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Mayor Drew Ferguson Announces 3rd District Congressional Campaign

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West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson announced that he will be a candidate for the United States Congress representing Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District. “Washington is broken and as a small businessman I know that what our communities need from Congress is that they get out of the way and let us create jobs and economic opportunity for our citizens,” Ferguson said. ...

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Callaway Middle School’s January ‘Student Of The Month’

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Each month Callaway Middle School recognizes two students from each team forthe“StudentoftheMonth”. The award is given to students that exhibit exemplary conduct during the previous month. These students are rewarded with a pizza party and a certificate. For the month of January the award goes to: Back Row (left to right) – Nitiya Boyd, Justin Kyle Herndon, Aleah Williams, and ...

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Callaway High FBLA Students Competed And Placed At Region Competition

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Several Callaway High School students competed and placed in the Future Business Leaders of America Region Competition. They are (front row left-right) Yeji Kim (4th place Economics, Kalifa Hill (2nd place Sales Presentation), Shania Reeves and Judy Kim (1st place Emerging Business Issues), Ashley Juarez (2nd place Sports & Entertainment Management), Brianne Vaught (5th place Public Speaking), Ashley Bishop (1st ...

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Deciphering The Seed Tag

Deciphering The Seed Tag Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent At this time of the year the seed and plant catalogs start arriving and piling up. Disease problems can be licked early on if you select the right variety. If you wondered why those peas didn’t come up uniformly, did you read the germination rate on the seed tag? How much ...

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Store Clerk Accused Of Lottery Fraud

Alexis Rios

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested and charged a local convenience store clerk with multiple felony counts after uncovering evidence that he was involved with lottery fraud. Deputies began investigating the scam after receiving information Alexis Rios, of LaGrange, allegedly devised a method to increase his winnings in an illegal fashion. Investigators say Rios developed an undisclosed method to determine ...

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Brewer Denied Motion For A Retrial

Erwin Trevor Brewer

The court was silent on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 27 when, after an hour’s worth of deliberation between councils, the judge swiftly and decidedly handed down a denial for retrial. Judge Simpson listened intently to the proceedings and after all of the prosecution and the defense had stated their case and cross examined the witness, the judge did not ...

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UPDATE: Manhunt Underway For Escaped Murderer

James Michael Baggett

Update: The Georgia Department of Corrections is reporting James Beggett has been recaptured and is now back in custody. Beggett was captured at about 4:30 p.m. without incident in Montgomery, Alabama by the Georgia Department of Corrections Apprehension Unit. _____________________________________________________________________________ Federal Marshals are currently looking for a convicted murder that walked off of his work release in LaGrange. Officials say ...

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Prison Escapee Back Behind Bars

ALLRED, BRANDON JAMES

A Troup County Correctional Institute inmate who briefly escaped from a work camp is back behind bars after a brief night of freedom. Officials say Brandon James Allred, walked off of a prison work detail at the LaGrange Animal Control Monday afternoon about 2:40 p.m. Guards first noticed Allred was missing they began to transport the work camp inmates back ...

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West Georgia Health January Employee Of The Month

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Michelle Harrison, Bariatric Clinical Reviewer for Bariatric Services, deserves to be Employee of the Month because she is AWESOME! CJ Mask, supervisor, wants everyone to know what his work experience has been like since Michelle joined his team. Michelle’s job requirements are all data entry and administrative; she is not required to provide any patient care, nor was she asked ...

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