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A LaGrange man was charged Thursday with multiple felonies stemming from a shooting that occurred early Monday morning near Fendig Street.
Mario Cannon, 27, of Revis Street is charged with aggravated assault, weapons violations and street-gang participation following the a nonfatal shooting in which Cannon allegedly fired at another man who was wa

Police make arrest in Monday shooting

A LaGrange man was charged Thursday with multiple felonies stemming from a shooting that occurred early Monday morning near Fendig Street. Mario Cannon, 27, of Revis Street is charged with aggravated assault, weapons violations and street-gang participation following the a nonfatal shooting in which Cannon allegedly fired at another man who was wa

NEWBERRY — A Colorado man wanted for stealing a car from that state held law enforcement at bay for about four hours Friday after he took his 4-year-old daughter hostage in his ex-wife's house on S.C. 395, close to the Saluda County line.
Shannon Joseph Smith, 44, was taken into custody without incident around 7:30 p.m., Sheriff Lee Foster s

Hostage situation Friday night ends without incident

NEWBERRY — A Colorado man wanted for stealing a car from that state held law enforcement at bay for about four hours Friday after he took his 4-year-old daughter hostage in his ex-wife's house on S.C. 395, close to the Saluda County line. Shannon Joseph Smith, 44, was taken into custody without incident around 7:30 p.m., Sheriff Lee Foster s

Under a recent ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court, as many as a thousand misdemeanor offenders in Troup County who've failed to comply with the terms of their probation are having their arrest warrants canceled, effectively walking free.
In a nutshell, the November ruling by the high court says that state law doesn't allow for probationers' sente

Under ruling, some offenders go free

Under a recent ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court, as many as a thousand misdemeanor offenders in Troup County who've failed to comply with the terms of their probation are having their arrest warrants canceled, effectively walking free. In a nutshell, the November ruling by the high court says that state law doesn't allow for probationers' sente

Two arrested on felony drug charges

A LaGrange man and woman were arrested Thursday evening on drug charges after police responded to a suspicious persons call on North Greenwood Street. Michael T. Traylor, 29, and Brandi Pittman, 33, whose addresses were unavailable, were charged with felony possession of narcotics and intent to distribute narcotics after police allegedly found the

Sunday, Dec. 21
9:30 a.m.: Bethel United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents their cantata of “It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” during morning worship service. We invite you to worship with us. Rev. Merritt (Tuie) Wentz II is pastor.
10:45 a.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church celebrates the love of Jesus with “I Want To Be

The light of Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 21 9:30 a.m.: Bethel United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents their cantata of “It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” during morning worship service. We invite you to worship with us. Rev. Merritt (Tuie) Wentz II is pastor. 10:45 a.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church celebrates the love of Jesus with “I Want To Be

PICKENS— The investigation into the death of a 14-month old infant Oct. 17 by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) has resulted in an arrest.
Dec. 18 PCSO officers took 43 year old Angela Denise Brewer of Pickens into custody and charged Brewer murder/homicide by child abuse. Brewer was the victim's grandmother and sole caregiver on th

Grandmother arrested in death of infant

PICKENS— The investigation into the death of a 14-month old infant Oct. 17 by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) has resulted in an arrest. Dec. 18 PCSO officers took 43 year old Angela Denise Brewer of Pickens into custody and charged Brewer murder/homicide by child abuse. Brewer was the victim's grandmother and sole caregiver on th

Three miracles for Marion Campbell

VILANO BEACH, Fla. — You may have heard the bad news about the health of the old Swamp Fox, Marion Campbell, the one-time head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons – twice – but now there is some very good news. The former NFL defensive guru had agreed to meet an old friend for breakfast at a restaurant just a

Monday, Dec. 22-Tuesday, Dec. 23
• The Wallace Thomson Volunteers will have a $5 Jewelry & Accessories Sale in the hospital lobby on Monday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Cash, check, and debit/credit cards are accepted. Come finish your Christmas shopping and take advantage of the great prices.
Monday, Dec. 22-Friday

'Sunny' pillows for 70 children

Monday, Dec. 22-Tuesday, Dec. 23 • The Wallace Thomson Volunteers will have a $5 Jewelry & Accessories Sale in the hospital lobby on Monday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Cash, check, and debit/credit cards are accepted. Come finish your Christmas shopping and take advantage of the great prices. Monday, Dec. 22-Friday

The high-school season is over, but a handful of local athletes still have some football to play.
Seven players representing Callaway, LaGrange and Troup will be participating in postseason all-star games in the coming weeks.
That group includes Callaway's Terry Godwin, who was selected to play in the prestigious Under Armour All-America Game on

There's one more game to play

The high-school season is over, but a handful of local athletes still have some football to play. Seven players representing Callaway, LaGrange and Troup will be participating in postseason all-star games in the coming weeks. That group includes Callaway's Terry Godwin, who was selected to play in the prestigious Under Armour All-America Game on

JONESVILLE — The threat of inclement weather has once again forced the rescheduling of the Jonesville Christmas Parade.
The parade was originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, but had to be postponed because of rain. The parade was originally rescheduled for this Saturday, but the threat of inclement weather has forced it be rescheduled f

Jonesville Christmas Parade this Sunday

JONESVILLE — The threat of inclement weather has once again forced the rescheduling of the Jonesville Christmas Parade. The parade was originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, but had to be postponed because of rain. The parade was originally rescheduled for this Saturday, but the threat of inclement weather has forced it be rescheduled f

Plant to open in West Point, create 190 jobs

Hyundai Glovis Georgia, a logistics services company, is set to open a 310,080-square-foot facility in West Point, creating up to 190 jobs. Gov. Nathan Deal announced the move Thursday. “Georgia's booming automotive and logistics industries play critical roles in creating jobs and bringing investment to the state,” Deal said in a pres

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