month : 06/2017 4 results

LaGrange’s sweet treat

By Baker Ellis Over the course of the 2017 summer, LaGrange will play host to a number of famous musical groups. The Beach Boys kicked off the concert season with a show in April, Kool and the Gang will be in town on May 28, while Vince Gill, The Molly Ringwalds and TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band will all make appearances throughout the rest of the summer as well. Cities of comparable size to LaGrange do not draw in bands of this magnitude, especially not on a consistent ...

Maybe it will levitate: The works of Eddie Owens Martin

By Alicia B. Hill It is rare for an art exhibit to inspire quite the level of mythos that the works of folk artist Eddie Owens Martin have achieved, but the works currently displayed in LaGrange and Buena Vista were made by a painter, sculptor and fortune teller from Marion County who is a local legend unto himself. A brief review of Martin's life swiftly turns up tales of snake charming, levitation, and celestial beings, and that is just the beginning. Martin - or as he liked to call ...

A comeback story

By Kevin Eckleberry He had a plan. When David Kelton inherited the head-coaching position for the LaGrange College baseball team before the 2014 season, he had a vision, a picture of what he thought the program could be. That vision has been realized. It has been an extraordinary season for the Panthers, and the man who has put together the blueprint for the success is Kelton, the Troup High graduate who played professional baseball for 10 years before turning to coaching. In ...

A designer’s dream: The story of 505 Eats

By Baker Ellis Joyce Sato can most often be found behind the scenes. The Korean-born, Ohio-raised former fashion designer spends the majority of her day out of the spotlight, helping to create some of the best meals that can be found anywhere in the city of LaGrange. The meals she is concocting come from the kitchen of 505 Eats, one of the most popular lunch options county-wide. From an ever-changing weekly specials menu that has included Chicago mini dogs, black bean roasted corn ...