April 24, 2015



Award-Winning Journalist Returns Home

David Bell: Staff Writer

Lee “Mose” Walburn, an award-winning journalist who grew up in LaGrange, was the keynote speaker Tuesday night for the Friends of the Library Annual Membership Meeting at LaGrange Memorial Library.

DA’s Victim Assistance Program Sponsored Blood Drive

Thursday, April 23rd, Troup County District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program held a American Red Cross blood drive at the Troup County Government Center in honor of Victims’ Rights Week.

Fun At School

Gardner Newman Middle Tie-Dye

8th grade students at Gardner Newman Middle School recently tie-dyed tshirts as part of their study of how the eye sees color. 

Callaway Middle School Quilt

Students in Mrs. Terri Herndon's and Ms. Morgan Melton's 8th grade English language arts classes at Callaway Middle School  made poetry quilt squares as a part of their culminating activities for a unit on poetry.

West Point Elementary Magnetism

West Point Elementary 5th graders working with magnetism. 

LaGrange High School Health Class

LaGrange High School students in Jan Jones' Health class recently studied the long term effects of using tobacco on the nervous, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and excretory body systems.

Rosemont Elementary Dr Seuss

Rosemont students have celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with several celebrations.

Franklin Forest Elementary Boosterthon

Students at Franklin Forest Elementary School helped to raise funds for their school by asking friends and family to sponsor them in their Boosterthon Fun Run.

Ethel Kight Jump Rope for Heart

Ethel Kight students raised over $3,800 dollars this year for Jump Rope for Heart.

I-85 Traffic Stop Yields Major Drug Seizure

David Bell: Staff Writer

Two Mexican nationals are currently being held without bond in the Troup County Jail on charges of trafficking heroin after the drugs were found in their vehicle during a traffic stop Wednesday evening on Interstate 85.

Emory Spoils Senior Night For Panthers

Emory spoiled Senior Night for LaGrange with a 10-5 win over the Panthers on Tuesday at Cleaveland Field in Williamson Stadium. The Eagles (24-11) broke a 5-5 tie with five runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Panthers (13-21) for the second time this season.

CHAMPIONS! Panthers Beat William Peace In Deciding Game For USA South Tournament Title

LaGrange knocked off top-seeded Averett 3-2 in 11 innings to advance to the winner's bracket of the USA South Tournament being played at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.

LaGrange Symphony Announces New Executive Director

Prepared by LSO Staff

Gary Mayer, President of the Board of Directors of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, has announced the appointment of Raylene Morris Carter as the Executive Director of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, effective April 1, 2015.

Mountville School Staff Reassigned To Other Campuses

David Bell: Staff Writer

With the closing of Mountville Elementary at the end of the current school year, teachers, administrators, and other certified and non-certified staff members have been given reassignments to other facilities throughout the district.

Panthers End Season With 13-10 Win At Oglethorpe

ATLANTA, Ga. – LaGrange ended its 2015 season with a 13-10 win over Oglethorpe on Monday.

Plane Crash At LaGrange/Callaway Airport

LaGrange, Georgia. On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, LaGrange Fire Department was dispatched at 1:44 p.m. to a reported plane crash at the LaGrange/Callaway Airport.  Enroute to the location, Troup County 911 advised that there was a confirmed plane crash on the southeast portion of the airport. A GSP Officer arrived on the scene and removed a 51 year old male occupant from the single-engine Pitts Model 12 aircraft. There was no fire at the location and no other injuries reported.

Postal Workers Picket Local Business

David Bell: Staff Writer

Members of the American Postal Workers Union Local 32, of Atlanta, staged a picket line outside the Staples store on New Franklin Road in LaGrange Thursday to protest the store’s operation of a postal unit. The group claims that Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes local mail service and the post office.

 R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park And West Point Dam Road To Be Closed April 26

MOBILE, Ala – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announces the R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park and the road across West Point Dam will be closed to all vehicular traffic, at 6 p.m. Saturday April 25, 2015 thru 2 p.m., on Sunday April 26, 2015 for the 12th Annual West Point Lake Triathlon.

Wesley Woodyard Visits WRES And Posed With Fastest Kids Team

Wesley Woodyard visited Whitesville Road Elementary School to speak to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders about character, commitment, and community. He posed for a picture with the 2015 Fastest Kids Team who brought home 26 medals (including 18 gold) at the April 8th county track meet.

‘The Misanthrope’ Satirizes Sincerity And Society

 “The Misanthrope,” LaGrange College Theatre’s latest production, looks at a world filled with deceit, insincerity and a fascination with gossip – issues that might be familiar to a modern audience.

THS Thespians Present SHREK The Musical This Weekend

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…" And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand…and his name is Shrek. 

Troup County Employee Of The Month

David Bell: Staff Writer

Jerry Calhoun, Detention Training Officer at the Troup County Jail, was selected as Troup County’s employee of the month for March. He has served in the Sheriff’s Office for approximately one year.

Woman Attempts To Sneak Drugs Into Jail In Sneakers

Tommy Murphy: Staff Writer

Drug Agents with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office have arrested and charged a woman with multiple counts of bringing contraband into the jail and possession of illegal narcotics after she allegedly tried to hide items in a pair of shoes dropped off for an inmate.

West Point Police Identify Kia Shooting Suspect

Tommy Murphy: Staff Writer

Police have identified the suspect in the shooting that briefly shut down part of the Kia Manufacturing Plant in West Point Tuesday afternoon.


For the complete articles see Friday, April 24, 2015 edition.

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