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Perdue addresses supporters in LaGrange

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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 mingled with supporters at the chamber’s conference room on Bull Street shortly after 11 a.m. He answered questions, took photos and shook hands.


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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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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Early Christmas shopping to benefit early learning programs

Holiday shopping is taking on a whole new meaning in LaGrange this weekend.For the fourth year in a row, The United Way of West Georgia’s Merry Market is setting up shop inside Callaway Auditorium on the campus of West Georgia Technical College. For two and a half days, booths filled with a variety of items and ideas from vendors as far away as Louisiana and Ohio, to merchants right here at home. The marketplace will have everything from easy-to-fix holiday food items to ador...

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McKoon, Roslund talk Medicaid expasion

The Daily News continues its coverage of the Nov. 4 general election, today examining the race for Georgia Senate District 29.The closely contested race has featured television ads for the seat, the candidates have raised a combined number of 162 reported contributions totally $97,170, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics (NIMSP).Incumbent Republican Josh McKoon has out fund-raised his opponent, Democrat Brian Roslund. As of today, McKoon has re...

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Attorneys recognized for pro bono work

Fourteen local attorneys were recognized by the Georgia Legal Services Wednesday during a Pro Bono Week “Special Friends of Justice” ceremony at the Troup County Government Center.Georgia Legal Services is a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance in civil matters to low-income individuals at no cost. Those receiving certificates at the ceremony are donors and volunteers “who make it possible for our organization to carry out our mission of providin...

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GSP says ‘thank you’ to retirees

The commander of Georgia State Patrol Post 2 on Lafayette Parkway welcomed and thanked retired GSP personnel at a special breakfast Tuesday morning.Post Commander Sgt. Maurice Raines hosted more than 20 former state patrol employees for a thank-you breakfast with food from Waffle House and Kroger. Some of the former employees were getting their first glance at the GSP’s new location on Lafayette Parkway.Edward Cunningham, a 34-year veteran of GSP, said he was impre...

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Why Canada is under attack by terrorists

Most people probably reacted in shock to learn that Canada has now been hit twice by terror attacks against soldiers in three days. Many Americans probably think of it as our sleepy socialist neighbor to the north. But Canada is a key ally in the war against terrorism in general, and ISIS in particular. And it’s a harbinger of things to come in America.The notion of a war against Canada can seem a little far-fetched. I show the film “Canadian Bacon” as a humorous ...

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Man arrested after allegedly throwing chair, injuring wife

A Whitaker Street man was charged Wednesday with felony false imprisonment and battery, both under the Family Violence Act, after he allegedly threw a chair at his wife during an argument, bloodied her nose and held her captive.Richard W. Langford, 55, allegedly injured his wife after she refused to take him to buy drugs, according to police reports. He also kept her from leaving the couple’s kitchen when she tried to leave and call 911, the report said.

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Partial solar eclipse occurs today

A partial solar eclipse will begin today at 6:01 p.m. and peak at 6:53 p.m., just as the sun sets — but to the average observer, it may go unnoticed.Bob Powell, a professor of physics and the director of the observatory at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, said that because the sun will be setting as the eclipse occurs, most people won’t notice a change in the sun’s brightness.“Obviously, to see an eclipse, you’ll need to have th...

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Humor can stimulate the mind and heart

Some people just make you laugh. Not talking about stand-up comedians, although good ones — those who don’t belong to the nasty mouth club — can provide enlivening entertainment. My spirits have been boosted by routines in Las Vegas, but sometimes you leave a show in the desert insulted by language which makes you think you have just left a boatswain’s mate convention.

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Defensive plan falls into place

As the Callaway Cavaliers were preparing to leap into a new season, defensive coordinator Dusty Hubbard had a plan in place.For the most part he knew who the starters would be, who would be playing where, and who would be rotating into the games as subs.Plans are necessary of course, but in football, it also pays to be flexible, to have a backup plan, or two, or three in mind.As the season has gone along, the defensive lineup Hubbard envisioned has undergone s...

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Cavaliers hope to take another step

Everything is pointing toward a season-ending showdown between Callaway and Central-Carroll for the region championship.Those two teams are tied for the top spot in Region 5-AAA, and they have both demolished their first two region opponents.There is plenty of work to do before either team makes it to that game on Nov. 8, though.Each team has to play two more region games before they face off in a potential winner-take-all game.First up for Callaway...

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LHS Homecoming court

LaGrange High School celebrates Homecoming this week with the theme ‘PaRAID the Raiders,’ a take-off on the opposing team the Shaw Raiders. Students are decorating their designated hallways with themes and getting involved with dress-up days throughout the week. A Homecoming parade is tonight along with a bonfire. LaGrange High School’s Homecoming game is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Callaway Stadium. LHS senior representatives are, from left, front row, Sydney Dennis, Hallie Hale, L...

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Merry Market to benefit United Way programs

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THS Thespians present classics with ‘Story Theatre’

Some of the world’s best known folktales will come to life on the Troup High School stage this week as the THS Thespians present “Story Theatre” in three public performances Sunday to Tuesday. Adapted for the stage by Paul Sills, founder of The Second City comedy club/theatre and school of improvisation, “Story Theatre” features tales from the Grimm Brothers’ collection and Aesop’s Fables.

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LSO opens season with James Bond, Phantom

The smooth tones of the orchestra tuning itself melted away into silence Tuesday night before a hushed crowd at the Callaway Auditorium on Dallis Street. Then, Guest Conductor Richard Pryor, an Englishman and leader of the Rome Symphony Orchestra, took the stage to the roar of applause.Without introduction, Pryor cued the orchestra and a drum roll began, leading into the National Anthem. The crowd was brought to its feet and much of it spontaneously began to sing the words to the S...

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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others.People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, while others took cover inside as police with rifles and body armor took up positions outside and blocked the normally ...

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