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The LaGrange Grangers fought back to make the series go the distance, but they were unable to finish things off against Evans.
After losing the first game of the Class AAAAA playoff series, the Grangers rallied to win the second game, forcing a winner-take-all Game 3 on Friday.
Things went well early for LaGrange, with Larkin Easterwood hitting a

Season comes to close for LaGrange

The LaGrange Grangers fought back to make the series go the distance, but they were unable to finish things off against Evans. After losing the first game of the Class AAAAA playoff series, the Grangers rallied to win the second game, forcing a winner-take-all Game 3 on Friday. Things went well early for LaGrange, with Larkin Easterwood hitting a

They knew what they had to do.
After dropping the first game of a state-playoff series to Adairsville, the Callaway Cavaliers needed to come back and win two in a row to keep their season alive, and that's what they did.
After winning the second game 4-0 behind a phenomenal pitching performance by Kevin Craft on Friday, the Cavaliers returned to

Cavaliers soar into second round

They knew what they had to do. After dropping the first game of a state-playoff series to Adairsville, the Callaway Cavaliers needed to come back and win two in a row to keep their season alive, and that's what they did. After winning the second game 4-0 behind a phenomenal pitching performance by Kevin Craft on Friday, the Cavaliers returned to

While the Callaway Cavaliers will be back home for their second-round state playoff series, the Troup Tigers will be on the road.
Callaway, after dispatching Adairsville, will host Decatur in the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs on Wednesday.
Troup, which beat Marist in the first round, will head to Jesup to play Wayne County in the s

Tigers hitting the road for second round

While the Callaway Cavaliers will be back home for their second-round state playoff series, the Troup Tigers will be on the road. Callaway, after dispatching Adairsville, will host Decatur in the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs on Wednesday. Troup, which beat Marist in the first round, will head to Jesup to play Wayne County in the s

Local athletes headed to state track finals

Sam Bowie and Jonathan Pelham are going to be busy men at the state track finals. Those two are among the five LaGrange athletes who have qualified for the state finals that will be held in Jefferson May 14-16. Bowie and Pelham will be the only LaGrange athletes who will be competing in more than one event in Jefferson, with both of them having q

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office and Newberry Police Department are asking for the public's help to find two teenagers who have been reported missing by their families.
Jonathan Dale Dennis, 15, and Alysia Margaret Skipper, 16, were reported missing around 1 a.m. Thursday. According to family members, they are in a white 2006

Teens reported missing

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office and Newberry Police Department are asking for the public's help to find two teenagers who have been reported missing by their families. Jonathan Dale Dennis, 15, and Alysia Margaret Skipper, 16, were reported missing around 1 a.m. Thursday. According to family members, they are in a white 2006

The 51-year-old pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport on April 22 has been released from the hospital and the National Transportation Safety Board has taken over the crash investigation, according to Chad Traylor, the airport's manager.
Gary Coonan of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, had just taken off from the airpor

Airport staff debrief after crash

The 51-year-old pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport on April 22 has been released from the hospital and the National Transportation Safety Board has taken over the crash investigation, according to Chad Traylor, the airport's manager. Gary Coonan of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, had just taken off from the airpor

You're now under contract. You just got your inspection report back. The report does not ask someone to change paint colors, replace the 9-year-old water heater that is in good working condition, replace the heating system that is 11 years old and in good working condition.
What is the report about? Its purpose is to look at what might be wrong wi

What about the home inspection?

You're now under contract. You just got your inspection report back. The report does not ask someone to change paint colors, replace the 9-year-old water heater that is in good working condition, replace the heating system that is 11 years old and in good working condition. What is the report about? Its purpose is to look at what might be wrong wi

NEWBERRY – If you are a lifelong learner looking to explore an interest or if you want to beef up a skill with college level courses, look no further than Newberry College to take advantage of fast-paced classes during three summer terms.
The college has a mini-semester term running from May 11 to May 29 and two month-long summer sessions &#

Expand your horizons with Newberry College classes

NEWBERRY – If you are a lifelong learner looking to explore an interest or if you want to beef up a skill with college level courses, look no further than Newberry College to take advantage of fast-paced classes during three summer terms. The college has a mini-semester term running from May 11 to May 29 and two month-long summer sessions &#

Saturday
Events: Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, hosts a clothing giveaway of gently used clothes to those in need from 8 a.m. to noon. 706-628-5006 or 706-628-5027
The Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library hosts a “Mega Book Sale” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St.
The annual March f

In our community

Saturday Events: Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, hosts a clothing giveaway of gently used clothes to those in need from 8 a.m. to noon. 706-628-5006 or 706-628-5027 The Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library hosts a “Mega Book Sale” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St. The annual March f

Season comes to close for Grangers

The season came to an end for the LaGrange Grangers on Friday in an elimination game in the state baseball playoffs. LaGrange and Evans split a doubleheader on Thursday, forcing a decisive Game 3 on Friday. It went well early for the Grangers, who surged to a 2-1 lead, but Evans controlled things the rest of the way to take a 6-2 victory and adva

A Harwell Avenue man was shot in the stomach early Friday morning in the 300 block of Wilkes Street.
The victim was inside the Wilkes Street home when a gunman began firing from a vehicle as it traveled by the home, according to a LaGrange Police Department press release. A bullet traveled through the home and struck the 20-year-old victim in the

