Lagrange Daily News- RSS Feed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:06:15 EST 1800 Do people have a sinful nature? part 2 Last week we began answering the question, “Do people have a sinful nature?” In that article we saw that the foundation for the mistaken idea of “sinful nature,” the doctrine of total depravity, is not something that is taught... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former prisoners deserve chance to find gainful employment I talk about poverty issues a lot and hear the same question all the time: “Why don't they just get a job?” Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bill meant to assist inmates with employment upon release Gov. Nathan Deal signed another leg of a criminal justice reform bill Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainsville that will help previous nonviolent offenders gain employment upon re-entry to society. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Methamphetamine still a big problem in Troup County Despite the increase in methamphetamine awareness projects such as the Georgia Meth Project, the presence and use of methamphetamine still continues to be a problem in the region. The Georgia Meth Project estimates that meth abuse costs the state $1.3... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Nothing to ‘cheer’ about Tears, not smiles, greeted parents on Thursday afternoon, as their children got their first glimpse of what used to be the Cheer Alliance gym. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST In our community Events Saturday Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 1964: New buildings planned, historic buildings toured Aprils past, 50 years ago.From the LaGrange Daily News, 1964.Front Page News Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Oliver continues to swing away Jackson Oliver began the season on a hot streak, and he hasn't slowed down since.Oliver, a sophomore from Troup High, has enjoyed an exceptional season for the Columbus State baseball team. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Cavs eye region crown The Callaway Cavaliers are closing in on a region championship. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tigers, Grangers meet today It'll be a Saturday-afternoon showdown at Troup High.Troup and LaGrange were both scheduled to face off Friday in the second of their two regular-season meetings, but that game was rained out. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST School board OKs $2 M in SPLOST funds for tech upgrades$2-M-in-SPLOST-funds-for-tech-upgrades The Troup County Board of Education on Thursday approved about $2 million in special-purpose, local-option sales tax - SPLOST - projects that will revamp schools' technology and communication networks. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Motorists feeling pinch at the pumps Filling up at the pump can be downright painful these days. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Auction to benefit family of Larry Garner Jr. As medical bills linger and a family struggles to pick up the pieces after the death of Larry Garner, Jr., friends and family near and far, high and low, are partnering for a benefit dinner and auction in remembrance of the 47-year-old who died of... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Centipedegrass slow to green-up Editor's note: This is the final regular column from retired extension agent Randy Drinkard. Troup County Extension Agent Brian Maddy will take over the regular Friday community column. The Daily News thanks Drinkard for his contributions... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Seniors honored After Thursday's game ended, seven LaGrange High players were recognized during the team's senior-day ceremony. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST