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Unstoppable: Callaway Baseball Advances to Class AA Semifinals


The Cavaliers of Callaway High have dominated the Class AA state tournament but hit a minor roadblock Wednesday when they hosted Thomasville. The South-Georgia school shot to a hefty 9-3 lead in the first game of the double header, but the Cavaliers rebounded with a 2-1 victory in extra innings to force a Thursday tie-breaker. With the help of an ...

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Chamber Welcomes New Cosmetics Shop Owners


Thursday afternoon the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new owners of the Merle Norman Cosmetics shop on Vernon Street just off of Lafayette Square. Mary Ellen Hutcheson and her husband Michael are the new owners of the local cosmetics shop franchise. The Hutchesons are originally from St Louis, but they have lived in ...

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Answered Prayers: Callaway High’s Oeisha Jenkin’s Wins AllPro Car Giveaway


For Oeisha Jenkins of Callaway High, winning a new Chevy Sonic from All-Pro Automotive was an answered prayer. “We prayed. We prayed about this car.They prayed— I did.” Her parents, Sara and Tommy Jenkins, agreed. “Prayer is what sustains you,” Sara said. “That’s how she got this car—prayer.” For the Jenkins family, one word describes Oeisha’s winning of a new ...

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CHEERLEADING: Sierra Hall of LaGrange High Signs with Brenau University


LaGrange High School senior cheerleader Sierra Hall has signed her intent to continue cheerleading at Brenau University in the fall. The Gainesville, GA university gives Hall the opportunity to hone her skills at the next level. The fourth in a series of five college signings at LaGrange last week, Hall’s ceremony was a close-knit gathering of friends, family, teammates, and ...

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The Hatton Lovejoy Scholarship Committee today announced the award of ten scholarships to outstanding high school seniors from this area who will graduate this month. Each student will receive $2,250 per semester of college attendance for four years, provided he or she continues to remain qualified. All students were in the top 10 percent of their class. The students and ...

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Lady Granger Track Team Heads to State


The LaGrange track team headed to the state tournament Thursday to compete in the three-day event. Meeting Tuesday on the Granger track, two state-bound Lady Grangers spoke with Troup County News about their upcoming tournament dreams and about their love for the sport. Zakeria Staples, a junior and co-captain of the team, plays an important role on the team. “I ...

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Callaway Baseball Fights to Force Tie-Breaker Game in Quarterfinals


The Callaway Cavalier Baseball team hosted Thomasville in the third round of the Class AA baseball championship Wednesday. Kicking off at 4:30 PM at Callaway Field, the quarterfinal matchup featured a double header the Cavaliers had to sweep in order to advance directly to the semifinals. But for the Cavaliers, who are coming off a dominate late-season stretch, it was ...

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Two Local Elementary Teachers Receive National 180 Educator Award for Commitment to Student Literacy


Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced that two reading teachers from Troup County School System (TCSS), Denise Giddens, Franklin Forest Elementary School, and Marion Sankey, Callaway Elementary School, have been named two of only six recipients of the 2018 180 Educator Awards. The awards, now in their twelfth year, recognize educators across the United States who have ...

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Shoal Spider Lilies on Flat Shoals Creek


Stephen Johnson’s rare Shoal Spider Lilies on Flat Shoals Creek near West Point will be available for viewing the weekends of May 11-13, May 18-20 & May 24-27 @ 4725 Ga. Hwy. 103. The large showy white flowers of this threatened plant grow in rocky shoals of large streams and rivers in the lower Piedmont. They can only be found ...

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