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West Point looks at new youth program

A night for color

Mostly sunny and mild.

Today’s artist: Morgan Pressley, fourth grade, Long Cane Elementary School.

By Jennifer Shrader Staff writer

Local Heating assistance is available for residents of Troup and other counties. PAGE 2

Fans for LaGrange and Troup high schools show their colors at their football teams face off Friday night in a crosstown rivalry at Callaway Stadium. LaGrange won 17-14. For more on the game, see page 9.

State Forget final vote tallies. In Georgia, the sprint to an expected runoff election next month for the U.S. Senate already has begun. PAGE 4


■ Since election day, much of the attention has been on the government transition, but there is family transition unfolding, too, as President-elect Barack Obama, his wife and daughters prepare for life at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. PAGE 5 ■ Even Barack Obama can’t change the calendar. The presidentelect said Friday he wanted to act urgently and deal ‘head on’ with the nation’s economic crisis. But he recognized that his power was limited by the fact that George Bush will be running things until Jan. 20. PAGE 5

Weekend trivia

Sports According to the official rules of baseball, what one word does the umpire say to start a game? Answer on page 2.

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A pregame downpour forced fans to don rain gear and break out their umbrellas. The rain was intermittent during the game, but temperatures remained mild.

With a decision on tap to discontinue funding the Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia, a group of West Point’s civic leaders began charting a new program for the city’s youth. “Of all the things I’ve done since I became mayor, this is the one thing I’m most excited about,” said Mayor Drew Ferguson IV. Planning for the program still is in its infancy and although the leadFerguson ers want it to be faith-based, a funding source has not been identified. Ferguson said he’d be involved with the project even if he weren’t mayor. Residents long have said that more programs for the city’s youth are needed, and a group at the city’s First United Methodist Church began planning afterschool enrichment programs earlier this year. A “study buddies” tutoring program has been in place for several weeks and already is gaining popularity, officials said. The need for a youth program became even more apparent to West Point residents this summer, when the Boys & Girls Club shuttered its building for the summer and instead bused interested youths to LaGrange facilities. City leaders, who hold the lease on the O.G. Skinner Drive building, were able to negotiate starting up club programs again in time for the school year, but since then have been dissatisfied with the club’s operations. The 2009 West Point budget does not include funding to support the local club. Ferguson said Friday one option for the new youth program would


Firefighters step up ‘haz mat’ training By Joel Martin Senior writer

More than 50 personnel from the LaGrange, Troup County and West Point fire departments will have completed a hazardous-materials technician course by the time Kia Motors’ auto assembly plant in West Point starts production late next year. Such training, along with the purchase of a “haz mat” vehicle, was part of the incentive agreement for locating the Kia plant in Troup County. The county expects to take delivery of the vehicle no later than July, but it already has received most of the equipment and a decontamination trailer. “It enables our firefighters to properly respond to and work at a hazardous materials incident,” said county fire Capt. Dennis Knight, the department’s training officer. “With two railroads, interstates, major highways and a growing industrial base, a properly trained and equipped countywide haz mat team will be a great asset to the citizens and visitors in our area.” On Friday, 25 firefighters from Troup, LaGrange, West Point, Newnan and Fairburn completed the technician course, which lasted 48 hours over five days. They took final exams for national certification and demonstrated hands-on skills

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Troup County firefighter Brad Brock and LaGrange firefighters Nicole Camille and Josh Williams de-contaminate themselves at a hazardous materials drill Friday at the county Fire Department’s training center on Hamilton Road. through a simulated accident in which a farmer driving home with drums of chemicals gets into a traffic accident, and the chemicals spill and mix together. The training was conducted by the Georgia Fire Academy at the county Fire Department Training Center on Hamilton Road and the LaGrange Fire Depart-

ment’s administration building. Several training courses have been conducted here over the past few years. It all starts with an eight-hour “awareness” course, followed by a 32-hour firstresponder operations course. Some firefighters go on to the technician course.

“Additional training, drills and exercises will be conducted for haz mat personnel to maintain their current skills and to keep up with new techniques and technology,” Knight said. Joel Martin can be reached at jmartin@ or at (706) 884-7311, Ext. 235.

Jury says courthouse gunman is guilty ATLANTA (AP) – The shooting spree began when Brian Nichols overpowered a deputy, stole her weapon and burst into a courtroom where he shot a judge and court stenographer dead. Soon he had slain another deputy and a federal agent and stolen a car, plunging the city into deep fear and horrifying the country on a day locals would long remember as simply “the rampage.” He then took another woman hostage, holing up in her apartment and Nichols using her drugs before surrendering to authorities the next morning. But it wasn’t nearly over: Efforts bring the 36-year-old to justice would stretch for more than three years, draining millions of dollars and frustrating victims’ families. Finally, on Friday, jurors found Nichols guilty of murder and a slew of other charges in a packed courtroom around the corner from where the notorious shootings took place. The facts of the case were never in doubt – Nichols confessed to the killings – but he claimed he was gripped by a delusional com-



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■ Public safety ■ Marriages

2 charged in theft Troup County sheriff ’s investigators Thursday arrested two people for allegedly stealing power and lawn equipment from homes in LaGrange and the unincorporated area. Clifford Lane Brown, 25, and Kimberly Ann Driver, 23, both of LaGrange, were charged with three counts of felony theft and one count of attempted theft. Investigators recovered an estimated $3,000 worth of the stolen equipment from pawn shops.

Arrest Troup County sheriff ’s investigators charged Anthony Ashley Newsome, 28, of Pine Mountain Valley with a burglary in October on Dallis Mill Road. Newsome has pending charges in Harris County as well. ■ It is the policy of LaGrange Daily News to print the names of people charged with felonies.



pulsion that he was a slave rebelling against his masters. The jury rejected that argument, finding him guilty of all 54 charges against him, including felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and armed robbery. The jurors now will debate whether he deserves capital punishment. The murder in the court enveloped the city with a sense of dread, as residents heard minute-by-minute accounts of the crime and urgent pleas from authorities to stay vigilant. It also shook the justice system, leaving attorneys and judges to question their safety and forcing courthouses around the state to re-examine security.

Weekend trivia From page 1 Sports According to the official rules of baseball, what one word does the umpire say to start a game? The word is “Play.’’

These marriages were recorded in October at the Troup County probate office: Derick Efuetnguh Amin and Lakesha Micheal Maddox; Phillip David Bates and Jeannie Annette Poole; Rodney Lee Blank and Amy Jean Fegan; Eric Dwayne Bowles and Shameka Shanta Mahone; Joshua David Brawner and Jessica Nicole Irvin; Robert Lee Burch III and Kimberly Allison Deriso; Jonathan Andrew Burns and Caralyn Claire Maylott; Jerry Jason Farmer and Whitney Lauren Willey; Robert Jay Fisher and Thelma Jean Satterfield; Justin Thomas Ford and Megan Elizabeth Selph; Billy Wayne Green and Akira Malik Bray; Jack Kinzell Harmon and Jenny Leigh Whitlock; Christopher Edward Hendricks and Stephanie Faith Plemons; Steven Dustin Hunt and Heather Jo Eunice; William Kenneth Johnson and Freda Joy Johnson; Michael Len Jones and Angela Bovene Oglesby; Finis Brandon Jones and Leslie Annette Moore; Gilbert Christopher Key and Amelia Joyce Harman; James David Knight and Kimberley Marcie Bradford; Harry Webster Lipford and Tiffiny Marie Bowen; Gregory Dan Lovvorn and Heather Marie Martin; Ricky Dean Matthews Jr. and Samantha Joy New; Jeffery Lynn Oglesby and Sherry Lynn Hand; Carlos Monta Poythress and Tynesha Cantrell Parks; Nery Abelamar Recinos and Patricia Lopez Vazquez; Thomas Cody Royster and Elisa Louise Erwin-Brown; Cary Jason Searels and Donna Sue Smith; Mark Edward Shannon and Amber Lindsay Laster; Dexter Lamar Simpson and Cokeithia Lashae Roman; Adam Christopher Smith and Stephanie Amanda Nelson; William Joseph Tanner and Terri Elizabeth Fincher; Taylor Scott Thornton and Erica Daneille Alvarado; William Eugene Tilson and Casey Dell Ishman; Dwayne Lemon Edward Wade and Consandra Sessions; Matthew Dawayne White and Hanna Cherie Seymour; Perry Lee Wilder IV and Caitlin Rebecca Norris; Christopher Lee Williams and Hilary Lynn Arrington; Justin Ryan Woitena and Stacy Lynn Hand; and Jeffrey Brian Woody and April Patha Scruggs.

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Good for you

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Cannon Street Elementary School inducted 12 students into Cougar Pride, a group of fourthand fifth-graders who demonstrate good character and will act as role models for their peers. Nominated by their teachers, Cougar Pride students develop leadership, social and service learning skills. They are assigned to a teacher to assist as needed with tutoring, mentoring, mediating, and assisting with special events and service projects. Above, the new inductees are, front, Tre Forrest, Qua Ray, Alexandra Thornton, B.J. Reed and Harmonie

Sample-Brown; back, Kiara Thornton, Kiyana Simpson, Jaylen Harrison, Michael Freeman, Cor tney Alexander, Shantenia Bonner and Vanquez

Hines. They join current members, called Senior Cougar Pride. Cougar Pride activities are coordinated by school counselor Ann Sweeney.

YOUTH From left are Senior Cougar Pride students Kamaria Porter, Aaliyah Garrett, Kalifa Hill, Terry Sheppard and Michael Pless.

Cub Scouts of Den 2, Pack 21, recently were honored for earning Cub Scouting’s highest rank, the Arrow of Light Award. From left are, front, Larkin Easterwood, Nathan Ramon, Payton Barr and Zachary Yates; back, Bernard Bledsoe of Boy Scout Troop 21, Cub Scout leader Phillip Ivey, Mike Wilson of Troop 21 and Cub Scout leaders Mike Joyce and David Easterwood.

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Two Troup 4-H members and three LaGrange FFA members competed in livestock events at the Georgia National Fair recently. Scott Hicks, a 4-H’er and third-grader at Rosemont Elementary School, was a first-year goat exhibitor, showing his two Boer does. Haley Throne, a 4H’er and seventh-grader at West Side Magnet School, showed a Boer cross doe, two commercial heifers and an Angus steer. She received a belt buckle for winning in seventh-grade market goat showmanship. FFA members Ava Hersey, Kayla Riggs and Katherine Throne exhibited market goats. Riggs exhibited a wether that placed third in its class, while Throne exhibited a doe that placed second in its class. Throne also exhibited beef heifers and steers and placed 11th in 12th-grade beef cattle showmanship. ‘Good for you’ recognizes individuals and groups for good deeds or personal achievement. Send photos to “Good for You,” LaGrange Daily News, P.O. Box 929, LaGrange, GA 30241 or to Dan Baker at dbaker@, or bring it to our office at 105 Ashton St. Here are a few guidelines:

Community Action for Improvement Inc. will administer the energy assistance program for Troup, Heard, Meriwether, Coweta and Carroll counties. The program helps pay heating costs for gas, electricity, wood, coal or kerosene. One-time payments are made to the energy supplier on behalf of eligible households. Appointments for the medically homebound, disabled or households where all people are 65 or older will be taken through Nov. 30. Applications for other residents will begin Dec. 1. Troup County applicants may visit the LaGrange Service Center at 1380 Lafayette Parkway or call (706) 8826412. Applicants in other counties may call their local CAFI service center. Households must be responsible for their home heating costs. Eligibility is based on gross income of all household members. Applicants must provide their most recent home heating bill and proof of gross income for all household members for the past 30 days. They also must provide the original Social Security card for each member of the household. The program is administered on a first-come, firstserved basis.

