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Two people were cited with disorderly conduct Monday evening after a fight in the parking lot of Dairy Queen at 230 New Franklin Road, allegedly over $40 owed in babysitting fees.
An officer said when he arrived the male suspect was shirtless and yelling about being sucker punched by another man. Both men and their female counterparts were yelling

Couple cited in parking lot brawl

Two people were cited with disorderly conduct Monday evening after a fight in the parking lot of Dairy Queen at 230 New Franklin Road, allegedly over $40 owed in babysitting fees. An officer said when he arrived the male suspect was shirtless and yelling about being sucker punched by another man. Both men and their female counterparts were yelling

Organizers for the Take a Warrior Fishing program are seeking boaters for Saturday's event at West Point Lake.
The event pairs participants with a veteran for a tournament that begins 7 a.m. at Highland Marina.
“We're looking for at least five more boaters right now,” said Jim Owens, founder of the program. “We have about 50 vet

Veterans tournament seeks volunteers

Organizers for the Take a Warrior Fishing program are seeking boaters for Saturday's event at West Point Lake. The event pairs participants with a veteran for a tournament that begins 7 a.m. at Highland Marina. “We're looking for at least five more boaters right now,” said Jim Owens, founder of the program. “We have about 50 vet

I've been reviewing the concept of a “minimum wage.”
Most of the arguments against the minimum wage are familiar to me. It hurts the low end worker it is supposed to protect. Employers are less likely to hire low end workers because the minimum wage is more than sensible business decisions would promote.
Overall, it hurts the economy

Minimum wage laws deprive fundamental right

I've been reviewing the concept of a “minimum wage.” Most of the arguments against the minimum wage are familiar to me. It hurts the low end worker it is supposed to protect. Employers are less likely to hire low end workers because the minimum wage is more than sensible business decisions would promote. Overall, it hurts the economy

UNION COUNTY — A hall of fame pro wrestler will make several stops at local businesses around Union County this week before stepping in the ring this Saturday at Union County Fairgrounds.
“Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, 72, is a WWE Hall of Famer, and he has been part of the pro wrestling business for more than 50 years.
Vali

Can't wait to see everybody

UNION COUNTY — A hall of fame pro wrestler will make several stops at local businesses around Union County this week before stepping in the ring this Saturday at Union County Fairgrounds. “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, 72, is a WWE Hall of Famer, and he has been part of the pro wrestling business for more than 50 years. Vali

A coalition of 56 organizations in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system has released a report recommending that the US Army Corps of Engineers raise the winter pool level at West Point Lake by 4.5 feet.
The Sustainable Water Management Plan, which will be released to the public by June 12, will be submitted to the USACE for considerat

Report calls for higher lake level

A coalition of 56 organizations in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system has released a report recommending that the US Army Corps of Engineers raise the winter pool level at West Point Lake by 4.5 feet. The Sustainable Water Management Plan, which will be released to the public by June 12, will be submitted to the USACE for considerat

An accident involving a police cruiser left one vehicle overturned at the intersection of Broad and North Greenwood streets on Monday.
According to LaGrange police Sgt. Del Armstrong, a LaGrange police officer was southbound on North Greenwood in response to a report of shots fired on Harwell Avenue when he collided with a dark blue Ford Escape ab

Police car flips SUV

An accident involving a police cruiser left one vehicle overturned at the intersection of Broad and North Greenwood streets on Monday. According to LaGrange police Sgt. Del Armstrong, a LaGrange police officer was southbound on North Greenwood in response to a report of shots fired on Harwell Avenue when he collided with a dark blue Ford Escape ab

In response to a recent article, “LaGrange Leaders plan to implement curbside recycling,” all I can say to that is, “Good Grief!”
Wow; we only need “close to 15 percent of residents in LaGrange” to respond positively to a survey, and the city busts a gut to implement curbside recycling! Are we actually saying th

Since when did 15% constitute a majority?

In response to a recent article, “LaGrange Leaders plan to implement curbside recycling,” all I can say to that is, “Good Grief!” Wow; we only need “close to 15 percent of residents in LaGrange” to respond positively to a survey, and the city busts a gut to implement curbside recycling! Are we actually saying th

As school begins to wind down for the year, talk of vacation and activities planned for the summer begins to increase. In education circles, particularly schools and libraries, fear of the “Summer Slide” also begin to pick up.
The Summer Slide is the term used to describe the potential regression of skills seen from students during the

Library Blog: How to avoid the 'Summer Slide'

As school begins to wind down for the year, talk of vacation and activities planned for the summer begins to increase. In education circles, particularly schools and libraries, fear of the “Summer Slide” also begin to pick up. The Summer Slide is the term used to describe the potential regression of skills seen from students during the

CENTRAL — Sen. Lindsey Graham officially tossed his hat into the 2016 Presidential race on Monday, kicking off his campaign with a rally on Main Street in his home town of Central.
“I'm pretty sure no one here, including me, ever expected to hear me say: 'I'm Lindsey Graham, and I'm running for President of the United States,'” t

Graham throws hat in ring

CENTRAL — Sen. Lindsey Graham officially tossed his hat into the 2016 Presidential race on Monday, kicking off his campaign with a rally on Main Street in his home town of Central. “I'm pretty sure no one here, including me, ever expected to hear me say: 'I'm Lindsey Graham, and I'm running for President of the United States,'” t

CARLISLE — The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle accident that left one person injured and another dead Sunday evening.
SCHP L/Cpl Gary Miller stated that the accident occurred around 7:20 p.m. Sunday on SC 72 approximately a quarter-mile outside of Carlisle when a 2008 Dodge pickup truck traveling east ran off the left side o

