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Meetings:Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The LaGrange Shufflers meet at the Active Life center at 140 Ragland St. for regular square, round and line dances from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Cost to dance is $6. 706-812-4974
Wednesday
Events: Story time for pre-schoolers at is 10 a.m. at Hogansville Publ

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Today Meetings:Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The LaGrange Shufflers meet at the Active Life center at 140 Ragland St. for regular square, round and line dances from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Cost to dance is $6. 706-812-4974 Wednesday Events: Story time for pre-schoolers at is 10 a.m. at Hogansville Publ

Art museum to host annual Art N' Bloom fundraiser

The LaGrange Art Museum will once again celebrate spring with Art N' Bloom, a benefit luncheon that combines fresh floral arrangements and the fine art that inspired the arrangements. Art N' Bloom is a fundraiser that enables patrons to support the museum financially while enjoying a museum program that particularly appeals to them. “We're

LaGrange police investigators arrested Tabetha Ann Williams, 33, at a home in the 100 block of Cato Street Friday night. Sgt. Mark Cavender, head of LaGrange Police Department's special investigations unit, said they had received several complaints about Williams allegedly selling drugs and had been tracking her for some time. According to the

Woman charged with illegally distributing drugs

LaGrange police investigators arrested Tabetha Ann Williams, 33, at a home in the 100 block of Cato Street Friday night. Sgt. Mark Cavender, head of LaGrange Police Department's special investigations unit, said they had received several complaints about Williams allegedly selling drugs and had been tracking her for some time. According to the

NEWBERRY – The Newberry Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder last week.
According to the NPD, officers responded to a report of a shooting at 1712 Academy St. just after 3 p.m. April 23. When they arrived, they learned that the victim and Jermetres Rochard Kirkland, 2

Attempted murder suspect sought

NEWBERRY – The Newberry Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder last week. According to the NPD, officers responded to a report of a shooting at 1712 Academy St. just after 3 p.m. April 23. When they arrived, they learned that the victim and Jermetres Rochard Kirkland, 2

Help stamp out hunger

Saturday, May 9, marks the 23rd anniversary of one of America's great days of giving – the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many – hunger. So, each year on the second Saturday in May, letter car

LaGrange High School senior Nashanthea Roland didn't expect much when she applied for the Gates Millennium Scholarship earlier in the school year, but now she is one of its few distinguished recipients.
Daughter of Vanessa and Michael Roland, the teen is deciding among three colleges to attend next year. She plans to major in biology as a stepping

LHS student earns rare honor

LaGrange High School senior Nashanthea Roland didn't expect much when she applied for the Gates Millennium Scholarship earlier in the school year, but now she is one of its few distinguished recipients. Daughter of Vanessa and Michael Roland, the teen is deciding among three colleges to attend next year. She plans to major in biology as a stepping

Friday's Relay for Life exceeded its annual fundraising goal as hundreds of people descended on Chris Joseph Track to take part in the event.
As of 9 a.m. Friday, volunteers had raised $86,300. After the relay, the event totaled $110,771.43, according to local relay coordinator Lynn Howard, putting the amount more than $10,000 over this year's goa

'We fight back together'

Friday's Relay for Life exceeded its annual fundraising goal as hundreds of people descended on Chris Joseph Track to take part in the event. As of 9 a.m. Friday, volunteers had raised $86,300. After the relay, the event totaled $110,771.43, according to local relay coordinator Lynn Howard, putting the amount more than $10,000 over this year's goa

Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Victor Davis Hanson contends that colleges need more “ideological diversity” instead of racial and gender diversity. He also claims that colleges do a poor job of preparing students for the job market, waste taxpayer money and try too hard to crack down on hate speech. Hanson should review his ev

Critics of colleges should listen to what employers want

Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Victor Davis Hanson contends that colleges need more “ideological diversity” instead of racial and gender diversity. He also claims that colleges do a poor job of preparing students for the job market, waste taxpayer money and try too hard to crack down on hate speech. Hanson should review his ev

The University of Georgia Hall of Fame Chapter, one of the nation's top chapters for many years and ably led by President Lou Perno for the last two years, showcased a number of personalities at its recent awards dinner from House Speaker David Ralston to Dr. Steve Stice, UGA's exalted scientist to Chris Conley and David Andrews, who make all Georg

About Bob and Brian Griese

The University of Georgia Hall of Fame Chapter, one of the nation's top chapters for many years and ably led by President Lou Perno for the last two years, showcased a number of personalities at its recent awards dinner from House Speaker David Ralston to Dr. Steve Stice, UGA's exalted scientist to Chris Conley and David Andrews, who make all Georg

Tuesday
Events: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register.
The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older.

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Tuesday Events: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register. The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older.

It's showtime.
The state baseball tournament is set to get under way this week, and for the first time since 2012, Callaway, LaGrange and Troup will all get a chance to enjoy the playoff experience.
While Callaway and Troup will be at home for the first round, LaGrange will be on the road for its state opener.
Callaway, after winning the Region

Playoff time arrives for local teams

It's showtime. The state baseball tournament is set to get under way this week, and for the first time since 2012, Callaway, LaGrange and Troup will all get a chance to enjoy the playoff experience. While Callaway and Troup will be at home for the first round, LaGrange will be on the road for its state opener. Callaway, after winning the Region

Chris Mabe will always be a part of the LaGrange High baseball family.
Mabe, who would have been a senior this spring, was killed during a car wreck in April of 2013 during the midst of his sophomore baseball season.
Mabe has not been forgotten, though.
On Saturday, during the senior ceremony for the LaGrange baseball team, a plaque honoring Mab

Honoring one of their own

Chris Mabe will always be a part of the LaGrange High baseball family. Mabe, who would have been a senior this spring, was killed during a car wreck in April of 2013 during the midst of his sophomore baseball season. Mabe has not been forgotten, though. On Saturday, during the senior ceremony for the LaGrange baseball team, a plaque honoring Mab

LifeSouth blood drives
LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area:
• Warm Springs Medical Center from 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday.
• Langdale United Methodist Church of Valley, Alabam, from 4–7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Charter Bank of Valley from 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Wednesday
• Walmart of Roanok

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LifeSouth blood drives LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area: • Warm Springs Medical Center from 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday. • Langdale United Methodist Church of Valley, Alabam, from 4–7 p.m. Wednesday. • Charter Bank of Valley from 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Wednesday • Walmart of Roanok

They were back on the turf at Callaway Stadium for a football game, although the stakes aren't nearly as high as they'll be four months from now when they open the season.
The LaGrange Grangers put the wraps on their two weeks of spring practice by holding a scrimmage game at the stadium on Saturday.
The players were divided into two teams, a Blu

Grangers wrap up spring practice

They were back on the turf at Callaway Stadium for a football game, although the stakes aren't nearly as high as they'll be four months from now when they open the season. The LaGrange Grangers put the wraps on their two weeks of spring practice by holding a scrimmage game at the stadium on Saturday. The players were divided into two teams, a Blu

PROSPERITY — This past week brought sunny weather and lots of baseball for the Mid-Carolina Dixie Youth teams.
Led by pitchers AJ Jackson, William Folk and MyQuan Darby, Warren Insulation beat Saluda 1 to remain 7-0 and lead the Minors Division.
The International Paper Minors lost to Saluda 1 in a close game. Laban Bowers and Carson Cockrel

Mid-Carolina Dixie Youth has busy week

PROSPERITY — This past week brought sunny weather and lots of baseball for the Mid-Carolina Dixie Youth teams. Led by pitchers AJ Jackson, William Folk and MyQuan Darby, Warren Insulation beat Saluda 1 to remain 7-0 and lead the Minors Division. The International Paper Minors lost to Saluda 1 in a close game. Laban Bowers and Carson Cockrel

LC seeking applicants for Learn 2 Serve

Applications are being accepted for LaGrange College's Learn 2 Serve camp, running June 8-26. The academic and service-learning camp is for rising fifth through eighth graders and will meet at the Callaway Education Building at the college. This summer's topic is conservation, and activities will include a field trip to a floating classroom. Anyo

Saturday
Events: The MGEV Plant Sale is 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Troup County Agricultural Center, 21 Vulcan Materials Road.
The LaGrange Lupus Support group hosts a yard sale 9 a.m. to noon across from Dollar General on Hamilton Road to raise funds for the May 2 Lupus Walk in Piedmont Park in Atlanta.
The tai chi class from The Active Life in

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Saturday Events: The MGEV Plant Sale is 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Troup County Agricultural Center, 21 Vulcan Materials Road. The LaGrange Lupus Support group hosts a yard sale 9 a.m. to noon across from Dollar General on Hamilton Road to raise funds for the May 2 Lupus Walk in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. The tai chi class from The Active Life in

LOCKHART — Concerned citizens of Lockhart and the surrounding area had questions for representatives DHEC and the EPA regarding harmful smoke from an ongoing landfill fire across the Chester County line.
Lockhart Power hosted a meeting with representatives from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) and the U.S.

Residents want answers

LOCKHART — Concerned citizens of Lockhart and the surrounding area had questions for representatives DHEC and the EPA regarding harmful smoke from an ongoing landfill fire across the Chester County line. Lockhart Power hosted a meeting with representatives from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) and the U.S.

The suspect in Tuesday's workplace shooting at the Kia assembly plant in West Point made his first appearance in Troup County Magistrate Court on Friday.
Gabriel Raines, 38, of Newnan, was led into a courtroom at the Troup County Government Center shortly before 11 a.m. to appear before Magistrate Judge Vickie Sue McWaters. Clad in handcuffs, leg

Kia shooting suspect appears in court

The suspect in Tuesday's workplace shooting at the Kia assembly plant in West Point made his first appearance in Troup County Magistrate Court on Friday. Gabriel Raines, 38, of Newnan, was led into a courtroom at the Troup County Government Center shortly before 11 a.m. to appear before Magistrate Judge Vickie Sue McWaters. Clad in handcuffs, leg

As a trainer with the Troup County Fire Department, Rodney Evans' firefighting gear gets some wear and tear.
On top of responding to medical emergencies, fires and car wrecks, the more than 17-year veteran of the department helps keep other firefighters on their toes with ongoing training — and his gear shows it.
Every firefighter has a cou

'Our gear takes a beating'

As a trainer with the Troup County Fire Department, Rodney Evans' firefighting gear gets some wear and tear. On top of responding to medical emergencies, fires and car wrecks, the more than 17-year veteran of the department helps keep other firefighters on their toes with ongoing training — and his gear shows it. Every firefighter has a cou





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