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LC seeking applicants for Learn 2 Serve

Applications are being accepted for LaGrange College's Learn 2 Serve camp, running June 8-26. The academic and service-learning camp is for rising fifth through eighth graders and will meet at the Callaway Education Building at the college. This summer's topic is conservation, and activities will include a field trip to a floating classroom. Anyo

Saturday
Events: The MGEV Plant Sale is 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Troup County Agricultural Center, 21 Vulcan Materials Road.
The LaGrange Lupus Support group hosts a yard sale 9 a.m. to noon across from Dollar General on Hamilton Road to raise funds for the May 2 Lupus Walk in Piedmont Park in Atlanta.
The tai chi class from The Active Life in

In our community

Saturday Events: The MGEV Plant Sale is 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Troup County Agricultural Center, 21 Vulcan Materials Road. The LaGrange Lupus Support group hosts a yard sale 9 a.m. to noon across from Dollar General on Hamilton Road to raise funds for the May 2 Lupus Walk in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. The tai chi class from The Active Life in

Logan Carson was locked in.
Carson, a senior pitcher for the LaGrange Grangers, came out and shut down a strong Harris County team on Thursday.
Carson got the complete-game victory, and he didn't allow any earned runs as the Grangers rolled to a 7-1 win.
It was a nice bounce-back performance for the Grangers, who lost to Harris County 9-3 on Wed

LaGrange's Carson throws a gem

Logan Carson was locked in. Carson, a senior pitcher for the LaGrange Grangers, came out and shut down a strong Harris County team on Thursday. Carson got the complete-game victory, and he didn't allow any earned runs as the Grangers rolled to a 7-1 win. It was a nice bounce-back performance for the Grangers, who lost to Harris County 9-3 on Wed

It was a big day for Cavaliers

The players were all gathered around Callaway head coach Dusty Hubbard, who was getting updates on a game of great interest to the Cavaliers. Earlier on Thursday, Callaway went out and thumped Rockmart 10-1. Callaway's players and coaches then boarded the bus for the ride back home, all while Central-Carroll and Cedartown were finishing their gam

LaGrange track team surges to top spot

They're the champs. The LaGrange Grangers steamrolled the opposition to take the top spot in the Region 1-AAAAA track meet that wrapped up Thursday in Harris County. Triston Dozier, Sam Bowie, Jonathan Pelham, Tobias Spence and Red Banks each secured first-place finishes to help the Grangers win the team title. Alaina Tomlinson had a pair of fir

A suspected seat belt violator lead an officer on a high-speed chase Thursday evening.
A LaGrange police officer attempted to make a traffic stop around 8 p.m. Thursday night at the intersection of Fendig and Whitesville Street. The officer said the driver of a black or blue Honda Accord was not wearing a seat belt.
The driver refused to pull ove

Driver leads LPD officer on high-speed chase

A suspected seat belt violator lead an officer on a high-speed chase Thursday evening. A LaGrange police officer attempted to make a traffic stop around 8 p.m. Thursday night at the intersection of Fendig and Whitesville Street. The officer said the driver of a black or blue Honda Accord was not wearing a seat belt. The driver refused to pull ove

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The annual Cotton Pickin' Fair is gearing up for next weekend.
The fair is a festival of art, antiques and crafts created by the Gay family and held annually since 1972 on the Gay Family Farmstead in Gay, Georgia, on May 2 and 3. Sponsored by The 1911 Society, Ltd., a Georgia nonprofit corporation supporting sustainable rural development, farm pre

Cotton Pickin' Fair set for May 2, 3 in Gay

The annual Cotton Pickin' Fair is gearing up for next weekend. The fair is a festival of art, antiques and crafts created by the Gay family and held annually since 1972 on the Gay Family Farmstead in Gay, Georgia, on May 2 and 3. Sponsored by The 1911 Society, Ltd., a Georgia nonprofit corporation supporting sustainable rural development, farm pre

UNION — Union City Council passed readings of two ordinances, approved three resolutions, and awarded two work bids during a meeting which followed a budget work session.
The city council held a budget work session Tuesday, which was immediately followed by a regular meeting. During the work session, City of Union Finance Director Walker Gal

City has $555,870 deficit

UNION — Union City Council passed readings of two ordinances, approved three resolutions, and awarded two work bids during a meeting which followed a budget work session. The city council held a budget work session Tuesday, which was immediately followed by a regular meeting. During the work session, City of Union Finance Director Walker Gal

PROSPERITY — Lisa Senn was sworn in Tuesday night as the Town Attorney for the town of Prosperity.
Mayor Derek Underwood said former Town Attorney Hank Bufkin informed council several months ago that he was going to retire and they started the search for a new attorney.
At last month's meeting after executive session, Prosperity Town Counci

New attorney sworn in

PROSPERITY — Lisa Senn was sworn in Tuesday night as the Town Attorney for the town of Prosperity. Mayor Derek Underwood said former Town Attorney Hank Bufkin informed council several months ago that he was going to retire and they started the search for a new attorney. At last month's meeting after executive session, Prosperity Town Counci

UNION — The Union County School District held its annual anthology night on April 21 at Sims Middle School. Outstanding authors and illustrators from each school in the district were recognized.

Anthology Night celebrated

UNION — The Union County School District held its annual anthology night on April 21 at Sims Middle School. Outstanding authors and illustrators from each school in the district were recognized.

