Monthly Archives: April 2018


COMMUNITY CALENDAR • Mondays: The “Movers and Shakers” Line Dance class will be held at Springfield Baptist Church/Hogansville, GA on Mondays at 6pm to 7pm. Class is free. • AA Meeting times at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall Street, LaGrange. Saturday-8 am, 10:30 a.m. ( Women’s), 1 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sunday- 10 a.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.; Monday & Friday- ...

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Community Solar Innovator Groundswell Taps LaGrange Resident Becca Eiland to Lead Work in Georgia


Energy equity nonprofit Groundswell announced today that LaGrange, GA resident Becca Eiland is joining its team to head up community engagement in Georgia. Eiland will bring with her 20+ years of strategic marketing and planning experience with major brands such as the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG), Nike and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Sweetland Amphitheatre. Based in ...

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Point Seeded Number 6 in AAC Softball Tournament, April 25-28


Point University (27-23; 15-9 AAC), directed by head coach Jennifer Tyler, is seeded number six in the 2018 Appalachian Athletics Conference Softball Tournament at the Brickyard Ball Fields in Kingsport, Tenn., April 25-28. The tournament is an eightteam, double elimination tournament. Point tied with Milligan College for fifth place in the AAC regularseason standings, and the two schools split their ...

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THINC’s Project Based Learning Students Learn a New Language


When Sue Forrest’s Spanish I and II students at THINC College & Career Academy (THINC) wrote books for the ESOL students at Ethel W. Kight Elementary School (EKES), a teacher asked if the class could one day visit THINC. Earlier this week, her 24 students made that visit a reality as they fulfilled a Project Based Learning (PBL) assignment through ...

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The Second Segment of The Thread Open to the Public, Eastside Park Plans Move Forward


The second segment of The Thread is officially open to the public. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Eastside Park on Saturday. The second segment of The Thread is a 2.1 mile segment that connects several recreational amenities including the Mike Daniel Recreation Center, Harris Fields, Shuford Fields, and Eastside Park. In addition to The Thread opening, the City ...

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Baseball: Panthers Celebrate Senior Day with 9-1 Win over Belhaven


LaGrange celebrated Senior Day by cruising past Belhaven 9-1 at Cleaveland Field in Williamson Stadium on Saturday. The Panthers finished the regular season 28-16, winning 21 of their final 27 games. LC now awaits where it will be headed for the NCAA Division III regional next month. Nine seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony: Collin Barrett, Zach English, Austin ...

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Gladys Knight Takes the Stage at Sweetland


The feel of summer was truly in the air this past Friday night, April 20th, at Sweetland Amphitheater. The third annual summer concert series is hitting its stride and brining some of the biggest legends in music to the stage. Just a few short weeks ago, Morris Day and the Time brought the sounds of Prince to LaGrange and thrilled ...

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Troup Takes On Newnan: Defeats Two Coweta County Schools


The Troup High Baseball team went through a Region 7-AA gauntlet Friday, April 20th as they hosted two schools from Coweta County. The twogame matchup started with East Coweta at 4 PM and concluded with a dramatic win over Newnan. The schools are runner-up and first-seeded in their region respectively. The afternoon kicked off with the Tigers vs. the Indians ...

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Board of Education District 7 Candidates Attend NAACP Town Hall


Candidates for the Troup County Board of Education District 7 seat—currently held by incumbent Ted Alford— participated in an open forum at the LaGrange chapter of the NAACP Monday, April 23rd. The candidates gave their platforms and fielded the questions of those in attendance. The dialogue emphasized civil communication between all participants. Moderated by Mr. Earnest Ward, the open forum ...

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Eyes on the Prize: Three Troup County Schools Look to State


Eyes on the Prize: Three Troup County Schools Look to State Cooper Doughman of Troup batting against the Grangers. John Morgan of LaGrange batting against the Tigers. Troup County has three shots at taking home a baseball state championship trophy this year as LaGrange, Troup, and Callaway High Schools head into the GHAAS tournament. All three schools have enjoyed success ...

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