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be to use the Boys & Girls Club building – if the club would agree to terminate the lease with West Point. The city built the building after a $500,000 community development block grant was awarded from the state in 2004. A terms of the lease to the Boys & Girls Club state that the building must be used for youth programs for low-income and underprivileged youths. The city contends that since the club is serving only about 20 children since its reopening, the club isn’t honoring the lease. Under the grant terms, if the state agreed with West Point and found the club in violation of the lease, the club could be held responsible for paying back the $500,000 grant. Ferguson and others would rather arrange for the club to back out of the lease. “We don’t want to be taking money away from the children in LaGrange” who use the Boys & Girls Club, he said. The leaders gathered Friday want the new program to have several components, but stressed the need for whatever is created to be faith-based. “That should be our umbrella,” said Nan Schuessler, a West Point resident. “If it’s based in faith, we will pray about it and the right people will come. The Lord will work it out.” The new program would include after-school tutoring, character development and leadership training, family education, and nutrition and physical education programs. There’s no timeline for setting up the new program, and Ferguson said it likely will take several planning meetings to iron out the details. The group will meet again Friday, and Ferguson urged members to think about what they envision for the project. Members stressed Friday that even if the Boys & Girls Club still operated in the city – and even if they had to find another building – the new youth program would go forward. “This is not to beat up on the Boys & Girls Club,” Ferguson said. “This is about what’s best for our children.” Jennifer Shrader can be reached at jshrader@la grangenews. com or by calling (706) 884-7311, Ext. 236.


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Calumet Mill celebrates it 15th reunion Oct. 24-25 From staff reports

The Calumet Mill held its 15th annual reunion Oct. 2425. Activities included a gathering at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church and Katie’s restaurant. Friday night’s dinner was catered by Country’s Barbecue, and the 80 attendees met at Katie’s on Saturday for the main event. Those attending from LaGrange were Jim Andrews, J.W. Andrews, Sarah Andrews, Lois Adams, Robert Alexander, Betty Allen, Larry Bishop, Mary Nell Cheek, Dot Correll, Tommy Crowe, Pat Nauss, Alfred Elder, Jack Folds, Jenny Folds, David Gordon, William Harris, Andra Weathers, Alice Seppala, Rae Seppala, Handley

Heard, June Heard, Robert Hendrix, Rogene Hendrix, Janet Houser, Kathleen Looney, Calvin Meadows, Mae Meadows, Bill McGee, Joyce McGee, James Scott, Bobbie J. Scott, Rebecca Moore, Barbara Norred, Ralph Norris, Sylvene Norred, Sue Parks, Tabitha Parker, Tommie Nell Pitts, Ruby Powers, Wallace Reid, Betty Wright, Judy Schticher,, Lois Brown Smith, Joann Stroud, Fred Thompson, Bobby Traylor, Mot Traylor, George Wallace, Marth Wallace, James Walls, Betty Walls, Billy Williams, Ruth Williams, Ben Thompson, Alane Thompson, Benjie Thompson, Dianne Yarbrough, Jessie Henson, Kathleen M. Teague, Elsie Ledford Pike, Pat Pruitt,

Attendees at the 15th anniual Calumet Mill reunion gather in front of Katie’s restaurant for a photo. Larry Pruitt and Berta Mae Perry. Out-of-town guests included Danny and Phyllis Andrews of Bowdon; Sandra Bowles Bonner of Hogans-

ville; Terry Boules of Fayetteville; Joe Brazil of West Monroe, La.; Ondas and Becky Brown of Jonesboro; Larry, Jerry and Judy Manor Boggs, all of Dadeville, Ala.;

Harvey Griffin of Duluth; Carlton Hart of Mooreville, N.C.; Bobby Knighton of Hogansville; Deanne Scubelek of Lebanon, Ind.; Bonnie Rae Slaughter of

Morrow; Thurman Slaughter of Baton Rouge, La.; Patsy Johnson of West Point; and Randall Todd, Betty Joe Todd, Alan White and Tracy White, all of Valley, Ala.

■ In our community Events Today Hills & Dales hosts a “Welcome the Birds” workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. Chris Smith will help participants create a birdhouse. Participants will also receive information on bird feeding preferences and plants to attract wildlife. Cost is $25, and $10 for Girl and Boy Scouts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (706) 882-3242. The LaGrange Art Museum hosts its ‘Pop! Bash’ fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. at the museum on Lafayette Parkway. Attire for the event is dressy casual. Tickets are $50 and includes wine, beer, food and entertainment. For more information, call (706) 882-3267. The Troup County 4-H Club holds a horse fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Troup County Equestrian Park Arena on Roanoke Road. Featuring riding demonstrations, cake walk, costume contest, a parade of breeds, games and more. Concessions will be provided by the Troup County 4-H Club. Entertainer Elijah Kelley of LaGrange will be one of the artists honored at a program at 8 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in Columbus. Tickets at $25 are available by calling (706) 412-9751. The second annual car show to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stanford Automotive and Repair, 66 Youngs Mill Road, featuring catered food, door prizes and drawings. There is a $20 car entry fee. A benefit for the family of Lt. Rick Massie will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 3704 Hamilton Road. LaGrange Mall hosts Ladies Day at the Mall from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., featuring a fashion and entertainment show at 1:30 p.m. and services geared toward women, including beauty services, foot massages, hobbies, jewelry, crafts, home decor and food tastings.

Sunday-Wednesday The Mistletoe Market at St. Mark’s returns in Margaret’s Room, downstairs at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The event will

be from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. A percentage of the sales from the artists will be donated to St. Mark’s Kindergarten.

Monday The third annual veteran’s appreciation day reception will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor, 1002 Longley Place. Refreshments will be provided.

Churches Today Upper Room Apostolic Church at 3479 Hogansville Road holds a yard sale and breakfast at 7 a.m., rain or shine. Teaver Road Baptist Church at 215 Teaver Road holds a shred-a-thon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church parking lot to benefit its outreach programs. Personal and household documents will be shredded for $20 per household or 65 gallons.Items will be shredded onsite. Concord CME Church at 404 Society Circle in Woodbury hosts a fruit of the spirit fashion show at 4 p.m. Callaway Baptist Church at 310 John Lovelace Road holds revival services at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ron Herrod, president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, will be the speaker. A fellowship meal will be served at 5:30 p.m, followed by special music at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Eagle’s Nest Cathedral at 1306 E. 10th St. in West Point holds a family and friends service at 7 p.m. The Rev. Solomon Huguley of Atlanta will be the guest speaker. True Worship Baptist Church celebrates the first anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Willie Hutchinson. The guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service will be the Rev. Arthur Hart. The Rev. William E. Harris of New Beginnings Baptist Church will be the guest speaker at 2:30 p.m.. Welcome Baptist Church in the Redline Community celebrates family and friends day at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. C.F. Reed of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Franklin as special guest. Also featuring Ebenezer Shining Stars.

Concord CME Church at 404 Society Circle in Woodbury celebrates its 130th anniversary at noon. The Rev. Willie Williams, pastor, will be the pastor. Dinner will be served. Callaway Baptist Church at 310 John Lovelace Road holds revival services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ron Herrod, president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, will be the speaker. St. Paul Baptist Church at 205 Union St. holds worship service at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Adrian Smith of Newnan. Ebenezer Baptist Church of Pine Mountain celebrates the pastoral anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Gregory Turks at 11 a.m. The Rev. George Strozier of Threats Grove Baptist Church will be the speaker. Confidence Missionary Baptist Church celebrates its 19th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. C. W. Martin of Valley Grove Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. St. Elizabeth grand chapter Order of the Eastern Star hosts its Five-point Tea at 2 p.m. at 420 Macon St.

parents, to have a break and to share with other parents. The Salvation Army Home League meets at 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army Worship and Community Center at 806 Murphy Ave. LaGrange Amateur Radio Club will have a net on frequency 146.700 at 9 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 324 meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church on the Square, fourth floor above the gym. The Experimental Aircraft Organization meets at 6:30 a.m. at LaGrange-Callaway Airport. The NAACP general membership meeting is at 7 p.m. at the William Griggs Recreational Center. Downtown LaGrange Development Authority Business and Economic Development meets at 2 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. The LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society meets at 6 p.m. at the animal shelter at 1390 Orchard Hill Road. West Point City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Work sessions are at 8:15 a.m. on the Thursday before the council meeting.



Confidence Missionary Baptist Church holds fall revival services at 7 p.m. Monday’s speaker will the the Rev. Frank Kennedy of Pilgrim Baptist Church; Tuesday’s speaker will be the Rev. Tracy Neal of Leverette Hill Baptist Church and Wednesday’s speaker will be the Rev. Gary Fanning of New Bethel Ministries.

Grandparents raising Grandchildren meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center on Lafayette Parkway for a Thanksgiving luncheon. The Troup County Republican Women meet at 11:30 a.m. at Highland Country Club. $10 for lunch. To make reservations, email Tuesday The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in classroom A in the Callaway Education Building at LaGrange College. The Downtown Development Authority meets at 2 p.m. at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. The LaGrange Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meet at 4 p.m. at 201 Chatham St. The Troup County Republican Women meets at 11:45 a.m. at Highland Country Club. For reservations, call president Pat Bodine at (706) 637-0865. Grandparents raising Grandchildren meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center on Lafayette Parkway.

Monday Callaway Baptist Church at 310 John Lovelace Road holds revival services at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ron Herrod, president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, will be the speaker.

Meetings Today Emily’s Place offers a monthly support group for the parents of special needs children, meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LaGrange Memorial Library. A guest speaker will speak briefly on a topic of particular interest and need to you, however, this time is primarily designed for

Teen’s fear keeps her out of driver’s seat ■ Births Dear Abby: I am 19, Why can’t I give her Kelly Blazer and Diwarn Hill of LaGrange ■ Dear Abby father. female, smart, responsible the love she deserves? She’s and friendly. I also have a terrible fear of driving. I have read driving manuals, but I’m scared to be in control of a big vehicle with so many other vehicles on the road. I always found an excuse not to sign up for driver’s ed in high school, and have refused countless offers from friends and family to teach me. My response was always, “No, I’m not ready.” All my younger relatives have driver’s licenses, and I do feel I am missing out on things. How do I overcome this fear? Do I just say yes to my friends or family when they offer again? Please tell me what to do. – Non-Driver in Massachusetts Dear Non-Driver: Having the fear of driving that you do, you should not get behind the wheel of a car until you have first consulted a professional counselor who specializes in helping

people with phobias. My concern is that you might overreact out of fear and cause an accident. Once you have mastered your fear, then who should teach you is up to you. However, I am recommending you learn from a professional driving instructor. It will be safer for all concerned. Dear Abby: I would like to have a relationship with my granddaughter, “Zoe,” who is 10. My son refuses to have anything to do with her. He was 16 when he got his girlfriend pregnant. He is now 26 and married, with a 9month-old child. His wife won’t have any part of his little girl. Should I step in and be a grandmother, even if my son and daughter-in-law may never talk to me again? Zoe doesn’t even know her




the innocent one. Am I wrong? – Yearning to Know Her in Connecticut Dear Yearning to Know Her: No, you are right. You can give Zoe the love and attention she deserves if you refuse to allow your son and daughter-in-law to blackmail you. I’m sure the girl would appreciate knowing that someone from her father’s side of the family thinks she’s worth getting to know. It’s shameful that your son blames her for an incident that he’d rather forget, and frankly, it reflects poorly on him. However, while you can’t control his behavior, you can control the way you react to it. Do what you think is right.

