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Francoeur Is Reviving His Career, Braves Outfielder Is Hitting .282

In the cutthroat business of Major League baseball, Jeff Francoeur is known as an investment. The Atlanta Braves agreed to pay the 32-year-old outfielder $1 million this season. In return the National League team expected some consistency, some base hits and some savvy in the batter’s box from Francoeur. So far this season the Braves have gotten all of that ...

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Truett, Troup All-Stars Are Ready To Rumble

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He couldn’t hide his feelings if he tried, and Justin Truett isn’t trying. But he will be playing for the Troup National All-Stars. In the words of Truett, “It feels great to be an All-Star for Troup County. We can bat good and field good. We’re working hard and practicing hard.” Truett will pitch and play first base for the ...

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Jackson’s Baseball Hopes Are Riding With Troup National U-12 All-Stars

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Motivation is something that Ben Jackson and the Troup National All-Stars have going for themselves. “We’re hungry. We want to win, and we know how to play baseball,” said Jackson, the head coach of the U-12 All-Star team from LaGrange. Troup National has a “do or die” tournament coming up with the Dixie Youth Baseball District Playoffs In Thomaston, slated ...

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Perry Outmuscles 18.5-Pound Striper

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If ever somebody deserved a good day it would be Charlie Perry. He served his country honorably, and he is a patriot. Perry is also a Vietnam War veteran, having served there from 1967-69. He is a survivor, a courageous one at that. Perry is also an accomplished fisherman. On Saturday, Perry accomplished something more in the Take A Warrior ...

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Big Crowd During The 2nd Weekend Of The “William Griggs Basketball Shoot Out”

Williams Griggs Shootout for June 4 had 34 participants.

There were 34 participants in the attendance of week two of the William Griggs Summer Basketball Shoot Out. Coach Cotton states, “When you have numbers like that in attendance during round robin play, your competitive adrenaline starts to flow.” The team standings were close and several overtime games were played with several upsets during league and tournament play. All of ...

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Take A Warrior Fishing Is Catching On At West Point Lake

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The forecast for Saturday was partly cloudy with a 90 percent chance of fishing. It all worked out for the best on West Point Lake at the 4th Annual Take A Warrior Fishing event. Technically this is not a tournament, but it is a special outdoor activity that is growing in popularity and meaning. This fishing get-together was made for ...

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Porcelain Doll Dancerettes Place Third In Youth Stand Battle Competition

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The Porcelain Doll Dancerettes, a non-profit organization, had their first competition in Phenix City, Alabama on May 28, 2016. They ranked 3rd place in the Youth Stand Battle competition. The senior group also did very well. Way to go, Dolls! The Favors Dance Studio is located at 1687 Vernon Road, LaGrange, Georgia, 30240, and the studio’s coaches are Tanisha, Evelyn, ...

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