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Updated: Animals transported from LaGrange Veterinary Hospital after fire

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Fire investigators say a Saturday morning fire at the LaGrange Veterinary Hospital was caused by an electrical problem in the building’s lobby.According to Lt. Chris Taylor of the LaGrange Fire Department, the fire was reported shortly after 8 a.m., where 26 firefighters responded to the scene.Seventy five animals, four of the clinic’s staff and one client all evacuated the building unharmed prior to the arrival of fire personnel.The fire crew arrived at the Lafayette Pkwy. building and found moderate to heavy smoke conditions coming from the attic of the building, but no flames were visible upon arrival. Flames were located inside the attic of the building.The fire was under control at 1:33 p.m.


August marriages

The following people were issued marriage licenses in Troup County Probate Court in August:Christopher Adam Maddox and Brittany Lynn Potts.Henry Larry Webb Jr. and Tami Freeman Neese.Jerome Eric Morse and Gwinneth Lucille Murrah.Calvin Moody Jr. and Samantha Jo Marie Eisenhauer.Jeffrey Morgan Watson and Lisa Marie Dixon.Richard Earl Benefield Jr. and Lisa Marie Scruggs.Ronald Alexander Turner anf Tasha Miranda Cofiel...

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Troup County schools to accept program proposals

Troup County Schools now issues a call for proposals from external organizations who wish to conduct programs involving students and/or staff.Proposals may include providing supplemental educational programs in the classroom or outside of the regular school day, involving students in community projects, or seeking the support of students and staff in charitable causes. In order to ensure that all supplemental programs are in line with the system’s mission and that duplication...

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Local woman chosen to helm state dropout prevention group

ATLANTA — Communities In Schools (CIS) of Georgia, one of the nation’s leading dropout prevention networks, announced that Carol F. Lewis of LaGrange has been selected to lead the organization following the retirement of founding president, Neil Shorthouse, on Aug. 1.Lewis is a 20-year veteran of CIS, having most recently served the past five years as Chief Operating Officer at CIS of Georgia. She has held positions of increasing responsibility within Communities In Sch...

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Clothing center opens at new location today

The Yolanda K. Jabaley Clothing Center will open today at its new location at 201 Byron Hurst Street.The center moved from Ridley Streat early July to a temporary Broome Street location, in order make room for the construction of the Boyd Park amphitheater project. The Ridley Street building was taken down and its materials were used in the construction of the new Broome Street location.“It’s absolutely gorgeous compared to what we had,” said Rose Meist...

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Family asks for prayers, privacy following boy’s drowning death

The family of a 1-year-old drowning victim is asking for privacy and prayers following what the sheriff’s office is calling a “tragic accident” Sunday on West Point Lake.The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said the boy, whose name the Daily News is not releasing at the request of the family, was found unresponsive in shallow water at Long Cane lake access park on West Point Road, south of LaGrange, shortly before 12:30 p.m. Authorities arrived on scene just th...

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In our community: Sept. 2, 2014

TodayMeetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.The Troup High School Band Boosters meet at 6 p.m. in the band room.Hogansville’s Community Watch committee meets at 6 p.m. at the city police department at 117 Lincoln St.LaGrange Serenity Groups and Al-Anon meet at 6 p.m. at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St.Xi Epsilon Gamma meets at 7 p.m. at a member’s...

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Panthers set for opener

It’s game week for the LaGrange College football team, and the Panthers will make their season debut against a familiar opponent.For the seventh straight year, LaGrange College and Birmingham-Southern will open their season against each other, and this year’s game will be played in Birmingham, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. on Saturday.Birmingham-Southern leads the all-time series 4-2, and it has won the past four meetings.LaGrange College is heading ...

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Champs too much for Cougars

The Lafayette Christian School Cougars met their match.Taking on a Holy Ground team that won the Independent Christian Schools of Georgia and Alabama championship a year ago, the Cougars ended up the short end of a 48-14 score.“We didn’t come out particularly sharp,” Lafayette Christian head coach Nick Nehring said.Holy Ground built a 22-0 lead before Lafayette Christian got on the board with a scoring pass from Matt Brown to Eli Sheppard....

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Cavaliers hope to bounce back

The Callaway Cavaliers haven’t lost consecutive games since the first two games of the 2011 season.The Cavaliers are hoping that doesn’t change this week.Callaway, which lost to B.E.S.T. Academy 14-7 last week, will host the rival Heard County Braves on Friday.LaGrange and Troup, meanwhile, will both be on the road Friday night.LaGrange, which fell to 0-2 with last week’s loss to Troup, will visit Spalding County.Troup, ...

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Rough first half for Grangers

It wasn’t a bad start for the LaGrange Grangers.Although they didn’t score on their opening possession, they picked up a few first downs and showed some nice balance.There were a couple of long runs, and quarterback Amad Ogletree completed a pair of passes.The Grangers ended up punting, but they’d shown they could move the ball.When the Grangers got the ball a second time, they were hoping to get on the move again, and hopefully pu...

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Explosive opener for Tigers

It started with a turnover.The LaGrange Grangers began their second possession of Friday’s game from their own 14-yard line, and on second down, Austin Carter came up with an interception, giving the Troup Tigers the ball at the 18-yard line in a scoreless game.It took the Tigers four plays to score, and they were off and running.Troup ended up scoring touchdowns on its final five possessions of the first half.By the time the players headed to...

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You can help

LifeSouth blood drivesLifeSouth will hold the following blood drives in the area:• Walmart of Valley, Alabama, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.• Walmart of LaGrange from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Sickle Cell Support Group seeks volunteers, donors for 5K

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Sheriff: Boy drowns in apparent accident

A 1-year-old child died Sunday after drowning at an access park on West Point Lake south of LaGrange.The child, whose name is not being released, was found by his mother unresponsive in shallow water at Long Cane Park shortly before 12:30 p.m.Authorities arrives just three minutes after receiving the 911 call and immediately began performing CPR and other life-saving measures. The boy was transported to West Georgia Health hospital and was pronounced dead.Trou...

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In our community: Sept. 1, 2014

TuesdayEvents: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883-1681 to register.The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Broad Street in LaGrange.Western line dance lessons are 1 p.m. at The Active Life on Ragland Street. Cost...

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LAMOM to host spring consignment sale

LaGrange Area Moms of Multiples Organization hosts its spring consignment sale on Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church on Hammett Road in LaGrange. The biannual sale features children’s clothing and child-related items.All shoppers will be charged $1 admission fee as a donation to the Interfaith Food Pantry. The sale will close from 11 to 11:30 a.m. to prepare for the half-price sale, which begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 a.m.Only ca...

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How I know Bible is from God, part 6: Perfection

In this series of articles I have laid out several ways I know the Bible is from God.Please notice that I haven’t said that “I believe the Bible is from God,” though I certainly do. What I believe about the Bible or what you believe about the Bible is really irrelevant. My personal belief and your personal belief doesn’t really have anything to do with the factual reality that the Bible proves itself, in numerous ways, to be from God.I don’t...

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Round up: War prosperity, mulling liquor legality, UFOs

Augusts past.Round-up column.(This fifth weekend in August gives us the opportunity to bring you a round-up of editorials from anniversary years that were omitted because of lack of space.)From The LaGrange Reporter, 100 years ago, August 1914: War Advantageous to American People — Col. William Lawson Peel, one of the most conservative of the Atlanta bankers, believes the war in Europe can be of ulti...

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