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announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Starr Nicole Hill, on Oct. 2 at West Georgia Medical Center. She is the granddaughter of Susan and Kenneth Pitts and Lavern Hill, all of LaGrange. Jana and Chris Colson of LaGrange announce the birth of their daughter, Madaline Rae Colson, on Oct. 13 at West Geor-

gia Medical Center. She is the granddaughter of Jennifer and Donnie Smith of LaGrange and Christine and Steve Colson of LaGrange. Genika Little Davidson and Tseyonka Davidson announce the birth of their daughter, Skylah Elise Davidson, on Oct. 24. Grandparents are Ouida Watson, Eugene Watson, Teresa Davidson and Bernard Little.


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LaGrange Daily News

â– In brief

Senate race chugs on to likely runoff

Kia dealership in Athens closes ATHENS (AP) – A Kia car dealership in Athens has closed after six years of business. Jane Sykes with Southeast Automotive Group, the dealership’s parent company, said the store closed Thursday. She said the operation is being consolidated with the Gwinnett Place Kia dealership about 50 miles west of Athens in Duluth. Sykes said some employees will be transferred to the Gwinnett Place store. She was unsure how many workers were at the Athens dealership.

GBI probes sheriff ’s office

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Pupils from Westmont Elementary School check out a display of various costumes McCRAE (AP) – Authori- and suits worn by soul singer James Brown in an exhibit at the Augusta Museum.

ties are investigating allegations of financial impropriety in the Telfair County Sheriff’s Department. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said search warrants were served at the home of Sheriff Jim Williamson, his office and the county jail. Greg Harvey, in charge of the GBI office in Eastman, said the investigation began May 20 and revealed documents and other evidence that public funds were improperly converted and spent. Harvey the funds “appear to have been taken� from traffic citation bonds and the sheriff’s operating budget. Williamson, who leaves office next month after two terms, could not be reached Friday for comment.

Soldiers will march for vets SAVANNAH (AP) – Two groups of Georgia National Guard soldiers will march to honor veterans this weekend. A 30-soldier contingent will march from Fort Stewart to the armory in Savannah in honor of Veterans Day and to call attention to the 2009 deployment to Afghanistan. Another group of 75 soldiers from the 118th Field Artillery Regiment will hold a similar march in the Atlanta area. The Savannah-area soldiers hope to complete the 48-mile march in 48 hours. The troops will follow a tank trail running parallel to Ga. 344 and will spend a night camping out. The march begins Sunday at Fort Stewart.

Chick-fil-A head honored ATLANTA (AP) – The founder of Chick-fil-A has won the 2008 prize for leadership from the Philanthropy Roundtable. S. Truett Cathy was honored Friday at a luncheon for the Washington, D.C.-based association. He is donating his $250,000 prize to two Union City charities – Hope House Children’s Respite Center and the Children’s Village. Cathy founded the Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A in 1967. The chain now has more than 1,400 stores across the country and brings in annual sales of $2.64 billion. He has focused his philanthropic activities on children. He provides college scholarships to restaurant employees and established the WinShape Foundation to support foster homes, summer camps and wilderness retreats for children.

Exhibit on singer is big draw at museum AUGUSTA (AP) – Nearly two years after his death, James Brown can still attract an audience. Walk-in patrons at the Augusta Museum of History have increased nearly 40 percent since the museum opened the “Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown�exhibition in May. Attendance at the museum from January to September 2007 was 15,428, compared with 23,857 during the same period this year. In comparison, both the Morris Museum of Art and the National Science Center ’s Fort Discovery report that attendance is down from last year. It’s a success story that, for the history museum, is proving expensive, particularly the potential of a $156,250 cut from the budget, which includes $75,000 for the popular Godfather exhibition. The cuts are part of a 2009 proposed budget unveiled Tuesday by City Administrator Fred Russell. Nancy Glaser, the executive director of the museum, said that while increased patronage does mean increased income for the museum, admission prices account for only 20 percent to 25 percent of the budget. The cost of running the institution is covered primarily by grants, donations and government funding. She said increased traffic through the museum indicates that it is succeeding in its mission, but it also means that the museum has become more expensive to run. “What I was asking for is help with the maintenance of the exhibit,� Glaser said of the additional $75,000

Trent Tapley, 8, checks out a video of Brown at the museum. requested. “That includes things like staffing. Right now I’m up there doing tours. There are a lot of factors, because attendance is up. Keeping the building clean, the lights on, little things like toilet paper – it all adds up.� The proposed budget also would cut the museum’s regular operating budget. Glaser noted that the funding requested did not represent an increase, but rather a continuation of last year’s funding. “We just want to keep to momentum going,� she said. “I know these decisions are tough, and I don’t envy the people that have to make them one bit. We just hope to be able to hold our own.� Russell said that while he understands that the museum attracts visitors, and dollars, to the community, the budget cuts, like similar cuts proposed for the Greater Augusta Arts Council and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, represent the city’s attempt to prioritize needs and desires. “The hard part of all this is that we are mandated to provide essential services,�

he said. “So while it is hard to make those cuts, we see it as necessary.� Russell acknowledged that the 2009 budget is far from final, and that resistance from the community and commission could alter plans. He noted that right now, taxes in Augusta-Richmond County remain relatively low, and that each item included in the budget requires resources. “A dollar only goes so far,� he said. “I mean, we can have the greatest museum system in the world, but it all costs money.� Because the budget has not been approved, the museum is planning for all contingencies. If the full amount is cut from the museum budget, it will represent about 13 percent of the museum’s annual operating costs. “What you try to do in a situation like this is minimize the effect on public service,� Glaser said. “We have to look very carefully at what we can and can’t do, and unfortunately that means nothing is off the table.�

Gun shop gets heat over ‘Obama sale’ HULL (AP) – An northeast Georgia gun shop has stopped using Presidentelect Barack Obama’s fame to sell weapons after some passers-by interpreted it as a call to violence against the country’s first black leader. The Georgia Outdoor Sports shop used an outdoor sign to advertise an “Obama Sale� on guns and ammo Wednesday morning just hours after his victory was announced. Shop owner Carrie Mentel said she was trying to capitalize on gun owners’ concerns that their right to bear

arms will be limited under a Democratic administration. On Thursday, she changed the message on the outdoor

sign to “Support the 2nd Amendment Sale.� Hull is about eight miles northeast of Athens.



2 charged with massage sex crimes CANTON (AP) – Five women have been charged with sex crimes at a home being used for illegal massages advertised on the Internet. A six-week investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department began with a tip from Holly Springs police and ended with the arrests. Four of the women were charged with masturbation for hire and illegal massage. One was charged with keeping a place of prostitution

and another with drug possession. Services provided at the home in the Hickory Flat Community were advertised on Craigslist pledged Thursday to crack down on ads for prostitution on its Web sites in an agreement with attorneys general in 40 states, including Georgia.

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ATLANTA (AP) – Forget final vote tallies. In Georgia, the sprint to an expected runoff election next month for the U.S. Senate already has begun. With less than four weeks to make their case, Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss and his Democratic challenger Jim Martin unleashed a new round of television ads Friday. And Chambliss already has lined up his first big campaign headliner: former Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Martin has reached out to Democratic President-elect Barack Obama for help, but there’s no word yet on whether he’ll put in an appearance. The race is one of three unresolved Senate contests nationwide, along with one each in Minnesota and Alaska. All three involve Republican incumbents, and winning them all would give Democrats a 60-seat majority in the Senate needed to block Republican filibusters. Georgia law requires a runoff in races where no candidate gets 50 percent plus one vote. A rematch has appeared likely since most vote counting was completed Wednesday, and that picture did not change Friday with more than 30,000 newly tallied absentee ballots in Fulton County. Chambliss is just shy with 49.8 percent of the vote. Martin trails him with 46.8 percent. The race also included Libertarian Allen Buckley, who drew 3.4 percent. An unknown number of military and provisional ballots still were being counted Friday. The expected Dec. 2 contest between Chambliss and Martin, former University of Georgia fraternity brothers, will be official only when Secretary of State Karen Handle certifies the results early next week. It will be the highestprofile runoff in Georgia since 1992, when Democratic Sen. Wyche Fowler earned



more votes on election day but went on to lose to Republican Paul Coverdell. With the stakes so high, a parade of political heavyweights is expected to beat a path through Georgia in the coming weeks. The Chambliss camp has been in touch with McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Chambliss spokeswoman Michelle Grasso said McCain had committed to come to Georgia but they were still working on a date. McCain carried Georgia by 52 percent to Obama’s 47 percent. Chambliss endorsed McCain just before the state’s Feb. 5 presidential primary. Nonetheless, Obama did draw new Democratic voters to the polls, especially in metro Atlanta. Martin will need to get those voters back out to win a runoff in the GOP-leaning state. His first runoff ad acknowledged as much. It featured footage of an Obama speech and said Martin would help the new president “get our economy moving again.� Outside groups also are expected to continue the bruising attack ads that filled the Georgia airwaves during the general election. One already has started: Freedom’s Watch, a conservative group, is running a spot blasting Martin for being pro-tax. The Martin and Chambliss camps had been closely watching the vote count in Fulton County, where officials did not finish tallying more than 30,000 absentee ballots until 53 hours after the polls closed on election day.

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CHICAGO (AP) – Even Barack Obama can’t change the calendar. The president-elect said Friday he wanted to act urgently and deal “head on” with the nation’s economic crisis. But he recognized that his power was limited by the fact that George Bush will be running things until Jan. 20. “The United States has only one government and one president at a time,” Obama said at his first news conference since winning the presidency three days earlier. Inheriting an economy in peril, Obama spoke confidently yet soberly in a setting far different from the Tuesday night rally celebrating him and his historic victory. He warned that the nation faces the challenge of a lifetime and pledged he would act to help Americans devastated by lost jobs, disappearing savings and homes seized in foreclosure. But the man who promised change cautioned against hopes of quick solutions. “It is not going to be easy for us to dig ourselves out of the hole that we are in,” he said. The No. 1 priority, Obama said, is to get

Congress to approve an economic stimulus plan that would extend jobless benefits, send food aid to the poor, dispatch Medicaid funds to states and spend tens of billions of dollars on public works projects. If the plan is not approved this month in a special session of Congress, Obama said that “it will be the first thing I get done as president of the United States.” In his first appearance since a jubilant election-night celebration, Obama sought to project an air of calm and reassurance to a deeply worried nation. He stood in a presidentiallike setting with an array of eight American flags and a lectern showing a presidential seal above the words “The Office of the President Elect.” The stage behind him was lined with advisers he had summoned, his economic brain trust. Almost 20 minutes late to his first meeting with reporters, Obama spoke for just 20 minutes and broke no ground with new policy announcements or disclosures of who would be in his Cabinet.

President-elect Barack Obama, daughters, Sasha, 7, Malia, 10, and wife Michelle Obama wave at the election night rally in Chicago.

