Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cougars Will Move Into Their New Football Stadium This Fall

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Lafayette Christian School has played its last football game at the Whitesville Road Stadium in LaGrange. Shed no tears. This fall the Cougars will move into their new stadium right behind the school. Aptly named Cougar Stadium, the field will seat 800 fans. A fireworks show is a possibility for the first game at the new stadium, too, in a ...

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Tradition-Rich Cavaliers Are Ready For A Football Reload

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Putting a team together one block and tackle at a time is what Pete Wiggins does best. Wiggins is the head football coach at Callaway High School. He is an “old school” kind of mentor with a full set of demands for himself, his coaching staff and his players. “We have a family atmosphere here and a work ethic. We ...

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Cubs Bear Down Against Astros, Firth Belts A Two-Run Homer

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They needed no pre-game speech. The Cubs came ready to play. They played their normal game, and that was pretty good in baseball terms. The Cubs whipped the Astros, 8-3 on Tuesday night in the La-Grange 11 to 12-Year-Old League. “We were getting in the mood of hitting, and we kept it going,” said Cason Firth. The Cubs went on ...

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Troup County Schools To Consider Program Proposals From Community Organizations

LaGrange, GA – Troup County Schools is issuing a call for proposals from organizations outside the school system who wish to conduct programs involving students and/or staff. Proposals may include providing supplemental educational programs in the classroom or outside of the regular school day, involving students in community projects, or seeking the support of students and staff in charitable causes. ...

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Mommy Handle Your Robbery With Police


In a strange incident, police have arrested a man accused of forcibly robbing his own girlfriend. To make the matter even stranger, the adult male suspect appears to have thought he could just let his mother take care of it when confronted by police. Early Monday morning about 6:25 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1600 block of West Lukken ...

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Group Makes Mother’s Day Gifts For Emmaus Women’s Shelter

Community Makes Mother’s Day Gifts For Emmaus Women’s Shelter

On May 2, a group got together and made some Happy Mother’s Day, Thinking Of You bags for all the ladies at the Emmaus Women Shelter, here in Troup County. It’s always a blessing to be a blesser, to people in need. Humanitarian Gwendolyn Nicole Milton sincerely thanked everyone that had a hand in this giving back to the community ...

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LaGrange College Names Five To New Roles


LaGrange College announced the promotions of five individuals to executivelevel positions, effective June 1. Rebecca Roth Nicks, Joseph Miller, Dr. Marc Shook, Jennifer Claybrook and Dawn Coker have been named vice presidents, reporting to President Dan McAlexander. The move comes with a restructuring of the current two-tiered president’s cabinet, which had included three vice presidents on the executive cabinet, and ...

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Environmentalist To Speak At LC Commencement


International environmental advocate Laura Turner Seydel will be the featured speaker at LaGrange College’s graduation ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. During the event, Amos Theodore “Ted” Beason, of LaGrange. will be presented an honorary doctorate and Stan W. Moor ’72 will receive the Distinguished Service Alumni Award. The Rev. Dr. David S. Naglee ’75 will deliver the baccalaureate address at ...

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LaGrange Residents Call For Clean Energy, Oppose New Nuclear Plant

LAGRANGE, GA — On Monday, May 16, Sierra Club and Environment Georgia hosted 50 LaGrange residents and elected officials at a town hall at LaGrange College to urge Georgia Power to increase the amount of clean energy in its long-term plan, also called an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The utility filed its 20-year energy plan before the Georgia Public Service ...

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