Monthly Archives: January 2016

Upson-Lee Handcuffs Grangers In Tournament Semifinals

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Without a doubt the Grangers fully expected to advance to the finals of the Toyota Classic. But that did not happen. The Upson-Lee Knights changed all of LaGrange High’s basketball plans on Tuesday night as they knocked off the Grangers, 77-65 in the second round of the tournament. It was a classic disappointment for the host team, LaGrange High, which ...

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Long Cane Middle School Junior Beta Club Collected Donations For Christmas Bags

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Approximately fifty Long Cane Middle School Junior Beta Club members collected donations and packed Christmas gift bags for men at the Ark Refuge Shelter for men. Each bag included toiletries such as soap, shaving cream, razors, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, as well as socks and a variety of edible treats. Each student ‘adopted’ a bag to personalize with a handmade card, ...

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Friday January 1st

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Saturday night about 9:28 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Tall Pines apartment complex on Turner Street in reference to a Residential Burglary. Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, ...

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Friday January 1st

Community Calendar • January 2nd: Christmas Bird Count! Join other birders and help Callaway Gardens and FDR State Park with the 116th year ofAudubon’s annual count on Satuary, January 2 from 8:00 AM4:00 PM: Novice and experienced birders welcome. Must sign up. Email fdrpark_naturalist@yahoo.com. Will count in teams in a designated area. Bring binoculars, lunch & snack. Dress for the ...

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Ronnie Wilburn Farmer, Sr.

Mr. Ronnie Wilburn Farmer, Sr. age 64, of LaGrange, passed away on December 29, 2015 at the Hospice LaGrange. Mr. Farmer was born on March 3, 1951 in Franklin, Georgia to the late Ulis Wilburn Farmer and Willie Bell Pike Farmer. For most of his working career, he was a Machine Operator for Milliken. Online condolences may be sent to ...

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Sallie B. Traylor

Mrs. Sallie B. Traylor passed away December 29, 2015 at her home on North Lee Street, LaGrange, Georgia at the age of 95. Mrs. Traylor was a graduate of Perry Business School. She worked for several companies in LaGrange as a secretary/ bookkeeper. She was a member of Trinity on the Hill Methodist Church, UMW and the Fellowship Club. Mrs. ...

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Mrs. Rosa B. Purgason

Mrs. Rosa Beckom Purgason, age 72, of Hogansville, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Purgason was born March 13, 1943, in Newnan, daughter of the late Grady and Ophelia Conner Beckom. A member of Corinth Baptist Church, she was a homemaker who had a great love for children and not only raised her own children, but ...

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Mr. Justin E. Smith

Mr. Justin Edward Smith, age 30, of Grantville, passed away, Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Mr. Smith was born August 1, 1985, in Newnan and was a lifelong resident of Coweta County. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Grantville and was employed as an installation technician for Premier Heating and Air-Conditioning. Survivors include his ...

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Mrs. Christine H. Upchurch

Mrs. Christine Harper Upchurch, age 83, of LaGrange, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Upchurch was born April 3, 1932, in LaGrange, daughter of the late Willis Terrell Harper and Eunice Garrett Harper. A resident of East Point for many years, she retired as an accountant from the National Park Service after 30 years of service ...

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