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A coalition of 56 organizations in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system has released a report recommending that the US Army Corps of Engineers raise the winter pool level at West Point Lake by 4.5 feet.
The Sustainable Water Management Plan, which will be released to the public by June 12, will be submitted to the USACE for considerat

Report calls for higher lake level

A coalition of 56 organizations in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system has released a report recommending that the US Army Corps of Engineers raise the winter pool level at West Point Lake by 4.5 feet. The Sustainable Water Management Plan, which will be released to the public by June 12, will be submitted to the USACE for considerat

An accident involving a police cruiser left one vehicle overturned at the intersection of Broad and North Greenwood streets on Monday.
According to LaGrange police Sgt. Del Armstrong, a LaGrange police officer was southbound on North Greenwood in response to a report of shots fired on Harwell Avenue when he collided with a dark blue Ford Escape ab

Police car flips SUV

An accident involving a police cruiser left one vehicle overturned at the intersection of Broad and North Greenwood streets on Monday. According to LaGrange police Sgt. Del Armstrong, a LaGrange police officer was southbound on North Greenwood in response to a report of shots fired on Harwell Avenue when he collided with a dark blue Ford Escape ab

CASA seeking volunteers
CASA of Troup County Inc. – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is in need of community volunteers. Volunteers will be screened and trained to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in dependency proceedings while they are in foster care. Training classes will be 5:30 to 8 p.m.

You can help

CASA seeking volunteers CASA of Troup County Inc. – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is in need of community volunteers. Volunteers will be screened and trained to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in dependency proceedings while they are in foster care. Training classes will be 5:30 to 8 p.m.

A resident of Oak Grove Apartments at 115 Mitchell Ave. said he came home Friday evening to find three men burglarizing his apartment, and one put a gun to his head.
The man told police through a translator that the burglar who held him at gunpoint said something to the other two burglars and they left the residence. The resident then looked throu

Man says burglar put gun to his head

A resident of Oak Grove Apartments at 115 Mitchell Ave. said he came home Friday evening to find three men burglarizing his apartment, and one put a gun to his head. The man told police through a translator that the burglar who held him at gunpoint said something to the other two burglars and they left the residence. The resident then looked throu

 In April, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new law that will require state law enforcement agencies to adopt new practices to prevent eyewitnesses from incorrectly identifying criminal suspects. But the law is nothing new for the LaGrange Police Department. Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar said those same procedures have been in place at

LPD influences Ga. law

 In April, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new law that will require state law enforcement agencies to adopt new practices to prevent eyewitnesses from incorrectly identifying criminal suspects. But the law is nothing new for the LaGrange Police Department. Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar said those same procedures have been in place at

A challenge to Republican leaders

I challenge the Republican leadership to right the wrongs done to the American people by crooked bankers. Don't you want to do away with those harmful derivatives? How about those banks that are so big they seem to be running the government? The time is now! I shall rejoice if you take meaningful steps to hold financial institutions and individua

It was a different vantage point for Jonathan Foster.
For most of the past four seasons, Foster was the starting catcher for the Troup Tigers, but on a balmy Saturday afternoon in Columbus, he found himself with a different view of the field.
Foster, a recent high-school graduate who is heading to Auburn to play baseball, was playing right field

Foster gives outfield a try

It was a different vantage point for Jonathan Foster. For most of the past four seasons, Foster was the starting catcher for the Troup Tigers, but on a balmy Saturday afternoon in Columbus, he found himself with a different view of the field. Foster, a recent high-school graduate who is heading to Auburn to play baseball, was playing right field

Today
Meetings: Hogansville City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Reservations are due for the Thursday Lunch Club, which meets at noon in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church on Thursday. Cost is $6 per person. Call 706-884-4635 or email churchoffice@lagrangefumc.org to reserve a space.
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In our community

Today Meetings: Hogansville City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Reservations are due for the Thursday Lunch Club, which meets at noon in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church on Thursday. Cost is $6 per person. Call 706-884-4635 or email churchoffice@lagrangefumc.org to reserve a space. Today–Friday Williams Grove Ch

When volunteers from Keeney Memorial United Methodist Church in West Point volunteered to paint a house, they didn't have to go far when the assignment came in.
“Isn't that amazing?” said the Rev. Ralph Thompson, pastor of Keeney Memorial, as he put a fresh coat of white paint on a wooden rocking chair outside an East 8th Street home i

'Together we can do more'

When volunteers from Keeney Memorial United Methodist Church in West Point volunteered to paint a house, they didn't have to go far when the assignment came in. “Isn't that amazing?” said the Rev. Ralph Thompson, pastor of Keeney Memorial, as he put a fresh coat of white paint on a wooden rocking chair outside an East 8th Street home i

That looked familiar.
During the state playoffs, Callaway High pitcher Kevin Craft was all but untouchable.
In three games, he gave up just a handful of hits and one earned run, and in his final game, he struck out 12 batters in six innings of a 3-0 loss to Jefferson.
It's been a few weeks since Craft pitched, but he showed no signs of rust over

State's best come together

That looked familiar. During the state playoffs, Callaway High pitcher Kevin Craft was all but untouchable. In three games, he gave up just a handful of hits and one earned run, and in his final game, he struck out 12 batters in six innings of a 3-0 loss to Jefferson. It's been a few weeks since Craft pitched, but he showed no signs of rust over

Saturday, May 30
• The Sims High School Class of 1968 will host a “Spring Fling” from noon-until at the Jonesville Municipal Building Football Field. There will be food, music and fun. Come bring your lawn chairs and have a relaxing afternoon. No Coolers Allowed. Music by Doc Jeffries. All are welcome.
Sunday, May 31
• Si

