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Schools: Properly prepare students for CRCT

Troup County School System will administer the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) to students in grades 3 through 8.Georgia’s CRCT tests are state-mandated achievement tests for students. The CRCT covers the content areas of reading, English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. According to the Georgia Department of Education, the primary purpose of the CRCT is to provide a valid measure of the quality of educational services provided throughout t...

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Long Cane Middle School students raise over $1,600 for cancer

Students at Long Cane Middle School participated in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program and raised funds to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research, and for patient services.Pennies for Patients is part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s national school and youth programs. Pennies for Patients has a double benefit, because they allow students to develop compassion and learn the value of helping others as they work for a go...

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1939: New church construction, city photographed for Library of Congress

Aprils past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1939.Front Page NewsContract is Let for Methodist Church Buildings — Work on a new $56,275 parsonage and Sunday school annex for the First Methodist Church in LaGrange will begin Monday morning, J.K. Boatwright, chairman of the building committee, announced today following awarding of a contract for the construction project.Daniel Lumber Com...

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Do people have a ‘sinful nature’?

Andrew P. asks, “You said that we don’t have a sinful nature. Could you explain that to me in more depth?”To understand the idea of “sinful nature” it is first important to know from where that idea comes. It is most closely associated with the doctrine of Total Depravity, which teaches that people are born with inherited sin all the way from Adam. It says that when Adam sinned, his nature became corrupted and that corrupted nature got passed on to all...

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The loneliest bees, the solitary bee

We’ve all heard about what’s happening to the honey bees. The colony collapse disorder which has depleted the population of honey bees nationwide has been in the news for the past several years.Honey bees both wild and managed have died from a combination of issues: parasites, pesticides, habitat deterioration and disease. What do bees do that is so important? Pollination is what makes the plant world go around.When bees visit flowers to collect the nectar fo...

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Fundraisers

Online campaign, golf tournament to benefit Eric BennettFriends of Eric Bennett, who suffered traumatic brain injuries, are raising money to help with his medical expenses. Online donations may be made at the GoFundMe site under “Eric Bennett Recovery (Go Dawgs)” at address www.gofundme.com/7mwscw . The goal of the fund-raising site is $10,000. On June 20, a four-man scramble golf tournament will be held at Orchard Hills Golf Club in Newnan. Registratio...

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School System to host Garden Food Fair for healthy options

The Troup County Nutrition Department presents the A to Z Garden Food Fair on April 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Berta Weathersbee Elementary School cafeteria.“We’re thrilled to bring back this great concept to Troup County,” said Tina Duckett, director of public relations for Troup County School System. “We invite all Troup County School System students, parents and employees to come out and enjoy a good time.”“The purpose of this event is ...

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