LaGrange Daily News- RSS Feed http://lagrangenews.com/ http://lagrangenews.com/ Sat, 23 May 2015 03:30:06 EST 1800 Extension agent: Fighting fire ants on the home turf http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/153640168/Fighting-fire-ants-on-the-home-turf All of us have experienced the painful stings from fire ants. Imported fire ant mounds can be found in almost every pasture in Troup County. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:20:51 EST CEO: LaGrange would have voice in Emory-WellStar deal http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/153653895/CEO:-LaGrange-would-have-voice-in-Emory-WellStar-deal A potential affiliation deal between WellStar and Emory heath systems is more than a year out, but when – and if – it happens, LaGrange's only hospital could undergo yet further changes. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:05:51 EST Investigator: Kia shooting suspect had mental health history, reported bullying http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/153654765/Kia-shooting-suspect-appears-in-court A former Kia assembly plant employee accused of shooting a co-worker in April had a history of mental illness and was being “picked on” at work prior to the shooting, a police investigator testified Thursday. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:00:52 EST Troup County Board of Education gives first pass to budget http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/153653090/Budget-clears-1st-BOE-hurdle Troup County Board of Education on Thursday approved moving forward with a tentative budget of $99,196,194. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:45:52 EST Man wanted in Tennessee arrested in LaGrange http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter/153654138/Man-wanted-in-Tennessee-arrested-in-LaGrange A man faces drug charges after LaGrange Police Department officers pulled over a silver sedan for allegedly driving without headlights on about midnight at the intersection of Pine and Alford streets. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:25:52 EST SUVs collide head on in wrong-way wreck on I-185 in Troup County http://lagrangenews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153652665/SUVs-collide-head-on-after-1-goes-wrong-way-on-I-185 The Georgia State Patrol said two people were killed and two people were injured after an SUV that law enforcement officials said was driving the wrong direction in the northbound lane of Interstate 185 Thursday night collided head on with... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:20:51 EST Memorial Day services on tap http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/153653165/Memorial-Day-services-on-tap West Georgia Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day service 11 a.m. Monday at Meadoway Gardens Cemetery, 3293 Hamilton Road. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:20:53 EST LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — May 22, 2015 http://lagrangenews.com/news/community-community-news/153639833/In-our-community TodayEvents: The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681 Fri, 22 May 2015 05:35:51 EST Callaway Gardens hosts Memorial Day events http://lagrangenews.com/news/community/153653058/Callaway-Gardens-hosts-Memorial-Day-events PINE MOUNTAIN — Callaway Garden hosts a Memorial Day Weekend Festival today through Monday featuring music and water sports athletes competing at the Nautique 56th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament. Fri, 22 May 2015 02:30:51 EST Ready for a new challenge http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/153642273/Ready-for-a-new-challenge LaGrange High will always hold a special place in Todd Herrington's heart. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:50:51 EST Program in fine shape for new coach http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/153646896/Program-in-fine-shape-for-new-coach When the LaGrange Grangers convene for the 2016 season, there'll be a new head baseball coach calling the shots. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:45:52 EST Letter: A suggestion for all Americans http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153616244/A-suggestion-for-all-Americans Let's do away with slavery. It is to laugh you say! We no longer have slavery. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:10:51 EST City rallies residents for dog park contest http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/153619949/City-rallies-residents-for-dog-park-contest LaGrange residents had contributed almost 1,200 votes in a contest for an in-town dog park as of about 8:30 a.m. today, and city officials are hoping the votes continue. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:05:54 EST Letter: WGH, WellStar merger should enhance services http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153615684/Brown:-WGH-WellStar-merger-should-enhance-services The following is the response I sent to an Atlanta health care publication who asked for my opinion of the announced merger of West Georgia Health and WellStar Health System: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:50:51 EST Mother banned from school after alleged disturbances http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter/153630854/Mother-banned-from-school-after-alleged-disturbances A woman was banned from the CAFI Head Start school on McGregor Street after two incidents where she allegedly confronted and used profanity toward a teacher. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:45:54 EST Letter: Fulks writes that WellStar deal ‘a new chapter’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinion/153615486/Fulks:-WellStar-deal-a-new-chapter Dear Editor: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:45:51 EST Letter: $2.5 million ‘deficit’ becomes $6.7 million windfall http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/153615118/$2.5-million-deficit-becomes-$6.7-million-windfall Well, I'll be a cross-eyed monkey! TCSS (Troup County School System) reminds me of a spoiled teenager who has to spend every penny in his pocket, and then some. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:51 EST County approves $39.4 million budget http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/153631302/County-approves-$39.4-million-budget Troup County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the county's fiscal year 2016 budget during a regularly scheduled meeting at the government center on Ridley Avenue. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:20:52 EST WellStar, WGH CEOs answer on affiliation http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/153630673/WellStar-WGH-CEOs-answer-on-affiliation The CEOs of both West Georgia Health and WellStar Health System said Tuesday the aim of their proposed affiliation is to bring higher quality and lower cost for an increased number of patients in West Georgia. Thu, 21 May 2015 08:35:51 EST LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — May 21, 2015 http://lagrangenews.com/news/community-community-news/153621692/In-our-community Today Thu, 21 May 2015 04:50:52 EST