month : 08/2018 6 results

History and Art

LaGrange Art Museum showcases creativity of LaGrange By Alicia B. Hill The LaGrange Daily News A 126-year-old example of Victorian architecture draws the eye of first time visitors and locals alike exploring downtown LaGrange. The building that now houses the LaGrange Art Museum was originally constructed in 1892 to serve as the Troup County Jail and did not find its current use until 1978. In the time between, it served a variety of purposes including the city welfare office, ...

When Life gives you Lemons

Three decades in, Taste of Lemon has become a LaGrange staple By Daniel Evans The LaGrange Daily News Betty Daniel said if she had to name her restaurant today, she’d probably choose a different one than she gave it 36 years ago. However, the uniqueness of the name Taste of Lemon — now nearing its fourth decade in operations — sets the scene for a special experience, unlike any you can find elsewhere in Troup County. The restaurant is housed in the old First Methodist Episcopal ...

Hitting the Right Note

2017 LaGrange Has Talent winner has a bright future ahead By Alicia B. Hill The LaGrange Daily News Charlie Key is only 12-years-old, but she has already achieved local acclaim for her singing abilities, thanks to her award-winning performance at LaGrange Has Talent last fall, in addition to an impressive number of other locally performances. Key isn’t even in high school yet, but she already has a dream to one day start a children’s theater. She has performed in programs through ...

Why I Love LaGrange: Keith Schuermann

By Daniel Evans The LaGrange Daily News Keith Schuermann has served as the director of the Troup-Harris Regional Library system since 2012. We sat down with him to talk about his role at the library and what he likes to do when he’s not working. LDN: Are you originally from LaGrange or Troup County? Schuermann: No, I was actually born in Ferguson, Missouri. I would often as a teenager go to the city of St. Louis, so I moved to Chicago for film school. In the course of ultimately ...

Home with a view

Bakers get to look at Piney Woods Lake all year long By Gabrielle Jansen The LaGrange Daily News Sitting in the windowed porch of the Baker house on Country Club Drive, you get a view of Piney Woods Lake and the wildlife. “We’re after the view and certainly we’ve not been disappointed,” homeowner Markette Baker said. Markette and Jim Baker bought the land from Milliken and Company in 2016 and built and finished their two-story, 4,500-square-foot total house in 2017. Milliken ...

‘It’s why I get up in the morning’

The Keegans have a long history of taking care of horses, training riders at Flat Creek Ranch Hidden in the country roads of Hogansville is historic Flat Creek Ranch. The ranch currently boards horses and teaches riding lessons, but has an extensive history, which includes being a host site for the Olympic games and playing a role in the founding of the South Eastern Arena and Trail Series. The ranch has its ties with the 1996 Olympics and former Olympians, according to owner Joan Keegan. ...