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Point Seeded Number 6 in AAC Softball Tournament, April 25-28

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Point University (27-23; 15-9 AAC), directed by head coach Jennifer Tyler, is seeded number six in the 2018 Appalachian Athletics Conference Softball Tournament at the Brickyard Ball Fields in Kingsport, Tenn., April 25-28. The tournament is an eightteam, double elimination tournament. Point tied with Milligan College for fifth place in the AAC regularseason standings, and the two schools split their ...

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THINC’s Project Based Learning Students Learn a New Language

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When Sue Forrest’s Spanish I and II students at THINC College & Career Academy (THINC) wrote books for the ESOL students at Ethel W. Kight Elementary School (EKES), a teacher asked if the class could one day visit THINC. Earlier this week, her 24 students made that visit a reality as they fulfilled a Project Based Learning (PBL) assignment through ...

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The Second Segment of The Thread Open to the Public, Eastside Park Plans Move Forward

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The second segment of The Thread is officially open to the public. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Eastside Park on Saturday. The second segment of The Thread is a 2.1 mile segment that connects several recreational amenities including the Mike Daniel Recreation Center, Harris Fields, Shuford Fields, and Eastside Park. In addition to The Thread opening, the City ...

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Baseball: Panthers Celebrate Senior Day with 9-1 Win over Belhaven

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LaGrange celebrated Senior Day by cruising past Belhaven 9-1 at Cleaveland Field in Williamson Stadium on Saturday. The Panthers finished the regular season 28-16, winning 21 of their final 27 games. LC now awaits where it will be headed for the NCAA Division III regional next month. Nine seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony: Collin Barrett, Zach English, Austin ...

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Gladys Knight Takes the Stage at Sweetland

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The feel of summer was truly in the air this past Friday night, April 20th, at Sweetland Amphitheater. The third annual summer concert series is hitting its stride and brining some of the biggest legends in music to the stage. Just a few short weeks ago, Morris Day and the Time brought the sounds of Prince to LaGrange and thrilled ...

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Troup Takes On Newnan: Defeats Two Coweta County Schools

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The Troup High Baseball team went through a Region 7-AA gauntlet Friday, April 20th as they hosted two schools from Coweta County. The twogame matchup started with East Coweta at 4 PM and concluded with a dramatic win over Newnan. The schools are runner-up and first-seeded in their region respectively. The afternoon kicked off with the Tigers vs. the Indians ...

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Board of Education District 7 Candidates Attend NAACP Town Hall

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Candidates for the Troup County Board of Education District 7 seat—currently held by incumbent Ted Alford— participated in an open forum at the LaGrange chapter of the NAACP Monday, April 23rd. The candidates gave their platforms and fielded the questions of those in attendance. The dialogue emphasized civil communication between all participants. Moderated by Mr. Earnest Ward, the open forum ...

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Man Wrecks Truck while Fleeing from Police

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Over the course of April, Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations West Metro Drug Task Force and the LaGrange Police Department Special Investigations Unit began looking into possible methamphetamine sales that were believed to be occurring in an unincorporated area of Troup County near La-Grange. As a result of the investigation, authorities were able to secure an arrest warrant ...

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Drunk Driver Sneaks Away From Accident Scene

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An alleged drunk driver was arrested Sunday night, April 22nd, after he snuck away from a vehicle crash while police were attempting to deal with other subjects involved who were fighting. Sunday evening about 5:41 p.m., officers with LaGrange Police Department responded to Barnard Street in reference to an auto collision. Officers arrived and made contact with two of the ...

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Casey Cagle Comes to LaGrange Lt. Governor Makes His Case For Republican Primary

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Lieutenant Governor of Georgia Casey Cagle stopped by downtown LaGrange Tuesday morning, April 24th, as part of the “Second Cagle Country Bus Tour.” A series of introductions set the stage for Cagle. LaGrange mayor Jim Thornton called Cagle “a friend to the community” and underscored his efforts to improve education and literacy in Troup County and throughout Georgia. Thornton recognized ...

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