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Hummingbird Festival buzzes in downtown Hogansville

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The smells of deep-fried Twinkies, jumbo turkey legs and funnel cakes wafted in the air in downtown Hogansville today during the 17th annual Hummingbird Festival. The festival continues Sunday.Hundreds of vendors sold everything from picture frames made from rescued barn wood to Georgia Bulldog-themed wind chimes made of melted glass bottles and thousands of people streamed in between booths and crowded streets.Mother Nature cooperated, too. A light breeze rustled leaved and clanked those Bulldog wind chimes, mixing with the sounds of live bands and the occasional train whistle in the distance.Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz said the day was almost too perfect.

 

In our community: Oct. 20, 2014

TodayEvents: A committee and interested volunteers meeting for planning of the 2015 Relay For Life of Troup County is 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by a Community Town Hall meeting 6:30-7 p.m. at Mike Daniel Recreation Center, 1220 Lafayette Parkway. Anyone interested in attending either event should RSVP to Ashley Smith, 404-417-8038 or ashley.smith@cancer.org.Meetings: The Troup County Democratic Party committee meets at 6 p.m. at the Will...

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In our community: Oct. 18-19, 2014

SaturdayEvents: Heard County Lions Club hosts its fifth annual Car Show and Exhibition on the Heard County Square in Franklin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swap meet, music, door prizes, goodie bags, 50/50 drawing, historic museum tours and art exhibits on tap. Old eye glasses or hearing aids may be donated for recycling. Donald Rogers, 706-594-1625; Wayne Ennis, 706-675-9046LaGrange Art Museum holds Family Super Saturday with free tours at the museum ...

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What has Gov. Deal stood for?

*Ethics: Egregious ethical violations concerning Holly Berge, His executive Director for the Ethics Committee (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)*Jobs: 3.8 Million jobs were lost in 2008. Georgia was hard-hit and our governor was not helpful. Middle-incomefamilies in Georgia dropped their level of earning twice as fast as in other states. In August of 2013, records show that the unemployment rate spiked in Georgia.*Educatio...

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Michelle Nunn versus David Perdue for US Senate

I recently heard a story about a young Georgia voter who was very confused about whether to vote for Democrat Michelle Nunn or Republican David Perdue for U.S. Senator from Georgia to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring. She decided to seek advice from her father. He said the answer to her dilemma was two words, Harry Reid.

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If I only had a …

Just several years ago, my granddaughter – Christina, was singing softly while on the short ride for a sleep-over at Nanny and Pop Pop’s. I asked her to sing louder and she did. The words were from the Wizard of Oz – “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. As I listened to her sing – the words from a less famous song came into my mind – “If I only had a…”Oh, go ahead, you know the tune.

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Panthers looking to end skid

It has been a difficult few weeks for the LaGrange College Panthers.After starting the season 3-1, the Panthers have lost back-to-back games, and they’ve also been hit hard by injuries.One of the players who has gone down is senior quarterback Graham Craig, who was unable to play in last week’s loss to North Carolina-Wesleyan.The Panthers will look to get the season moving back in the right direction when they host Methodist (N.C.) today....

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‘The Return’ rocks downtown LaGrange

It was a British invasion Friday night on Lafayette Square as The Return, a Beatles cover band, entertained a crowd of several hundred as part of Panther Palooza, LaGrange College’s Homecoming celebration.A street on one side of the square was closed to traffic and a stage was set up in front of the old Mansour’s department store building. Adults and children of all ages danced in the streets to some of their old Beatles favorites.The Daily News was on scene ...

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‘The Return’ rocks downtown LaGrange

It was a British invasion Friday night on Lafayette Square as The Return, a Beatles cover band, entertained a crowd of several hundred as part of Panther Palooza, LaGrange College’s Homecoming celebration.A street on one side of the square was closed to traffic and a stage was set up in front of the old Mansour’s department store building. Adults and children of all ages danced in the streets to some of their old Beatles favorites.The Daily News was on scene ...

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1964: City brings in over $3 M revenue

Octobers past, 50 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1964.Front Page News:City of LaGrange is $3 Million Business — “In 1964, the city of LaGrange is a $3,072,624.12 business.”Mayor Gardner Newman made this statement to the Kiwanis Club in LaGrange on Thursday. He added, “Utilities bring in $2,126,000; Ad Valorem taxes $534,000; beer taxes $66,000, and parking meters $30,00...

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The Beatitudes of Revelation

In a recent article I mentioned that I am currently teaching through the book of Revelation in our Sunday evening lessons at the church of Christ Northside.There are several ways to study through this great book of Scripture. In our Sunday evening lessons we will be going through the book scene-by-scene, chapter-by-chapter. However, it could be taken in several different groupings of sevens. For example, there are the “seven churches” (Rev. 2-3), the “seven seals&...

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DASH project breaks ground in West Point

DASH for LaGrange’s expansion into West Point will provide the city with much needed affordable housing, upon the completion of its Forest Mill Apartments project next year.“This will built at the highest quality and it’s an asset that we hope will be in the city of West Point for a long, long time,” said DASH Founder and Chairman Ricky Wolfe at Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony.West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson thanked DASH and current and pr...

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Church bulletin

Weekly Bible studiesEagle’s Nest Cathedral, 1306 E. 10th St. in West Point, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday.Warren Temple United Methodist Church at 416 E. Depot St., at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.Saint Paul AME Church on Poplar Street in Hogansville, 1 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday.Louise United Methodist Church at 1189 Hines Road, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday....

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Cavaliers breeze to homecoming win

They made it look easy.The Callaway Cavaliers gave the fans a show on homecoming night, overwhelming the Rockmart Yellow Jackets 51-14.The Cavaliers (4-3 overall) ran their Region 5-AAA record to 2-0 as they continue their pursuit of a third consecutive region title.Callaway dominated Rockmart in every possible way.The defense was suffocating, with Rockmart not putting any points on the board until the fourth quarter when Callaway’s reserves w...

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Special day for Godwin

With those who have played such a big part in his life looking on, Callaway High’s Terry Godwin was presented with a very special jersey Friday afternoon.Godwin, a senior for the Cavaliers, has been selected to participate in the prestigious Under Armour All-American game that will take place in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 2.Only the top high-school players in the country received invitations to the game, and ceremonies are being held at the schools of each of the...

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Accused murderer’s bond from jail raises questions

A manhunt in Heard County ended Friday when a 28-year-old man turned himself in to authorities, but new questions are being raised about how the man, who was released on bond on a murder charge, was released in the first place.Criss Langston, of Franklin, is charged with the March 14 murder of 48-year-old Michael A. Starnes, of Heard County, which is said to have occurred on McCosh Mill Road in northern Troup County.He now faces additional charges of statutory rape, whic...

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Haunted house opens Saturday in Hogansville

Opening night for the sixth annual Hogansville House of Horrors starts Saturday in Hogansville’s royal theater behind city hall.The haunted house will be open from 6–9 p.m. Saturday and 7–9 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 31.Admission is a $10 donation for adults and $5 for children 12 years of age and under. Children under the age of six are strongly cautioned for the “full length” haunted house.

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Hummingbird Festival kicks off with dinner

The Victoria Belle Mansion in Hogansville was filled with over 120 guests Thursday evening for the 17th Hummingbird Festival Kick Off Dinner and Silent Auction.Over $11,000, to benefit the Hogansville Charitable Trust, was raised from the event’s ticket sales and auctioned items. The auction and dinner is the kick off to the Hummingbird Festival, which begins Saturday and ends Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Hogansville.Over $3,000 was raised solely from ...

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