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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.

 

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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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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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The LaGrange Daily News is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making lagrangenews.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to s...

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Man arrested and charged with incest

A Troup County man remains behind bars after being arrested over the weekend for alleged sexual assault.According to the Troup County Sheriffs Office, Earnest Dean Reese, 54, was charged with one count of incest after an investigation allegedly revealed Reese had sexually assaulted a 5-year-old child.No other details have been released.According to the Troup County Magistrate Court, Reese had a hearing early Monday morning. He was granted bond of $25,000, but ...

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16 miles of I-85 named for Ray Anderson

Sixteen miles of Troup County’s portion of I-85 has been named the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, dedicated to Ray Anderson, late founder and chairman of Interface, Inc.The state of Georgia created a resolution designating from exit 2 in West Point to Exit 18 in LaGrange to Anderson’s memorial highway; The legislation was sponsored by state Rep. Randy Nix and will be signed by Governor Nathan Deal on July 30.“Ray Anderson was truly a visionary,”...

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Police: Children living in home with animal urine, feces

A LaGrange police officer responded to a call at a home in the 2000 block of Mooty Bridge Road to assist another officer with Animal Control. The officer became concerned when he tried to open the porch door, which was barricaded by dirty clothing with flies hovering around them.Investigators discovered in addition to three adults living in the home, there was also a 1-year-old child, and a 12-year-old boy. Officers said the house also had several animals living inside, and there w...

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Elderly woman drives wrong way on road, almost hits two LaGrange Police Officers

A bizarre chain of events lead to the arrest of a local elderly woman Monday.LaGrange police said around 9:30 p.m., they were called to the West Georgia Tech campus on Orchard Hill Road to help 73-year-old Annie Faye Hamlin find her truck. When they arrived, officers discovered she was disoriented and could not tell them what year it was, her birth date, the make and model of her truck, or how she had gotten to campus.Officers said they called for an AMR ambulance, but, ...

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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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Public safety

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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Coach back for 20th season

He’s as fired up as he’s ever been.As Mike Pauley prepares for his 20th season as the LaGrange High head boys’ basketball coach, he’s as eager to get into the gym as he was on his first day on the job.“I’m probably as energized about what we do now, as much as I have ever been,” Pauley said on Monday at the close of the first day of the Blue Star Basketball Camp, which he has overseen for the past 20 years. “I think the kid...

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