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Deputies with the Troup County Sheriff's office continued their search Saturday for a missing elderly person.
Leroy Hubbard, 87, was last seen by family around 10:30 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 800 block of Shake Rag Road in southern Troup County.
He is described as an African-American male, roughly 6-feet tall, 160 pounds, with white hair and

Troup deputies fan out in search of missing 87 year old

Deputies with the Troup County Sheriff's office continued their search Saturday for a missing elderly person. Leroy Hubbard, 87, was last seen by family around 10:30 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 800 block of Shake Rag Road in southern Troup County. He is described as an African-American male, roughly 6-feet tall, 160 pounds, with white hair and

UNION COUNTY — The Lady Jackets softball team is one win away from a state championship repeat.
The Upper State Champion Union County softball team shut out the Lower State Champion Hartsville Red Foxes with a final score of 10-0 in Game 1 of the two-out-of-three-game state championship series.
Thursday's game was scoreless for the first tw

Lady Jackets beat Hartsville

UNION COUNTY — The Lady Jackets softball team is one win away from a state championship repeat. The Upper State Champion Union County softball team shut out the Lower State Champion Hartsville Red Foxes with a final score of 10-0 in Game 1 of the two-out-of-three-game state championship series. Thursday's game was scoreless for the first tw

Monday, May 25
• All residents, neighbors and friends are invited to celebrate “Community Day” from 6-9 p.m. The event will take place at the site of the former Cohen Street and McBeth Schools on Union Boulevard (Back of Dixie Curb Market). The event is sponsored by “Friends for a Better Community.”
The event will fe

Miss Newberry College addresses Civitans

Monday, May 25 • All residents, neighbors and friends are invited to celebrate “Community Day” from 6-9 p.m. The event will take place at the site of the former Cohen Street and McBeth Schools on Union Boulevard (Back of Dixie Curb Market). The event is sponsored by “Friends for a Better Community.” The event will fe

Diverse Power Foundation awards record number of scholarships

The Diverse Power Foundation recently presented scholarships to 44 students within the service territory of Diverse Power Incorporated, marking a record number of awards distributed in one year. Selection of Diverse Power Foundation scholarship winners is based on grades, SAT scores, extracurricular activities, personal character, civic responsibi

Saturday, May 23
8 a.m.-noon: Life Changing Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, will have a free giveaway of men's, women's, and children's clothing and pocketbooks and shoes.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church Community Outreach Ministry holds an infant care ministry giveaway and lunch.
3 p.m.: The McBeth Baptist Church Usher's Ministry &a

Remember those who died defending freedom

Saturday, May 23 8 a.m.-noon: Life Changing Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, will have a free giveaway of men's, women's, and children's clothing and pocketbooks and shoes. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church Community Outreach Ministry holds an infant care ministry giveaway and lunch. 3 p.m.: The McBeth Baptist Church Usher's Ministry &a

A former Kia assembly plant employee accused of shooting a co-worker in April had a history of mental illness and was being “picked on” at work prior to the shooting, a police investigator testified Thursday.
The alleged shooter, Gabriel Raines, 38, of Newnan, appeared in Troup County Magistrate Court for a probable cause hearing and w

Kia shooting suspect appears in court

A former Kia assembly plant employee accused of shooting a co-worker in April had a history of mental illness and was being “picked on” at work prior to the shooting, a police investigator testified Thursday. The alleged shooter, Gabriel Raines, 38, of Newnan, appeared in Troup County Magistrate Court for a probable cause hearing and w

A potential affiliation deal between WellStar and Emory heath systems is more than a year out, but when – and if – it happens, LaGrange's only hospital could undergo yet further changes.
West Georgia Health announced Tuesday its board of trustees voted to sign a letter of intent to affiliate with WellStar. It's far from a done deal, bu

CEO: LaGrange would have voice in Emory-WellStar deal

A potential affiliation deal between WellStar and Emory heath systems is more than a year out, but when – and if – it happens, LaGrange's only hospital could undergo yet further changes. West Georgia Health announced Tuesday its board of trustees voted to sign a letter of intent to affiliate with WellStar. It's far from a done deal, bu

West Georgia Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day service 11 a.m. Monday at Meadoway Gardens Cemetery, 3293 Hamilton Road.
“Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values,” said Bernard Bledsoe, adjutant, PFC George Eiland Detachment

Memorial Day services on tap

West Georgia Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day service 11 a.m. Monday at Meadoway Gardens Cemetery, 3293 Hamilton Road. “Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values,” said Bernard Bledsoe, adjutant, PFC George Eiland Detachment

Callaway Gardens hosts Memorial Day events

PINE MOUNTAIN — Callaway Garden hosts a Memorial Day Weekend Festival today through Monday featuring music and water sports athletes competing at the Nautique 56th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament. The championship waterskiing and wakeboarding competition is on Robin Lake. Athletes representing more than a dozen countries will comp

A man faces drug charges after LaGrange Police Department officers pulled over a silver sedan for allegedly driving without headlights on about midnight at the intersection of Pine and Alford streets.
When officers stopped the vehicle, they allegedly saw a glass smoking device behind the passenger seat. They then searched the car and found a clear

Man wanted in Tennessee arrested in LaGrange

A man faces drug charges after LaGrange Police Department officers pulled over a silver sedan for allegedly driving without headlights on about midnight at the intersection of Pine and Alford streets. When officers stopped the vehicle, they allegedly saw a glass smoking device behind the passenger seat. They then searched the car and found a clear

Troup County Board of Education on Thursday approved moving forward with a tentative budget of $99,196,194.
The tentative budget will be advertised and the Board of Education is set to vote next month on adopting the final budget. The upcoming year's budget shows about a $4.2 million increase over last year due to less being money cut from the sta

Budget clears 1st BOE hurdle

Troup County Board of Education on Thursday approved moving forward with a tentative budget of $99,196,194. The tentative budget will be advertised and the Board of Education is set to vote next month on adopting the final budget. The upcoming year's budget shows about a $4.2 million increase over last year due to less being money cut from the sta

The Georgia State Patrol said two people were killed and two people were injured after an SUV that law enforcement officials said was driving the wrong direction in the northbound lane of Interstate 185 Thursday night collided head on with another SUV. According to GSP, the two victims killed were in a red SUV that officials believe was struck

2 killed in crash

The Georgia State Patrol said two people were killed and two people were injured after an SUV that law enforcement officials said was driving the wrong direction in the northbound lane of Interstate 185 Thursday night collided head on with another SUV. According to GSP, the two victims killed were in a red SUV that officials believe was struck

Saturday
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Churches: Trinity SDA Church Prayer and Bible Study Center at 710 Jenkins St. holds a free Bible study from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pastor Walter Gordon, 706-812-0760
Sunday
Events: Members of the West Georgia Veterans Council

In our community

Saturday Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Churches: Trinity SDA Church Prayer and Bible Study Center at 710 Jenkins St. holds a free Bible study from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pastor Walter Gordon, 706-812-0760 Sunday Events: Members of the West Georgia Veterans Council

A woman was banned from the CAFI Head Start school on McGregor Street after two incidents where she allegedly confronted and used profanity toward a teacher.
A school official reported that the mother began cursing at the teacher and causing a disturbance at the playground after a disagreement Tuesday, and then Wednesday began cursing at the teach

Mother banned from school after alleged disturbances

A woman was banned from the CAFI Head Start school on McGregor Street after two incidents where she allegedly confronted and used profanity toward a teacher. A school official reported that the mother began cursing at the teacher and causing a disturbance at the playground after a disagreement Tuesday, and then Wednesday began cursing at the teach

When the LaGrange Grangers convene for the 2016 season, there'll be a new head baseball coach calling the shots.
Whoever that coach is will have a talented roster on hand, with many of the players who helped the Grangers reach the state playoffs this season set to return.
There will be some big holes to fill with five seniors moving on, including

Program in fine shape for new coach

When the LaGrange Grangers convene for the 2016 season, there'll be a new head baseball coach calling the shots. Whoever that coach is will have a talented roster on hand, with many of the players who helped the Grangers reach the state playoffs this season set to return. There will be some big holes to fill with five seniors moving on, including

Friday, May 22
• The Wallace Thomson Volunteers will hold a $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale in the front lobbyof Wallace Thomson Hospital. The sale will be held Thursday, May 21 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, May 22 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Whitmire Community School will hold the 3rd annual players vs. coaches/staff softball games beginni

MES students enjoy their new books

Friday, May 22 • The Wallace Thomson Volunteers will hold a $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale in the front lobbyof Wallace Thomson Hospital. The sale will be held Thursday, May 21 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, May 22 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. • Whitmire Community School will hold the 3rd annual players vs. coaches/staff softball games beginni

UNION COUNTY — After graduation, one Union County basketball standout will become an Spartanburg Methodist Pioneer.
The next step in Union County standout Mariana Eison's basketball career was announced Wednesday when she signed to play with the SMC Lady Pioneer basketball program. Eison was joined by her family — Ariel Eison, Marion E

Eison to be Lady Pioneer

UNION COUNTY — After graduation, one Union County basketball standout will become an Spartanburg Methodist Pioneer. The next step in Union County standout Mariana Eison's basketball career was announced Wednesday when she signed to play with the SMC Lady Pioneer basketball program. Eison was joined by her family — Ariel Eison, Marion E

Fairfield Memorial Hospital CEO to retire

WINNSBORO — Fairfield Memorial Hospital CEO Mike Williams has notified Fairfield Memorial Hospital he intends to retire. Williams' retirement is effective Sept. 1, as he will continue to fulfill his role as CEO until his contract expires June 30. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Mike Williams has notified FMH Board of T

WINNSBORO — Winnsboro is set to honor Memorial Day in a big way.
Monday, there will be a parade on Congress Street, the dedication of a new World War II monument at Mt. Zion Institute and a special Memorial Day Program at Mt. Zion Institute.
“I'm anticipating anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people will be at this celebration,” said B

Memorial Day celebration set for Monday

WINNSBORO — Winnsboro is set to honor Memorial Day in a big way. Monday, there will be a parade on Congress Street, the dedication of a new World War II monument at Mt. Zion Institute and a special Memorial Day Program at Mt. Zion Institute. “I'm anticipating anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people will be at this celebration,” said B

A matter of choices and priorities

Do you know why “some” parents do not pay their children's lunch fees, and/or after-school program ACE fees on time? Of course we do – because if “some” parents “complain” loud enough and long enough, some good people will take care of some parents' responsibilities for them. If “some” people c





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