Friday, March 27

Woman Caught Bringing Meth Pipe Into Courthouse – 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 – 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 kindness 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.

City Council Appoints Youth Advisory Board Members – The LaGrange City Council recently appointed the first seven board members who will select, guide, and advise a newly created Youth Council, whose mission it will be to work with local community leaders and members of the city council for the betterment of the community. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues of concern and importance to young people themselves.

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. 

Communitywide Easter Egg Hunt – The Troup County Parks and Recreation Commission is preparing to host its 36th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at Shuford Fields Softball Complex in LaGrange.

Claybrook Gets Career Win No. 300 As Pitching, Home Runs Lead Panthers To Sweep Of Covenant – Jennifer Claybrook got her 300th career win and got started on the next 100 as LaGrange swept a USA South doubleheader from visiting Covenant on Saturday.

LaGrange Fire Department Conducts 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.

Local Citizen Proposes Unchained Dog Ordinance – LaGrange resident Evie Kettler appeared before the Mayor and City Council Tuesday to request they consider a new law making it illegal to tether an unattended dog with a chain.  

Results Property Management Opens Local Office – A ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, was conducted recently in conjunction with the grand opening of Results Property Management, located at 833 New Franklin Road in LaGrange. The new service provides a management relationship between the owners of single-family homes, apartments, multi-family units or commercial properties to attract and retain quality tenants.

Sons Of LaFayette Prepare For British Concert – The Sons of LaFayette, comprised of volunteer men who enjoy vocal and instrumental music, have again been invited to participate in the Cornwell International Male Voice Choir Festival April 29 – May 4 in the southwestern region of the United Kingdom. The local group will be the only choir from the United States participating in the festival, which will feature more than 70 male choirs from around the world.

Troup County Fastest Kid – The Troup County Fastest Kid competition has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, at the Chris Joseph Track complex on Fort Drive, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Third, fourth and fifth-graders from local elementary schools will compete for first, second, and third place medals awarded for each event.

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.

 * Please check out the full stories in the 03-27-2015 issue.