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Preparations begin for Salem Road Bridge replacement

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A project to replace the Salem Road bridge is getting underway and the road is set to close on Aug. 7 for the replacement.The proposal approved by the county in May was to demolish the current bridge and build a new one that replicates the steel truss look of the current bridge, which was built in 1929. The contractor and county also agreed to save a piece of the original steel truss as a memento.

 

LaGrange College offense in good hands

If you’re going to run a pass-happy offense where the running game is an afterthought, having a talented, capable quarterback is a must.Fortunately for the LaGrange College Panthers, they’re all set at the quarterback position, with Graham Craig returning for his junior season.In his first season with the Panthers, all Craig did was lead NCAA Division III in passing yards per game with 357, and he was eighth in the country with 32 touchdowns.By the...

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WGTC to host logistics summit in Carrollton

The state’s leading expert in logistics will headline the inaugural West Georgia Logistics Summit Aug. 20 at the Burson Center in Carrollton.The summit is jointly sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce/Carroll Tomorrow and West Georgia Technical College and features a keynote address from Page Siplon, executive director of the Georgia Centers of Innovation and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Siplon is a highly sought-after leader and speaker in th...

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Re-Generation hosts Hootenanny 10 at Lafayette Society for Performing Arts’ Black Box Theater, 214 Bull St., Aug. 15-17.Doors open at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16, 2 p.m. Aug. 17, and attendees may bring food and drink to eat prior to the show. Seating is limited to 16 tables of eight people each night. Reservations are required at $12.50 per person or $100 for a table. For tickets call 706-882-9909.

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Man beaten unconscious on South Greenwood Street

One man was beaten unconscious by another man in the 500 block of South Greenwood Street.According to the LaGrange Police Department, the wife of the man who was hit found him laying unconscious outside on the ground.Police say several eyewitnesses told them a man got out of a silver vehicle and approached the victim. That’s when the suspect allegedly punched the man in the face and left the scene.The victim was taken to West Georgia Health for medical t...

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The search continues for shooting suspect

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office continue their search for 35-year-old Mathew Wilson Strickland.According to TCSO, Strickland allegedly shot Fred Fincher in the back with a shotgun a week ago. The incident was not immediately reported. Deputies say Fincher told them Strickland shot him while they were riding four wheelers on Lovic Davis Road.After taking the report and seeing an obvious gun shot wound, Deputies say Fincher was transported to Wes...

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LaGrange man shot three times

Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department continue to look for gunmen responsible for a shooting off of Wynnwood Drive.Police said they responded to a call around 9 p.m. Monday evening of a male who had been shot. When officers arrived, they found Brandon Laney, who had been shot three times.According to police, Laney was transported to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus for treatment. He was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday morning.Investigato...

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Making every dollar count

Receiving a free education still comes with a price for the 1,100 children in the Early Head Start and Head Start programs in Troup County.It’s not the children or parents who pay, but the administrators of the program that must come up with 20 percent of matching funds, the rest of which is provided by the federal government. That job rests squarely on the shoulders of Virginia Thomas.“The 20 percent is to show the government that we have community support, ...

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Woman’s Club seeking Bellevue Belles

The LaGrange Woman’s Club is seeking a diverse group of young ladies who are interested in presenting the history and culture of LaGrange to visitors at Bellevue, a National Historic Landmark.Participants must be of high school age with good academic standing, personal poise, presentation skills and an interest in history. Selection process will include an interview. Applications are available at Bellevue, 204 Ben Hill St., Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2-5 p.m.A...

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Organizations come together for Operation BackPack Impact

A group in West Point made up of organizations, social clubs and churches has set a lofty goal to give away 500 backpacks to West Point children just in time for back to school.Operation BackPack Impact Community Day will be held on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the recreation football field located behind Givorns Foods in West Point. Families may enjoy a day of fun and free food, along with receiving backpacks filled with school supplies.

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LifeSouth blood drivesLifeSouth will hold the following blood drives in the area:• West Georgia Health from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.• Walmart on U.S. Highway 29 in Valley, Alabama, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.Center seeking donations for clothes, money

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In our community: July 29, 2014

TodayMeetings: LaGrange Serenity Groups and Al-Anon meet at 6 p.m. at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.The LaGrange Shufflers meet at the Active Life center at 140 Ragland St. for regular square, round and line dances from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Cost to dance is $6. 706-812-4974Today–WednesdayChurches: Leete Hill United Methodist Church, 810 Hamilton Road, hosts vacation Bible sch...

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Winning summer for Grangers

It’s been a productive, and winning summer for the LaGrange High boys’ basketball team.The Grangers put the wraps on their summer schedule by playing three games at Auburn University on Saturday.The Grangers played 24 games in June, and they won all but a handful of them.Many of those games were played at LaGrange, including games against Auburn, Valley and Beauregard last week to wrap up the home portion of the summer schedule.The playe...

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New look on coaching staff

The LaGrange College coaching staff will have a new look to it this season.The biggest change from the start of the 2013 season is the man at the top, with Matt Mumme set to begin his first full season as the head coach.Mumme stepped in as head coach with three games remaining in the 2013 season, and the team went 2-1 in those games.There will be other significant changes as well this season.Earl Chambers, who played for the Georgia Bulldogs and had...

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Panthers ready to soar

It was a difficult situation, but LaGrange College head coach Matt Mumme felt the players did a remarkable job of handling things.With three games remaining in the 2013 season, Mumme replaced Todd Mooney as the Panthers’ head coach.The Panthers lost their first game with Mumme at the helm, but they closed the season on a two-game winning streak to finish at 5-5.

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Traffic stop leads to drug bust

Possession of Marijuana / Following Too CloselyTroup County Sheriff’s deputies made a drug bust bust following a routine traffic stop.According to the Sheriffs Office, a deputy stopped a silver 2006 Cadillac DTS Saturday night on Interstate 85, near mile marker 20. The deputy said he noticed the vehicle was following another car too closely and was failing to maintain its lane of traffic.After pulling the car over, the deputy sa...

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Point University hosts community children’s choir opportunities

Point University’s Fine Arts Department announces new opportunities for the community to be involved with events through their children’s choir, now in its third year.The children’s choir is open to all children between first and seventh grade. Highlights of this year’s children’s choir will be a special performance for members of the Lanier Nursing Home in Valley, Alabama, on Nov. 17 and two Christmas performances with Point University Concert Choir/S...

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Active Life hosts gospel concert, dinner

The Active Life will host a special Gospel Concert and dinner featuring Hope’s Journey and Higher Hope with a special appearance by the Shiloh Baptist Church Praise Choir on Saturday.Seating is limited for the show, which begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For ticket information, those interested may call 706-883-1681.The Active Life recreation center is located at 140 Ragland St. in LaGrange.

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