News Highlights


 June 01, 2015


Kassie Marie Dearing

Kitchen Worker Caught Serving More Than Food To Inmates

A kitchen worker at the Troup County Correctional Institute was caught serving inmates more than food. Kassie Marie Dearing pled guilty under the First Offender Status to two counts of Furnishing Prohibited Items to an Inmate.


#1-First Baptist Church on Fannin Street Volunteers

Paint The Town Celebrates 10th Anniversary And 150th Home Painted

2015 was a monumental year for Paint the Town as the event celebrated its tenth anniversary and t 150th home painted. Created by former DASH board member, Frank Cox, the event brings businesses, homeowners, faith groups, and neighbors together to revitalize homes and restore pride in the community.



LaGrange City Council Discusses 2015/2016 Proposed Budget

During the Tuesday morning LaGrange City Council work session, the city council reviewed and discussed the upcoming 2015/2016 proposed budget.


Point University

Point University Signs New Players To Men’s Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, And Soccer Teams

DALTON, Ga. – Point University’s head men’s tennis coach Chad Simpson announced the signing of Dalton High School standout Jacob Johnson. Jacob is ranked No. 56 in Georgia and listed as a 1-star recruit according to


Geneva Lucile Brown Bartlett | Obituary

Geneva Lucile Brown Bartlett, age 95, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange from complications following a stroke at her home in West Point.


Lynda Brown | Obituary

On May 22, 2015, Linda passed away at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


College To Launch New Counseling Master’s Program This Fall

A new master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling is being launched at LaGrange College this fall, partly in response to repeated requests from students, said Dr. Brenda Callahan, assistant professor of psychological science and the program’s coordinator.

Commissioners Consider Grant Funds

During their Friday work session, the Troup County Board of Commissioners, discussed grants recently received by the Troup County Mental Health Court and the Felony Adult Drug Court.


In the Friday, May 29 edition of the Troup County News an incorrect photo was attributed to the subject who was arrested in connection with the article titled “Both Sides Charged In Stabbing Incident.” Our staff was inadvertently sent the wrong photo by officials due to both subjects having the same last name and the same date of birth.

Man Gets Struck By Car Then Arrested

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer – A local man is now facing several charges after an incident where he was allegedly struck by a car while attempting to keep his girlfriend from leaving a domestic dispute.

West Georgia Employers To Hear State Officials Discuss Workforce Issues In LaGrange

ATLANTA – The LaGrange Employer Committee and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) are providing employers in west Georgia with the opportunity to learn directly from state officials how to better understand and conquer compliance challenges in the workplace.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Contributes $5,300 To The West Point Fire Department

(West Point, GA.) May 26, 2015 – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) has provided $5,300 in funding to the West Point Fire Department to support the department’s upgrade to a new cardiac monitoring system, the 2015 Blazing Road Run and the department’s 2016 calendar.



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