Browning Exits with “Big Bass” Award after Catching 5.8-pound Largemouth


Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Not everybody has the skills, the intellect or the muscles. Hunter Browning is the exception. The 14 year old from LaGrange has all of the necessary equipment to catch a freshwater largemouth bass. He did just that on Sunday morning on West Point Lake. Browning, the freshman from Troup High School, outfought a 5.8-pound largemouth. That ...

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2019 Camp Viola Golf Scramble

It’s hard to put a value on the joy a young camper gets from attending a week at Camp Viola…but let’s try….for many it’s their first time: to tie-die a t-shirt, ride in a canoe, build a bird house, be part of Vacation Bible School, join together and create skits and sing songs, see a hawk at sunrise, hear the ...

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Markakis Remains Loyal To Braves, Outfielder Re-Signs At $4 Million

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer For the fifth consecutive season, right fielder Nick Markakis will be penciled in on the opening day lineup for the Atlanta Braves. Markakis, who is as fit as a 35-year-old fiddle, has re-signed with Atlanta on a one-year contract worth $4 million. Loyalty has its place and so does Markakis’ bank account. In his previous baseball ...

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Assault Warrants Issued for Knife Incident

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police are looking for a man who allegedly swung a steak knife at a female several times, threatening to kill her if she called 911. Wednesday afternoon about 12:28 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Baldwin Street in reference to reports of a subject threatening someone with a knife. Officers arrived and ...

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Cavalier Wrestlers Upset Troup, Boatman: “We wanted it bad.”


Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Never is a long time. Heading into the County Wrestling Championships on Tuesday night, Callaway High School had never beaten the Troup Tigers on the mat in any season. Ever. But that changed on this night in a big way in Hogansville. Callaway High stunned the Tigers with a 45-34 Cavalier win in the first round ...

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