Woman Caught Bringing Meth Pipe Into Courthouse

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LaGrange Police have arrested a local woman on felony drug charges after she made the mistake of trying to bring illegal drugs into the courthouse.





Red Cross Salutes Hometown Heroes

Recipients of the 2015 Hometown Heroes awards

In keeping with a longstanding tradition of service, the Central Midwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross recognized twelve local individuals Thursday whose extraordinary acts of courage and  indness make them a hero. Each recipient was nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to the community, and was honored during a special Heroes Breakfast at Del’avant in LaGrange.



LaGrange Fire Department Conducts Hostage Crisis Training

LaGrange firefighters and 911 personnel participate in hostage crisis training. 

LaGrange firefighters have completed a proactive training course for the purpose of developing new policies and procedures dealing with potential hostage situations. The training focused on an incident that occurred two years ago in Gwinett County, where firefighters were taken hostage after responding to a medical emergency.




City Council Approves Cemetery Relocation

The LaGrange City Council approved a permit application Tuesday allowing the relocation of 12 gravesites in a family cemetery for a road construction project. The Fannin-Truitt-Long cemetery is located on the east side of Whitesville Road at the intersection of Pegasus Parkway. The graves to be moved are in the right-of-way for the Pegasus Parkway extension project and the realignment of Davis Road for seamless connection of the City’s bypass.



Troup County News Launches New Website/Facebook Page

In an effort to keep local  citizens better informed, especially concerning breaking stories and special events, Troup County News now has a redesigned website and interactive Facebook page. “We realize the  eed to provide information beyond what our three-day print schedule allows. By utilizing resources available online, we can post photographs and details of incidents and situations as they occur. In addition, we welcome public feedback on our coverage through all media sources, as well as suggestions regarding improvements”, said Editor and Business Manager Tabitha Cardwell.




For the complete stories see the Troup County News paper addition: Friday, March 27, 2015.