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A former Kia assembly plant employee accused of shooting a co-worker in April had a history of mental illness and was being “picked on” at work prior to the shooting, a police investigator testified Thursday.
The alleged shooter, Gabriel Raines, 38, of Newnan, appeared in Troup County Magistrate Court for a probable cause hearing and w

Kia shooting suspect appears in court

A former Kia assembly plant employee accused of shooting a co-worker in April had a history of mental illness and was being “picked on” at work prior to the shooting, a police investigator testified Thursday. The alleged shooter, Gabriel Raines, 38, of Newnan, appeared in Troup County Magistrate Court for a probable cause hearing and w

A potential affiliation deal between WellStar and Emory heath systems is more than a year out, but when – and if – it happens, LaGrange's only hospital could undergo yet further changes.
West Georgia Health announced Tuesday its board of trustees voted to sign a letter of intent to affiliate with WellStar. It's far from a done deal, bu

CEO: LaGrange would have voice in Emory-WellStar deal

A potential affiliation deal between WellStar and Emory heath systems is more than a year out, but when – and if – it happens, LaGrange's only hospital could undergo yet further changes. West Georgia Health announced Tuesday its board of trustees voted to sign a letter of intent to affiliate with WellStar. It's far from a done deal, bu

West Georgia Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day service 11 a.m. Monday at Meadoway Gardens Cemetery, 3293 Hamilton Road.
“Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values,” said Bernard Bledsoe, adjutant, PFC George Eiland Detachment

Memorial Day services on tap

West Georgia Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day service 11 a.m. Monday at Meadoway Gardens Cemetery, 3293 Hamilton Road. “Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values,” said Bernard Bledsoe, adjutant, PFC George Eiland Detachment

Callaway Gardens hosts Memorial Day events

PINE MOUNTAIN — Callaway Garden hosts a Memorial Day Weekend Festival today through Monday featuring music and water sports athletes competing at the Nautique 56th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament. The championship waterskiing and wakeboarding competition is on Robin Lake. Athletes representing more than a dozen countries will comp

A man faces drug charges after LaGrange Police Department officers pulled over a silver sedan for allegedly driving without headlights on about midnight at the intersection of Pine and Alford streets.
When officers stopped the vehicle, they allegedly saw a glass smoking device behind the passenger seat. They then searched the car and found a clear

Man wanted in Tennessee arrested in LaGrange

A man faces drug charges after LaGrange Police Department officers pulled over a silver sedan for allegedly driving without headlights on about midnight at the intersection of Pine and Alford streets. When officers stopped the vehicle, they allegedly saw a glass smoking device behind the passenger seat. They then searched the car and found a clear

Troup County Board of Education on Thursday approved moving forward with a tentative budget of $99,196,194.
The tentative budget will be advertised and the Board of Education is set to vote next month on adopting the final budget. The upcoming year's budget shows about a $4.2 million increase over last year due to less being money cut from the sta

Budget clears 1st BOE hurdle

Troup County Board of Education on Thursday approved moving forward with a tentative budget of $99,196,194. The tentative budget will be advertised and the Board of Education is set to vote next month on adopting the final budget. The upcoming year's budget shows about a $4.2 million increase over last year due to less being money cut from the sta

The Georgia State Patrol said two people were killed and two people were injured after an SUV that law enforcement officials said was driving the wrong direction in the northbound lane of Interstate 185 Thursday night collided head on with another SUV. According to GSP, the two victims killed were in a red SUV that officials believe was struck

2 killed in crash

The Georgia State Patrol said two people were killed and two people were injured after an SUV that law enforcement officials said was driving the wrong direction in the northbound lane of Interstate 185 Thursday night collided head on with another SUV. According to GSP, the two victims killed were in a red SUV that officials believe was struck

A woman was banned from the CAFI Head Start school on McGregor Street after two incidents where she allegedly confronted and used profanity toward a teacher.
A school official reported that the mother began cursing at the teacher and causing a disturbance at the playground after a disagreement Tuesday, and then Wednesday began cursing at the teach

Mother banned from school after alleged disturbances

A woman was banned from the CAFI Head Start school on McGregor Street after two incidents where she allegedly confronted and used profanity toward a teacher. A school official reported that the mother began cursing at the teacher and causing a disturbance at the playground after a disagreement Tuesday, and then Wednesday began cursing at the teach

When the LaGrange Grangers convene for the 2016 season, there'll be a new head baseball coach calling the shots.
Whoever that coach is will have a talented roster on hand, with many of the players who helped the Grangers reach the state playoffs this season set to return.
There will be some big holes to fill with five seniors moving on, including

Program in fine shape for new coach

When the LaGrange Grangers convene for the 2016 season, there'll be a new head baseball coach calling the shots. Whoever that coach is will have a talented roster on hand, with many of the players who helped the Grangers reach the state playoffs this season set to return. There will be some big holes to fill with five seniors moving on, including

Friday, May 22
• The Wallace Thomson Volunteers will hold a $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale in the front lobbyof Wallace Thomson Hospital. The sale will be held Thursday, May 21 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, May 22 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Whitmire Community School will hold the 3rd annual players vs. coaches/staff softball games beginni

MES students enjoy their new books

Friday, May 22 • The Wallace Thomson Volunteers will hold a $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale in the front lobbyof Wallace Thomson Hospital. The sale will be held Thursday, May 21 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, May 22 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. • Whitmire Community School will hold the 3rd annual players vs. coaches/staff softball games beginni

UNION COUNTY — After graduation, one Union County basketball standout will become an Spartanburg Methodist Pioneer.
The next step in Union County standout Mariana Eison's basketball career was announced Wednesday when she signed to play with the SMC Lady Pioneer basketball program. Eison was joined by her family — Ariel Eison, Marion E

