Monthly Archives: October 2018

Grangers to Face Shaw in Homecoming Game Friday


The 1-8 Grangers are going for their second win of the season against Shaw this Friday in their homecoming game. It’s been a tough year for LaGrange, as they attempted to rebound under new head coach Chuck Gibbs following a winless season last year. Despite having only one win on the season, the Grangers have made some improvements this year— ...

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May Martial Arts Students Test to Advance Belt Rank


Students at May Martial Arts in LaGrange on Saturday, October 20 sought to advance their belt rank as they tested in front of the school’s board of Advanced Belts and Black Belts. The tests served as the culmination of several months of work for each student, with every individual training at least two to six months prior to the test. ...

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College Football Week Nine Takeaways


It was a relatively quiet, but important, week of football last Saturday with both Auburn and Alabama having a week off. Both teams  have a tough game coming up next week, as the Tigers face off against Texas A&M and the Tide faces off against #4 LSU. Auburn The Tigers will have the benefit of playing at home as they ...

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Family Fun at “Fall Daze”


Visitors to Oakhurst Farm in West Point enjoyed a sunluscious Sunday afternoon, as the farm’s owners hosted the last day of this year’s “Fall Daze,” with pumpkin picking, hay rides, mini-pig races, and lots of family fun and games. Morgan Marlowe, whose father owns the 250-acre farm, said they’d had about 700 to 800 visitors every weekend throughout October. In ...

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Stacey Abrams Refuses Comments to Troup County News, Suggests Kemp Will Rig Election


Despite assurances from the Abrams’ campaign that the current Democratic nominee for Georgia governor would take questions from the media following her speech in downtown LaGrange Tuesday, Stacey Abrams declined the opportunity to take questions from Troup County News. Reporters with the Troup County News were approached by Abrams’ Press Secretary Meredith Brasher prior to Abrams’ speech and were invited ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 10-29-2018

Thursday morning about 10:41 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to a forgery. Officers made contact with the complainant, who stated that she was notified by Suntrust Bank she had a check bounce. The complainant advised that she knew she had money in her account, so she checked the account and discovered that ...

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Obits–October 29, 2018

HIGGINS Opal Wylene Erquitt Smith Mrs. Opal Wylene Erquitt Smith, age 82, of LaGrange passed away on October 23, 2018 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice.  Mrs. Smith was born in LaGrange, Georgia to the late Mr. Arlice David (A.D.) Erquitt and Mrs. Essie Mae Cantrell Erquitt.  She worked for 27 years at Playtex and another 17 years at the ...

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LaGrange Falls to 1-8 after 37-3 Loss to Chapel Hill


The Grangers’ season continued to snowball following their 37-3 loss to Chapel Hill on Friday. Playing at Callaway Stadium, the Grangers failed to defend their home turf against a strong 6-3 Chapel Hill team. The loss puts the Grangers at a disappointing 1-8 record for the season. It is, however, a record that has in some ways been a little ...

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Callaway Defeats Jordan 56-0 in Final Game of Regular Season


The Cavaliers on Thursday closed out their regular season with a 56-0 victory over Jordan at Callaway Stadium. The blowout win put the Cavaliers at 8-2 for the season. Callaway battled through a rainy Thursday evening to earn one of the team’s most-commanding victories this season. The win came less than a week after the Cavaliers got their first region ...

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Granger Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams Finish First and Second in the Region


It was a big day for the Grangers as they competed in the Region 5-AAAA cross country tournament in Douglasville on Thursday. For the boys, they looked to maintain their first-place ranking and take home back-to-back region championship titles. The girls, on the other hand, looked to stave off a third-place finish. Alex Bowie, Miller Penn, John McDonald, and Matthew ...

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