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The search for a missing 87-year-old Troup County man entered a new phase this week as sheriff's deputies suspended their foot search and turned to the public for help.
Leroy Hubbard of Shake Rag Road in southern Troup County was last seen at his home May 22, according to sheriff's Sgt. Stewart Smith, a public information officer.
“The big

Search for missing man 'wide open'

The search for a missing 87-year-old Troup County man entered a new phase this week as sheriff's deputies suspended their foot search and turned to the public for help. Leroy Hubbard of Shake Rag Road in southern Troup County was last seen at his home May 22, according to sheriff's Sgt. Stewart Smith, a public information officer. “The big

UNION — Music lovers still have a chance to reserve seats for the “From Beethoven to Brahms' concert at Rose Hill Plantation.
In a statement released Monday, Rose Hill Plantation Historic Site Park Interpreter Elizabeth Moses announced that there are still “a few seats left for this special musical performance on Saturday, June 6

A few seats left for concert

UNION — Music lovers still have a chance to reserve seats for the “From Beethoven to Brahms' concert at Rose Hill Plantation. In a statement released Monday, Rose Hill Plantation Historic Site Park Interpreter Elizabeth Moses announced that there are still “a few seats left for this special musical performance on Saturday, June 6

BUFFALO — These are the Honor Rolls for Buffalo Elementary School for the fourth nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
Principal's Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks
3rd Grade
Elizabeth Allen, John Bogan, Jamel Burnett, La'Coria Cunningham, Destiny Lee, Eli Rector, Luke Rector, Tyger Suggs
4th Grade
Kayleigh Bates, Peyton Cannon, Robert Cimbol

Buffalo Elementary Honor Rolls

BUFFALO — These are the Honor Rolls for Buffalo Elementary School for the fourth nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year. Principal's Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks 3rd Grade Elizabeth Allen, John Bogan, Jamel Burnett, La'Coria Cunningham, Destiny Lee, Eli Rector, Luke Rector, Tyger Suggs 4th Grade Kayleigh Bates, Peyton Cannon, Robert Cimbol

Presidential politics: They're all conservatives

As reliably as seconds ticking by on an expensive wristwatch, Republican presidential candidates loudly and vehemently identify themselves as “conservatives.” We're used to hearing politicians lie, but these politicians are telling the truth for once. They ARE all conservatives. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on the othe

Wednesday, June 3
5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds its Poor Man's Supper. The menu will include hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and drinks. Desserts are extra. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Deep In Your Word.” Children through adults. Mis

How to experience the amazing grace of God

Wednesday, June 3 5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds its Poor Man's Supper. The menu will include hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and drinks. Desserts are extra. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Deep In Your Word.” Children through adults. Mis

Two people were cited with disorderly conduct Monday evening after a fight in the parking lot of Dairy Queen at 230 New Franklin Road, allegedly over $40 owed in babysitting fees.
An officer said when he arrived the male suspect was shirtless and yelling about being sucker punched by another man. Both men and their female counterparts were yelling

Couple cited in parking lot brawl

Two people were cited with disorderly conduct Monday evening after a fight in the parking lot of Dairy Queen at 230 New Franklin Road, allegedly over $40 owed in babysitting fees. An officer said when he arrived the male suspect was shirtless and yelling about being sucker punched by another man. Both men and their female counterparts were yelling

Religious conservatives treating marriage equality as call to arms

A lot of conservative religious leaders say people of faith are being “silenced” or “persecuted” here in the United States. They've sung that refrain for decades. It's especially common in their losing battle against the growing public support for the legal equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Today
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.
Today–Friday
Williams Grove Church of Deliverance Inc., 894 Salem Chipley Road in Pine Mountain, presents “Sowing and Reaping Teacher: How to Heal Financial P

In our community

Today Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m. Today–Friday Williams Grove Church of Deliverance Inc., 894 Salem Chipley Road in Pine Mountain, presents “Sowing and Reaping Teacher: How to Heal Financial P

Monday, June 8-Friday, June 12
• USC Union will host their annual summer camp for ages 7-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $70 per child and that includes lunch, snacks, drinks and all activities. Each day will be filled with a new set of fun and learning activities. To register, please contact Bill Moore at USC Union 424-8037 or moorebil@ma

Book donated to MES third graders

Monday, June 8-Friday, June 12 • USC Union will host their annual summer camp for ages 7-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $70 per child and that includes lunch, snacks, drinks and all activities. Each day will be filled with a new set of fun and learning activities. To register, please contact Bill Moore at USC Union 424-8037 or moorebil@ma

UNION — These are the overall year average Honor Rolls for Union Christian Day School for the 2014-2015 school year.
“A” Honor Roll
Upper School
Hannah Bennett
Ryleigh Earls
Hannah Gilliam
Sarah Hagen
Joe Hart
Lori Hart
Tashure Lott
Keely Messer
Morgan Pettit
Zachary Smith
Casey Stepp
Madyson Truitt
Lower School
An

Union Christian Day School Honor Rolls

UNION — These are the overall year average Honor Rolls for Union Christian Day School for the 2014-2015 school year. “A” Honor Roll Upper School Hannah Bennett Ryleigh Earls Hannah Gilliam Sarah Hagen Joe Hart Lori Hart Tashure Lott Keely Messer Morgan Pettit Zachary Smith Casey Stepp Madyson Truitt Lower School An

