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The Georgia State Patrol has released the names of the victims in the May 21 wrong-way crash on Interstate 185.
Kirklann Baker, 31, and Michael Dillion, 48, both of Panama City, Florida, were killed when a 2015 Toyota Rav 4 they were riding in was hit head on by a 2003 Toyota Sequoia, GSP officials said.
The Sequoia was driven by Humphry Semo, 25

GSP identifies wrong-way crash victims

The Georgia State Patrol has released the names of the victims in the May 21 wrong-way crash on Interstate 185. Kirklann Baker, 31, and Michael Dillion, 48, both of Panama City, Florida, were killed when a 2015 Toyota Rav 4 they were riding in was hit head on by a 2003 Toyota Sequoia, GSP officials said. The Sequoia was driven by Humphry Semo, 25

PROSPERITY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a person of interest in a theft from a dock at a Peninsula Drive residence on Lake Murray.
The theft took place on Saturday, May 30 around 11 p.m. The suspect(s) went on the dock and stole gasoline and rummaged through the items on the boat that were tied there. If

Person of interest sought in dock theft

PROSPERITY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a person of interest in a theft from a dock at a Peninsula Drive residence on Lake Murray. The theft took place on Saturday, May 30 around 11 p.m. The suspect(s) went on the dock and stole gasoline and rummaged through the items on the boat that were tied there. If

Seminar on learning disabilities is June 10

CLEMSON – The Learning Disabilities Association and Clemson University Disability Services are holding a seminar on June 10 for parents who need help knowing what their child needs should learning disabilities crop up in school The parenting seminar will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Clemson's Academic Success Center. Those who attend wil

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — With summer underway, Fairfield Community Food Bank seeks child-friendly summertime snacks.
Diane Williams, assistant coordinator for Fairfield Community Food Bank, explained the summer months bring a greater demand for food for Fairfield County children.
“The kids are out of school, and they're not getting their sc

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — With summer underway, Fairfield Community Food Bank seeks child-friendly summertime snacks. Diane Williams, assistant coordinator for Fairfield Community Food Bank, explained the summer months bring a greater demand for food for Fairfield County children. “The kids are out of school, and they're not getting their sc

Hogansville City Council is eyeing using use special-purpose, local-options sales tax, or SPLOST, funds left over from last year toward improvements to its water tower.
City Council met May 26 for a work session retreat in Newnan to discuss issues the city is facing and plans to solve them.
“We had a very productive meeting and we discussed

Hogansville City Council retreat recap

Hogansville City Council is eyeing using use special-purpose, local-options sales tax, or SPLOST, funds left over from last year toward improvements to its water tower. City Council met May 26 for a work session retreat in Newnan to discuss issues the city is facing and plans to solve them. “We had a very productive meeting and we discussed

Kathy Carlisle spoke to Hogansville City Council members Monday during council's meeting and noted the progress being made for THINC Academy, building renovations and how the program will operate at its expected Aug. 10 opening.
“We can make a major difference with kids in Troup County,” said Carlisle. “Our kids will have the opp

THINC Academy readies for enrollment

Kathy Carlisle spoke to Hogansville City Council members Monday during council's meeting and noted the progress being made for THINC Academy, building renovations and how the program will operate at its expected Aug. 10 opening. “We can make a major difference with kids in Troup County,” said Carlisle. “Our kids will have the opp

County commissioners held two public hearings on the 2015 millage rate Tuesday at the government center on Ridley Avenue.
Although the legal notice published by the county refers to the intentions as an “increase” to property taxes, the millage rate will remain the same for the third year in a row if the proposal is approved by commiss

County considers millage

County commissioners held two public hearings on the 2015 millage rate Tuesday at the government center on Ridley Avenue. Although the legal notice published by the county refers to the intentions as an “increase” to property taxes, the millage rate will remain the same for the third year in a row if the proposal is approved by commiss

The search for a missing 87-year-old Troup County man entered a new phase this week as sheriff's deputies suspended their foot search and turned to the public for help.
Leroy Hubbard of Shake Rag Road in southern Troup County was last seen at his home May 22, according to sheriff's Sgt. Stewart Smith, a public information officer.
“The big

Search for missing man 'wide open'

The search for a missing 87-year-old Troup County man entered a new phase this week as sheriff's deputies suspended their foot search and turned to the public for help. Leroy Hubbard of Shake Rag Road in southern Troup County was last seen at his home May 22, according to sheriff's Sgt. Stewart Smith, a public information officer. “The big

UNION — Music lovers still have a chance to reserve seats for the “From Beethoven to Brahms' concert at Rose Hill Plantation.
In a statement released Monday, Rose Hill Plantation Historic Site Park Interpreter Elizabeth Moses announced that there are still “a few seats left for this special musical performance on Saturday, June 6

A few seats left for concert

UNION — Music lovers still have a chance to reserve seats for the “From Beethoven to Brahms' concert at Rose Hill Plantation. In a statement released Monday, Rose Hill Plantation Historic Site Park Interpreter Elizabeth Moses announced that there are still “a few seats left for this special musical performance on Saturday, June 6

BUFFALO — These are the Honor Rolls for Buffalo Elementary School for the fourth nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
Principal's Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks
3rd Grade
Elizabeth Allen, John Bogan, Jamel Burnett, La'Coria Cunningham, Destiny Lee, Eli Rector, Luke Rector, Tyger Suggs
4th Grade
Kayleigh Bates, Peyton Cannon, Robert Cimbol

