Kayla Yeargin Named Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalist


When Kayla Yeargin, Troup High School Mathematics teacher, was informed of her interview for the 2019 State Teacher of the Year (TOTY) finalist, she was on her way from Iceland back home to Georgia. “I had to just let it sink in. I had this amazing experience in Iceland and then I was on a layover coming back home when ...

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LaGrange Baseball Edges Out Chapel Hill for 5-4 Win


The LaGrange High baseball team ground out a close win against Chapel Hill in a Thursday evening matchup. The Grangers celebrated their seniors with the win. LaGrange started strong and jumped to a quick lead over the Chapel Hill Panthers. The Grangers found themselves up 5-1 in the fourth before staving off a late-game rally in the sixth to hold ...

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Two Stories Every Third Grader Ought To Know

Every third grader in Troup County ought to know the stories of James Armistead and Hannah Archer Till. James Armistead was a slave born in New Kent County, Virginia, on December 10, 1748. In 1781 when he was thirty-two years old he asked his owner William Armistead Jr., for permission to join the Continental Army. The Revolutionary War had come ...

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Department of Driver Services (DDS) Reminds Students to Request School Enrollment Form for Summer Driver Testing


As summer approaches, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver’s license over the long vacation to obtain a “DDS Certificate of Enrollment Form” from their school administration before the end of the school year. Students planning for an on-the-road test will also need a Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • April 26: The Troup Retired Educators will meet Thursday, April 26 at Highland Country Club at 11:30am. For lunch reservations, please call 706-882-9655. • May 19: 2018 Troup County Community Fest. Troup County Soccer Complex (299 Fort Drive, LaGrange, GA). Saturday, May 19, 2018. 10am-2pm. “United as One.” Free food, Vendors, Entertainment ( Kevin Dunn, Byron Carter ...

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Kids Get to Be Sheriff for a Day


Friday morning Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff hosted eleven Third Grade students on a tour through the Sheriff’s Office and the Troup County Government Center as part of their annual Sheriff for a Day program. The program is coordinated by Sgt. Stewart Smith, who visits each of the schools throughout the school year and teaches the students lessons on school ...

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Point Women’s Basketball Welcomes Nasya Williams from Columbus (Ga.) H.S.


Point University women’s basketball coaches Tory Wooley and Rudie Denson have signed 5-3 point guard Nasya Williams, for their 2018-19 squad. Williams graduates from Columbus (Ga.) High School in May of 2018. ‘We are excited to acquire Nasya, who can really shoot the ball,’ commented Coach Wooley. ‘She comes from a great program at Columbus High School and has been ...

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Point Women’s Basketball Welcomes Nicole Izuagie from North Springs H.S.


Point University women’s basketball coaches Tory Wooley and Rudie Denson have signed 5-5 shooting guard Nicole Izuagie for their 2018-19 squad. Izuagie graduates from North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in May of 2018. ‘Nicole can really score the ball in a variety of ways,’ noted Coach Wooley. ‘She can shoot it from deep and make a ...

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Callaway Girls Soccer Falls to Northgate Lady Cavaliers Lose 10-1


The Lady Cavalier soccer team hosted the Northgate Vikings Tuesday evening after defeating South Paulding 4-2 last Friday. The Cavaliers got down early before losing in blowout fashion. With a 10-8 record, the Lady Cavaliers’ Tuesday evening loss represents a season-long trend. For Callaway, the year has been one of dominant wins or crushing defeats with hardly a middle ground. ...

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