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Markakis Remains Loyal To Braves, Outfielder Re-Signs At $4 Million

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer For the fifth consecutive season, right fielder Nick Markakis will be penciled in on the opening day lineup for the Atlanta Braves. Markakis, who is as fit as a 35-year-old fiddle, has re-signed with Atlanta on a one-year contract worth $4 million. Loyalty has its place and so does Markakis’ bank account. In his previous baseball ...

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Assault Warrants Issued for Knife Incident

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police are looking for a man who allegedly swung a steak knife at a female several times, threatening to kill her if she called 911. Wednesday afternoon about 12:28 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Baldwin Street in reference to reports of a subject threatening someone with a knife. Officers arrived and ...

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Cavalier Wrestlers Upset Troup, Boatman: “We wanted it bad.”

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Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Never is a long time. Heading into the County Wrestling Championships on Tuesday night, Callaway High School had never beaten the Troup Tigers on the mat in any season. Ever. But that changed on this night in a big way in Hogansville. Callaway High stunned the Tigers with a 45-34 Cavalier win in the first round ...

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Parks Tallies 13 Points, Ethel Kight Gold Rolls

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Chris Fernsler Sports Writer The bleachers were packed. The players were fuming, and the parents were beaming. It was just another night in the new City-Wide Elementary School Basketball League on Wednesday evening in LaGrange. Games were played, baskets were made, and the ball was taken to the hole. So, score it. And they did. Some good ideas and some ...

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LaGrange Fishermen Sweep Top 4 Spots in Bass Tourney

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Who said there isn’t a home lake advantage for tournament fishermen? There just might be. No matter if there is or isn’t, all of the Top 4 finishers in Sunday’s Reel 30 Bass Trail were from LaGrange. Leading the local charge was Glenn Goodson. He finished first with 14.46 pounds of tournament bass on West Point Lake. All of Goodson’s ...

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Grangers Secure State Qualifying Time in 200 Freestyle Relay, Tigers Win 400 Relay

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Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Teamwork and tenacity is an unbeatable combination. The LaGrange High boys used exactly that to their advantage in the Laps For Love swimming meet last Friday night at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. The Grangers had a game-changing evening in the water. LaGrange High’s 200yard freestyle relay team not only won that event, the Grangers also ...

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