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A Chambers County, Alabama, woman was arrested Tuesday by the Troup County Sheriff's Office in connection with a series of commercial burglaries that allegedly occurred in Troup County during the past few months.
Travanique Floyd, 28, faces charges of burglary in the first degree and obstruction of an officer along with her husband, 28-year-old Ma

Deputies arrest woman on burglary charges

A Chambers County, Alabama, woman was arrested Tuesday by the Troup County Sheriff's Office in connection with a series of commercial burglaries that allegedly occurred in Troup County during the past few months. Travanique Floyd, 28, faces charges of burglary in the first degree and obstruction of an officer along with her husband, 28-year-old Ma

Attendees of a public hearing Thursday for the proposed Hogansville library want a building that can serve as a community gathering place and technology hub with a look that is consistent with the historical district where it will be located.
“I think libraries are customized to communities,” said David Moore, architect with McMillan P

Residents give input on new library

Attendees of a public hearing Thursday for the proposed Hogansville library want a building that can serve as a community gathering place and technology hub with a look that is consistent with the historical district where it will be located. “I think libraries are customized to communities,” said David Moore, architect with McMillan P

For LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton, the future is now.
To shape that future in LaGrange, he held the first in a series of town hall meetings Thursday evening at the Troup County Baptist Association. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. at Hollis Hand Elementary School.
Just shy of 100 people came to voice the suggestions and concerns r

Mayor: The future is now

For LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton, the future is now. To shape that future in LaGrange, he held the first in a series of town hall meetings Thursday evening at the Troup County Baptist Association. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. at Hollis Hand Elementary School. Just shy of 100 people came to voice the suggestions and concerns r

The Georgia State Patrol has identified the driver and passenger of a Chevrolet Trailblazer involved in a single-car wreck Thursday morning on Hogansville Road.
According to Sgt. Maurice Raines, post commander for GSP in LaGrange, the driver, Alexis Devaughn Knight, 17, passed several cars when she lost control of the SUV just north of Hines Road.

Teens injured in wreck identified

The Georgia State Patrol has identified the driver and passenger of a Chevrolet Trailblazer involved in a single-car wreck Thursday morning on Hogansville Road. According to Sgt. Maurice Raines, post commander for GSP in LaGrange, the driver, Alexis Devaughn Knight, 17, passed several cars when she lost control of the SUV just north of Hines Road.

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Clark-Holder Clinic has been a fixture in the community since 1935.

Celebrating 80 years in LaGrange

Clark-Holder Clinic has been a fixture in the community since 1935.

John Cashen rode out Hurricane Katrina tied to a chimney on top of his house.
It was literally the only place the New Orleans native could seek refuge from the storm as water devoured his home, all the way up to the attic.
“I knew there would be a problem before the storm even came because there was a chair floating away in my house,”

Katrina survivors help local children

John Cashen rode out Hurricane Katrina tied to a chimney on top of his house. It was literally the only place the New Orleans native could seek refuge from the storm as water devoured his home, all the way up to the attic. “I knew there would be a problem before the storm even came because there was a chair floating away in my house,”

Monday, Feb. 2
• Delta Kappa Gamma meets at Buffalo Elementary School at 4 p.m. We will be painting Southern Palmetto Trees at a cost of $15. The painting session will be lead by Brandi Ketterman.
Tuesday, Feb. 3
• The Union County Beekeepers Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds.

Woodson addresses Rotary Club

Monday, Feb. 2 • Delta Kappa Gamma meets at Buffalo Elementary School at 4 p.m. We will be painting Southern Palmetto Trees at a cost of $15. The painting session will be lead by Brandi Ketterman. Tuesday, Feb. 3 • The Union County Beekeepers Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds.

WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn Academy Eagles remained undefeated in style by defeating the Wardlaw Academy Lady Patriots, 63-9.
“I don't know what I can really say about that game,” said Jason Haltiwanger, Richard Winn Academy girls basketball coach.
The 54-point victory improved the Lady Eagles' record to 16-0 with a 5-0 regiona

Wins piling up for Richard Winn

WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn Academy Eagles remained undefeated in style by defeating the Wardlaw Academy Lady Patriots, 63-9. “I don't know what I can really say about that game,” said Jason Haltiwanger, Richard Winn Academy girls basketball coach. The 54-point victory improved the Lady Eagles' record to 16-0 with a 5-0 regiona

Christina Grace Wolverton, a senior at Upson-Lee High School, has been named the 2015 STAR Student. Grace, the daughter of Andrea Wolverton of Thomaston, named Jeremy Rooks, her chorus teacher, as her STAR Teacher. The presentation of the awards came at the January 27, 2015 meeting of the Thomaston Kiwanis Club, which sponsors the STAR Student and

STAR Student is:

Christina Grace Wolverton, a senior at Upson-Lee High School, has been named the 2015 STAR Student. Grace, the daughter of Andrea Wolverton of Thomaston, named Jeremy Rooks, her chorus teacher, as her STAR Teacher. The presentation of the awards came at the January 27, 2015 meeting of the Thomaston Kiwanis Club, which sponsors the STAR Student and

