Lagrange Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/NEWS http://lagrangenews.com/section/NEWS Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:31:42 EST 1800 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. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:04:02 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 Group home employee arrested for child cruelty http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50338168/Group-home-employee-arrested-for-child-cruelty An employee of a Hogansville group home was arrested this week and charged with battery, terroristic threats and child cruelty in the first and third degrees. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:01:04 EST Spinks remembered as business, community leader, gentleman http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50343922/Spinks-remembered-as-business-community-leader-gentleman Friends and co-workers of local real-estate entrepreneur Roy Spinks remembered his soft-spoken leadership and fondness for flying and boating. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:18:05 EST Church ready for community yard sale http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50342181/Church-ready-for-community-yard-sale Good deals, great steals and everything must go – words almost every shopper loves to hear. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:52:04 EST John Roy Spinks III http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/50338968/John-Roy-Spinks-III John Roy Spinks, III, age 63, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the West Georgia Hospice after a brief illness. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:05:04 EST Lecture series sets sights on Croatia http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/50342525/Lecture-series-sets-sights-on-Croatia This year's 3D Journeys travel experience and lecture series at LaGrange College will focus on Croatia, one of Europe's top destinations. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:03:06 EST Berta, Rosemont make state list for performance, gains http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/50337053/Berta-Rosemont-make-state-list-for-performance-gains Two Troup County schools were recognized for improving student achievement when the Georgia Department of Education released its 2014 Reward Schools list Wednesday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:24:05 EST LPD goes global with social media http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50281937/LPD-goes-global-with-social-media From LaGrange to Algeria and back, the LaGrange Police Department is making a lot of friends. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:47:02 EST ‘No words can express how I feel …’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50335294/No-words-can-express-how-I-feel Capt. Mike Pheil of the LaGrange Police Department bent down Wednesday and picked up a deer antler off the ground in the thick, overgrown woods of northern Troup County. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:40:05 EST Walking to end Alzheimer’s http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50331885/Walking-to-end-Alzheimers According to the Alzheimer's Association more people die from Alzheimer's disease than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:23:03 EST County mulls Boyd Park liability following hand over http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/50329170/County-mulls-Boyd-Park-liability-following-hand-over County Commissioners approved an agreement to give operations and maintenance of the Boyd Park amphitheater to the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority on Tuesday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:03:05 EST