Monthly Archives: August 2016

Whitley Is Unselfish, Underrated And Ready To Run Lafayette’s Offense


One of the most unheralded and overlooked players off last year’s state championship football team at Lafayette Christian was skinny freshman quarterback Landon Whitley. He was a virtual unknown. He was untested. Whitley was almost hidden in the backdrop on a team of salty seniors. The older Cougars did the bragging, and Whitley called the plays. Bless his championship heart. ...

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WellStar WGMC July Employee Of The Month


Toni Brown, Pulmonary Therapist and Certified Medical Assistant, West Georgia CardioPulmonary Toni Brown, a pulmonary therapist and certified medical assistant at West Georgia CardioPulmonary, has worked in the LaGrange health care community for more than 40 years. She began at WGMC at the tender age of 18 in the Respiratory and Pulmonary departments. Dr. Richard (Sandy) Simmons of West Georgia ...

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Callaway High Welcomes Incoming Freshman


LaGrange, Ga., July 21, 2016 – Last week, Callaway High incoming freshman got an opportunity to start school early by attending the schools inaugural High School 101 information course. Parents dropped their students off early in the morning for the two hour session that consisted of the future Cavaliers touring the school, visiting the media center, meeting staff, and asking ...

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County Commissioners Discuss New Hanger At Airport

On the morning of Friday, July 29, the county commissioners held another regularly schedule work session to discuss some ongoing pieces of business in the community. All of the various items of business will be discussed or voted on at the next meeting of the county commissioners this coming Tuesday, August 2 and as always are open to the public. ...

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Georgia Department Of Education Releases 2016 Georgia Milestones Results

LaGrange, Ga., July 26, 2016 – Today, the Georgia Department of Education released 2016 Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) results. Students began taking Georgia Milestones assessments in 2014-15. This new testing system is one comprehensive program across grades 3-12 and includes open-ended questions to better gauge students’ content mastery. Troup County School System (TCSS) student results were the same or ...

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Hollis Hand Hosts Back To School Bash At Tall Pines


Here in LaGrange and Troup County, we are a community that truly cares about all of our kids and wants to make sure that they are well equipped to come to school with the supplies and the tools that they need in order to gain the best education possible. Fortunately for all of us, our community is a resilient one ...

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Ethel Kight Hosts Back To School Bash


All of the kids in the community are gearing up for their return to school this fall and are ready to make that trip. After a long and fun summer, it is time to return to the real world and once again begin the process of higher learning. However, many kids will unfortunately do without when returning to school in ...

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A Random Act Of Kindness


Every day in this world, we are bombarded with acts of violence, chaos, and anarchy on our TV screens and in the media. Very rarely is it seen that acts of kindness make their way into the fore front of the public conscious. The beauty in life comes not from tragedy, but how others in the world, the ones with ...

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Man Steals Lunch, Gets Felony Charges


LaGrange Police have arrested a man on a pair of felony charges after he allegedly stole a lunch from the company fridge at work. Thursday morning about 9:28 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Sewon America on Sewon Boulevard in reference to reports of a theft. Police arrived and met with a male employee who stated someone stole lunch which contained ...

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Monday August 1st

Community Calendar • Help Support Our Teachers with the Stuff the Bus at KIA of LaGrange, 1217 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange. As students in Troup County return to school in August, there are many who will find it difficult to have all the necessary supplies. KIA of LaGrange would like to be able to help support the local teachers and students ...

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