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The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrest:
— Jabrail Adrian Dewayne Wofford, 25, of 106 Littlefield Street, Jonesville, was charged with driving without a license around 3:34 p.m. Jan. 22.
The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following incident:
— A resident of Bird Street, Union, reported on Jan. 22 t

Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrest: — Jabrail Adrian Dewayne Wofford, 25, of 106 Littlefield Street, Jonesville, was charged with driving without a license around 3:34 p.m. Jan. 22. The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following incident: — A resident of Bird Street, Union, reported on Jan. 22 t

A 17-year employee of the Meriwether County School System was arrested Wednesday in Meriwether County on felony charges of theft by conversion.
Sherri T. White, 55, of Manchester, allegedly used her position as president of the Meriwether Association of Educators to steal more than $33,000 from the association's bank accounts over the course of mo

Educator arrested on theft charges

A 17-year employee of the Meriwether County School System was arrested Wednesday in Meriwether County on felony charges of theft by conversion. Sherri T. White, 55, of Manchester, allegedly used her position as president of the Meriwether Association of Educators to steal more than $33,000 from the association's bank accounts over the course of mo

UNION COUNTY — These are the Union County High School honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
Principal's Honor Roll (A Honor Roll)
12th Grade
Jesse Michael Belue, Jacey Nicole Bright, Terry H Burgess, Randi Sierra Canupp, Cara Nicole Davis, Dynia Monteria Davis, Kha'darius Rakendrick Dean, Regan Gabrielle Durha

UCHS second nine weeks honor rolls

UNION COUNTY — These are the Union County High School honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year. Principal's Honor Roll (A Honor Roll) 12th Grade Jesse Michael Belue, Jacey Nicole Bright, Terry H Burgess, Randi Sierra Canupp, Cara Nicole Davis, Dynia Monteria Davis, Kha'darius Rakendrick Dean, Regan Gabrielle Durha

One man was shot multiple times and an armed robber forced a group of people into a bathroom at gunpoint in two separate incidents reported late Thursday.
In the first incident, a Brookside Terrace man was shot multiple times and beaten by assailants inside his home Thursday evening. He was in stable condition at an Columbus-area hospital early th

Man shot, beaten on Brookside

One man was shot multiple times and an armed robber forced a group of people into a bathroom at gunpoint in two separate incidents reported late Thursday. In the first incident, a Brookside Terrace man was shot multiple times and beaten by assailants inside his home Thursday evening. He was in stable condition at an Columbus-area hospital early th

DanRic Homes wins Builder of Choice award

DENVER, Co. — DanRic Homes, a home builder based in LaGrange, was awarded the Builder of Choice award by its trade and supplier partners for demonstrating excellence in managing their trade and supplier relationships. “As the housing industry picks up speed, there will be an inevitable shortage of qualified workers. Therefore, it has b

UNION COUNTY — The special election for the District 2 Union County Council seat has its first candidate.
Ralph Tucker announced Friday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the District 2 seat.
“I am committed to seeing Union County move in a positive direction,” Tucker said in announcing his candidacy. “If I am

Tucker running for District 2 seat

UNION COUNTY — The special election for the District 2 Union County Council seat has its first candidate. Ralph Tucker announced Friday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the District 2 seat. “I am committed to seeing Union County move in a positive direction,” Tucker said in announcing his candidacy. “If I am

LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce leadership shared six focus areas for business growth during the Chamber's 104th annual meeting.
The six focus areas: legislative advocacy, entrepreneurial development, business-to-business networking, talent recruitment and development, tourism and travel marketing and telling the region's story.
Quoting

Chamber annual meeting focuses on 6 key areas for growth

LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce leadership shared six focus areas for business growth during the Chamber's 104th annual meeting. The six focus areas: legislative advocacy, entrepreneurial development, business-to-business networking, talent recruitment and development, tourism and travel marketing and telling the region's story. Quoting

Sunday, Jan. 25
• The Sims High School Class of 1968 will have a business meeting at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at 1101 Union Boulevard. We invite all members to attend. For additional information call 864-674-6799.
Monday, Jan. 26
• Union City Council holds a special meeting/workshop at 9 a.m. in the City of Union Municipal Bui

Deputy Solicitor addresses Rotary

Sunday, Jan. 25 • The Sims High School Class of 1968 will have a business meeting at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at 1101 Union Boulevard. We invite all members to attend. For additional information call 864-674-6799. Monday, Jan. 26 • Union City Council holds a special meeting/workshop at 9 a.m. in the City of Union Municipal Bui

With one of their top players returning to the court, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers topped Cedartown 75-65 on Friday in a Region 5-AAA home game.
After losing their first four region games, the Lady Cavaliers have now won two in a row.
In Friday's game, junior guard Tanesha Johnson was back in action as she played in her first region game of the se

Lady Cavs get second straight win

With one of their top players returning to the court, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers topped Cedartown 75-65 on Friday in a Region 5-AAA home game. After losing their first four region games, the Lady Cavaliers have now won two in a row. In Friday's game, junior guard Tanesha Johnson was back in action as she played in her first region game of the se

It's been a familiar refrain for the Troup Tigers this season.
They've been in nearly every game they've played, but they've had a hard time finishing things off, which is why they came into Friday's game against Sandy Creek with just five wins.
Against Sandy Creek, the Tigers made a strong push in the second half, rallying from an 18-point halft

Tigers falter after slow start

It's been a familiar refrain for the Troup Tigers this season. They've been in nearly every game they've played, but they've had a hard time finishing things off, which is why they came into Friday's game against Sandy Creek with just five wins. Against Sandy Creek, the Tigers made a strong push in the second half, rallying from an 18-point halft