Obamas ready for big move CHICAGO (AP) – Barack Obama’s 10-year-old daughter, Malia, is looking forward to decorating her new room, and already there’s talk of sleepovers at the White House. Michelle Obama has turned her attention to schools, asking Washington staff members and friends about what might be the best fit for Malia and 7-yearold Sasha. And Grandma, a lifelong Chicago resident, is preparing to pick up and move to Washington to help shuttle the girls to soccer games and recitals. Since election day, much of the attention has been on the government transition, but there is family transition unfolding, too, as the president-elect, his wife and daughters prepare for life at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. They will be putting their lives in boxes and adjusting like any other family set for a big move, except they will be doing it under the watchful eye of the media and the Secret Service. Before the election, 71year-old Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, said she would be a big part of keeping her granddaughters grounded. “I will do whatever Michelle needs simply because I know how important it is for her to see that the children ... still have discipline and still have things that

children do at their disposal,” Robinson said. She plans to move to Washington, though the timing and where she will live remain unclear. The Obamas worked hard during the campaign to make sure life stayed as normal as possible for their girls. They plan to keep their Chicago home, a $1.65 million mansion in a well-to-do South Side neighborhood near the University of Chicago. “This has been their anchor,” said longtime friend Cindy Moelis. Barricades were erected long ago along two streets running past his home, but the restricted zone got bigger after his election. Residents must show ID to get onto his street. Neighbors inside the zone have to wait about an hour to receive deliveries from Medici on 57th, a local restaurant and Obama haunt. Agents carrying guns also escort the family wherever they go. But the family had time to get used to the heightened security during the campaign. To prepare the girls for the big move to the nation’s capital, the Obamas had talked to them about what would happen if their father won the presidency. The girls had plenty of questions, including whether they would get to decorate their own rooms in the White House (the answer is yes).

■ U.S., world digest GM running out of money DETROIT (AP) – The American auto industry is running on fumes. General Motors, the nation’s largest automaker, warned Friday that it may run out of money by the end of the year after piling up billions in third-quarter losses and burning through cash at an alarming rate. Ford sustained heavy losses, too. The situation is so severe, GM has suspended talks to acquire Chrysler and is appealing to the government for help

as the slumping economy drags cars sales to their lowest level in a quarter century. GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said the company will “take every action” possible to avoid bankruptcy.

Elsewhere ■ A hillside school in Haiti where roughly 500 students crowded into several floors collapsed during classes Friday, killing at least 30 people and injuring many more. Rescuers used bare hands to pull bleeding students from the wreckage.

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Roger Roland III taught a doozy of a life lesson I met Roger Roland III in June of 1973. That summer truly would be the best of times and the worst of times. Roger helped make it a little bit of both. We met when I was 16, on my first day working with the bricklaying crew down in Georgia. I won’t ever forget that day or the summer that followed. I drove across the Georgia line into Alabama to the job site early that first morning. Being the first there, I leaned against my 1965 red Chevy Nova and waited for the crew to arrive. It wasn’t long before I saw an old red truck in the distance raising dust half a mile high, heading up the long driveway leading to this two-story house on top of the hill. Two men were in the front of the truck – Red, the bossman who had hired me; and Brian Light, my big brother Tim’s best friend who had worked for this same crew a few years earlier. In the back were three others: crazy ol’ William; “Chain Gang” Hook; and Mr. Roger Roland. The red truck screeched to a halt, and Roger was the first to jump off the truck. He wore a Braves hat backwards and was singing his early morning anthem

Steven Bowen, a native of LaGrange, now lives and writes near Dallas, Texas. to the top of his lungs, “Corrina, Cor-rina … Corrina, Cor-rina … Corrina, Cor-rina …I love you sooooooooooooo …” The rest of the crew found the singing a bit much for 7 a.m. so they begged him to give it a rest. “What’d you do with thet money your mama gave ya?” laughed William, “because you sure didn’t take them sangin’ lessons the way she told you to.” Roger – who was about the biggest man I’d ever seen – ignored them as he jerked a wheelbarrow off of the truck, snarled, and turned the volume up a notch. Red and Brian and the rest watched and laughed. I thought I would laugh, too, as I leaned confidently against my red Nova. So I did. That was my first mistake of the summer. Roger saw me – apparently for the first time – and stopped dead in his tracks, and looked at me.

I stopped, too. I stopped laughing and I stopped breathing. They say life is measured by the moments that take your breath away. That happened recently at the birth of sweet Audry Lyn, my first granddaughter. But it happened a long time before that, on this fateful day in 1973. That may have been the first time I lived a hundred years in one single moment. Roger ambled up to me, with his head turned sideways and his forehead wrinkled, and hollered over to Red, “Have ya started hirin’ chil’ren now, Red? Because this one I’m looking at is nothin’ more than a baby-faced child!” He moved closer, examining me the whole way. By this time I was starting to turn blue. And I didn’t see breathing anywhere in my near future, either, because he had just gotten started. When he got to me, he raised his big ol’ paw of a hand and said, “Red, this one don’t ev’n shaaaaave yet!” As he spoke, he ran that big ol’ hand down the side of my face. It was the whitest hand I’d ever seen, stained that way from too many days of mixing mortar. And it was rougher than sandpaper. But there’s more: The last two fin-

gers on his right hand were webbed, like they had been welded together. All in all, it was enough to scare a young boy to death. My life passed before me; but, thankfully, it wouldn’t be the end, because right then Roger Roland threw his head back and laughed the strangest laugh I’d heard. That’s when I saw he didn’t have tooth one in his mouth, at least not in the front where I could see. It was like looking through a dark, black tunnel. But I figured – as scary as that was – that if he were laughing he was not going to kill me, so I managed to summon some air to my lungs once again. That day began a relationship that I’ll never forget. For one whole summer, Mr. Roger bossed me, fussed at me, told me when I did right and told me when I did wrong. He even taught me a little about romance as I had my heart broken by a sweet young lady four or five times that summer. Now, friends, you don’t know him as Roger Roland III. But if you’ve visited with me here long enough, you’ll recognize him by his nickname, Doosey. Over the years, I’ve shared many tales - each one a Doosey doozy. What you might not know is that

measured by the moments that take your breath away

” Doosey’s humor and bossing and timely fatherly advice made an indelible impression on a 16-yearold boy during a most difficult time of life. He was there as I had to say good-bye to a special person in my life. I’ve always appreciated Doosey for that. He also taught me one of life’s greatest lessons: He taught me that on that bricklaying job – unlike some other places in the world – there were no colors, no prejudice, no black and no white. The events of this week have reminded me again how much I learned from Doosey. Ah, Roger Roland III was quite a friend and a special mentor. And he was black. Readers may contact Steven Bowen at

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A big LaGrange Daily News salute to: The 26,118 Troup County voters who went to the polls for the 2008 presidential election. That was 66.8 percent of the eligible voters - not a record, percentage wise, but a record number, for sure. Never have so many voters cast ballots here in a single election. Consider this. In 1976, when native Georgian Jimmy Carter was on the ballot, a total of 13,025 voters went to the polls in Troup County, 68.5 percent of the 19,157 eligible. Just 32 years later, the number registered has doubled - and so has the number voting. Some of the increase is due to population growth, of course. But a big part of the change is newly registered voters. Consider again: Troup County’s population grew from an estimated 61,000 in 2004 to near 64,000 in 2008. In 2004, Troup had 35,146 registered voters; this year, 39,101. In 2004, 22,025 people voted; this year, 26,118. The voting gains clearly outpace the population increase, especially considering that births account for much of the growth - and those babies can’t vote yet. There’s no question that registration drives conducted this year put many new voters on the rolls. That’s been true before, but oftimes the newly registered didn’t vote. This time, many of the newly registered followed through and went to the polls. Credit excitement over the Barack Obama candidacy with much of that. Early voting played a role, too. Never has it been so convenient to vote. More than half the voters, in fact, went to the polls before Nov. 4. That put huge demands on elections personnel, and we are proud to say they responded admirably. Courthouse regulars and temporary workers labored hard and effectively, keeping the lines moving during the crush of early voting, treating all comers with courtesy and respect. Hats off to elections chief Donald Boyd, registrar Donna Williams and their staffs. American democracy is predicated on the “consent of the governed.” Those who participate in choosing the nation’s leaders are invested in the process. It means something to them. A lot of people participated this year, many for the first time. A real plus would be for this to translate into a more informed citizenry, a more involved populace. Remember, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain. And if you did vote - whether your candidate won or lost - now is the time to congratulate President-elect Obama and wish him well. We are all Americans and he is our chosen leader. His election is a history-making event in our country. His success has been celebrated around the world. Our responsibilities as Americans do not begin and end at the voting booth. Whether as ardent supporters or loyal opposition, staying involved in the process, pushing for whatever change you believe in, is everyone’s right and opportunity. Exercise it proudly.

“They say life is

Marriage wins in California In the middle of a Democratic victory of historic proportions, voters approved marriage amendments in California, Florida and Arizona. The victory in Florida was huge: 62 percent to 38 percent. The win in Arizona also was huge, since Arizona was, in 2006, the only state to ever vote against a marriage amendment. The win for Proposition 102 in Arizona (56 percent to 44 percent) makes it fair to say that marriage amendments are now undefeated – 30 for 30 – at the ballot box. And, by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, California voters became the first to overturn a state supreme court that tried to unilaterally impose same-sex marriage. Hollywood lost. The ACLU lost. Labor unions, straying from their core mission, lost. The folks who insist that only hatred and bigotry explains why people care so much about this thing called marriage lost. As did those alleged voices of tolerance who tried to smear good people in California with whom they disagree. They lost. The victory for marriage in California proves once again that when it comes to marriage there are no red states and blue states. An amazing and unlikely rainbow coalition of people of every race, color and creed came together, braved petty vandalism and even pettier insults and threats of retaliation to stand for an important truth: Unions of husband and wife really are unique, and they deserve their unique status in law and society. Marriage is founded in “biology not bigotry,” as a dissenting Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Peter Zarella wrote. But there is still unfinished business in California. In the waning days of the campaign, a group called aired a TV ad that featured Mormon missionaries knocking on the door of a home: “We’re from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day

Maggie Gallagher is a columnist with Universal Press Syndicate.

“California voters became the first to overturn a state supreme court that tried to unilaterally impose same-sex marriage.

” Saints,” the pair state. “We’re here to take away your rights.” The ad goes on to claim that members of the LDS church donated $20 million to Proposition 8. “That was too easy,” the two Mormon men say at the end. “What should we ban next?” Go see the ad “Home Invasion” online at Judge for yourself. But while you’re doing it, I’m going to ask you: Imagine that instead of Mormons, the ad featured two guys in yarmulkes and accused Jews of donating too much money for a cause they believed in. This was a truly vile and outrageous attempt to win a political election by exciting religious hatred against a minority faith community. The people who did this call themselves the voice of “a new era for progressive politics in California,” but they are running hate-inciting ads not seen in America since the Ku Klux Klan protested Catholic participation in political life. Courage Campaign claims its partners include mainstream democratic interest groups – not only, but the California Nurses Association and United Healthcare workers. What are nurses in California doing inciting religious hatred against Mormons? Do California nurses even know what was done in their name? Dianne Feinstein cut an ad against Proposition 8, asking voters to vote against discrimination, however they feel about marriage. So did Bill Clinton. California is not finished until these powerful political figures and forces repudiate the ad that has been bought and paid for in their name. Nobody in America should face a vicious attack on their faith community because as American citizens they exercised their basic civil rights to speak, vote and donate. The marriage debate will continue. Partisans will speak passionately. But sometimes we need to rise above our passions. Traditional marriage supporters should not endanger gay people. Gay marriage advocates should not incite this kind of religious hatred, especially against a vulnerable minority faith community. Please, for the sake of basic human decency and America’s best traditions, will some good liberals speak truth to power here?

