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‘Shadow Hour’ production examines perceptions of truth

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The age-old questions of “What is the truth and who do you believe?” are at the center of LaGrange College Theatre Arts’ production of “Shadow Hour,” which opens tonight and runs through April 27 at Price Theater.Written by Ralph Tropf, the play is a courtroom drama that centers around a young female staffer in Washington, D.C., who accuses a prominent senator of sexual assault. Through a series of flashbacks, the incident is seen from both his and her standpoints. The jury has to find the truth, but things become difficult when each juror has a different interpretation of what actually happened.Director Tracy Clahan Riggs said it is a story that has played out many times in American politics.

 

Calumet Park renovations near completion

Renovations to Calumet Park is expected to be complete next month, according to LaGrange City Manager Tom Hall.LaGrange City Council voted in September to spend $100,000 on park improvements after Hall said several residents in the area approached the council at several council meetings requesting revitalization of the area.“We’re always interested in working with neighborhoods to make a positive impact and improve the quality of life,” said Hall....

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Commission chair candidates address public Commission strife

The two Republican candidates for Troup County Commission participated in a question-and-answer forum Tuesday, with one of the top issues addressed being the recent public division among the County Commission.Candidate Frank Kirby said Troup County is near and dear to his heart and he wasn’t sure what to think after recent events with the County Commission. He said the commission needs to come together no matter how the members feel about each other behind closed doors. No ma...

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Cheerleaders still without equipment

Some promises being fulfilled, others still remain broken. That’s according to parents whose children are part of the Cheer Alliance program.In a April 19-20 LaGrange Daily News article, the owners of Cheer Alliance, John and Kellie Varga, decided to end the cheerleading program in LaGrange last month. Many parents were upset because they claim the Varga’s only told them the gym was in “transition” at a year end banquet the weekend of April 12th. More were f...

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Public safety

Simple Assault/BatteryPolice responded to the 100 block of Old Airport Road where a woman was holding a butcher knife threatening another woman. No charges were pressed as the victim said the suspect is suffering from mental illness and was having a breakdown.Deputies responded to the 9600 block of Hogansville Road where they found a man bleeding from the back of his head. The man refused medical treatment and refused to make a report.A woman ...

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Reaching new heights

The Sons of Lafayette will be lifting up their voices to the heavens this weekend at the First Presbyterian Church at the corners of Broad and North Lewis Streets.The all male choir is pulling out all the stops in their annual Spring Concert, including the official debut of the Shoal Creek quartet. The group’s musical choices will feature all American composers and will include classical selections, some novelty pieces, and a few songs from the Beatles.“We...

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New CCRPI scores, standards show mixed bag for schools

Recently released scores on Troup County schools’ college and career readiness show a mixed bag, with some schools showing gains, others losses in the face of changing state standards, but the school system overall remaining steady.The Georgia Department of Education recently released the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for all public schools. Georgia began developing the new statewide accountability system in February 2012, after the state was ...

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Sheriff’s annual car show coming back for fifth year

The annual Troup County Sheriff’s Office car show is coming May 3 for its fifth year.Started by Maj. Charles Nixon with the TCSO, the show benefits the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Home Pineland on Youngs Mill Road. Pineland is sponsored by the Georgia Sheriffs Association and serves boys aged 9-16 throughout the state who need a temporary place to live due to a troubled home life. The home currently has 10 boys living there according to Director Wayne Pittman. St...

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