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14-year-old girl airlifted to Atlanta after car wreck

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A late-night car crash on West Point Road left a 14-year-old girl badly injured after she was ejected from the vehicle.According to Sgt. Maurice Raines of the Georgia State Patrol, the girl was air lifted to an Atlanta Pediatric Hospital and is in critical condition.The accident is said to have occurred around 2 a.m.The girl’s mother was driving the vehicle.Troopers from the Georgia State Patrol are currently investigating the accident and LaGrange Daily News will provide updates as more information becomes available.

 

JSL attic sale to support community

The Junior Service League’s attic sale fundraiser this weekend.The sale is in the former Westbrook Service and Tire building at 308 Main St. in LaGrange.Saturday early admission at 8 a.m. is $5, while regular admission at 8:30 a.m. is $1.A preview sale is at 6 p.m. Friday for $5 admission with items costing 50 percent more than the ticketed price. Among the items for sale are household goods, lawn and garden items, sporting equipment, sofas, chairs, bedr...

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Miss Hummingbird winners to compete for Miss Georgia titles

The 2015 Miss Hummingbird Festival, Gabrielle Booth of Marietta, and the 2015 Miss Hummingbird Festival Outstanding Teen, Malone Powell of Albany, won their titles at the third annual Hummingbird Festival Pageant Saturday evening.Miss Middle West Georgia, Austin Carruth, and Miss Middle West Georgia Outstanding Teen, Ashton Leddon, who were also crowned Saturday, will be competing in the Miss Georgia pageants in June alongside the new Hummingbird winners.Booth and Malone...

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Study ranks income inequality in Troup 9th in nation

When Donna Smith moved to LaGrange from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, she thought she was coming to a vibrant community with a strong middle-class economy.She had family here, and had been visiting since the 1960s — but her dreams quickly became nightmares.Smith, who has some college education and is now in her 60s, is a certified massage therapist, but to make ends meet has worked a myriad of jobs since moving to LaGrange. She’s worked as a receptioni...

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Cold front to bring chill to county

A cold front will bring a good chance of rain and decidedly cooler temperatures to West Georgia.Friday’s forecast is for a high of 80, a low of 55 and an 80 percent chance of rain, which should taper off by 7 p.m.The mercury should reach only the mid-60s Saturday, then plunge to the mid-40s overnight. Sunday should be a bit warmer, with a high in the lower 70s and a low near 50. Skies will be clear both days.Warmer temperatures return Monday and Tuesday,...

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Panic alarm activated at probation office

An irate and erratic woman caused a panic alarm to be activated at the LaGrange municipal probation office on Ridley Avenue on Wednesday.Officers responded after 911 dispatchers indicated the woman was throwing items at probation officers, including a clip board that nearly missed one of the officers, according to police reports.After the alarm was activated, the woman fled on foot, knocking over a trash can and exiting a rear door, the report said.Police were...

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Fundraisers

Family seeking help with medical costsThe family of Ronnie Smith is seeking help in paying for his medical expenses following several serious medical problems – including a brain bleed, blood clots and colon polyps – that he has suffered since March. A benefit car wash is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Parkway Mitsubishi on Lafayette Parkway. Anyone wishing to donate may do so to “The Ronnie Smith Fund” at PNC Bank or by going to Islan...

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Local church now a part of national affiliation

The Sovereign Grace Church of LaGrange can add a new title to its name.The church is now a recognized member of the Sovereign Grace ministry - a group that is nationally recognized for their gospel culture. The ministry has a network of churches within the United States and internationally.“We shared a very similar church culture,” said Pastor Russell Tusing. “We’re both very contemporary. We recognize that everyone is not the same … we have...

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Troup falls in region tourney

The Troup softball team met its match.Facing Whitewater in the opening round of the Region 5-AAAA tournament on Wednesday, Troup lost 14-8 and 8-0.It was a three-game series, and if the teams had split Wednesday’s games, they would have played a third and final game today.Whitewater, the tournament’s number one seed, made that unnecessary by sweeping Wednesday’s doubleheader against fourth-seeded Troup.In the other tournament serie...

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Big night of volleyball on tap

They’ll be volleying for a good cause today.The Callaway, LaGrange and Troup volleyball teams will get together at Troup High today for the Dig Pink classic, which will not only be a showcase for the local teams, but will also raise awareness and money to combat breast cancer.“We’re excited. I think it’s going to be a fun night,” said Troup volleyball coach Jodi Dowden, herself a cancer survivor. “We’ve had some great sponsorship...

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It’s his final go-around

If it was a Friday night and the LaGrange Grangers were at home, young Triston Dozier was usually there, settled into his seat at Callaway Stadium cheering the team on.When the Grangers were on their way to a third state championship in four years in 2004, Dozier’s cousin, Justin Patterson, was a star running back who had more than 1,200 yards.“We were just about at every game,” said Dozier, who in 2004 was learning the game on the recreation fields of ...

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LaGrange eyes 2-0 region start

It’s not the same old Columbus.Columbus hasn’t had a whole lot to crow about on the football field over the years, and while this year’s team probably isn’t a threat to hoist the state-championship trophy in December, things are definitely looking up.After winning a combined one game in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the Blue Devils already have two wins under their belt this year.The resurgent Blue Devils will be at Callaway Stadium on Fri...

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Child rapist sentenced to four life sentences

Troup County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon on Monday showed little mercy in sentencing convicted child rapist Daryl E. McGruder to four consecutive life sentences with an additional 20 years.McGruder was found guilty of four counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation Friday by a jury of 12 Troup County residents.“No man-made punishment will be appropriate for this type of violence. (This sentence) is not sufficient for what you...

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September marriages

The following people were issued marriage licenses in Troup County Probate Court in September:Christopher Scott Rice Jr. and Kelly Jo Powell.Brandon Martez Culpepper and Telithia Brown.Zachary William Blalock and Anne-Marie Dgien.Matalito Lamar Bass and Porchia Jalethia Hurston.Richard Wayne Massey and Melissa Ann Walters.Christopher Neal Brooks and Sara Agnes Gosdin.Harvey Anthony Truitt and Desiree Taghaza Lindsey....

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New Leadership Troup participants off to roaring start

The 2014-15 class of Leadership Troup participants is off to a roaring start, exchanging ideas, learning from one another and gaining insight into community leadership.Leadership Troup, sponsored by the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, is a nine-month program designed to develop leadership skills and promote community involvement within existing and emerging community leaders from across Troup County. Participants take part in sessions focusing on specific aspects of comm...

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In our community: Oct. 2, 2014

TodayEvents: A bridge game is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.Crime Stoppers meets at 6 p.m. in the LaGrange Police Department training...

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Argument, fist fight lead to police response

A fight between two Turner Street women Monday evening garnered the attention of police, leading to disorderly conduct warnings.Police arrived at an apartment in the 100 block of Turner Street shortly before 8:30 p.m. and made contact with the two women. The complainant told police that the second woman had been “bothering her daughter,” and she wanted the woman to leave her residence, according to police reports.An argument ensued in which the woman allegedl...

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Mama Sherry’s re-opens at former Katies’ Too location

Mama Sherry’s restaurant has re-opened at the location of the former Katie’s Too restaurant on Lincoln Street.Formerly know as Mama Sherry’s Home Cooking, the restaurant closed its Vernon Street location in June after changing partnerships, and is now under the name Mama Sherry’s Homestyle Buffet, which opened Sept. 11.The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce hosted an official re-opening ceremony Tuesday morning to welcome new owner Sherry L...

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