month : 11/2017 5 results

Bringing the Music to LaGrange

We talked to Becca Eiland, the Sweetland Amphitheatre Board Director, about how she came to LaGrange and what she loves about her job. LDN: How long have you lived in Troup County/ LaGrange? Eiland: I have lived in Troup County for seven years. I met my husband in college, and he was from here. We lived in Atlanta and we lived in Miami and decided to move to LaGrange sort of as a temporary move. [We] fell in love with it and decided to stay. LDN: What college did you and your husband both ...

Lafayette Alliance: Local group focuses on Lafayette’s impact

Cur non, or better yet, why not? The motto of Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roche-Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette and his family was spoken as ‘cur non’ in the original French, but it still stands to LaGrange’s new society, Lafayette Alliance today. According to the group’s chair, Richard Ingram, the saying was a part of the Marquis de Lafayette’s family’s coat of arms and was bolted to a sense of optimism. Ingram sees promoting Lafayette as important because of the historical ...

From Farm to Table: Long Cane Farms supplies food for Pine Mountain restaurant

Staring at the 125 acres full of cows, chickens and vegetables at Long Cane Farms, it’s almost hard to take in all that you’re seeing. But for owner Richard Wolfe, this is just another day at the farm.  “It’s turned into a serious hobby, but it’s still just a hobby,” Wolfe said. Wolfe, a long time LaGrange resident and community figure, bought the farm when he moved back with his family 20 years ago. The farmer was born in LaGrange and went to LaGrange High School before going ...

Keeping Its Character

Jim and Cathy Arrington have renovated a house built in 1835, but they’re keeping as much as they can original Driving down Vernon Road, it would be easy to miss the antebellum, greek revival cottage tucked behind two ancient magnolia trees, but the historic Ferrell-Holder House seems satisfied to sit away from the hustle and bustle of the busy road. The historic home was added to the National Register of Historic Places Inventory on August 14, 1979, as the Ferrell-Holder House, after ...

Passion for Painting

It’s three days before the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival and Melissa Howington is as busy as ever. There are snowmen and pumpkin door hangers to be painted and the time to do so is running out fast. This festival is her busiest time of the year, and it’s one of the things she most looks forward to. “I work until midnight Friday night (the day before the festival),” Howington said. “I paint, paint, paint, work, work, work, and it’s not even all painting. It’s pricing and ...