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LaGrange High's soccer teams hit the field one more time before taking some time off for spring break.
Facing Douglas County on Thursday at Callaway Stadium, both LaGrange teams fell a bit short.
In the boys' game, all of the scoring was done in the first half, and it was Douglas County hanging on for the 2-1 victory.
In the girls' game, Douglas

Douglas County gets best of LaGrange

LaGrange High's soccer teams hit the field one more time before taking some time off for spring break. Facing Douglas County on Thursday at Callaway Stadium, both LaGrange teams fell a bit short. In the boys' game, all of the scoring was done in the first half, and it was Douglas County hanging on for the 2-1 victory. In the girls' game, Douglas

What a difference a week makes.
Last Thursday, the LaGrange Grangers were headed home from Columbus after losing a 5-4 heart-breaker to Northside in a game where they twice led by two runs.
That loss, the Grangers' sixth in seven games overall, left them with a 1-3 record in Region 1-AAAAA.
Flash forward a week, and things are looking a whole lo

Grangers are flying high

What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, the LaGrange Grangers were headed home from Columbus after losing a 5-4 heart-breaker to Northside in a game where they twice led by two runs. That loss, the Grangers' sixth in seven games overall, left them with a 1-3 record in Region 1-AAAAA. Flash forward a week, and things are looking a whole lo

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LOCKHART — The Lockhart Middle School baseball team picked up an 8-5 win over Landrum on Tuesday.
Lockhart's win moved the Red Devils' record to 5-1 for the year. The winning pitcher was Jason Millwood, who pitched all five innings of play and allowed only three hits with four strikeouts.
Lockhart's leading hitters were Chandler Northern &#

Lockhart defeats Landrum

LOCKHART — The Lockhart Middle School baseball team picked up an 8-5 win over Landrum on Tuesday. Lockhart's win moved the Red Devils' record to 5-1 for the year. The winning pitcher was Jason Millwood, who pitched all five innings of play and allowed only three hits with four strikeouts. Lockhart's leading hitters were Chandler Northern &#

BUFFALO — A hot dog sale sponsored by a church's evangelical committee will be both a fundraiser for its food pantry and the local senior citizens center and a means of reaching out to the entire community.
The Buffalo United Methodist Church Evangelical Committee is holding a hot dog sale at the church today from 5-7 p.m.
Committee Chairma

Evangelizing the community

BUFFALO — A hot dog sale sponsored by a church's evangelical committee will be both a fundraiser for its food pantry and the local senior citizens center and a means of reaching out to the entire community. The Buffalo United Methodist Church Evangelical Committee is holding a hot dog sale at the church today from 5-7 p.m. Committee Chairma

UNION — Mrs. Ann Gregory Randall, 77, formerly of Monarch, widow of Willie E. Randall, Sr., passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home. Mrs. Randall was born in Lockhart, Feb. 17, 1938, a daughter of the late Elijah and Frances Cogdill Gregory. She was a homemaker and of the Presbyterian faith. Mrs. Randall was a loving

Last week I took a look at my first few days at Braves' spring training and this week I'll finish up the trip. I got to see five Braves' games on my annual visit and saw interesting things that don't always relate to the game itself.
After watching the Braves beat the Mets 3-2 on a Freddie Freeman three-run homer, I returned the next day to watch

More spring time with the Braves

Last week I took a look at my first few days at Braves' spring training and this week I'll finish up the trip. I got to see five Braves' games on my annual visit and saw interesting things that don't always relate to the game itself. After watching the Braves beat the Mets 3-2 on a Freddie Freeman three-run homer, I returned the next day to watch

Ga. Bass Federation tournament set for West Point Lake

More than 240 fishing enthusiasts from around the state of Georgia are expected to converge on Pyne Road Park at West Point Lake Monday and Tuesday for the annual Georgia Bass Federation Top Six State Tournament. With a primary purpose of preserving and furthering the sport of bass angling, members of the Georgia Bass Federation work to protect th

When a gunman shot and killed 51-year-old James Morrow and critically injured another man at the Benjamin Harvey Hill Homes off Whitesville Road in October, no one saw anything — at least that's what they told police.
Five months later, leads have dried up and the case has gone cold. Now, police will have an alternative method to help solve

Officials eye improved safety with new cameras

When a gunman shot and killed 51-year-old James Morrow and critically injured another man at the Benjamin Harvey Hill Homes off Whitesville Road in October, no one saw anything — at least that's what they told police. Five months later, leads have dried up and the case has gone cold. Now, police will have an alternative method to help solve

Officials urge vigilance, precaution for avian flu virus

CLEMSON — South Carolina officials are asking the public to keep an eye out for a strain of avian flu that has been identified in seven states and is potentially deadly to poultry. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) so far has been identified in backyard and commercial poultry flocks, wild ducks and geese from Oregon to Arkansas. Whil

WINNSBORO — While the weather alternated between warm and cold, Richard Winn Academy's baseball team has stayed hot.
After a 14-1 dismantling of Wardlaw Academy, the Richard Winn Academy Eagles are now perched on a 7-2 record, with a 1-0 divisional record.
“Our guys have been improving,” said Al Berry, baseball coach for Richard

RWA Eagles fend off Wardlaw

WINNSBORO — While the weather alternated between warm and cold, Richard Winn Academy's baseball team has stayed hot. After a 14-1 dismantling of Wardlaw Academy, the Richard Winn Academy Eagles are now perched on a 7-2 record, with a 1-0 divisional record. “Our guys have been improving,” said Al Berry, baseball coach for Richard

Staff reports
Upson-Lee High School student Mae Manley was recently selected for Upson EMC's 2015 Hubert Hancock Leadership Award and will attend the 2015 Washington Youth Tour. Electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) in Georgia, including Upson EMC, are set to commemorate 50 years of supporting students and teaching life lessons during the week-l

Mae Manley wins Hancock award

Staff reports Upson-Lee High School student Mae Manley was recently selected for Upson EMC's 2015 Hubert Hancock Leadership Award and will attend the 2015 Washington Youth Tour. Electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) in Georgia, including Upson EMC, are set to commemorate 50 years of supporting students and teaching life lessons during the week-l

NEWBERRY — A 28-year-old Newberry man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, the Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office said.
Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo announced Wednesday that Stephen Earl Bundrick pleaded guilty during a hearing at the Laurens

Sex offender pleads guilty

NEWBERRY — A 28-year-old Newberry man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, the Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office said. Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo announced Wednesday that Stephen Earl Bundrick pleaded guilty during a hearing at the Laurens

UNION — The more than $1,200 raised by a hot dog sale and other sales at a local dialysis clinic will go toward helping promote awareness of the need for good kidney health and the dangers of kidney disease.
March is National Kidney Month and throughout this month the staff of Dialysis Clinic, Inc.'s Union outpatient dialysis clinic has work

Sales raise more than $1,200

UNION — The more than $1,200 raised by a hot dog sale and other sales at a local dialysis clinic will go toward helping promote awareness of the need for good kidney health and the dangers of kidney disease. March is National Kidney Month and throughout this month the staff of Dialysis Clinic, Inc.'s Union outpatient dialysis clinic has work

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:
— Octavius Daquana Thompson, 18, of 103 Woodlawn Ave., Union, was charged with simple possession of marijuana around 3:50 p.m. March 24.
— Catorian Keishun Smith, 17, of 300 Shadow Drive, Union, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana around 4 p.

Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests: — Octavius Daquana Thompson, 18, of 103 Woodlawn Ave., Union, was charged with simple possession of marijuana around 3:50 p.m. March 24. — Catorian Keishun Smith, 17, of 300 Shadow Drive, Union, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana around 4 p.

The Upson Lee Knights track and field team recently participated in the Lamar County Track and Field Invitational last week. Upson Lee was one of 12 teams at the event. The Knights finished in third place, and the Lady Knights placed sixth overall.
The biggest news from the event was that junior Peyton Caudle broke the ULHS pole vault record, vaul

Caudle breaks school record

The Upson Lee Knights track and field team recently participated in the Lamar County Track and Field Invitational last week. Upson Lee was one of 12 teams at the event. The Knights finished in third place, and the Lady Knights placed sixth overall. The biggest news from the event was that junior Peyton Caudle broke the ULHS pole vault record, vaul

Wes McCard/The Thomaston Times
The Upson Lee basketball teams and cheerleaders took place in their annual March Madness game at Providence Nursing Home, where the Knights and Lady Knights took on the employees in a pick-up game as the residents looked on. This marks the fourth year the Knights and Lady Knights have participated in the event.

Upson Lee and Providence join for March Madness

Wes McCard/The Thomaston Times The Upson Lee basketball teams and cheerleaders took place in their annual March Madness game at Providence Nursing Home, where the Knights and Lady Knights took on the employees in a pick-up game as the residents looked on. This marks the fourth year the Knights and Lady Knights have participated in the event.

Coming off Tuesday's disappointing loss to Central-Carroll, the Callaway Cavaliers bounced back in a big way with a 13-3 road win over Rockmart on Tuesday.
Cortney Laye led a big offensive effort with a home run as the Cavaliers improved to 4-1 in Region 5-AAA.
Laye finished with three hits and four RBIs, and Cody Mimbs had a pair of doubles and

Cavaliers overpower Yellow Jackets

Coming off Tuesday's disappointing loss to Central-Carroll, the Callaway Cavaliers bounced back in a big way with a 13-3 road win over Rockmart on Tuesday. Cortney Laye led a big offensive effort with a home run as the Cavaliers improved to 4-1 in Region 5-AAA. Laye finished with three hits and four RBIs, and Cody Mimbs had a pair of doubles and

UNION — The Sims Tigers baseball team won two straight games in a double header on Wednesday.
The Sims Middle School baseball team rebounded from a tough 12-0 loss to Spartanburg's C team by defeating Jonesville twice on Wednesday.
Sims won Game 1 of the double header with a final score of 7-0. Sims pitcher Garrison Hendrix threw a one-hitt

Sims wins doubleheader

UNION — The Sims Tigers baseball team won two straight games in a double header on Wednesday. The Sims Middle School baseball team rebounded from a tough 12-0 loss to Spartanburg's C team by defeating Jonesville twice on Wednesday. Sims won Game 1 of the double header with a final score of 7-0. Sims pitcher Garrison Hendrix threw a one-hitt

CARROLLTON – The Troup Tigers put together a big-time seventh-inning rally to pull off a road win over the defending state champions on Thursday.
After giving up five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Tigers were staring at a four-run deficit as they came to the plate in the top of the seventh against the home-standing Carrollton T

Eight-run inning lifts Tigers past Trojans

CARROLLTON – The Troup Tigers put together a big-time seventh-inning rally to pull off a road win over the defending state champions on Thursday. After giving up five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Tigers were staring at a four-run deficit as they came to the plate in the top of the seventh against the home-standing Carrollton T





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