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LaGrange police detective Wayne Cato is back on the job after a DUI arrest in West Point last month.
Cato, who has been with the department for nine years, was placed on administrative leave with pay while the LaGrange Police Department completed an internal investigation into the matter.
LPD shared its findings with the Daily News in a multi-pag

Detective keeps job after internal investigation

LaGrange police detective Wayne Cato is back on the job after a DUI arrest in West Point last month. Cato, who has been with the department for nine years, was placed on administrative leave with pay while the LaGrange Police Department completed an internal investigation into the matter. LPD shared its findings with the Daily News in a multi-pag

This morning, I was made aware that a page designer made a poor choice of words in a print story in the weekend edition.
When a story states it will continue on another page, we use what is called a “jumpline” as a one-word title for that continued story, which typically is a word from the story's headline. In this case, the designer i

Editor's note regarding weekend print edition

This morning, I was made aware that a page designer made a poor choice of words in a print story in the weekend edition. When a story states it will continue on another page, we use what is called a “jumpline” as a one-word title for that continued story, which typically is a word from the story's headline. In this case, the designer i

UNION — Another milestone in the continuing growth of USC Union was formally recognized Thursday evening with the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for the new bookstore and student lounge.
This year (2015) is the 50th anniversary of the founding of USC Union in 1965. When it opened its doors that year, USC Union consisted of only the Main Buildi

Bookstore opening celebrated

UNION — Another milestone in the continuing growth of USC Union was formally recognized Thursday evening with the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for the new bookstore and student lounge. This year (2015) is the 50th anniversary of the founding of USC Union in 1965. When it opened its doors that year, USC Union consisted of only the Main Buildi

UNION COUNTY — The Union County High School boys tennis team defeated Lancaster 6-1 on Tuesday.
Tuesday's win improves the Yellow Jackets' record to 7-2, 3-2.
“With that win, we can finish no lower than 3rd place in the region,” said Coach Tom Adamo.
Adamo said the team still has a shot at first place in the region. The team wo

UCHS defeats Lancaster 6-1

UNION COUNTY — The Union County High School boys tennis team defeated Lancaster 6-1 on Tuesday. Tuesday's win improves the Yellow Jackets' record to 7-2, 3-2. “With that win, we can finish no lower than 3rd place in the region,” said Coach Tom Adamo. Adamo said the team still has a shot at first place in the region. The team wo

Saturday, April 18
11 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Ottaray Community Reunion will be held in the Mon Aetna Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, April 19
Noon-until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday dinner.
The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak & gravy, creamed potatoes, rice & gravy, macaroni

The love of Christ and the justice of Christ

Saturday, April 18 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Ottaray Community Reunion will be held in the Mon Aetna Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Sunday, April 19 Noon-until: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, serves Sunday dinner. The menu includes fried chicken, roast beef, steak & gravy, creamed potatoes, rice & gravy, macaroni

It's no secret that the way hospitals operate is changing in the wake of the Affordable Care Act.
An aging baby boomer population, increasingly price-savvy patients and unprecedented changes to Medicare and Medicaid payment mechanisms has lead to a time of “tremendous change,” said Dane Peterson, president of Emory Healthcare Hospital

Emory, WGH grapple with Medicare changes

It's no secret that the way hospitals operate is changing in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. An aging baby boomer population, increasingly price-savvy patients and unprecedented changes to Medicare and Medicaid payment mechanisms has lead to a time of “tremendous change,” said Dane Peterson, president of Emory Healthcare Hospital

A woman was charged with DUI after she allegedly ran a red light and hit a vehicle Wednesday.
LaGrange police responded to an accident with injuries Wednesday night about 11:15 p.m. at the intersection of Morgan Street and Lafayette Parkway. According to the police report, a gold 2002 Isuzu Rodeo traveling westbound on Lafayette Parkway ran a red

Woman charged with DUI after crash

A woman was charged with DUI after she allegedly ran a red light and hit a vehicle Wednesday. LaGrange police responded to an accident with injuries Wednesday night about 11:15 p.m. at the intersection of Morgan Street and Lafayette Parkway. According to the police report, a gold 2002 Isuzu Rodeo traveling westbound on Lafayette Parkway ran a red

Your question: What is 2.5 percent? You say, 'not much'? Guess again.
One of my investors tried a new loan at the lower rates that are wholesale at this time. Yes, he had about 10 rental houses and he went from all 30-year loans to all 15-year loans.
His payments did not go up by cutting off 12 to 13 years off each loan. The time he cut off the p

Take a look at the alternative

Your question: What is 2.5 percent? You say, 'not much'? Guess again. One of my investors tried a new loan at the lower rates that are wholesale at this time. Yes, he had about 10 rental houses and he went from all 30-year loans to all 15-year loans. His payments did not go up by cutting off 12 to 13 years off each loan. The time he cut off the p

Today
Events: A raffle will be held for an Apple iPad Air with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. Those interested in participating should contact Daniela at 706-845-3544 or Lori McClung at mcclungl@wghealth.org to enter.
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p

In our community

Today Events: A raffle will be held for an Apple iPad Air with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. Those interested in participating should contact Daniela at 706-845-3544 or Lori McClung at mcclungl@wghealth.org to enter. Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p

PICKENS COUNTY — Members of the Pickens County Legislative Delegation have filed a formal protest with the state offices of the Republican party asking that local GOP Convention results be nullified.
The convention, held at Liberty High School on April 16, was to elect delegates from the county's districts, which in turn would vote for the a

Legislative delegation protests local GOP action, asks for nullification

PICKENS COUNTY — Members of the Pickens County Legislative Delegation have filed a formal protest with the state offices of the Republican party asking that local GOP Convention results be nullified. The convention, held at Liberty High School on April 16, was to elect delegates from the county's districts, which in turn would vote for the a

A tractor-trailer jackknifed and wrecked on Interstate 85 southbound about a mile south of the Hogansville exit about 1:30 p.m. Friday, causing traffic delays on the freeway in both directions.
The driver of the truck was uninjured. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper said the driver was “not paying

Jackknifed tractor-trailer snarls I-85 traffic

A tractor-trailer jackknifed and wrecked on Interstate 85 southbound about a mile south of the Hogansville exit about 1:30 p.m. Friday, causing traffic delays on the freeway in both directions. The driver of the truck was uninjured. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck. A Georgia State Patrol trooper said the driver was “not paying

Saturday
Events: The LaGrange chapter of Links Inc. hosts a free health clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at LaGrange Memorial Library on Alford Street. Free health screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, hemoglobin, and height and weight. Activities for children and snacks provided.
The Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival is 10

In our community

Saturday Events: The LaGrange chapter of Links Inc. hosts a free health clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at LaGrange Memorial Library on Alford Street. Free health screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, hemoglobin, and height and weight. Activities for children and snacks provided. The Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival is 10

UNION — With April 12-18 being National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Greta Bailey said the hospital would like to thank a special group of people who give their time and talents to make the hospital a better place. Bailey said everyone at the hospital is grateful for the volunteers' service.
Wal

Committed to serving others

UNION — With April 12-18 being National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Greta Bailey said the hospital would like to thank a special group of people who give their time and talents to make the hospital a better place. Bailey said everyone at the hospital is grateful for the volunteers' service. Wal

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Police Department and SLED are investigating a shooting Thursday night in which a woman was wounded when 17 shots were fired into her home.
Off. Carl Jennings of the Joneville Police Department said that the incident occurred around 11 p.m. at an apartment on Alman Street.
Jennings said the victim stated that the

Woman hurt in shooting

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Police Department and SLED are investigating a shooting Thursday night in which a woman was wounded when 17 shots were fired into her home. Off. Carl Jennings of the Joneville Police Department said that the incident occurred around 11 p.m. at an apartment on Alman Street. Jennings said the victim stated that the

Saturday, April 19
• If anyone is interested in forming a Class Committee of the Class of 1976, there will be a meeting at the Rev. Michael Glenn Funeral Home on 361 Meansville Road in Union at 3 p.m. If interested please contact Vivian Glenn at 864-466-5791, Denise McCluney at 864-427-8736 or Rev. Michael Glenn at 864-921-7621.
Monday, Apr

The cast of “Shrek: The Musical” visits Rotary

Saturday, April 19 • If anyone is interested in forming a Class Committee of the Class of 1976, there will be a meeting at the Rev. Michael Glenn Funeral Home on 361 Meansville Road in Union at 3 p.m. If interested please contact Vivian Glenn at 864-466-5791, Denise McCluney at 864-427-8736 or Rev. Michael Glenn at 864-921-7621. Monday, Apr

Aprils past, 50 years ago.
From LaGrange Daily News, 1965.
Front Page News
Hospital Board Studies Expansion — City-County Hospital Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon discussed possible expansion of the facility with the addition of a new wing.
A committee will be named to probe the feasibility of enlarging the hospital to accommodate an

1965: Hospital prepares for Medicare influx

Aprils past, 50 years ago. From LaGrange Daily News, 1965. Front Page News Hospital Board Studies Expansion — City-County Hospital Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon discussed possible expansion of the facility with the addition of a new wing. A committee will be named to probe the feasibility of enlarging the hospital to accommodate an

Waking up to a lawn that looks like a practice tee at a local driving range is not a pleasant experience.
The holes dug by armadillos also damage ornamental plants and gardens. Just what exactly are armadillos doing here?
The nine-banded armadillos have been migrating from Mexico since the turn of the last century. They have been working their wa

Battling those yard-damaging armadillos

Waking up to a lawn that looks like a practice tee at a local driving range is not a pleasant experience. The holes dug by armadillos also damage ornamental plants and gardens. Just what exactly are armadillos doing here? The nine-banded armadillos have been migrating from Mexico since the turn of the last century. They have been working their wa

Harold Lawrence began ministering 11 years ago at First United Methodist Church of LaGrange, but he will soon be writing a new chapter in his life.
He is publicly unveiling a series of novels for the first time on Sunday that may come as a surprise to many people. Lawrence is an accomplished author of several books pertaining to religion and spiri

It is 'an everyman's story'

Harold Lawrence began ministering 11 years ago at First United Methodist Church of LaGrange, but he will soon be writing a new chapter in his life. He is publicly unveiling a series of novels for the first time on Sunday that may come as a surprise to many people. Lawrence is an accomplished author of several books pertaining to religion and spiri

UNION — The second annual Sims Middle School Talent Show raised over $1,000 for Union County Relay for Life.
The Sims Middle School SGA (Student Government Association) — whose faculty sponsor is Jordan Bright — sponsored the talent show held in the school gymnasium Thursday evening. The purpose of the annual event is to raise mo

Talent show raises over $1,000

UNION — The second annual Sims Middle School Talent Show raised over $1,000 for Union County Relay for Life. The Sims Middle School SGA (Student Government Association) — whose faculty sponsor is Jordan Bright — sponsored the talent show held in the school gymnasium Thursday evening. The purpose of the annual event is to raise mo

Gerry Gay used to create maps for her granddaughters, Abby and Lexie Vanhoose, that sent them on creative treasure hunts leading to stashes of candy.
She would cut a watermelon for them with much fanfare, shouting “Hi-yah!” as she karate-chopped it with a large knife held in both hands.
She had picnics with them on their living room f

Camp Dogwood helps children deal with loss of loved ones

Gerry Gay used to create maps for her granddaughters, Abby and Lexie Vanhoose, that sent them on creative treasure hunts leading to stashes of candy. She would cut a watermelon for them with much fanfare, shouting “Hi-yah!” as she karate-chopped it with a large knife held in both hands. She had picnics with them on their living room f





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