Monthly Archives: December 2017

Vincent Named Director of Tennis At Highland Country Club


Everybody needs a new challenge now and then. Stephen Vincent has found his. The longtime and popular head tennis pro at the McCluskey Center will be moving down the road in the near future. As of Jan. 1, Vincent will take over as the director of tennis at the Highland Country Club. It’s an opportunity that the 33-year-old Vincent and ...

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Riggins Delivers In Fourth Quarter; Lady Tigers Hold Off Cavaliers, 48-40


More than anything, winning is almost becoming a routine for coach Carla Thornton’s Lady Tigers. Troup High is playing some good basic basketball with elbow grease, defensive stops and fourth quarter runs. Take Friday night’s rivalry game against Callaway High in Hogansville. The hometown Lady Cavaliers had every chance to beat Troup High. The Lady Cavaliers took a 35-32 lead ...

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Rose Bowl Will Be A Test Of Wills, All-Americans

There will be no shortage of star power and good ol’ country boys in the Rose Bowl. This national playoff semifinal, which is set for Jan. 1 at 5 p.m. in Pasadena, California, will feature two of college football’s marquee programs with the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners. There will be future NFL talent all over the ball yard. ...

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Preventing Bullying in Schools: How You Can Help

Bullying is prevalent in some capacity at almost every school. It affects all children of all ages, from elementary school to high school. According to The National Education Association, a child in the United States will be bullied every 7 minutes, and 85 percent of people, both children and adults, will not intervene when they hear or see a child ...

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Stars Help Pilot Club Fill Christmas Stockings

The Hogansville Pilot Club has once again helped provide hundreds of kids with Christmas gifts this year with a little help from their Starlight Tree Program. For the last decade or so, Hogansville Pilot Club members have conducted a fundraiser where people can donate money in honor of a friend or loved one and have their name placed on star ...

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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 morning about 6:42 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Golden Beauty Supply on Commerce Avenue in reference to a Burglary. Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated that he was cleaning the ...

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School Board Reviews Ongoing Construction Projects

During their December 14th regular meeting, the Troup County Board of Education reviewed the the multiple ongoing and upcoming construction projects at local school facilities. The board was guided through a CGI model fly through video of the upcoming Troup High School athletic facility project by Assistant Superintendent John Radcliffe. The impending multi-story facility is expected to have a new ...

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Troup County Board of Commissioners Hosts Weekly Work Session


This past Thursday, December 14th, the Troup County Board of Commissioners held their weekly work session at the courthouse. Several items were on the agenda that morning, and there was a lot to be discussed. The work session began with a presentation by Maryellen Simmons, who represented the Public Defenders’ office and had previously made another presentation to the board. ...

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