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Police seek suspect in gas station armed robbery

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Police are investigating an early morning robbery Sunday where an armed man entered a gas station and demanded money.A clerk at Summit at 3124 Hogansville Road told police that a masked man with a pistol entered the business about 2 a.m. and demanded money from the register. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the robber fled.Officers searched the area but were unable to located a suspect.Anyone with information was asked to contact LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Anonymous tips also may be texted to 888-777.

 

Man charged with trying to run over two in parking lot

A LaGrange man was charged with aggravated assault and obstruction after he allegedly tried to run over people in the LaGrange College parking lot Saturday.LaGrange police responded to the parking lot at Forrest Avenue and Vernon Road after a call that someone in a Dodge pickup truck was attempting to run people over, according to a press release. Officers arrived and saw the vehicle “driving recklessly in the parking lot,” according to the report, and made contact with...

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Troup’s comeback falls just short

If the Troup Tigers had a few more clicks left on the clock, they may have been in business.Trailing 28-21 against Harris County on Friday night at Callaway Stadium, Troup got the ball one final time at their own 27-yard line with 11 seconds remaining.Quarterback Will Smith completed a pass to Tremayne Tolbert to midfield, but time ran out, and Harris County (1-2) hung on for a 28-21 victory.If the Tigers (2-1) had more time, there’s a good chance they w...

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Hartman, Harder to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hartman of LaGrange announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Hartman of Newnan, to Christopher Michael Harder of Senoia, son of Mrs. Debra Harder and the late Mr. Thomas Harder.The private wedding ceremony is set for Oct. 11 at First Baptist Church on the Square.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Glenda Tarver of Macon and the late Mr. Holmes Tarver, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hartman of York, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of T...

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Barnett, Bright to wed

Alissa Michele Barnett and Corey Scott Bright announce their engagement.They are set to wed Oct. 11, 2014, in Newnan.The bride is the daughter of George and Kathy Lee, and David McCraney of Newnan.The groom is the son of J.W. and Faye Bright of Franklin.

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People who have forgotten how to blush

When the prophet Jeremiah wrote about the condition of his people, and told them why God was allowing them to be taken into captivity, he said it was because they had forgotten how to blush (Jer. 6:15).All of the calamity that was going to be poured out on them by the armies from the north (i.e. Babylon) was because of their rebellion against God. The list of their transgressions was long and ugly.In addition to their idolatry, they were guilty of all manner of gross imm...

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1939: Corps awarded in Chicago, welcoming new LC freshman class

Septembers past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1939.Front Page NewsLaGrange Corps Leaves Saturday for Chicago — The crack LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps, state champions, will leave for Chicago on Saturday to participate in the National Convention of the American Legion Sept. 25 through 28.

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Commissioners to consider audit funding, handing over Boyd Park

The county may face an increase in its audit cost this year.County Commission is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to contract with LaGrange-based accounting firm J.K. Boatwright to conduct the county’s annual audit of its finances. The firm has previously performed the county’s audits.

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Deputies seize three pounds of pot, arrest two men

Deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office busted two Alabama men with three pounds suspected of marijuana during a routine traffic stop Thursday on Interstate 85, south of LaGrange.Gary Martin, 37, and Christopher Jolly, 33, both of Ozark, Alabama, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after the deputy initially stopped their vehicle for following too closely, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. The dr...

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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 Hope for a Day ten mile walk. All the proceeds benefit folks in Troup County and the surrounding area, from Columbus all the way to M...

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Exciting events build up to Hummingbird Festival

It’s that time of year again when downtown Hogansville is packed with people from all over the state.In October, the streets will be flooded with an estimated 15,000 people for the 17th annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival.“We’re looking forward to another successful festival,” said Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz. “We hope they [visitors] will view Hogansville as a great place to live and raise a family and a great place to come visit...

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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: Sept. 13-14, 2014

SaturdayEvents: A benefit car wash will be held at Parkway Mitsubishi from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help with the medical costs of Ronnie Smith, who has suffered several major medical problems over the last few months. A $5 donation is requested. Teresa Akery, 706-415-9676Market 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. 706-298-4534...

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Fall events, job fair on tap at Callaway Gardens

PINE MOUNTAIN — Callaway Garden will offer several fall festivities in the coming weeks, including a murder mystery theater and conservation art display, and a job fair for seasonal work is set for later this month.Halloween dinner theaterAs Halloween approaches, attendees can bring their detective skills and appetite to Callaway Gardens on Oct. 18 for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with a twist.This year’s dinner features a ̶...

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In our community: Sept. 12, 2014

TodayEvents: Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange hosts a couple’s dance and beginner polka lesson at the Lafayette Christian School gym, 1904 Hamilton Road. The Polka lesson is at 7 p.m. and dance is 8 p.m. Visitor couples are welcome at $20 per couple. Attire is “smart casual” with favorite team colors. 706-884-5857.Troup High School hosts Veterans and Military Appreciation Night/LCMS Night at 7:30 p.m....

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Survivor shares story after proclamation for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

A survivor of ovarian cancer hopes a recent proclamation will bring more attention to the disease.LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton issued a proclamation Wednesday proclaiming September “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month” in the city.Ovarian cancer is a growth of abnormal cells that begins in the ovaries and according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) is fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive ...

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LC president notes praises in reviews, enrollment, outreach

LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander said the college’s enrollment continues to increase, has received “exemplary” reviews from accrediting agencies and continues to be recognized nationally for its initiatives and outreach.Speaking during the annual President’s Breakfast and Address on the state of the college, McAlexander started on a more somber subject, noting what date this year’s event fell on.

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Saving Jethro’s heart

Jethro is a big German Shepard with an even bigger heart — unfortunately, it’s that same heart that’s in trouble, and he needs the community to open its heart to save his life.Miki Poling, a LaGrange resident, first spotted Jethro while she was taking her kids to school last Friday.“He was standing in the middle of the road, guarding a small dog, maybe a pug, that had been hit by a car,” she said. “He was just standing there, and he wo...

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