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The New Community Church off South Davis Road hadn’t even opened, but dozens of folks lined up early to wait at the front doors.They all had one thing in common: looking for a new job opportunities and career growth at the third annual West Georgia Career Connect Expo and Job Fair held Thursday at the church.“I was surprised when people were here at 7:30 a.m., resumes in hand,” said Diana Celorio Goldwire, who helped coordinate Thursday’s event. “They said they wanted to be the first through the doors and wanted time to look at all the different companies and businesses.”

 

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LifeSouth blood drivesLifeSouth will hold the following blood drives in the area:• Point University in West Point 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday.• West Georgia Medical Center on Vernon Road 6 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.Family seeking help with medical costs

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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6

The statewide deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election is one week from today, Oct. 6.Any citizen of the United States, who is not a convicted felon or found mentally incompetent, and is 18 years of age or older by election day may register at the Troup County Government Center on Ridley Street, or online by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ga.gov.Bring a copy of your state-issued identification when you regis...

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In our community: Sept. 29, 2014

TuesdayEvents: Berta Weathersbee Elementary School hosts a Title I Meeting/Workshop at 9 a.m.Franklin Forest Elementary School hosts a third grade Family Lunch at 11:05 a.m.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...

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Police: Woman stabbed boyfriend

A LaGrange woman allegedly stabbed a man early Sunday morning at a Carver Street residence.Tangela Hammett, 37, was charged with aggravated assault after her she allegedly attacked her boyfriend in the kitchen of their shared residence on the 200 block of Carver Street.According to police reports, the victim walked all the way from Carver Street to the LaGrange Police Department headquarters on Haralson Street to report the crime.

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Second-half surge lifts Panthers

They were a long way from the end zone, but they had a shot.Down by five points against Averett on Saturday, the LaGrange College Panthers took possession at their own 2-yard line with 6:40 left in the game.The Panthers needed a touchdown to take the lead, and they were so far from the end zone they could barely see it.Yet with an offensive among the most prolific in NCAA Division III, it was hardly an undoable task.“We have all the confidence...

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Mother, with kids in car, arrested on suspicion of DUI

A mother, who had four small children in the back seat of her vehicle, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol Sunday morning in south LaGrange.The 32-year-old mother told police she had “killed a bunch of beers at lunch today at Six Flags,” according to police reports. She tested positive for alcohol and blew a 0.098 percent blood alcohol level at the Troup County Jail, the report said. The legal limit in Georgia is 0.08 percent.Upo...

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Learning the ropes: Firefighters train rescue techniques

Photo essay:Firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department got some hands-on training while practicing rescue techniques.They polished skills like tying knots, properly strapping a victim into a basket, raising and lowering the victim from different elevations, plus vertical and horizontal saves.LFD Lt. Austin Starr said this type of rescue would be used if there was an accident on the side of a structure or off a steep embankment.

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Holding dad’s hand

Mom had just snuggled, hugged, and tucked me in for the night. Then, as he did most nights of my young life, dad came in and sat on the edge of my bed.Looking down at me he smiled and whispered, “I love you my son, having you with me today was great, we sure had fun.”I sat up and reached out for him - as I hugged him I said, “I love you and I’m glad you’re my dad.”He re-snuggled me and while tucking the covers around me repl...

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CLCP hands out Dictionaries at Berta Weathersbee

The year 2024 seems like a long way off for third grade students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School, but that is the year they will graduate from high school.Debbie Burdette and Dana Chambers recently visited the school as part of the CLCP (Certified Literate Community Program) initiative on reading and education, stressing the ultimate goal of graduation and careers. All students received their own dictionary, with emphasis on key words they could look up, such as “perse...

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Korean television station visits LaGrange Academy

A film crew from the Korean Educational Broadcast System, EBS, visited LaGrange Academy on Friday to film a story on elements of the local independent school’s safety education curriculum.“We were honored to have this film crew on campus and look forward to seeing the final product that is to air in Korea in the next few months,” said Head of School Carl Parke.The film crew visited several classrooms to record students preparing for a chemistry lab and ...

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1989: Sheriffs’ Youth Home set, heart clinic gets new device

Septembers past, 25 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1989.Front Page NewsSheriffs’ Youth Home Start Set — The Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes will begin the first phase of a construction project here next spring on property donated by the late Joe Young, and will develop an emergency home care facility for abused, abandoned or neglected young boys.Young, who died about two years ago, le...

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Mistake-prone Cavaliers can’t hold lead

The Callaway Cavaliers were leading 13-0, but that didn’t tell the story of how dominant they’d been Friday night against Troup.On their first four possessions, the Troup Tigers went three-and-out and punted.Callaway, meanwhile, drove the ball deep into Troup territory on its first four possessions.Two of those possessions resulted in touchdowns, and the other two ended with lost fumbles deep in Troup territory, including one that was recovered by ...

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Grangers dominate Hawks for region win

COLUMBUS - The one-two combination of Mon Denson and Kimani Barnes at running back, combined with a stingy defense, was too much for the Hardaway Hawks Friday night.In their Region 1-AAAAA opener, the LaGrange Grangers (2-3 overall) rolled to a 37-6 victory.LaGrange was on top 30-0 at halftime, and the second half went quickly with a running clock.Denson, a senior who has verbally committed to the University of South Carolina, ran for 109 yards with three touc...

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Tigers overcome slow start

They weren’t worried.As the Troup Tigers headed to the fourth quarter of Friday’s showdown against the Callaway Cavaliers, they were staring at a 13-point deficit.The Tigers have been in that situation before, though.In their previous two games, the Tigers faced double-digit deficits in the fourth quarter against Harris County and Carver.They lost both of those games, but they showed a lot of fight, and a lot of determination, and an abi...

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Blessed assurance, ‘by this we know’

The first epistle of the apostle John (1 John) is often referred to as the epistle of assurance. This designation comes from the “by this we know” passages.John says several times that there are things we can be assured of about God and our relationship with Him. Eight times, within five short chapters, John says we can know God (1 John 2:3), we can know that we are in Him (1 John 2:5), we can know the love of God (1 John 3:16), we can know the truth (1 John 3:19), we c...

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City to evaluate potential recycling services

LaGrange officials will be looking into the idea of bringing more recycling services to the city, including curbside recycling or using multi re-use facilities, referred to as MRFs.Laura Breyfogle, a member of the environmentalist group Sierra Club, asked city representatives recently to revisit the idea of bringing curbside recycling to LaGrange, something she said many residents have indicated they would support.Though Breyfogle mentioned her appreciation of the city&#...

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Full story: Man found guilty of molestation

A jury of 12 Troup County residents took just 30 minutes Friday afternoon to come to a guilty verdict in an aggravated child molestation trial that spanned the entire week.Daryl E. McGruder, 49, of LaGrange, was convicted of four counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation in Troup County County Superior Court. To be aggravated, the molestation must have caused injury to the child or involved sodomy, under Georgia law.He will be sentenced by...

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