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Mayor Jim Thornton Hosts First Town Hall Meeting at Hollis Hand

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March is shaping up to be an exceptionally busy month for Mayor Jim Thornton. Our mayor is an active one, with meetings, projects, and events all across the community. Now that he has been re-elected for a second term, the mayor is continuing a tradition that he has had since he was elected, that being the town hall meetings. Each ...

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Local Organizations Color for a Cause

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The LaGrange Mall hosted a community coloring event Thursday night titled: Color for a Cause. This is the second year for the event, which they hope to continue annually. The fun community outreach event featured a dozen local non-profit organizations competing in teams to best color in a sixfoot floral-designed mural with their organization’s name. The coloring supplies, blank murals, ...

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Saint Patrick’s Day: From Ireland to Main Street

The 17th of March brings with it seas of people swathed in their favorite shade of green. Green is everywhere you look from the fountain downtown to the classic green beer that people enjoy (sometimes in excess) during this holiday. But what are the origins of St. Patrick’s Day, and how did it end up being celebrated all the way ...

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Boutique on Main Cuts the Ribbon on New Downtown Store

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Spring is on the way and with the thaw and the bloom come new businesses across the community, especially in downtown LaGrange. New businesses are popping up all along downtown and this past Thursday afternoon, March 8th, another shop opened its door to the Chamber of Commerce and to the public. Boutique on Main is a new clothing and jewelry ...

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Harris County Lynching Victim from 1947 Honored This Weekend

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 Harris County is partnering with The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law and the family of Henry “Peg” Gilbert to organize a commemoration to honor the life and legacy of Gilbert. Based on ‘Hope in the Cities’ in Richmond, Va., and the Troup County Racial Trust Building Initiative, ONE Harris County is made up ...

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Southern Cart Services: More than Just Golf Carts

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One of the best signs in any community is when there is a local business that continues to expand their services to serve more products and a wider client base. Such is the story with Southern Cart Services. After being known for so many years as the golf cart company, Southern Cart Services now offers a large line of UV’s, ...

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Double Trouble LaGrange High Tennis Teams Dominate Competition

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The stars in the sky weren’t the only ones shining Friday. As the sun began to set over Granger Park, the LaGrange boys and girls tennis teams were still marching their way to an undefeated record at the 2018 LaGrange Invitational. The tournament started under head coach Kenny Moore twenty-seven years ago and is currently one of the largest tennis ...

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Too Much to Handle: Callaway Baseball Wins a Nail-biter

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The Callaway Cavalier baseball team bumbled its way to victory over the HandleyTigersFriday,March 9. With a last-minute push, the Cavaliers shut down a late rally by Handley to hold on to a narrow 4-3 victory. With Friday’s game behind them, Callaway now sits with an impressive 8-4 record on the season. But for the Cavaliers, their latest match was too ...

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Callaway Elementary School Recently Hosted a ‘Lunch and Learn’ for 4th Grade Families

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Callaway Elementary School recently hosted a ‘Lunch and Learn’ for 4th grade families. This event was an opportunity for families to learn more about the upcoming Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) and the many ways they can help their students prepare for the assessment. The families we talked to were grateful for the flexible time of the meeting, for the ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

• March 24: Saturday, 2018 iSweat RED 5K Funrun and Health fair will be held at The Thread at Granger Park from 10am – Noon to promote physical and mental health awareness. It is FREE to the community. There will be fun activities for adult and kids. There will be giveaways, inflatables and health physicians on site. The Health Fair ...

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