Where Bat Girl gets her power from

Saturday, May 30 • The Sims High School Class of 1968 will host a “Spring Fling” from noon-until at the Jonesville Municipal Building Football Field. There will be food, music and fun. Come bring your lawn chairs and have a relaxing afternoon. No Coolers Allowed. Music by Doc Jeffries. All are welcome. Sunday, May 31 • Si

An officer found a juvenile laying asleep on the sidewalk Thursday morning on Horace King Street.
The shoeless juvenile seemed disoriented and said he didn't know the name of his family, address or last name, the officer noted in his report. After getting a name from the juvenile and checking records, the officer found an address listing, but it t

Officer finds boy sleeping on sidewalk

An officer found a juvenile laying asleep on the sidewalk Thursday morning on Horace King Street. The shoeless juvenile seemed disoriented and said he didn't know the name of his family, address or last name, the officer noted in his report. After getting a name from the juvenile and checking records, the officer found an address listing, but it t

UNION — This year's Country Showdown local competition will include a partnership with The Miracle League of Union County.
The 34th annual “ZLOOP Country Showdown” will include 450 local contests in the spring, which are sponsored by country music radio stations throughout the U.S., and winners will advance to their respective st

Country Showdown partnership

UNION — This year's Country Showdown local competition will include a partnership with The Miracle League of Union County. The 34th annual “ZLOOP Country Showdown” will include 450 local contests in the spring, which are sponsored by country music radio stations throughout the U.S., and winners will advance to their respective st

UNION — An online advertisement and a desire to work close to home lead to Renee' Alexander applying for and being hired as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Union County Chamber of Commerce.
“I was in between jobs and I saw the job announcement online,” Alexander said Thursday. “I decided I wanted to wor

After nine very busy years

UNION — An online advertisement and a desire to work close to home lead to Renee' Alexander applying for and being hired as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Union County Chamber of Commerce. “I was in between jobs and I saw the job announcement online,” Alexander said Thursday. “I decided I wanted to wor

Saturday
Events: The Troup High School Alumni Association hosts a fundraiser concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Sock Hops, a 50s, 60s and 70s cover band, at the THS auditorium. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds to fund field trips and other activities at THS. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and a brief game of tri

In our community

Saturday Events: The Troup High School Alumni Association hosts a fundraiser concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Sock Hops, a 50s, 60s and 70s cover band, at the THS auditorium. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds to fund field trips and other activities at THS. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and a brief game of tri

Troup County Commission reviewed two grants for its Accountability Court programs during a work session meeting on Friday.
Tiffany Hutchinson, coordinator for Troup County Adult Mental Health Court, recommended that commissioners approve the grant provided by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in the amount of $79,600 for salary and benefit

County to consider accountability courts grants

Troup County Commission reviewed two grants for its Accountability Court programs during a work session meeting on Friday. Tiffany Hutchinson, coordinator for Troup County Adult Mental Health Court, recommended that commissioners approve the grant provided by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in the amount of $79,600 for salary and benefit

Elijah Cameron can't see, but as he'll be quick to tell you, “I'm not blind, I just can't see. That's my take on it.” The 68 year old has lived in a home on Thomas Street for 16 years. His wife of 13 years, Betty Cameron, 76, lives with him. The couple doesn't have the means to fix up their home. They previously had qualified

'Lord sends people to help'

Elijah Cameron can't see, but as he'll be quick to tell you, “I'm not blind, I just can't see. That's my take on it.” The 68 year old has lived in a home on Thomas Street for 16 years. His wife of 13 years, Betty Cameron, 76, lives with him. The couple doesn't have the means to fix up their home. They previously had qualified

This column is dedicated to the 2015 class of seniors. For the record, now is definitely the time to take control of your destiny. Begin today to believe that whatever you decide to become in life – no matter the challenges – if it is to be, it is entirely up to you.
The most important advice that I can give to you is to seek God alway

Congratulations to graduating class of 2015

This column is dedicated to the 2015 class of seniors. For the record, now is definitely the time to take control of your destiny. Begin today to believe that whatever you decide to become in life – no matter the challenges – if it is to be, it is entirely up to you. The most important advice that I can give to you is to seek God alway

Patience may be a virtue, but it's a character trait that coaches have a tough time coming to grips with.
When Scott Stricklin was hired to be the new Georgia baseball coach, he knew there was work to do.
Previous head coach David Perno enjoyed plenty of success during his time at Georgia, but the program had stagnated toward the tail end of his

Looking at the big picture

Patience may be a virtue, but it's a character trait that coaches have a tough time coming to grips with. When Scott Stricklin was hired to be the new Georgia baseball coach, he knew there was work to do. Previous head coach David Perno enjoyed plenty of success during his time at Georgia, but the program had stagnated toward the tail end of his

Market on Main hosts its first weekend sale and exhibition 8 a.m. Saturday at Carmike Cinema's Main Street parking lot.
The event will be held each Saturday morning until Aug. 29 and feature about 35 vendors from the surrounding area with a variety of selections for attendees.
Market on Main is an extension program of the University of Georgia th

A taste of Troup County

Market on Main hosts its first weekend sale and exhibition 8 a.m. Saturday at Carmike Cinema's Main Street parking lot. The event will be held each Saturday morning until Aug. 29 and feature about 35 vendors from the surrounding area with a variety of selections for attendees. Market on Main is an extension program of the University of Georgia th





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