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School board may transfer Cannon Street to city

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The Troup County Board of Education may transfer the former Cannon Street Elementary School building to the city of LaGrange.Superintendent Cole Pugh and John Radcliffe, assistant superintendent of maintenance and operations, have been speaking with LaGrange City Manager Tom Hall and Mayor Jim Thornton about plans the city has for the building, the school officials said Monday.Hall said this morning that the city has historically owned assets that it has made available to nonprofit entities in the community, like the Union Street library that is occupied and 100 Black Men of West Georgia and old Union Street School occupied by the Alpha Multipurpose Center. Since Cannon Street was a city property before...

 

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TodayEvents: Callaway Cattle Co. in Hogansville hosts Mom’s Day on the Farm, a free event for moms who wants to experience today’s modern beef story including “mom’s day out” with hands-on experiences, free tour, free lunch and a goodie bag. Participants may register at www.momsdayonthefarm.com and register for Callaway Cattle Company Farm. Space is limited. Tina Yearta at Troup County Farm Bureau, 706-882-2333 or tmyearta@gfb...

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Grangers tune up for Cavaliers

When a football coach talks about the keys to a game, winning the turnover battle is usually at or near the top of the list.In a game where the two teams are fairly evenly matched, the team that does the best job of hanging on to the ball usually has a great chance to prevail.Friday’s preseason game between LaGrange and Newnan was a prime example of that.The Grangers did a lot of things well on offense, but they turned the ball over three times in the fi...

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Maynard an impact player for Cavs

There are plenty of speedy players on the Callaway roster, and nobody can pick ‘em up and put ‘em down faster than Cedric Maynard.Maynard, a junior who plays running back and linebacker, showed how fast he is during the team’s Ironman competition in July when he delivered a scorching time in the 40-yard dash.“He had our fastest 40 time,” Callaway offensive coordinator Matt Napier said. “He’s really, really explosive.”...

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Panthers gear up for season

They’re off and running.The LaGrange College Panthers, with a new season less than three weeks away, are in the midst of their first full week of preseason practice.The Panthers held their first practice on Friday, and they’ll go at it hard leading up to the season opener on Sept. 7 at Birmingham Southern.For the first time in the history of the program, someone other than Todd Mooney is leading the Panthers in preseason practice.Matt Mu...

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Lady Cavs fall short on road

Brittany Mitchell stayed red-hot with her third home run of the season, but that wasn’t enough to keep the Callaway Lady Cavaliers from falling to Landmark Christian 10-2 on Tuesday.The Lady Cavaliers fell to 4-4 on the season, and they have two games remaining before they begin their Region 5-AAA schedule.The Lady Cavaliers were coming off a 3-2 performance in the Callaway Classic, and first-year head coach Ashley Summerlin said the team is trying to find some con...

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Prayer vigil to promote peace, unity

Local religious leaders hope a community gathering planned for Thursday in the heart of downtown LaGrange will help spark stronger ties between area residents and local law enforcement.Organizer Jeffery Henderson, associate pastor of Grace Christian Center, said the idea for the vigil stems from current, violent anti-police protests seen in the wake of the shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri teen earlier this month.“I saw something tragic,” said Henderson. ̶...

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Chef Kelcy Swickard of Wind Creek Hospitality will visit Market on Main on Saturday with his 26-foot food truck in tow.Early Saturday morning, he will peruse the farmers’ tables, set up as they are each Saturday morning in Carmike Cinema’s Main Street parking lot, to see what is available from their gardens. The market will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.Based on his findings, Swickard will prepare “tastes” of those items for all to enjoy...

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WP receives more land for river park

The City of West Point now owns 124 more acres along the Chattahoochee River that was donated by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) earlier this year.In previous years, TPL had donated land to the city to use for West Point River Park. On Friday, 101 acres of land immediately north of the park and a conservation easement over another adjacent 23 acres for the protection of its natural resources was turned over to the city from TPL.

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Troup County School System will be sending home a copy of rules for Callaway Stadium this week to bring home for parents.Administration is asking parents and students to review the rules for safety.The school system released the following:

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Woman struck by lightning

A 30 year woman is back home this morning, after indirectly being struck by lightning at a residence in the 300 block of Maley Road.According to the Troup County Sheriffs Office, it happened around 7 p.m. Monday. Deputies say the woman was standing in a doorway during a fast moving thunderstorm, when lightning hit her yard, indirectly striking her.The sheriffs office said the woman was then taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

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LPD speaks out on high speed chase

When a LaGrange police officer pulled behind 25-year-old Cordarius Cortez Bailey’s Toyota Camry Aug. 13, the officer’s intention was to issue him a citation for not wearing his seat belt.Instead, Bailey took off, taking police on a chase through out residential areas on the south side of LaGrange, stretching from Whitesville Road over to Dallis Street and Brownwood Avenue down to Fourth Avenue, up to Park Avenue, before finally coming to an end at the intersection of Ha...

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Public safety

Criminal Damage to PropertyThe Troup County Sheriffs Office is investigating who may have damaged a recreational vehicle at a home in the 2000 block of Bartley Road.According to the report, there was more than $2,000 worth of damage done to a motorcycle.TheftLaGrange Police responded to a delayed report of a theft in the 200 block of Byron Hurst Street.The victim said some of his tools h...

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Hogansville gives donation to Boys and Girls Club

Hogansville officials gave a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia at the city council meeting Tuesday.Bart McFadden, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia, said the Hogansville location has been up and running for seven years and currently serves 100 children.After citing various statistics, McFadden noted that the average child has his or her first alcoholic drink by the age 12 and a half, typically between 3p.m. and 6.p.m ...

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In our community: Aug. 19, 2014

Today Events: Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta host an informational meeting at 4 p.m. at Hogansville Library, 600 E. Main St.Gardner Newman Middle School hosts open house from 5 to 7 p.m.Long Cane Middle School hosts open house from 6 to 8 p.m.Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of West Point, 301 E. 8th St.Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewal...

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You can help

LifeSouth blood drivesLifeSouth will hold the following blood drives in the area:• Southern Union Comm College of Valley, Alabama, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.• InterCall of West Point from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.Center seeking donations for clothes, money

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Cougars get started with win

With the five seniors leading the way, the Lafayette Christian School volleyball team opened its season in impressive fashion on Monday.Facing Grace Christian in Columbus, the Lady Cougars won in three straight games, 25-14, 25-12 and 25-22.The Lady Cougars head into a new season filled with optimism, and those good feelings are fueled in large part by having five experienced seniors on the squad.Each of those players made a major contribution during Monday...

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Region play getting started

It’s time to start playing for keeps.The softball teams from Troup and LaGrange, after playing five games apiece in the Callaway Classic over the weekend, will each kick off their region schedules this week.LaGrange will play two Region 1-AAAAA games this week, and Troup will open its Region 5-AAAA schedule this week as well.Callaway won’t start playing Region 5-AAA games until next week.LaGrange, which went 3-2 in the Callaway Classic, ...

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