1 person shot on Wilkes Street

A Harwell Avenue man was shot in the stomach early Friday morning in the 300 block of Wilkes Street. The victim was inside the Wilkes Street home when a gunman began firing from a vehicle as it traveled by the home, according to a LaGrange Police Department press release. A bullet traveled through the home and struck the 20-year-old victim in the

The Troup County 911 Center will have a “Code Red All Call” on May 12 to inform residents of how to sign up for the system, which sends alerts to residents, including severe weather.
The months of April and May are considered by meteorologists to be “tornado season,” and the 911 center will be calling all Troup County resid

Averting a disaster

The Troup County 911 Center will have a “Code Red All Call” on May 12 to inform residents of how to sign up for the system, which sends alerts to residents, including severe weather. The months of April and May are considered by meteorologists to be “tornado season,” and the 911 center will be calling all Troup County resid

Saturday, May 2
7 a.m.: Sardis United Methodist Church UMW Circle #1 for Missions holds a yard sale/bake sale. For more information call Cornelia O'Shields at 864-427-3663.
10 a.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual VBS Workshop at the Baptist Center on 168 Lovers Lane, Union. VBS Directors are Jared Smith

The end and the beginning

Saturday, May 2 7 a.m.: Sardis United Methodist Church UMW Circle #1 for Missions holds a yard sale/bake sale. For more information call Cornelia O'Shields at 864-427-3663. 10 a.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual VBS Workshop at the Baptist Center on 168 Lovers Lane, Union. VBS Directors are Jared Smith

Two of the 20 defendants accused in an ongoing methamphetamine trafficking case pleaded guilty to their respective charges this week in Troup and Heard counties' superior courts.
Crystal D. Bunn, 34, of Newnan, was sentenced in Troup County Superior Court to one year in prison to be followed by nine years' probation after pleading guilty to posses

More defendants plea in meth trafficking case

Two of the 20 defendants accused in an ongoing methamphetamine trafficking case pleaded guilty to their respective charges this week in Troup and Heard counties' superior courts. Crystal D. Bunn, 34, of Newnan, was sentenced in Troup County Superior Court to one year in prison to be followed by nine years' probation after pleading guilty to posses

UNION — Two fundraisers in the space of less than a month enabled the Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteers to raise a total of $6,000 and the group is in the process of preparing for yet another fundraiser.
Volunteer Coordinator Greta Bailey said that during the month of April the volunteers held, first, a bake sale and then, later in the mon

WTH volunteers raise $6,000

UNION — Two fundraisers in the space of less than a month enabled the Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteers to raise a total of $6,000 and the group is in the process of preparing for yet another fundraiser. Volunteer Coordinator Greta Bailey said that during the month of April the volunteers held, first, a bake sale and then, later in the mon

UNION COUNTY — Eleven positions in three departments of Union County will be be eliminated and numerous outside agencies will no longer receive county funding due to budget cuts for the next fiscal year.
During a budget work session on Thursday, the Union County Council prepared a budget which will be presented for first reading on May 12.

11 positions eliminated

UNION COUNTY — Eleven positions in three departments of Union County will be be eliminated and numerous outside agencies will no longer receive county funding due to budget cuts for the next fiscal year. During a budget work session on Thursday, the Union County Council prepared a budget which will be presented for first reading on May 12.

Coming off the two most successful seasons in school history, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars are back at work.
The Cougars, who have made two consecutive trips to the state semifinals, will wrap up spring practice today.
The Cougars held four practices last week, and they'll finish things with a scrimmage today at the Whitesville Road sta

Cougars put wraps on spring practice

Coming off the two most successful seasons in school history, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars are back at work. The Cougars, who have made two consecutive trips to the state semifinals, will wrap up spring practice today. The Cougars held four practices last week, and they'll finish things with a scrimmage today at the Whitesville Road sta

A 22-year-old LaGrange man was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of weapons and evidence tampering after he allegedly ran from officers and tried to ditch a handgun in a wooded area near Bell Street.
The man allegedly ran when a LaGrange police car arrived in his area on a routine patrol, according to a police report. As officers followed him

Gun recovered after foot chase

A 22-year-old LaGrange man was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of weapons and evidence tampering after he allegedly ran from officers and tried to ditch a handgun in a wooded area near Bell Street. The man allegedly ran when a LaGrange police car arrived in his area on a routine patrol, according to a police report. As officers followed him

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. This month features ventriloquist Derek Farr with Charlie. Cost is $6 per person. Call 706-884-4635 or email churchoffice@lagrangefumc.org

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. This month features ventriloquist Derek Farr with Charlie. Cost is $6 per person. Call 706-884-4635 or email churchoffice@lagrangefumc.org

They're moving on.
The Troup Tigers have advanced to the second round of the state playoffs after sweeping the Marist War Eagles in a home double-header on Friday.
The Tigers defeated Marist 2-1 in the first game and they finished the sweep with a 4-1 win.
Troup (24-4) stifled Marist's offensive production with junior pitchers Winston Turner and

Tigers take the first step

They're moving on. The Troup Tigers have advanced to the second round of the state playoffs after sweeping the Marist War Eagles in a home double-header on Friday. The Tigers defeated Marist 2-1 in the first game and they finished the sweep with a 4-1 win. Troup (24-4) stifled Marist's offensive production with junior pitchers Winston Turner and





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