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LaGrange police investigators arrested Tabetha Ann Williams, 33, at a home in the 100 block of Cato Street Friday night. Sgt. Mark Cavender, head of LaGrange Police Department's special investigations unit, said they had received several complaints about Williams allegedly selling drugs and had been tracking her for some time.
According to the pol

Woman charged with illegally distributing drugs

LaGrange police investigators arrested Tabetha Ann Williams, 33, at a home in the 100 block of Cato Street Friday night. Sgt. Mark Cavender, head of LaGrange Police Department's special investigations unit, said they had received several complaints about Williams allegedly selling drugs and had been tracking her for some time. According to the pol

Help stamp out hunger

Saturday, May 9, marks the 23rd anniversary of one of America's great days of giving – the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many – hunger. So, each year on the second Saturday in May, letter car

LaGrange High School senior Nashanthea Roland didn't expect much when she applied for the Gates Millennium Scholarship earlier in the school year, but now she is one of its few distinguished recipients.
Daughter of Vanessa and Michael Roland, the teen is deciding among three colleges to attend next year. She plans to major in biology as a stepping

LHS student earns rare honor

LaGrange High School senior Nashanthea Roland didn't expect much when she applied for the Gates Millennium Scholarship earlier in the school year, but now she is one of its few distinguished recipients. Daughter of Vanessa and Michael Roland, the teen is deciding among three colleges to attend next year. She plans to major in biology as a stepping

Friday's Relay for Life exceeded its annual fundraising goal as hundreds of people descended on Chris Joseph Track to take part in the event.
As of 9 a.m. Friday, volunteers had raised $86,300. After the relay, the event totaled $110,771.43, according to local relay coordinator Lynn Howard, putting the amount more than $10,000 over this year's goa

'We fight back together'

Friday's Relay for Life exceeded its annual fundraising goal as hundreds of people descended on Chris Joseph Track to take part in the event. As of 9 a.m. Friday, volunteers had raised $86,300. After the relay, the event totaled $110,771.43, according to local relay coordinator Lynn Howard, putting the amount more than $10,000 over this year's goa

Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Victor Davis Hanson contends that colleges need more “ideological diversity” instead of racial and gender diversity. He also claims that colleges do a poor job of preparing students for the job market, waste taxpayer money and try too hard to crack down on hate speech. Hanson should review his ev

Critics of colleges should listen to what employers want

Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Victor Davis Hanson contends that colleges need more “ideological diversity” instead of racial and gender diversity. He also claims that colleges do a poor job of preparing students for the job market, waste taxpayer money and try too hard to crack down on hate speech. Hanson should review his ev

The University of Georgia Hall of Fame Chapter, one of the nation's top chapters for many years and ably led by President Lou Perno for the last two years, showcased a number of personalities at its recent awards dinner from House Speaker David Ralston to Dr. Steve Stice, UGA's exalted scientist to Chris Conley and David Andrews, who make all Georg

About Bob and Brian Griese

The University of Georgia Hall of Fame Chapter, one of the nation's top chapters for many years and ably led by President Lou Perno for the last two years, showcased a number of personalities at its recent awards dinner from House Speaker David Ralston to Dr. Steve Stice, UGA's exalted scientist to Chris Conley and David Andrews, who make all Georg

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 martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register.
The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older.

In our community

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 martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register. The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older.

LifeSouth blood drives
LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area:
• Warm Springs Medical Center from 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday.
• Langdale United Methodist Church of Valley, Alabam, from 4–7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Charter Bank of Valley from 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Wednesday
• Walmart of Roanok

You can help

LifeSouth blood drives LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area: • Warm Springs Medical Center from 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday. • Langdale United Methodist Church of Valley, Alabam, from 4–7 p.m. Wednesday. • Charter Bank of Valley from 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Wednesday • Walmart of Roanok

LC seeking applicants for Learn 2 Serve

Applications are being accepted for LaGrange College's Learn 2 Serve camp, running June 8-26. The academic and service-learning camp is for rising fifth through eighth graders and will meet at the Callaway Education Building at the college. This summer's topic is conservation, and activities will include a field trip to a floating classroom. Anyo

Saturday
Events: The MGEV Plant Sale is 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Troup County Agricultural Center, 21 Vulcan Materials Road.
The LaGrange Lupus Support group hosts a yard sale 9 a.m. to noon across from Dollar General on Hamilton Road to raise funds for the May 2 Lupus Walk in Piedmont Park in Atlanta.
The tai chi class from The Active Life in

In our community

Saturday Events: The MGEV Plant Sale is 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Troup County Agricultural Center, 21 Vulcan Materials Road. The LaGrange Lupus Support group hosts a yard sale 9 a.m. to noon across from Dollar General on Hamilton Road to raise funds for the May 2 Lupus Walk in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. The tai chi class from The Active Life in

LOCKHART — Concerned citizens of Lockhart and the surrounding area had questions for representatives DHEC and the EPA regarding harmful smoke from an ongoing landfill fire across the Chester County line.
Lockhart Power hosted a meeting with representatives from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) and the U.S.

