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I wasn't born in Thomaston, GA but I consider it my hometown.  We don't have too many celebrities but here's a few you may have heard of:

 Mike Caven - Former UGA QB and SMU head coach

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - point guard for Los Angeles Lakers  

Wayne Cochran - musician

John B. Gordon - Georgia Governor and general

Frank Gordy - Founder of The Varsity restaurant

Martha Pennyman - Olympic Gold medalist

The Great American -  a true Southern Gentleman and world renowned ladies man.  

 

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On 9/16/2020 at 11:14 AM, The Great American said:

I wasn't born in Thomaston, GA but I consider it my hometown.  We don't have too many celebrities but here's a few you may have heard of:

 Mike Caven - Former UGA QB and SMU head coach

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - point guard for Los Angeles Lakers  

Wayne Cochran - musician

John B. Gordon - Georgia Governor and general

Frank Gordy - Founder of The Varsity restaurant

Martha Pennyman - Olympic Gold medalist

The Great American -  a true Southern Gentleman and world renowned ladies man.  

 

Nice change of pace thread TGA.

Okay, here we go:

Jerry Coyne, scientist

 

 

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22 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Nice change of pace thread TGA.

Okay, here we go:

Jerry Coyne, scientist

 

 

Impressive list!!  

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On 9/16/2020 at 4:14 PM, RG 2.0 said:

What town is this? 

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On 9/17/2020 at 8:12 AM, Mr. Hoopah! said:

Frank Thomas and Wayne Brady. 

 

You from Columbus, GA?

 

So am I!

 

Add Ma Rainey

Newt Gingrich

Dallas Austin(big music producer during the 80's and 90's)

Jarvis Jones

Chillie(from TLC)

John Pemberton (the creator of Coca Cola)

Isaiah Crowel (NFL RB)

Brenston Buckner (former NFL DT)

Tim Hudson (former All Star MLB pitcher)

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Rod Woodson went to my high school. Met him a few times.

Jenna Fisher from "The Office".

 

Jason Baker from the Panthers.

Tyler Eifert from the Bengals

Jason Fabini from the Jets.

Jaylon Smith from the Cowboys. Anthony Spencer from the Cowboys.

 

DeMarcus Beasley and his brother - They play soccer.

 

Stephen King lived there.

Founder of the NBA and the Pistons, Fred Zollner.

 

Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the television

 

Bree Olsen...

 

There's a bunch more...

 

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