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Head-on wreck results in death of county employee

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A Troup County Parks and Recreation Department employee was killed today in a head-on wreck between a tractor-trailer truck and a pickup in the 2000 block of South Davis Road.Sherrill Allen Cadwell, 58, of LaGrange, was pronounced dead at the scene.According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Joel Puckett, Cadwell, was driving a Troup County Parks and Recreation pickup west toward Whitesville Road when he swerved into the oncoming lane, colliding with a trailer tractor from Vaughn Xpress traveling east toward Hamilton Road.Puckett said the cause of the wreck is still being determined.Puckett said an autopsy will be conducted at a later time to determine Cadwell’s condition at the time of the wreck.


‘Shadow Hour’ production examines perceptions of truth

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...

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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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Sunday drive is a great way to reflect on life

The hectic life can sometimes be ameliorated with a Sunday drive that begins before daybreak. Recently, a drive from Athens to Augusta brought pause to a week that had been marked by events and projects with deadlines. It was nice to relax and to reflect.Initial thoughts had to do with the changing of times. In the late 1700s when Augusta was the second most-important city in the state, Savannah being the first, it took two days on horseback to get from Augusta to Athens. Now it ta...

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First step for Warriors

The LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors had no trouble with Valwood on Tuesday, rolling to an 11-0 victory in the opening round of the GISA Class AA state tournament.The Lady Warriors (12-1) won the Region 4-AA championship to earn their state invitation, and with Tuesday’s win, they’re one of just eight teams left standing in the state.LaGrange Academy will host defending state champion First Presbyterian next week, most likely on Tuesday.Sydney Emerso...

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