Collision leaves one dead

CARLISLE — The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle accident that left one person injured and another dead Sunday evening. SCHP L/Cpl Gary Miller stated that the accident occurred around 7:20 p.m. Sunday on SC 72 approximately a quarter-mile outside of Carlisle when a 2008 Dodge pickup truck traveling east ran off the left side o

After months sitting nonoperational, the traffic signal at New Franklin Road and the new bypass at North Davis Road may light up by midmonth.
The light should be finished and functioning by the end of next week, said David Brown, director of LaGrange public services. The City of LaGrange on April 10 fired the original contractor, Atcheson Electric

City: Signal nearly complete

After months sitting nonoperational, the traffic signal at New Franklin Road and the new bypass at North Davis Road may light up by midmonth. The light should be finished and functioning by the end of next week, said David Brown, director of LaGrange public services. The City of LaGrange on April 10 fired the original contractor, Atcheson Electric

Tuesday, June 1-Wednesday, June 3
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Deep In Your Word.” Children through adults. Miss Annie Pearl Bell, Directoress. Rev. J. Archie Calhoun, Pastor.
Tuesday, June 1-Thursday, June 4
6-8 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel will be kicking off their Vacation Bible Sch

Church Calendar: Express and experience the divine nature of love

Tuesday, June 1-Wednesday, June 3 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Deep In Your Word.” Children through adults. Miss Annie Pearl Bell, Directoress. Rev. J. Archie Calhoun, Pastor. Tuesday, June 1-Thursday, June 4 6-8 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel will be kicking off their Vacation Bible Sch

CASA seeking volunteers
CASA of Troup County Inc. – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is in need of community volunteers. Volunteers will be screened and trained to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in dependency proceedings while they are in foster care. Training classes will be 5:30 to 8 p.m.

You can help

CASA seeking volunteers CASA of Troup County Inc. – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is in need of community volunteers. Volunteers will be screened and trained to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in dependency proceedings while they are in foster care. Training classes will be 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Hot and dry summer weather

Hello everyone, are we liking this early summer weather? I don't know about you guys and ladies, at this writing I haven't experienced a month of comfortable spring, before this hot and dry summer weather engulfed us. I guess its like the “old Folks Say” If a Turtle/Terrapin snaps your toe or finger, it won't let go until the “rum

Summer is now upon us.
The Market on Main is back in business and is located in the downtown movie theatre parking lot just south of the theater. If you haven't sampled any of the locally grown vegetables and fruits, you're in for a treat.
It's open Saturday mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. If you're interested in having a booth, please call Barbie Wat

Summer thoughts, pest tips

Summer is now upon us. The Market on Main is back in business and is located in the downtown movie theatre parking lot just south of the theater. If you haven't sampled any of the locally grown vegetables and fruits, you're in for a treat. It's open Saturday mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. If you're interested in having a booth, please call Barbie Wat

Tuesday, June 2
• The Union County Beekeepers Association meets in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds. Our program will be planning Ag and Art and Antique Tractor Show exhibits and harvesting honey without use of an extractor. Light refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Everyone interested i

Community Calendar: Rotarians learn about special needs programs

Tuesday, June 2 • The Union County Beekeepers Association meets in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds. Our program will be planning Ag and Art and Antique Tractor Show exhibits and harvesting honey without use of an extractor. Light refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Everyone interested i

UNION — An investigation by the Union Public Safety Department left one man charged with attempted murder and two counts of third-degree arson.
James Crawford, 55, of 205 West Henrietta Street, Union, was charged with attempted murder and two counts of third-degree arson around 4:50 p.m. May 29.
According to arrest warrants, Crawford starte

Man charged with attempted murder

UNION — An investigation by the Union Public Safety Department left one man charged with attempted murder and two counts of third-degree arson. James Crawford, 55, of 205 West Henrietta Street, Union, was charged with attempted murder and two counts of third-degree arson around 4:50 p.m. May 29. According to arrest warrants, Crawford starte

This year the UL Touchdown Club will be having its' annual kick-off Classic to benefit the football program. The tournament will run like it has in the past. The format will be a two-person shamble, and will take place at Raintree Golf Course.
A shamble means that both player will hit their tee shots, then the two-man team will choose their best d

UL Kick-off Classic

This year the UL Touchdown Club will be having its' annual kick-off Classic to benefit the football program. The tournament will run like it has in the past. The format will be a two-person shamble, and will take place at Raintree Golf Course. A shamble means that both player will hit their tee shots, then the two-man team will choose their best d

The time wasn't right.
In December, when the Troup High head-coaching job came open, Tanner Glisson thought about throwing his hat into the ring, but he decided not to.
At the time, Glisson was just finishing his second season as Manchester's head football coach, and he wasn't ready to say goodbye to the school, and that was understanble.
Manche

New Troup coach ready for challenge

The time wasn't right. In December, when the Troup High head-coaching job came open, Tanner Glisson thought about throwing his hat into the ring, but he decided not to. At the time, Glisson was just finishing his second season as Manchester's head football coach, and he wasn't ready to say goodbye to the school, and that was understanble. Manche

UNION — The Union County Arts Council will host the 2015 Wine Tasting on June 19 in conjunction with the Ag & Art Tour Kick Off Festival.
In a statement announcing the event, the UCAC stated that “Enoree River Winery will supply this year's wines. This local winery, located in Newberry, South Carolina, has been described as, 'A pla

UCAC to host 2015 Wine Tasting

UNION — The Union County Arts Council will host the 2015 Wine Tasting on June 19 in conjunction with the Ag & Art Tour Kick Off Festival. In a statement announcing the event, the UCAC stated that “Enoree River Winery will supply this year's wines. This local winery, located in Newberry, South Carolina, has been described as, 'A pla





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