Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Despite the rain, local residents came out for the 31st Annual Sweet Land Of Liberty Parade Independence Day Parade in Downtown LaGrange Saturday morning.

Troup County residents joined others across the country in celebrating our nation’s birthday, and the first July Fourth in Georgia where “real” fireworks were legal.

Ashley Maxine Keith pled guilty to Violation of Probation. In 2013, Keith was sentenced to 10 years to serve on probation and 500 hours community service on a Sale of Methamphetamine charge. In January 2015, Keith was charged with Theft by Shoplifting in Coweta County therefore violating her probation.

Police have arrested a local man in a strange domestic incident, where he began to preach to his wife during an argument. He then allegedly took the incident way too far and began to physically attack her.

West Georgia Health dedicated a new plaque Tuesday to honor the late Leila Higgins Hunter, who played an important role in the organization’s history when she led the charge to organize the City-County Hospital Auxiliary.

[huge_it_slider id="19"]Local children gathered at Johnson Street Park at the future site of the new Hogansville Public Library for a "Shelebration" in honor of National Poetry Month and National Arbor Day. 

LaGrange Academy English and history teacher Beth Tures has been awarded a 2015 Loveday Summer Study Grant by the Georgia Association of Independent Schools. 

Week five started out slowly as far as attendance during the Summer Shoot Out. There was another basketball event held on the same day in the area.   

Hogansville 9/10 Year Old All-Star Softball Team will travel to Effingham County to compete in the State Tournament scheduled for July 7th through 11th.

Mrs. Helen Adams Stephens, age 92, of Hogansville, passed away Wednesday, July 1, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hogansville. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday night, Spencer Ellen hosted the first ever Krawfish for Kids at the Nutwood Plantation on Upper Big Springs Road. Even though the clouds were dark and the thunder was rumbling, and even at one point everyone got soaked, 110 people were fed and the event was a huge success.