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Point University has found its man.
On Thursday morning, Mike McCarty was introduced as the new head football coach of the Skyhawks.
McCarty had been a member of the West Alabama coaching staff for six seasons, and last year he was the wide receivers coach.
He helped West Alabama make three appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs, and was a

Point hires new football coach

Point University has found its man. On Thursday morning, Mike McCarty was introduced as the new head football coach of the Skyhawks. McCarty had been a member of the West Alabama coaching staff for six seasons, and last year he was the wide receivers coach. He helped West Alabama make three appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs, and was a

The LaGrange Grangers have played three baseball games through the first few weeks of the season.
On Saturday, the Grangers will play that many games in one day.
The Grangers were supposed to open play in the LaGrange Toyota Invitational on Thursday, but the game against Vestavia Hills (Ala.) was postponed because of rain.
The game will be made

Busy Saturday on tap for Grangers

The LaGrange Grangers have played three baseball games through the first few weeks of the season. On Saturday, the Grangers will play that many games in one day. The Grangers were supposed to open play in the LaGrange Toyota Invitational on Thursday, but the game against Vestavia Hills (Ala.) was postponed because of rain. The game will be made

There wasn't a dull moment or break in conversation during a discussion on teen dating Wednesday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia inside the old Cannon Street school.
That's exactly what Amanda Jeter was hoping for.
“They've all been willing to listen and they (teens) seem to be responsive to the material,”she said

'Love is not abuse'

There wasn't a dull moment or break in conversation during a discussion on teen dating Wednesday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia inside the old Cannon Street school. That's exactly what Amanda Jeter was hoping for. “They've all been willing to listen and they (teens) seem to be responsive to the material,”she said

For a half, the Troup Tigers were standing toe-to-toe with Woodward Academy.
The Region 5-AAAA soccer match was scoreless until Woodward Academy found the net with about 10 minutes left in the first half, and it was a 1-0 game at the break.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the second half didn't go quite as well.
Woodward Academy got a goal early i

Rocky second half sinks Troup

For a half, the Troup Tigers were standing toe-to-toe with Woodward Academy. The Region 5-AAAA soccer match was scoreless until Woodward Academy found the net with about 10 minutes left in the first half, and it was a 1-0 game at the break. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the second half didn't go quite as well. Woodward Academy got a goal early i

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

Troup High School student Jennifer Aplin earned the honor of playing first chair French horn in the GMEA 9/10 All State Band.
Jennifer completed two auditions. The first audition was at the district level where she earned first chair All District Band. She then progressed to the second round audition to compete against students from across the sta

THS student to be 1st chair in All State Band

Troup High School student Jennifer Aplin earned the honor of playing first chair French horn in the GMEA 9/10 All State Band. Jennifer completed two auditions. The first audition was at the district level where she earned first chair All District Band. She then progressed to the second round audition to compete against students from across the sta

Today
Events: The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Churches: Faith Temple Church of Deliverance hosts its 17th pre-anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. honoring assista

In our community

Today Events: The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681 Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Churches: Faith Temple Church of Deliverance hosts its 17th pre-anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. honoring assista

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

The Palmetto High School choral department presents Beauty and the Beast on March 20 at 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $5 or $8 at the door. Students trying on costumes for the upcoming production were back row from the left, Jamie Huffman, Halston Howard, Kaylee Summerlin (Belle), TJ Kelly (Beast), and Wesley Howard. On the front row are Rebekah Dave

Beauty and the Beast costume change

The Palmetto High School choral department presents Beauty and the Beast on March 20 at 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $5 or $8 at the door. Students trying on costumes for the upcoming production were back row from the left, Jamie Huffman, Halston Howard, Kaylee Summerlin (Belle), TJ Kelly (Beast), and Wesley Howard. On the front row are Rebekah Dave

It's the home stretch for Charlie Martin.
Martin, a former LaGrange High standout, is in his final season on the Georgia Southern golf team, and he's looking to go out with a flourish.
The Eagles have played two tournaments this spring, and they have four tournaments remaining, including the Sunbelt Conference championship in April.
Last spring,

Martin wrapping up college career

It's the home stretch for Charlie Martin. Martin, a former LaGrange High standout, is in his final season on the Georgia Southern golf team, and he's looking to go out with a flourish. The Eagles have played two tournaments this spring, and they have four tournaments remaining, including the Sunbelt Conference championship in April. Last spring,

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

HAMPTON, Ga. — There's no letup in Matt Crafton.
The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
At the end of a 74-lap green flag run ̵

Crafton annihilates field in Atlanta truck win

HAMPTON, Ga. — There's no letup in Matt Crafton. The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At the end of a 74-lap green flag run ̵

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





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