Students dress up for success

On Tuesday, the LaGrange City Council heard an update on Empowerment Wednesday, a locally run program that hopes to empower students by helping them dress up one day a week.

Empowerment Wednesday began with a small group of students at Whitesville Road Elementary School in 2016, asking them simply to dress up and wear a tie one day a week.

‘It sews together the community’

Hundreds of citizens walked, jogged and ran down the model mile of the Thread on Saturday morning, celebrating the trail’s completion with a fun run.

On Saturday, the Thread trail and the greenspace on Haralson St. were filled with close to a thousand community members for the ribbon cutting and celebration of the completion of the first 1.3 miles of the Thread trail — otherwise known as the model mile. The area where the ceremony took place has undergone drastic improvements in recent years, and officials expressed their excitement over the beautiful public space that it has become.