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Local High Schools Start Practice Ahead of Fall Season

NFL legend Alex Gibbs coaching the Grangers.

Local Troup County high schools geared up for the upcoming fall season by starting practice last week. The start to football season begins August 9th-10th when all schools have their preseason scrimmage. The regular season will not begin until August 17th for the Grangers and August 24 for Callaway and Troup. The upcoming season proves to be an important one ...

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Chamber of Commerce to Hold Golf Tournament

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The LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce will be holding a “Mulligan’s Island” golf tournament October 4th. The competition, themed after popular 1960s television show Gilligan’s Island, was announced at the July Early Bird Breakfast at Great Wolf Lodge. Billed as a “classic favorite,” the tournament offers players a “day of competition” and “networking from tee to green,” according to the event’s ...

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AFC Lightning Troup Returns to Practice

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Jared Boggs Sports Writer The newly-formed AFC Lightning Troup teams kicked off practice this week on Monday, July 23. Practice continued Tuesday, and all levels of club soccer in the county participated. The teams are playing for the first time as a merger between former AFC Lightning and Troup Titans teams. Former Troup Titans Coach Shane Pulliam, who now coaches ...

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Callaway Seniors Go Golfing

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Callaway High senior football players broke from the norm Friday, July 20th as they took to The Fields Golf Club instead of the football field. The group of twentythree Callaway seniors was treated to the special event by Charlie Vincent. Vincent, in collaboration with Taylor Hall, put together the outing as a way to break the monotony of summer football ...

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Veterans Fishing Organization, INC Serves Veterans Across the South.

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The Veterans Fishing Organization is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that aims to provide relaxing guided fishing to veterans in Georgia and in surrounding states. Founded by Ken Bearden, the organization was inspired by his close friendship to Vietnam veteran Joe Gilham. Gilham, suffering from Agent Orange exposure, experienced declining health until his death in 2013. During that time, Bearden and ...

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Sea Turtles Soccer Season Coming to an End

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It was the summer of the turtles. As soccer continues to grow in Troup County, La-Grange High Coach Shane Pulliam sought to raise the level of play in the area with a one-of-a-kind soccer session. Starting in June, the Sea Turtles met weekly every Tuesday and Thursday, allowing players of all backgrounds, ages, and genders to participate. Introducing 3×3 tournaments ...

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TT2 Introduces Summer Cheer Camp

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July 16th through 20th Tumbletown 2 of LaGrange, LLC hosted a Cheerleading Camp in which over forty young girls attended. Camp participants varied in age, with the youngest being about five years old with the oldest children being in the fifth grade. The Cheerleading Camp at TT2 consisted of stunting, tumbling, and teaching the basic fundamentals of cheerleading. Tumbletown’s Coach ...

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Sea Turtles Meet for Penultimate Practice

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Coach Shane Pulliam’s Sea Turtles teams met Tuesday to start their last week of practice. Despite high turnout all summer season, the number of participating players in both the U11 and high-school divisions proved uncharacteristically low. A brief thunderstorm delayed practice and kept the beleaguered U11 division under shelter. Low turnout and player participation is a new phenomenon for the ...

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WILLIAM GRIGGS SUMMER BASKETBALL SHOOT OUT WEEK #9 RESULTS

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There were 19 participants in attendance due to several teams playing in AAU Tournaments which is all good Coach Sam Cotton stated. The kids need to get as much basketball in anywhere they can to keep developing their game.This week the Veterans team dominated the round robin league play by going undefeated with an 11-0 record.The semi-finals started off with ...

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