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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR • Aug 2 – 4 – Trustbuilding Facilitator Training – If you have taken both the Level 1 and Level 2 classes and are interested in facilitating a class/or small group, register for our ‘train the trainer’ session from August 2 – 4. *** If you are not registered and would like to attend, please email hello@racialtrustbuilding.com by ...

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7th Annual William Griggs Summer Basketball Shootout Concludes in Explosive Week-10 Finale

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When the final buzzer signaled the end of the championship round of the William Griggs Summer Basketball Shootout on Saturday, Team LaGrange left the court champions. After a dramatic round of scorching action against the Cavaliers of Team Callaway, the Grangers came from behind to score in the matchup’s final seconds, giving them a narrow 15-14 advantage and a win ...

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Runaway Child Search Leads to Arrest of Alleged Drug Dealer

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LaGrange Police arrested a suspected drug dealer over the weekend while looking for a runaway juvenile. The whole incident began early Sunday morning about 6:16 a.m., when officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 700 block of Elm Street in an attempt to locate a 14-year-old female runaway. Police were informed that the child had gone to her ...

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AFC U12 Boys Victorious in 3×3 Lightning Challenge

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The AFC Lightning Troup U12 boys division competed in the AFC 3×3 Lightning Challenge this past weekend. The team, coached by Chris Bryant, reached the tournament finals after putting together an impressive group play record. The AFC Lightning Troup team entered the tournament as the number-one seed and defeated all opponents in group play before tying their last game. They ...

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Group Jailed for Attacking Waitress

Police have arrested four people after they allegedly attacked a waitress at International House of Pancakes in LaGrange. Early Saturday about 5:16 a.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department were called to IHOP on Lafayette Parkway in reference to several persons actively trying to fight a waitress at the restaurant. As police arrived, more than a dozen subjects were seen ...

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Diverse Power Receives Elite Education Award

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The Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) recently presented its prestigious Education Contributor Award to Georgia’s 41 electric membership corporations (EMCs), including Diverse Power, signifying GREA’s highest level of recognition for non-educators. “The award is presented in recognition of and in deep appreciation for all that the electric co-ops have done over decades, individually and collectively, to enhance public education in ...

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Sheriff Woodruff Receives GSA President’s Award

On Monday night, Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff was honored by the Georgia Sheriff’s Association with the President’s Award for his years of work helping the kids of Camp Pineland and Camp Pioneer. The award is the top honor from the Georgia Sheriff’s Association and is given out annually to sheriffs who go above and beyond to provide outstanding support ...

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Summer Feeding Program to Conclude August 2

The Summer Feeding Program put on by Communion Fellowship Ministries International will come to an end on August 2nd. The program started in June with the mission of feeding school-aged children who lost access to free breakfast and lunch offered by Troup County School System. According to Pastor O’Shay Smith, the program was a success, with the number of people ...

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Kroger Helps Fund Nutrition Focus at MDA Summer Camp

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Local children living with muscular dystrophy and other life-threatening muscle diseases from Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee enjoyed what they call the “best week of the year” at MDA Summer Camp at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA. This year MDA Summer Camp added some additional fun with the help and generous support of the local Kroger stores and ...

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Hogansville Secures Grant for Restoration of Royal Theater Roof

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The Hogansville City Council unanimously approved a grant application for the restoration of the Royal Theater’s roof on Thursday. The grant is from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division. “It’s a 60-40 grant, so should we be awarded the grant, we would be reimbursed partially for renovating and replacing the roof for the Royal Theater building,” said ...

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