Monthly Archives: July 2017

Christ’s Corner


As I have grown in my walk with the Lord, I have been able to witness some wonderful, miraculous, Godpowered things. I have been introduced to some amazing people of God and I have grown from these wonderful, scary, crazy things. Through the little bit I have experienced, the one thing that I hear the most of is, “I just ...

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Church Calendar

• July 25-27: East Side Baptist Church Vacation Bible School – 6:00pm • July 30: Stovall Baptist Church – 14 Hardy Street, Greenville, Georgia. Pastor: Rev. Mark Davis. 5th Sunday Night Singing at 6pm. Featuring The Master’s Touch. Fellowship meal afterwards. For information call (706) 882-2386. • July 30: East Side Baptist Church – East Side Baptist Church – Family ...

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The Big Lie We Tell Ourselves in the Budget Process

The Big Lie We Tell Ourselves in the Budget Process By Congressman Drew Ferguson Like many Americans, before I ran for and was elected to Congress, I could not comprehend why our nation’s leaders could not seem to balance the federal budget. Any family or business owner must do this every year, so why was Congress failing? When I became ...

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HYPE Board Welcomes New Members


At its July board meeting, Trae Long, Board Chair for HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage) welcomed two new directors, Ameia Cotton and Chase Hall. Ms. Cotton was a participant in the Spring 2017 Young Gamechangers program and is a resident of LaGrange. Mr. Hall is a financial advisor for Edward Jones in LaGrange. He lives in LaGrange with his wife, ...

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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. • Friday afternoon about 1:08 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Belmont Court in reference to an Entering Auto. Officers arrived and made contact with the female complainant, who stated that the ...

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Giving Drug-Involved Families a Fighting Chance

There has been a surge recently, across the U.S., in the number of children entering the foster care system after years of a decline. In Georgia, the number of children in foster care has doubled over the last three years. Substance abuse is a factor in more than half of the cases where a child is removed from a home. ...

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Dragon Boat Frenzy Includes Very Nearly 3,000 Fans


The community has responded, and the West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race is here to stay. That’s the message. At Saturday’s second annual race at Pyne Road Park, 28 teams and almost 3,000 fans filled the parking lot and lake. The spectators kept on coming, too. If there is a game be played or a race to be won, La-Grange ...

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Alabama Is An Overwhelming Favorite To Win 27th SEC Title

As summer winds down and autumn approaches, the Deep South’s favorite pastime other than eating fried chicken on the front porch is rearing its big, fat head. The game of choice is college football, Southeastern Conference style. Football is a way of life in Starkville, Baton Rouge, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, Athens, Gainesville, Knoxville and Nashville. So here we have it. The ...

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