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The CEO of West Georgia Health spoke publicly about the potential partnership between WGH and the Marietta-based WellStar Health System on Wednesday at a civic club meeting at Highland Country Club.
Jerry Fulks, who has lead WGH for more than a decade, has overseen ups and downs during his tenure as CEO, but the partnership, which is under a 90-da

WGH CEO talks to Rotary

The CEO of West Georgia Health spoke publicly about the potential partnership between WGH and the Marietta-based WellStar Health System on Wednesday at a civic club meeting at Highland Country Club. Jerry Fulks, who has lead WGH for more than a decade, has overseen ups and downs during his tenure as CEO, but the partnership, which is under a 90-da

Today
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Today–Sunday
Events: The Ethel W. Kight High School class of 1965 hosts a reunion beginning 7 p.m. Friday at Lafayette Garden Inn, 1513 Lafayette Parkway, with events through the weekend.
Churches: Bethlehem Temple Church, 307 Whitesville St.

In our community

Today Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Today–Sunday Events: The Ethel W. Kight High School class of 1965 hosts a reunion beginning 7 p.m. Friday at Lafayette Garden Inn, 1513 Lafayette Parkway, with events through the weekend. Churches: Bethlehem Temple Church, 307 Whitesville St.

A man and woman both face charges after a fight that lead the woman to allegedly cut the man in the face on Baldwin Street.
The pair had a spat over a Facebook post Tuesday evening, the man told police, which continued Wednesday morning and the woman asked the man to leave her apartment. The man admitted to police that the pushed the woman, but th

Woman allegedly cuts man, both charged

A man and woman both face charges after a fight that lead the woman to allegedly cut the man in the face on Baldwin Street. The pair had a spat over a Facebook post Tuesday evening, the man told police, which continued Wednesday morning and the woman asked the man to leave her apartment. The man admitted to police that the pushed the woman, but th

Today
Events: Bridge games are open to the public at 2:15 and 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655
New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and industries. Admission is free. Ca

In our community

Today Events: Bridge games are open to the public at 2:15 and 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655 New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and industries. Admission is free. Ca

Congressional Medal of Honor Day dedications are June 6

PICKENS COUNTY — June 6 has been set aside as a county wide Congressional Medal of Honor Dedication Day. The two hour event begins at 10 a.m. in the newly renovated Liberty Civic Auditorium where the families of Pickens County's four Medal of Honor recipients will be recognized, and a biographical video “The Life of Four Heroes”

PICKENS COUNTY — AdvancEd, an organization whose mission is to ensure students have the best environment in which to learn, has issued a scathing report of the School District of Pickens County, citing ongoing issues with the board's trustees and deeming some of their behavior unprofessional.
The report, issued May 27, was completed March 24

SDPC issues remain

PICKENS COUNTY — AdvancEd, an organization whose mission is to ensure students have the best environment in which to learn, has issued a scathing report of the School District of Pickens County, citing ongoing issues with the board's trustees and deeming some of their behavior unprofessional. The report, issued May 27, was completed March 24

For more than an hour Tuesday, LaGrange City Council members sat transfixed during a council meeting as public safety officials laid out statistics, facts and figures regarding the city's increasingly public gang problem.
LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar didn't hold back – he openly admitted the city is challenged by gang activity.
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City has 'serious' problem

For more than an hour Tuesday, LaGrange City Council members sat transfixed during a council meeting as public safety officials laid out statistics, facts and figures regarding the city's increasingly public gang problem. LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar didn't hold back – he openly admitted the city is challenged by gang activity. T

The dog-gone days of summer just got a little brighter for a family in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
If dogs could talk, Michael Nelson's Boston terrier, “Lucy,” would surely have many tales to tell.
The 5-year-old pup was recently dropped off at the LaGrange Animal Control and Shelter after traveling more than 318 miles from Ocean Spri

Dog reunited with family

The dog-gone days of summer just got a little brighter for a family in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. If dogs could talk, Michael Nelson's Boston terrier, “Lucy,” would surely have many tales to tell. The 5-year-old pup was recently dropped off at the LaGrange Animal Control and Shelter after traveling more than 318 miles from Ocean Spri

LaGrange is moving forward with a curbside recycling service plan after City Council members included funding for the program in its budget proposal Tuesday.
City officials said that operation costs for the service are estimated to be $146,000, but that number does not include any revenue potentially generated by the sale of recycled material.
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LaGrange is moving forward with a curbside recycling service plan after City Council members included funding for the program in its budget proposal Tuesday. City officials said that operation costs for the service are estimated to be $146,000, but that number does not include any revenue potentially generated by the sale of recycled material. &#

By D. C. Moody
dmoody@civitasmedia.com
PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees issued a response to the South Carolina director of AdvancED in the wake of a report critical of the district, stating that the district is “committed to working together for the good of our system and our st

Swords: Board will address issues

By D. C. Moody dmoody@civitasmedia.com PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees issued a response to the South Carolina director of AdvancED in the wake of a report critical of the district, stating that the district is “committed to working together for the good of our system and our st

UNION — Monday's Memorial Day ceremony not only included the dedication of the markers commemorating the memory of the 16 Union County men killed in combat in Vietnam but also the presentation of the flag under which they served.
The 16 black-granite markers commemorating the memory of each of the Union County men killed fighting in the Viet

The Stars and Stripes unfurled

UNION — Monday's Memorial Day ceremony not only included the dedication of the markers commemorating the memory of the 16 Union County men killed in combat in Vietnam but also the presentation of the flag under which they served. The 16 black-granite markers commemorating the memory of each of the Union County men killed fighting in the Viet

Medal of Honor Day dedications are June 6

Staff Report PICKENS COUNTY — June 6 has been set aside as a county wide Congressional Medal of Honor Dedication Day. The two hour event begins at 10 a.m. in the newly renovated Liberty Civic Auditorium where the families of Pickens County's four Medal of Honor recipients will be recognized, and a biographical video “The Life of Four

PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees issued a response to the South Carolina director of AdvancED in the wake of a report critical of the district, stating that the district is “committed to working together for the good of our system and our students.”
Dr. Brian Swords, chairma

Swords: Board will address issues

PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees issued a response to the South Carolina director of AdvancED in the wake of a report critical of the district, stating that the district is “committed to working together for the good of our system and our students.” Dr. Brian Swords, chairma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Women's College World Series will look a lot like the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Five of the eight teams — Florida, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Tennessee — are from the SEC. All four of the second group of coaches that spoke to the media on Wednesday were from the league. As one reporter said, ̶

SEC dominates World Series field

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Women's College World Series will look a lot like the Southeastern Conference tournament. Five of the eight teams — Florida, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Tennessee — are from the SEC. All four of the second group of coaches that spoke to the media on Wednesday were from the league. As one reporter said, ̶

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

All children encouraged to read over the summer

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

By D. C. Moody
dmoody@civitasmedia.com
PICKENS COUNTY — AdvancEd, an organization whose mission is to ensure students have the best environment in which to learn, has issued a scathing report of the School District of Pickens County, citing ongoing issues with the board's trustees and deeming some of their behavior unprofessional.
The repo

SDPC issues remain

By D. C. Moody dmoody@civitasmedia.com PICKENS COUNTY — AdvancEd, an organization whose mission is to ensure students have the best environment in which to learn, has issued a scathing report of the School District of Pickens County, citing ongoing issues with the board's trustees and deeming some of their behavior unprofessional. The repo

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrest:
— Christopher Allen Palmer, 39, of 212 Buffalo Street, Buffalo, was charged with criminal domestic violence around 7 p.m. May 26. According to the incident, Palmer assaulted a woman during an argument which began when he attempted to leave the residence with her cell phone. The

Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrest: — Christopher Allen Palmer, 39, of 212 Buffalo Street, Buffalo, was charged with criminal domestic violence around 7 p.m. May 26. According to the incident, Palmer assaulted a woman during an argument which began when he attempted to leave the residence with her cell phone. The

UNION COUNTY — A Union County Yellow Jackets track athlete will compete on the college level.
Union County track standout Diamond Lee will continue to be a Yellow Jacket after high school, as she has signed to be a sprinter with Allen University.
Union County's Coach Cedric Jeter said Lee earned her opportunity with hard work and talent.
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Lee signs with Allen University

UNION COUNTY — A Union County Yellow Jackets track athlete will compete on the college level. Union County track standout Diamond Lee will continue to be a Yellow Jacket after high school, as she has signed to be a sprinter with Allen University. Union County's Coach Cedric Jeter said Lee earned her opportunity with hard work and talent. &

UNION COUNTY — Telling a story in pictures is “Images of America: Union County” , the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular “Images of Modern America” series. The book by Peter Triggiani with the help of Amber Jackson is set to release on June 22, 2015. The book boasts many vintage images that have never been

Book tells county's history

UNION COUNTY — Telling a story in pictures is “Images of America: Union County” , the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular “Images of Modern America” series. The book by Peter Triggiani with the help of Amber Jackson is set to release on June 22, 2015. The book boasts many vintage images that have never been

The LaGrange City Council unveiled its 2015-2016 budget proposal at Tuesday night's meeting.
The coming fiscal year's budget shows $113,849,291 in revenue and $110,000,867 in expenses, 14 percent less than last year's total. City Council voted to hold a public hearing on the budget June 9 to give residents an opportunity to provide input on their

City rolls out budget proposal

The LaGrange City Council unveiled its 2015-2016 budget proposal at Tuesday night's meeting. The coming fiscal year's budget shows $113,849,291 in revenue and $110,000,867 in expenses, 14 percent less than last year's total. City Council voted to hold a public hearing on the budget June 9 to give residents an opportunity to provide input on their





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