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A woman was struck by a vehicle this morning around 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Morgan Street and Lafayette Parkway.
She suffered minor injuries and was transported to West Georgia Medical Center, according to LaGrange police.
Witness Sharon McPhail was walking to work and said the victim, whose identity wasn't available this morning, was in

Pedestrian struck during rush hour

A woman was struck by a vehicle this morning around 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Morgan Street and Lafayette Parkway. She suffered minor injuries and was transported to West Georgia Medical Center, according to LaGrange police. Witness Sharon McPhail was walking to work and said the victim, whose identity wasn't available this morning, was in

Today
Events: Callaway Elementary School hosts a Title I CRCT Prep/Parent Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857
Troup High School hosts AP Parent Night.
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6

In our community

Today Events: Callaway Elementary School hosts a Title I CRCT Prep/Parent Workshop at 5:30 p.m. Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857 Troup High School hosts AP Parent Night. Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6

UNION COUNTY — A total of 36 building permits were issued in Union County during 2014, down slightly from the 39 issued in 2013.
On Monday, the Catawba Regional Council of Governments issued a report showing building permit activity throughout the Catawba Region for the calendar year of 2014. The report indicates permit totals by county and

Building permit report issued

UNION COUNTY — A total of 36 building permits were issued in Union County during 2014, down slightly from the 39 issued in 2013. On Monday, the Catawba Regional Council of Governments issued a report showing building permit activity throughout the Catawba Region for the calendar year of 2014. The report indicates permit totals by county and

Troup County resident Stacy Adams came not knowing exactly what to expect.
He sat in the back row of a packed lecture-style classroom at the Technology Center on O.G. Skinner Drive on Tuesday evening for the first session of the West Point Police Department's Citizens Police Academy.
Adams was one of more than 30 academy participants who, over th

WPPD kicks off citizens academy

Troup County resident Stacy Adams came not knowing exactly what to expect. He sat in the back row of a packed lecture-style classroom at the Technology Center on O.G. Skinner Drive on Tuesday evening for the first session of the West Point Police Department's Citizens Police Academy. Adams was one of more than 30 academy participants who, over th

Thursday, March 5 & Friday, March 6
• The Friends of the Library Grand Opening Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Green Salvage Building, 126 East Main St., Union.
Saturday, March 7
• Union BPO DOES Union Drove #148 hosts a Community Indoor Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Union Elks Lodge, rain or shine. Sellers ca

Registering for kindergarten

Thursday, March 5 & Friday, March 6 • The Friends of the Library Grand Opening Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Green Salvage Building, 126 East Main St., Union. Saturday, March 7 • Union BPO DOES Union Drove #148 hosts a Community Indoor Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Union Elks Lodge, rain or shine. Sellers ca

The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Career Focus Teaching and Education seminar for participating high school students. The objective of the event was to expose students to various careers in education.
Cassidy Arrington, Troup County School System (TCSS) academic coach, started the morning with an ice breaker, “t

Chamber hosts Career Focus for local students

The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Career Focus Teaching and Education seminar for participating high school students. The objective of the event was to expose students to various careers in education. Cassidy Arrington, Troup County School System (TCSS) academic coach, started the morning with an ice breaker, “t

PICKENS COUNTY – The Pickens County Sheriff's Office charged Anita Ann McNeely with one count of cruelty to a child following an investigation into a domestic disturbance reported to the Sheriff's Office on Feb. 23.
The victim, who is under the age of 16, was under McNeely's care on the day of the incident but does not live with McNeely. The

Woman charged with cruelty to a child

PICKENS COUNTY – The Pickens County Sheriff's Office charged Anita Ann McNeely with one count of cruelty to a child following an investigation into a domestic disturbance reported to the Sheriff's Office on Feb. 23. The victim, who is under the age of 16, was under McNeely's care on the day of the incident but does not live with McNeely. The

