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LifeSouth blood drives
LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area:
• Johnny's New York Style Pizza in downtown West Point, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday.
• West Point First United Methodist Church, 306 E. 7th St., 3–5 p.m. Wednesday.
• Capital City Bank in downtown West Point, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Frida

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LifeSouth blood drives LifeSouth will host the following blood drives in the area: • Johnny's New York Style Pizza in downtown West Point, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday. • West Point First United Methodist Church, 306 E. 7th St., 3–5 p.m. Wednesday. • Capital City Bank in downtown West Point, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Frida

There weren't any green eggs, nor ham, but there were plenty of smiles this morning at West Point Elementary School as students celebrated the late Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday as part of national Read Across America Day.
West Point Police Sgt. Tunya Brown, a public information officer, visited students for a reading of one of Seuss's books. She pre

Students, leaders celebrate Seuss

There weren't any green eggs, nor ham, but there were plenty of smiles this morning at West Point Elementary School as students celebrated the late Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday as part of national Read Across America Day. West Point Police Sgt. Tunya Brown, a public information officer, visited students for a reading of one of Seuss's books. She pre

A Commerce Avenue convenience store owner told police Saturday morning a customer attacked him in his store.
The man told police the suspect purchased a scratch-off lottery ticket and walked to a set of video games machines in the store to scratch the ticket. After scratching the ticket, he walked back to the store owner and accused him of selling

Man allegedly attacks store owner over lotto ticket

A Commerce Avenue convenience store owner told police Saturday morning a customer attacked him in his store. The man told police the suspect purchased a scratch-off lottery ticket and walked to a set of video games machines in the store to scratch the ticket. After scratching the ticket, he walked back to the store owner and accused him of selling

They avoided a sweep.
The LaGrange College Panthers lost a pair of baseball games to Maryville on Saturday, meaning they needed to bounce back on Sunday to avoid getting swept in the three-game series.
The Panthers made it happen, capturing a 7-3 victory on their home field.
The Panthers (3-7 overall) improved to 3-6 against USA South opponents.

Panthers salvage win in series

They avoided a sweep. The LaGrange College Panthers lost a pair of baseball games to Maryville on Saturday, meaning they needed to bounce back on Sunday to avoid getting swept in the three-game series. The Panthers made it happen, capturing a 7-3 victory on their home field. The Panthers (3-7 overall) improved to 3-6 against USA South opponents.

Cavaliers bounce back for road win

The Callaway Cavaliers bounced back in fine fashion from their first loss of the season. On Friday, the Cavaliers fell behind 4-0 to Hardaway, and while they fought back to make things interesting, they lost 4-2. On Saturday, the Cavaliers were on the road to face Stephenson, and they overcome a 3-2 deficit to win 8-4 and improve their record to

Court Reports

NEWBERRY — The following guilty pleas were heard last week in General Sessions Court: • Stephanie Francina Dawkins, 41, of 1204 Feaster St., Whitmire, drugs/possession of less than one gram of meth or cocaine base, first offense, three years, suspended; two years probation. • Douglas Eugene Inman, 23, 920 Central Ave., Whitmire,

Replace Scott Alvarez as chief attorney for Federal Reserve Board

Dear editor, Alvarez has so much influence that he is often called the “eighth governor of the seventh governor board of the Federal Reserve.” Alvarez joined the Fed during the George W. Bush administration. He was so committed to deregulation that he stuck stubbornly to deregulation even in the face of outright bank fraud. If we ever

In our community

Today Meetings: Troup County School System hosts a public hearing at 6 p.m. on the proposal to close Mountville Elementary School at the school, 4117 Greenville Road. Hogansville City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Tuesday Events: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving

Thanks to some lock-down pitching from Tristain Daugherty and Logan Moody, the LaGrange Grangers have their first win of the season.
Facing Starr's Mill in a road game on Saturday, the Grangers held on for a 2-1 victory to get their first win after a pair of losses to open the season.
Daugherty got the start and allowed just one run in four innin

Grangers collect first win

Thanks to some lock-down pitching from Tristain Daugherty and Logan Moody, the LaGrange Grangers have their first win of the season. Facing Starr's Mill in a road game on Saturday, the Grangers held on for a 2-1 victory to get their first win after a pair of losses to open the season. Daugherty got the start and allowed just one run in four innin

It's all about getting hot at the right time.
The LaGrange College Panthers dropped four consecutive games in late January and early February, leaving them in danger of missing out on the USA South conference tournament.
Only the top eight teams in the conference were going to qualify for the tournament, and after the Panthers lost a home game to

It's twice as nice

It's all about getting hot at the right time. The LaGrange College Panthers dropped four consecutive games in late January and early February, leaving them in danger of missing out on the USA South conference tournament. Only the top eight teams in the conference were going to qualify for the tournament, and after the Panthers lost a home game to

