Monthly Archives: November 2016

Monday November 21st – OBITS (7)

Frances H. Thornton Mrs. Frances Hardaway Thornton, age 98, of Hogansville, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Florence Hand Home in LaGrange. Mrs. Thornton was born January 21, 1918, in the Primrose community of Meriwether County, daughter of the late Lee Gordon Hardaway and Carrie Lou Jenkins Hardaway. She was a resident of Hogansville most of her life and ...

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Super Freshmen Are Making An Immediate Impact On Troup Swimming


Forget about the seniority. The Tigers have none of that. There is not one senior on the Troup High swimming team. What the Tigers do have is the most talented freshman class in school history. The Troup High ninth-graders are filling the swimming pool from one end of the pool to the other. The Troup High freshmen are fast, and ...

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Lady Cavalier Volleyball Player Wins Some Admiration, $2,000 In Essay Contest


The world needs more Cheyenne Bookers. She didn’t invent enthusiasm. She just perfected it. Booker, the girl with the 3.9 grade point average and the second helping of school spirit, is at it again. The Callaway High sophomore volleyball player was awarded $2,000 on Tuesday morning for her winning entry in an essay contest, which was sponsored by Coca-Cola, Powerade ...

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Hodge: “So Much Is On The Line,” Callaway Tangles With Brooks County Tonight


The adrenaline will be gushing like the backyard water faucet tonight at Callaway Stadium. Thomas Hodge and the Cavaliers will take the next step in the Class AA state playoff process with a secondround game against Brooks County. Callaway High is 11-0, and Brooks County is an ever dangerous 8-3. “Anybody can beat anybody (in the state playoffs). So much ...

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Continuous Forest Fires Call For An Executive Order

42% of the State of Georgia is in an extreme and exceptional drought, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission. As of November 16, our state has reported 4,189 wildfires. 29 wildfires have been recently reported while 13 remain active. (These 13 wildfires are not contained from previous days, but they do not include wildfires being handled by the United States ...

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County Approves Aid Agreement With Coweta County Fire Protection


The Troup County Board of Commissioners held another of their regularly scheduled meetings this past Tuesday morning, November 15, to deal with certain pieces of business all across the county. This particular meeting was full of positive energy as the group had two very prestigious recognitions to make and affected an agreement for better working relations between counties. The main ...

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Jack Straw Entertainment Presents Gift To LaGrange Academy Fine Arts Department


Representatives of Jack Straw Entertainment recently presented $2,295.00 to the LaGrange Academy Fine Arts Department. The group, founded by LaGrange residents Barron Wood, Jason Weldon, and Zak Knight, has been hosting the Woodland Creek Farms Summer Jam for the last three years and using proceeds from the event to help further arts education in area schools. “We are honored that ...

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