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NEWBERRY — Newbery High School will continue on this week to the State Championship at River Bluff High School after a 16-3 win against the Fairfield High School Griffins. The Bulldogs executed their game plan excellently. Newberry won by playing stout defense and stringing together long drives, which ate up massive portions of the game clo

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It's safe to say that Muhammad Saeed is afraid. In 20 years of running convenience stores, the most he'd ever had to deal with was people stealing cans of beer or packages of lunch meats under baggy, oversized coats.
One time last year, a group of five-or-so teenagers came into his store, the AAA Food Mart on Fourth Avenue, and flash mobbed him &#

'I'm just glad to be alive'

It's safe to say that Muhammad Saeed is afraid. In 20 years of running convenience stores, the most he'd ever had to deal with was people stealing cans of beer or packages of lunch meats under baggy, oversized coats. One time last year, a group of five-or-so teenagers came into his store, the AAA Food Mart on Fourth Avenue, and flash mobbed him &#

They've been here before.
A year ago, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars were in the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association eight-man state playoffs.
The Cougars had the ball late with a chance to win the game, but they came up just short and lost to Harvester Christian 29-24.
Flash forward a year, and the Couga

Cougars back in semifinals

They've been here before. A year ago, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars were in the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association eight-man state playoffs. The Cougars had the ball late with a chance to win the game, but they came up just short and lost to Harvester Christian 29-24. Flash forward a year, and the Couga

Spurred on by a boisterous home crowd, the LaGrange Grangers used a late 8-0 run to upend the Newnan Cougars 51-48 on Thursday in their season opener.
A group of students who call themselves “Mike's Maniacs” in honor of LaGrange head coach Mike Pauley turned out in force for the game, and they made their presence felt in a big way from

LaGrange opens in style

Spurred on by a boisterous home crowd, the LaGrange Grangers used a late 8-0 run to upend the Newnan Cougars 51-48 on Thursday in their season opener. A group of students who call themselves “Mike's Maniacs” in honor of LaGrange head coach Mike Pauley turned out in force for the game, and they made their presence felt in a big way from

LaGrange Public Safety Director Louis Dekmar can add one more title to his repertoire.
Last month, Dekmar was elected by a body of his peers as one of four vice presidents of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, or IACP.
“I've always been active in the organization. The benefit to me is I have an opportunity to see early chall

LaGrange public safety director elected to IACP post

LaGrange Public Safety Director Louis Dekmar can add one more title to his repertoire. Last month, Dekmar was elected by a body of his peers as one of four vice presidents of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, or IACP. “I've always been active in the organization. The benefit to me is I have an opportunity to see early chall

UNION COUNTY — A lesbian couple is the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Union County since the overturning of South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.
The couple applied for a marriage license at the Union County Probate Judge's Office Friday morning. The license will be issued by the Probate Judge's office on Monda

Same-sex couple applies for marriage license

UNION COUNTY — A lesbian couple is the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Union County since the overturning of South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. The couple applied for a marriage license at the Union County Probate Judge's Office Friday morning. The license will be issued by the Probate Judge's office on Monda

Troup County Board of Education on Thursday recognized the school system's chosen Teachers of the Year nominees.
Each school submitted its nominations for the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Elementary schools designated one nominee, while middle and high schools designated two.
“In a program designed to recognize excellence in teaching, the

BOE honors Teachers of Year

Troup County Board of Education on Thursday recognized the school system's chosen Teachers of the Year nominees. Each school submitted its nominations for the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Elementary schools designated one nominee, while middle and high schools designated two. “In a program designed to recognize excellence in teaching, the

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. That

Holding a seven-point lead with less than two minutes remaining, it looked like the LaGrange Lady Grangers were headed for a season-opening win against Newnan.
Unfortunately for the home-standing Lady Grangers, it was the Lady Cougars dominating the game's closing moments to capture a 42-41 victory on Thursday.
Newnan finished the game on an 8-0

Lady Grangers can't hold lead

Holding a seven-point lead with less than two minutes remaining, it looked like the LaGrange Lady Grangers were headed for a season-opening win against Newnan. Unfortunately for the home-standing Lady Grangers, it was the Lady Cougars dominating the game's closing moments to capture a 42-41 victory on Thursday. Newnan finished the game on an 8-0

Police investigating death of infant

LaGrange police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old child. Officers responded to Stay Lodge at 1610 Whitesville Road about 6:28 a.m. Friday after a call about an unresponsive child, according to a report. The infant was taken to West Georgia Medical Center, where the child was pronounced deceased. LaGrange Police Department's Criminal In

WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School's run comes to an end after a 16-3, loss at the hands of the Newberry High School Bulldogs.
Few saw this loss coming for the Griffins after back-to-back dominant playoff outings and a regular season blowout win against the Bulldogs, but Demetrius Davis, head football coach for Fairfield Central, said

Newberry Bulldogs bulldoze Fairfield Central Griffins, 16-3.

WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School's run comes to an end after a 16-3, loss at the hands of the Newberry High School Bulldogs. Few saw this loss coming for the Griffins after back-to-back dominant playoff outings and a regular season blowout win against the Bulldogs, but Demetrius Davis, head football coach for Fairfield Central, said

Troup graduation writing test scores rise

Recently released Georgia High School Writing Tests scores show first-time test takers' average rose a percentage point over last year, with a 96 percent score district-wide. Individually, LaGrange High scored the highest with 98 percent, Callaway High was 96 percent and Troup High was 94 percent. All three schools, and the system, either improved

Troup teams open season

It's tip time for the Troup High basketball teams. Troup's girls' and boys' basketball teams will be at home today for the season openers against Newnan. The girls' game tips off at 3 p.m., with the boys' game to follow at 4:30 p.m. Both teams are looking to bounce back from tough seasons that ended with losses in the region tournament. The Lad

Ga. Power grants LHS teacher $1k for materials

A first-year teacher received a Georgia Power grant during Thursday's Board of Education meeting to help him buy classroom materials. John Asbell, external affairs manager for Georgia Power, at Thursday's meeting awarded the grant to LaGrange High School teacher Charles Duncan Cantrell, a recent graduate of Columbus State University. Cantrell was





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