Monthly Archives: December 2018

Callaway Middle Clocks Handley; Thomas: “We know how to move the ball.”


If they understand nothing else, the Lady Cavaliers know how to finish. Callaway Middle School ruled the glass. The Lady Cavaliers dominated the inside game, and they didn’t look back during their 37-18 beatdown against the Handley Tigers last Thursday night in the Christmas Shoot-Out at LaGrange High School. “We know how to move the ball. We worked together and ...

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Juveniles Charged with Attacking Police

LaGrange Police have issued juvenile citations to a pair of juvenile sisters after they allegedly attacked officers during a late-night incident. Early Friday morning about 12:42 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area of Murphy Avenue and Poplar Street in reference to an attempt to prevent a 16-year-old juvenile from running away from home against the ...

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Buddy the Elf Comes to Troup High School


Troup High School ushered Christmas in with a modern classic with a musical twist. December 19th and 20th, the Troup High Auditorium was transformed into a winter wonderland as the students told the humorous and heartwarming story of Buddy the Elf. Audiences were treated to a show like no other, as elves pranced through the rows playing whimsical games of ...

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Obits — Monday, December 24, 2018

Higgins Lawrence Wayne “Larry” Johnson Lawrence Wayne “Larry” Johnson, age 86, of LaGrange, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice. He was born on May 03, 1932 to the late Paul Johnson and Verdie Mae Smith Johnson in LaGrange. Mr. Lawrence loved the outdoors, he loved to dance, and never met a stranger. He ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 12-24-2018

Wednesday afternoon about 12:04 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Deming Street in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated that a woman he only knows as “Michelle” had stolen his wallet. The victim explained that the female came to his room around 7 a.m., which she frequently does. He stated that he keeps his ...

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Board Members McNair and Alford Drop Gavel for Final Time


Earlier this month, during the final Troup County School System (TCSS) Board of Education monthly meeting, both Alfred McNair and Ted Alford dropped the gavel for the final time. The two members are retiring at the end of December.   Mr. Ted Alford has been supporting District 4 for seven years. Before his tenure on the Board, he retired from ...

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Lions Race Past Warriors with an Imposing Lineup

LaGrange Academy senior forward Matthew Klinger (middle) gets into the basketball fray against Solid Rock Academy on Tuesday night, Dec. 18. The Solid Rock Lions cruised to a 78-44 win over the LaGrange Academy boys.

To say the least, they are intimidating. To say the most, they are imposing. The Lions go to great lengths. The Solid Rock Academy boys have a basketball starting lineup that includes 6-foot-11 sophomore Daniel Umoh, 6-foot-10 freshman forward Jessy Ilunga and 6-foot-9 senior Bright Iheanachor. They do know how to make an entrance, as well as an exit. The ...

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Johnson Is an Innovator, a Winner, a Tech Man

Conventional, he is not. Paul Johnson goes across the grain. He doesn’t follow the normal trend. Johnson leads by example. He is a man of principle and deep thought. The man is opinionated, and in his opinion the spread option offense is the best thing since grape jelly in a peanut butter jar. Johnson has been an option offense guy ...

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Callaway Football Players Honored

Football awards

Recently, several of Callaway High School football players were recognized at the 11th Annual Sports Visions Football Awards which honors the best high school football players in the Chattahoochee Valley. Congratulations to (l-r) Keiondre Jones who was named 2018 Chick-Fil-A Offensive Lineman of the Year & received the Sportsvisions Offense Award; Hunter Williamson who was named 2018 Crown Trophy Student ...

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