UNION COUNTY — Two Union County High School seniors each scored their thousandth career point during the same game.
UCHS Lady Jackets basketball players Chelise “CeCe” Morman and Mariana Eison are both five-year varsity players. They became close friends while in 7th grade, when they began to play basketball together.
“I r

UCHS seniors reach milestone

UNION COUNTY — Two Union County High School seniors each scored their thousandth career point during the same game. UCHS Lady Jackets basketball players Chelise “CeCe” Morman and Mariana Eison are both five-year varsity players. They became close friends while in 7th grade, when they began to play basketball together. “I r

Witnesses reported an unusual hit-and-run car crash Friday afternoon on Lukken Industrial Drive.
An older model Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound in the 1900 block of Lukken Industrial Drive when it rear-ended a Dodge Ram pick up truck. The driver of the Jeep doubled back and fled the scene eastbound on Lukken Industrial, according to a witnes

Police search for flaming SUV in hit and run

Witnesses reported an unusual hit-and-run car crash Friday afternoon on Lukken Industrial Drive. An older model Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound in the 1900 block of Lukken Industrial Drive when it rear-ended a Dodge Ram pick up truck. The driver of the Jeep doubled back and fled the scene eastbound on Lukken Industrial, according to a witnes

UNION COUNTY — A residential program offered jointly with USC Aiken and the inclusion of Broome High School in its dual enrollment program enabled USC Union to set an enrollment record for its spring semester.
Dean Alice Taylor-Colbert announced this week that 645 students had enrolled for the 2015 spring semester at USC Union.
“It's

645 enroll at USC Union

UNION COUNTY — A residential program offered jointly with USC Aiken and the inclusion of Broome High School in its dual enrollment program enabled USC Union to set an enrollment record for its spring semester. Dean Alice Taylor-Colbert announced this week that 645 students had enrolled for the 2015 spring semester at USC Union. “It's

The LaGrange Grangers started the second half of their region schedule in style.
Facing the Hardaway Hawks, the Grangers had a big offensive night on the way to an 87-62 victory, improving their Region 1-AAAAA record to 6-1.
Junior guard Derieko Smith, who has been on a hot streak of late, kept it going with 22 points in Friday's game, and fellow

Grangers blow past Hawks

The LaGrange Grangers started the second half of their region schedule in style. Facing the Hardaway Hawks, the Grangers had a big offensive night on the way to an 87-62 victory, improving their Region 1-AAAAA record to 6-1. Junior guard Derieko Smith, who has been on a hot streak of late, kept it going with 22 points in Friday's game, and fellow

Veteran newspaper executive to oversee 100-plus community newspapers

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Civitas Media, a publisher of more than 100 community newspapers – including LaGrange Daily News – in 12 states, announced this week the appointment of Ralph James Martin as Chief Executive Officer. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management, LLC (Versa), the company's controlling shareholder. Martin brings

Flint River had no answer for LaGrange Academy's Whit Moreman.
Moreman, a post player, came through with a 26-point effort to lead the Warriors to a 55-46 victory over the rival Wildcats in a region game on Friday.
The Warriors were ahead 10-6 after the first quarter, and they extended that lead to 18-13 at the half, and they were on top 33-24 th

Moreman's big day lifts Warriors to win

Flint River had no answer for LaGrange Academy's Whit Moreman. Moreman, a post player, came through with a 26-point effort to lead the Warriors to a 55-46 victory over the rival Wildcats in a region game on Friday. The Warriors were ahead 10-6 after the first quarter, and they extended that lead to 18-13 at the half, and they were on top 33-24 th

When 86-year-old Pauline Talley of LaGrange answered the phone last week, the voice on the other end enthusiastically asked her, “Mrs. Talley, I'm from Publisher's Clearinghouse … how would you feel if I told you you'd just won $4 million?”
Matter-of-factly, she answered, “well, I'd feel like a millionaire.”
The voic

Phone scams target local residents

When 86-year-old Pauline Talley of LaGrange answered the phone last week, the voice on the other end enthusiastically asked her, “Mrs. Talley, I'm from Publisher's Clearinghouse … how would you feel if I told you you'd just won $4 million?” Matter-of-factly, she answered, “well, I'd feel like a millionaire.” The voic

Lockart defeats Whitmire 43-30

LOCKHART — The Lockhart Red Devils picked up a win over Whitmire on Thursday. In the middle of Spirit Week at Lockhart School, the Lockhart Middle School boys basketball team improved its overall record to 6-5 with a win over Whitmire in a final score of 43-30. The Red Devils are still in the hunt for a playoff spot with only two games left

A new exhibit at a downtown museum opened Thursday, and aims to educate the public on the unique and lasting impact Troup County played in the bloodiest war in American history.
The Legacy Museum on Main Street opened its display Recalling the End: the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception with a brief tal

Legacy looks back on Civil War's last battle

A new exhibit at a downtown museum opened Thursday, and aims to educate the public on the unique and lasting impact Troup County played in the bloodiest war in American history. The Legacy Museum on Main Street opened its display Recalling the End: the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception with a brief tal

JESUP — If you come this way, you might consider scheduling lunch at a popular restaurant, Sybil's, which most everybody seems to do.
Lunch here recently turned into an old-home-week kind of gathering, as I was joined by two well-known local sports personalities, John Donaldson and Len Hauss – both of whom were highly regarded football

Reminiscing on unusual plays, rivalries

JESUP — If you come this way, you might consider scheduling lunch at a popular restaurant, Sybil's, which most everybody seems to do. Lunch here recently turned into an old-home-week kind of gathering, as I was joined by two well-known local sports personalities, John Donaldson and Len Hauss – both of whom were highly regarded football





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