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West Point Police Chief Tony Bailey said the West Point Police Department is transitioning from a small, more rural operation to a modern police force.
Bailey presented an update Thursday on his department to City Council during a work session at City Hall, detailing the progress his department made during 2014 as well as plans for 2015. Since Bai

Chief: WPPD transitioning to modern police force

West Point Police Chief Tony Bailey said the West Point Police Department is transitioning from a small, more rural operation to a modern police force. Bailey presented an update Thursday on his department to City Council during a work session at City Hall, detailing the progress his department made during 2014 as well as plans for 2015. Since Bai

Point University has found its man.
On Thursday morning, Mike McCarty was introduced as the new head football coach of the Skyhawks.
McCarty had been a member of the West Alabama coaching staff for six seasons, and last year he was the wide receivers coach.
He helped West Alabama make three appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs, and was a

Point hires new football coach

Point University has found its man. On Thursday morning, Mike McCarty was introduced as the new head football coach of the Skyhawks. McCarty had been a member of the West Alabama coaching staff for six seasons, and last year he was the wide receivers coach. He helped West Alabama make three appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs, and was a

A 34-year-old LaGrange woman was arrested by police Thursday on charges of aggravated battery and cruelty to children in the third degree.
Vashti Kistler of Arthur Street was arrested after a 24-year-old victim made a report to LaGrange police about an incident that occurred Wednesday. Authorities determined the incident warranted the charge of ag

Woman faces aggravated battery charges

A 34-year-old LaGrange woman was arrested by police Thursday on charges of aggravated battery and cruelty to children in the third degree. Vashti Kistler of Arthur Street was arrested after a 24-year-old victim made a report to LaGrange police about an incident that occurred Wednesday. Authorities determined the incident warranted the charge of ag

MC Rebels win 3-2 over White Knoll

PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina Rebels baseball, ranked third in the 2A SCBCA pre-season poll, announced they were ready to compete by taking home a 3-2 win Wednesday over 4A White Knoll in the Red Bank Invitational Pre-season Tournament. Junior lefty Trey Huber took the mound for the Rebels and was the winning pitcher. Huber, with a strong defens

UNION — A young Union resident turned heads by sweeping each category in her very first pageant.
One-year-old Mila Smith, the daughter of Sierra Smith, competed in her first pageant on Feb. 21. The pageant was the 2015 Love Bug Pageant, which was presented by Glass Slipper Natural Beauty Pageants at the Spartanburg Expo & Event Center.

Miss Love Bug Grand Supreme Queen

UNION — A young Union resident turned heads by sweeping each category in her very first pageant. One-year-old Mila Smith, the daughter of Sierra Smith, competed in her first pageant on Feb. 21. The pageant was the 2015 Love Bug Pageant, which was presented by Glass Slipper Natural Beauty Pageants at the Spartanburg Expo & Event Center.

Sunday, March 8
2:30 p.m.: The Maple Ridge Baptist Church Musical Choir celebrates their 28th Choir Anniversary at Maple Ridge Church. The public is invited. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor.
Friday, March 13
7 p.m.: The 2nd Annual Union County Prayer Movement Prayer Conference will be held at Community Missionary Church on Lockhart-Union Highway in

Christ is the main thing in life

Sunday, March 8 2:30 p.m.: The Maple Ridge Baptist Church Musical Choir celebrates their 28th Choir Anniversary at Maple Ridge Church. The public is invited. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor. Friday, March 13 7 p.m.: The 2nd Annual Union County Prayer Movement Prayer Conference will be held at Community Missionary Church on Lockhart-Union Highway in

New D-3 rep ready to move forward

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — According to unofficial results, Walter Larry Stewart won the Fairfield County Council District 3 Special General Election. Unofficial numbers indicate Stewart defeated Mikel Trapp, the incumbent, by 49 votes, 429-380. Pending canvassing, Tangee Brice Jacobs received 34 votes. “It (the election result) was about wh

The LaGrange Grangers have played three baseball games through the first few weeks of the season.
On Saturday, the Grangers will play that many games in one day.
The Grangers were supposed to open play in the LaGrange Toyota Invitational on Thursday, but the game against Vestavia Hills (Ala.) was postponed because of rain.
The game will be made

Busy Saturday on tap for Grangers

The LaGrange Grangers have played three baseball games through the first few weeks of the season. On Saturday, the Grangers will play that many games in one day. The Grangers were supposed to open play in the LaGrange Toyota Invitational on Thursday, but the game against Vestavia Hills (Ala.) was postponed because of rain. The game will be made

There wasn't a dull moment or break in conversation during a discussion on teen dating Wednesday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia inside the old Cannon Street school.
That's exactly what Amanda Jeter was hoping for.
“They've all been willing to listen and they (teens) seem to be responsive to the material,”she said

'Love is not abuse'

There wasn't a dull moment or break in conversation during a discussion on teen dating Wednesday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia inside the old Cannon Street school. That's exactly what Amanda Jeter was hoping for. “They've all been willing to listen and they (teens) seem to be responsive to the material,”she said

For a half, the Troup Tigers were standing toe-to-toe with Woodward Academy.
The Region 5-AAAA soccer match was scoreless until Woodward Academy found the net with about 10 minutes left in the first half, and it was a 1-0 game at the break.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the second half didn't go quite as well.
Woodward Academy got a goal early i