An open letter to Mike Smith: The election is over, Mr. Smith. Your guy won. Your assumption that the disappearance of your precious Obama signs was the result of Republican skulduggery is typical Democrat whine. You whine when you lose and you whine when you win. It probably didn’t occur to you that your signs were probably taken by a bunch of adolescent vandals who don’t even know how to spell “Republican”. My neighbor had his McCain - Palin sign mutilated repeatedly, but it never occurred to me that some Democrat did it. You need to lighten up a bit, Mr. Smith. Can’t you just relax, secure in the knowledge that the sea is about to stop rising and the planet is about heal and everybody’s going to the Big Rock Candy Mountain? Perhaps you will only breathe easier if the skeleton crew of Republicans left in the Congress will all see the error of their ways and either commit suicide or become Democrats. You got The One elected. Congratulations to him and to you! Now why don’t you sit back, maybe take a Valium, and wait and see what our new president does. That’s what I’m doing (without the Valium). I think bad times are ahead, but I’ve decided that our magnificent nation can survive even the big O. Tom Weeks, B.A. , M.A. Dimwitted Conservative LaGrange

Always a thief Dear Editor: To the vandal(s) who stole our OBAMA yard sign: it's no great loss. We won! The sign only has an intrinsic value of five bucks. You can gain far more value over the course of the coming years if you study that sign every now and then. Reflect upon the image of the man behind it, a man who overcame every hurdle America could hurl at him to become the first black president-elect in our long and storied history. Sadly, whether you acted alone or were egged on by others, you'll always know in your heart of hearts what you are: a thief. Dolph & Jeannine Honicker LaGrange

Works both ways Dear Editor: Regarding political yard signs, perhaps the “varmints” that took Mike Smith’s signs are the same ones who came through my neighborhood. They must not be able to read because ours said “McCain and Palin.” Betty Bruce LaGrange

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Thyroid disorder causes fatigue DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 25-year-old female. For more than a year, I have been very tired, have gained weight, my menstrual cycles have been irregular or nonexistent some months, and I am very intolerant of the cold. This last feature is quite surprising, since I have never been bothered by the cold before. I have had my thyroid checked several times and was always told the readings were normal. Because of my doctor closing her practice, I was forced to select another primary-care physician. When I told him of my symptoms, he did blood thyroid work that came back abnormal. This lead to a scan with iodine uptake that was negative. When I visited him to go over the results, he decided to be governed by the blood-work results rather than the results of the scan. He prescribed medication that I now take every morning. So far, I haven’t seen any appreciable differ-



■ Dr. Gott ence, but the medication is quite new. Can I expect a reduction or disappearance of symptoms if I keep taking my Synthroid? DEAR READER: The thyroid gland makes and stores hormones that help regulate body temperature, blood pressure readings and the rate at which the heart beats. Each patient differs in response time to the medication. Generally speaking, you should notice positive results within three weeks, while more difficult cases can take longer. From everything you told me, you are exhibiting the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism, the most common thyroid abnormality. To get the ball rolling, a physician will generally order laboratory testing. Following that, a scan can determine whether the gland

is producing hormones. To complicate the issue, there are instances when the results of the scan are questionable. When this occurs, medication with hormonereplacement therapy (HRT), a synthetic hormone, can be prescribed. The medication is prescribed throughout the lifetime of the patient with hypothyroidism. I commend your physician for being so thorough. It appears you made a successful transition from the previous physician you were seeing to a new one who was more aggressive in getting to the bottom of your issue. To give you more extensive information, I am sending you a copy of my new Health Report “Thyroid Abnormalities.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a selfaddressed, stamped No. 10 envelope and $2 to Newsletter, PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Because you’re tired, bored or disinterested, this could be one of those days when all you’ll do is rock back and forth with regard to the course of action you should be taking. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You’ll get a perfect opportunity to forgive a person who has offended you, but it will be up to you to do so. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Proceed cautiously when dealing with someone about whom you know little, especially if your business with this person has something to do with finances. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Harmony of purpose should be the No. 1 priority between you and your mate regarding an important objective.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — A bad attitude about a distasteful chore will make the job intolerable. You’ll be sure to find a way to prove you are right about whatever it is you think is wrong with the job. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Lady Luck is taking the day off, so don’t depend on her to bail you out of a selfinflicted complication. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — There’s a strong chance that you could be the one who instigates something that provokes a family dispute. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Even if your helpers aren’t doing things the way you’d like, be careful how you handle the situation. If your comments are caustic, don’t be surprised if it costs you their support.

■ Horoscope MARMADUKE


■ Crossword


THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

VYNER ©2008 Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



GUFSNU Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

Print answer here: Yesterday’s

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008 SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unless you are properly disciplined, you are going to waste your resources and the opportunity to get things done. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) — Co-workers can be led but not driven, so take care how you talk to them. Treat them as you’d like to be treated, and consider their feelings before bossing them around. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) — If all you can do is worry about how things will turn out, you’ll never get anything done. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Follow your better judgment if it is warning you against doing something, and don’t allow yourself to be intimidated by peer pressure.


(Answers Monday) THICK LOCKET HEIFER Jumbles: GUMBO Answer: What the boxer depended on when he went fishing — THE RIGHT “HOOK”

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Sa tu r d a y

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■ Franklin Forest Elementary School

■ Writer’s Corner Here are writing submissions from students at Hogansville Elementary School. Meredith Baswell Kim Holstun’s Kindergarten class (Her teacher typed it as Meredith wrote it, then translated the way she read it.) I am selsp kus I go to HiBadeth. Where do I go when I have no yetoes to go. I go to the roc ov my sarvas. Meredith read it like this: I am so happy because I go to Highland Baptist. Where do

I go when I have nowhere else to go? I go to the rock of my salvation.

The Green Hand by Nick White Vicky Standley's Fifth-grade class

Jeff Lukken visited Franklin Forest Elementary and spoke to the second-grade classes about his job as mayor of LaGrange. The students learned where LaGrange and Troup County are located in the state of Georgia as well as learning about the roles and responsibilities of being a mayor. The students learned that they are the boss of the mayor and participated in a mock City Council meeting. After the presentation the students were able to ask Lukken questions which he answered.

■ LaGrange High School As part of a monthly recognition program, 21 LaGrange High School freshmen were named Granger Stars. Teachers nominate students for the award based on good behavior, good attitude, effor t, and improvement. Winners are announced during the monthly freshman assembl,y at which select senior class members give motivational speeches. Seniors Amber Alford, left, and Gabby Callaway, right, spoke to the assembly on the topic of integrity. The Granger Star program is organized by the LHS Graduation Team made up of faculty and staff members as well as community volunteers.

One day two boys were playing a soccer game. Their names were Kyle and Guy. They were on a haunted soccer field. They were running super speed to the ball. As soon as they got to the haunted ball, then a green hand came out. They got really scared and they tried to get out. Kyle was running as fast as a cougar but the green hand grabbed his leg and pulled him underground. The green hand came back up from the ground. Guy was a fast person so he ran. The green hand was everywhere at the same time! It grabbed

■■■ Here are writing submissions from students at Hollis Hand Elementary School. Dogs By Lance Edward Hoppe Nancy Mann’s Fifth-grade class

■ Callaway Elementary School Troup County Schools Superintendent Ed Smith gave words of encouragement at Callaway Elementary's first Student Ambassador recognition program. For ty four th- and fifthgraders who were chosen by their teachers based on good character, conduct, academic performance and willingness to help others, were inducted into the club. Because the school is new, the official name for this program will be announced later.

There are many dogs. But the best is the Golden Retriever. They play when you are happy, They comfort you when you’re sad. They yawn when you are tired. But most of all, I’m telling you, That they, and other dogs, no matter what breed they may be, They all are man’s best friend. I wrote this poem because I am a huge dog lover, and I’ve always wanted a Golden retriever of my own. But so far that dream has not come true. Also, thanks to all the golden retrievers out there, for inspiring me to write this poem! Lance Hoppe ■■■ Reflection’s on being a fifth-grader By Jenna Conrad Andrea Trainer’s Fifth-grade class What It Means To Be a Fifth-Grader at Hollis Hand

■ Gardner Newman Middle School

him and yanked him under. The soccer game was over. Kyle and Guy tried to fight the green hand. They got away and came out of the ground. They went home. When they got home, they ate a bowl of noodles. Right as they took a bite, “Boom!” No more Kyle and Guy. The green hand strikes again!

Being a fifth-grader at Hollis Hand means a lot to me. I have been at Hollis Hand for six years! I don't want to leave because everybody cares about our education. Teachers make learning fun! Being a fifth-grader means we have to be responsible and we are role models for the younger children. It also means we are about to go to middle school. Yikes! All six years have flown by in the blink of an eye! I hope and know fifth grade will be a fantastic fun year! ■■■ Happy Thoughts By Brandon Moncus Pamela Pardue’s Fifth-grade class What makes me happy? What makes me happy? Saturday makes me happy because college football is on all day on ESPN, ABC, CBS, ESPN2, and on NBC. The team I watch every Saturday is Alabama. The reason I love Alabama is because they are a great football team with stars like halfback Glenn Coffee, quarterback John Parker Wilson, left tackle Andre Smith and free safety Rashad Johnson. Plus, they have the best coach in college football, Nick Saban. That’s why I love Saturdays. Roll Tide Roll.

■ Mountville Elementary

Eighth-grade Georgia history classes at Gardner Newman Middle School held a mock election Monday, with the majority vote going to Barack Obama. Students studied the voting process in class and then lined up to cast their votes in private, just as many of their parents did on election day. Other students served as poll workers to assist students with their voting experience. Third-grader Kelley Carlisle tries her luck in the money machine as students who were the top sellers of Mountville Elementary School's recent PTO fundraiser were treated to a special party. The PTO raises money to help fund field trips and other educational activities.

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Football Georgia at Kentucky, 12:30 p.m., Raycom Sports


■ Prep football: Callaway 21, Pike County 14

Champion Cavs Callaway beats Pike to secure region title By Ross Johnson Sports Writer

Photo by Eddie Sherrer

The Callaway High football players celebrate with the Region5-AA-championship trophy after beating Pike County 21-14.

ZEBULON – Rain poured on the Callaway Cavaliers as they trudged into the locker room, trailing for the first time all season at halftime of the Region 5-AA championship game at undefeated Pike County High. That’s when Cavaliers head coach Pete Wiggins got his players fired up. “I told them, ‘You seniors have worked too hard, you’ve paid all your dues. Don’t let this slip away,’” Wiggins said. The Cavaliers responded – to the tune of the school’s first-ever region championship. Down 14-7, the Cavaliers reeled of two second-half touchdowns from seniors

Demetrius Head and Tharius Tigner and shut out the Pirates’ offense, giving Callaway the 21-14 win. The Cavaliers will have the region’s No. 1 seed and home field advantage through at least the first three rounds of the playoffs. It was a sweet moment for the entire team and its hundreds of fans who made the one hour trek to Zebulon. As Wiggins accepted the first-place trophy in the post game ceremony, the game’s most valuable player in TignWiggins er hoisted it and carried it to his teammates, who were jubilantly celebrating with fans Pike’s home turf. “This is as big as it gets,” Wiggins said.



It’s another classic

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LaGrange running back Ocie Salter is brought down during the first half of Friday’s game.

Sarah Joy McFadden / Daily News

LaGrange High’s Joseph Mansour made a 55-yard field goal to give his team a 17-14 victory over Troup.

Mansour’s kick lifts Grangers By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor

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Troup running back Jacorius Cotton dives for extra yardage during Friday’s game. Cotton had a 5-yard touchdown run in the first half that gave his team a 7-0 lead.

■ College soccer

The snap was true, the hold was perfect, and the kick was flawless. Joseph Mansour split the uprights with a 55-yard field goal Friday night to give the LaGrange Grangers a 17-14 victory over the rival Troup Tigers at a packed Callaway Stadium. Mansour Mansour’s kick came with 5:44 left on the clock, and LaGrange’s defense took over from there, keeping the Tigers from getting a first down

on their final two possessions. Moments before Mansour made his game-winner, he converted a field goal from 50 yards, but a penalty on the Grangers negated the kick. The Grangers were backed up five yards to the 38-yard line, but Mansour knew he had the leg to make it from that distance. “I was pretty confident,” Mansour said. “I made the first one, and I just had to kick it again.” LaGrange head coach Steve Pardue didn’t hesitate to give Mansour another shot after the penalty.



