Monthly Archives: September 2016

Wednesday September 7th – OBITS (4)

Clifford A. Strain A ray of sunshine and kindness left this world when Clifford A. Strain passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Strain, Jr.; mother, Jane Mattox Strain; great nephew Jackson Bennett Fink and brother, John Strain. He is survived by his brothers, Edward Strain of Cornelia, GA, Nathan Strain of ...

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Monday September 5th


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. • Wednesday afternoon about 12:08 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to shoplifters who had fled the store. While en route officers detained a ...

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Vols Look Past Appalachian State, And Tennessee Wins Away

The highly ranked and always talkative Tennessee Volunteers needed a lastminute reprieve from the governor to escape an opening night disaster at Neyland Stadium. There were witnesses 100,000 of them – on Thursday night. The much hyped and exceedingly talented football team from “Rocky Top” committed the ultimate sin. The Vols overlooked an opponent, and they still lived to tell ...

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Burks Is A Player’s Coach; He Cares, He Mentors, He Motivates


After graduating from the School of Hard Knocks – also known as the NFL Dialleo Burks still had that game day competitive fire. It is still burning today. Burks went from pro football – the Raiders, the Eagles and the Carolina Panthers included – to the foundation of the game. And that is high school football. Grunting is allowed. Burks ...

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Lafayette Cruises Past Crusaders; LaGrange Stumbles Against Griffin

The bully is back. Lafayette Christian broke a two-game losing streak and beat the Central Christian Crusaders, 40-16 in conference play on Friday night in Sharpsburg. The football game did bring back fond memories for Lafayette Christian, which defeated Central Christian, 41-30 for the state championship last year in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association. History did repeat itself, and ...

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WGMC’s Adam Hygema Wins Gold Medal At Invictus Games


At six-feet-six, Adam Hygema towers above the rest of his colleagues on the Laboratory Services team at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center. As a phlebotomist, he may even seem larger than life to patients looking up to him from a hospital bed. But the calm in his albeit in-charge voice, his subtle humor, his “I-know-whatyou’re- going-through” vibe, all do wonders ...

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Breast Friends For Life Quilt Presentation


The Active Life “Golden Sew N Sews” have once again come thru with a beautiful quilt as a fundraiser for the Breast Friends for Life support group. Drawing will be held at Paint The Town Pink on September 24th at 1 pm. Come join us Downtown LaGrange Square 10:002:00. Tickets can be purchased the day of the Event, or at ...

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