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Jason Carter to visit LaGrange

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State Senator and gubanatorial candidate Jason Carter, the grandson of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, will make a campaign stop in LaGrange on Monday morning.Carter’s campaign will host a meet-and-greet at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce conference room on Bull Street in downtown LaGrange. The event begins at 9 a.m. and is free and open to the public.A recent CNN/ORC poll released Friday shows Carter is opening a lead over Gov. Nathan Deal in the race for Georgia’s governor.The poll shows Carter with 48 percent to Deal’s 46 percent. Carter is just two points shy of the 50 percent threshold necessary to avoid a runoff.


Garden Council to host speaker at Del’Avant

Staci Catron, director of the Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center and nationally recognized expert on historic Georgia gardens, will speak at a special presentation at Del’Avant sponsored by Elms & Roses Garden Council on Nov. 3.The program is titled “Hidden Gardens of Georgia” and will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase at Plum Southern and Whi...

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Market on Jefferson opens for fall season

Cooler weather and shorter days may prevent local farmers from selling their fresh vegetables at outdoor farmers markets.This year, vendors have a new indoor off-season location. Ten vendors celebrated on Oct. 18 the grand opening of the Market on Jefferson at Hillside Station.Greens, kale, peppers, jellies, breads, USDA pasture-raised pork, eggs, plants and candles all were available for purchase.Danny Sims, of Sim’s Pond Farms, said he enjoyed the oppo...

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Plant bulbs now for beautiful colors later

There are some chores in the landscape that you just dread.This is the time of year, however, for a chore that I actually look forward to - fall bulb planting. You can enjoy the mild temperatures and beautiful fall colors while you plant. At the same time you can eagerly anticipate the wonderful spring flowers that will result from your handiwork.A wide variety of bulbs grow well in Georgia. Most are grown for their flowers and some for their foliage. They are grown as p...

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Man shot in alleged robbery

A LaGrange man was shot and robbed on North Cary Street in a violent assault on Thursday night.The robber made off with roughly $1,700 and the victim was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta where he is being treated for a gun shot to his leg, according to police. His current condition is unknown, because Grady does not release the conditions of patients to the public.Police had no suspects in the case and were investigating.

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Relay organizers searching for volunteers, committee members

Planning for next year’s Relay for Life is under way, but organizers are short on volunteers to serve on committees and help coordinate the spring event.“We need people to lead, bring people in and find participants,” said local coordinator Lynn Howard.Howard in previous years has taken much of the responsibility of planning, but emphasized the importance of having others to help plan the event. Howard herself is a cancer survivor and this year marks a ...

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Annual Thanksgiving dinner seeking donors, volunteers

After 20 years of feeding the needy in Troup County, the Up All Night annual Thanksgiving dinner is again approaching and organizers are in need of food items, hoping to make this year’s event a success.The event’s main needs are turkeys, dressing and vegetables.“As long as we have turkey and vegetables, we have a meal – and dressing,” said Jake Sessions, organizer of the event and host of the “Up All Night” TV and radio shows....

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Meth ring unravels in court

The inner workings of a multi-state methamphetamine ring broken up in Troup County last year are starting to be divulged in open court as 20 co-defendants work their way through the justice system.On Thursday, one of the defendants, Christopher B. Hyatt of Roanoke, Alabama, pleaded guilty in Troup County Superior Court to conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and was sentenced to 30 years, of which he will serve three in prison. The remainder will be served on recidivist probation,...

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Alford, Crews debate poverty

All week, the Daily News has taken a closer look at races for local and state office that will be decided in the Nov. 4 general election. Early voting is open now through Oct. 31 at the Troup County Government Center on Ridley Avenue during normal business hours. The polls will be open on Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and prior voter registration and a government-issued identification is required.Many of the races we’ve examined as of yet are for state-level offices, specifica...

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Annual Chili Cook Off to attract hundreds to downtown LaGrange

If you have a craving for chili, then Lafayette Square will be the place to be this weekend in LaGrange.For the 24th year, a dozen chefs from all over Troup County will put their cooking skills to the test in the annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday. For just $5, residents and guests get to eat all the chili they want and decide which chef comes out on top.“People love it,” said Barbie Watts, director of promotions and marketing for the Downtown LaGrange Develop...

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LPD preps for a nightmare

The sounds of gunfire, terrified and screaming victims, and police radios echoed through the halls of Park Avenue’s Unity Elementary School on Thursday. Thankfully, it was only a drill — but LaGrange police are preparing, nonetheless, for the potential of a living nightmare.More than 70 of LaGrange Police Department’s about 85 officers were trained throughout the week in the procedures for responding to the ubiquitous “active shooter” scenario, accordi...

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In our community: Oct. 24, 2014

Today, SaturdayEvents: The Merry Market, a holiday-themed market where area merchants offer various items for sale is today 9 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Callaway Conference Center on Fort Drive. A Preview Party ticket is $25 and includes food and beverage, music and the first chance to shop plus entrance into the market for the entire weekend. A one-day general admission ticket for Friday and Saturday may be purchased at the ...

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Unbeaten Central sixth in poll

The Central-Carroll Lions aren’t just beating teams, they’re overwhelming everyone they play with a suffocating defense and a high-scoring offense.The Lions are 7-0, and they’ve won their games by an average score of 36-2.Not surprisingly, the Lions have made their way into the Associated Press Class AAA top 10, which includes nine unbeaten teams, and one team with a single loss.Central is of interest to local fans because it plays in the sam...

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Key region games on tap

While the LaGrange Grangers are hoping it’ll be a happy homecoming, the Callaway Cavaliers will be trying to keep the dragon quiet in Lindale.The Grangers are hosting Shaw for their homecoming game today, and a victory would go along way toward securing a state-playoff berth.The Cavaliers, meanwhile, will be in Floyd County to play Pepperell, which has a fire-breathing dragon that makes an appearance when the home team scores.Also today, the Troup Tigers...

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Troup’s Bonner making plays

When he came down with the ball in his hands, it was just a matter of turning on the jets and making sure he wasn’t caught.After picking off a pass in last week’s game against Sandy Creek, Troup defensive back Vanquez Bonner saw nothing but green turf in front of him, so he took off, needing to cover 55 yards for the touchdown.“I knew I could take it to the house,” Bonner said.He was right.Bonner wasn’t caught, and his ...

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It’s all on the line for Tigers

They know what they have to do.The Troup Tigers (3-4 overall) have lost their first two Region 5-AAAA games, and they have three region games remaining.The Tigers could possibly make it to the state playoffs by winning two of those three games, but if they go out and win all three of them, there will be no doubt.So the goal for the Tigers is to finish the regular season on a three-game winning streak, and they’ll try to get that started with a road win o...

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In our community: Oct. 23, 2014

Today Events: Rosemont Elementary’s Fall Festival is 5–7:30 p.m.Callaway Elementary’s Fall Festival is 5:30 p.m.A bridge game is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and indust...

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Perdue addresses supporters in LaGrange

U.S. Senate Candidate David Perdue, a Republican, made a campaign stop Wednesday in LaGrange as part of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce’s initiative to educate voters.Perdue, trails Democrat Michelle Nunn by less than one percentage point in a WRBL/Columbus Ledger-Inquirer poll done Oct.13 and 14, is in a tight race that may shape which party controls the U.S. Senate. Nunn visited the LaGrange last month.About 50 supporters came to hear Perdue, who mi...

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