This year’s spring show for the Lafayette Ballet Company is a bittersweet moment – the final show for a group of seniors who are graduating this year.The ballet company ends the season with “Cinderella,” based on Charles Perrault’s version, the classic will be presented with a “little twist” to the story. The show runs March 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m. at Troup High School Fine Arts Auditorium.
Marches past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily news, 1939.Front Page NewsTroup County Schools to Remain Open — Troup County schools will continue operation for the remainder of this school term and teachers in the system will receive monthly salaries on time.That was the spotlighted news today coming out of the office of J. H. Melson, county school superintendent, and J. J. Milam, chairman of...
There’s something about human nature that wants to dwell on negativity. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the news and magazines. The latest divorces, scandals and controversies dominate the scene. Neighborhood gossips are eager to pass on the latest and juiciest details of horrible things that happen in people’s lives.“Have you heard about so-and-so” is the introduction to the latest negative news report. “Debbie Downers” abound who ...
Three newcomers will run for the Troup County Commission Chairman position.Registering as Republicans were Patrick Crews of Cameron Mill Road and Frank Kirby of Mooty Bridge Road, and as a Democrat was Jerome Alford of Rosie Civers Road for the countywide elected position. Incumbent County Commission Chairman Ricky Wolfe is not running for a third term.Incumbent and longtime District 5 County Commissioner Richard English Jr. will face opposition from Nathan Gaskin of Tro...
Ten candidates have been selected to move forward in the process of selecting a new chief for the Hogansville Police Department.According to City Manager James Woods, 32 applications were received through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) for the position, and based on qualifications and experience, the applicants have been narrowed down to the 10 by GACP personnel.The chosen candidates will next go through an assessment on April 3 and the following week...
Frank Kirby, a lifelong resident of Troup County and retired chief deputy of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, has announced he will run for chairman of the Troup County Board of Commissioners.The primary election will be held May 20 with early voting beginning April 28 at the Troup County Government Center. Kirby will be running as a Republican candidate.“I’ve been committed to public service in Troup County for 37 years and want to continue serving t...
Ashley McCoy puts price tags on chairs to be sold during the Junior Service League’s attic sale at the former Westbrook Service and Tire Center at 308 Main St. in LaGrange. The sale, which raises money to support the group’s community projects, is Saturday with early admission of $5 at 8 a.m. and regular admission for $1 at 8:30 p.m.
Theft/BurglaryDeputies were called to the 7100 block of Whitesville Road in West Point in reference to a burglary. Thieves stole a 60-inch flat screen TV, Charter digital cable box, seven different types of firearms, an Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, 30 assorted video games valued at $50 each, a kitchen knife set and a large jug of change of $700. The total value of stolen items was undetermined.Police responded to Ben Automotive on Fair Street where a customer...
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