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Today
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.
Thursday
Events: God's Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Interfaith Food Closet at 416 Pierce St. in LaGrang

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Today Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m. Thursday Events: God's Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The Interfaith Food Closet at 416 Pierce St. in LaGrang

A 19-year-old Gardner Street woman turned herself in to police Tuesday after she was wanted for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend earlier in the day.
The victim suffered a large cut to his arm and was transported to West Georgia Medical Center, where he was treated and released, according to LaGrange Police.
Andrea G. Strong of Gardner Street alle

Girlfriend allegedly stabs man on Gardner

A 19-year-old Gardner Street woman turned herself in to police Tuesday after she was wanted for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend earlier in the day. The victim suffered a large cut to his arm and was transported to West Georgia Medical Center, where he was treated and released, according to LaGrange Police. Andrea G. Strong of Gardner Street alle

A man who prosecutors said beat his wife to death in 2013 pleaded guilty on charges of aggravated battery and felony murder Tuesday in Troup County Superior Court.
Charlie Hardy showed no emotion during his plea Tuesday. Judge Dennis Blackmon sentenced him to life in prison for beating his estranged wife, Pamela Hardy, and leaving her to die of he

Man sentenced to life

A man who prosecutors said beat his wife to death in 2013 pleaded guilty on charges of aggravated battery and felony murder Tuesday in Troup County Superior Court. Charlie Hardy showed no emotion during his plea Tuesday. Judge Dennis Blackmon sentenced him to life in prison for beating his estranged wife, Pamela Hardy, and leaving her to die of he

A recent assessment by the Insurance services Offices improved West Point Fire Department's ISO ranking, Chief Mitt Smith announced Tuesday.
The Insurance Services Offices Public Protection Classification ranks municipal fire protection on a class scale from 10 to 1, with 1 being the best. Smith told West Point City Council during a work session T

West Point's ISO fire rating improves

A recent assessment by the Insurance services Offices improved West Point Fire Department's ISO ranking, Chief Mitt Smith announced Tuesday. The Insurance Services Offices Public Protection Classification ranks municipal fire protection on a class scale from 10 to 1, with 1 being the best. Smith told West Point City Council during a work session T

“Words can be her eyes to everything in the world outside her, and inside too. With them she can think, have ideas, be reached; there's not a thought or fact in the world that can't be hers. They're in her fingers now. I need only time to push one of them into her mind! One, and everything under the sun will follow,” pleads Annie Sulliv

THS Thespians to present 'The Miracle Worker'

“Words can be her eyes to everything in the world outside her, and inside too. With them she can think, have ideas, be reached; there's not a thought or fact in the world that can't be hers. They're in her fingers now. I need only time to push one of them into her mind! One, and everything under the sun will follow,” pleads Annie Sulliv

LaGrange Academy on Friday crowned Homecoming queens Brandi Smalls, left, and Jennifer Whitlow, right. Homecoming runner up was Monima Anam, center.

LaGrange Academy crowns Homecoming queens

LaGrange Academy on Friday crowned Homecoming queens Brandi Smalls, left, and Jennifer Whitlow, right. Homecoming runner up was Monima Anam, center.

GAFFNEY — Four full days in our nation's capital, face-to-face meetings with members of Congress, new friends from around the state and the country, an experience of a lifetime — that's the opportunity available to high school juniors in Union, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties through the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.
Each summer,

Youth Tour applications being accepted

GAFFNEY — Four full days in our nation's capital, face-to-face meetings with members of Congress, new friends from around the state and the country, an experience of a lifetime — that's the opportunity available to high school juniors in Union, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties through the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Each summer,

MOUNT PLEASANT — A winter trip to the beach for Newberry Academy on Friday night brought mixed results for the varsity basketball teams when both teams faced Coastal Christian in Mount Pleasant.
The Lady Eagles won a defensive battle, 23-17, while the boys' team lost a close game 49-46. On Saturday, Newberry faced SCISA 3A powerhouse First B

Eagles have mixed results at Coastal

MOUNT PLEASANT — A winter trip to the beach for Newberry Academy on Friday night brought mixed results for the varsity basketball teams when both teams faced Coastal Christian in Mount Pleasant. The Lady Eagles won a defensive battle, 23-17, while the boys' team lost a close game 49-46. On Saturday, Newberry faced SCISA 3A powerhouse First B

UNION — Six Sims Middle School wrestlers placed during the state competition at Lexington High School over the weekend.
To qualify for last weekend's state tournament (which includes competition between 1A-4A altogether), wrestlers had to qualify in the top four at the Upper State tournament. To make it to the Upper State tournament, wrestle

Sims wrestlers place in tournament

UNION — Six Sims Middle School wrestlers placed during the state competition at Lexington High School over the weekend. To qualify for last weekend's state tournament (which includes competition between 1A-4A altogether), wrestlers had to qualify in the top four at the Upper State tournament. To make it to the Upper State tournament, wrestle

