie Weatherford (Southern Crescent Technical College), Vice-Chair of Adult Leadership and Lori Smith (T-U Chamber of Commerce, Coordinator of Leadership Programs. The group will tour various industries in the Upson County Community on June 13.
    Friday, June 15 - Annual Banquet Planning meeting - 9 am at the Chamber
    Thursday, June 21 - Industry Roundtable meeting, 7:30 am at Criterion Technology
    Adult Leadership Upson at the Georgia State Capitol
    Adult Leadership Upson at Georgia EMC in Atlanta learning about Economic Development in the State of Georgia
    Upcoming Events for 2018
    Click Here to learn about all of the events going on at The Rock Ranch for Spring and Summer months
    Wednesday, May 30 - Let's Celebrate, Please join the Thomaston-Upson School System for the Retirement of Maggie V. Shook, Ed.D., Superintendent of the T-U Schools for a drop in reception on Weds, May 30 from 4 pm to 6 pm. *Special presentation at 5 pm. Event will take place at the U-L Fine Arts Center
    Saturday, June 2 - A.CT.S. Outreach of Georgia is having a Community wide Breakfast on June 2 at Silvertown Baptist Church from 7:30 am to 10 am. Dine in or take out and the price is a $5 donation
    Saturday, June 9 - INDIAN ARTIFACTS DAY AT THE THOMASTON- UPSON ARCHIVES - Mark your calendar for June 9, 2018. Experts from the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society will be at the Archives Conference Room from 12 - 4 pm to answer any questions you may have regarding artifacts in your personal collection. This is a FREE event and marks a renewed partnership between the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society, Upson Historical Society, and the Thomaston-Upson Archives. Many of you may remember previous Archaeology Day events that were held at the Archives, from 2006-2010.
    Feel free to bring anything you have unearthed such as pottery or arrowheads and discover what others have found. Archaeologist Stephen Hammack offered, “People want to know what type of artifacts they have and how old they are. We can tell them anything about an artifact; we just can’t tell them how much it’s worth.” Come learn about the prehistory and history of Upson County as well as Middle Georgia, in this one day only event, and don’t forget your artifacts!
    Friday, June 22 - TUAC is proud to announce this year's Solstice Gala, which is set for 6 pm on Friday, June 22 at Bickley's Lake. This year's theme is "Cinco de Mayo", and it will be catered by Moe's. Donations are being accepted for the event and they hope that you will take the time to donate to this event. Please contact TUAC at 706-647-1605 for more information.
    2018 UGA Griffin Campus Tour Dates - Visit UGA Griffin Campus - Campus Tour dates: July 26, Aug 29, Sept 13, Oct 2 and Nov 13. Call 770-412-4400 for more info.
    Back to School Bash - Thursday, August 2 - 4:00-6:00 pm @ Thomaston-Upson Civic Center Gym - Event for Elementary Age Students Only
    Donations Needed: Money or school supplies for K-5
    Please make checks payable to Sertoma Club through Reshann Adams
    *In need of hair stylists to volunteer to give haircuts on Thursday Aug 4 from 4-6 pm
    *Need volunteers to help on Wednesday, August 1 from 2:00-5:00 pm to sort items
    *Need volunteers to help on Thursday, August 2 from 3:00-6:30 pm to run B2SB
    *Welcome any business or organization who would like to have a table at B2SB. May contact me for table space.
    Concert on the Square - Aug 25 with 'Rumours' A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
    8th Annual Business Expo - September 6 at the T-U Civic Center
    Smoke on the Water Festival - June 15 and June 16 at Bickley's Lake - SOTW is in need of volunteers, please check out their page for more information on how you can volunteer at this community event
    Other Important Dates in the Community
    2nd & 4th Thursday Each Month - The Mobile Career Center provides workforce services for individuals and businesses. Individuals may participate in various career development activities such as on-line job search, cover letter and resume writing, etc. Businesses may use the Mobile Career Center for recruiting, pre-employment screening, interviewing and training. The Mobile unit will be at Southern Crescent Technical College the 2nd and 4th Thursday
    of each month from 10 am to 2 pm.
    4th Monday of each Month - Upson County Family Connection, creating partnerships, connecting resources, strengthening families, building stronger communities! The meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month 12 to 1 pm. URMC Auditorium. For more info 770-567-2930.
    Thomaston Ford is giving a FREE - Complimentary Title Wave $20 Car Wash Certificate to LADIES ONLY on Thursdays with any regular scheduled maintenance service. Check Thomaston Ford out on the web at www.thomastonford.com or on Facebook for daily specials.
    Commercial Retail Office Space - Commercial Retail and Office Spaces for lease! Located on a busy highway. Great potential salon, retail, and professional office spaces. Affordable for small businesses, starting at $460 per month for 15x30 space and $675 per month for 30x60 monthly rate plus, CAM fees are $55 per month which includes general exterior maintenance of grounds. Located very close to Walmart Shopping Center. Please email or call if interested at citystationshoppingcenter@gmail.com or (404) 642-0259.
    2nd & 4th Thursday – Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? Thomaston Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from Noon to 1:00 pm at American Pie in Thomaston. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, and everyone is invited to attend. For more information about the Toastmaster organization go to http://3137847.toastmastersclubs.org or call Pam Koon at 706-325-2330.
    2nd Wednesday of each Month - Central GA Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) meeting is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at American Pie Pizzeria at noon.
    Upson County Library Summer Programs
    Hightower Memorial Library
    Friday, June 1 - Registration Begins
    June 4 @ 2 pm - Southeastern Reptile Rescue
    June 8 @ 2 pm - Thomaston Fire Department
    June 11 @ 2 pm - Magician Ken Scott
    June 15 @ 2 pm - Ron Anglin, Juggler
    June 18 @ 2 pm - Wild Animal Safari
    June 26 @ 2 pm - Carol Caine, Storyteller
    Yatesville Library
    Friday, June 1 - Registration Begins
    June 5 @ 5 pm - Southeastern Reptile Rescue
    June 7 @ 5 pm - Yatesville Fire Department
    June 12 @ 5 pm Craft/Activity: Pictures
    June 14 @ 5 pm - Ron Anglin, Juggler
    June 20 @ 5 pm - Ken Scott, Magician
    June 22 @ 5 pm - Craft/Activity: Bracelets
    June 26 @ 5 pm Carol Caine, Storyteller
    June 28 @ 5 pm - Craft/Activity: Bear
    Upcoming Dates for T-U Civic Center
    Recreation Pool opens on May 29
    Pool Hours M-F 1:00-6:00 pm Saturday, Noon- 6 pm
    Admission $3 for 5 yrs and above.
    Two sessions of Swimming Lessons offered for ages 3-12
    June 4-15
    June 18-29
    Mommy & Me Swim Lessons ages 3 and under
    Parent must be in pool
    June 9-10
    Football and Cheer Registrations
    June 27-29
    Ages 4-11 football
    Ages 4-15 cheer


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