Monthly Archives: December 2019

Hogansville Approves Soil Testing for Potential Development

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The Hogansville City Council approved Phase II testing for an undisclosed potential economic development deal during Monday’s council meeting. City Manager David Milliron requested that the council approve up to $15,000 for core sample testing to done on a property on Industrial Drive belonging to the city, so that they could move forward with the potential development. The property in ...

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Volunteering at the Warming Center


Our Circle members volunteered today at the Warming Center for the LaGrange Homeless Coalition. We were blessed with a donated artificial tree this year, one we can use for years to come. Thank YOU very much. With old and new decorations, we were able to decorate the tree and hang lights throughout the main living quarters. We also had a ...

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Stories Requested for New Local Play

A group planning to start a folk-life play to promote Troup County is seeking local stories. The group led by Kevin Goodson and Wanda Walker plan to create a play called “Catfish & Kin Gospel Radio Hour” that will feature stories that tell what makes Troup County what it is. The play will be stylized as a 1940s radio show ...

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Pioneer Group Purchases Grand Hotel and other Hogansville Buildings

SOLD! The Pioneer Group is excited to announce the next chapter of their continued involvement and investment in this great city. They’ve recently completed the purchase of several landmark buildings in the downtown area of Hogansville. The cornerstone, of course, is the historic Grand Hotel, which they plan to restore as a destination. They believe it’s a key to the ...

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Thoughts from Dr. Fleming


The Advent season is upon us. The term “advent” is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming.” Advent is observed in the Christian world as a time of Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love as we celebrate three “comings” of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time. This Sunday ...

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The Ark Refuge: Restoring Broken Lives

Yvonne Lopez, Director of the Ark Refuge Ministries.

The Ark Refuge was founded 30 years ago by director, Yvonne Lopez’s late husband, Carlos Lopez. The ministry was started as a mission to implement a Christian based healing program through housing, outreach, prevention, and empowerment (H.O.P.E.). It is dedicated to the restoration of men who have been broken through hard circumstances in their lives. The ministry relies on volunteers, ...

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Obits — December 4, 2019

Cox Dalton James Reason Dalton James Reason, age 23 of Hogansville, GA passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at his residence. Dalton was born December 26, 1995 in LaGrange, GA, the son of Donna Marie Davis Reason and the late James Lewis Reason. He was raised in Harrisonville and was a 2013 graduate of Callaway High School in Hogansville where ...

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Troup Wrestling is Rebuilding, Relearning, Shedding Some Pounds


Chris Fernsler Sports Editor To be quite honest, the Tigers are on the ground floor of a major rebuilding project. They own that. The Troup High wrestlers are a young team and a thin one, at that. The Tigers have no depth with just 10 wrestlers. Troup High has only two senior grapplers – with 145pounder Mason Lumpkin and heavyweight ...

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• December 7; 9:00 – 12:00 LaGrange Woman’s Club Presents Breakfast with Santa Admission is $10 for children 3-8 will include a pancake breakfast, craft activity, digital picture with Santa, and a Christmas book and story in cooperation with Sucess by Six. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may have breakfast for $5. Reservations are required and payment ...

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Heisman Trophy Winner Pat Sullivan Graduates to War Eagle Heaven

Chris Fernsler Sports Editor Life can be cruel. Less than 24 hours after Auburn scored a startling 48-45 upset win over archrival Alabama last weekend, one of the Tigers football icons died. Auburn All-American and Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan passed away on Sunday at the age of 69. The record-breaking quarterback fell victim to cancer, but he has been ...

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