Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lady Cats Kill The Clock, Beat Warriors In Defensive Slugfest


LaGrange Academy junior guard Laney Anderson had never seen anything like it. What Anderson witnessed first hand and on the floor was a team holding the ball for the entire fourth quarter without attempting to pass or score. The basketball team in question was Flint River Academy. The Lady Wildcats ran the four-corners offense the entire fourth period of their ...

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Final Four: Cougars Handcuff Westminster, Lafayette Christian Boys Bounce To 21-0

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Going undefeated in basketball is almost impossible, but don’t tell that to the Cougars. Lafayette Christian has had a bulls-eye on its back all season. Many have tried to beat the Cougars, and none have succeeded. And that includes the Lions from Westminster Christian Academy from Watkinsville. Coach Nathan Donatelli’s Lions became Lafayette Christian’s 21st victim of the season on ...

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Local Scout Places Benches In Union Street Park


Local Boy Scout, Devin Jackson, wanted to do something that would bring a lasting positive change for his community when he approached the LaGrange City Council for permission to move ahead with his Eagle Scout project. Devin was inspired by his older brother, Darius, who was also a scout, when he came up with the idea to construct and place ...

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Callaway Conference To Host 18th Annual Spelling Bee

Spelling Bees are always so much fun for competing students. Every year they are able to respectfully compete with one another and learn the importance language and literacy have in all of our lives. It is a vital part of the learning and growth experience and this year will be no exception. This coming Monday, February 22, the Callaway Conference ...

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Arbor Day Takes Over Ethel Kight School

Students help plant the trees

  For nearly 150 years now, America has celebrated the traditions of Arbor Day, where people here and all around the world come together to take care of and plant many trees. This tradition has provided countless numbers of trees around the world which in turn provides us with oxygen, paper, and various wooden products. Events and holiday such as ...

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20 Year Service Awards Presented At School Board Meeting

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Thursday, February 18 saw the return of the monthly school board meeting here in Troup County. The school board meets monthly to hand out recognitions and to discuss the ongoing business deals between the county and all of the schools. The meetings are always extremely helpful in learning all of the hard work and dedication that goes into the teachings ...

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Drug Dealer Goes To New Heights To Avoid Prison

LaGrange Police have arrested a suspected drug dealer on numerous warrants after he went to new heights to escape from officers. Thursday morning about 8:54 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Royal Court in reference to a suspect wanted for felony drug charges. As police arrived near the residence, officers spotted the wanted ...

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West Georgia Health Hosts Women’s Heart Luncheon

Connie performs for the crowd

The afternoon on Thursday, February 8 saw the return of the Ninth Annual Heart Truth Luncheon, an event hosted by West Georgia Health in order to raise awareness for women’s heart health. The event, held at the Callaway Conference Center, was backed to the brim with ladies of all ages, decked out in their bright red colors. There was a ...

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Teen Overturns Truck On Old West Point Road


A 19-year-old teen was hospitalized, but not seriously injured after overturning his pickup truck Friday morning on Old West Point Road. Friday morning about 11 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the 6500 block of Old West Point Road in rural Troup County in reference to the one-vehicle crash with injuries. State Troopers investigating the crash say it appears the adult ...

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