month : 08/2017 4 results

Historic home

By Alicia B. Hill At the center of McLendon Circle, at the end of Ben Hill St., sits a beautiful antebellum home framed between two magnolia trees as old as the house itself. Bellevue is one of LaGrange’s most notable historic homes, thanks to its rich history as the home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill. Hill ran a successful law practice in LaGrange, was a U.S. Senator both before and after the Civil War, and was a senator for the Confederacy during the war. “This is the second house ...

The artistic hub of West Georgia

By Baker Ellis On a given summer weekday in downtown LaGrange within the confines of a nondescript, single-story building on Bull Street, a cacophony of laughter, singing and dancing can be heard ringing through the halls. Children of all ages are clustered together at various times of the week in various stages of the building, some in pink tutus practicing ballet, others clambering around in costumes, preparing for an upcoming theatre performance. This is the Lafayette Society for Perfor...

More than a sport

By Kevin Eckleberry It’s a fellowship. The men and women who get together on a regular basis to fish in tournaments at West Point Lake are competitive, and no one is angling for second place. In the same breath, however, the group has formed a sense of community and family. When the day is done, when the final boat has docked and the fish are in the bag, the anglers gather together to swap stories, share refreshments around the picnic tables, and just enjoy each other’s ...

Walk on the Wild Side

By Daniel Evans There are a lot of places in the world you can walk through and see different animals, but few let you get up close and personal like Pine Mountain’s Wild Animal Safari. The park is open 364 days a year, only being closed on Christmas day, and is popular for both locals and people traveling from afar. “We have people from all walks of life. When I first started, it was word of mouth, and that was about the only time people knew of anything. At this point, we have ...