Lagrange Daily News- RSS Feed http://lagrangenews.com/ http://lagrangenews.com/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:54:04 EST 1800 Dennis Knight appointed new Troup County Fire Chief http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4486402/Dennis-Knight-appointed-new-Troup-County-Fire-Chief After nearly four months serving as interim fire chief, Capt. Dennis Knight was appointed as the official Troup County Fire Department Fire Chief April 8. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Is Karen Handel’s high school degree OK? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/4505668/Is-Karen-Handels-high-school-degree-OK It was 2009 and I was pretty excited. Secretary of State Karen Handel was coming to LaGrange College as my guest speaker for Constitution Day. I was sure to have a packed audience. There was just one issue. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Speakers share their journeys of a life impacted by addiction http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4505622/Speakers-share-their-journeys-of-a-life-impacted-by-addiction Parents, students and teachers attended Troup County Prevention Coalition's town hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Lafayette Garden Inn to listen to first-hand experiences from two men affected by prescription drug addiction. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Man shot in face while sleeping http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4506118/Man-shot-in-face-while-sleeping A man was shot in the 100 block of Carver Street this morning around 1:30 a.m. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Public safety http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter-news/4506023/Public-safety Theft/Burglary Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘It has been a wonderful journey’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4505199/It-has-been-a-wonderful-journey For Ruth Garner, the grand marshal of the 2014 Relay for Life, being named to represent the annual benefit is a humbling experience. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Honoring the victims of child abuse http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4497492/Honoring-the-victims-of-child-abuse As Child Abuse Awareness Month draws to a close, there's a renewed initiative to continue to fight this violent crime. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fundraisers http://lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4495653/Fundraisers Online campaign, golf tournament to benefit Eric Bennett Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Schools: Properly prepare students for CRCT http://lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4445248/Schools:-Properly-prepare-students-for-CRCT Troup County School System will administer the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) to students in grades 3 through 8. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST CFO: Not using class size waivers would cost system http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4482838/CFO:-Not-using-class-size-waivers-would-cost-system A move last month to seek a class size waiver from the state Board of Education for class limits met with objections from two board members, but a school official on Monday said the move is nothing new and not using the waiver would cost the school... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kia plant’s storm shelters fully operational http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4474403/Kia-plants-storm-shelters-fully-operational Mother Nature is no match for Kia. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The subtle signs of child sexual abuse http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4487238/The-subtle-signs-of-child-sexual-abuse Child sexual abuse is a topic most people still won't talk about in public. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST West Point police chief selection under way http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4472233/West-Point-police-chief-selection-under-way West Point officials plan to announce early next month who will be replacing retiring police Chief Jeffery Cato. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Public safety http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter-news/4494682/Public-safety Theft/Burglary Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Vehicle collides into school bus http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4494621/Vehicle-collides-into-school-bus A Toyota Corolla crashed into a school bus on Meadowland Trail at about 7:30 a.m.today. No students were on the bus, and the Corolla's driver was transported to West Georgia Medical Center according to officials on the scene. No serious injuries... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘People see you doing the impossible and realize it’s possible’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4494645/People-see-you-doing-the-impossible-and-realize-its-possible Norma Bastidas is a survivor.The 47-year-old single mom is a survivor of sexual abuse and violence. When she first spoke out about her abuse, she was ignored, blamed and told to stay quiet, but she continued to speak out. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Auburn University classes canceled due to threat http://lagrangenews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/4494713/Auburn-University-classes-canceled-due-to-threat The Auburn University Department of Public Safety & Security and the Auburn Police Division are investigating a threatening message found on campus. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Schedules change for teams http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/4494031/Schedules-change-for-teams While the Troup Tigers were able to play their game on Tuesday, the day was a washout for the Callaway Cavaliers and LaGrange Grangers. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Troup’s Foster goes deep http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/4494056/Troups-Foster-goes-deep For a hitter, it was the ideal situation.When Jonathan Foster stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Troup Tigers had a base runner on first with two outs. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tigers smother Blue Devils http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/4494037/Tigers-smother-Blue-Devils He embraced the opportunity.Before Tuesday's showdown against the Columbus Blue Devils, Troup head coach Craig Garner let senior Brannon Weathers know that he was going to be the man with the baseball in his hand. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST