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COLUMBUS – After vanquishing the first five opponents on their schedule, the Troup Tigers finally met their match.
The Tigers got a strong starting pitching performance from Winston Turner, but it was the Patriots capturing a 3-1 victory on their home field Monday afternoon.
The Tigers will carry a 5-1 record into Thursday's home game again

Tigers finally meet their match

COLUMBUS – After vanquishing the first five opponents on their schedule, the Troup Tigers finally met their match. The Tigers got a strong starting pitching performance from Winston Turner, but it was the Patriots capturing a 3-1 victory on their home field Monday afternoon. The Tigers will carry a 5-1 record into Thursday's home game again

COLUMBUS - Their quest for a second consecutive region soccer championship has hit a speed bump.
After getting a goal from Qua Tucker to pull even in the second half of Monday's showdown against the Columbus Blue Devils, the LaGrange Grangers ended up losing 2-1.
The game was decided when a Columbus player fell in the penalty area, and one of the

Grangers lose region showdown

COLUMBUS - Their quest for a second consecutive region soccer championship has hit a speed bump. After getting a goal from Qua Tucker to pull even in the second half of Monday's showdown against the Columbus Blue Devils, the LaGrange Grangers ended up losing 2-1. The game was decided when a Columbus player fell in the penalty area, and one of the

LifeSouth blood drives
LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area:
• Johnny's New York Style Pizza in downtown West Point, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday.
• West Point First United Methodist Church, 306 E. 7th St., 3–5 p.m. Wednesday.
• Capital City Bank in downtown West Point, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Frida

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LifeSouth blood drives LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area: • Johnny's New York Style Pizza in downtown West Point, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday. • West Point First United Methodist Church, 306 E. 7th St., 3–5 p.m. Wednesday. • Capital City Bank in downtown West Point, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Frida

Woman's Club to host barbecue fundraiser

The LaGrange Woman's Club Barbecue is set for 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. March 25 at the Bellevue parking lot. Tickets are $10. Hog Heaven will provide the barbecue. Dessert will be included. LaGrange Woman's Club members are selling tickets. Anyone interested may also contact Bellevue at 706-884-1832 for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Thomaston City Council will have a request to form a citizens' police review committee on their agenda for tonight. George Carreker brought the issue up and the council's meeting on February 17, and after discussion with Mayor Hays Arnold, Carreker said he would seek to have it put on the March 3 agenda.
Carreker spoke up during the public com

Police review committee on agenda

The Thomaston City Council will have a request to form a citizens' police review committee on their agenda for tonight. George Carreker brought the issue up and the council's meeting on February 17, and after discussion with Mayor Hays Arnold, Carreker said he would seek to have it put on the March 3 agenda. Carreker spoke up during the public com

Today
Events: The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Broad Street in LaGrange.
Ethel W. Kight Elementary School hosts Family Read Night from 5:30–7 p.m.
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Troup High School Band Booster

In our community

Today Events: The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Broad Street in LaGrange. Ethel W. Kight Elementary School hosts Family Read Night from 5:30–7 p.m. Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Troup High School Band Booster

There weren't any green eggs, nor ham, but there were plenty of smiles this morning at West Point Elementary School as students celebrated the late Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday as part of national Read Across America Day.
West Point Police Sgt. Tunya Brown, a public information officer, visited students for a reading of one of Seuss's books. She pre

Students, leaders celebrate Seuss

There weren't any green eggs, nor ham, but there were plenty of smiles this morning at West Point Elementary School as students celebrated the late Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday as part of national Read Across America Day. West Point Police Sgt. Tunya Brown, a public information officer, visited students for a reading of one of Seuss's books. She pre

TCSS pre-K, kindergarten registration dates set

Troup County School System has announced the dates for pre-K and kindergarten registration as March 23–27. If a parent or legal guardian does not register their child or children during these dates, a classroom spot is not guaranteed. “It is important for students to be registered early because it gives parents an opportunity to recei

A Commerce Avenue convenience store owner told police Saturday morning a customer attacked him in his store.
The man told police the suspect purchased a scratch-off lottery ticket and walked to a set of video games machines in the store to scratch the ticket. After scratching the ticket, he walked back to the store owner and accused him of selling

Man allegedly attacks store owner over lotto ticket

A Commerce Avenue convenience store owner told police Saturday morning a customer attacked him in his store. The man told police the suspect purchased a scratch-off lottery ticket and walked to a set of video games machines in the store to scratch the ticket. After scratching the ticket, he walked back to the store owner and accused him of selling

Panthers stay in state for NCAA opener

It'll be a short road trip for the LaGrange College Panthers. After beating Maryville to win the USA South championship on Saturday, the Panthers knew they were headed to the NCAA Division III national tournament. The Panthers had to wait until Monday, though, to find out where they'd be playing their first-round game, and who their opponent woul

