NEWS


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Knife-wielding man robs gas station

Knife-wielding man robs gas station

LaGRANGE — Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department are searching for a man who robbed a clerk at the Shell gas station at 320 Commerce...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Teacher uses new tools to engage students

Teacher uses new tools to engage students

LaGRANGE — “Indian in the Cupboard” is more than a book to Barbara McCain and the students in her West Point Elementary School class...

September 28th, 2016 |  


LaGRANGE — The Junior Service League Attic Sale is set for this weekend to raise money for community projects. The sale has a new location, the ...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Ga. first lady Sandra Deal to speak at Hills & Dales

Ga. first lady Sandra Deal to speak at Hills & Dales

LaGRANGE — On Tuesday evening, Oct. 4, Sandra Deal, wife of Gov. Nathan Deal, will visit Hills & Dales Estate to talk about her recent book ...

September 28th, 2016 |  


College seeks new road name

College seeks new road name

LaGRANGE — With the Panther Palooza homecoming celebration swiftly approaching, the city maybe giving LaGrange College yet another reason to cel...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Parks & Rec welcomes new director

Parks & Rec welcomes new director

LaGRANGE — The Mike Daniel Recreation Center hosted a reception Tuesday to welcome the new parks and recreation director, Cajen Rhodes.Before co...

September 28th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


It’s an extra-inning thriller for Callaway

It’s an extra-inning thriller for Callaway

HOGANSVILLE - They were tested and pushed to the brink, and the Callaway Lady Cavaliers found a way to get it done.Facing Temple in a region softball ...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Callaway seniors play final home game

Callaway seniors play final home game

HOGANSVILLE - When Heather Smith started coaching volleyball at Callaway High in the fall of 2012, there were a group of eighth graders who arrived in...

September 28th, 2016 updated: September 28th, 2016. |  


LaGrange splits pair of matches on home floor

LaGrange splits pair of matches on home floor

LAGRANGE - LaGrange High’s volleyball team played a pair of matches that both went the full three sets on Tuesday.LaGrange beat Kendrick in thre...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Callaway remains fourth in Class AAA rankings

Callaway remains fourth in Class AAA rankings

HOGANSVILLE - The Callaway Cavaliers, who have reached the halfway point of the regular season with a perfect record, remain fourth in this week’...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Happy senior night for Lady Tigers

Happy senior night for Lady Tigers

LAGRANGE - It was a fitting way to end it.Before Monday’s home match against Smiths Station, the seniors on the Troup High volleyball team were ...

September 27th, 2016 |  


LaGrange plays a pair of tight ones

LaGrange plays a pair of tight ones

LAGRANGE - LaGrange High’s volleyball team kicked off a busy week with a pair of hard-fought matches that both went down to the wire.LaGrange, w...

September 27th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 24-25, 2016

LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 24-25, 2016

SaturdayEvents: The Hogansville Hummingbird Tower Trail Run, 5K Walk/Run is set for 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Hogansville Elementary Sch...

September 25th, 2016 |  


Lassetter, Higgins set to marry

Lassetter, Higgins set to marry

Ms. Lori Lassetter announces the engagement of her daughter, Lindsay Lorraine Lassetter, to David Paul Higgins, son of Jeffrey and Mary Higgins of LaG...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Vanishing Troup: Three railroad depots

Vanishing Troup: Three railroad depots

LaGRANGE — Nutwood is a home built in 1833 by famed architect Cullen Rogers. It is surrounded by 200-year-old pecan trees on Upper Big Springs R...

September 24th, 2016 |  


LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 23, 2016

LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 23, 2016

TodayEvents: The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681Meetings: S...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 22, 2016

LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 22, 2016

TodayEvents: God’s Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open from 9 a.m.–noon.The Interfaith Food Closet at 416 Pi...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 21, 2016

LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 21, 2016

TodayMeetings: A bereavement support group meets 11 a.m. at Hospice LaGrange.Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. an...

September 21st, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Columnist: Why Georgia is good for the Libertarian Party
Columnist: The perfect house …

Columnist: The perfect house …

The window boxes were filled with red flowers that were a contrast to the white trim across the top floor windows. The red was the exact color of the ...

September 29th, 2016 updated: September 29th, 2016. |  


Columnist: Having a different kind of spirit

Columnist: Having a different kind of spirit

A friend told me about a little boy named Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in his school play. His mother knew that he didn’t have m...

September 29th, 2016 updated: September 29th, 2016. |  


Columnist: Climate — The politicization of science

Columnist: Climate — The politicization of science

“It will be like weather forecasting on earth … One can’t predict the weather more than a few days in advance.” — Stepha...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Letter: Be flexible, consider both political sides

Letter: Be flexible, consider both political sides

I have slogged through quite enough voluminous editorial political page claptrap to last a lifetime. Much of it reiterating – or should I say re...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Letter: Why me, Lord?

Letter: Why me, Lord?

Dear editor:I was at the DDS – Department of Driver Services – this past week to renew my license for another eight years. The young lady ...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Columnist: How one person made a difference for Ole Miss

Columnist: How one person made a difference for Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. — Today, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known throughout the ages as Ole Miss, is a changed institution from its tu...

September 25th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Business Spotlight: Farmer’s Market brings legacy

CB&T, Synovus mark 75 years in Troup

LaGRANGE — CB&T of Troup County and Synovus are celebrating 75 years of service in Troup County this week.The bank was founded as LaGrange B...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Business Spotlight: C’Sons, Mare Sol aim for fine dining style

Business Spotlight: C’Sons, Mare Sol aim for fine dining style

LaGRANGE — Walk in to Mare Sol on a given afternoon and classic rock flows past tables, and customers consider trying something on the menu or a...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Restaurant aims to revitalize

Restaurant aims to revitalize

WEST POINT — For Mark and Debbie Barronton, opening the River House in a historic home at 1201 Second Ave. isn’t just a business venue, it...

September 11th, 2016 |  


Tire manufacturer to add thousands of jobs to LaGrange

Tire manufacturer to add thousands of jobs to LaGrange

LaGRANGE — A China-based tire manufacturing company set to locate in LaGrange will initially employ 1,000 people and invest more than half a bil...

September 8th, 2016 updated: September 8th, 2016. |  


Three nurses receive national distinction

Three nurses receive national distinction

LaGRANGE — Three registered nurses at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national nursing...

September 7th, 2016 |  


Business Spotlight: Medicine Cabinet aims to give personal service

Business Spotlight: Medicine Cabinet aims to give personal service

LaGRANGE — Pharmacists pause their work to greet customers as they enter while soda jerks at the back of the store scoop freshly made ice cream ...

September 6th, 2016 updated: September 6th, 2016. |  


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