Organizers for the Take a Warrior Fishing program are seeking boaters for Saturday's event at West Point Lake.
The event pairs participants with a veteran for a tournament that begins 7 a.m. at Highland Marina.
“We're looking for at least five more boaters right now,” said Jim Owens, founder of the program. “We have about 50 vet

Veterans tournament seeks volunteers

Organizers for the Take a Warrior Fishing program are seeking boaters for Saturday's event at West Point Lake. The event pairs participants with a veteran for a tournament that begins 7 a.m. at Highland Marina. “We're looking for at least five more boaters right now,” said Jim Owens, founder of the program. “We have about 50 vet

I've been reviewing the concept of a “minimum wage.”
Most of the arguments against the minimum wage are familiar to me. It hurts the low end worker it is supposed to protect. Employers are less likely to hire low end workers because the minimum wage is more than sensible business decisions would promote.
Overall, it hurts the economy

Minimum wage laws deprive fundamental right

I've been reviewing the concept of a “minimum wage.” Most of the arguments against the minimum wage are familiar to me. It hurts the low end worker it is supposed to protect. Employers are less likely to hire low end workers because the minimum wage is more than sensible business decisions would promote. Overall, it hurts the economy

UNION COUNTY — A hall of fame pro wrestler will make several stops at local businesses around Union County this week before stepping in the ring this Saturday at Union County Fairgrounds.
“Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, 72, is a WWE Hall of Famer, and he has been part of the pro wrestling business for more than 50 years.
Vali

Can't wait to see everybody

UNION COUNTY — A hall of fame pro wrestler will make several stops at local businesses around Union County this week before stepping in the ring this Saturday at Union County Fairgrounds. “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, 72, is a WWE Hall of Famer, and he has been part of the pro wrestling business for more than 50 years. Vali

VALETTA, Malta — Newberry College rising sophomore Nicola Handreck will represent the Republic of Malta in international competition next week after being selected as one of 12 players on the senior women's national team at the Games of the Small States of Europe from June 2-6 in Iceland.
With this selection, Handreck becomes the first Newbe

Handreck to represent Malta at Games of the Small States of Europe

VALETTA, Malta — Newberry College rising sophomore Nicola Handreck will represent the Republic of Malta in international competition next week after being selected as one of 12 players on the senior women's national team at the Games of the Small States of Europe from June 2-6 in Iceland. With this selection, Handreck becomes the first Newbe

Tee-Ball Runners-Up (Boys)- Orioles - Players include, Jacob Boswell, Brodie Brunelle, Logan Berryhill, Ky'Terion Ellerbee, Chastin Haynes, Kamden Kinney, Cason Waddell, Jy'Zavion Garmon, Trenton Hill, Peyton Howard, Cullen Rogers, and Patrick McGaha. Coaches are Michael Hill, Jeff Rogers, Jesse Garmon, and Keith Waddell.
Tee-Ball Champions (Boys)

Rec League Champions, Runners-Up, and All-Stars

Tee-Ball Runners-Up (Boys)- Orioles - Players include, Jacob Boswell, Brodie Brunelle, Logan Berryhill, Ky'Terion Ellerbee, Chastin Haynes, Kamden Kinney, Cason Waddell, Jy'Zavion Garmon, Trenton Hill, Peyton Howard, Cullen Rogers, and Patrick McGaha. Coaches are Michael Hill, Jeff Rogers, Jesse Garmon, and Keith Waddell. Tee-Ball Champions (Boys)

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

Krawfish for Kids to benefit Boys & Girls Club
Krawfish for Kids, featuring Louisiana-based food, along with children's activities, raffles and music by Charlie Muncaster, is set for June 27 at 5 p.m. at Nutwood Plantation to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia and the Southern Food Alliance, a nonprofit based at the University of

Fundraisers

Krawfish for Kids to benefit Boys & Girls Club Krawfish for Kids, featuring Louisiana-based food, along with children's activities, raffles and music by Charlie Muncaster, is set for June 27 at 5 p.m. at Nutwood Plantation to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia and the Southern Food Alliance, a nonprofit based at the University of

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

In response to a recent article, “LaGrange Leaders plan to implement curbside recycling,” all I can say to that is, “Good Grief!”
Wow; we only need “close to 15 percent of residents in LaGrange” to respond positively to a survey, and the city busts a gut to implement curbside recycling! Are we actually saying th

Since when did 15% constitute a majority?

In response to a recent article, “LaGrange Leaders plan to implement curbside recycling,” all I can say to that is, “Good Grief!” Wow; we only need “close to 15 percent of residents in LaGrange” to respond positively to a survey, and the city busts a gut to implement curbside recycling! Are we actually saying th

As school begins to wind down for the year, talk of vacation and activities planned for the summer begins to increase. In education circles, particularly schools and libraries, fear of the “Summer Slide” also begin to pick up.
The Summer Slide is the term used to describe the potential regression of skills seen from students during the

Library Blog: How to avoid the 'Summer Slide'

As school begins to wind down for the year, talk of vacation and activities planned for the summer begins to increase. In education circles, particularly schools and libraries, fear of the “Summer Slide” also begin to pick up. The Summer Slide is the term used to describe the potential regression of skills seen from students during the





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