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‘A funny, light-hearted, good show’

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Weddings can be chaotic enough, but throw in gangsters, musical numbers, a drunken (or drowsy) chaperone and put it all inside a musical within a play, and the end result is Lafayette Society for Performing Arts’ upcoming satirical show “The Drowsy Chaperone.”The production is “a comedy disguised as a musical,” said director Valerie Longshore-Sargent. The story is framed around the narrator, called simply Man in Chair, who Longshore-Sargent describes as a modern lover of old musical theater, but “with an old soul.”

 

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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Routine traffic stop yields drug bust

A routine traffic stop became anything but routine after Troup County Sheriff’s deputies discovered suspected drugs inside the car.Investigators said one of their deputies pulled over a black Honda Civic on Interstate 85, near mile marker 18 yesterday for an improper lane change. After stopping the vehicle, the deputy noticed two of the passengers allegedly had heroin, cocaine, pills, and drug paraphernalia, according to a police report. The quantities of each drug is not kno...

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Church to host free barbecue, giveaways Saturday

Anointed by Faith Ministries hosts a city-wide barbecue and school giveaway on Saturday at the church, 1200 Fourth Ave. in LaGrange.The event will be 9 a.m. to noon and includes free barbecue, book bags, school supplies, hair cuts, hair braiding, senior hair cuts and curls, clothes, kids games, jumpers and rides. Live entertainment will be on hand throughout the day with singing, dancing, rapping and horse back riding. All events are free.

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In our community: July 21, 2014

Today Meetings: The Troup County Democratic Party committee meets at 6 p.m. at the William Griggs Recreation Center LaGrange.Troup County Association of Beekeepers meets at 7 p.m. at the Ag Building on Hamilton Road. Meetings are open to anyone interested in beekeeping. UGA Cooperative Extension, 706-883-1675 or Terry, 706-882-2493Today–Wedne...

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Troup’s title run falls short

WRENS - They were one win short.After making their way all the way to the championship series in the Dixie Youth Baseball 9-10-year-old state tournament, the Troup National all-stars found themselves in a winner-take-all game on Saturday in Wrens.Troup National and Perry split the first two games in the series, setting up the final game.Unfortunately for Troup, the quest for a state title ended with a 14-2 loss, but it was still an extremely successful summer ...

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They’re World-Series bound

They’re conquered the state, and now they’ll try to chase down a bigger prize.After winning state championships last week, a pair of Troup County youth baseball teams will turn their attention to the World Series coming up in August.The Troup National 11-12-year-old all-star team, which cruised to the state title at the Harris Baseball Complex, will play in the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series in Lexington, S.C. beginning on Aug. 9.The Troup Count...

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Gillmore wrong about DASH

Dear Editor,As the Executive Director of DASH for LaGrange, Inc., I took exception to information presented in Mr. Bill Gilmore’s letter to the editor “Property tax increase for 2015” that appeared in the July 14th addition of the LaGrange Daily News.

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Winston Churchill’s passion for painting

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Sir Winston ChurchillSir Winston Churchill’s name can almost synonymously be used with the words ” great political leader”, “British war hero”, and “Nobel Prize winner.”Now, you can add “painter” to that list. Sir Winston Churchill, who was a two time former British Prime Minister (1940-1945, 1951-1955), hel...

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Should we impeach Barack Obama over the Border Crisis?

Sarah Palin says we should impeach Barack Obama over the recent border crisis, in a Breitbart.org column (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/08/Exclusive-Sarah-Palin-Time-to-Impeach-President-Obama). A pop-up ad for the site reads “You deserve the truth.” I couldn’t agree more.In her op-ed, Palin claims that the crisis is about hurting the American worker. Actually, it’s about kids crossing into the United States. Locals where I’m visiting...

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Being part of the SPLOST tour experience

The subject of special-purpose, local-option sales tax funds has been touchy in the past, with it praised by officials as a saving grace for county improvement and condemned by some in the community as a back-door tax for unnecessary projects.That was the duality I had in mind when I boarded a Parks and Recreation bus Tuesday with about dozen local officials and a couple of other media representatives for a “SPLOST tour” to see different projects around the county. It f...

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In our community: July 19, 2014

SaturdayEvents: Glass Bridge Road Farmers Market is 8 to 11 a.m. at no cost to vendors. Homemade or homegrown items are welcome. Located at the pavilion across from Loyd Presbyterian Church on Glass Bridge Road. 706-594-4951Market on Main farmer’s market for locally grown produce is 8 to 10 a.m in the parking lot next to Carmike Cinema, at the corner of Main and East Depot streets. 706-298-4534

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Allen, Roberts to wed

Clarence Thomas of Wadley, Alabama, and Louise Hardnett of Lafayette, Alabama, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Joyce Allen of LaGrange, to Quinton Roberts of LaGrange, son of the late Roland and Phyllis Roberts of LaGrange.They are set to wed Aug. 9, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the Lafayette Garden Inn Best Western in LaGrange.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Esther Thomas of Wadley, Alabama, and a graduate of Daviston High School in Daviston, Alabama. S...

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Young, Curry to wed

Mr. and Mrs. William Owen Young of LaGrange announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Elaine Young, to William Madison Curry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Middlebrooks Curry Jr. of Dublin.The wedding will be Sept. 6, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in LaGrange.The bride-elect is a graduate of LaGrange High School and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a managing supervisor for FleishmanHillard in Atlanta.The groom-elect is a graduate of D...

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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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Taking up your cross

“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me (Matthew 10:38).”Jesus willingly denied His own desire to be spared from the suffering and shame of the cross so that He could fulfill the will of His Father in heaven. When He prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, praying so hard that the sweat poured from His face like great drops of blood (Lk. 22:44), He asked the Father three times for a way to avoid the coming suffering (Matt. 26:44)...

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Anatomy 101 - Skeleton

Being a fitness trainer & fitness therapist over many years – one of the most obvious concerns is that most people know very little about human anatomy. There has been a significant pattern in the majority of questions I’m asked – that pattern reveals that there is a need for a basic understanding of how we function - our anatomy. And to help you with that understanding, over the coming weeks we’ll cover our body’s amazing structure, so get ready for Human Anatom...

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