Monthly Archives: April 2019

Christ’s Corner

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Christ’s Corner 20:7 (NASB) “Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.” I was reading through some of my dad’s writings recently and I couldn’t help but laugh at how he worded it. It is a reminder to trust in Jesus. Its always good to be prepared for ...

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LaGrange Chief of Police Lou Dekmar to be Presented Hope Giver of the Year Award

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LaGrange Chief of Police Lou Dekmar to be Presented Hope Giver of the Year Award LaGrange Chief of Police Louis M. Dekmar will be recognized as the 2019 Hope Giver of the Year. This inaugural award at the HOPE GIVERS MUSIC FESTIVAL will highlight Chief Dekmar’s commitment to supporting mental health, caring and compassion to his community and employees throughout ...

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West Georgia Technical College Culinary Department Expansion Groundbreaking

Chef Dennis Edwards, Kelsey Jones, Tripp Penn III, Dr. Scott Rule, Dr. Kristen Douglas, and Paige Estes

West Georgia Technical College Culinary Department Expansion Groundbreaking An exciting day has come for the Culinary Arts Department of West Georgia Technical College. A ceremony to celebrate the groundbreaking for an expansion of the Callaway Conference Center was held on Friday, the 19th of April. A commercial catering kitchen will enhance the space for clients and make the conference center ...

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School Board Approves Public Comment Policy

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School Board Approves Public Comment Policy In an effort to be more open and willing to listen to the community, the Troup County Board of Education has approved a new policy to allow the public to address the board during meetings. The issue has long been a complaint about the school board and new board members have made changing the ...

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High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians Named

The distinguished honor graduates from all three high schools were recognized during Thursday’s Troup County School Board Meeting. Distinguished honor graduates received all A’s, including a minimum of four Advanced Placement classes.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer At the start of the April Troup County School Board Meeting, the board recognized distinguished honor graduates from all three high schools, including the valedictorians, salutatorians, and STAR students. The board began by recognizing Mary Elizabeth Rabun, of LaGrange High School, for being selected as finalist for the Governor’s Honors Program. Each year, teachers nominate rising ...

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Obits — April 21, 2019

 Striffler-Hamby Donna Horton Moore Mrs. Donna Horton Moore, 66, of Franklin, GA passed away with her family by her side Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice. Donna was born May 16, 1952 in LaGrange, GA to the late Earston Lee Horton, Sr. and Jeanette Agnes Brown Horton. She was an active member of Olive Branch Baptist Church ...

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The Water was Raging in Troup County

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The Water was Raging in Troup County Melanie Turner Editor The Troup County Roads and Engineering Department confirmed reports of extensive localized flooding and fallen trees that caused numerous road closures due to the latest severe weather and excessive rain on Friday. Bill Taylor Road and Wright Road both had portions of roadway that are completely washed out and impassable. ...

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Southeastern Raptors Center Presentation at LaGrange Memorial Library

Andrew Hopkins Explaining, Why the Birds are Called Raptors – Andrea McCravy Displays a Screech Owl

Tammy Greathouse Staff Writer In a celebration of upcoming Earth Day, The Sierra Club and LaGrange Memorial Library partnered to bring an educational event about Birds of Prey. Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center presented a total of 7 raptors. Children and adults alike enjoyed the raptor presentation on Tuesday evening. The birds presented were a screech owl; barn owl; great ...

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