West Georgia Medical Center recently was named by Georgia Trend Magazine the number one large hospital in the state.This is the first time the local health care provider has been named to the top spot in the magazine’s annual report. The 2012 rankings placed the medical center in the third spot behind Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.“We don’t seek out awards — that’s not part of our culture,” said West Georgia Health President and CEO Jerry Fulks. “So when you get recognized by an independent third party that has done the work to identify you, that’s just so gratifying.”
Ethel Kight Magnet School recently held a career day event for students.Representatives from more than 20 local businesses visited the school and gave presentations to all classes at the school. Businesses were selected to correlate to the State of Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index. CCRPI is a curriculum to promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students.CCRPI holds schools accountable and rewards them for the work the...
“Tis’ the season to be jolly” is how the old saying goes.However, nothing can spoil the holidays and put a lump of coal in your stocking more than a Grinch who stole all of your presents.Crooks are out and about during this time of year, looking to get their holiday fix at the consumer’s expense.Various law enforcement agencies around Troup County, however, are here to help prevent such thefts from occurring to you or anyone else, by of...
A man’s car was vandalized Wednesday allegedly by two boys after giving them a ride to the 100 block of Wright Street.According to a police report, the man was leaving the Speedy Serve convenience store when two black males between the ages of 16 to 18 requested a ride to Wright Street. The man complied and gave them a ride.Upon arrival, the two ordered him to give up his vehicle. Upon refusing, one of the boys riding in the front seat allegedly began to hit him in...
A West Point family is seeking answers in the disappearance of a man who has been missing since May, after his release from the Chambers County Jail in LaFayette, Ala.James Lamar Garner, 41, was arrested May 1 in Lanett, Ala., on suspicion of public intoxication, according to a booking representative at the jail, and was released at 9:47 a.m. May 3.Garner’s family became curious about his whereabouts after reading about his arrest in a newspaper and wondering why h...
English tea to benefit BellevueLaGrange Woman’s Club hosts An Authentic English Tea on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at 204 Ben Hill St. Cost is a $20 donation to benefit Bellevue, or $15 for students. Reservations are required and due today. Call 706-884-1832 or 706-882-0906. Sponsored by LaGrange Woman’s Club Charitable Trust.Play to benefit local music minister
Hills and Dales Estate hosts its seventh annual Children’s Christmas Celebration at the visitor center starting at 9:30 a.m Saturday.“This event has become a community favorite and once again, we will have a rollicking good time,” said Carleton B. Wood, Hills and Dales Estate executive director.All morning children will be decorating gingerbread houses and crafting Christmas ornaments. At 10 a.m. musician Robin Treadwell and storyteller Debbie Burdette ...
Santa Claus will be on Lafayette Square on Saturdays during December.Ol’ Saint Nick will be downtown from 1 to 4 p.m., waiting to meet children and pose so parents can snap a Christmas picture with them. Santa will be greeting his visitors in a carriage at the square, or be in one of the shops downtown if the weather is too cold or it is raining. A sign will be posted at the carriage to tell his location on any bad weather day.
A man’s car was vandalized Wednesday allegedly by...
Ethel Kight Magnet School recently held a career day...
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