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Special Olympics Charity Bass Tournament to be Held at Highland Marina

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The Knights of Columbus, Mother Teresa Council 8972, located in Tyrone, GA, is sponsoring a Charity Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Highland Marina Resort in LaGrange, GA.  The tournament, now in its fourth year, donates net proceeds to local chapters of the Special Olympics. The 2018 tournament here in LaGrange will support the Columbus, GA branch of ...

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Callaway High School 2018 Football Predictions

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Callaway has been a regional powerhouse over the years under the coaching of Pete Wiggins. Last year, the Cavaliers went 11-2, defeating some of the best teams in both Alabama and Georgia to earn an impressive record. Now, however, the Cavaliers are looking to maintain their dominance after losing seventeen seniors who helped them make it to the state quarterfinals ...

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Mosquitoes are back in the news!

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent We’ve had over four inches of rainfall the past week. It’s wonderful that all our lawns and shrubs are very lush and growing well. On the downside, rain is going to explode the mosquito population. Mosquitoes are one of the most noxious pests in the world. What would the North America be like if there ...

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Technology of Past Won’t Take Transit Into the Future

Dave Emanuel As the hue and cry for expanded public transit in metro Atlanta reaches a crescendo, many options are being discussed, but chatter about extending heavy rail predominates. You have to wonder why. The only thing lacking in the proposals to expand heavy rail is a specification to use steam locomotives. Add that, and you have the perfect 19th-century ...

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The Active Life to Hold Ballroom Dance

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Couples looking for a romantic evening are encouraged to check out the Active Life’s monthly Ballroom Dance on Friday, June 8th from 8 PM to 10 PM. Though the center is designed specifically for seniors aged fifty-five or older, the dance is open to couples of all ages and requires a $20 admission fee. Those who wish to get a ...

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Juvenile Recants Rape Allegation

Over the weekend, La-Grange Police began investing the possible statutory rape of a teen that had previously been reported missing. On Sunday, officers were told by the 15-year-old female that she had a sexual encounter with a 23-yearold male at a location on Lafayette Court in La-Grange. During initial interviews, the young female told law enforcement officers that she had ...

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Police Escort Homeless Millionaire off Property

LaGrange Police appear to have at least briefly diffused a mental health crisis where a homeless vagrant refused to leave a house, insisting it was his. Wednesday morning about 8:44 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of McGee Street in reference to an unwanted person. Officers arrived and made contact with the property owner ...

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Local Church to Offer Free Lunch to School-Aged Children This Summer

Communion Fellowship Ministries International is challenging the notion that “there’s no such thing as free lunch” by providing meals to school-aged children free of charge this summer. Starting the week of June 11th, the ministry will provide free lunch to all hungry children in the community Monday through Thursday from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Partnering with local businesses that ...

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Drug Trafficking Suspect Caught Going Over 100 MPH

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Sometimes it’s something as simple as a brake light out or an expired tag that gets drug traffickers caught. Other times, like this one, drug suspects seem to almost be asking to be caught. Driving at one hundred plus is going to get you pulled over even by the most lenient of patrolmen. Doing so with a whole bunch of ...

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