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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 ...

Cameron-Awtrey-Brady-Hunnicutt House has hundreds of years of memories

The Cameron-Awtrey-Brady-Hunnicutt House has stood on Vernon Street for 165 years, and after all that time, laughter and family gatherings are still a mainstay of the stately home. According to William Davidson’s “Pine Log and Greek Revival,” the home was built in 1853 by a pioneer settler, builder and contractor named Benjamin Cameron. It was one of several structures that he built in the area. “Benjamin Cameron built it,” said Gail Hunnicutt, who has lived in the home for most of ...

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 ...

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 ...