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Tarrell Urickeious Murphy, 19, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a dangerous drug after police allegedly found a bottle of what is suspected to be Quetiapine, or Serequel, in his possession on Thursday night.
An officer stopped Murphy and another male as they were walking down Union Street. The officer reported that he noticed Mur

Man charged with possession of pills

Tarrell Urickeious Murphy, 19, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a dangerous drug after police allegedly found a bottle of what is suspected to be Quetiapine, or Serequel, in his possession on Thursday night. An officer stopped Murphy and another male as they were walking down Union Street. The officer reported that he noticed Mur

Roy T. Parkins and Brenda Gentry Parkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, with family and friends at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC, at a party given by their children.
Rev. Bert Wilkerson married Roy and Brenda on Feb. 14, 1965, at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church where they have been members

Golden anniversary

Roy T. Parkins and Brenda Gentry Parkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, with family and friends at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC, at a party given by their children. Rev. Bert Wilkerson married Roy and Brenda on Feb. 14, 1965, at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church where they have been members

When guest conductor Dr. Richard Prior takes the helm of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra in April, it will not be his first performance with the group – nor will it be his last.
LSO Board President Gary Meyer announced Friday that Prior is the new conductor and musical director of the orchestra. He is the successor of Dr. Patricio Cobos, who

Playing a new tune: LSO Board names new conductor

When guest conductor Dr. Richard Prior takes the helm of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra in April, it will not be his first performance with the group – nor will it be his last. LSO Board President Gary Meyer announced Friday that Prior is the new conductor and musical director of the orchestra. He is the successor of Dr. Patricio Cobos, who

First in a two-part series.
Many know the name Dale Jackson from his role in politics, but to him and his family, Jackson's most important title is “dad.”
Jackson has three children, but it is his 6-year-old son, Colin, he is fighting for at the state capitol. Colin is autistic and according to Jackson, low functioning and nonverbal.

A father's love

First in a two-part series. Many know the name Dale Jackson from his role in politics, but to him and his family, Jackson's most important title is “dad.” Jackson has three children, but it is his 6-year-old son, Colin, he is fighting for at the state capitol. Colin is autistic and according to Jackson, low functioning and nonverbal.

Final of a two-part series.
Dale Jackson isn't giving up.
He has fought for the passage of a medical marijuana bill in the hope that cannabis oil could help his autistic son, Colin, 6. However, autism was among the conditions taken off the list that could be treated in the the medical marijuana bill, HB 1, before it was passed by the House and se

A father's love: Fighting for change

Final of a two-part series. Dale Jackson isn't giving up. He has fought for the passage of a medical marijuana bill in the hope that cannabis oil could help his autistic son, Colin, 6. However, autism was among the conditions taken off the list that could be treated in the the medical marijuana bill, HB 1, before it was passed by the House and se

Comments on Carson misleading

Dear Editor: I support President Obama's foreign policy far more than that of most Republicans. Based on its title alone, then, you would think I'd agree with Prof. John A. Tures' Feb. 26, 2015, opinion piece “Laws of war Ben Carson opposes actually Christian values.” Instead, I found it strange and misleading. There are two things B

Tuesday, March 3
• The Union County Beekeepers Association meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds.
Light refreshments are served at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. Jim Stevens will tell how to install packaged bees.
Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend.
Clemson University Cooperati

Interpretive movement performance

Tuesday, March 3 • The Union County Beekeepers Association meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds. Light refreshments are served at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. Jim Stevens will tell how to install packaged bees. Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend. Clemson University Cooperati

County looks to move forward on housing grant

The Troup County Commission is set to approve two resolutions Tuesday aimed at rehabilitating the county's substandard housing units. The board is expected to vote on contracting with two private companies to perform lead risk-assessment services and energy audit services. The contracts would complete the beginning stages required to complete an a

They're one win away from a second straight conference championship.
The LaGrange College Panthers used a dominant offensive performance to beat Methodist 104-90 on Friday in the semifinals of the USA South tournament in Virginia.
LaGrange College, the tournament's sixth seed, will face fourth-seeded Maryville at 2 p.m. today in the title game, w

Red-hot Panthers roll into title game

They're one win away from a second straight conference championship. The LaGrange College Panthers used a dominant offensive performance to beat Methodist 104-90 on Friday in the semifinals of the USA South tournament in Virginia. LaGrange College, the tournament's sixth seed, will face fourth-seeded Maryville at 2 p.m. today in the title game, w

PICKENS COUNTY – A deputy with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office has been fired after an internal investigation determined his use of a Taser on a man in a wheelchair was inappropriate.
Deputy Steven A. Ticknor was terminated Wednesday by Sheriff Rick Clark for the inappropriate use of a Taser on Parker Mansell Jr., the father of a man off

Pickens deputy fired for inappropriate use of a Taser

PICKENS COUNTY – A deputy with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office has been fired after an internal investigation determined his use of a Taser on a man in a wheelchair was inappropriate. Deputy Steven A. Ticknor was terminated Wednesday by Sheriff Rick Clark for the inappropriate use of a Taser on Parker Mansell Jr., the father of a man off

They were hoping for some more home-court magic.
On Tuesday, the LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors overcame a slow start to beat Piedmont 39-35 in the opening round of the GISA Class AA state tournament.
On Friday, the Lady Warriors were on their home court once again to play Grace Christian in a second-round game.
Just like Tuesday, there was an e

Lady Warriors fall in state tourney

They were hoping for some more home-court magic. On Tuesday, the LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors overcame a slow start to beat Piedmont 39-35 in the opening round of the GISA Class AA state tournament. On Friday, the Lady Warriors were on their home court once again to play Grace Christian in a second-round game. Just like Tuesday, there was an e

UNION COUNTY — Some students in the Union County Career and Technology Center's Cosmetology Class had their creativity tested in a “Love Story” hairdressing competition this week.
Eighteen of the 26 students enrolled in the course took part in the competition that teacher Amy Cash said had as its theme “Love Story.” C

'Love Story' competition

UNION COUNTY — Some students in the Union County Career and Technology Center's Cosmetology Class had their creativity tested in a “Love Story” hairdressing competition this week. Eighteen of the 26 students enrolled in the course took part in the competition that teacher Amy Cash said had as its theme “Love Story.” C

Keep Troup Beautiful earns award recognition

Keep Troup Beautiful received a Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award at the annual Keep America Beautiful (KAB) National Awards Dinner, held during the recent 2015 KAB National Conference in Washington, D.C. The President's Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in building a

It's five up, and five down for the Troup Tigers.
Facing the visiting Harris County Tigers on Friday, unbeaten Troup got a strong pitching performance from Tyler Bunn, as well as a stellar all-around performance from Miles Cameron on the way to a 9-2 victory.
Also on Friday, the Callaway Cavaliers made their home debut, and their game didn't go n

Troup continues perfect start

It's five up, and five down for the Troup Tigers. Facing the visiting Harris County Tigers on Friday, unbeaten Troup got a strong pitching performance from Tyler Bunn, as well as a stellar all-around performance from Miles Cameron on the way to a 9-2 victory. Also on Friday, the Callaway Cavaliers made their home debut, and their game didn't go n

LaGrange police and fire departments responded to a single-car crash early Friday afternoon off Jordan's Way at the Tucker Cottages.
According to neighbors and witnesses at the scene, the black, newer-model Honda Accord was going fast around a curve in the back of the neighborhood, lost control, went over the curb, smashed through a fence and cras

Car crashes into retention pond

LaGrange police and fire departments responded to a single-car crash early Friday afternoon off Jordan's Way at the Tucker Cottages. According to neighbors and witnesses at the scene, the black, newer-model Honda Accord was going fast around a curve in the back of the neighborhood, lost control, went over the curb, smashed through a fence and cras

The LaGrange Grangers only got one shot at the Troup Tigers this season, and they ended up losing that game on Monday.
As disappointing as that may have been, though, it was just the first game of many for the Grangers, who'll play their second game of the season today at Starr's Mill High School.
LaGrange will play Effingham County at 7:30 p.m.

Local teams hit the field

The LaGrange Grangers only got one shot at the Troup Tigers this season, and they ended up losing that game on Monday. As disappointing as that may have been, though, it was just the first game of many for the Grangers, who'll play their second game of the season today at Starr's Mill High School. LaGrange will play Effingham County at 7:30 p.m.

COLUMBIA — Councilman N. Yates Giles from the City of Union graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government on Feb. 4. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Hometown Legislative Action Day.
Established in 1986, the Institute is a program of the Municipal Association

Giles graduates from Institute of Government

COLUMBIA — Councilman N. Yates Giles from the City of Union graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government on Feb. 4. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Hometown Legislative Action Day. Established in 1986, the Institute is a program of the Municipal Association

In our community

Saturday, Sunday Events: LaGrange College Theatre presents “A Midsummer Night's Dream” with shows at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. A 2:30 p.m. matinee will be presented Sunday. General admission tickets are $10, and $7 for senior citizens and non-LC students. LC students, faculty and staff are free. To make reservations, email priceboxof

Panthers edge closer to USA South title

Their hopes for a repeat title are alive and well. The LaGrange College Panthers opened play in the USA South men's tournament on Thursday with a 73-63 victory over Piedmont at Averett University in Virginia. The Panthers (15-11), the tournament's sixth seed, are two wins away from their second consecutive conference championship. LaGrange Colle

UNION — A police investigation of shots fired into a residence Wednesday night led to the arrest of a Jonesville man.
James Kevin Gault, 28, of 207 Franklin Street, Jonesville, was charged with breach of peace, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony, and discharging firearms into a dwelling around 12:32 a.m. Feb. 2

Man charged with firing into house

UNION — A police investigation of shots fired into a residence Wednesday night led to the arrest of a Jonesville man. James Kevin Gault, 28, of 207 Franklin Street, Jonesville, was charged with breach of peace, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony, and discharging firearms into a dwelling around 12:32 a.m. Feb. 2





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