The LaGrange College golf team kicked the spring season off in style, using a strong final round to take the top spot in the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate Invitational on Sunday.
The Panthers were four shots off the pace following Saturday's first round, but they charged back on the final day to win by four strokes.
The Panthers followed up th

LC golfers open with a win

The LaGrange College golf team kicked the spring season off in style, using a strong final round to take the top spot in the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate Invitational on Sunday. The Panthers were four shots off the pace following Saturday's first round, but they charged back on the final day to win by four strokes. The Panthers followed up th

The biggest news out of the General Assembly this week was the passing of House Bill 1 known as “Haleigh's Hope Act.”
It was overwhelmingly approved by a margin of 157-2. This legislation is widely known as the cannabis oil bill which would change certain provisions relating to the use of marijuana for the treatment of specified medica

Weekly legislative update

The biggest news out of the General Assembly this week was the passing of House Bill 1 known as “Haleigh's Hope Act.” It was overwhelmingly approved by a margin of 157-2. This legislation is widely known as the cannabis oil bill which would change certain provisions relating to the use of marijuana for the treatment of specified medica

There's a lot of talk that the new advanced placement U.S. history curriculum is anti-American. Conservatives in Oklahoma got a measure passed through a House committee that calls for defunding the College Board, which designs and administers the test.
Georgia and several others states are currently introducing this measure, with the blessing of t

Is AP history biased against America?

There's a lot of talk that the new advanced placement U.S. history curriculum is anti-American. Conservatives in Oklahoma got a measure passed through a House committee that calls for defunding the College Board, which designs and administers the test. Georgia and several others states are currently introducing this measure, with the blessing of t

Going off the rails

When 27 CSX tanker cars loaded with fracked North Dakota crude tumbled onto a West Virginia riverbank on President's Day, the ensuing fireballs leveled a house and forced hundreds of people to flee amid a heavy snowstorm. Even though 19 of the derailed cars — each carrying 30,000 gallons of oil — erupted into flames, nobody died in thi

Wolves clipped by Eagles to conclude regular season

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — A 7-0 run over the final 2:31 doomed Newberry on Saturday afternoon as they fell to Carson-Newman 89-82 inside the Holt Fieldhouse. Brandon Taylor (Coshocton, Ohio) led the way offensively for the Scarlet and Gray as he scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor as well as seven rebounds. Demarkus Smith (John

Tarrell Urickeious Murphy, 19, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a dangerous drug after police allegedly found a bottle of what is suspected to be Quetiapine, or Serequel, in his possession on Thursday night.
An officer stopped Murphy and another male as they were walking down Union Street. The officer reported that he noticed Mur

Man charged with possession of pills

Tarrell Urickeious Murphy, 19, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a dangerous drug after police allegedly found a bottle of what is suspected to be Quetiapine, or Serequel, in his possession on Thursday night. An officer stopped Murphy and another male as they were walking down Union Street. The officer reported that he noticed Mur

Roy T. Parkins and Brenda Gentry Parkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, with family and friends at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC, at a party given by their children.
Rev. Bert Wilkerson married Roy and Brenda on Feb. 14, 1965, at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church where they have been members

Golden anniversary

Roy T. Parkins and Brenda Gentry Parkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, with family and friends at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC, at a party given by their children. Rev. Bert Wilkerson married Roy and Brenda on Feb. 14, 1965, at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church where they have been members

When guest conductor Dr. Richard Prior takes the helm of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra in April, it will not be his first performance with the group – nor will it be his last.
LSO Board President Gary Meyer announced Friday that Prior is the new conductor and musical director of the orchestra. He is the successor of Dr. Patricio Cobos, who

Playing a new tune: LSO Board names new conductor

When guest conductor Dr. Richard Prior takes the helm of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra in April, it will not be his first performance with the group – nor will it be his last. LSO Board President Gary Meyer announced Friday that Prior is the new conductor and musical director of the orchestra. He is the successor of Dr. Patricio Cobos, who

First in a two-part series.
Many know the name Dale Jackson from his role in politics, but to him and his family, Jackson's most important title is “dad.”
Jackson has three children, but it is his 6-year-old son, Colin, he is fighting for at the state capitol. Colin is autistic and according to Jackson, low functioning and nonverbal.

A father's love

First in a two-part series. Many know the name Dale Jackson from his role in politics, but to him and his family, Jackson's most important title is “dad.” Jackson has three children, but it is his 6-year-old son, Colin, he is fighting for at the state capitol. Colin is autistic and according to Jackson, low functioning and nonverbal.

City log

The Newberry Police Department reported the following incidents: — Sonya Bates, 49, of 3029 College Park Street #D2 in Newberry, was charged with shoplifting on Feb. 11. City police responded to Fred's in Newberry in reference to shoplifting. The complainant stated Bates concealed items in her purse. Bates admitted to stealing the items remo





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