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Head-on wreck results in death of county employee

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A Troup County Parks and Recreation Department employee was killed today in a head-on wreck between a tractor-trailer truck and a pickup in the 2000 block of South Davis Road.Sherrill Allen Cadwell, 58, of LaGrange, was pronounced dead at the scene.According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Joel Puckett, Cadwell, was driving a Troup County Parks and Recreation pickup west toward Whitesville Road when he swerved into the oncoming lane, colliding with a trailer tractor from Vaughn Xpress traveling east toward Hamilton Road.Puckett said the cause of the wreck is still being determined.Puckett said an autopsy will be conducted at a later time to determine Cadwell’s condition at the time of the wreck.


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TodayEvents: A bridge game is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655New Community Church hosts Career Connect, a free job search assistance and networking event, at 5:30 p.m. with representatives from local staffing agencies, colleges, businesses and industries. Admission is free. Career coaches from the Department of Labor Career Center, Troup County Works, LaGrange College and West Georgia T...

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Winning finale for LaGrange

They’re not heading to the playoffs, but the LaGrange Lady Grangers at least made sure to finish their season in style.After a dramatic 3-2 victory over Brookstone on Tuesday, the Lady Grangers followed that up with an 8-0 win over the Callaway Lady Cavaliers on Wednesday.The Lady Grangers (8-9) closed the season with three wins in their final four games.Wednesday’s game marked the end of the road for the team’s three seniors, Madeline Marsha...

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Grangers learn playoff opponent

The LaGrange Grangers will be taking a road trip to the northwestern corner of the state next week.The Grangers, who clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday, will open the Class AAAA state playoffs on the road against Northwest Whitfield on May 2.While LaGrange will be the number four seed from Region 5-AAAA, Northwest Whitfield is the top seed from Region 7-AAAA.Northwest Whitfield won a best-of-three series against Cedartown to win the region championship....

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Cavs savor region title

For the third time in four years, the Callaway Cavaliers are region champions.With Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of Jackson, the Cavaliers closed their Region 4-AAA schedule with a 13-1 record, and they finished two games ahead of the Central-Carroll Lions.The Cavaliers fell to the Lions 2-0 on March 26, but they didn’t lose another region game.Callaway beat Central-Carroll 3-0 on Monday, and it wrapped up the region title with a 6-0 win over Rock...

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Seniors shine for Callaway

When Callaway’s Jaylen Colton stepped into the batter’s box Wednesday night against Jackson, it was a special moment.It was nothing new.Colton is a senior, and he’s had plenty of at-bats over the years.What made this particular at-bat so meaningful, though, was that it was his first time coming to the plate since the first game of the season when he suffered a broken thumb.Colton had to undergo surgery, and while the feeling was he...

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Online campaign, golf tournament to benefit Eric BennettFriends of Eric Bennett, who suffered traumatic brain injuries, are raising money to help with his medical expenses. Online donations may be made at the GoFundMe site under “Eric Bennett Recovery (Go Dawgs)” at address . The goal of the fund-raising site is $10,000.On June 20, a four-man scramble golf tournament will be held at Orchard Hills Golf Club in Newnan. R...

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‘Shadow Hour’ production examines perceptions of truth

The age-old questions of “What is the truth and who do you believe?” are at the center of LaGrange College Theatre Arts’ production of “Shadow Hour,” which opens tonight and runs through April 27 at Price Theater.Written by Ralph Tropf, the play is a courtroom drama that centers around a young female staffer in Washington, D.C., who accuses a prominent senator of sexual assault. Through a series of flashbacks, the incident is seen from both his and her...

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