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For Bobby Hicks, working at Jackson Heating and Air was never just about having a job, it was a way to help people he always considered part of his family.
That is why it was hard for him to leave work on Thursday afternoon. After 39 years with the company, Hicks decided to hang up his work belt and retire from the job he described as “not r

'It wasn't just a job, it was fun'

For Bobby Hicks, working at Jackson Heating and Air was never just about having a job, it was a way to help people he always considered part of his family. That is why it was hard for him to leave work on Thursday afternoon. After 39 years with the company, Hicks decided to hang up his work belt and retire from the job he described as “not r

If the Troup Tigers have proven anything in their past two games, it's that they're not going to let a little adversity keep them down.
On Thursday, Troup fought back from a four-run deficit in the final inning to beat the Carrollton Trojans 10-7.
A day later, those same two teams were going at it again, and Troup found itself in a 4-0 hole after

What a week for Tigers

If the Troup Tigers have proven anything in their past two games, it's that they're not going to let a little adversity keep them down. On Thursday, Troup fought back from a four-run deficit in the final inning to beat the Carrollton Trojans 10-7. A day later, those same two teams were going at it again, and Troup found itself in a 4-0 hole after

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— Kenneth Lamar Norman, 31, of 208 Monroe Street, Union, was charged with shoplifting around 7:25 p.m. March 26. According to the arrest warrant, Norman and another subject took items from Walmart, located at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union, on March 24.
— Eric Shorenzo

Crime Report

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests: — Kenneth Lamar Norman, 31, of 208 Monroe Street, Union, was charged with shoplifting around 7:25 p.m. March 26. According to the arrest warrant, Norman and another subject took items from Walmart, located at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union, on March 24. — Eric Shorenzo

A woman faces DUI charges after a LaGrange police officer responded to a possible drunk driver on Lafayette Parkway. The officer said he spotted the car weaving all over the roadway, then run three red lights at Morgan Street, East Lafayette Square and South Lafayette Square.
When the officer stopped the car, he said he smelled alcohol. The driver

Woman charged with DUI

A woman faces DUI charges after a LaGrange police officer responded to a possible drunk driver on Lafayette Parkway. The officer said he spotted the car weaving all over the roadway, then run three red lights at Morgan Street, East Lafayette Square and South Lafayette Square. When the officer stopped the car, he said he smelled alcohol. The driver

They're headed back to nationals.
After winning a third consecutive region championship, the Lafayette Christian School archery team finished third in the state meet in Perry to advance to the national tournament for the third straight year.
The national tournament will be held on May 7 in Louisville, Ky.
At the state meet, there were more than

Lafayette Christian archers stand tall

They're headed back to nationals. After winning a third consecutive region championship, the Lafayette Christian School archery team finished third in the state meet in Perry to advance to the national tournament for the third straight year. The national tournament will be held on May 7 in Louisville, Ky. At the state meet, there were more than

LaGrange High's soccer teams hit the field one more time before taking some time off for spring break.
Facing Douglas County on Thursday at Callaway Stadium, both LaGrange teams fell a bit short.
In the boys' game, all of the scoring was done in the first half, and it was Douglas County hanging on for the 2-1 victory.
In the girls' game, Douglas

Douglas County gets best of LaGrange

LaGrange High's soccer teams hit the field one more time before taking some time off for spring break. Facing Douglas County on Thursday at Callaway Stadium, both LaGrange teams fell a bit short. In the boys' game, all of the scoring was done in the first half, and it was Douglas County hanging on for the 2-1 victory. In the girls' game, Douglas

What a difference a week makes.
Last Thursday, the LaGrange Grangers were headed home from Columbus after losing a 5-4 heart-breaker to Northside in a game where they twice led by two runs.
That loss, the Grangers' sixth in seven games overall, left them with a 1-3 record in Region 1-AAAAA.
Flash forward a week, and things are looking a whole lo

Grangers are flying high

What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, the LaGrange Grangers were headed home from Columbus after losing a 5-4 heart-breaker to Northside in a game where they twice led by two runs. That loss, the Grangers' sixth in seven games overall, left them with a 1-3 record in Region 1-AAAAA. Flash forward a week, and things are looking a whole lo

Part of a series about issues discussed at LaGrange City Council's retreat.
City officials believe that installing single-lane roundabouts at two of LaGrange's busiest intersections would help the flow of traffic.
LaGrange City Council discussed making improvements to some of the city's intersections at a work session retreat Tuesday in Carrollto

City considers roundabouts to ease traffic

Part of a series about issues discussed at LaGrange City Council's retreat. City officials believe that installing single-lane roundabouts at two of LaGrange's busiest intersections would help the flow of traffic. LaGrange City Council discussed making improvements to some of the city's intersections at a work session retreat Tuesday in Carrollto

A pair of LaGrange College basketball players will get a chance to play in an all-star game in Atlanta today.
Nick Mitchell and Jordan Johnson, who were seniors on the LaGrange College team that won a second straight conference championship, will participate in the Georgia Basketball Coaches Association all-star game at Oglethorpe University.
Mit

Pair of Panthers to play in all-star game

A pair of LaGrange College basketball players will get a chance to play in an all-star game in Atlanta today. Nick Mitchell and Jordan Johnson, who were seniors on the LaGrange College team that won a second straight conference championship, will participate in the Georgia Basketball Coaches Association all-star game at Oglethorpe University. Mit

