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Feeding the community

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By 11 o’clock last Wednesday morning, it was standing room only - and that was just in the parking lot outside of the Community Action for Improvement (CAFI) building.Elizabeth Dunlap was the first one in line.” I’ve been here since 7:45 am. I was the first one at the door,” she said.She was one of hundreds of people waiting in the hot, July sun to receive boxes of free food and drink from CAFI; nourishment that will sustain her and her family at least for a few weeks.“It’s a good thing they’re doing this,” Dunlap said.

 

Traffic stop leads to drug bust

Possession of Marijuana / Following Too CloselyTroup County Sheriff’s deputies made a drug bust bust following a routine traffic stop.According to the Sheriffs Office, a deputy stopped a silver 2006 Cadillac DTS Saturday night on Interstate 85, near mile marker 20. The deputy said he noticed the vehicle was following another car too closely and was failing to maintain its lane of traffic.After pulling the car over, the deputy sa...

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Point University hosts community children’s choir opportunities

Point University’s Fine Arts Department announces new opportunities for the community to be involved with events through their children’s choir, now in its third year.The children’s choir is open to all children between first and seventh grade. Highlights of this year’s children’s choir will be a special performance for members of the Lanier Nursing Home in Valley, Alabama, on Nov. 17 and two Christmas performances with Point University Concert Choir/S...

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Active Life hosts gospel concert, dinner

The Active Life will host a special Gospel Concert and dinner featuring Hope’s Journey and Higher Hope with a special appearance by the Shiloh Baptist Church Praise Choir on Saturday.Seating is limited for the show, which begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For ticket information, those interested may call 706-883-1681.The Active Life recreation center is located at 140 Ragland St. in LaGrange.

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Troup Baptist Association gets renovation

Thirteen men and women traveled to LaGrange last week to renovate Troup Baptist Association on Washington Street.Most of the group were part of the Dale Baptist Association out of Ozark, Alabama, who dedicate themselves to mission relief at least once a year, said Pastor Jim Hill of the DBA.“When God saves you, you’re on a mission from then on,” said Hill. “It’s been a great experience.”TBA relocated over a year ago from Lew...

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Woman leaves children in hot car

Four small children were left inside a hot car while their aunt was inside Walmart.According to the LaGrange Police Department, officers found the kids ages 4, 5, 6 and 10 in a 2004 black Infiniti I35 in the Walmart parking lot on Saturday afternoon. Officers say the windows were rolled down. When they asked the children how long they had been inside the car, they responded 10 to 15 minutes. The children also said they were with their aunt who had gone inside the store to buy bathi...

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Grandmother hit on the head with a skillet

An argument Saturday ended in violence between a grandmother and her grandson.It happened at a home in the 600 block of Smoot Street.According to the LaGrange Police Department, the grandson got mad at the grandmother who accused him of waking her up and stealing some of her possessions. Police say the grandmother said her grandson left the room and came back with something “black” and hit her on the head.

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Deputies seek shooting suspect

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriffs Office are searching for a man accused of shooting another man off Lovic Davis Road four days ago.According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a residence Friday evening where they spoke to Fred Fincher. Fincher told deputies he had been shot by Wilson Strickland two days before while they were riding four wheelers on Lovic Davis Road.Deputies said Fincher had an obvious gun shot wound to his back. He was the...

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WGTC inducts 31 new members into NTHS

West Georgia Technical College recognized 31 students for their academic excellence as they were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society July 7 on the LaGrange Campus.“We are proud of the academic excellence these students have shown,” said West Georgia Technical College President Steve G. Daniel. “I am proud of each one of them and congratulate them on their success.”

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In our community: July 28, 2014

Today–WednesdayChurches: Leete Hill United Methodist Church, 810 Hamilton Road, hosts vacation Bible school at 6 p.m. All youth are invited to attend. An evening meal is provided.Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1172 Highway 219 in West Point, hosts Homecoming and Family and Friends Day at 7 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Curtis Green of Living Water Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.TuesdayEvents:...

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Boys and Girls Club campers build a city

LaGrange has some new city planners already building the town of the future.While it might only be a few blocks wide, built out of cardboard and construction paper, and confined to a classroom at the Boys and Girls Club, but it has everything a potential home or business owner might want when scouting a new location. Like an airport, farmland, - and a beach.

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Sharks swimming at state meet

There are plenty of Sharks in the water this weekend.Members of the Troup County Sharks swim team are competing in two state meets this weekend, one in Athens, and one in Cummings.The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state swim meet is being held at the Cumming Aquatic Center, and the senior long-course state meet is being contested at the University of Georgia.More than 20 members of the Sharks team will be competing in the two meets combined, and a h...

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Callaway Foundation announces Hatton Lovejoy graduate scholarships

The Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies Fund Committee of Fuller E. Callaway Foundation on Thursday announced the award of scholarship grants totaling $174,500 to 20 outstanding graduate school students from this area.Funds for the graduate scholarships were provided by a bequest in the will of Fuller E. Callaway III, wo died in 1971. Scholarship grants under the program vary according to the cost of attendance of the individual applicants and are renewable based on the applicant’...

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In our community: July 26, 2014

Saturday, Sunday & Aug. 1–3Events: Lafayette Society for Performing Arts presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee shows at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and Aug. 3 at the LSPA Black Box Theater at 214 Bull St. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call 706-882-9909 for tickets. The show is a picnic theater, with doors opening one hour prior to the show and attendees may bring food and d...

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1989: Sweet Land of Liberty Parade goes international

Julys past, 25 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1989.Front Page News Local July Fourth Parade Makes News ‘Around World’ — LaGrange’s “Sweet Land of Liberty” Fourth of July Parade has received international recognition, according to local merchant Chris Cleaveland, who is visiting relatives in West Germany.

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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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How I know Bible is from God, part 1: Author

The first, and most basic, reason I know that the Bible is from God is that I know there is a God.Yes, I understand that there are lots of people who believe in God (god or gods) that do not believe the Bible is from God. But, before I can begin to show how I know, and you can know, that the Bible is, without a doubt, from God, I must start from that most basic reason - I believe in God.There are a lot of big words and phrases people use to talk about how we can know tha...

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Starting over clean and sober

It started with marijuana at age 14.By age 18, Marlon Smith was consuming copious amounts of alcohol and snorting cocaine.“I felt like I was at a party every time I had it [cocaine],” he said. “As I got older, I started getting into problems. I couldn’t hold a job or have a relationship. I got more frustrated and used drugs and drank.”When Marlon’s cousin died in 2010 from probable drug use, Marlon was scared straight …...

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