After a strong second period, the Troup Lady Tigers headed to the halftime break with all sorts of momentum.
After falling behind by double digits early in the second period, the Lady Tigers found their footing, and they were within two points at the half.
The second half was a different story, though.
Woodward Academy dominated the final two pe

Rough second half sinks Troup

After a strong second period, the Troup Lady Tigers headed to the halftime break with all sorts of momentum. After falling behind by double digits early in the second period, the Lady Tigers found their footing, and they were within two points at the half. The second half was a different story, though. Woodward Academy dominated the final two pe

Unpacking the issues of poverty can be a daunting task, but the coordinator of a local nonprofit said Tuesday it begins by understanding its scope in Troup County.
“Twenty-two percent of our population lives at or below the federal poverty level,” said Sherri Brown, director of Circles of Troup County. “One in three children (in

'Survival mode'

Unpacking the issues of poverty can be a daunting task, but the coordinator of a local nonprofit said Tuesday it begins by understanding its scope in Troup County. “Twenty-two percent of our population lives at or below the federal poverty level,” said Sherri Brown, director of Circles of Troup County. “One in three children (in

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group has set up its headquarters in the old EMT Building in Little Mountain, a move members hope will add to the ranks of its members.
Bill Weathersbee, past president of the Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group (DFARG), spoke on behalf of the group at the Newberry County Governmental Association mee

Ham group moves its base

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group has set up its headquarters in the old EMT Building in Little Mountain, a move members hope will add to the ranks of its members. Bill Weathersbee, past president of the Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group (DFARG), spoke on behalf of the group at the Newberry County Governmental Association mee

Sunday, Feb. 1
11:15 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuc celebrates its 125th church anniversary. The morning service message will be delivered by the Rev. Roderick Oglesby Sr. The afternoon service message will be delivered by the Rev. Algerron Williams Sr., Moderator of the Gethsemane Baptist Association in Columbia and Pastor of

Pray for all God's children

Sunday, Feb. 1 11:15 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuc celebrates its 125th church anniversary. The morning service message will be delivered by the Rev. Roderick Oglesby Sr. The afternoon service message will be delivered by the Rev. Algerron Williams Sr., Moderator of the Gethsemane Baptist Association in Columbia and Pastor of

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— James Hampton III, 20, of 101 Pine Street, Union, was charged with disorderly conduct around 11:52 p.m. Jan. 26.
— Emily Outzs Vaughan, 41, of 120 Seigler Road, Union, was charged with criminal domestic violence around 2:17 a.m. Jan. 27.
The Union County Sheriff's O

Crime Report

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests: — James Hampton III, 20, of 101 Pine Street, Union, was charged with disorderly conduct around 11:52 p.m. Jan. 26. — Emily Outzs Vaughan, 41, of 120 Seigler Road, Union, was charged with criminal domestic violence around 2:17 a.m. Jan. 27. The Union County Sheriff's O

Three minutes to midnight

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just announced its latest nuclear Doomsday Clock moving ahead the minute hand to three minutes till midnight. The clock represents the count down to zero in minutes to nuclear apocalypse — midnight. This significant move of two minutes is the 22nd time since its inception in 1947 that the time has been ch

Hogansville will host two public events this week for residents' input and information on plans for the new city library.
The public hearings are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 12:15 p.m. Friday at the Hogansville Senior Center, 407 Church St.
“We encourage the public to attend and provide input into exactly what it is that they want from t

Hogansville to host library public hearings

Hogansville will host two public events this week for residents' input and information on plans for the new city library. The public hearings are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 12:15 p.m. Friday at the Hogansville Senior Center, 407 Church St. “We encourage the public to attend and provide input into exactly what it is that they want from t

Police searching for suspect in holdup

NEWBERRY — Local police are actively searching for a man who robbed an individual at gunpoint early Sunday morning. Capt. Roy McClurkin of the Newberry Police Department said the incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. at Burger King on Main Street in Newberry. The restaurant manager told police he had walked outside after closing the restauran

Cavaliers still perfect in region play

CARROLLTON – As the Callaway Cavaliers returned to the court for the start of the second half of Tuesdays game against Central-Carroll, the outcome was still very much in doubt. After a sluggish second period where they only scored 11 points, the Cavaliers were ahead 34-32. After a frantic third period that saw the Cavaliers score points at

Lockhart boys suffer 44-38 loss

LOCKHART — The Lockhart Middle School boys basketball team dropped to 6-6 on the season after an overtime loss to Ewing on Monday. The Lockhart Red Devils fell to Ewing Middle in a final score of 44-38 in what was Lockhart's third overtime loss of the year. “Just like most of our games have gone all year, this one came down to the clo





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