PICKENS COUNTY – The Pickens County Sheriff's Office charged Anita Ann McNeely with one count of cruelty to a child following an investigation into a domestic disturbance reported to the Sheriff's Office on Feb. 23.
The victim, who is under the age of 16, was under McNeely's care on the day of the incident but does not live with McNeely. The

Woman charged with cruelty to a child

PICKENS COUNTY – The Pickens County Sheriff's Office charged Anita Ann McNeely with one count of cruelty to a child following an investigation into a domestic disturbance reported to the Sheriff's Office on Feb. 23. The victim, who is under the age of 16, was under McNeely's care on the day of the incident but does not live with McNeely. The

PICKENS COUNTY – The Pickens County Sheriff's Office charged Anita Ann McNeely with one count of cruelty to a child following an investigation into a domestic disturbance reported to the Sheriff's Office on Feb. 23.
The victim, who is under the age of 16, was under McNeely's care on the day of the incident but does not live with McNeely. The

Woman charged with cruelty to a child

PICKENS COUNTY – The Pickens County Sheriff's Office charged Anita Ann McNeely with one count of cruelty to a child following an investigation into a domestic disturbance reported to the Sheriff's Office on Feb. 23. The victim, who is under the age of 16, was under McNeely's care on the day of the incident but does not live with McNeely. The

Area runners and walkers are lacing up their sneakers in preparation for the annual Chick-Fil-A races this weekend in LaGrange.
Hundreds of people are expected to hit the pavement around Lafayette Square in the 10k, 5k and 1 mile events, including those who decide to dress up in a cow costume. Those folks will also be eligible for a spirit award f

Shaping future leaders

Area runners and walkers are lacing up their sneakers in preparation for the annual Chick-Fil-A races this weekend in LaGrange. Hundreds of people are expected to hit the pavement around Lafayette Square in the 10k, 5k and 1 mile events, including those who decide to dress up in a cow costume. Those folks will also be eligible for a spirit award f

It'll be a special night.
After finishing his playing days at LaGrange High, Mike Cameron embarked on a long and productive professional baseball career that ended following the 2011 season.
On Friday, right before LaGrange plays Eagles Landing in the LaGrange Toyota Invitational, a ceremony will be held for Cameron at Granger Park where his numb

Special night for former Granger

It'll be a special night. After finishing his playing days at LaGrange High, Mike Cameron embarked on a long and productive professional baseball career that ended following the 2011 season. On Friday, right before LaGrange plays Eagles Landing in the LaGrange Toyota Invitational, a ceremony will be held for Cameron at Granger Park where his numb

In addition to pancakes, this year's LaGrange Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast will feature another batter-driven creation: a large birthday cake marking the 100th birthday of Kiwanis International.
To be held Saturday morning at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church on the Square, the breakfast's “double duty” will only serve t

Pancake breakfast marks 100th year

In addition to pancakes, this year's LaGrange Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast will feature another batter-driven creation: a large birthday cake marking the 100th birthday of Kiwanis International. To be held Saturday morning at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church on the Square, the breakfast's “double duty” will only serve t

UNION — A new community group's plans to beautify downtown Union moved a step closer to fruition the last week of February when City of Union crews removed old, diseased Holly trees from along Main Street.
The Union County Community Vibrancy Committee was formed Jan. 1 with the goal of working with the City of Union and Union County to impro

Beautification begins

UNION — A new community group's plans to beautify downtown Union moved a step closer to fruition the last week of February when City of Union crews removed old, diseased Holly trees from along Main Street. The Union County Community Vibrancy Committee was formed Jan. 1 with the goal of working with the City of Union and Union County to impro

Carl Junior Russell, 57, was arrested and charged with felony possession of cocaine on Tuesday. Officers encountered Russell while walking in the area of Snelson and Revis streets.
Officers said when Russell noticed he was walking toward two police officers, he turned and went the other direction.
Another officer in a patrol car stopped Russell o

