Monthly Archives: January 2016

Young’s Taekwondo Academy Teaches Self-Defense

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Teen girls from a local Home school Group just completed a four class course on self-defense awareness with Young’s Taekwondo. Instructor Toby Young and Jr. Instructor, Abby Maddox worked with the girls on self-defense techniques, and safety awareness. Classes included instruction and demonstration, followed by participation from the girls, and climaxed with sparring and weapon demonstrations. Instructor Young is a ...

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Lady Devils Roll Past LaGrange

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Size matters in Region 1-AAAAA girls basketball. The big and fast Lady Blue Devils beat the small and pesky Lady Grangers, 66-44 on Saturday afternoon at LaGrange High School. Columbus had too much size, depth and talent for the Lady Grangers. “This was a challenge. Columbus was quicker and bigger. We needed to finish around the basket. Their shots were ...

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Gritty Grangers Deny Columbus 69-57

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It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win for the Grangers. The LaGrange High boys flirted with disaster before putting the finishing touches on a 69-57 win over Columbus High on Saturday afternoon. It could have easily been a loss rather than a Region 1-AAAAA basketball victory for the Grangers. But it wasn’t. Once again the Grangers found a way ...

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Renewing Our Land: Reforestation

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent The landscape has changed much since the land lotteries of the 1820’s opened up West Georgia to settlement. The Native Americans that were here prior to settlement were part of the Creek Indian Nation. They farmed the bottomland for corn, harvested the abundant crops of acorns, hickory nuts, walnuts, and chestnuts. The wildlife in the ...

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Kids First Learning Center Ribbon Cutting

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There are a lot of awesome operations here in our town, operations that are committed to bettering our community in any way that they can. Small business is essential, especially in small towns like ours and there are those out there in our community that are dedicated to helping that growth. Even more so, there are those here committed to ...

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Deputies Catch Burglary Suspect With Help From Witness

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Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a Columbus man believed to be connected with a string of recent burglaries that have been plaguing the southern portion of the county. Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence in Southern Troup after a witness reported seeing an unknown subject prowling around a residence early Sunday. The witness reported seeing the subject, Jerry ...

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Wednesday January 27th

Community Calendar • Now – February 6, 2016: Mirror Mirror. In partnership with Hills & Dales and the Legacy Museum, this exhibit will link the Museum as a community participant in the year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Callaway family home. Featuring portraiture-mirroring-portraiture, this unique exhibit will compare photographs with paintings, taking a look at portraiture across centuries ...

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Wednesday January 27th

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Early Sunday morning, just after midnight, officers were dispatched to the Stay Lodge on Whitesville Road in reference to a theft. Officers arrived at room 115 and spoke with the ...

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Christ’s Corner

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Luke 11:23: He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. I am so glad Jesus makes things simple. People complain about our Bible being complicated, contradictory, and confusing. I thought the same thing until the LORD saved me! After my salvation I reread the Bible and found out, with the help ...

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Wednesday January 27th

Church Calendar • January 31st: Stovall Baptist Church: 14 Hardy Street, Greenville, GA 31833 – Pastor: Billy Allen – 5th Sunday Night Singing at 6:00 pm on January 31st, 2016. Guest Singers: Grace Abounds (The Smith family). Contact: Eloise Maddox (706) 882-2386 and Billy Allen (706) 663-2350 or (706) 957-5876. Fellowship Meal After The Singing. • February 21st: Eastside Baptist ...

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