Buffalo Elementary Honor Rolls

BUFFALO — These are the Honor Rolls for Buffalo Elementary School for the fourth nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year. Principal's Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks 3rd Grade Elizabeth Allen, John Bogan, Jamel Burnett, La'Coria Cunningham, Destiny Lee, Eli Rector, Luke Rector, Tyger Suggs 4th Grade Kayleigh Bates, Peyton Cannon, Robert Cimbol

Presidential politics: They're all conservatives

As reliably as seconds ticking by on an expensive wristwatch, Republican presidential candidates loudly and vehemently identify themselves as “conservatives.” We're used to hearing politicians lie, but these politicians are telling the truth for once. They ARE all conservatives. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on the othe

Wednesday, June 3
5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds its Poor Man's Supper. The menu will include hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and drinks. Desserts are extra. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Deep In Your Word.” Children through adults. Mis

How to experience the amazing grace of God

Wednesday, June 3 5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds its Poor Man's Supper. The menu will include hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and drinks. Desserts are extra. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Deep In Your Word.” Children through adults. Mis

Memorial Day, which used to be known as “Decoration Day,” was a time to commemorate the conclusion of the Civil War, and pay tribute to those fallen and those who served. With that in mind, here are the best of the Civil War generals that often get overlooked in the history books and new blog sites that tout the best and worst of Civil

Most underrated Civil War generals

Memorial Day, which used to be known as “Decoration Day,” was a time to commemorate the conclusion of the Civil War, and pay tribute to those fallen and those who served. With that in mind, here are the best of the Civil War generals that often get overlooked in the history books and new blog sites that tout the best and worst of Civil

They were on the doorstep.
After a phenomenal season, the Lafayette Christian School boys' soccer team found itself just one victory away from a state championship.
The Cougars finally met their match in the title game, but it was still a remarkable season.
The soccer team's chase for a title was one of the many highlights provided by Lafayette

Nearly a championship season

They were on the doorstep. After a phenomenal season, the Lafayette Christian School boys' soccer team found itself just one victory away from a state championship. The Cougars finally met their match in the title game, but it was still a remarkable season. The soccer team's chase for a title was one of the many highlights provided by Lafayette

Two people were cited with disorderly conduct Monday evening after a fight in the parking lot of Dairy Queen at 230 New Franklin Road, allegedly over $40 owed in babysitting fees.
An officer said when he arrived the male suspect was shirtless and yelling about being sucker punched by another man. Both men and their female counterparts were yelling

Couple cited in parking lot brawl

Two people were cited with disorderly conduct Monday evening after a fight in the parking lot of Dairy Queen at 230 New Franklin Road, allegedly over $40 owed in babysitting fees. An officer said when he arrived the male suspect was shirtless and yelling about being sucker punched by another man. Both men and their female counterparts were yelling

Religious conservatives treating marriage equality as call to arms

A lot of conservative religious leaders say people of faith are being “silenced” or “persecuted” here in the United States. They've sung that refrain for decades. It's especially common in their losing battle against the growing public support for the legal equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Today
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.
Today–Friday
Williams Grove Church of Deliverance Inc., 894 Salem Chipley Road in Pine Mountain, presents “Sowing and Reaping Teacher: How to Heal Financial P

In our community

Today Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m. Today–Friday Williams Grove Church of Deliverance Inc., 894 Salem Chipley Road in Pine Mountain, presents “Sowing and Reaping Teacher: How to Heal Financial P

Twice in recent weeks Edna Foster has submitted letters to the editor stating America is a democracy.
Bless her heart, I guess when she and her liberal Democrat friends say the Pledge of Allegiance they start out “I pledge allegiance to the flag and to the democracy for which it stands.” Ooops, that is not how it is written.
A democra

America is NOT a democracy

Twice in recent weeks Edna Foster has submitted letters to the editor stating America is a democracy. Bless her heart, I guess when she and her liberal Democrat friends say the Pledge of Allegiance they start out “I pledge allegiance to the flag and to the democracy for which it stands.” Ooops, that is not how it is written. A democra

Monday, June 8-Friday, June 12
• USC Union will host their annual summer camp for ages 7-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $70 per child and that includes lunch, snacks, drinks and all activities. Each day will be filled with a new set of fun and learning activities. To register, please contact Bill Moore at USC Union 424-8037 or moorebil@ma

Book donated to MES third graders

Monday, June 8-Friday, June 12 • USC Union will host their annual summer camp for ages 7-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $70 per child and that includes lunch, snacks, drinks and all activities. Each day will be filled with a new set of fun and learning activities. To register, please contact Bill Moore at USC Union 424-8037 or moorebil@ma

UNION — These are the overall year average Honor Rolls for Union Christian Day School for the 2014-2015 school year.
“A” Honor Roll
Upper School
Hannah Bennett
Ryleigh Earls
Hannah Gilliam
Sarah Hagen
Joe Hart
Lori Hart
Tashure Lott
Keely Messer
Morgan Pettit
Zachary Smith
Casey Stepp
Madyson Truitt
Lower School
An

Union Christian Day School Honor Rolls

UNION — These are the overall year average Honor Rolls for Union Christian Day School for the 2014-2015 school year. “A” Honor Roll Upper School Hannah Bennett Ryleigh Earls Hannah Gilliam Sarah Hagen Joe Hart Lori Hart Tashure Lott Keely Messer Morgan Pettit Zachary Smith Casey Stepp Madyson Truitt Lower School An





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