Monthly Archives: April 2017

Monday, April 10th

Community Calendar • April 14th: The next Ballroom Dance will be held on Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m.  $20. per couple. Smart casual dress. Snacks and finger foods are welcome – not mandatory.  Come enjoy waltz, swing, slow dance, foxtrot, cha-cha, tango, samba, quick step, polka and more! The Mike Skipper Band will be playing. For more information on ...

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Monday, April 10th – Obits (6)

Courtney Elizabeth Dyson Courtney Elizabeth Dyson, age 13, of Waverly Hall, passed away Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston. Funeral services were held at 4:00 pm on Friday, April 7th at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ellerslie, Georgia. Interment followed in Meriwether Memory Gardens, Manchester. Dr. Tommy Henschel officiated, assisted by Rev. Ray Sutton. Visitation was from ...

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Handicapped Man Arrested For Felony Theft


LaGrange Police have arrested an apparently handicapped man after he got several individuals to help him steal hundreds of dollars worth of paint from a local hardware store. Tuesday morning about 10:30 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Home Depot on Lafayette Parkway in reference to Shoplifting. Officer arrived and spoke with the store’s Loss Prevention ...

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Grateful Patient Paints Portrait Of Radiation Oncologist


Eamil Barlow of Thomaston went above and beyond to express his gratitude for Dr. Robert Taylor, radiation oncologist: He painted a portrait of the doctor who helped him beat prostate cancer. “I’m grateful our paths crossed,” Barlow said. “He and his team did so much to help me get through this.” Diagnosed in August 2015 after PSA readings as high ...

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Keys To A Safe And Healthy Spring Break

Spring Break is finally here, bringing with it a great deal of excitement and relief for many high school and college age young men and women all across the state. Kids will be filing out of schools and into cars to head towards the beaches and many other places for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. In fact, here locally the ...

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Women’s Doubles Matches Are Hotly Contested At McCluskey


There’s a reason why they keep score in the women’s tennis matches at the Mc-Cluskey Center. The final score really does matter, even in the practice matches. Some of those so called scrimmages took place under the piercing afternoon sun on Tuesday in LaGrange. Friends do let friends play tennis. The ladies got their jollies and their points. The players ...

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Georgia Drivers Reminded Their Lives Are More Important Than Text Messages And E-Mails

Drivers urged to put down their phones and give the road their full attention during ‘Distracted Driving Awareness’ Month The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety warns drivers to not be foolish enough to think they can text and drive asApril is ‘National Designated Driving Awareness’ month. Distracted driving is any activity that takes the driver’s focus away from the road ...

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Wanted Subject Arrested After Domestic Incident


LaGrange Police have arrested a wanted subject who had been eluding them for about a week after he allegedly attacked the mother of his child while supposedly saying goodbye to the baby, before turning himself in to police. Early Tuesday morning about 3:10 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Baymont Inn on Hoffman Drive in reference ...

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Barrett Is A Student Of The Game At 64


With a twinkle in his eye and a white ball cap on his head, David Barrett said, “I’m looking for exercise and a little competition.” Barrett, the former business professor from LaGrange College and Georgia State, did not grow up on the tennis courts. Barrett discovered the game of tennis at the tender age of 52. That was 12 years ...

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