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Special Olympics Charity Bass Fishing Tournament


Highland Marina hosted a Special Olympics Charity Bass Tournament sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Mother Teresa Council 8972 (KofC 8972) Saturday, June 16. The event drew fishermen from across the area to come out in support of a great cause. All proceeds from the tournament went to the Columbus, GA chapter of the Special Olympics. This charity organization helps ...

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Sea Turtles Place in First 3×3 Competition


Shane Pulliam’s Sea Turtles summer soccer team traveled to Douglasville last weekend to participate in their first 3×3 tournament. Both the U11 (under eleven) and older teams competed in the tournament. A total of four teams competed Saturday, with three teams in the older division and one team in the U11 division. All teams lost their first games, but Pulliam ...

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This Saturday started with 23 participants in attendance during the William Griggs Basketball Shoot Out. The players warmed up with drills and free played before competing in the round robin league. Each week there are major upset and this week measured up also; Coach Sam Cotton stated. During the semifinals #4 Troup upset #1 Veterans 13-12 in overtime. #2 LaGrange ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Burks Chapel United Methodist Church, 855 Burkes Chapel Rd. invites you to Sunday School held every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and Worship Service held every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. You’re also invited to attend weekly Bible on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Rev. Richard Gilbert, Pastor • The Troup Retired Educators will meet Thursday, May 24th, at 11:30 at ...

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Second West Point Murder Suspect Taken into Custody


Police have arrested a second suspect in the homicide that was discovered last week on Dogwood Circle in West Point. Monday evening, at about 5:20 p.m., wanted suspect, Eric Bridges, turned himself in to the West Point Police Department due to be sought after for the homicide death of 50-year-old Reggie J. Pearson. Eric Bridges was subsequently arrested for Murder ...

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Man Charged for Shooting Child With BB Gun


LaGrange Police arrested a man late Friday night, June 15th, after he reportedly intentionally shot a child with a BB gun. Friday night about 9:46 p.m., officers with La-Grange Police Department responded to Benjamin Harvey housing complex on Handley Street in reference to an injured person. Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated her son had been shot ...

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Woman Accused of Reporting Fake Robbery

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a LaGrange woman after she allegedly reported a fake robbery in a strange incident. Friday afternoon about 12:26 p.m., officers with LaGrange Police Department were called to the 200 block Handley Street in reference to reports of a Robbery by Snatching. Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, Franchedia Wortham, ...

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LaGrange Fire Department Makes Final Round of CFAI Accreditation


The LaGrange Fire Department makes the final round of accreditation from The Commission on Fire Accreditation International, or CFAI. Only 222 out of nearly 30,000 fire departments in the nation receive this accreditation. If approved, LaGrange would be the 10th fire department in Georgia to receive the honor. Agency accreditation is a voluntary process. According to the CFAI, accreditation shows ...

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Country Music Dance at the Active Life


A special guest joined the Active Life for their monthly Country Music Dance Saturday, June 16. Perry Wilson, a native of Roanoke, Alabama, joined on guitar and supporting vocals with the event’s live band as couples took to the floor for the threehour dance. Wilson, the owner of the WSM Picking House in Alabama, was the celebrity of the night. ...

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Wanted Suspect Found with Drugs at Checkpoint


Police arrested a wanted felony suspect after he and a friend rolled through a traffic checkpoint smelling of dope. Early Sunday morning about 3:47 a.m., LaGrange Police were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on New Franklin Road near Bacon Street, when officers made contact with a Chevrolet Impala. Upon making contact with the driver, Alex Connally, officers immediately observed a ...

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