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Thank you for your support of the upcoming Angel’s Run on Saturday, Feb., 3, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Newnan First United Methodist Church.Our goal is to have 1200 runners and we are coming up short due to the recent snow, school being out, flu outbreaks, etc., and need your help this week to blast out as much publicity as possible to help us out!

We have ordered extra Tshirts for Walk Up runners on Saturday morning – those who might be waiting until the last minute to see what the weather is going to be like.  Also, don’t forget you can still purchase Chicken Q tickets for only $10 and we DELIVER within the Newnan city limits.  Just let us know the address and how many lunches and we will make sure they are delivered within the lunch time frame.  We also will have the Drive Thru option open again this year, so you never have to get out of your car!!

Schools are encouraged to compete for awards for the most participation, so any shout to all schools for a little friendly competition would be great!

Keep in mind – ALL money raised goes directly to Angel’s House to help these teenage girls who have been displaced from their home.

Thanks to 92.5 The Bear who will be onsite Saturday morning for our first Live Remote!!!

We are so excited to announce master atelierista Ellie Byars will be at Blue Fern Merchant NEXT WEEKEND!

You’re invited to Blue Fern Merchant for an exclusive trunk show featuring Mizzae: Thankful Threads on Saturday, February 3rd, from 5-9pm.
Master atelierista and fashion designer Ellie Mae Byars will be here with her incredible handmade shawls, which are constructed from beautiful fabrics and are draped in a perfect cascade that compliments every woman’s body.

Tickets on sale now! 

Victory Through Harmony – Songs That Won The War

The Choral Society of West Georgia proudly invites all area WW2 Veterans and spouses to be our

Guests of Honor at the upcoming concert –



​Call 706-882-2734 for Tickets and Details




Tickets Are On Sale Now at Tournesol, Plum Southern and MarketPlace


$45 in advance only includes dinner, wine and entertainment.


No tickets sold at the door.


F​or tables of 8 please contact the Choral Society of West Georgia directly at





E​njoy an All-American Victory dinner and drinks by Kimbles’, the Big  Band sounds of

The Auburn Knights Orchestra, Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter, and the great popular songs of the 1940’s performed by the Choral Society of West Georgia.


Victory Through Harmony!

Songs That Won TheWar

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 – 6 pm


Callaway Conference Center

West Georgia Technical College

​LaGrange, Georgia




Special Guest Appearance By

The Auburn Knights Orchestra


​Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter



The Auburn Knights Orchestra



Choral Society of West Georgia

P. O. Box 151

LaGrange, GA  30240

email:  choralsocietyofwestgeorgia@gmail.com


February 1, 2:00 PM

Ribbon Cutting – Courtyard by Marriott

Join us to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new hotel located at 25 W. Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange.

Now – February 19

Sweetland on Ice provided by Ice Days

Visit www.icedays.com/lagrange for exact dates and times

Contact Information: Ice Days Outdoor Ice Rinks 678-374-7655

January 19, 7:00 PM

New Horizon Community Theatre Auditorium Dedication


New Horizon Community Theatre dedicates its auditorium to longtime supporter and Board Member Susan Illges Lanier Maxwell. Dedication and Reception at 7:00 PM.

New Horizon Community Theatre, 411 W 8th St., West Point. bill@nhct.org

January 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Family Photo Preservation Workshop


Please join us at the Troup County Archives for a hands-on workshop hosted by Director and Archivist, Shannon Johnson. Shannon will demonstrate best practices for protecting and preserving family photographs and documents. Participants are invited to bring their heirloom documents or photographs for inspection, repair tips, and storage recommendations. The cost is $20 for Troup County Historical Society Members and $25 for non-members. For more information, or to register, please email info@trouparchives.org or call (706) 884-1828.

January 20, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday Night Dance

Country music band with the Jimmy Smith Band. Enjoy a variety of songs….slow dances, line dances and more. $6.00 per person Open to Adults of All Ages (18+) Snacks are welcomed. The Active Life, 140 Ragland St, LaGrange, Phone: (706) 883-1681

January 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Miss Troup & Miss LaGrange Scholarship Pageant


Miss Troup’s & Miss LaGrange’s Outstanding Teen Pageants – for application visit www.misstroupcounty.org – Location: Troup High School Fine Arts, contact Judy Neighbors, jujuandjim@aol.com, for details.

January 20, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Noah Zacharin


Zacharin makes his trademark leap between blues and jazz, folksy pop. Tulla White Catering is available for purchase Noah Zacharin is an acclaimed full-time Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist and an award-winning poet and translator. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St, LaGrange, 706-443-4838, Tickets available at www.purelifelagrange.com.

January 22, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Come Together with CB&T

Celebrate with CB&T as they officially become Synovus.  Join the fun at a block party with food, music, fun and giveaways January 22 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Main Office, 200 N. Greenwood St.

January 22, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

LaGrange College 3D Journey Lecture: Central Europe


LaGrange College: Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall; please park at Sunny Gables Alumni House and shuttle over on LaGrange College bus.

Contact Information: LaGrange College Office of Alumni and Community Relations 706.880.8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu

January 23, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Coffee & Connections

Come enjoy complimentary breakfast and the opportunity to network with industry professionals that are interested in building a stronger manufacturing community in this area.  Our first event will be an introduction to the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance and a brain storming session for developing a West Georgia Chapter. This complimentary event will be held at THINC College and Career Academy.  For more details and to register: https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/events/west-central-coffee–connections—lagrange

January 24, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Open House – Jackson Heating & Air – Unveiling of New Name and Logo

Join Jackson Heating & Air as we unveil our new name and logo, and provide a sneak peek at what is to come. Location: 1411 Whitesville St, LaGrange. The event is free and open to the public. For more details call 706-884-3351.

January 25 – February 3

Lafayette Theatre Company: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike


One of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years, this comedy takes place at a peaceful home that is interrupted when a movie star sister brings her “boy toy” home. Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, 214 Bull Street, LaGrange. Tickets are available at LSPARTS.org or call us at 706-882-9909

January 26, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Troup County Archives


Join us for a members-only tour of the Archives’ vaults and see some of our most interesting items up close. Tickets are $15 each. For more information or to reserve your spot, email info@trouparchives.org or call (706) 884-1828

Legacy Museum, 136 Main Street, LaGrange

February 1, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

David Christie State Farm 43rd Anniversary Open House


Come join us Thursday, February 1st for an Open House as we celebrate our 43rd year in service to our community. Drop by anytime from 9am-5pm. We will have complimentary food and drinks. We will also be drawing for door prizes all day. Stop by before February 1st and enter to win! All are welcome! 208 Church St., LaGrange, Contact Information: Laura Townsend 706-882-1883

February 2, 7:30 PM

Pure Life Studios presents Neil Cribbs


The voice and the love of new Americana – Neil Cribbs has the soul of an angel and a voice of pure joy. Don’t miss this self-made man living and creating his own idea of what a singer/songwriters life should be. Beautiful. Pure Life Studios, 206 Clark St, LaGrange, 706-443-4838, Tickets available at www.purelifelagrange.com.

February 15 – 17

The Nerd


Willum Cuthbert never met the GI who saved his life in Viet Nam. But when he gets an unexpected call from Rick Steadman, he welcomes him to his home. But the fumbling, stumbling, bumbling, hopeless Nerd stays on and on and on . . . . New Horizon Community Theatre, 411 W 8th St, West Point, info@nhct.org 706/518-6234 (Tickets) 706/643-7529 (Info)

February 24, 6:00 PM

Victory Through Harmony – Songs That Won The War


Join the Choral Society of West Georgia, The Auburn Knights Orchestra and Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter in a wonderful night of nostalgic music and dance. World War II veterans are the guests, at no charge, of the Choral Society of West Georgia.

Those wishing to purchase a table of 8 and all World War II veterans are invited to contact Bettie Biggs at 706-882-2734 for tickets. Location: Callaway Conference Center – West Georgia Technical College Fees/Admission: $45 per person (World War II veterans / no charge) Tickets are being sold at Tournesol, The MarketPlace and Plum Southern.

February 24, 7:00 PM

The Sock Hops In Concert

Troup High Alumni present The Sock Hops in concert.

Troup High Fine Arts Auditorium, 1920 Hamilton Road, LaGrange

Advance Tickets $15.00, Ticket Information: Ellis Cadenhead, 706-884-5546 or Troup High School, 706 812-7957 Tickets Available at: Troup High School, LaGrange Toyota, and United Rental


There is an urgent need for blood & platelet donors right now. Patients are depending on us.