Eison to be Lady Pioneer

UNION COUNTY — After graduation, one Union County basketball standout will become an Spartanburg Methodist Pioneer. The next step in Union County standout Mariana Eison's basketball career was announced Wednesday when she signed to play with the SMC Lady Pioneer basketball program. Eison was joined by her family — Ariel Eison, Marion E

WINNSBORO — Winnsboro is set to honor Memorial Day in a big way.
Monday, there will be a parade on Congress Street, the dedication of a new World War II monument at Mt. Zion Institute and a special Memorial Day Program at Mt. Zion Institute.
“I'm anticipating anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people will be at this celebration,” said B

Memorial Day celebration set for Monday

WINNSBORO — Winnsboro is set to honor Memorial Day in a big way. Monday, there will be a parade on Congress Street, the dedication of a new World War II monument at Mt. Zion Institute and a special Memorial Day Program at Mt. Zion Institute. “I'm anticipating anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people will be at this celebration,” said B

The CEOs of both West Georgia Health and WellStar Health System said Tuesday the aim of their proposed affiliation is to bring higher quality and lower cost for an increased number of patients in West Georgia.
“The short answer is that high labor costs, high technology costs, the environment with changing payer structures, economies of scale

WellStar, WGH CEOs answer on affiliation

The CEOs of both West Georgia Health and WellStar Health System said Tuesday the aim of their proposed affiliation is to bring higher quality and lower cost for an increased number of patients in West Georgia. “The short answer is that high labor costs, high technology costs, the environment with changing payer structures, economies of scale

Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don't.
Extracting coal from the ground and disposing of its toxic byproducts makes a dirty mess no matter how it's burned. But this “clean coal” ruse is conjuring up billions of dollars in government subsidies.
Take the 110-megawatt Boundary

A fossil-fueled fantasy

Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don't. Extracting coal from the ground and disposing of its toxic byproducts makes a dirty mess no matter how it's burned. But this “clean coal” ruse is conjuring up billions of dollars in government subsidies. Take the 110-megawatt Boundary

NEWBERRY — Newberry County Council might defer the purchase of a fire truck for the 2015-16 fiscal year so that they can improve the simulcast system for the fire radio upgrade.
The potential change is part of an ordinance authorizing the execution of an equipment lease-purchase agreement in an amount not exceeding $700,000. This relates to

County looking to improve simulcast system

NEWBERRY — Newberry County Council might defer the purchase of a fire truck for the 2015-16 fiscal year so that they can improve the simulcast system for the fire radio upgrade. The potential change is part of an ordinance authorizing the execution of an equipment lease-purchase agreement in an amount not exceeding $700,000. This relates to

Saturday, May 23
8 a.m.-noon: Life Changing Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, will have a free giveaway of men's, women's, and children's clothing and pocketbooks and shoes.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church Community Outreach Ministry holds an infant care ministry giveaway and lunch.
3 p.m.: The McBeth Baptist Church Usher's Ministry &a

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Saturday, May 23 8 a.m.-noon: Life Changing Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, will have a free giveaway of men's, women's, and children's clothing and pocketbooks and shoes. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church Community Outreach Ministry holds an infant care ministry giveaway and lunch. 3 p.m.: The McBeth Baptist Church Usher's Ministry &a

This Saturday will be the 149th annual Emancipation Celebration in Upson County. The parade through town will kick off the festivities for the event, beginning at 11:15 a.m. from the Bleachery Mill parking lot on Bethel Street.
The parade will follow a route from Bethel Street to Main Street and will continue through town and around the courthouse

Emancipation Celebration is Saturday

This Saturday will be the 149th annual Emancipation Celebration in Upson County. The parade through town will kick off the festivities for the event, beginning at 11:15 a.m. from the Bleachery Mill parking lot on Bethel Street. The parade will follow a route from Bethel Street to Main Street and will continue through town and around the courthouse

Troup County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the county's fiscal year 2016 budget during a regularly scheduled meeting at the government center on Ridley Avenue.
In a unanimous vote, commissioners agreed to the balanced $39.4 million budget, which cuts spending by roughly $1.6 million from last year's $41 million budget.
The conservative budget

County approves $39.4 million budget

Troup County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the county's fiscal year 2016 budget during a regularly scheduled meeting at the government center on Ridley Avenue. In a unanimous vote, commissioners agreed to the balanced $39.4 million budget, which cuts spending by roughly $1.6 million from last year's $41 million budget. The conservative budget

UNION — A woman has been charged with setting the fire that damaged the trailer she and her child were living in earlier this week.
April Lynn Hudson, 28, 101 Toshes Creek Circle, Room 101, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff's Office with arson third-degree, arson/burning to defraud insurer, and animals/ill treatment of animals in

Woman charged with arson

UNION — A woman has been charged with setting the fire that damaged the trailer she and her child were living in earlier this week. April Lynn Hudson, 28, 101 Toshes Creek Circle, Room 101, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff's Office with arson third-degree, arson/burning to defraud insurer, and animals/ill treatment of animals in

LaGrange High will always hold a special place in Todd Herrington's heart.
It's his alma mater, and he has been a coach at the school since 1999, and he has spent the past three years as the head baseball coach.
That's why leaving is no easy thing for Herrington.
Herrington is heading to Northgate High to take over that school's baseball program

Ready for a new challenge

LaGrange High will always hold a special place in Todd Herrington's heart. It's his alma mater, and he has been a coach at the school since 1999, and he has spent the past three years as the head baseball coach. That's why leaving is no easy thing for Herrington. Herrington is heading to Northgate High to take over that school's baseball program





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