Monthly Archives: October 2017

Troup County School System Celebrates Partners in Education


LaGrange, Ga., September 29, 2017 – This week, Troup County School System (TCSS) said ‘thank you’ to local businesses that support public education during an appreciation breakfast at Del’Avant Event Center. With the theme Academic Success Under Construction, attendees entered the facility while a short video commemorating the year’s partnership events played on the large screen. The breakfast was sponsored ...

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Gardner Newman Students Named to State Superintendent


LaGrange, Ga., September 19, 2017 – Recently, three Gardner Newman Middle School students from Troup County School System were proud to learn they were selected to the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council headed by State School Superintendent Richard Woods. Trevor Booten, 7th grader, and Ka’Various Perry and William Pitts, both 8th graders, said they were eager to make a difference as ...

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Men’s Sunday Doubles Is A McCluskey Tennis Tradition


Hogansville’s Mike Payton recognizes his strength and weakness. He is realistic. “My forehand is better than my backhand. But I’m a competitive person,” said Payton, the 56-yearold athlete. He and anywhere from four to 12 friends play tennis every Sunday at the McCluskey Center in La-Grange. It’s always men’s doubles, and they usually grind, and huff and puff for three ...

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Edelson, Eiland Are Fiery, Eager, Intense On The Court


Whether it’s a practice match or the real thing, Ella Eiland takes tennis rather serious. She did that one more time on Sunday afternoon as she served and backhanded her way into contention before falling to her tennis pal, Sydney Edelson, in a sometimes friendly, always intense 1-set game at the McCluskey Tennis Center. Edelson took the backand- forth game, ...

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Cougars Suffer Homecoming Loss To Central Christian, 38-34

For all that they didn’t do on homecoming, Lafayette Christian head football coach Nate Shaw is still proud of what his Cougar team did do. “We scrapped every second (of the game). We gave ourself a chance. We were digging in, and we didn’t have any kids bailing (on the team),” said Shaw. “We ripped off good chunks (of yardage).” ...

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Bear & Shug Were Friends, Competitors, College Legends

It was once said that Paul “Bear” Bryant could walk on water, and just in case he couldn’t, Ralph “Shug” Jordan was there with a life preserver. These two men were the best of friends 364 days a year, but on that other day, Alabama and Auburn played for bragging rights at the famed Legion Field in Birmingham. That was ...

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Troup Trounces Sandy Creek, Tigers Dial Up 71


It was a classic case of give and take. The Troup High Tigers were giving effort and taking Sandy Creek to the cleaners. It was the night of nights, a record-setting one at that, for the Tigers. They shattered the school record for points with a 71-16 massacre of Sandy Creek in a Region 5-AAAA football game on Friday night ...

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Lady Warriors Slug Griffin, Corley Strokes Two Doubles


Some days you have it. Some days you don’t. On Thursday night, La-Grange Academy was on the mark and in the park on the way to a 10-0 beatdown against Griffin Christian. It was a four double day for the Lady Warriors softball team. They hit the ball on the sweet spot all night. Freshman third baseman Amber Corley put ...

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Hogansville native Faye Hendrix-Ware Establishes Cancer Fund, Increasing Access to Care


LaGrange Firefighters honored with a donation of $5,000 to the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Newnan, Ga. (Sept. 26, 2017) – Hogansville resident, Faye Hendrix-Ware has pledged $500,000 to Piedmont Newnan Hospital to establish the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Cancer Fund. “The $500,000 is just the initial commitment for this breast health center, but we plan to stay with it through completion,” ...

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