Rocky second half sinks Troup

For a half, the Troup Tigers were standing toe-to-toe with Woodward Academy. The Region 5-AAAA soccer match was scoreless until Woodward Academy found the net with about 10 minutes left in the first half, and it was a 1-0 game at the break. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the second half didn't go quite as well. Woodward Academy got a goal early i

UNION — As a result of receiving both an ACIG grant from the SC State Department of Education and a PPG grant, Foster Park Elementary School has been busy learning about and celebrating the 1900's through the Arts. Our theme this year has been “The Life and Times of the 1900's.”
This year, FPES Drama students performed the classi

Artists in Residence at FPES

UNION — As a result of receiving both an ACIG grant from the SC State Department of Education and a PPG grant, Foster Park Elementary School has been busy learning about and celebrating the 1900's through the Arts. Our theme this year has been “The Life and Times of the 1900's.” This year, FPES Drama students performed the classi

A woman was struck by a vehicle this morning around 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Morgan Street and Lafayette Parkway.
She suffered minor injuries and was transported to West Georgia Medical Center, according to LaGrange police.
Witness Sharon McPhail was walking to work and said the victim, whose identity wasn't available this morning, was in

Pedestrian struck during rush hour

A woman was struck by a vehicle this morning around 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Morgan Street and Lafayette Parkway. She suffered minor injuries and was transported to West Georgia Medical Center, according to LaGrange police. Witness Sharon McPhail was walking to work and said the victim, whose identity wasn't available this morning, was in

Friday, March 6
• The Friends of the Library Grand Opening Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Green Salvage Building, 126 East Main St., Union.
Saturday, March 7
• Union BPO DOES Union Drove #148 hosts a Community Indoor Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Union Elks Lodge, rain or shine. Sellers can reserve tables by cont

Signing up for a library card

Friday, March 6 • The Friends of the Library Grand Opening Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Green Salvage Building, 126 East Main St., Union. Saturday, March 7 • Union BPO DOES Union Drove #148 hosts a Community Indoor Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Union Elks Lodge, rain or shine. Sellers can reserve tables by cont

UNION — Hardback books for 50 cents or less and paperback books for 25 cents or less are just some of the bargains being offered by the Friends of the Library during their Grand Opening Book Sale.
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the Union County Carnegie Library by raising funds on its beha

Friends holding book sale

UNION — Hardback books for 50 cents or less and paperback books for 25 cents or less are just some of the bargains being offered by the Friends of the Library during their Grand Opening Book Sale. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the Union County Carnegie Library by raising funds on its beha

Troup High School student Jennifer Aplin earned the honor of playing first chair French horn in the GMEA 9/10 All State Band.
Jennifer completed two auditions. The first audition was at the district level where she earned first chair All District Band. She then progressed to the second round audition to compete against students from across the sta

THS student to be 1st chair in All State Band

Troup High School student Jennifer Aplin earned the honor of playing first chair French horn in the GMEA 9/10 All State Band. Jennifer completed two auditions. The first audition was at the district level where she earned first chair All District Band. She then progressed to the second round audition to compete against students from across the sta

Today
Events: The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Churches: Faith Temple Church of Deliverance hosts its 17th pre-anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. honoring assista

In our community

Today Events: The Active Life senior center at 140 Ragland St. offers oil painting classes at noon for all adults 55 and older. 706-883-1681 Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Churches: Faith Temple Church of Deliverance hosts its 17th pre-anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. honoring assista

Newberry participating in Severe Weather Week

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Tommy Long, emergency services coordinator for Newberry County, said Newberry will be participating in South Carolina Severe Weather Week. Gov. Nikki Haley has proclaimed March 8 through March 14 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Carolina. The S.C. Emergency Management Division, the National Weather Service, and the

JONESVILLE — Christy Henderson visited Ms. Jaime Hughey and Mrs. Jeri Ivey's 6th grade students at Jonesville Elementary Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
During her visit, she gave a weather presentation that covered topics from types of clouds to severe weather. She explained how she chose meteorology as a profession, as well as the steps

Henderson visits JEMS students

JONESVILLE — Christy Henderson visited Ms. Jaime Hughey and Mrs. Jeri Ivey's 6th grade students at Jonesville Elementary Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 17. During her visit, she gave a weather presentation that covered topics from types of clouds to severe weather. She explained how she chose meteorology as a profession, as well as the steps

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrest:
— Jennifer Eaves Wilkins, 35, of 1015 Joensville-Lockhart Hwy., Jonesville, was charged with breach of peace around 3:40 a.m. March 5.
The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents:
— A resident of Candler Drive, Buffalo, reported on March 4 that so

Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrest: — Jennifer Eaves Wilkins, 35, of 1015 Joensville-Lockhart Hwy., Jonesville, was charged with breach of peace around 3:40 a.m. March 5. The Union County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents: — A resident of Candler Drive, Buffalo, reported on March 4 that so

Today
Events: Callaway Elementary School hosts a Title I CRCT Prep/Parent Workshop at 5:30 p.m.
Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857
Troup High School hosts AP Parent Night.
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6

In our community

Today Events: Callaway Elementary School hosts a Title I CRCT Prep/Parent Workshop at 5:30 p.m. Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857 Troup High School hosts AP Parent Night. Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6





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