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Sheriff: Boy drowns in apparent accident

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A 1-year-old child died Sunday after drowning at an access park on West Point Lake south of LaGrange.The child, whose name is not being released, was found by his mother unresponsive in shallow water at Long Cane Park shortly before 12:30 p.m.Authorities arrives just three minutes after receiving the 911 call and immediately began performing CPR and other life-saving measures. The boy was transported to West Georgia Health hospital and was pronounced dead.Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff told the Daily News the mother left the child unattended for only moments. She was at the park with other children and family friends, he said.


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LifeSouth blood drivesLifeSouth will hold the following blood drives in the area:• Walmart of Valley, Alabama, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.• Walmart of LaGrange from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Sickle Cell Support Group seeks volunteers, donors for 5K

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In our community: Sept. 1, 2014

TuesdayEvents: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register.The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Broad Street in LaGrange.Western line dance lessons are 1 p.m. at The Active Life on Ragland Street. Cost...

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LAMOM to host spring consignment sale

LaGrange Area Moms of Multiples Organization hosts its spring consignment sale on Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church on Hammett Road in LaGrange. The biannual sale features children’s clothing and child-related items.All shoppers will be charged $1 admission fee as a donation to the Interfaith Food Pantry. The sale will close from 11 to 11:30 a.m. to prepare for the half-price sale, which begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 a.m.Only ca...

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Animals transported from LaGrange Veterinary Hospital after fire

Fire crews were still at the scene where a fire was reported this morning at the LaGrange Veterinary Hospital.According to Lt. Chris Taylor of the LaGrange Fire Department, the fire was reported shortly after 8 a.m., where additional off-duty fire personnel were called to the scene to assist with evacuations.Seventy-five animals, four of the clinic’s staff and two clients all escaped the building unharmed, Taylor said.The fire crew arrived on the scene a...

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How I know Bible is from God, part 6: Perfection

In this series of articles I have laid out several ways I know the Bible is from God.Please notice that I haven’t said that “I believe the Bible is from God,” though I certainly do. What I believe about the Bible or what you believe about the Bible is really irrelevant. My personal belief and your personal belief doesn’t really have anything to do with the factual reality that the Bible proves itself, in numerous ways, to be from God.I don’t...

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Round up: War prosperity, mulling liquor legality, UFOs

Augusts past.Round-up column.(This fifth weekend in August gives us the opportunity to bring you a round-up of editorials from anniversary years that were omitted because of lack of space.)From The LaGrange Reporter, 100 years ago, August 1914: War Advantageous to American People — Col. William Lawson Peel, one of the most conservative of the Atlanta bankers, believes the war in Europe can be of ulti...

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U.S. Senate candidate Nunn visits LaGrange

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn made an afternoon campaign stop in LaGrange on Friday, speaking to a crowd of more than 40 supporters at the LaGrange Troup Chamber of Commerce on Bull street.Nunn also spoke at LaGrange College and stopped for a lemonade at Charlie Joseph’s downtown.Speaking before the crowd, the ninth-generation Georgian and daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn said she is the candidate that can work with both sides of the aisle to ac...

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Terry-Zeigler to wed

Ms. Cindy Terry of LaGrange and Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Terry of Talbotton announce the engagement of their daughter, Shantina Mytice Terry to Demonta Rashad Zeigler, son of Mr. David and Arleen Zeigler of LaGrange.The wedding is set for Sept. 13, 2014.The bride-elect is granddaughter of Ms. Liza Terry of Manchester and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Moody Sr. of Poughkeepsie, New York, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Williams Jr. of Greenville.The groom-elect is grands...

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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.Warren Temple United Methodist Church at 416 E. Depot St., at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.Saint Paul AME Church on Poplar Street in Hogansville, 1 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday.Louise United Methodist Church at 1189 Hines Road, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday....

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In our community: Aug. 30-31, 2014

SaturdayEvents: Market on Main farmer’s market for locally grown produce is 8 to 10 a.m in the parking lot next to Carmike Cinema, at the corner of Main and East Depot streets. 706-298-4534Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.Churches: Pastor Janice Willoughby and On A Mission for Christ Church on Wallace Street host a Motivational Se...

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Captured: Police nab suspect in homicide case

A week-long manhunt ended Friday when police said they captured a man suspected of killing a 20-year-old Callaway Avenue man.Devonte Cortez Thorpe was taken into custody Friday afternoon and is suspecting of slaying DeJerius Hardnett last Sunday. The assault occurred on Dawn Drive near Chip’s Way in LaGrange and the victim was flown to an Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.Police aren’t releasing details about the murder as they build a ca...

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Callaway stumbles on road

ATLANTA - The Callaway Cavaliers were pushed to the limit by B.E.S.T. Academy a year ago before hanging on for a 28-18 victory at Callaway Stadium.On Friday, those two teams squared off again, this time at Grady Stadum in Atlanta.Once again it was a hard-fought, competitive game, and this time it was B.E.S.T. Academy getting the upper-hand.B.E.S.T. scored a touchdown with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game to secure the 14-7 victory.Callaway...

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It was Troup’s night to shine

Now that’s how you start a season.The Troup Tigers soared to a 36-0 halftime lead, and they rolled to a 36-14 victory before a packed house at Callaway Stadium on Friday.While Troup got its season off to a rousing start, LaGrange fell to 0-2 after last week’s overtime loss to Callaway.While there were plenty of smiles after the game for Troup, the team suffered a big loss in the fourth quarter when running back Dre Towns went down with a serious le...

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Police announce arrest of murder suspect

LaGrange police have announced that the suspect in the stabbing murder of a 20-year-old Callaway Avenue man has been arrested.A notice released by LaGrange Police Department about 2 p.m. states that Devonte Cortez Thorpe was arrested on a warrant for murder. He was sought in the death of DeJerius Hardnett, who was stabbed on Dawn Drive and later died of his injuries at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.Police believe the incident is gang related, an officer earlier told...

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Feds: LaGrange man trafficked firearms

A LaGrange man faces federal gun trafficking charges after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided a flea market in Dothan, Alabama.David R. Loftin, 64, of LaGrange, is charged with selling guns to convicted felons and dealing firearms without a license, according to a press release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in middle Alabama.Under federal law, it is illegal to sell guns to convicted felons. It is also illegal for convicted fel...

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GUILTY: Murderer to spend life in prison, no parole

The mother of 21-year-old murder victim Douglas Cameron wept in court Thursday as a judge read the jury’s guilty verdict and sentenced his killer to life in prison without the possibility of parole.Thomas E. Sessions, Jr., 55, of LaGrange, was convicted in Troup County Superior Court of murder, aggravated assault and gun charges in the shooting death of Cameron in LaGrange on Aug. 9, 2013.Sessions, represented by a public defender, asserted throughout the trial tha...

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Public safety

Burglary• A woman in the 100 block of Turner Street reported that the door frame of her apartment had been broken by suspect(s), who she said stole a gold Michael Kors watch valued at $365 and a Samsung Galaxy S4 valued at $467. The items were stolen from her bedroom, according to a report.Theft• A Lafayette Pkwy gas station employee is accused of stealing $202.06 worth of gas over the course of 12 days. A manager ...

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