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Congress says, 'War Powers? What War Powers?'

A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation's ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence of Congress in the midst of this war is cowardly and shameful,” he said. “[T]his Congress, the very body that is so quick to argue agai

A suspect in the April 14 fatal shooting of a man on McGregor Street made his first appearance in Troup County Magistrate Court on Thursday for a probable cause hearing.
Cordarius Collier, 21, is charged with five counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and five counts of violating the Ge

Murder suspect appears in court

A suspect in the April 14 fatal shooting of a man on McGregor Street made his first appearance in Troup County Magistrate Court on Thursday for a probable cause hearing. Cordarius Collier, 21, is charged with five counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and five counts of violating the Ge

Winners in the City of Thomaston's Kids Fishing Derby were (front row) Mckensie Dunn, Carolina, Emily Jett, Ridge Wright, (second row) Hunter Middlebrooks, Dylan Hensley, Lionel Daniel, Highland Roberts Tanner Meeks, (back row) Savannah Muse, Luke Taylor, Michael Pollman, Sydney Pollman, James Muse, Tyler Sewell, and Hayden Roberts.
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2015 Kids Fishing Derby

Winners in the City of Thomaston's Kids Fishing Derby were (front row) Mckensie Dunn, Carolina, Emily Jett, Ridge Wright, (second row) Hunter Middlebrooks, Dylan Hensley, Lionel Daniel, Highland Roberts Tanner Meeks, (back row) Savannah Muse, Luke Taylor, Michael Pollman, Sydney Pollman, James Muse, Tyler Sewell, and Hayden Roberts. Displaying the

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

The Super Heroes of MES

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

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

Saturday, May 30
8 a.m.-Until: The Men of Corinth Baptist Church will have a Fish Fry. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Fish and Grits Plates will be served. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-until. Fish plates, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. will be served. The Fish Fry will be held at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church Park

What will be your answer to this question?

Saturday, May 30 8 a.m.-Until: The Men of Corinth Baptist Church will have a Fish Fry. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Fish and Grits Plates will be served. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-until. Fish plates, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. will be served. The Fish Fry will be held at the future home of Corinth Baptist Church Park

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.

UNION COUNTY — Local students will have the opportunity to receive help on the basketball court from an NBA star.
Trevor Booker — Utah Jazz power forward and former standout for Clemson and Union County High School — will host his annual basketball camp June 5-6 at Union County High School. The camp has traditionally been a one-d

Booker hosts basketball camp

UNION COUNTY — Local students will have the opportunity to receive help on the basketball court from an NBA star. Trevor Booker — Utah Jazz power forward and former standout for Clemson and Union County High School — will host his annual basketball camp June 5-6 at Union County High School. The camp has traditionally been a one-d

Pomaria-Garmany Elementary Archery Team members traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the National Archery In Our Schools National Tournament on May 7. More than 12,000 shooters came from 43 states and 18 of those were from PGE. Archers shot in the target tournament on May 8 and scored 2,859 which was 91 points higher than their best previous score. The

PGE archery team going to World Tournament

Pomaria-Garmany Elementary Archery Team members traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the National Archery In Our Schools National Tournament on May 7. More than 12,000 shooters came from 43 states and 18 of those were from PGE. Archers shot in the target tournament on May 8 and scored 2,859 which was 91 points higher than their best previous score. The

UNION COUNTY — A grant that helps high school students take welding at the Union County Advanced Technology Center has been renewed for what will be its fifth and final year.
UCATC Site Coordinator Kathy Jo Lancaster announced that for the fifth year in a row, the center has been awarded a grant that helps high school students enroll in Spar

UCATC receives $10,000 grant

UNION COUNTY — A grant that helps high school students take welding at the Union County Advanced Technology Center has been renewed for what will be its fifth and final year. UCATC Site Coordinator Kathy Jo Lancaster announced that for the fifth year in a row, the center has been awarded a grant that helps high school students enroll in Spar

PAULINE — A Pauline girl with family ties to Union County has been chosen to compete in the National American Miss South Carolina Pageant in June.
In a statement released this week, National American Miss announced that Destiny Marie Lawson, 14, a Pauline resident, has been chosen “as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Sout

Lawson to compete in pageant

PAULINE — A Pauline girl with family ties to Union County has been chosen to compete in the National American Miss South Carolina Pageant in June. In a statement released this week, National American Miss announced that Destiny Marie Lawson, 14, a Pauline resident, has been chosen “as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Sout

County assessors vs. reality of home values

Have you seen the advertisements to make millions in real estate by investing in rental properties? Well I might be the person to invest with since it seems – according to the Troup County Board of Assessors – that my eight purchases of property in Troup County over the past two to three years have appreciated anywhere from 50 percent t

Hi folks, my name is Kibble. I can add a lot of fun and laughs to your house, why not give me a try? To adopt me or for more information, contact David Brown by calling 803-718-5830 or Janice Emerson by calling 803-447-3602. You can visit me at the Fairfield County Animal Adoption Center. The adoption center now has low cost spay/neuter every Wedne

Kibble is the Pet of the Week

Hi folks, my name is Kibble. I can add a lot of fun and laughs to your house, why not give me a try? To adopt me or for more information, contact David Brown by calling 803-718-5830 or Janice Emerson by calling 803-447-3602. You can visit me at the Fairfield County Animal Adoption Center. The adoption center now has low cost spay/neuter every Wedne

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

House rejects bill to allow medical marijuana discussions

The House rejected a proposal April 30 to allow doctors at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals to discuss the use of medical marijuana with patients. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's (D-OR) amendment to the first fiscal 2016 appropriations bill of the year, which funds the VA and military construction projects, failed narrowly by a vote of 210-213. A t

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





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