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Callaway High crowns king and queen

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The Callaway High king and queen were crowned during halftime of Friday’s homecoming game against Rockmart. The queen is Dolliesha Mathewis-Rosser, and the king is Jerkeem Glanton.


WGTC prepares for holidays with Project CARE

It’s the most wonderful time of the year where West Georgia Technical College comes together to help those in need with Project CARE.Project CARE is the community assistance initiative of the West Georgia Technical College Foundation to help students and employees with their basic needs. The initiative involves both financial assistance and a food pantry to help students, faculty and staff.“The support and compassion at West Georgia Technical College for this...

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Final Family Fright Night movie at gardens Saturday

PINE MOUNTAIN — The final Family Fright Night Movie on the Beach is Saturday at Callaway Gardens.Families may bring a blanket or chair to enjoy Disney’s “Hotel Transylvania.” Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.Admission for Fright Night is after 5 p.m. and is $5 per adult, $2.50 per child age 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Admission is complimentary for annual pass holders and guests visiting the gardens during the day ...

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You can help

Family seeking help with medical costsThe family of Ronnie Smith is seeking help in paying for his medical expenses following several serious medical problems – including a brain bleed, blood clots and colon polyps – that he has suffered since March. Anyone wishing to donate may do so to “The Ronnie Smith Fund” at PNC Bank or by going to Island Tan and Hair at 167B Vernon Road. An account is also available online at f...

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Entities sign agreement for possible new industry

A new industry that could employ 125 people may be on the way to the LaGrange Industrial Park.A memorandum of understanding, or MOU, among the Development Authority of LaGrange, Troup County Board of Education, Troup County Board of Tax Assessors and unnamed company would allow the company to setup a distribution center as a payment in lieu of taxes - or PILOT - project in the LaGrange industrial park. The public entities - Development Authority, Board of Education and Board of Tax...

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LPD unveils partnership with website

LaGrange Police announced last week a partnership with the website, the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents.This integration with Nextdoor will enable the police department to communicate online with LaGrange neighborhoods. Residents and police officers will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch programs.

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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 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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LaGrange College celebrates homecoming

The 2014 king and queen, Alex Glass from Fortson and Madeline Sain from Newnan, pause for photo after being crowned.School mascot Pouncer prepares for the kickoff of the Homecoming football game.Children dance in the street to The Return, a Beatles cover band that performed as part of LaGrange College’s Homecoming Panther Palooza celebration Friday night on Lafayette Square in LaGrange.The Return, a Beatles cover band, performs as part of LaGrange Colleg...

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Hummingbird Festival buzzes in downtown Hogansville

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...

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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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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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