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Three people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning after a gunman fired into a crowd of people leaving a venue on Lafayette Parkway.
The victims were among a crowd leaving The Red Room at 1379 Lafayette Parkway when an unknown gunman opened fire, according to a press release from LaGrange Police Department. One victim, an 18 year old fro

Shots fired into crowd, 3 injured

Three people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning after a gunman fired into a crowd of people leaving a venue on Lafayette Parkway. The victims were among a crowd leaving The Red Room at 1379 Lafayette Parkway when an unknown gunman opened fire, according to a press release from LaGrange Police Department. One victim, an 18 year old fro

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

UNION COUNTY — Over the past two years Union County High School student Devin McNeil set the school record for the 400-yard dash then broke it a year later and earlier this month was the only UCHS athlete to represent his school and community at a state track meet.
The son of James and Sheila McNeil, Devin, a junior has been a member of the

The heart to finish the race

UNION COUNTY — Over the past two years Union County High School student Devin McNeil set the school record for the 400-yard dash then broke it a year later and earlier this month was the only UCHS athlete to represent his school and community at a state track meet. The son of James and Sheila McNeil, Devin, a junior has been a member of the

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

LifeSouth blood drives
LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area:
• Chambers County Library in Valley, Alabama, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday.
• Walmart of Valley, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday.
CASA seeking volunteers
CASA of Troup County Inc. – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is in need of community

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LifeSouth blood drives LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area: • Chambers County Library in Valley, Alabama, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday. • Walmart of Valley, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday. CASA seeking volunteers CASA of Troup County Inc. – Court Appointed Special Advocates – is in need of community

UNION COUNTY — On July 1 Union County will assume full responsibility for the operation and funding of the Union County EMS.
In April, the Union Hospital District Board of Trustees voted to to approve a resolution authorizing the district's CEO and the board's chairman and vice chairman to complete negotiations on a lease and operations tran

EMS added to county system

UNION COUNTY — On July 1 Union County will assume full responsibility for the operation and funding of the Union County EMS. In April, the Union Hospital District Board of Trustees voted to to approve a resolution authorizing the district's CEO and the board's chairman and vice chairman to complete negotiations on a lease and operations tran

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

It was a familiar scene at LaGrange College's practice field, with the coaches encouraging the players and leading them through a handful of drills.
There was one big difference, though.
The players who were on the receiving end of the coaching were a bit younger than usual.
The Panthers Youth Football Camp, under the direction of LaGrange Colle

Future Panthers put in the work

It was a familiar scene at LaGrange College's practice field, with the coaches encouraging the players and leading them through a handful of drills. There was one big difference, though. The players who were on the receiving end of the coaching were a bit younger than usual. The Panthers Youth Football Camp, under the direction of LaGrange Colle

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

The wheels in Chris Bryant's head started turning a little more than two years ago.
His friend and fellow triathlete, David Cochran, heard that the longtime owner of Goldens Bikes, then on Harwell Avenue, was looking to sell the business.
“David showed an interest in it, and he asked me if I would be interested in being a partner — an

Owners roll Goldens Bikes in to downtown

The wheels in Chris Bryant's head started turning a little more than two years ago. His friend and fellow triathlete, David Cochran, heard that the longtime owner of Goldens Bikes, then on Harwell Avenue, was looking to sell the business. “David showed an interest in it, and he asked me if I would be interested in being a partner — an

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





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