Monthly Archives: September 2019

Highland, West Point Lake are Keepers, “This is an amazing fishing retreat.”


Three fishermen from Metro Atlanta hit the interstate and reeled in a fivestar weekend in LaGrange on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. They are not going to forget it, and Clifton Alexander, Adeoye Abodunris, and Steve Alexander will be back. Those three anglers hooked up a good time at Highland Pines Resort and Marina. “This is an amazing fishing retreat. ...

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Annual Lions Club Golf Tournament Wins Big for Our Community


The Lions Club annual golf tournament was held on Thursday September 6th. A total of 19 teams of 4 players on each team competed for a winning trophy. The 1st place winners were Hometown Physicians, Matt Orr State Farm came in for a 2nd place win, and Synovus Mortgage came in 3rd. “It was a great success”, stated Club President, ...

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Corley Strikes Out 11, but Lady Warriors Lose to Eagles


They battled and battled. And then they battled some more. The Lady Warriors got their backs up and their gloves out. They got down and dirty. They mixed it up like a middleweight prize fighter at Madison Square Garden. Only LaGrange Academy was playing fast pitch softball on Monday afternoon. The Lady Warriors got some top tier defense from left ...

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Sharp Curve on New Franklin Claims another Truck

The driver was transported to the hospital with a minor head injury. The truck was reportedly carrying a load of candy.

The infamous curve on Highway 27 has claimed another tractor-trailer truck and sent the driver to the hospital. The dangerous sharp curve in the highway just north of LaGrange has experienced many overturned trucks over the years due to truckers unfamiliar to the area taking the section too quickly. That’s what appeared to happen Monday afternoon, according to SFC Scott ...

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Obits — September 8, 2019

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Nell Rachell Dowell “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” — 2 Timothy 4:7  Nell Rachel “Virginia” Dowell, affectionately known as “Gin” was the eighth child of ten children born to the late Emmett and Mildred Boykin on October 13, 1947 in Bremen, Georgia. She was educated in the Heard ...

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Law Enforcement Fatally Shoots Man After He Killed His Sister and Dogs


Tommy Murphy Staff Writer A man was shot and killed by Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies and LaGrange Police Thursday afternoon after he fatally shot his sister. Thursday afternoon about 2:49 p.m. authorities received a 911 call indicating that a man had shot and killed his sister in the 5000 block of Riverside Drive near West Point Lake. Deputies and officers ...

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