The Board of Trustees of West Georgia Medical Center meet for their regularly scheduled meeting Monday at West Georgia Health on Vernon Road.
The board heard reports from a quality management administrator, who told members the hospital is in the planning stages of revamping its procedures for handling highly communicable diseases, like Ebola.
Th

WGH board meets, discusses new protocols

The Board of Trustees of West Georgia Medical Center meet for their regularly scheduled meeting Monday at West Georgia Health on Vernon Road. The board heard reports from a quality management administrator, who told members the hospital is in the planning stages of revamping its procedures for handling highly communicable diseases, like Ebola. Th

In her academic life, Mariangela Vecchiarini specializes in entrepreneurship and innovation.
But the Assistant Professor of Business at LaGrange College came by her forward-looking focus the old-fashioned way – she was inspired by her father.
“My father is an entrepreneur, which has been inspiring for me for my entire life,” she

Croatian people key to country's economic success

In her academic life, Mariangela Vecchiarini specializes in entrepreneurship and innovation. But the Assistant Professor of Business at LaGrange College came by her forward-looking focus the old-fashioned way – she was inspired by her father. “My father is an entrepreneur, which has been inspiring for me for my entire life,” she

Georgia State Patrol troopers from Post 2 in LaGrange got more than they bargained for during a routine traffic stop in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 near Whitesville Road.
A trooper stopped a blue 2002 Ford F250 truck around 8 p.m. Wednesday night for a seat belt violation and a defective brake light, according to a GSP report.
The troop

GSP seizes 20 lbs of suspected heroin

Georgia State Patrol troopers from Post 2 in LaGrange got more than they bargained for during a routine traffic stop in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 near Whitesville Road. A trooper stopped a blue 2002 Ford F250 truck around 8 p.m. Wednesday night for a seat belt violation and a defective brake light, according to a GSP report. The troop

The people who investigate and prosecute crimes sometimes — as a hazard of the trade — have to see a lot of blood. This week, though, they went looking for it.
The Coweta Circuit District Attorney's office held its third- annual Victims' Rights Week blood drive Thursday at the government center on Ridley Avenue.
As he sat waiting to c

Prosecutors out for blood

The people who investigate and prosecute crimes sometimes — as a hazard of the trade — have to see a lot of blood. This week, though, they went looking for it. The Coweta Circuit District Attorney's office held its third- annual Victims' Rights Week blood drive Thursday at the government center on Ridley Avenue. As he sat waiting to c

A-51-year-old pilot was injured Wednesday when his single-engine plane crashed at LaGrange-Callaway airport.
The pilot, identified by LaGrange police as Gary Coonan, was injured and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital after the crash. He had just taken off from the airport around 1:45 p.m. when he made a radio distress call about an engine malfuncti

Plane crashes at airport, pilot injured

A-51-year-old pilot was injured Wednesday when his single-engine plane crashed at LaGrange-Callaway airport. The pilot, identified by LaGrange police as Gary Coonan, was injured and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital after the crash. He had just taken off from the airport around 1:45 p.m. when he made a radio distress call about an engine malfuncti

The Upson Lee Knights golf team made history on Tuesday, as they became the first Upson Lee golf team to ever win a region championship.
Upson Lee shot a season low 315 to defeat Perry by six strokes on their way to the title. Upson Lee senior Justin Gilbert fired a 74 to become the low medalist.
“We knew we could win the region,” sai

Region Champs

The Upson Lee Knights golf team made history on Tuesday, as they became the first Upson Lee golf team to ever win a region championship. Upson Lee shot a season low 315 to defeat Perry by six strokes on their way to the title. Upson Lee senior Justin Gilbert fired a 74 to become the low medalist. “We knew we could win the region,” sai

Since he announced his retirement as Thomaston Police Chief two weeks ago, Dan Greathouse has received numerous praise from city and county officials.
At the Thomaston City Council meeting on April 7, Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head said recent events have shown what a tough job police officers have.
“I just wanted to thank Chief Greathouse for the

Greathouse honored for service

Since he announced his retirement as Thomaston Police Chief two weeks ago, Dan Greathouse has received numerous praise from city and county officials. At the Thomaston City Council meeting on April 7, Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head said recent events have shown what a tough job police officers have. “I just wanted to thank Chief Greathouse for the

NEWBERRY — Local officials are working to warn youth on the dangers of underage drinking through the “Out of Their Hands” program.
The sixth annual “Out of Their Hands” spring “blitz” that helps focus attention on the dangers of underage alcohol use runs through the end of the month throughout South Caroli

Keeping alcohol out of the hands of youth

NEWBERRY — Local officials are working to warn youth on the dangers of underage drinking through the “Out of Their Hands” program. The sixth annual “Out of Their Hands” spring “blitz” that helps focus attention on the dangers of underage alcohol use runs through the end of the month throughout South Caroli

UNION COUNTY — The Union County High School JROTC Yellow Jacket Battalion held its annual awards ceremony on April 21 to recognize cadets for outstanding performance throughout the year.
Parents who have volunteered to help with various battalion events were recognized first. Certificates were presented by the Battalion Commander, C/LTC Nico

JROTC Awards Day honors cadets

UNION COUNTY — The Union County High School JROTC Yellow Jacket Battalion held its annual awards ceremony on April 21 to recognize cadets for outstanding performance throughout the year. Parents who have volunteered to help with various battalion events were recognized first. Certificates were presented by the Battalion Commander, C/LTC Nico





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