Lagrange Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/NEWS http://lagrangenews.com/section/NEWS Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:24:20 EST 1800 Families gather for Easter Bunny, Quackers downtown http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4531364/Families-gather-for-Easter-Bunny-Quackers-downtown The Easter Bunny and Quackers the Duck hold baby Reagan as mother Caroline Slayton snaps a photo Saturday. Caroline, husband Drew Slayton and Reagan all then posed with Quakers and the Easter Bunny for a family Easter photo taken by Downtown LaGrange... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mayor Thornton leads delegation to Korea http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4531111/Mayor-Thornton-leads-delegation-to-Korea Mayor Jim Thornton and other members of LaGrange's economic development team are meeting with South Korean leaders in Korea this week to discuss ways to enhance the relationship and economic development between LaGrange and South... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Public safety http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter-news/4531355/Public-safety Theft/BurglaryA woman from the first block of Habersham Drive reported that someone came into her home and stole a flat screen television valued at $290. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former jail officer sentenced for selling marijuana to inmate. http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4531290/Former-jail-officer-sentenced-for-selling-marijuana-to-inmate. Former detention officer, Angel Rafael Vargas, 40, of Columbus was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison and five years probation for selling marijuana and other items to an inmate in the Troup County Jail in May of 2012. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST In our community http://lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4522359/In-our-community Today Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bill meant to assist inmates with employment upon release http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4506527/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4517063/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4523637/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter/4516978/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4521023/In-our-community Events Saturday Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST LaGrange Symphony announces winners of 2014 SCALA Competition http://lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4519856/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4499313/1964:-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 Parks and Recreation Easter egg hunt delayed http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4522212/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4510122/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4505144/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/news/4505134/School-board-OKs-$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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4513691/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. http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4509554/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 http://lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4472334/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 Dennis Knight appointed new Troup County Fire Chief http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4486402/Dennis-Knight-appointed-new-Troup-County-Fire-Chief After nearly four months serving as interim fire chief, Capt. Dennis Knight was appointed as the official Troup County Fire Department Fire Chief April 8. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST