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LaGrange High's soccer teams hit the field one more time before taking some time off for spring break.
Facing Douglas County on Thursday at Callaway Stadium, both LaGrange teams fell a bit short.
In the boys' game, all of the scoring was done in the first half, and it was Douglas County hanging on for the 2-1 victory.
In the girls' game, Douglas

Douglas County gets best of LaGrange

LaGrange High's soccer teams hit the field one more time before taking some time off for spring break. Facing Douglas County on Thursday at Callaway Stadium, both LaGrange teams fell a bit short. In the boys' game, all of the scoring was done in the first half, and it was Douglas County hanging on for the 2-1 victory. In the girls' game, Douglas

What a difference a week makes.
Last Thursday, the LaGrange Grangers were headed home from Columbus after losing a 5-4 heart-breaker to Northside in a game where they twice led by two runs.
That loss, the Grangers' sixth in seven games overall, left them with a 1-3 record in Region 1-AAAAA.
Flash forward a week, and things are looking a whole lo

Grangers are flying high

What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, the LaGrange Grangers were headed home from Columbus after losing a 5-4 heart-breaker to Northside in a game where they twice led by two runs. That loss, the Grangers' sixth in seven games overall, left them with a 1-3 record in Region 1-AAAAA. Flash forward a week, and things are looking a whole lo

THT Spring Home 2015

Last week I took a look at my first few days at Braves' spring training and this week I'll finish up the trip. I got to see five Braves' games on my annual visit and saw interesting things that don't always relate to the game itself.
After watching the Braves beat the Mets 3-2 on a Freddie Freeman three-run homer, I returned the next day to watch

More spring time with the Braves

Last week I took a look at my first few days at Braves' spring training and this week I'll finish up the trip. I got to see five Braves' games on my annual visit and saw interesting things that don't always relate to the game itself. After watching the Braves beat the Mets 3-2 on a Freddie Freeman three-run homer, I returned the next day to watch

Ga. Bass Federation tournament set for West Point Lake

More than 240 fishing enthusiasts from around the state of Georgia are expected to converge on Pyne Road Park at West Point Lake Monday and Tuesday for the annual Georgia Bass Federation Top Six State Tournament. With a primary purpose of preserving and furthering the sport of bass angling, members of the Georgia Bass Federation work to protect th

When a gunman shot and killed 51-year-old James Morrow and critically injured another man at the Benjamin Harvey Hill Homes off Whitesville Road in October, no one saw anything — at least that's what they told police.
Five months later, leads have dried up and the case has gone cold. Now, police will have an alternative method to help solve

Officials eye improved safety with new cameras

When a gunman shot and killed 51-year-old James Morrow and critically injured another man at the Benjamin Harvey Hill Homes off Whitesville Road in October, no one saw anything — at least that's what they told police. Five months later, leads have dried up and the case has gone cold. Now, police will have an alternative method to help solve

Officials urge vigilance, precaution for avian flu virus

CLEMSON — South Carolina officials are asking the public to keep an eye out for a strain of avian flu that has been identified in seven states and is potentially deadly to poultry. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) so far has been identified in backyard and commercial poultry flocks, wild ducks and geese from Oregon to Arkansas. Whil

Staff reports
Upson-Lee High School student Mae Manley was recently selected for Upson EMC's 2015 Hubert Hancock Leadership Award and will attend the 2015 Washington Youth Tour. Electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) in Georgia, including Upson EMC, are set to commemorate 50 years of supporting students and teaching life lessons during the week-l

Mae Manley wins Hancock award

Staff reports Upson-Lee High School student Mae Manley was recently selected for Upson EMC's 2015 Hubert Hancock Leadership Award and will attend the 2015 Washington Youth Tour. Electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) in Georgia, including Upson EMC, are set to commemorate 50 years of supporting students and teaching life lessons during the week-l

The Upson Lee Knights track and field team recently participated in the Lamar County Track and Field Invitational last week. Upson Lee was one of 12 teams at the event. The Knights finished in third place, and the Lady Knights placed sixth overall.
The biggest news from the event was that junior Peyton Caudle broke the ULHS pole vault record, vaul

Caudle breaks school record

The Upson Lee Knights track and field team recently participated in the Lamar County Track and Field Invitational last week. Upson Lee was one of 12 teams at the event. The Knights finished in third place, and the Lady Knights placed sixth overall. The biggest news from the event was that junior Peyton Caudle broke the ULHS pole vault record, vaul

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The Upson Lee basketball teams and cheerleaders took place in their annual March Madness game at Providence Nursing Home, where the Knights and Lady Knights took on the employees in a pick-up game as the residents looked on. This marks the fourth year the Knights and Lady Knights have participated in the event.

Upson Lee and Providence join for March Madness

Wes McCard/The Thomaston Times The Upson Lee basketball teams and cheerleaders took place in their annual March Madness game at Providence Nursing Home, where the Knights and Lady Knights took on the employees in a pick-up game as the residents looked on. This marks the fourth year the Knights and Lady Knights have participated in the event.

Coming off Tuesday's disappointing loss to Central-Carroll, the Callaway Cavaliers bounced back in a big way with a 13-3 road win over Rockmart on Tuesday.
Cortney Laye led a big offensive effort with a home run as the Cavaliers improved to 4-1 in Region 5-AAA.
Laye finished with three hits and four RBIs, and Cody Mimbs had a pair of doubles and

Cavaliers overpower Yellow Jackets

Coming off Tuesday's disappointing loss to Central-Carroll, the Callaway Cavaliers bounced back in a big way with a 13-3 road win over Rockmart on Tuesday. Cortney Laye led a big offensive effort with a home run as the Cavaliers improved to 4-1 in Region 5-AAA. Laye finished with three hits and four RBIs, and Cody Mimbs had a pair of doubles and

CARROLLTON – The Troup Tigers put together a big-time seventh-inning rally to pull off a road win over the defending state champions on Thursday.
After giving up five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Tigers were staring at a four-run deficit as they came to the plate in the top of the seventh against the home-standing Carrollton T

Eight-run inning lifts Tigers past Trojans

CARROLLTON – The Troup Tigers put together a big-time seventh-inning rally to pull off a road win over the defending state champions on Thursday. After giving up five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Tigers were staring at a four-run deficit as they came to the plate in the top of the seventh against the home-standing Carrollton T

LaGrange police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Wright Street, where a woman said her car was stolen.
According to the report, she told officers she parked her red 2002 Chevrolet Camaro in front of the home for 30-40 minutes. When she returned her car was gone.
The victim also told officers she left the doors unlocked and the keys in

Car stolen after left unattended

LaGrange police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Wright Street, where a woman said her car was stolen. According to the report, she told officers she parked her red 2002 Chevrolet Camaro in front of the home for 30-40 minutes. When she returned her car was gone. The victim also told officers she left the doors unlocked and the keys in

Today
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday
Events: A fish fry benefit for Audrey McCay is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Gray Hill Community Center. Plates are $8 and include fried catfish, cole slaw, baked beans, desserts and other sides.
A Yard Sale at Rockville Plaza, 2266 West Point Road

In our community

Today Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday Events: A fish fry benefit for Audrey McCay is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Gray Hill Community Center. Plates are $8 and include fried catfish, cole slaw, baked beans, desserts and other sides. A Yard Sale at Rockville Plaza, 2266 West Point Road

Easter egg hunt set for April 4

Troup County Parks and Recreation Commission announced that it will host its 36th annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 4 at Shuford Fields, 950 Calumet Center Drive. The gates are expected to open at 10:30 a.m. and the hunt is set to begin at 11 a.m. There will be four age categories: 2 and under, with parents allowed to help their children hunt for eg

Lafayette Christian School, elementary ages, honor roll

The following Lafayette Christian School students in grades 1 to 5 were named to the honor roll for the third quarter: First grade A honor roll Hayden Pope, Caleb Busch, Sarah Kate Keller, Bradley Miller, Carlyanne Knight, Madison Williams, Grace Johnson, Shelby Brunair, Ella Kate Firth, Connor Hudson, Jonathan Ross, Shelby Siggers, Brett Smith,

Part of a series about issues LaGrange City Council discussed Tuesday at a retreat. The LaGrange City Council held its annual retreat at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, touring Carrollton's downtown, which includes an outdoor amphitheater and downtown hotel. RA-LIN and Associates, Inc., the company handling construction of

Council talks hotel plans, traffic

Part of a series about issues LaGrange City Council discussed Tuesday at a retreat. The LaGrange City Council held its annual retreat at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, touring Carrollton's downtown, which includes an outdoor amphitheater and downtown hotel. RA-LIN and Associates, Inc., the company handling construction of

UNION COUNTY — Union County High School varsity and JV soccer teams each picked up wins on Monday and took losses on Tuesday.
The Union County varsity Yellow Jackets girls soccer team defeated Lewisville in a score of 2-0 on Monday, with goals scored by Hanna Goodfellow and Madison Fowler. Madison Phipps got the shutout with six saves.
The

JV, varsity win and lose

UNION COUNTY — Union County High School varsity and JV soccer teams each picked up wins on Monday and took losses on Tuesday. The Union County varsity Yellow Jackets girls soccer team defeated Lewisville in a score of 2-0 on Monday, with goals scored by Hanna Goodfellow and Madison Fowler. Madison Phipps got the shutout with six saves. The

Standing before a crowd of roughly 30 people at the LaGrange Memorial Library on Tuesday evening, author and historian Steve Goodson read a passage from a book he'd written on the late folk singer Hank Williams.
Taken from a newspaper clipping, Goodson recounted a reporter's 1951 interview with Williams.
“A tall, hollow-cheeked hillbilly dr

Author explores 'hillbilly' history

Standing before a crowd of roughly 30 people at the LaGrange Memorial Library on Tuesday evening, author and historian Steve Goodson read a passage from a book he'd written on the late folk singer Hank Williams. Taken from a newspaper clipping, Goodson recounted a reporter's 1951 interview with Williams. “A tall, hollow-cheeked hillbilly dr

With the legislature still in session, I thought of the old days and the old ways of the past when Georgia was a blue state, come hell or high water, and colorful politicians were always making the news whether they made sense or not.
Over the years, I have come to appreciate certain shenanigans among our politicos for the pure humor associated wi

Politics and Marvin Griffin

With the legislature still in session, I thought of the old days and the old ways of the past when Georgia was a blue state, come hell or high water, and colorful politicians were always making the news whether they made sense or not. Over the years, I have come to appreciate certain shenanigans among our politicos for the pure humor associated wi





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