On Monday, February 5, you will have an opportunity to give blood in the Fellowship Hall at the Senoia United Methodist Church from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.  This blood drive is co-sponsored by the local church and the Senoia Optimist Club.

The local blood drive hosts will be serving their “famous” grilled cheese sandwiches along with the goodies provided by the American Red Cross.  There just may be home-made cookies available, too!  Free coupons associated with several of the Senoia area businesses will also be given to donors.

The Senoia United Methodist Church is in the historic district of Senoia and is located at 229 Bridge Street.  It is at the intersection of Seavy and Bridge Streets.  For those not familiar with the area, you can turn east at the downtown intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street, and go past Matt’s Smalltown Pizza and the Veranda Bed & Breakfast towards the City Park or State Highway 85.  The church is on the right – only about 2 blocks east of Main Street.

Donors at the Senoia blood drive are again asked to bring one or more non-perishable food items.  The Optimist Club members will collect these items and make them available to a local food bank in order to help those around us who are in need.

While “walk-ins” are welcome, potential donors may either sign up online at

http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  In addition, Senoia Optimist Club member and blood drive coordinator Ellen Ingram may be contacted at 770-842-4533.


There is a need for all blood types. You are encouraged to please schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets today.


The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood. ™


The Senoia Area blood drive is held at the Senoia United Methodist Church on a quarterly basis.  The events traditionally fall on the first Monday of February, May, August, and November.  After the upcoming event on February 5, the next blood drive for the Senoia area and beyond will be May 7.

The Exchange at 1105 Davis Road, a $28.5 million high-end apartment community will consist of 280 units. This will be the first major multi-family community in 10 years.

Building (002)The project will be developed by Davis Road Developers, L.L.C., whose principal partners are Paul Dastugue III, CPM and Quentin Dastugue, CCIM of New Orleans, Stephen Keller of Baton Rouge, La. and Lagrange native Paul Birkeli. They have extensive backgrounds and experience in providing real estate development, management and related services across the Southeastern United States.

The new development will be a craftsman-inspired garden-style upscale community, featuring five floorplans from 650 square feet to 1,200 square feet in one, two and three bedroom units. The approximately 30+ acre site will allow for generous open and uncrowded access and space while also providing a gated and private environment.

The 280 units will include granite counter tops, attached and detached garages, a unique natural environment with landscape and water features and a large multifunctional club house, pool and fitness center.

Located in the growth corridor of Lagrange on South Davis Road, it is within close proximity to the newly developed Lagrange Office/Business Park, the redeveloped Lagrange Mall, as well as multiple banking and dining establishments, schooling and the soon to be opened public access biking and jogging trail called the Thread.

“We are excited to bring this amazing new project to Lagrange,” stated Dastugue.

“The LaGrange area has seen tremendous growth in recent years, but relatively few new rental units added. The Exchange at 1105 will fill that void in the market for high end transitional housing.”

New Year, New Hours – Wild Leap is Now Open Daily!


• Monday – Thursday: 5pm-10pm

• Friday: 5pm-12am

• Saturday: 12pm-12am

• Sunday: 12:30pm-7pm


Join us for the I ❤ the 90’s Party on Sat. Jan 20th, and come get jiggy with it to the best music of the 90’s!!


Wild Leap is the perfect venue for all your event needs, accommodating groups ranging from 10 to 2,400+.

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2018 MLK Parade Planned for Saturday

LaGrange, Ga. January 11, 2018 – The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will be Saturday, January 13th at 1:00 p.m.

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January 2017 MLK Parade

The theme of this year’s parade is “Love, Peace, and Harmony.”

The Grand Marshal of the Parade is LaGrange native Zikei Brooks. Brooks was a finalist on the cooking competition show Chopped Jr.

2018 Grand Marshall & Chopped Jr. Finalist Zikei Brooks with Parade Organizer Yvonne Pittman

The parade is sponsored by the Zeta Phi Beta sorority, Theta Xi Zeta chapter.

2017 MLK Parade

Parade organizer and Zeta Phi Beta member Yvonne Pittman has been in charge of the parade for more than 25 years.

“I’m very proud of the tradition of having the MLK parade every year in LaGrange,” Pittman said.

“I want to help keep the dream alive.”

Roads will begin closing along the parade route shortly before the parade begins.

The parade route will begin in front of LaGrange High School on North Greenwood Street and follow the same route as the Christmas Parade.


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