LaGrange considers costs of curbside recycling

Part of a series about issues discussed at LaGrange City Council's retreat. LaGrange City Council members discussed a plan during Tuesday's Council retreat that would implement a curbside recycling service for city residents. If approved, the service would cost the city about $100,000 per year, resulting in a $1 per month fee that would be added t

UNION — More than 500 hungry people with a taste for pancakes helped make the Union Civitan Club Pancake Day a success enabling the club raise more than $4,500.
Pancake Day was held at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church on Thursday and Civitans were in the church kitchen cooking sausage, bacon, and, of course, pancakes, which they served to hungry cus

Pancake Day raises $4,500

UNION — More than 500 hungry people with a taste for pancakes helped make the Union Civitan Club Pancake Day a success enabling the club raise more than $4,500. Pancake Day was held at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church on Thursday and Civitans were in the church kitchen cooking sausage, bacon, and, of course, pancakes, which they served to hungry cus

The red-hot LaGrange Grangers thumped the Carver Tigers 10-2 on Friday.
The Grangers, who were 1-3 in Region 1-AAAAA at one point, have ripped off four straight wins to move to 5-3 in the region.
Sam Hacker got the start for the Grangers on Friday and he pitched the first two innings, and Jackson Shelnutt worked the next two innings before Logan

LaGrange has no trouble with Carver

The red-hot LaGrange Grangers thumped the Carver Tigers 10-2 on Friday. The Grangers, who were 1-3 in Region 1-AAAAA at one point, have ripped off four straight wins to move to 5-3 in the region. Sam Hacker got the start for the Grangers on Friday and he pitched the first two innings, and Jackson Shelnutt worked the next two innings before Logan

UNION COUNTY — Students who attend the Spartanburg Community College Open House at the Union County Advanced Technology Center will not only get information about classes and financial assistance but also have a chance to win a $500 scholarship.
UCATC Site Coordinator Kathy Jo Lancaster said that the SCC Open House will be held Tuesday, Marc

Open House at UCATC March 31

UNION COUNTY — Students who attend the Spartanburg Community College Open House at the Union County Advanced Technology Center will not only get information about classes and financial assistance but also have a chance to win a $500 scholarship. UCATC Site Coordinator Kathy Jo Lancaster said that the SCC Open House will be held Tuesday, Marc

THT Spring Home 2015

Marches past, 50 years ago.
From LaGrange Daily News, 1965.
Front Page News
Troup Retail Sales Climb to Record $72 million, increase of 18 percent — Troup County's retail sales climbed to a record $72 million last year, an increase of some 18 percent over the previous year.
Sales in this county in 1963 totaled approximately $62 million.

1965: Retail sales reach record high

Marches past, 50 years ago. From LaGrange Daily News, 1965. Front Page News Troup Retail Sales Climb to Record $72 million, increase of 18 percent — Troup County's retail sales climbed to a record $72 million last year, an increase of some 18 percent over the previous year. Sales in this county in 1963 totaled approximately $62 million.

LOCKHART — The Lockhart Middle School baseball team picked up an 8-5 win over Landrum on Tuesday.
Lockhart's win moved the Red Devils' record to 5-1 for the year. The winning pitcher was Jason Millwood, who pitched all five innings of play and allowed only three hits with four strikeouts.
Lockhart's leading hitters were Chandler Northern &#

Lockhart defeats Landrum

LOCKHART — The Lockhart Middle School baseball team picked up an 8-5 win over Landrum on Tuesday. Lockhart's win moved the Red Devils' record to 5-1 for the year. The winning pitcher was Jason Millwood, who pitched all five innings of play and allowed only three hits with four strikeouts. Lockhart's leading hitters were Chandler Northern &#

BUFFALO — A hot dog sale sponsored by a church's evangelical committee will be both a fundraiser for its food pantry and the local senior citizens center and a means of reaching out to the entire community.
The Buffalo United Methodist Church Evangelical Committee is holding a hot dog sale at the church today from 5-7 p.m.
Committee Chairma

Evangelizing the community

BUFFALO — A hot dog sale sponsored by a church's evangelical committee will be both a fundraiser for its food pantry and the local senior citizens center and a means of reaching out to the entire community. The Buffalo United Methodist Church Evangelical Committee is holding a hot dog sale at the church today from 5-7 p.m. Committee Chairma

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting another Young Professionals Social on March 31 in an effort to provide an outlet for people within the same age group and with similar interests.
The social will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Half Full Coffee and Wine, 1402 Main St. in Newberry.
The first Young Professional

Young professionals unite

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting another Young Professionals Social on March 31 in an effort to provide an outlet for people within the same age group and with similar interests. The social will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Half Full Coffee and Wine, 1402 Main St. in Newberry. The first Young Professional

Running a fine-toothed comb through her daughter's hair Thursday, 24-year-old Joselynn Smith wanted everything to be perfect for her daughter's first school photo Friday.
Jakeria, an inquisitive 5 year old who started kindergarten last fall, squirmed in her chair as her mother pulled the comb through her thick, curly hair and told her to sit still

Finding a home of their own

Running a fine-toothed comb through her daughter's hair Thursday, 24-year-old Joselynn Smith wanted everything to be perfect for her daughter's first school photo Friday. Jakeria, an inquisitive 5 year old who started kindergarten last fall, squirmed in her chair as her mother pulled the comb through her thick, curly hair and told her to sit still





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