Barrett Is A Student Of The Game At 64


With a twinkle in his eye and a white ball cap on his head, David Barrett said, “I’m looking for exercise and a little competition.” Barrett, the former business professor from LaGrange College and Georgia State, did not grow up on the tennis courts. Barrett discovered the game of tennis at the tender age of 52. That was 12 years ...

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Hart Is A Raw Talent, Who Strives For Swimming Greatness


Every time she suits up and dives in the swimming pool, Melinda Hart is redefining herself. She can’t help it. The 14year-old Hart is somewhere between a sprinter and a long distance swimmer. Her best days, her best events and her most prolific meets are ahead of her. Hart is not there yet, but the Troup County Sharks swimmer is ...

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Fox Can’t Afford Another 19-15 Season At Georgia Next Year

In the past eight years, coach Mark Fox has built a winning basketball program at the University of Georgia. What the veteran foot stomper hasn’t done is build a good men’s basketball program. There is a difference. Fox has a 145-118 record at UGA since 2009. What the 48-year-old coach hasn’t done is win an SEC championship of any kind, ...

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West Point Lake Is A Fisherman’s Paradise For Dixon, Williams


Two senior citizens, Mitchell Dixon and Frank Williams, are repeat customers when it comes to West Point Lake. Dixon and Williams are best friends and fishing pals. For decades and more weekends than they can remember, Williams and Dixon have been going to West Point Lake. That is where the two friends get their fresh air, their fish and their ...

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Petite: “Our Defense Dug In,” Callaway Boys Top Green Wave


Revenge was in the air. Earlier this season the Cavaliers got shut out, 3-0 at Columbus Spencer in a Region 5-AA boys soccer match. Yes, the Callaway High boys were bitter. Yes, the Cavaliers wanted some payback. Yes, Callaway High had fire in its eyes and grass stains on its soccer britches. So on Friday night the Cavaliers were waiting ...

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Lady Cavaliers Net 10 Goals In Region Win Over Spencer


Callaway High School played some juggernaut soccer on Friday night. The Lady Cavaliers unleashed a barrage of 19 shots, and most of them went in the net. At the end of the night, Callaway High had a 10-1 win over the Columbus Spencer Lady Green Wave. Go figure. It was a Region 5-AA laugher. The Lady Cavaliers scored in bulk, ...

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Braves Invest $14 Million In Phillips, He’s A Four-Time Gold Glover

In an effort to fill a void and build a team the Atlanta Braves have welcomed former nemesis Brandon Phillips to the land of the tomahawk. Two months ago the Braves traded two minor league pitchers – Carlos Portuondo and Andrew McKirahan – for Phillips, the longtime Cincinnati Reds second baseman. What the Braves are getting for Phillips’ $14 million ...

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Cornett Classic Is Slated For April 21-23 In LaGrange


Let the backhands and forehands begin. They will. The 5th Annual Cornett Classic is scheduled for April 21-23 at the Mc-Cluskey Tennis Center in LaGrange. More than 100 players are anticipated from Columbus, Pine Mountain, Atlanta and LaGrange. The tournament will run the gamut with matches for the youth as well as men and women. The entry fee for the ...

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Troup Golfers Chip Away For Third Place Finish


What Kayla Yeargin wanted to see from her Troup High golf team was all out effort and total concentration. Yeargin got that and more on Wednesday afternoon as Troup High finished third in the Lady Tiger Par 3 Shootout at The First Tee. The host Lady Tigers carded a team total of 160. Troup High did compete, and the Lady ...

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