A local restaurant has donated thousands of pounds of food over the years to a local ministry that helps recovering addicts.LongHorn in LaGrange is owned by Darden Restaurants, which has operated the Darden Harvest program for the last 10 years, donating more than 67 million pounds of food nationwide, said managing partner of LongHorn in LaGrange, Greg Callahan. The local restaurant has harvested extra food for donation to Fellowship Deliverance Ministries in LaGrange for the last seven years.
Students are set to cook off in a competition Thursday.Sodexo, in partnership with the Troup County School System Food and Nutrition Department, encouraged fourth grade students to participate in a culinary competition.Students submitted recipes showcasing their favorite, healthy sandwiches. Now, 10 students will compete in a district-wide cook off at LaGrange High School on Thursday at 5 p.m.The grand prize winner will have his/her recipe entered into a natio...
June Hall McCash to speak to Friends of the Library at 7 p.m. on March 18.McCash is the author, co-author, or editor of ten books (two historical novels and eight nonfiction works) and numerous articles. Her novel, “Plum Orchard,” recently won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for best novel (in a field of 19 nominees).Her first novel, “Almost to Eden,” also won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for first novel in 2011. She is the recipient ...
West Point City Council voted Monday to approve the city’s new Forward Fund policies and procedures, created to provide loans and grants towards the redevelopment of the city.Funded through a $6 million bond deal with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, the specific focus of the program is 10th Street Redevelopment Area.Eligible applicants are the city of West Point, West Point Development Authority, Downtown West Point Development Authority, West Point Housing Autho...
Mr. Milton” Ray” Benefield, age 63, of Bowdon, GA died peacefully at his home on Friday, March 7, 2014. He was born April 27, 1950 in Albertville, AL.Mr. Benefield was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed a career as a musician and was a retired Commercial Truck Driving Instructor at West Georgia Technical College. His favorite activities were cruising the Carribean, boating and golfing.
Theft/BurglaryDeputies responded to the 700 block of Lower Glass Bridge Road in reference to a burglary where a woman reported a Dell laptop valued at $200 stolen as well as a Walther p22 firearm valued at $300 and costume jewelry.Police responded to the 400 block of Miller Street in reference to a burglary. The residents reported that someone stole $100 from a make-up bag as well as knocked items on the floor including a PlayStation 3 and a tray full of...
Tomas Cano, 32 and Bonnie Glenn, 51 were both arrested in the early morning hours Sunday on charges for possession of methamphetamines. Glenn has an additional charge of tampering with evidence.According to the report, police were told by an individual that someone was in the woods on Swift Street. Police found Cano and Glenn parked.Cano and Glenn told different stories on why they were out there. Glenn stated they were looking for something they lost while Cano said he ...
The 18th annual Azalea Storytelling Festival drew a large crowd to the Callaway Auditorium as this year’s storytellers recounted tales of reflection and whimsy, and some sang songs to entertain.At Friday night’s opening, Bill Harley was the first to take the stage. The two-time Grammy winner started with a song about not taking anything for granted, and accepting the world as it is. Harley then transitioned into a story about the time he crossed an interstate just to ge...
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