Monthly Archives: February 2018

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Now Available at WellStar WGMC


Dr. Wesley Turton was in the driver’s seat for WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s first robotic surgery with its new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. Peering into a highly magnified screen, he maneuvered the robot’s each and every move as he performed bariatric surgery. In turn, the robot provided Dr. Turton with high-definition vision and robotic “wrists” that bend and ...

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Real Men Read Event at Berta Weathersbee


Almost twenty community and school volunteers recently attended Berta Weathersbee Elementary School’s second annual Real Men Read event, an initiative to help instill a love a reading in students. Each volunteer was assigned to a classroom where they read a story and shared with the children their own personal reading history. The men also told the students how reading impacts ...

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Pine Needle Garden Club Shares its History


On February 4, 1953, a notice appeared in the local newspaper inviting LaGrange women to join a new garden club to be organized; the meeting was to take place at Highland Country Club on February 11. Response to this notice was much greater than expected. It was decided to divide the charter members into groups of no more than twentyfive ...

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Darian Krimm Shares the Gift of Music with LaGrange’s Lions Club


Just like every Tuesday, LaGrange’s own Lions Club gathered on February 6th for their weekly meeting. Members and their guests enjoyed a delicious meal and a glass of cold sweet tea on the first warm, sunny day of 2018. The crowd fellowshipped and caught up as Lions Club President Ken Young warmly welcomed everyone to the Tuesday meeting. As lunch ...

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Distinguished Service Award


The purpose of the Distinguished Service Award is to reward an individual or organization located in Region 4 for their outstanding contribution to the development and/or enhancement of the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care. The recipient should typify the high ideals, irreproachable character, and extreme unselfish dedication to EMS. Describe in narrative form why you believe the nominated individual ...

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LaGrange Women’s Club Celebrates 110th Birthday at Bellevue


The wonderful, sweet ladies of the LaGrange Women’s Club and Bellevue home had a lot to celebrate this past Thursday afternoon, February 8th. Over the years, the club has been involved in many, many historical events across LaGrange and Troup County. They have provided countless accolades to our community, many that we celebrate and perhaps more still that have been ...

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Community Calendar

• February 17: North Columbus-LaGrange District Christian Board of Education will be hosting a Women’s Conference Saturday at 9:30pm-3pm St.Paul CME Church. 3345 Flint Hill Hwy. (GA 85). Shiloh, GA 31826 Faith, Health, & Finances. Registration – $15.00 per person. Vendors On Site & Lunch served. Contact Person – Marianne Acee – 706-9778136. • Mondays: The “Movers and Shakers” Line ...

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Local Burglary Suspects Arrested in Alabama

Police in Alabama have arrested a trio believed to have been responsible for two criminal incidents in Troup County. About two weeks ago, Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators began investigating a burglary that occurred at the Independent Church of Worship on Hogansville Road on January 31. Sheriff’s Investigators also began looking into incidents of Criminal Damage to Property and Theft by ...

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Teachers Making F’s Draws a Huge Crowd to Raise Scholarship Funds


This past Thursday night, February 8th, was a fun and festive time at the Del’Avant event center in the heart of downtown LaGrange. The room was completely packed with educators and many other community members all waiting to see the most unusual fashion show. That night, it was time for the Troup County Teachers Making F’s, a faux pas fashion ...

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