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Motorists feeling pinch at the pumps

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Filling up at the pump can be downright painful these days.According to the American Automobile Association, prices at the gas pumps in our area have jumped 30 cents in the past month. The average price for a gallon of gas is $3.65. AAA said just a month ago, drivers were paying around $3.35 a gallon. And according to AAA spokesman, Mark Jenkins, the worst is yet to come.“We haven’t hit the peak yet. We’re still moving towards the peak of high gas prices,” Jenkins explained.Jenkins said there is some good news. Right now, gas prices are still below where they peaked last year in Georgia. In February 2013, prices at the pump topped off at $3.77 per gallon.

 

Teen charged after allegedly threatening to stab man

A juvenile was charged with simple assault under the family violence act after he allegedly threatened to stab his mother’s boyfriend following a scuffle because he refused to go to school Friday morning.According to a report, the teen’s mother said that when she tried to get him up to go to school, he began cursing and came toward her in a way that she though he was going to hit her, so she pushed him back. The boyfriend said he came to see about the commotion and saw ...

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In our community

Events SaturdayEvents: LaGrange Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity hosts a “chicken-q” fundraiser for its scholarship program from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the old Family Dentistry parking lot. Cost is a $7 donation per plate. For tickets contact Albert Gilliam at 706-883-6971 or Dr. George Baker. Walk ups welcome.LaGrange Art Museum holds Family Super Saturday with free tours at the m...

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LaGrange Symphony announces winners of 2014 SCALA Competition

The Board of Directors of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra has announced the winners of the annual SCALA Competition held recently at Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia.Hannah Culbreth, playing horn, won first place. Miss Culbreth, a 10th grade student at Newnan High School, studies with Anna Dodd and Marianne Van Lear.Competition judges praised Culbreth’s performance of Richard Strauss’ “Horn Concerto No. 1”...

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1964: New buildings planned, historic buildings toured

Aprils past, 50 years ago.From the LaGrange Daily News, 1964.Front Page NewsOpen House Set for LaGrange Board of Education Building — An Open House for the LaGrange Board of Education’s new administration building will be staged Sunday afternoon from 1 until 3 p.m.The old Post Office building on main Street has been renovated and air-conditioned for use by the school system. The buildin...

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Parks and Recreation Easter egg hunt delayed

The Troup County Parks and Recreation annual Easter egg hunt has been delayed.The hunt, sponsored by Wendy’s at 303 Vernon St., will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shuford Fields in LaGrange at Ragland Street and Calumet Drive.

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Elections board vice chair still issue for some

A few Board of Elections and Registration members still contest the status of the board’s vice chairman, which led to a promptly ended debate during Thursday’s meeting.A few members had contested at the board’s previous meeting that the vice chairman position was open after the term of Gloria Watson, West Point’s appointee who was elected as vice chair in January 2013, lapsed. The county eventually appointed Watson back to the position, but some members said...

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Board of Education approves going forward with personnel cuts

The Troup County Board of Education on Thursday approved applying its reduction in force policy to allow for the elimination of 29.5 positions in anticipation of making up a $3 million deficit next year.School system Superintendent Cole Pugh said administrators hope that most positions will be eliminated by attrition and reassignments.Despite a $2.8 million reduction in the state’s austerity cut to the school system over last year and $1.7 million in funds restored...

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