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Motorists feeling pinch at the pumps

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Filling up at the pump can be downright painful these days.According to the American Automobile Association, prices at the gas pumps in our area have jumped 30 cents in the past month. The average price for a gallon of gas is $3.65. AAA said just a month ago, drivers were paying around $3.35 a gallon. And according to AAA spokesman, Mark Jenkins, the worst is yet to come.“We haven’t hit the peak yet. We’re still moving towards the peak of high gas prices,” Jenkins explained.Jenkins said there is some good news. Right now, gas prices are still below where they peaked last year in Georgia. In February 2013, prices at the pump topped off at $3.77 per gallon.


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.According to a report, the teen’s mother said that when she tried to get him up to go to school, he began cursing and came toward her in a way that she though he was going to hit her, so she pushed him back. The boyfriend said he came to see about the commotion and saw ...

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In our community

Events SaturdayEvents: LaGrange Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity hosts a “chicken-q” fundraiser for its scholarship program from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the old Family Dentistry parking lot. Cost is a $7 donation per plate. For tickets contact Albert Gilliam at 706-883-6971 or Dr. George Baker. Walk ups welcome.LaGrange Art Museum holds Family Super Saturday with free tours at the m...

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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.Hannah Culbreth, playing horn, won first place. Miss Culbreth, a 10th grade student at Newnan High School, studies with Anna Dodd and Marianne Van Lear.Competition judges praised Culbreth’s performance of Richard Strauss’ “Horn Concerto No. 1”...

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1964: New buildings planned, historic buildings toured

Aprils past, 50 years ago.From the LaGrange Daily News, 1964.Front Page NewsOpen House Set for LaGrange Board of Education Building — An Open House for the LaGrange Board of Education’s new administration building will be staged Sunday afternoon from 1 until 3 p.m.The old Post Office building on main Street has been renovated and air-conditioned for use by the school system. The buildin...

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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.Oliver, who has played in all 43 of the team’s games, is hitting .417, and he has four home runs and 51 RBIs.Oliver has also scored 38 runs, and he has 18 stolen bases.Heading into today’s doubleheader against the University of South Carolina-Aik...

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Cavs eye region crown

The Callaway Cavaliers are closing in on a region championship.They’d hoped to take a big step toward achieving that goal on Friday, but their game against Rockmart was postponed because of rain and will be made up on Tuesday at home.Callaway’s next game will be a huge one.On Monday, Callaway will host Central-Carroll in a match-up of the region’s top two teams.While the Cavaliers are leading the region with a 10-1 record, Central-...

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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.Instead, the two teams will play today at Troup, with the first pitch set for 5:30 p.m.It’s a key game for both teams as they battle for playoff position in Region 5-AAAA.LaGrange, Troup and Alexander are tied for third place in the region at 7-5, a...

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