Olivia Johnson, Author at LaGrange Daily News


Emberglow moving into new downtown location

Emberglow, now located on 10 N. LaFayette Square, is back and better than ever. Emberglow is an artisan collective with a unique mix of locally ... Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:00 am


Pyne Road Park firework show spared from shortage and will go on as planned

Troup County Parks and Recreation will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Pyne Road Park on Monday, July 4, 2022. The gates ... Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:30 pm

Government / Politics

Roe v. Wade overturned, Rep. Ferguson reacts

The Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade Friday morning. The overturning of this landmark case ends the constitutional right of abortion for millions of ... Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Friday, June 24, 2022 8:00 pm

Government / Politics

Additional change order approved for Griggs Center rebuild

On Tuesday, at the Troup County Board of Commissioners approved an additional change order for undercutting the pool area of the Griggs Center. “Through this unforeseen ... Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:30 am

Government / Politics

County secures funding for 37 new defibrillators

At the Troup County Commission meeting Tuesday, commissioners approved the purchase 37 automated external defibrillators (AED) at a cost of approximately $68,073.56. Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:00 am


LaGrange teen first-runner up in Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen

This past week, 38 scholarship hopefuls competed for the chance to win the title of Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen. In the end, Rebecca Zhang walked ... Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:45 am


No suspect yet in Advent Lutheran Church vandalism

On June 13, tragedy struck when the Advent Lutheran Church was the victim of multiple arson attempts. Allegedly, after the church closed for the day, ... Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Monday, June 20, 2022 7:36 pm


Pizza Villa ⁠— now The Villa ⁠— settles into new location

A hometown gem, Pizza Villa has been serving delicious pizza since 1968. Locally owned and operated, Pizza Villa decided to close down the doors at ... Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:30 am


Metal hands make great work: surgeon celebrates 500th robotic arm surgery

On Tuesday, Dr. James Bendell of the LaGrange Women’s Center successfully completed his 500th robotic-arm surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery, which Bendell and Dr. Wesley Turnton first ... Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Saturday, June 18, 2022 1:00 am


Historic Whitesville Methodist Church to get new life as event venue

A local historical landmark, Whiteville Methodist Church, is getting new life as a meeting and small event venue. Spearheading the project is Whitley Harris. Read more

by Olivia Johnson, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:30 am