Palladium Society chili cook-off is Feb. 21

COLUMBIA — Bring your appetite to Music Farm Columbia on Feb. 21 for The Palladium Society Chili Cook-Off, presented by Music Farm Columbia from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In conjunction with the citywide commemoration of the Burning of Columbia, The Palladium Society has encouraged cooks to use the 150th anniversary of the monumental event as inspira

UNION COUNTY — Union County Yellow Jackets basketball has begun to see the payoff from a long-term plan.
With a 12-8 season record (5-1 in region play), the Union County Yellow Jackets varsity boys basketball team has come a long way over the past two years.
Nine seniors graduated after the 2011-2012 season, when Union County finished secon

'The Circle' comes together

UNION COUNTY — Union County Yellow Jackets basketball has begun to see the payoff from a long-term plan. With a 12-8 season record (5-1 in region play), the Union County Yellow Jackets varsity boys basketball team has come a long way over the past two years. Nine seniors graduated after the 2011-2012 season, when Union County finished secon

A Franklin man indicted on murder charges in November accepted a negotiated plea and admitted guilt to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in Troup County Superior Court.
Criss D. Langston, 28, of Highway 34, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison to be followed by 25 years' probation for the slaying of Michael A. Starnes, 48, o

Man sentenced in shooting

A Franklin man indicted on murder charges in November accepted a negotiated plea and admitted guilt to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in Troup County Superior Court. Criss D. Langston, 28, of Highway 34, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison to be followed by 25 years' probation for the slaying of Michael A. Starnes, 48, o

Clay Hunt SAV Act reintroduced

A bill to overhaul veteran suicide prevention programs is getting another chance in Congress after being scuttled last month by a retiring Senate budget hawk. The Clay Hunt SAV Act, named after a Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who committed suicide, was reintroduced Jan. 7 by a group of House lawmakers and was expected to be fi

It's been a breakthrough season for the Troup Tigers, and they're hoping the good times continue on Saturday.
The Tigers, who are coming off a third-place finish in the Last Man Standing tournament at Henry County High School last weekend, will compete in the Area 5-AAAA traditional wrestling tournament on Saturday in Carrollton.
There will be si

Troup hoping to enjoy big day

It's been a breakthrough season for the Troup Tigers, and they're hoping the good times continue on Saturday. The Tigers, who are coming off a third-place finish in the Last Man Standing tournament at Henry County High School last weekend, will compete in the Area 5-AAAA traditional wrestling tournament on Saturday in Carrollton. There will be si

Extremists of all stripes would love to see the Crusades revived

In the first Crusade, armed Christians set out to “liberate” Jerusalem from Muslim rule. In addition to slaughtering thousands of Muslims between 1096 and 1099, the crusaders also launched pogroms against Jews, pagans, and even other Christians. What animated the crusaders wasn't just Jerusalem's status. It was the fear that Islam was

Today
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Churches: Trinity SDA Church Prayer and Bible Study Center at 710 Jenkins St. holds a free Bible study from 3:30 to 4:30 p.

In our community

Today Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Churches: Trinity SDA Church Prayer and Bible Study Center at 710 Jenkins St. holds a free Bible study from 3:30 to 4:30 p.

Scooter Weathers has coached some terrific wrestling teams at LaGrange High, but he's never had a team that has won as much as this one.
The Grangers have won more than 30 dual matches, which is more than any other LaGrange team has won under Weathers.
“This is the winningest bunch,” said Weathers, who reached a milestone of his own t

Special season for Grangers

Scooter Weathers has coached some terrific wrestling teams at LaGrange High, but he's never had a team that has won as much as this one. The Grangers have won more than 30 dual matches, which is more than any other LaGrange team has won under Weathers. “This is the winningest bunch,” said Weathers, who reached a milestone of his own t

Two teenagers were airlifted to a regional hospital this morning after a single-vehicle wreck on Hogansville Road north of Hines Road.
The wreck occurred shortly after 8 a.m. when a Chevrolet Trailblazer headed southbound on Hogansville Road lost control, ran off the road and flipped several times before coming to rest upright next to railroad tra

2 airlifted in wreck

Two teenagers were airlifted to a regional hospital this morning after a single-vehicle wreck on Hogansville Road north of Hines Road. The wreck occurred shortly after 8 a.m. when a Chevrolet Trailblazer headed southbound on Hogansville Road lost control, ran off the road and flipped several times before coming to rest upright next to railroad tra

We've already started to get calls about those pesky woodpeckers who can wake you from a sound sleep.
Sometimes they'll keep it up for weeks on end in the woods surrounding your house. When they're doing it on your home it's another matter.
Normally, wood peckers are looking for food. It's usually not a good sign to hear woodpeckers in a pine sta

Why do woodpeckers peck?

We've already started to get calls about those pesky woodpeckers who can wake you from a sound sleep. Sometimes they'll keep it up for weeks on end in the woods surrounding your house. When they're doing it on your home it's another matter. Normally, wood peckers are looking for food. It's usually not a good sign to hear woodpeckers in a pine sta





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