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Police still searching for answers in stabbing

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Police were left with more questions than answers after a brutal fight Tuesday evening at the Whispering Pines Apartment complex off Hogansville Road.The LaGrange Police Department says when officers arrived on scene they found 18 -year-old Brandon Clausell with two stab wounds, one on his back, the other on his chest. He was taken to West Georgia Health for treatment. Investigators say his wounds are not life threatening.Clausell told officers three males attacked him outside one of the apartments. He said one of the suspects then pulled a knife and stabbed him.Police are still investigating the incident. No arrests have been made.


In our community: July 24, 2014

TodayEvents: A bridge game is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and industries. Admission is free. Career coaches from the Department of Labor Career Center, Troup County Works, LaGrange College and West Georgia T...

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Players put to the test

Flipping the tire the first time is enough of a challenge.Doing it a second time, after making it through an obstacle course on a stifling July morning, is a particularly brutal test.The obstacle course is part of Troup High’s Iron Tiger competition which measures the players in a number of different areas.There were weight-lifting events, speed events, a jumping competition, events designed to test strength and endurance, and also the obstacle course....

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Troup ready to get started

It’s go time.The Troup Tigers, along with every other team across the state, will officially kick off preseason practice on Friday.Friday is the first day, according to the Georgia High School Association, that teams can hold an official practice.On Aug. 1, a week from Friday, teams can hold their first full-contact practice.The Tigers will be on the practice field from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Friday, and they’ll maintain that practice s...

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Thompson at Vanderbilt camp

One of Troup’s players was absent from the Iron Tiger competition the past few days, but he had a pretty good excuse.Tristan Thompson, an offensive lineman for Troup, is attending a camp at Vanderbilt University this week for players the team is interested in.“They invited 100 guys to come up, and he’s one of the 100 that came,” Troup head coach Lynn Kendall said.Thompson will be a senior this season, and he’ll be a key member of ...

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Freeman to get his shot as a freshman

Former Callaway Cavalier KeShun Freeman wasn’t at the ACC media days in Greensboro, N.C., but his name did come up.Freeman is a freshman linebacker for Georgia Tech, and as an early enrollee he has been with the team since the winter.That allowed Freeman to participate in spring practice with the Jackets, and head coach Paul Johnson said he made quite an impression.When talking about the defense with members of the media this week, Johnson said Freeman w...

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Nationals drop one

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies tried a little bit of everything to break out of their funk. They wore their socks high and even engaged in a pregame staring contest.Turns out, the best cure for their slump was simply the left arm of Jorge De La Rosa.De La Rosa struck out a season-high 11 as he pitched efficiently into the eighth inning and the wobbly Colorado bullpen held off Washington’s late rally, helping the Rockies snap a seven-game skid with a 6-4 win ove...

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In our community: July 23, 2014

TodayMeetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.Churches: Springfield Baptist Church in Hogansville will host vacation bible school at 6 p.m. All kids ages 3 to 10 years old are invited.Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.Today, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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Independents helped David Perdue beat Jack Kingston

Though nearly every poll showed Congressman Jack Kingston poised to win the runoff for the Georgia Senate Republican primary, businessman David Perdue narrowly prevailed (50.9 percent to 49.1percent) setting up a match of political neophytes with Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee. And he did it by winning independents, moderates, young voters, and Georgians who picked Barack Obama.The first indication was the election map. Kingston may have won the rural areas around southeast ...

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Ga. lottery turns 21, launches Kia promotion

The Georgia Lottery celebrated its 21st anniversary at the Kia Training Center on Tuesday, where officials announced a new lottery initiative and partnership with Kia Motors called “21 Black Series.”For 21 years, the lottery has funded over $15 billion for education programs in Georgia and Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie Alford said the new 21 Black Series scratch-off could generate over $40 million towards funding for the Helping Outstanding Pupils Educational...

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With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state’s open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.The contest is one of the nation’s most closely-watched in the 2014 elections, and the prospects of Democrats winning a Senate seat in the staunchly conservative state are tantalizing for Nunn and h...

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Sheriffs camp wraps up

School’s still out, but some area children learned valuable lessons from the Troup County Sheriffs Office.Last week, the sheriffs office wrapped up it’s second annual Sheriff’s Academy for Youth (SAY) Camp. Forty five children, ages 9-12 years old participated in the event. During the week, youths learned the ins and outs of the Sheriffs Office, such as the jail, investigations, narcotics, and administration departments, plus met the K9 Units.But the ch...

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Driver allegedly points gun at motorcyclists on I-85

It became a dangerous ride Tuesday afternoon for a group of motorcyclists traveling south on Interstate 85.According to the Troup County Sheriffs Office, somewhere around mile marker 28 the group came in contact with Joshua Lee Barclay who was driving a white Ford Fusion also southbound on I 85. Barclay claims the the group of seven motorcyclists were trying to crowd him off the interstate.

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Police investigate sexual assault

Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the West Georgia Health Medical Center after receiving a report of a juvenile who had been sexually assaulted.It appears the assault occurred on Borton Street.Since the victim is a juvenile, no other details were provided at this time.BurglaryLaGrange Police responded to a possible burglary at a home in the 700 block of Dallis Street late Tuesday night....

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Men wanted in assault rifle theft

The Troup County Sheriffs Office needs your help to track down some wanted men in an alleged gun theft scheme.According to investigators, 20-year-old Michael Dylan Cotton and 19-year-old Robert Taylor Mock were part of a group that allegedly stole two assault rifles from a Troup County home during a party. The sheriffs office said the two men, along with three others, devised a plan to steal the weapons, then sold them for U.S. currency and illegal drugs.Investigators be...

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Team shakes things up

During their summer conditioning program, the LaGrange Grangers did a lot of familiar things, like weight-lifting and other traditional exercise regimens for football players.It wasn’t all about the status quo, though.New head coach Dialleo Burks wanted to shake things up a little bit, so he had the players participate in some unconventional activities during the summer.“We worked out in the pool, we did some Zumba and everything,” Burks said...

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Practice set to kick off

Summer isn’t officially over, but for high-school football teams in Georgia, it might as well be.With a new season just a month away for some teams, and even less for others, preparations for the fall are about to heat up.According to the Georgia High School Association, teams can hold their first official practice on Friday, and the first full-contact practices can be held on Aug. 1.It’s go time, and the LaGrange Grangers won’t waste any tim...

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Players in the spotlight

He wanted to put them in the spotlight.With a new season a month away, LaGrange High head football coach Dialleo Burks wanted to give his players a taste of what it’s like to perform in front of a crowd.So he decided to open up the team’s annual Iron Man competition to the public this year.The competition measures the players in a number of different events designed to measure strength, speed and agility.After the final event Friday morn...

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