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Matthew Strother

Position: Content Manager/Editor
E-Mail Address: mstrother@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 706-884-7311

Latest Stories by Matthew Strother

This morning, I was made aware that a page designer made a poor choice of words in a print story in the weekend edition.
When a story states it will continue on another page, we use what is called a “jumpline” as a one-word title for that continued story, which typically is a word from the story's headline. In this case, the designer i

Editor's note regarding weekend print edition

This morning, I was made aware that a page designer made a poor choice of words in a print story in the weekend edition. When a story states it will continue on another page, we use what is called a “jumpline” as a one-word title for that continued story, which typically is a word from the story's headline. In this case, the designer i

The Troup County School System is looking to revise its policy for smartphone and tablet use at schools and move toward more technologically connected campuses.
Schools underwent network upgrades last year to accommodate wireless devices and increase capacity for more Internet connections with part of the plan to allow students to use mobile devic

TCSS looks to revise device policy

The Troup County School System is looking to revise its policy for smartphone and tablet use at schools and move toward more technologically connected campuses. Schools underwent network upgrades last year to accommodate wireless devices and increase capacity for more Internet connections with part of the plan to allow students to use mobile devic

Relay for Life, group events to raise funds for cancer research
The Relay for Life event is set for April 24 from 6 p.m. until midnight at Chris Joseph Track. Proceeds benefit cancer research.
Teams competing will host various fundraisers leading up to the event:
• Apple iPad Air Raffle. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. The drawing for

Fundraisers

Relay for Life, group events to raise funds for cancer research The Relay for Life event is set for April 24 from 6 p.m. until midnight at Chris Joseph Track. Proceeds benefit cancer research. Teams competing will host various fundraisers leading up to the event: • Apple iPad Air Raffle. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. The drawing for

When LaGrange High School junior Emily Flowers decided to take on a service project, as part of a self-proclaimed “big animal family,” she quickly decided that she wanted to put her effort toward helping the animals housed in the LaGrange Animal Shelter.
The teen delivered last week her first 10 beds for dogs at the shelter. She raised

Teen starts mission to help animals at shelter

When LaGrange High School junior Emily Flowers decided to take on a service project, as part of a self-proclaimed “big animal family,” she quickly decided that she wanted to put her effort toward helping the animals housed in the LaGrange Animal Shelter. The teen delivered last week her first 10 beds for dogs at the shelter. She raised

Tina and Glenn Quiggle share a love that not many can relate to – born of trials and triumph over cancer, which they both were diagnosed with during their last nine years as husband and wife. Nine years ago, Tina Quiggle was excited after Glenn Quiggle proposed to her after dating for five years. Six weeks before the couple was set to we

Survivors' love helped them heal

Tina and Glenn Quiggle share a love that not many can relate to – born of trials and triumph over cancer, which they both were diagnosed with during their last nine years as husband and wife. Nine years ago, Tina Quiggle was excited after Glenn Quiggle proposed to her after dating for five years. Six weeks before the couple was set to we

Relay for Life, group events to raise funds for cancer research
The Relay for Life event is set for April 24 from 6 p.m. until midnight at Chris Joseph Track. Proceeds benefit cancer research.
Teams competing will host various fundraisers leading up to the event:
• Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program on Friday. Relay for Life team mem

Fundraisers

Relay for Life, group events to raise funds for cancer research The Relay for Life event is set for April 24 from 6 p.m. until midnight at Chris Joseph Track. Proceeds benefit cancer research. Teams competing will host various fundraisers leading up to the event: • Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program on Friday. Relay for Life team mem

LifeSouth blood drives
LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area:
• Point University of West Point, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday.
• Market on Jefferson of LaGrange, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Drivers needed for disabled veterans
The Disabled American Veterans van needs volunteer drivers to take veterans

You can help

LifeSouth blood drives LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area: • Point University of West Point, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday. • Market on Jefferson of LaGrange, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Saturday. Drivers needed for disabled veterans The Disabled American Veterans van needs volunteer drivers to take veterans

Church raising funds for mission trips
Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for First Baptist Church in Hogansville's spaghetti dinner, set for Friday, to raise funds for mission trips. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 5-12 and free for 4 and under with family tickets for $25. Tickets available from church members, or call Kathleen Warr

Fundraisers

Church raising funds for mission trips Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for First Baptist Church in Hogansville's spaghetti dinner, set for Friday, to raise funds for mission trips. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 5-12 and free for 4 and under with family tickets for $25. Tickets available from church members, or call Kathleen Warr

LifeSouth blood drives
LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area:
• InterCall of Valley, Alabama, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday.
• Lafayette Christian School on Hamilton Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday.
• New Community Church of LaGrange from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Drivers needed for disabled veterans
The Disabled A

You can help

LifeSouth blood drives LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area: • InterCall of Valley, Alabama, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday. • Lafayette Christian School on Hamilton Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. • New Community Church of LaGrange from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Drivers needed for disabled veterans The Disabled A

Newberry Middle School honor roll

NEWBERRY — Newberry Middle School recently announced its honors for the first and second quarters. Students named to the A Honor Roll had an overall average of A in all classes with no class below C; students named to the B Honor Roll had an overall average of a B in all classes with no class below a C; and students named to the Principal's H





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