Monthly Archives: February 2016

No. 2-Ranked South Atlanta Defeats Callaway High, 79-73

They had everything to gain and everything to lose. That comes with the territory in the second round of the State Basketball Tournament, not only for the Cavaliers, but for every other team in the Class AAA field. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers their state title search ended last Saturday in Hogansville with a 79-73 setback to the No. 2-ranked South ...

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Mauldin, Preston Are Devoted, Tireless, Fast And Streamlined


Three weeks after finishing fourth in the state in the 200-yard medley relay, Camille Preston and Sydney Mauldin were back in the swimming pool. That’s where Preston and Mauldin, the two LaGrange High sophomores, feel at home. Mauldin and Preston worked out for two hours and 2,800 yards on Wednesday afternoon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center in LaGrange. And ...

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Cross Country Recruit, Duram Signs With Skyhawks

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Troup High senior Drew Duram had on his Sunday clothes on Tuesday. There was a purpose to it all. Duram signed a cross country scholarship with the Point University Skyhawks from West Point. Duram smiled. He signed, and he looked razor sharp. Duram was ready for this most special occasion. “This is the biggest day of my life, and I ...

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Optimist Club: Azalea Festival And New Projects


On Mondays here in LaGrange, there is a group that always meets with the sole purpose of helping the children in our community. This is a group that does not receive enough attention as they should because they are committed to the growth and prospering of the children in our community and are always prepared to help those in need. ...

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Kingdom Community Will Host Breakfast On Saturday

Kingdom Community would like to invite you to a breakfast at the Highland Country Club on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., breakfast at 9:00 a.m., and a meeting at 9:10 a.m. The cost of the meal is $10 per person. Kingdom Community is a committee of members from various churches in Troup County seeking to bring ...

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Three Injured In Nasty Wreck On Hogansville Road


With the weather over the past few days getting more and more rough, it is imperative now to keep your driving under close watch and make sure that you obeying all of the rules of the road in order to avoid a catastrophe. One unfortunate occurrence of bad weather occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 24, when two cars ...

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Man Denied Reduced Bond For Alleged Aggravated Assault

Deshaddix Lamonte Godfrey

Wednesday, February 24th saw the another day here in the court system of Troup County and another list of guilty party’s that were seen by Judge Blackmon’s criminal non-jury and bond hearing calendars. Many people were in court this day to find out the fate for the crimes. Perhaps the most hostile case of the day was that of Deshaddix ...

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West Georgia Health-Wellstar Partnership Receives Attorney General Approval

Partnership Expected To Become Official On April 1 LAGRANGE, Ga. (February 23, 2016) – The partnership between West Georgia Health (WGH) and WellStar Health System has received regulatory approval from the Georgia Attorney General. WGH will then officially join WellStar on April 1. The Attorney General’s report follows a January 20th public hearing at WGH. In preparing for the Attorney ...

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“Two Chicks and a Guy” From Troup High School Win Annual Spelling Bee

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The Callaway Conference Center hosted the 18th Annual Certified Literate Community Program Corporate/Community Spelling Bee on the night of February 22. When the event was set to begin at 7, the center was packed with spellers and supporters alike, some dressed in colorful bee costumes buzzing around with flyers and sheets in hand. The event was opened by Leigh Newman, ...

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Armed Wanted Subject Caught

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a wanted felon after happening to come upon her in a routine traffic stop. The woman now faces even more felony charges after she was also found to be in possession of a high caliber handgun. Wednesday evening about 5:15 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies were in the area of New Franklin Road in ...

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