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Season ends for Cavaliers in elite eight

SAVANNAH – They met their match. The Callaway Cavaliers made the trip to Savannah on Wednesday hoping to extend their season and reach the semifinals of the Class AAA state tournament, but it wasn't meant to be. Facing a powerful Jenkins team, Callaway lost 97-61, putting an end to an exceptional season. Jenkins (27-3) came into the game h

At the North Lewis Street office of Dr. John W. Vollenweider, a general practice dentist, a baby tooth removed from a child could one day save that child's life, or even be used to grow him or her a new hip — or bladder, according to Vollenweider.
The local dentist is participating in a program by the New York-based company StemSave, a cryop

Stem cells may save lives, dentist says

At the North Lewis Street office of Dr. John W. Vollenweider, a general practice dentist, a baby tooth removed from a child could one day save that child's life, or even be used to grow him or her a new hip — or bladder, according to Vollenweider. The local dentist is participating in a program by the New York-based company StemSave, a cryop

LHS fighting for final-four berth

It's game day once again. The LaGrange Grangers thought they were going to face Allatoona in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAA state tournament on Wednesday in Acworth, but that game was postponed because of winter weather in that part of the state. The game was re-scheduled for today at Allatoona, with tip-off set for 7 p.m. If conditions do

Police responded to a reported stabbing early Wednesday morning at the Stay Lodge on Whitesville Road.
Officers arrested Jennifer Diane Tarver, 44, whose residence was listed at the hotel. She was charged with aggravated assault under the family violence act.
The victim, identified as Myelo Hollins, 34, of LaGrange told officers that Tarver stabb

Woman charged in stabbing at hotel

Police responded to a reported stabbing early Wednesday morning at the Stay Lodge on Whitesville Road. Officers arrested Jennifer Diane Tarver, 44, whose residence was listed at the hotel. She was charged with aggravated assault under the family violence act. The victim, identified as Myelo Hollins, 34, of LaGrange told officers that Tarver stabb

UNION COUNTY — A personnel report for the coming school year, three field trips, and the addition of new activities to an overseas trip were approved by the Union County School Board of School Trustees this week.
Personnel
Trustees voted unanimously to approve the personnel report which recommended the hiring of the following faculty member

Trustees approve new personnel

UNION COUNTY — A personnel report for the coming school year, three field trips, and the addition of new activities to an overseas trip were approved by the Union County School Board of School Trustees this week. Personnel Trustees voted unanimously to approve the personnel report which recommended the hiring of the following faculty member

Author to talk about friends, farming

The Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library will host Renea Winchester as its next speaker in the Author Talk series at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fackler Room. Renea Winchester is author of “Farming, Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches,” a publication of Mercer University Press. The book is filled with stories about her neighbors, frien

Saint Patrick's Day party set at Callaway Gardens

PINE MOUNTAIN — On March 14, Callaway Gardens hosts Go Green! Saint Patrick's Day party. Guests are invited to wear green for live music by Daniel Lee, who defines his music as “not country, not rock, but Southern,” and the Barstool Prophets, a group of musicians that love the blues with a little soul, fun and rock 'n' roll throw

Charles Duncan Cantrell teaches biology and forensic science at LaGrange High School. He was selected to receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance grant from Georgia Power. In this program, nominations are received from each of the public colleges in Georgia that have education programs. Candidates must be in the top 25 percent of their graduating cl

Charles Duncan Cantrell teaches biology and forensic science at LaGrange High School. He was selected to receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance grant from Georgia Power. In this program, nominations are received from each of the public colleges in Georgia that have education programs. Candidates must be in the top 25 percent of their graduating cl

In our community

Today–Sunday Events: LaGrange College Theatre presents “A Midsummer Night's Dream” with shows at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. A 2:30 p.m. matinee will be presented Sunday. General admission tickets are $10, and $7 for senior citizens and non-LC students. LC students, faculty and staff are free. To make reservations, email pricebox

They've taken the first step toward another region championship.
The LaGrange Grangers opened their Region 1-AAAAA schedule with a 2-0 win over the Northside Patriots on a rainy, cold and basically miserable Wednesday night at Callaway Stadium.
The Grangers (2-1 overall) didn't let the conditions hamper them, though, as they kicked off their regi

Grangers eyeing a repeat

They've taken the first step toward another region championship. The LaGrange Grangers opened their Region 1-AAAAA schedule with a 2-0 win over the Northside Patriots on a rainy, cold and basically miserable Wednesday night at Callaway Stadium. The Grangers (2-1 overall) didn't let the conditions hamper them, though, as they kicked off their regi

Tuesday, March 3
• The Union County Beekeepers Association meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds.
Light refreshments are served at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. Jim Stevens will tell how to install packaged bees.
Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend.
Clemson University Cooperati

Mayor visits Monarch Elementary

Tuesday, March 3 • The Union County Beekeepers Association meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds. Light refreshments are served at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. Jim Stevens will tell how to install packaged bees. Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend. Clemson University Cooperati

EASLEY — An Easley man has been arrested for the second time in approximately a 12-month period for third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor with the second incident dating back to as far as November 2013.
Joshua Edward Butcher, 36, of 108 Redfern Court in Easley, was arrested by Pickens County Sheriff's Office officials at the coun

