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‘A funny, light-hearted, good show’

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Weddings can be chaotic enough, but throw in gangsters, musical numbers, a drunken (or drowsy) chaperone and put it all inside a musical within a play, and the end result is Lafayette Society for Performing Arts’ upcoming satirical show “The Drowsy Chaperone.”The production is “a comedy disguised as a musical,” said director Valerie Longshore-Sargent. The story is framed around the narrator, called simply Man in Chair, who Longshore-Sargent describes as a modern lover of old musical theater, but “with an old soul.”

 

In our community: July 22, 2014

TodayEvents: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register.Western line dance lessons are 1 p.m. at The Active Life on Ragland Street. Cost is $5. Betty Cook, 706-882-1955The Interfaith Food Closet at 41...

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Theft/ Entering AutoLaGrange Police responded to a report of theft and entering auto in the one hundred block of Victoria Point.The victim told officers someone broke into his 2008 Cadillac while it was parked in his driveway. The thief or thieves got away with several items including: a Ruger LCP firearm, a gun holster, a HP lap top and bag, computer speakers, Rayban sunglasses, Hugo Boss leather case, an I-Pad, and a check book. The items are ...

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Routine traffic stop yields drug bust

A routine traffic stop became anything but routine after Troup County Sheriff’s deputies discovered suspected drugs inside the car.Investigators said one of their deputies pulled over a black Honda Civic on Interstate 85, near mile marker 18 yesterday for an improper lane change. After stopping the vehicle, the deputy noticed two of the passengers allegedly had heroin, cocaine, pills, and drug paraphernalia, according to a police report. The quantities of each drug is not kno...

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Church to host free barbecue, giveaways Saturday

Anointed by Faith Ministries hosts a city-wide barbecue and school giveaway on Saturday at the church, 1200 Fourth Ave. in LaGrange.The event will be 9 a.m. to noon and includes free barbecue, book bags, school supplies, hair cuts, hair braiding, senior hair cuts and curls, clothes, kids games, jumpers and rides. Live entertainment will be on hand throughout the day with singing, dancing, rapping and horse back riding. All events are free.

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In our community: July 21, 2014

Today Meetings: The Troup County Democratic Party committee meets at 6 p.m. at the William Griggs Recreation Center LaGrange.Troup County Association of Beekeepers meets at 7 p.m. at the Ag Building on Hamilton Road. Meetings are open to anyone interested in beekeeping. UGA Cooperative Extension, 706-883-1675 or Terry, 706-882-2493Today–Wedne...

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Winston Churchill’s passion for painting

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Sir Winston ChurchillSir Winston Churchill’s name can almost synonymously be used with the words ” great political leader”, “British war hero”, and “Nobel Prize winner.”Now, you can add “painter” to that list. Sir Winston Churchill, who was a two time former British Prime Minister (1940-1945, 1951-1955), hel...

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Being part of the SPLOST tour experience

The subject of special-purpose, local-option sales tax funds has been touchy in the past, with it praised by officials as a saving grace for county improvement and condemned by some in the community as a back-door tax for unnecessary projects.That was the duality I had in mind when I boarded a Parks and Recreation bus Tuesday with about dozen local officials and a couple of other media representatives for a “SPLOST tour” to see different projects around the county. It f...

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