Monthly Archives: February 2016

Beloved City Manager Tom Hall: A Life For A City

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There are some people who are integral to the lifeblood of a city. To what the heart is to the body, Tom Hall was to the City of LaGrange. For 22 years, Tom served this city in one of the most profound and useful ways, giving his everything to a city that desperately needed his leadership and guidance in order ...

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Friday February 19th – OBITS (4)

Mrs. Marie Jenkins Ramsey Mrs. Marie Jenkins Ramsey, age 77, of the Corinth Community of Heard County, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016, at her home. Mrs. Ramsey was born April 10, 1938, in Atlanta, daughter of the late John Thomas Jenkins and Melrose Babington Jenkins. She had lived at Corinth for the past 30 years and enjoyed taking care ...

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Beloved City Manager Passes Away at 54


Tom Hall, who served as City Manager of LaGrange since 1994, died yesterday at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange after a brief time of illness. He was 54. In announcing the death, Mayor Jim Thornton said, “Tom Hall was a wonderful human being and a tireless worker on behalf of the citizens of LaGrange. His tenure oversaw remarkable growth ...

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Callaway Pounds Rockmart, Cavaliers Win Region 5-AAA

Some things never change. Take the Callaway High boys basketball team. The Cavaliers have won the Region Tournament four years running. Callaway High did it again on Saturday night with a 61-41 smackdown against the Rockmart Yellow Jackets in the Region 5-AAA Tournament finals in Carrollton. Callaway High didn’t just cut off one piece of the pie. The Cavaliers took ...

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Lady Cavaliers Are Catching On With Deyano Martin


They’ve come a long way in the last three months. Coach Deyano Martin has seen it for himself. Martin’s Lady Cavaliers have gone from a 2-6 team to the Class AAA State Basketball Tournament. Now that is a major transformation. “It’s all about (team) chemistry. We’re trying to take the next step. We have a lot to learn, but we’re ...

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Commissioners Approve Resolution To Endorse Great Wolf Resorts

During the Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, there were several items on the agenda. The Commissioners voted to approve the resolution to endorse the Great Wolf Resorts, declared several items surplus, and the GDOT Right-of-Way mowing and maintenance agreement. The Parks and Recreation was approved by the Commissioners to lift the hiring freeze for part-time workers. They are in need of ...

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Chartwells K12 Launches Chefs 2 Schools Program In Troup County Schools

Chefs Emphasize Wellness with Fun Food Preparation LAGRANGE, GA – Students in Troup County School are in for a culinary treat this month. Through the Chefs 2 Schools program, Chartwells K12 chefs will educate while entertaining with live cooking demonstrations in school cafes. Leveraging the concept that chefs have a unique ability to deliver wellness messages to children in a ...

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