Easley man faces another sexual misconduct charge

EASLEY — An Easley man has been arrested for the second time in approximately a 12-month period for third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor with the second incident dating back to as far as November 2013. Joshua Edward Butcher, 36, of 108 Redfern Court in Easley, was arrested by Pickens County Sheriff's Office officials at the coun

It was a miserable evening.
The temperature was hovering just a shade above freezing, and it was raining hard.
It was a bad day to be doing anything outdoors, but the LaGrange Lady Grangers (2-1) had a soccer match on their schedule, so they made the best of the situation.
Facing Northside in their Region 1-AAAAA opener, the Lady Grangers captur

Rain no problem for LaGrange

It was a miserable evening. The temperature was hovering just a shade above freezing, and it was raining hard. It was a bad day to be doing anything outdoors, but the LaGrange Lady Grangers (2-1) had a soccer match on their schedule, so they made the best of the situation. Facing Northside in their Region 1-AAAAA opener, the Lady Grangers captur

Spurred on by a boisterous student cheering section, the LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors kept their season alive with a hard-fought win over Piedmont Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AA state tournament on Tuesday.
It was a tie game with a little more than a minute remaining, and the Lady Warriors scored the final four points to wrap

It's on to the elite eight

Spurred on by a boisterous student cheering section, the LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors kept their season alive with a hard-fought win over Piedmont Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AA state tournament on Tuesday. It was a tie game with a little more than a minute remaining, and the Lady Warriors scored the final four points to wrap

LaGrange tennis teams sweep Northside

The LaGrange High tennis teams got the best of Northside in Region 1-AAAAA action on Tuesday. In the boys' match, the Grangers earned a 4-1 win, while the Lady Grangers secured a 3-2 victory. In the boys' match, Connor Mahan dropped one at number one singles, 6-2, 6-3 to Luke Harden, but LaGrange won every other match. Tony Choi beat Trent Veal

Ice and snow can make for a pretty picture, but slick roads and icy steps can pose a danger to residents.
While main roads received the benefit of plows and brine treatments, many side roads in Pickens County were left to their own devices.
The sale tent at Shipley's furniture in Easley collapsed under the weight of the ice and snow.
Fallen tree

Ice and snow can make for a pretty picture, but slick roads and icy steps can pose a danger to residents. While main roads received the benefit of plows and brine treatments, many side roads in Pickens County were left to their own devices. The sale tent at Shipley's furniture in Easley collapsed under the weight of the ice and snow. Fallen tree

Saturday, Feb. 28
5 p.m.: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 478 Cedar Grove Road, Jonesville, invites you to join us for a Soup & Salad Dinner at 5 p.m. Facilitator will be Pastor Darryl Stackhouse, Pastor of New Bethel, Spartanburg. Presented by the Kingdom Hearts Ministry. Rev. Edward Pressley, Pastor.
6 p.m.: Outreach Deliverance Chur

How will you live your life?

Saturday, Feb. 28 5 p.m.: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 478 Cedar Grove Road, Jonesville, invites you to join us for a Soup & Salad Dinner at 5 p.m. Facilitator will be Pastor Darryl Stackhouse, Pastor of New Bethel, Spartanburg. Presented by the Kingdom Hearts Ministry. Rev. Edward Pressley, Pastor. 6 p.m.: Outreach Deliverance Chur

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:
— Ashley Shanell Fuller, 26, of 235 Lucy Boler Road, Union, was charged with assault with a vehicle around 8:55 p.m. Feb. 23. According to the incident report, Fuller was arguing with a man who was in her passenger seat, and when he got out of the car to switch places with her

Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests: — Ashley Shanell Fuller, 26, of 235 Lucy Boler Road, Union, was charged with assault with a vehicle around 8:55 p.m. Feb. 23. According to the incident report, Fuller was arguing with a man who was in her passenger seat, and when he got out of the car to switch places with her

The city of West Point held its eighth annual Black History Month celebration Tuesday evening at the West Point Gymnasium.
More than 150 area residents packed the gym's bleachers to celebrate the city's efforts to reflect on its past and look toward its future. The event's keynote speaker, Fairburn City Councilwoman Lydia Glaize, praised both the

'A city on the move'

The city of West Point held its eighth annual Black History Month celebration Tuesday evening at the West Point Gymnasium. More than 150 area residents packed the gym's bleachers to celebrate the city's efforts to reflect on its past and look toward its future. The event's keynote speaker, Fairburn City Councilwoman Lydia Glaize, praised both the

Every year, more than 10 million people pass through Troup County on Interstate 85, dumping an estimated 4 million pounds of carbon dioxide into the air, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation study.
On top of all that pollution, drivers flick cigarette butts, occasionally throw trash from their windows and their vehicles leak fluids.

'For future generations'

Every year, more than 10 million people pass through Troup County on Interstate 85, dumping an estimated 4 million pounds of carbon dioxide into the air, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation study. On top of all that pollution, drivers flick cigarette butts, occasionally throw trash from their windows and their vehicles leak fluids.





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