Monthly Archives: October 2018

Profile in Courage: Jodi Dowden


Jodi Dowden is a devout Christian, who sees God’s hand in every detail of her life. She is also a wife, mother, teacher – and breast cancer survivor. Dowden’s journey began in November 2013 when a routine mammogram revealed a small lump in her left breast. She was just 42 at the time, with no history of breast cancer on ...

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Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Honors Broadcasting Legends


The 12th Annual Hall of Fame Radio Awards, hosted at the Callaway Conference Center in LaGrange Saturday evening, brought together some of the most revered radio talent in the nation. The fun-filled evening featured legendary radio talent and culminated in a speech by Fox News superstar Sean Hannity. The evening kicked off with a wine and social hour before inductees ...

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Hogansville Celebrates the Twenty-First Annual Hummingbird Festival


The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival kicked off Saturday with a lot of laughs, food, music, and fun—and a little bit of rain. Attendees to one of the county’s biggest annual events were drenched early Saturday morning after a brief and surprising rain shower. Hogansville Mayor William Stankiewicz attributed an unusually-low turnout Saturday to the weather. “We usually have about double this,” ...

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Sweetland Hosts Third Annual Craft Beer and Music Festival


Saturday afternoon, beer and music fans filled the lawn at Sweetland Amphitheater for the third annual Sweetland Craft Beer and Music Festival. Patrons from all around the country braved the cloudy skies hoping to find their next favorite craft beer at the annual beer festival. This year marks the fourth year LaGrange has hosted an annual beer festival. A similar ...

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Nine New Communities Join First Nine Rural Zones

During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly tasked the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development with implementing and overseeing a Rural Zone designation program, which provides tax credits to individuals creating jobs and making qualifying investments within historic downtown areas. This year, the state has designated the communities of Avondale Estates, Greensboro, Hartwell, ...

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Police Quickly Catch Alleged Car Thief


LaGrange Police have arrested a Tennessee woman on two felony charges after she allegedly stole a truck from a man at a gas station on the parkway in LaGrange. Friday night about 10:29 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the RaceTrac fuel station on Lafayette Parkway in reference to an auto theft. Police arrived and made contact ...

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Musical Comedy Offers Iconic Gershwin Tunes


“Crazy for You,” LaGrange College Theatre’s next production, has been called a “new Gershwin musical comedy” – a modern musical that celebrates the joy of the American theater. The show runs Oct. 24-28 at Price Theater. This Tony award- winning Broadway smash tells the story of Bobby Child, a wealthy city boy who dreams of being a Broadway star, but ...

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Tigers Face Central This Week before Season’s Toughest Challenge


The Troup Tigers have battled their way to an unblemished 8-0 season, but it hasn’t been easy. Despite some early-season success as Troup beat up on weaker teams, they have faltered slightly in their past few games as they hit stronger region opponents. This was most-noticeably true as the Tigers took on the Cedartown Bulldogs last week. It was the ...

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Victim of Fatal Car Crash on I-85 Identified as a Citizen of Hogansville

A fatal car crash on I-85 near mile marker 53 left one woman dead and two children injured early Sunday morning. The driver of the truck, who was pronounced dead on scene after being partially-ejected from the vehicle, has been identified by authorities as Cheryl Green of Hogansville. Reports indicate that four individuals were involved in the crash, but only ...

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