Residents want answers

LOCKHART — Concerned citizens of Lockhart and the surrounding area had questions for representatives DHEC and the EPA regarding harmful smoke from an ongoing landfill fire across the Chester County line. Lockhart Power hosted a meeting with representatives from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) and the U.S.

The suspect in Tuesday's workplace shooting at the Kia assembly plant in West Point made his first appearance in Troup County Magistrate Court on Friday.
Gabriel Raines, 38, of Newnan, was led into a courtroom at the Troup County Government Center shortly before 11 a.m. to appear before Magistrate Judge Vickie Sue McWaters. Clad in handcuffs, leg

Kia shooting suspect appears in court

The suspect in Tuesday's workplace shooting at the Kia assembly plant in West Point made his first appearance in Troup County Magistrate Court on Friday. Gabriel Raines, 38, of Newnan, was led into a courtroom at the Troup County Government Center shortly before 11 a.m. to appear before Magistrate Judge Vickie Sue McWaters. Clad in handcuffs, leg

As a trainer with the Troup County Fire Department, Rodney Evans' firefighting gear gets some wear and tear.
On top of responding to medical emergencies, fires and car wrecks, the more than 17-year veteran of the department helps keep other firefighters on their toes with ongoing training — and his gear shows it.
Every firefighter has a cou

'Our gear takes a beating'

As a trainer with the Troup County Fire Department, Rodney Evans' firefighting gear gets some wear and tear. On top of responding to medical emergencies, fires and car wrecks, the more than 17-year veteran of the department helps keep other firefighters on their toes with ongoing training — and his gear shows it. Every firefighter has a cou

It wasn't so much the money, although every amount helps when you're heading off to college.
For Katie Graham and William Whitlow, the most satisfying part of being awarded scholarships at last weekend's Cornett Classic tournament was being recognized by the local tennis community.
Graham and Whitlow, who are both concluding their senior years of

It wasn't so much the money, although every amount helps when you're heading off to college. For Katie Graham and William Whitlow, the most satisfying part of being awarded scholarships at last weekend's Cornett Classic tournament was being recognized by the local tennis community. Graham and Whitlow, who are both concluding their senior years of

Logan Carson was locked in.
Carson, a senior pitcher for the LaGrange Grangers, came out and shut down a strong Harris County team on Thursday.
Carson got the complete-game victory, and he didn't allow any earned runs as the Grangers rolled to a 7-1 win.
It was a nice bounce-back performance for the Grangers, who lost to Harris County 9-3 on Wed

LaGrange's Carson throws a gem

Logan Carson was locked in. Carson, a senior pitcher for the LaGrange Grangers, came out and shut down a strong Harris County team on Thursday. Carson got the complete-game victory, and he didn't allow any earned runs as the Grangers rolled to a 7-1 win. It was a nice bounce-back performance for the Grangers, who lost to Harris County 9-3 on Wed

LaGrange wraps up third place with win

The LaGrange Grangers secured third place in Region 1-AAAAA with a 17-0 win over Carver on Friday in a game that was shortened to five innings because of the run rule. The Grangers had an 11-7 region record, and they finished behind Columbus and Harris County in the region standings, with Hardaway securing the region's fourth playoff spot. LaGran

She has accomplished so much during her time as a soccer player at Lafayette Christian School, but senior Miranda Powell is eager to get better.
She'll get a chance to keep growing as a player as a member of the soccer team at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland.
Powell made that official last week when she signed her letter of intent during a

Powell ready for the next challenge

She has accomplished so much during her time as a soccer player at Lafayette Christian School, but senior Miranda Powell is eager to get better. She'll get a chance to keep growing as a player as a member of the soccer team at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland. Powell made that official last week when she signed her letter of intent during a

Update on several veteran-related bills

Federal employees who break the law or aren't in good standing with their agency would be prohibited from receiving bonuses under a new bipartisan Senate bill. The Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act (S.841), reintroduced on March 16 by Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) would prohibit agency heads from awardi

Members of the Sons of Lafayette men's choir are preparing to travel to Cornwall, England, to compete in the 2015 Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival. The competition begins Wednesday and lasts until May 4.
“Everyone's really excited about the trip,” said Harold Tarpley, president of the Sons of Lafayette. “We're th

Sons prepare to compete in England

Members of the Sons of Lafayette men's choir are preparing to travel to Cornwall, England, to compete in the 2015 Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival. The competition begins Wednesday and lasts until May 4. “Everyone's really excited about the trip,” said Harold Tarpley, president of the Sons of Lafayette. “We're th

Aprils past, 25 years ago.
From LaGrange Daily News, 1990.
Front Page News
Warm Welcome Set for Poti Visitors — LaGrange will welcome 13 visitors from its sister city of Poti in the Republic of Georgia, U.S.S.R. on April 19. The visitors will stay with host families until April 26.
Dr. Joe Cafaro, ambassador from the LaGrange Internationa

1990: Hats off as sister city visits LaGrange

Aprils past, 25 years ago. From LaGrange Daily News, 1990. Front Page News Warm Welcome Set for Poti Visitors — LaGrange will welcome 13 visitors from its sister city of Poti in the Republic of Georgia, U.S.S.R. on April 19. The visitors will stay with host families until April 26. Dr. Joe Cafaro, ambassador from the LaGrange Internationa





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