Callaway High cheerleaders

Panthers fall in GSAC semis From staff reports

LaGrange College’s men’s soccer team fell one victory short of a spot in the Great South Athletic Conference championship game. The homestanding Panthers lost to Piedmont 1-0 in Friday’s semifinal game. Piedmont and Maryville will play for the conference crown today at 4 p.m. Maryville, the No. 1 seed, beat Huntingdon 6-0 on Friday. The LaGrange-Piedmont game was very tight from the start, with both sides trading shots. Piedmont jumped ahead in the 18th minute when Jon Reinert connected on a header after a corner kick from Jorge Pradilla. The goal was all the Lions would need to seal the victory.

LaGrange had several opportunities to score but could not manage to put the ball in the goal. The Panthers finished the game with 15 shots, while Piedmont had 14. Panther goalkeeper Ben Rollins finished the game with four saves. The Panthers finished with a 3-13-1 record, including a 1-6 record in conference play. In the women’s tournament, top-seeded Maryville beat Agnes Scott 7-2 on Friday, while second-seeded Spelman blanked Piedmont 1-0. Maryville and Spelman will play at 1 p.m. today for the conference crown. LaGrange College’s women’s team fell to Agnes Scott 2-1 last week in a quarterfinal game.

The Callaway High cheerleading team finished first at the Region 5-AA cheerleading competition. Callaway will compete in the state meet in Columbus today. Front from left are Callie Weaver, Taylor Berryhill, Lindsay Bass (captain), Maya Cameron, Hillary Caswell (captain), Morgan Sikes (co-captain) and Carmen Cox. Back from left are Krystin Bradley, Krissy Allen, Alysse Stribling,Kaitlyn Gilbert, Nautica Stephens, Danesha Troy, Kaitlyn Gaddy, Calyn Reynolds, Kristen Johnson.


10 - Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 ■ Scoreboard Sports on TV Today AUTO RACING Noon SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Hefty Odor Block 200, at Avondale, Ariz. 1:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, at Avondale, Ariz. 3 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, at Avondale, Ariz. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Hefty Odor Block 200, at Avondale, Ariz. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — Michigan at Minnesota ESPN2 — Ohio St. at Northwestern FSN — Baylor at Texas 12:30 p.m. VERSUS — Colorado at Iowa St. 3:30 p.m. ABC — Regional coverage, Penn St. at Iowa, Clemson at Florida St. or Oklahoma at Texas A&M CBS — Alabama at LSU ESPN — Regional coverage, Penn St. at Iowa or Clemson at Florida St. FSN — Stanford at Oregon 7 p.m. FSN — Kansas St. at Missouri 8 p.m. ABC — Regional coverage, Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech or California at Southern Cal ESPN — Notre Dame at Boston College ESPN2 — Florida at Vanderbilt GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Children’s Miracle Network Classic, third round, at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 4 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour Championship, third round, at McKinney, Texas (same-day tape) 1 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, SBC Champions, final round, at Shanghai, China (delayed tape) RODEO 9 p.m. VERSUS — PBR, World Finals, sixth round, at Las Vegas

Prep football Friday’s Scores Alexander 21, McIntosh 0 Allatoona 40, Murray County 21 Apalachee 23, Salem 7 Appling County 35, Benedictine Military 7 Armuchee 28, Gordon Central 27 Athens Academy 34, Social Circle 3 Athens Christian 35, Lakeview Academy 6 Baldwin 21, Thomson 7 Bremen 31, Bowdon 7 Brookstone 28, Schley County 7 Brunswick 30, Statesboro 29, OT Buford 34, Greater Atlanta Christian 6 Calhoun 28, Pepperell 27 Callaway 21, Pike County 14 Camden County 31, Bradwell Institute 0 Campbell 31, Alpharetta 10 Cartersville 30, Ringgold 14 Cedar Shoals 17, Conyers Heritage 0 Cedartown 34, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 19 Centennial 28, Wheeler 0 Central-Macon 34, Putnam County 0 Chamblee 14, Miller Grove 0 Charlton County 20, McIntosh County Academy 0 Chattahoochee 21, Duluth 14 Chattahoochee County 46, Webster County 8 Clarke Central 19, Madison County 7

Commerce 22, Prince Avenue Christian 12 Cook 49, Early County 14 Coosa 17, Sonoraville 8 Creekview 69, Chestatee 35 Dacula 28, Meadow Creek 3 Darlington 28, Trion 7 Dougherty 21, Perry 7 Dublin 13, Jefferson County 12 Dunwoody 20, St. Pius X 14 Eagle’s Landing 35, Columbus 14 East Laurens 28, Dodge County 14 Eastside 34, Franklin County 0 Etowah 44, Harrison 21 Evans 27, Richmond Academy 10 Gainesville 27, Flowery Branch 13 George Walton 16, Gatewood 7 Glenn Hills 47, Butler 8 Grayson 40, Central Gwinnett 7 Greenbrier 59, Redan 57 Greenville 12, Marion County 6 Groves 26, Jenkins 12 Harris County 10, Americus Sumter 7 Henry County 45, Jasper County 7 Hephzibah 35, Cross Creek 14 Hillgrove 43, Dalton 29 Holy Spirit 27, John Milledge 7 Jackson 16, Spalding 7 Jefferson 48, East Jackson 0 Johnson County 45, Claxton 20 Johnson-Savannah 18, Savannah 6 Kennesaw Mountain 28, Marietta 0 LaGrange 17, Troup County 14 Lakeside-Evans 35, Josey 7 Landmark Christian 42, Mt. Pisgah Christian 7 Laney 32, Southeast Bulloch 0 Lassiter 21, Roswell 7 Loganville 19, Winder-Barrow 7 Lovett 48, Decatur 27 Lowndes 35, Warner Robins 14 Marist 48, Lakeside-DeKalb 0 McEachern 37, Cherokee 12 Mill Creek 35, South Forsyth 0 Milton 14, Kell 7 Model 17, Adairsville 14 Newnan 12, East Coweta 0 Norcross 17, Collins Hill 3 North Atlanta 24, Druid Hills 14 North Clayton 25, Dutchtown 20 North Cobb 7, South Cobb 0 North Hall 35, Lumpkin County 17 North Oconee 21, Fannin County 14, OT Northeast-Macon 51, Greene County 7 Northgate 24, Banneker 21 Northside-Warner Robins 31, Colquitt County 7 Oconee county 41, Morgan County 12 Parkview 7, Brookwood 0 Peach County 38, Crisp County 7 Peachtree Ridge 19, North Gwinnett 7 Pebblebrook 40, Mundy’s Mill 6 Piedmont 38, Harvester Christian Academy 13 Ridgeland 28, Carrollton 13 Riverdside Military Academy 33, Dawson County 0 Rockdale County 28, Monroe Area 15 Rockmart 40, Chattooga 34 Sandy Creek 23, Villa Rica 0 Sequoyah 21, Hiram 14 South Effingham 32, Wayne County 0 South Gwinnett 14, Berkmar 9 Southwest Georgia Academy 42, Howard 10 Spencer 12, Jordan 0 Stephens County 35, Jackson County 0 Tattnall Square 37, Southland 14 Thomas County Central 13, Bainbridge 7, OT Thomas Jefferson 51, Covenant 15 Thomasville 21, Fitzgerald 15 Tift County 30, Coffee County 27 Towers 18, Therrell 3 Tucker 49, Forsyth Central 0 Turner County 34, Hawkinsville 3 Upson-Lee 7, Jones County 0 Valdosta 17, Houston County 0 Walton 24, Pope 14 West Forsyth 48, West Hall 7 Westminster 14, Blessed Trinity 10 Westside-Macon 37, Hardaway 0 White County 40, Gilmer 0 Whitefield Academy 20, Eagle’s Landing Christian 17 Wilcox County 37, Irwin County 7 Windsor Forest 12, Beach 0 Woodstock 27, East Paulding 16 Woodward Academy 41, Woodland Stockbridge 0

Can Wildcats relive victory? LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Ventrell Jenkins saw the tears in Jacob Tamme’s eyes, and knew it wasn’t just another game. Walking into the tunnel at raucous Commonwealth Stadium two years ago following Kentucky’s stunning 24-20 upset over Georgia, the then-sophomore defensive lineman caught the normally reserved Tamme — a junior tight end at the time — letting go after the Wildcats’ first win over the Bulldogs in a decade. “I knew it was special then,” Jenkins said. “After that win, that’s when we came together and no longer accepted moral victories. It brought us to a point in this program where we understood what it“takes to win big games.” The win helped propel the Wildcats into a bowl game and ignited the program’s resurgence under coach Rich Brooks. Kentucky is 179 since that chilly November afternoon when the fans tore down the goal posts and tried – unsuccessfully – to carry the 285-pound Jenkins off the field. A win over the suddenly reeling 14th-ranked Bulldogs (7-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) would probably be met with a more sedate celebration, perhaps a sign of how far the Wildcats (63) have come anl how quickly the preseason No. 1 team has fallen. The Bulldogs were humbled 49-10 by Florida last weekend, the kind of whipping the Wildcats know all too well. The Gators pummeled Kentucky 63-5 on Oct. 25, the kind of resounding defeat that Brooks worried could derail a promising season. Yet the Wildcats rallied with a warts-and-all 14-13 win over Mississippi State that made them bowl eligible for the third straight year

■ Georgia — the first time that’s happened since the 1950s. “Vhis team over“the last three years has been doing a lot of first-in-a longtime type things. I think (beating Georgia) was just one step in that direction,” Brooks said. “It was a significant step because it was a team that we hadn’t beaten in quite awhile. There are still a lot of those guys (teams) out there.” Maybe, but the Wildcats would like to turn beating the Bulldogs into a habit. They’ve done a decent job against Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford, ripping his helmet off and leaving him with a busted lip and a little bump on his head during the win two years ago, a game Stafford called the lowest point of his career. “The coaches actually showed (me the tape) the other day, it was pretty funny looking,” Stafford said. “The swollen face. It was bad.” Last week’s woeful performance against the Gators wasn’t much better. The Bulldogs were pushed around by the Gators as Stafford threw three interceptions to end any outside shot they had at an SEC crown and a national title. Now the BUlldogs can simply hope to restore a little order in the SEC universe, starting with the Wildcats. Georgia has owned Kentucky for decades and leads the series 48-11-2. Then again, the Bulldogs know they’re not in a position to take anything for granted. “I’m glad we have a 12:30 kickoff,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “The sooner the better for us. We have to get back to work and get



“There was no doubt if he could hit it he would make it in my mind,” Pardue said. “I thought it might be our only chance to get three.” Matt Pauley made the snap, and Rodney Tolbert got the hold down. Pauley was filling in for the regular long snapper, John Jackson, who was out with an injury. “Without the snap and without the hold, I couldn’t have done it,” said Mansour’s, whose kick probably had at least 5 yards of clearance. Troup got the ball twice more in the closing minutes with a chance to move down the field, but LaGrange’s defense was up to the task. The game effectively ended when the Tigers failed to convert on a fourthand-16 from their own 13. Tolbert, the Grangers’ quarterback, took a knee and the clock ran out. “It was a great ballgame,” LaGrange linebacker Demetri Merritt said. “I think Troup was real physical, but we were physical, too. Our defense played really good. The offense, they scored 17 points. I can’t argue with that.” LaGrange (8-2) will host a playoff game next week after finishing second in Region 2-AAA, while Troup (4-6) will visit top-ranked Cairo after taking the fourth spot in the region. For Troup, it was the latest in a long line of heart-breaking losses. Outside of a lop-sided setback against Carver, Troup’s other five losses were by a combined 16 points. “They’ll come back,” Troup head coach Bubba Jeter said. “They’ve been stepped on and squeezed and spit on, and everything else. They keep bouncing back. They don’t quit.” For LaGrange, it’s a nice way to head into the playoffs, and it eases the pain of last week’s 24-0 loss to Carver in the region-championship game. “I’m proud of these kids for bouncing back after a disappointing loss last week,” Pardue said. “I feel like it gives us a lot of momentum.” The Grangers led 14-7 at the half, with Tolbert throwing touchdown passes of 14 yards to Pauley and 13 yards to David Earl. LaGrange scored the final 14 points of the half after Jacorius Cotton gave Troup the early lead with a 5-yard scoring run. Troup tied it early in the fourth quarter, with Brandon Worle bulling his way into the end zone from 1 yard out and Russell Dougherty converting the extra point. After LaGrange went three-and-out, Mansour’s 55-yard punt pinned Troup back at its 15-yard line. Troup couldn’t move the ball, and LaGrange got the ball at the Tigers’ 37yard line after a short punt. The Grangers ended up backing up a yard from there, but it didn’t matter.


