Melanie Ruberti

Position: Content producer
E-Mail Address: mruberti@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 706-884-7311

Latest Stories by Melanie Ruberti

Good deals, great steals and everything must go – words almost every shopper loves to hear.
The best part? All the money goes right back into the community. It's part of the annual yard sale at St. Peter's Catholic Church off Lafayette Parkway. If you need it, chances are the church will have it at bargain basement prices.
“We have fu

Church ready for community yard sale

Good deals, great steals and everything must go – words almost every shopper loves to hear. The best part? All the money goes right back into the community. It's part of the annual yard sale at St. Peter's Catholic Church off Lafayette Parkway. If you need it, chances are the church will have it at bargain basement prices. “We have fu

According to the Alzheimer's Association more people die from Alzheimer's disease than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
But unlike those diseases, Alzheimer's ravages a person's brain affecting their mind, memories, and behavior first, before destroying their bodily functions. According to Blaire Morris, the process can be painfully slo

Walking to end Alzheimer's

According to the Alzheimer's Association more people die from Alzheimer's disease than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. But unlike those diseases, Alzheimer's ravages a person's brain affecting their mind, memories, and behavior first, before destroying their bodily functions. According to Blaire Morris, the process can be painfully slo

It was like being a kid at Christmas, once you entered the doors to Del'Avant in downtown LaGrange.
Table, after table, plus row after row was elegantly decorated with toys, sparkly ball gowns, flowers, jewelry, and more … all part of the annual “My Favorite Things” luncheon, held by the LaGrange Symphony Guild. The event and all

A few of their favorite things

It was like being a kid at Christmas, once you entered the doors to Del'Avant in downtown LaGrange. Table, after table, plus row after row was elegantly decorated with toys, sparkly ball gowns, flowers, jewelry, and more … all part of the annual “My Favorite Things” luncheon, held by the LaGrange Symphony Guild. The event and all

A parade of pink will soon be taking over the streets of LaGrange … but make no mistake, they're definitely a force to be reckoned with.
The group is arming themselves with knowledge and declaring war on breast cancer. On Sept. 27th, hundreds of people, including breast cancer survivors, will lace up their tennis shoes for the fifth annual H

Hope for a day

A parade of pink will soon be taking over the streets of LaGrange … but make no mistake, they're definitely a force to be reckoned with. The group is arming themselves with knowledge and declaring war on breast cancer. On Sept. 27th, hundreds of people, including breast cancer survivors, will lace up their tennis shoes for the fifth annual H

Music for Peace

September 11 is a day that lives forever in the memory of every American. In the wake of many ceremonies commemorating the day, the LaGrange International Friendship Exchange, or L.I.F.E., is once again using music as a way to honor those who lost their lives. For the eighth year, the organization is hosting the 9/11 September concert. LIFE uses

LaGrange firefighters are trading in their hoses for boots this week to show their support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
For three days, Sept. 11th - 13th, firefighters will take turns holding out their boots for donations at the Wal-Mart and Kroger in LaGrange.
“It's a way for us to raise funds to support people with muscular dys

LaGrange firefighters give muscular dystrophy the boot

LaGrange firefighters are trading in their hoses for boots this week to show their support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For three days, Sept. 11th - 13th, firefighters will take turns holding out their boots for donations at the Wal-Mart and Kroger in LaGrange. “It's a way for us to raise funds to support people with muscular dys

A yearly mammogram saved Wanda Lowe's life in August 2001.
“After the mammogram, the Radiologist said they wanted to see me. I became very nervous because they'd never said that before,” explained Lowe. “They had my mammogram up in the viewing room. It looked like a full moon hanging up there in my breast that wasn't there the ye

Cancer victims bond to form support group

A yearly mammogram saved Wanda Lowe's life in August 2001. “After the mammogram, the Radiologist said they wanted to see me. I became very nervous because they'd never said that before,” explained Lowe. “They had my mammogram up in the viewing room. It looked like a full moon hanging up there in my breast that wasn't there the ye

Reporter's Note: This story chronicles my ride along with the LaGrange Police Department on Aug. 28.
My ride along with LaGrange Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit started uneventfully…. but that was the point.
But that didn't mean there wasn't a lot to do. It had been a busy week for the LaGrange Police Department. There had been a

The crime fighters

Reporter's Note: This story chronicles my ride along with the LaGrange Police Department on Aug. 28. My ride along with LaGrange Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit started uneventfully…. but that was the point. But that didn't mean there wasn't a lot to do. It had been a busy week for the LaGrange Police Department. There had been a

They set a lofty goal, but the United Way of West Georgia is counting on it's partnering agencies and the community to achieve it.
During a kick off breakfast for the 2014 campaign, the organization announced they hope to raise $1,050,000 for the upcoming year. United Way of West Georgia President, Patty Youngblood, said for every dollar raised, 9

United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

They set a lofty goal, but the United Way of West Georgia is counting on it's partnering agencies and the community to achieve it. During a kick off breakfast for the 2014 campaign, the organization announced they hope to raise $1,050,000 for the upcoming year. United Way of West Georgia President, Patty Youngblood, said for every dollar raised, 9

The Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia makes it its mission to serve children in our community.
Now, in addition to it's various clubs, fun activities, and caring volunteers and staff, the organization is adding new educational programs to it's after school line up. Students will get to plant their own garden and cook in Positive Sprouts, learn h

Programs with a purpose

The Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia makes it its mission to serve children in our community. Now, in addition to it's various clubs, fun activities, and caring volunteers and staff, the organization is adding new educational programs to it's after school line up. Students will get to plant their own garden and cook in Positive Sprouts, learn h

For the fifth consecutive year, golfers teed up to support children with the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia.
It was the largest turnout the organization ever had for the Kia of LaGrange Back a Kid golf tournament, and this year there was more to celebrate. Chief Professional Officer, Bart McFadden, announced as of Wednesday, the club was a de

Golf tournament helps Boys and Girls Club see green

For the fifth consecutive year, golfers teed up to support children with the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia. It was the largest turnout the organization ever had for the Kia of LaGrange Back a Kid golf tournament, and this year there was more to celebrate. Chief Professional Officer, Bart McFadden, announced as of Wednesday, the club was a de

It started with bruising up and down 3-year-old Kylie Beth Creed's tiny body.
Some bruises, according to Kylie Beth's mom, Shaleigh, were as big as golf balls. After taking her to the doctor, Shaleigh's worst fears were confirmed: Kylie Beth had leukemia. Sadly, the girl's against cancer ended just as quick as it began.
“We went to Egleston

The race for a cure

It started with bruising up and down 3-year-old Kylie Beth Creed's tiny body. Some bruises, according to Kylie Beth's mom, Shaleigh, were as big as golf balls. After taking her to the doctor, Shaleigh's worst fears were confirmed: Kylie Beth had leukemia. Sadly, the girl's against cancer ended just as quick as it began. “We went to Egleston




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