Monthly Archives: January 2017

Wednesday February 1st – OBITS (5)

Donald Rogers “Buddy” McRae Mr. Donald Rogers “Buddy” McRae, age 82, of LaGrange, passed away on January 27, 2017. Mr. McRae was born on December 19, 1934 in Hogansville to the late Melvin McRae and Annie Mae McDaniel McRae. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and worked for the Troup County School System as a bus driver ...

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Lady Grangers Hope To Rock Region 5-AAAA This Spring


Enthusiasm plus energy often equals excellence. That is where the Lady Granger tennis program hopes to go this season. LaGrange High does not want to play for runner-up honors. The Lady Grangers want to call themselves the best in Region 5-AAAA this year. The thought has crossed their minds and their tennis rackets during the past two weeks of preseason ...

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Tall Tennis Talent Returns For Grangers With Battle, Skinner, Kuerzi


If all else fails, the La-Grange High boys tennis team could always play a good game of basketball. The Grangers do have some skills, some athletes and some intimidating size. LaGrange High does grow them big with 6-foot-6 senior Gavin Battle, 6-foot-3 junior Jackson Kuerzi and 6-foot-2 sophomore Pierce Skinner. They are tennis players of the competitive kind. They can ...

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Grangers Close Out Troup, 66-63


On paper, the game should have been a blowout. LaGrange High was undefeated in the region. The Grangers were ranked third in the Class AAAA state basketball poll. LaGrange High’s opponent on this night, the Troup Tigers, entered play with a losing record. But this Region 5-AAAA boys game on Friday night was anything but a laugher. The game was ...

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Hometown Feud: Lady Grangers Edge Troup High In Overtime


Floor burns come with the territory in the LaGrange High-Troup girls basketball rivalry. Even when it’s over, it’s not over. The Lady Grangers-Lady Tigers feud lasts seven days a week and 12 months a year. On Friday night the rivalry got especially volatile, however. The two teams met again for old time sake and five quarters of basketball. Four periods ...

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Prescribed Burning Underway At West Point Lake

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District (USACE) announced that prescribed burning of selected timber stands around West Point Lake in southwest Georgia is underway. The USACE, in conjunction with both the Alabama and Georgia Forestry Commissions, uses controlled burning to improve wildlife habitat on the public property surrounding the reservoir. According to Ben Williams, a ...

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Teen Arrested For Distributing Child Porn

Earlier this month on January 9, administrators at LaGrange High School observed sexually explicit photos of what appeared to be underage juveniles on the cell phones of multiple students at the school. LaGrange Police were then contacted and detectives assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began looking into the incident. In the following weeks, police uncovered evidence indicating ...

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State And Local Officials Visit China


In September 2016, Sentury Tire, a Chinese tire manufacturer based in Qingdao, China, announced plans to open its first US manufacturing facility in LaGrange. To celebrate the decision by Sentury Tire and to continue working toward the opening of the plant, state and local officials visited China last week. LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton joined the delegation, as well as Scott ...

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