Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Comes to LaGrange High School


Last week 30 LaGrange High (LHS) students stepped into the media center knowing they would be challenged to become servant leaders. After completing applications for the Chick fil A Leader Academy™ (Leader Academy), they didn’t know what to expect. They didn’t know what would be required. They all jumped at the chance to join because the teens know the organization ...

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The Hummingbird Festival Begins


The Hogansville Charitable Trust and Piedmont Newnan Hospital will present Hogansville’s 21st annual Hummingbird Festival October 20 and 21. As in past years, there are a number of community events leading up to Festival weekend. For detailed information and locations, visit the Events tab on www. hummingbirdfestival. com. The Tower Trail 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 6 was sponsored by ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR •The Three Rivers Regional Commission is holding Public Listening Sessions on its Regional Plan Update in several communities throughout the ten-county region. You are encouraged to come help shape the future of our region. This invitation is extended to local residents, elected officials, business stakeholders, community representatives and other key leaders. We are soliciting your views on issues ...

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Shannon Gipson Loves the TCSS Family Atmosphere


Shannon Gipson joined Long Cane Elementary (LCES) seven years ago. Now, as a first grade teacher, she says she still loves the family atmosphere that drew her to Troup County School System. “I previously worked with a small school system that embraced a family atmosphere. I saw that among the staff at Long Cane Elementary when my family and I ...

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May Martial Arts Competes in Southern Open National Championship Tournament


Nine students from May Martial Arts traveled to Columbus, Georgia on September 22 to compete in the Southern Open National Championship Tournament. May Martial Arts featured a variety of competitors, ranging in age from child to adult, and those in attendance participated in the sparring and forms division of the tournament. The Southern Open National Championship Tournament is one of ...

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College Football Week 6 Takeaways

It’s going to be a rough year for Auburn. Frustration with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn reached a season high Saturday when the #8 Tigers fell to unranked Mississippi State 23-9. Auburn, widely considered to have one of the best defenses in the nation under coordinator Kevin Steele, proved unable to find their offense once again. The loss prompted several disgruntled ...

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LaGrange High Cross Country Teams Win Big at ASICS Invitational


The LaGrange High boys and girls cross country teams took first and third place, respectively, at the ASICS invitational this past weekend. The win kept the boys team competitive for first in the region and bumped the girls team to second in the region behind Chapel Hill. The boys team finished with a score of 73 to take first place ...

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Bike MS 2018


This year Bike MS raised over $300,000 to go toward researching a cure. There were eight riders this year who have MS. One of the riders is 86 years old, and the group calls him their inspiration. He is their oldest rider. His bike had a hook on it so that if hills or valleys get to be too much, ...

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Profile in Courage: Donna Carroll


Donna Carroll is a fighter and a survivor. Diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks before her 35th birthday, she says she discovered the disease on her own. Even though there was no history of breast cancer in her family, Carroll says she felt sure something was wrong. After several aspirations and a biopsy, Carroll was told she had Stage 3 ...

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Man Airlifted After Being Shot at Tall Pines

Police are investigating an incident that left a man shot in the chest on Turner Street in LaGrange. Around 9:50 p.m. Sunday night, officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to calls about shots fired in the area of the Tall Pines Apartment complex on Turner Street. Police arrived to find subjects leaving the area and quickly determined that they ...

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