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0 14 0 3 - 17 7 0 0 7 - 14 First T – Jacorius Cotton 5 run (Russell Dougherty kick), 3:16 Second L – Matt Pauley 32 pass from Rodney Tolbert (Joseph Mansour kick), 9:42 L – David Earl 13 pass from Tolbert (Joseph Mansour kick), :25 Fourth T – Brandon Worle 1 run (Dougherty kick), 9:19 L – Mansour 55 field goal, 5:44 The Grangers only had about 10 yards of offense in the second half, but they found a way to win, and that’s all that mattered. “Give Troup credit. They played a great football game,” Pardue said. “But I was proud of our kids how we hung in.” Troup struck first in the game. After both teams swapped three-andouts, Troup began its second possession from its own 39. With Cotton doing most of the work, with a 10-yard completion from Jaquante Holloway to Marcus Williams helping out as well, the Tigers moved the ball steadily down the field. Moments after Cotton picked up a first down with a 5-yard run, he scored from 5 yards out with 3:16 left in the first quarter. Dougherty converted the extra point, and Troup was up 7-0. LaGrange answered with an impressive 15-play, 70-yard touchdown drive. Running back Ocie Salter ran the ball seven times for 39 yards on the drive, including a 6-yard gain on fourth down from the Troup 29-yard line. Tolbert capped the drive with a bullet pass to Pauley just past the goal line. Mansour’s kick tied the game with 9:42 left in the half.

The Grangers had the ball deep in Troup territory when they got the ball back, but they were forced to punt when Tolbert was sacked at the 40yard line. Mansour’s punt was downed just inches from the goal line. Troup got out of the shadow of its goal line on a 17-yard run from quarterback Eric Bridges, but the Tigers were forced to punt from their own 20. The Grangers took over at the Troup 46 with 2:09 left, and Tolbert found Earl for a 28-yard completion on second down. After a Salter 5-yard run, Tolbert threw a fade pass into the right corner of the end zone, and Earl came up with the catch. Mansour’s kick was true, and the Grangers led 14-7 with 25 seconds left in the half. “I was thinking just take a couple of shots at the end zone, and if it didn’t work out kick a field goal,” Pardue said. “David just made an unbelievable catch right there.” Troup’s tying touchdown in the second half was set up by a special-teams miscue by the Grangers. The snap to Mansour was high on a punt attempt, and he was tackled for a 5-yard loss, giving Troup the ball at the Grangers’ 32. Bridges found Williams for a 9-yard completion on third down to keep the drive alive at the LaGrange 22. Worle had runs of 7 and 4 yards to get the ball to the 11. After a LaGrange penalty, Troup had the ball on the 7, and three more running plays moved the ball to the 1. Facing a fourth-and-goal, Worle got the call, and after getting hit at the line of scrimmage he powered his way across the goal line. Dougherty made the extra point, and the game was tied 14-14 with 9:19 left. From there, it was LaGrange’s defense and Mansour that made the difference.

Callaway 21, Pike County 14


“This is what you work for.” The game had a frustrating start for Callaway. The Cavaliers fumbled on their opening possession – which would become a common theme in the matchup – and it was recovered by the Pirates. Pike set out on a sevenplay, 55-yard drive that included a 12-yard thirddown conversion. Running back Jessie Briscoe plunged in on a 4-yard score and the Pirates were ahead 7-0. Callaway responded quickly. Sophomore running back Quan Bray took a handoff on the Cavaliers’ next play from scrimmage and raced 80 yards for a score. Bray finished with 133 yards on 12 attempts. Josh Ham’s extra point tied the game at seven. For the rest of the first half, Pike dominated. The Pirate defense did a valiant job of bottling up Tigner and Bray, and Heard only attempted one pass. Pike’s offense, led by quarterback Kody Adams, converted three third-and-

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LaGrange High’s Sandtron Harrell makes a play during Friday’s game.

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First quarter P – Jessie Briscoe 4 run, (PAT good) 6:52 C – Quan Bray 80 run, (Josh Ham kick good) 6:38 Second Quarter

P – Bret Car ter 20 pass from Kody Adams, (PAT good) 9:52 Fourth Quarter C – Quantavious Leslie 26 pass from Demetrius Heard, (Ham kick good) 11:27 C – Tharius Tigner 1 run, (Ham kick good) 6:59

long conversions on an eight-play drive in the second quarter. Adams competed a 20yard pass to wide receiver Bret Carter on third-and-7 for the Pirates’ second score of the night. The extra point gave Pike a 14-7 advantage. The third quarter also started rough for the Cavaliers. Callaway received the kickoff, but went three-andout and was forced to punt. The Cavaliers’ next possession showed signs of life from the normally explosive Callaway offense. Starting on its own 10yard line, Callaway drove the ball all the way to the Pike 20-yard line before personal foul and intentional grounding penalties knocked the Cavs out of field goal range. Although no points came

out of it, the promising drive sparked the offense. After Callaway forced Pike into a three-and-out, Callaway drove down the field in six plays and capped it off with a 26-yard scoring strike from Heard to wide receiver Quantavious Leslie with 11:27 left in the fourth quarter. Ham’s extra point was true to tie the score at 14, and the Cavaliers seized the momentum. Backup running back Bernard ‘Tub” Phillips was a key contributor on the scoring drive. Phillips finished with 58 rushing yards on five carries, and also caught two balls for 47 yards. After the ensuing Pike drive went backward, Tigner ripped off a 30-yard run to the Pirates’ 1-yard line,

where the senior scored on the next play. Tigner finished with 96 yards on 15 carries. Ham knocked the kick through to give the Cavaliers a 21-14 lead with just under seven minutes to play, and it was all the points they would need. The next Pike possession would fail miserably. A host of Cavaliers sacked Adams on first down, and the Pirates couldn’t recover. Pike was forced to punt, which was downed at the Callaway 6-yard line. From there on, a steady dose of Tigner, Bray, Heard and Phillips was able to run out the clock and give the Cavs a region title, although there were some scares. On second-and-2 from the Callaway 14-yard line, Heard fumbled a pitch, but was able quickly pounce on it. Later, Heard would fumble again, only for it to be retained by the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers weren’t as fortunate in the first half when they lost two fumbles. “I think it was because of the rain, because we haven’t fumbled like that before,” Tigner said.

Another huge game for Jackets CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina and Georgia Tech are stuck in the muddled mess of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division standings. Both the 19th-ranked Tar Heels and No. 22Jackets know the only way to come out on top is to keep winning. When they meet today, the teams find themselves among five two-loss teams in the race to reach the league championship game. There are only a hanlful of chances left to push forward or make up for any earlier-season slipups, which could have the division come down to a bunch of tiebreakers unless a team emerges from the pack. “I think everybody is kind of in situation where you control your own destiny,” North Carolina coach Butch Davis. “If you play well, good things

have a chance to happen, and if you don’t, they won’t.” The Tar Heels (6-2, 2-2 ACC) entered their bye week enjoying their most successful season since 1997 and their first bowl eligibility in four years. Yet they say none of that matters compared to what awaits coming out of the break, from ensuring their first winning season since 2001 to making good on the preseason expectations that they would contend for the division title. Their two losses have come against Virginia and Virginia Tech, so they would need those teams to lose even if North Carolina managed to win out thanks to head-to-head tiebreakers. That could be a tough task considering the Tar Heels’ final month includes a trip to No. 23 Maryland, a home

game against North Carolina State and the finale at improving Duke. A loss to the Yellow Jackets (7-2, 4-2) would add another team to North Carolina’s standings loss-watch list. “We’d all be lying if we told you we didn’t know who needed to lose,” quarterback Cameron Sexton said. “We all know that. I think generally, we do a good job of not paying attention to it, because if we don’t win, it doesn’t matter.” The Yellow Jackets’ are in similar position; both of their losses came against the Cavaliers and Hokies. They close their ACC schedule next week at home against Miami. “We can’t worry about what other teams are doing to help us or hurt us,” Georgia Tech defensive end Michael Johnson said.

