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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

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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 bustling streets around the building.Witnesses said the soldier was gunned down by a man dressed all in black with a scarf over his face. They said the gunman then entered Parliament, where dozens of shots rang out.

 

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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Bennett, Crane answer on education

Editor’s note: All this week, the Daily News will examine the races for four public offices, including two Georgia Senate seats, a Georgia House seat, and the chairmanship of the Troup County Commission.Each day, we will look at a different race. Today, we’re looking at the race for Senate District 28.The upcoming election on Nov. 4 couldn’t come at a more important moment. Georgia’s unemployment rate ticked up last month to 7.9 ...

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Man injured in home invasion

An 18-year-old LaGrange man is behind bars this morning after a home invasion and aggravated assault on Cross Creek Drive in LaGrange.Charlie Lawson is charged with two felonies after he allegedly entered a residence without the owner’s permission and injured the homeowner during a struggle to force him out of the door.The homeowner’s injuries were non-life threatening.The resident told police he was inside his home watching television shortly afte...

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New bypass connector awaiting traffic light

The realigned Waugh Road connecting North Davis Road to Anne Bailey Way and the majority of the LaGrange bypass project is open and nearly complete.County Engineer James Emery said the last part that county and city officials are waiting on is receiving a written letter of approval from the state Department of Transportation to install a traffic light at the new intersection at New Franklin Road, Anne Bailey Way and the new road, which was renamed to be part of North Davis on Tuesd...

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West Point starts curbside recycling

The city of West Point is beginning its start-up process of its newly implemented curbside recycling program under a private solid waste contractor.According to City Manager Ed Moon, the city’s cost to operate its own solid waste service exceeded the amount of revenue being generated, prompting the city council to approve in June a new contract that would transition of the city’s garbage collection services to a private vendor that also performs curbside recycling servi...

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Harris Commissioner pleads guilty to bribery

A now-former Harris County Commissioner pleaded guilty to two counts of bribery and violation of oath of office on Monday in Meriwether County Superior Court.Charles Wyatt was sentenced to 10 years, and will serve six months in prison and the remainder on probation. He also has to pay a $11,000 fine and was refused first-offender status, meaning he’ll have felonies on his record and won’t be eligible to run for public office again, according to Coweta Judicial Circuit D...

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In our community: Oct. 22, 2014

TodayEvents: U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue will host a meet and greet on the second floor of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce at 11 a.m.Churches: Callaway Baptist Church hosts service and classes at 7 p.m.ThursdayEvents: God’s Breadbasket, a food pantry serving Hogansville residents, is open from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.The Interfaith Food Closet at 416 Pierce...

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Runners turn out for night race

It was a pair of Troup Tigers taking top honors in Saturday’s Leggin’ it for Literacy race, which has become a fall fixture in LaGrange.The race was held in downtown LaGrange at 9 p.m. Saturday, and before that there was a one-mile race.Money raised from the race supports the programs offered by Troup County Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP).Nearly 200 men, women and children participated in the race, which was in its 14th year....

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Offense picking up the pace

Through the first four games of the season, putting points on the scoreboard was a struggle for the LaGrange Grangers.There were moments where it all came together, where the offense showed how explosive it can be, but the offense was inconsistent, and the Grangers didn’t score more than 14 points in any of their first four games.The script has been switched in a big way over the past three games, though.Since the start of region play, the Grangers have ...

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Grangers continue playoff push

If the LaGrange Grangers beat the Shaw Raiders on Friday, it wouldn’t guarantee them a playoff spot.There is no question the Grangers’ hopes of returning to the playoffs after missing out a year ago would be greatly enhanced with a win, though.The Grangers would improve to 3-1 in Region 1-AAAAA if they beat Shaw, and there’s a really good chance they would make the playoffs even if they lost their final two regular-season games.“It̵...

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CAFI to start taking applications for heating program

Community Action for Improvement Inc. - CAFI - is set to begin taking applications for the 2014 Low Income Energy Assistance Program for Troup and surrounding counties.Anyone in Troup County interested in applying may contact the local customer service center at 706-882-6412 starting Nov. 3. Applicants must be 65 years old or older. The program is issued on a first-come, first-served basis and walk-ins are not accepted. CAFI will issue funds, if available, starting Dec. 1....

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Hummingbird Festival had record turnout

Numbers from this year’s Hummingbird Festival show the largest turnout since the festival’s inception 17 years ago.Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz announced at the Monday night city council meeting that proceeds from the Hummingbird Festival’s events, which over recent weeks has included a 5k run, dinner and silent auction, golf and poker tournaments, and booth rentals at the festival itself, was up by 10 percent this year at over $52,000, also with help of spo...

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Officer rescues abused pit bulls

Police rescued three pit bull dogs from a Hunnicutt Avenue home Monday and were unable to make contact with the homeowner.While on patrol, an officer observed one of the dogs chained to the side of a residence on the 1700 block of the street, the report said. The officer exited his patrol vehicle and went the the rear of the residence where he observed two more pit bulls who were “emaciated and I could observe the dogs’ ribs and vertebrae,” the report said....

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Trammell, King spar at forum for House 132

Editor’s note: All this week, the Daily News will examine the races for four public offices, including two Georgia Senate seats, a Georgia House seat, and the chairmanship of the Troup County commission.Each day, we will look at a different race. Today, we’re looking at the race for House District 132.

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Senate candidate Perdue to speak downtown

U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue will be upstairs at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday for a meet and greet at 11 a.m.The event is open to the public and Perdue is expected to greet attendees, answer questions and discuss solutions for the direction of the country.

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Hope for Honduras aids impoverished

It’s the little things we sometimes take for granted.Basic necessities like: clean, running water, new backpacks for school, a school to grow and learn in, a warm, nutritious meal to start and end our day, and someone to hug and love us every single day. But these are the very things the children and adults living in the rural villages in the Olancho region of Honduras have lived without for years, some, even decades.And if it wasn’t for one local group, it m...

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