Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mayor Holds Second Town Hall Meeting At Hollis Hand

The mayor addressess the crowd

There is something to be said for a mayor and a city council that will not only hold public events such as this town hall meeting, but also be willing to walk into a situation that will, from the start, already held some opposition. That is exactly what Mayor Jim Thornton and select members of the city council did on ...

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THINC Deca Team Stands Out At Regionals


THINC Deca Team Stands Out At Regionals LaGrange, Ga., February 2, 2016 – Last month, 19 THINC College and Career Academy DECA students traveled to Columbus State University to participate in the DECA Regional Competition. Seven walked away with placements in several categories. According to, the organization prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and ...

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Prize Patrol Surprises Teacher Of The Year Finalists

TOTY - Jill Gay at Hollis Hand with administrators - husband and son - dr pugh - patty lee - supportive teachers

LaGrange, Ga., February 3, 2016 – Dr. Cole Pugh, Superintendent of Troup County School System (TCSS), surprised three teachers when he delivered the surprise announcement that they were named TCSS Teacher of the Year Finalists. With a bouquet of flowers in hand, and a balloon with the written statement ‘It’s Your Day’, Dr. Pugh visited each finalist’s classroom and said, ...

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McClellan Ordered To Pay $600,000 For Statements Against Wolfe

McClellan Ordered To Pay $600,000 For Statements Against Wolfe The court waited with baited breath on Wednesday afternoon in the courtroom, the room that would hold the deciding fate of Richard Wolfe vs Ronald McClellan. This libel lawsuit has been well publicized in the media and has been a big point of contention for a while now. The courtroom was ...

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Machete Wielding Mother-Daughter Combo Accused Of Home Invasion Attack

Tanisha Tashaun Flowers

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a mother and daughter combo, who allegedly forced their way into a home and attacked a family with machetes. The incident allegedly occurred early Monday morning Investigators at a residence in West Troup County. According to Sheriff’s Investigators Tanisha Tashaun Flowers and Shonnie Deree Flowers forcibly entered the home wielding machetes due to an ...

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Maynard Signs With Tennessee State, Wortham Opts For Georgia Military


Callaway High’s recordbreaking running back, Cedric Maynard, found the end zone one more time. With a burst of speed, Maynard bounced to the outside and smiled as he signed a football scholarship with Tennessee State University on Wednesday morning in Hogansville. What TSU is getting is a halfback with 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash. Quite simply, Maynard wants to ...

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Askew Selects Western Carolina, Wegienka Signs With Panthers


Destiny looked him straight in the face, and Andrew Askew did what came natural. He signed. Askew, the LaGrange High wide receiver, accepted a football scholarship to Western Carolina University on Wednesday afternoon. There was no apprehension, just a lot of football-eating grins. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Askew was in pigskin heaven. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This ...

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Leverette, Laye Are Headed To Clark Atlanta University

Nothing is impossible when you stick to the game plan. Javoski Leverette has done that and more. Leverette, the three-year starter from Callaway High School, signed an NCAA Division II football scholarship with Clark Atlanta University on Wednesday morning. Leverette felt like he hit the football jackpot. “I like the coaching staff (at CAU), and I want to start. I’ve ...

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Nothing Could Be Finer: Elder Goes With UNC


He had never been more sure of himself. Luke Elder knew exactly what he wanted, and he did it. The widely-sought after offensive tackle from LaGrange High School signed an ACC football scholarship with the University of North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon. And when Elder signed he broke a lot of hearts from Clemson, Missouri, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Georgia, ...

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How To Approach Buying A Pool Or Spa


Many homeowners feel pools or spas are must-have features as they attempt to turn their homes in their own personal oases. The decision to get a pool or a hot tub is not one to take lightly. Significant purchases, pools and/or spas can affect the value of a home and also require various safety modifications. Taking a thoughtful approach when ...

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