Dragon Boat Frenzy Includes Very Nearly 3,000 Fans


The community has responded, and the West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race is here to stay. That’s the message. At Saturday’s second annual race at Pyne Road Park, 28 teams and almost 3,000 fans filled the parking lot and lake. The spectators kept on coming, too. If there is a game be played or a race to be won, La-Grange ...

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Alabama Is An Overwhelming Favorite To Win 27th SEC Title

As summer winds down and autumn approaches, the Deep South’s favorite pastime other than eating fried chicken on the front porch is rearing its big, fat head. The game of choice is college football, Southeastern Conference style. Football is a way of life in Starkville, Baton Rouge, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, Athens, Gainesville, Knoxville and Nashville. So here we have it. The ...

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Johnston, Allen Are Jumping Into The Hockey Fray


Lola Grace Johnston is better than she thought. The 11 year old stepped into a hockey rink for just the second time on Thursday night, and Johnston still can’t believe she is just as good as the boys. And she is. “Hockey is not really a girly sport. At first I didn’t want to do this. But I’m having fun, ...

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Team Holsey Upsets Team Hardy Behind Moss, Gates, Holsey


Yes, even in Recreation League basketball there are upsets now and then. One of those times and one of those knuckle-cracking surprises on the hardwood occurred on Thursday night. Team Holsey upset Team Hardy, 22-18 in a 9 & 10-year-old league game at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center in La-Grange. Neither team led by more than five points all night. ...

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Foltnewicz Is Making Some Strides For Second-Place Braves

While Julio Tehran struggles and R.A. Dickey counts the days until he gets his first social security check, Mike Foltnewicz just might be in the process of becoming the Atlanta Braves new pitching ace. Foltnewicz is coming on like a National League gangbuster. He has gone from inconsistent to reliable. His fastball is in the next zone, and he is ...

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Montgomery’s Belief System Includes Chlorine, Swimming Strokes


A good attitude and a sense of direction can take a swimmer a long way. Carlie Montgomery is the swimmer. The Troup County Sharks are the team, and the Mike Daniel Recreation Center is where Montgomery heads three times a week to improve her swimming techniques. The future is now for the 10-year-old Montgomery. “I believe I can win. I’m ...

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The Beat Goes on in Week #7 during the William Griggs Summer Basketball Shoot


Current and former participants from Callaway, LaGrange, Troup, and the Veterans Team are the main reason this summer’s William Griggs Basketball shoot out is so successful. Each week I constantly thank and remind the participants this wouldn’t be possible without you guys Coach Sam Cotton stated. These participants make our job easy as a staff by being on time, following ...

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