LaGrange netters split with Central

The LaGrange High boys' tennis team maintained its perfect start to the season with a home win over Central-Carroll on Monday. The Grangers didn't drop a match while improving to 3-0 on the young season. The LaGrange girls' team, meanwhile, fell to Central-Carroll 3-2. In the boys' match, the Grangers won all three of the singles matches, and bo

They avoided a sweep.
The LaGrange College Panthers lost a pair of baseball games to Maryville on Saturday, meaning they needed to bounce back on Sunday to avoid getting swept in the three-game series.
The Panthers made it happen, capturing a 7-3 victory on their home field.
The Panthers (3-7 overall) improved to 3-6 against USA South opponents.

Panthers salvage win in series

They avoided a sweep. The LaGrange College Panthers lost a pair of baseball games to Maryville on Saturday, meaning they needed to bounce back on Sunday to avoid getting swept in the three-game series. The Panthers made it happen, capturing a 7-3 victory on their home field. The Panthers (3-7 overall) improved to 3-6 against USA South opponents.

Cavaliers bounce back for road win

The Callaway Cavaliers bounced back in fine fashion from their first loss of the season. On Friday, the Cavaliers fell behind 4-0 to Hardaway, and while they fought back to make things interesting, they lost 4-2. On Saturday, the Cavaliers were on the road to face Stephenson, and they overcome a 3-2 deficit to win 8-4 and improve their record to

Court Reports

NEWBERRY — The following guilty pleas were heard last week in General Sessions Court: • Stephanie Francina Dawkins, 41, of 1204 Feaster St., Whitmire, drugs/possession of less than one gram of meth or cocaine base, first offense, three years, suspended; two years probation. • Douglas Eugene Inman, 23, 920 Central Ave., Whitmire,

Replace Scott Alvarez as chief attorney for Federal Reserve Board

Dear editor, Alvarez has so much influence that he is often called the “eighth governor of the seventh governor board of the Federal Reserve.” Alvarez joined the Fed during the George W. Bush administration. He was so committed to deregulation that he stuck stubbornly to deregulation even in the face of outright bank fraud. If we ever

In our community

Today Meetings: Troup County School System hosts a public hearing at 6 p.m. on the proposal to close Mountville Elementary School at the school, 4117 Greenville Road. Hogansville City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Tuesday Events: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving

Thanks to some lock-down pitching from Tristain Daugherty and Logan Moody, the LaGrange Grangers have their first win of the season.
Facing Starr's Mill in a road game on Saturday, the Grangers held on for a 2-1 victory to get their first win after a pair of losses to open the season.
Daugherty got the start and allowed just one run in four innin

Grangers collect first win

Thanks to some lock-down pitching from Tristain Daugherty and Logan Moody, the LaGrange Grangers have their first win of the season. Facing Starr's Mill in a road game on Saturday, the Grangers held on for a 2-1 victory to get their first win after a pair of losses to open the season. Daugherty got the start and allowed just one run in four innin

It's all about getting hot at the right time.
The LaGrange College Panthers dropped four consecutive games in late January and early February, leaving them in danger of missing out on the USA South conference tournament.
Only the top eight teams in the conference were going to qualify for the tournament, and after the Panthers lost a home game to

It's twice as nice

It's all about getting hot at the right time. The LaGrange College Panthers dropped four consecutive games in late January and early February, leaving them in danger of missing out on the USA South conference tournament. Only the top eight teams in the conference were going to qualify for the tournament, and after the Panthers lost a home game to

The LaGrange College golf team kicked the spring season off in style, using a strong final round to take the top spot in the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate Invitational on Sunday.
The Panthers were four shots off the pace following Saturday's first round, but they charged back on the final day to win by four strokes.
The Panthers followed up th

LC golfers open with a win

The LaGrange College golf team kicked the spring season off in style, using a strong final round to take the top spot in the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate Invitational on Sunday. The Panthers were four shots off the pace following Saturday's first round, but they charged back on the final day to win by four strokes. The Panthers followed up th

The biggest news out of the General Assembly this week was the passing of House Bill 1 known as “Haleigh's Hope Act.”
It was overwhelmingly approved by a margin of 157-2. This legislation is widely known as the cannabis oil bill which would change certain provisions relating to the use of marijuana for the treatment of specified medica

Weekly legislative update

The biggest news out of the General Assembly this week was the passing of House Bill 1 known as “Haleigh's Hope Act.” It was overwhelmingly approved by a margin of 157-2. This legislation is widely known as the cannabis oil bill which would change certain provisions relating to the use of marijuana for the treatment of specified medica





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