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Three bedroom KIA Workers Three bedroom Two Bath Four Bedrooms 1.5 bath The Gardens 1322 Greenville Street Only minutes from 108 Sir Lancelot Apartments $675 Month work site, completely $695 a month. Two bedroom, two $550 Deposit remodel and furnished Move in special with bath. 706-957-0007 enjoy your privacy and first month rent free. Corporate units also 229 Rutland Circle relax better than motel Reference available Two bedroom, one living. check required. 706(706) 883-8728 Like New bath, $650 monthly. Three months lease re402-4408 Call Monday through Three Bedroom LARGE quired. 706-884-4492 Friday two bath in Hummingbird ONE BEDROOM Manufactured Estates in Hogansville. 4000 fenced yard, semi-fur- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 706Housing 1300 square feet and dounished. Credit/ deposit. 883-6306. RESORT LIVING ble garage. $750 monthly, $395. 706-518-8869 NEAR $500 deposit. 706-333Brand New Home Rentals PINE MOUNTAIN. 8336 307 Preakness A Winning TWO BEDROOM Three bedrooms, two Three bedroom Location ONE BATH For Rent baths $900 a month Crest Club Two bath HOUSE. House Near 706-302-3000 Apartments $650 706-594-8215 West Point Lake * AFFORDABLE 88 Horace Carter Road 706-882-0151 216 Hearthstone ONE, TWO 706-882-3154 BRAND NEW HOME Drive & THREE BEDHOUSES FOR 307 Preakness Drive Three bedroom $725 ROOMS RENT $900 monthly. 706-884-1308 *FIREPLACES TWO BEDROOM at (706)302-3000 AVAILABLE. 11 Louise Street www.spinksandyates TWO FULL BATH * PLAYGROUND Two bedroom $450 .com absolutely no pets. 844 Newton Road *BEAUTIFUL LAND706-302-7221 706-883-1111 706-812-0056 Three bedroom two SCAPE bath near West Point Nice in town location *WALKING DISHobbiest Dream FURNISHED Lake. $800 rent $600 No Pets TANCE FROM Pine Mountain Area NICE, CLEAN deposit 706-957-0644 Deposit and References VALLEY SPORTThree Acres Two bedroom. Required SPLEX 1800 Foot Three bed884-7747. $850 a month THREE BEDROOM *10 MINS FROM KIA room, two bath, 1600 706-884-3462 TWO BATH CALL foot work place, 3350 Sales on one acre, $660 334-756-8400 foot open air barn. RENT TO OWN monthly, plus deposit. $875 a month $1000 Nice Double Wide Nice Clean LAGRANGE 850-819-6033 deposit 706-412-7019 In Mountville area Duplex 2200 Mooty Bridge Three bedroom One bedroom convent three bedroom, one House for Rent Hogansville Two bath in town location. bath. $450 Homes in LaGrange On 3/4 acre No pets HOGANSVILLE $600/$800 Three bedrooms, with 706-412-0156 706-594-1054 106 Marshall 616-648-8126 two full baths, family Two bedrooms. $450 room with fireplace, New Custom Home 6000 rent. Employment kitchen, and laundry NICE ONE Three bedroom, three 400 Poplar Street room. If you’re interBEDROOM bath, plus bonus one bedroom $225. ested in renting please with all appliances. room, porches. 207 West Main Accounting / e-mail Heritage Square on Decorator fixtures One bedroom $225. sheila.maxey@yahoo Financial Youngs Mill Road. and finishes. (706)302-6713 .com or call Mandy at $430, $250 deposit. Signature Homes 404-243-5236. Corporate 882-1771, 333-8336 706-884-8642 Three Bedroom Controller Two Bath 111 Alton Drive. NOW LEASIn Sivell Acres. Two bedroom Three bedroom one bath. ING!!!!! One bath $695. monthly/ $600.De- Recently Remodeled. wanted for Come and Enjoy $875 monthly. $875 Central heat and air posit the Winning recycling plant in 884-6900 deposit plus $500 per month Lifestyle LaGrange. The Verandas References. Call 706706-402-5632 Experience with at the Venue 523-1702 . 300 South Page *ONE, TWO & THREE Quick Books Pro HOUSES FOR RENT Street SPACIOUS BED247 Rutland For Rent or Sale and MS Office a Three Bedrooms, Two ROOMS Circle.Three bedroom Baths, $1000/month and Large three bedroom must. *QUIET ENVIRONone bath fenced yard $1000 Security Deposit. 2.5 bath MENT and storage house. Please call 706.523.0096 With extra storage on a Full knowledge of *WASHER/DRYER $750 monthly. $500 or 706.523.1683. large wooded lot Accounts CONNECTIONS deposit. with tons of privacy. receivable, *24 HOUR EMER203 Mimosa Convenient location, GENCY MAINTE- 2191 Greenville Road, accounts payable Terrace three bedroom, one one mile out Mooty NANCE four bedroom, and bath, close to I-85. Bridge Road. $900 per *MINUTES FROM three bath, 2,500 $725 monthly. $500 month or flexible general ledger VALLEY SPORTsquare foot, LHS. deposit. purchase terms. SPLEX required. $975 monthly. 706706-302-5258 Pets ok. 706-302-3500 *10 MINUTES FROM 882-0341 KIA Stop Looking Start Living 334-756-6001

107 North Dawson Three bedroom $475 a month 706-884-4923

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Commercial 3500 Square Foot former Pizza Parlor in Publix Center on Commerce Avenue $12 per square foot. 602-380-8080 Commercial Office Space High traffic area near Downtown LaGrange 1000 square feet units up to 4000 square feet units. Great off-street parking Very nice condition Recently renovated all interiors and exteriors. J. Anderson Properties LLC 706-882-1393 Middleton Insurance Agency Prime office space for lease. High traffic, 1100-3400 square feet. 706-957-4955

Houses for Rent 118 Westover Trail Three bedroom, Two bath. $795 Rent $500 Deposit. 706-885-0929. Three bedroom One Bath 127 Hubbard Road $695 a month. Move in special first month rent free. References check required. 706-402-4408 1308 New Franklin Rd Two bedroom, two bath remodeled home. Holiday Special November and December $495 then $530 Call Mallory Realty 706-884-3336 or 404273-8447

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preparation helpful. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume with references and salary history to organicmatters@ or fax to 863 804 0133. Child / Elderly Care Mature Female Needs same to live in and provide some care. Nice home, room and board. References and Background check Required 706-333-8680 Leave message 706-333-8680

Clerical Office Manager Loyd Presbyterian Church has an immediate opening for a part-time Office Manager. 20 hours per week. Applicants should have good administrative skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher. Apply by sending resume to: Loyd Presbyterian Church 550 Upper Glass Bridge Road LaGrange, GA 30240

Help Wanted General Action Cuts West Point is now taking applications for a stylist. Call 706-643-8686

NOW IS a great time to make a move. If you’re thinking of buying or selling your home, the classifieds are an effective and economical way to get results. Call 884-7314 and place your ad today.

Help Wanted General Post Office Now Hiring! Average Pay $20 Hour $57K Year Including Fed Ben OT Placed by adSource Not affiliated with USPS who hires. 866-533-4788

Management / Supervisory West Point Road Mini Storage needs a live-in manager. Must be comfortable with computer. See Oral at 2447 West Point Road.

Mechanics Auto Techs Shop Foreman Needed ASE Certified Preferred. Must have Tools, Transportation, Valid Drivers License Required. Sign on Bonus Available if you Qualify Call For Interview 706-905-1050

Medical Heritage Healthcare of Greenville is currently accepting applications for an RN supervisor, 3-11 LPN's,new graduates welcome and 3-11 CNA's newly certified also welcome. We offer many benefits Please apply in person. 706-672-4241

RN / LPN If you have Georgia and Alabama License Want to work few days a month for extra spending money. Go to www.deltahome Or call 1-888-455-4370

Part Time / Temporaries

Part Time Sales and Service Position in a fitness environment: Must be energetic, dependable and have computer skills. No fitness experience needed. Will train. Send resume to:

Medical Sales Pathways Center seeking SALES Full Time & PRN MANAGEMENT RNs and LPNs Due to recent At Second Season, Expansion a 24/7 Regal Homes Crisis Stabilization Is now hiring both and Detox Unit Management and serving adults. sales personnel Fax applications throughout Georgia. or résumés to 706Excellent 845-4367, Income potential with or email to benefits package. Advancement Must state: RN/LPN opportunities available Second Season on for those who excel. cover page or letter. Fax resume to Applications may be Human Resources downloaded at 706-485-2727 Open until filled. Pathways conducts criminal background checks, drug screening, and licensure verification. EOE THINKING OF selling your home? Sell it with a classified ad. Call 884-7314.


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KEMP’S CARPET Carpet Tile BLOWOUT! Overstocked! Huge, Huge Inventory Short Lots From

$4.99/Yard 40 Years doing business in LaGrange 1287 LaFayette Pkwy

706-812-0058 Appliance Repair

ALAN COOK’S APPLIANCE Commercial, Residential Appliance Repair

Alan Cook

706-333-9944 LaGrange, Ga. Most major credit cards accepted D-Tech Detection Technologies, LLC

Serving you with: • Security Systems • Surveillance Systems • Phone System • Access Control • Network Cabling • Sound Systems Licensed/Insured Ala & Ga - Residential - Commercial - Industrial -

Professional Home Improvement The area’s only full service remodeling company with a complete showroom and in-house cabinet shop *Recently featured in Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine *Cabinet Refacing *Complete Kitchen & Bath Remodeling *Additions, Garages, Porches *Full Selection of Countertops *Install Hardiplank and Vinyl Siding *Tile, Lighting, Flooring, Windows, Doors 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH


1107 Mooty Bridge Road



H&H Builders, Inc. General Contractor

706-884-2724 • Commercial • Residential • Industrial • Metal Buildings • Concrete • New Construction • Remodeling Terry & Lorrie Hester


Preserve Your Memories Your old 8mm film 35mm slides; old VHS tapes; photos; weddings, travel, birthdays, special occasions all preserved on DVD.

Old records (L.P. 33, 45)

Audio Cassettes - Now Preserved on CD

Call Tram at (706) 882-3783 or (706) 882-1336

LaGrange Rare Coins & Jewelry 129 Bull Street (across from Charlie Joseph’s)

See us before selling your gold or silver



East Alabama Roofing Residential Roofing Specialist WE COLLECT NO $ UNTIL OUR WORK IS COMPLETED!! FREE ESTIMATES (including rural areas) Licensed & Bonded


Jeb Brantley 706-884-6339


OTHER PRODUCTS * Tile * Hardwood * Painting * Electrical * Plumbing * HVAC * Driveways * Retaining Walls * Landscaping Design * Window Replacement

Jon Williamson 706-333-3101

Bare Metals

Santa Claus stores his toys at LaFayette Parkway Mini Storage FREE OF CHARGE

Call for Details! *gold & silver jewelry 706-884-0005 *scrap gold *any size coin collection

* Custom Homes • Garages • Decks • Sun Rooms • Metal Buildings RENOVATION • Kitchens • • Baths • Custom Cabinets • Marble, Granite • Demolition

56 Jarrell Road (The Old Mead Plant) Greenville, GA 30222 706-672-9818 • Now buying at their new facility in Greenville. • Paying the same competitive prices as the Griffin plant. • Buying all types of scrap metal, copper, brass aluminum, tin & Steel. • Furnishing containers or trailers for any industrial accounts. Please give us a call. We Look forward to doing business with all the good people of Meriwether and Troup County.


Well Repair Pumps, tanks, control boxes, pressure switches, gauges, foot-valves Filtration Water samples for iron, PH, hardness of water, install filtration systems Pumps Installation and maintenance

Well Inspection Bored & drilled wells All well components Terry Smith Cell: 706-523-2103 Nextel: 186*112*3252 Brent Bishop Cell: 706-523-2092 Nextel: 186*112*3177

Cottle-Kelly Electric Co. Licensed & Insured 25 Years Experience

• Commercial • Residential • New Installs • Renovations • Repairs Luke Cottle 706-594-1712 Chad Kelly 706-594-1711

Gale Shelnutt, DVM 1462 New Franklin Road, LaGrange (1.5 miles north of Wal-Mart)


Walk-Ins Welcome Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 2pm - 5pm

NEUTER / SPAY Male/Female Cat $36/$46 *DOG $$56 to $86

Attachments Bushhog Roto Tiller Auger - 6 -12 - 24 Forestry Mower Grapple Bucket Grading Concrete Sod Laying Debris Removal Tandem Load Crushed Run Gravel Skid Steer Spread $485. (locally)

Boarding $12 Dog $10 Cat

11 Years Experience NO JOB TOO SMALL

Quality Care Reasonably Priced


*Price based on weight

WILKIE Reflexology HOME Center IMPROVEMENTS • General Carpentry • Home Repairs • RoofingNew and Repairs Five-Year Warranty

706-883-7906 706-333-4611

Residential Builders 706-333-7624 State Licensed

Roofing Replacement Windows

Blinds / Interior Shutters Gutters Painting

“Nature’s Way of Healing” Get rid of stress & tension, improve circulation & blood supply, balance the glands & organs, relieve pain. “If we can’t help we don’t charge.” Clip this ad for a FREE FIRST SESSION.

$30 Value! Call 706-812-9018 105 Mimosa Terrace LaGrange

Island Entertainment 706-333-7624 • DJ • BANDS • KARAOKE • LIVE MUSIC • CORPORATE PARTIES

Pools/Spas Siding

Entry Doors Decking Heating/AC Water Proofing

Wilkie’s Bobcat Service

Kitchen & Landscaping Baths

Plumbing Garage Doors & Gas Fireplaces Concrete Foundations

Book your party early! The holidays will be here soon!

11/08/08 Online Edition  

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