Lagrange Daily News- RSS SPORTS?profile=1015 Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/SPORTS?profile=1015 http://lagrangenews.com/section/SPORTS?profile=1015 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:47:05 EST 1800 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 Seniors honored http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/4516629/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 LHS runners race to titles http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/4516603/LHS-runners-race-to-titles It was a championship kind of day for a pair of LaGrange High senior runners. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Cavs take another step http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/4516640/Cavs-take-another-step The Callaway Cavaliers used an explosive eighth inning to move a step closer to a region championship.The Cavaliers and Haralson County Rebels were deadlocked at 4-4 through seven innings, so it was on to extra innings. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Troup gets 1-0 win http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/4516633/Troup-gets-1-0-win Thanks to a brilliant pitching performance from Bo Halcomb, the one run the Troup Tigers scored in Thursday's game against Fayette County was enough. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Grangers overcome slow start http://lagrangenews.com/news/sports/4516615/Grangers-overcome-slow-start They were reeling.The LaGrange Grangers, in desperate need of a win as they try to chase down a playoff berth in Region 5-AAAA, found themselves trailing Sandy Creek 7-3 after the second inning on Thursday. Thu, 17 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 Is Karen Handel’s high school degree OK? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion/4505668/Is-Karen-Handels-high-school-degree-OK It was 2009 and I was pretty excited. Secretary of State Karen Handel was coming to LaGrange College as my guest speaker for Constitution Day. I was sure to have a packed audience. There was just one issue. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Speakers share their journeys of a life impacted by addiction http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4505622/Speakers-share-their-journeys-of-a-life-impacted-by-addiction Parents, students and teachers attended Troup County Prevention Coalition's town hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Lafayette Garden Inn to listen to first-hand experiences from two men affected by prescription drug addiction. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Man shot in face while sleeping http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4506118/Man-shot-in-face-while-sleeping A man was shot in the 100 block of Carver Street this morning around 1:30 a.m. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Public safety http://lagrangenews.com/news/blotter-news/4506023/Public-safety Theft/Burglary Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘It has been a wonderful journey’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4505199/It-has-been-a-wonderful-journey For Ruth Garner, the grand marshal of the 2014 Relay for Life, being named to represent the annual benefit is a humbling experience. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Honoring the victims of child abuse http://lagrangenews.com/news/home_top-news/4497492/Honoring-the-victims-of-child-abuse As Child Abuse Awareness Month draws to a close, there's a renewed initiative to continue to fight this violent crime. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fundraisers http://lagrangenews.com/news/local_features/4495653/Fundraisers Online campaign, golf tournament to benefit Eric Bennett Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST