Lagrange Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/NEWS http://lagrangenews.com/section/NEWS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:48:11 EST 1800 New Ga. lobbying rules allow for summer travel http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/50357377/New-Ga.-lobbying-rules-allow-for-summer-travel ATLANTA (AP) — New lobbying rules in Georgia have not put much of a damper on free beach convention travel for state politicians. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:20:05 EST You can help http://lagrangenews.com/news/community-community-news/50358851/You-can-help LifeSouth blood drivesLifeSouth will hold the following blood drives in the area:• Interface of LaGrange from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:11:02 EST Weekend air show draws huge crowds http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50358151/Weekend-air-show-draws-huge-crowds The LaGrange-Callaway Airport hosted the Southern Wings Fly-in and Car Show on Saturday, drawing a crowd of hundreds to see vintage aircraft and vehicles. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:34:02 EST Walking for a cause http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50358106/Walking-for-a-cause Hundreds of people came out to walk Saturday morning during the Walk to End Alzheimer's at Vernon Woods retirement community.Money raised from the walk is still being calculated.Here are some photos from the event. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:33:02 EST Nancy Harts documentary to air in spring http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50358136/Nancy-Harts-documentary-to-air-in-spring A documentary based on the Nancy Harts of LaGrange is expected to air this spring, after crews finished filming in LaGrange last week. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:29:01 EST Stopping child sexual abuse http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50339687/Stopping-child-sexual-abuse According to the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (G.C.C.A), one in ten children will be sexually abused before the age of 18.Ninety percent of child victims also know their abuser. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:07:02 EST Man arrested after allegedly fleeing traffic checkpoint http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter/50358093/Man-arrested-after-allegedly-fleeing-traffic-checkpoint A Horace King Street man was arrested by LaGrange Police Saturday night after he fled a traffic safety checkpoint on Union Street. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:52:03 EST In our community: Sept. 22, 2014 http://lagrangenews.com/news/community-community-news/50357412/In-our-community:-Sept.-22-2014 TuesdayEvents: Long Cane Elementary School hosts PTO Open House/Title I Annual Meeting. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:57:02 EST Chief speaks on Constitution, police work http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/50338167/Chief-speaks-on-Constitution-police-work The LaGrange chief of public safety spoke to a crowd of dozens of students at LaGrange College on Thursday about the role of police officers and how that role relates to the U.S. Constitution. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:09:07 EST Reverse 911 system alerts public of danger http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50346621/Reverse-911-system-alerts-public-of-danger Imagine being at home, eating popcorn and enjoying a movie with your kids — meanwhile, a search for a violent and dangerous escaped convict is happening in your neighborhood, but you have no idea. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:09:05 EST WGTC offering free GED practice tests http://lagrangenews.com/news/community-community-news/50344231/WGTC-offering-free-GED-practice-tests West Georgia Technical College will be offering free official GED practice tests as part of the GED Testing Service “See for Free” campaign. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:06:02 EST Book of Revelation and The Beatles http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50329582/Book-of-Revelation-and-The-Beatles I remember getting on the school bus one day and being handed a small Gideons New Testament. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:31:04 EST Church bulletin http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50329651/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. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:43:03 EST Downtown hotel in competitive market for tax credit program http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/50330327/Downtown-hotel-in-competitive-market-for-tax-credit-program There's still one thing holding up the construction of the downtown hotel — securing funding from the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) — which seems to be a quite competitive process for the LaGrange development. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:08:05 EST In our community: Sept. 20-21, 2014 http://lagrangenews.com/news/community-community-news/50347376/In-our-community:-Sept.-20-21-2014 Saturday Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:31:05 EST Revolution through art http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50251301/Revolution-through-art Tamlin Hall is pacing back and forth in front of a room full of art students at LaGrange High School. He speaks excitedly, and off the cuff about the friendliest person he knew when he was a student at LHS about two decades ago. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:03:03 EST Organization helps feed children through backpack program http://lagrangenews.com/news/business/50336827/Organization-helps-feed-children-through-backpack-program Sodexo has supported the backpack programs across the United States since 2006 and the Troup County Nutrition Department has participated in this program since 2013 to students within the district. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:06:05 EST LPD to purchase K9 tracking collars http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50343969/LPD-to-purchase-K9-tracking-collars After a three-day search for a missing LaGrange police K9 this week, the city has decided to purchase GPS collars for its K9s, with other local agencies expected to get on board, pending anticipated funds through fundraising. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:02 EST School board approves Berta roofing work, denies demolition http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/50343792/School-board-approves-Berta-roofing-work-denies-demolition The Board of Education on Thursday approved a bid for a company to abate asbestos roofing material as part of re-roofing Berta Weathersbee Elementary School, also denying a rumor that the building would be torn down. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:01:11 EST Vehicle strikes school bus http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter-news/50344430/Vehicle-strikes-school-bus A school bus was struck by a vehicle that blew through a stop sign Thursday at the intersection of Revis and Burr streets. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:01:08 EST