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A 25-year-old Forrest Avenue woman was shot at her home early Saturday morning and later died at an area hospital.
The victim was allegedly shot by Demario Goodrum, 28, of Mason Street following an apparant argument that occurred in the victim's residence, LaGrange police said.
The shooting occured just before 5:30 a.m. and Goodrum allegedly fled

Woman murdered on Forrest Avenue

A 25-year-old Forrest Avenue woman was shot at her home early Saturday morning and later died at an area hospital. The victim was allegedly shot by Demario Goodrum, 28, of Mason Street following an apparant argument that occurred in the victim's residence, LaGrange police said. The shooting occured just before 5:30 a.m. and Goodrum allegedly fled

NEWBERRY —Newberry Fire Department responded to a call at 1244 Kinard Street - lot 10 in Newberry at 9:39 Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Keith Minick.
Minick said the call was for a structure fire and that they had gotten the fire contained inside of the structure.
“The initial report was that one person was at home at the

Fire contained on Kinard Street

NEWBERRY —Newberry Fire Department responded to a call at 1244 Kinard Street - lot 10 in Newberry at 9:39 Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Keith Minick. Minick said the call was for a structure fire and that they had gotten the fire contained inside of the structure. “The initial report was that one person was at home at the

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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

It was the same result, but a different hero for the LaGrange Grangers.
On Tuesday, LaGrange beat Callaway 80-78 when LaPerion Perry drove to the basket and hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer.
Flash forward to Friday, and the Grangers were facing off against another county rival, the Troup Tigers, and once again they had the ball late with a c

Grangers win another thriller

It was the same result, but a different hero for the LaGrange Grangers. On Tuesday, LaGrange beat Callaway 80-78 when LaPerion Perry drove to the basket and hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer. Flash forward to Friday, and the Grangers were facing off against another county rival, the Troup Tigers, and once again they had the ball late with a c

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

Dalton police officer faces child molestation charge

DALTON (AP) — A Dalton police officer hired earlier this year is facing a child molestation charge after a girl accused him of fondling her while he was off-duty. Daniel Tolbert, 32, was arrested Thursday, Dalton Police Chief Jason Parker said. Parker said he learned of the allegations nine days ago and placed the officer on leave. A woman

The search for a new football coach at Troup High is under way.
Lynn Kendall, who has been the team's head coach for the past three seasons, won't be returning to that position next year.
According to Troup athletic director Robert Schweizer, the school has been accepting applications, and after the Christmas break, he said a group of finalists w

Troup searching for new coach

The search for a new football coach at Troup High is under way. Lynn Kendall, who has been the team's head coach for the past three seasons, won't be returning to that position next year. According to Troup athletic director Robert Schweizer, the school has been accepting applications, and after the Christmas break, he said a group of finalists w

One person received minor injuries in a three-car wreck just before noon Friday near Callaway High School.
The crash happened at the intersection of Whitfield Road and Smokemont Drive about 11:54 a.m.
According to Georgia State Patrol, a red Kia sedan was turning left out of Callaway High School onto Whitfield Road and was hit on its right side b

3-car wreck injures 1 near CHS

One person received minor injuries in a three-car wreck just before noon Friday near Callaway High School. The crash happened at the intersection of Whitfield Road and Smokemont Drive about 11:54 a.m. According to Georgia State Patrol, a red Kia sedan was turning left out of Callaway High School onto Whitfield Road and was hit on its right side b

Santa came early for folks at Feeding the Valley.
The jolly old elf and folks from the local Walmart Distribution Center dropped off more than 100 turkeys and trimmings to the food bank. In turn, the organization handed them out to their partnering agencies who will help feed hundreds of hungry families this holiday season.
“We love helping

Santa delivers needed meals

Santa came early for folks at Feeding the Valley. The jolly old elf and folks from the local Walmart Distribution Center dropped off more than 100 turkeys and trimmings to the food bank. In turn, the organization handed them out to their partnering agencies who will help feed hundreds of hungry families this holiday season. “We love helping

West Point Police Department officials receive a $4,218 check from the Charter Foundation on Friday. The money will be used by the police department to purchase bicycles and related equipment for a new bike patrol unit in West Point slated to begin in spring 2015. The check covers the entire cost of the initial investment in equipment. From left ar

West Point Police Department officials receive a $4,218 check from the Charter Foundation on Friday. The money will be used by the police department to purchase bicycles and related equipment for a new bike patrol unit in West Point slated to begin in spring 2015. The check covers the entire cost of the initial investment in equipment. From left ar

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

It was a senior to the rescue.
After Troup erased every bit of an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter of Friday's game to pull even, LaGrange had the ball late with a chance to win it.
Andrea Heflin ended up with the ball in her hands, and she drove to the basket and hit the go-ahead shot with six seconds remaining.
Troup was unable to ans

Senior hits game-winner for LaGrange

It was a senior to the rescue. After Troup erased every bit of an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter of Friday's game to pull even, LaGrange had the ball late with a chance to win it. Andrea Heflin ended up with the ball in her hands, and she drove to the basket and hit the go-ahead shot with six seconds remaining. Troup was unable to ans

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





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