Man faces cocaine charges after officers find pipe

Carl Junior Russell, 57, was arrested and charged with felony possession of cocaine on Tuesday. Officers encountered Russell while walking in the area of Snelson and Revis streets. Officers said when Russell noticed he was walking toward two police officers, he turned and went the other direction. Another officer in a patrol car stopped Russell o

Julia Hall and her boyfriend, Andrew Jennings, left their Darden Street home midday Wednesday to go to Kroger for a lunchtime snack — some Hot Pockets and potato chips, she said.
She was only gone for a short period of time, she said, but when she returned, her whole life had changed.
Turning the corner of the narrow street that leads to th

'The flames came pouring out'

Julia Hall and her boyfriend, Andrew Jennings, left their Darden Street home midday Wednesday to go to Kroger for a lunchtime snack — some Hot Pockets and potato chips, she said. She was only gone for a short period of time, she said, but when she returned, her whole life had changed. Turning the corner of the narrow street that leads to th

Sunday, March 8
2:30 p.m.: The Maple Ridge Baptist Church Musical Choir celebrates their 28th Choir Anniversary at Maple Ridge Church. The public is invited. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor.
Friday, March 13
7 p.m.: The 2nd Annual Union County Prayer Movement Prayer Conference will be held at Community Missionary Church on Lockhart-Union Highway in

Avoiding repeating our mistakes

Sunday, March 8 2:30 p.m.: The Maple Ridge Baptist Church Musical Choir celebrates their 28th Choir Anniversary at Maple Ridge Church. The public is invited. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor. Friday, March 13 7 p.m.: The 2nd Annual Union County Prayer Movement Prayer Conference will be held at Community Missionary Church on Lockhart-Union Highway in

Children laughed and listened Wednesday at Hillside Montessori of LaGrange as professional storyteller Donald Davis, who is in town for this weekend's Azalea Storytelling Festival, treated them to tales from his youth.
Davis, who resides in Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, has been sharing stories about his upbringing for more than 40 years —

Storyteller shares tales with students

Children laughed and listened Wednesday at Hillside Montessori of LaGrange as professional storyteller Donald Davis, who is in town for this weekend's Azalea Storytelling Festival, treated them to tales from his youth. Davis, who resides in Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, has been sharing stories about his upbringing for more than 40 years —

UNION COUNTY — The new executive director of Union County Disabilities and Special Needs brings nearly 25 years experience to the position including a brief stint as interim executive director in the 1990s.
On Friday, Robbie Littlejohn, chairman of the Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, announced that Amy Smith had been appoi

Excited about the opportunity

UNION COUNTY — The new executive director of Union County Disabilities and Special Needs brings nearly 25 years experience to the position including a brief stint as interim executive director in the 1990s. On Friday, Robbie Littlejohn, chairman of the Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, announced that Amy Smith had been appoi

SPARTANBURG — Rotary International's battle to wipe out polio took center stage recently during a celebration of the service organization's 110th birthday.
On Jan. 30 of this year, endpolio.org announced that Rotary International had provided $34.8 million in new funding for polio eradication. The website described the funds provided by Rota

Rotary's war on polio

SPARTANBURG — Rotary International's battle to wipe out polio took center stage recently during a celebration of the service organization's 110th birthday. On Jan. 30 of this year, endpolio.org announced that Rotary International had provided $34.8 million in new funding for polio eradication. The website described the funds provided by Rota

Those who spoke at a public hearing about the proposed closure of Mountville Elementary School on Monday touted students' high achievement rates and said moving them to bigger, more crowded schools would have a negative impact on test scores.
“I don't understand it, why you're closing such a good school and opening up all these new schools,&

MES proponents speak out on closure

Those who spoke at a public hearing about the proposed closure of Mountville Elementary School on Monday touted students' high achievement rates and said moving them to bigger, more crowded schools would have a negative impact on test scores. “I don't understand it, why you're closing such a good school and opening up all these new schools,&





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