Monthly Archives: January 2016

UPDATE: Manhunt Underway For Escaped Murderer

James Michael Baggett

Update: The Georgia Department of Corrections is reporting James Beggett has been recaptured and is now back in custody. Beggett was captured at about 4:30 p.m. without incident in Montgomery, Alabama by the Georgia Department of Corrections Apprehension Unit. _____________________________________________________________________________ Federal Marshals are currently looking for a convicted murder that walked off of his work release in LaGrange. Officials say ...

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Prison Escapee Back Behind Bars


A Troup County Correctional Institute inmate who briefly escaped from a work camp is back behind bars after a brief night of freedom. Officials say Brandon James Allred, walked off of a prison work detail at the LaGrange Animal Control Monday afternoon about 2:40 p.m. Guards first noticed Allred was missing they began to transport the work camp inmates back ...

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West Georgia Health January Employee Of The Month


Michelle Harrison, Bariatric Clinical Reviewer for Bariatric Services, deserves to be Employee of the Month because she is AWESOME! CJ Mask, supervisor, wants everyone to know what his work experience has been like since Michelle joined his team. Michelle’s job requirements are all data entry and administrative; she is not required to provide any patient care, nor was she asked ...

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LaGrange Man Hospitalized After Attack

A local man has been hospitalized after a physical confrontation with another man left him with multiple fractures to his face. Monday evening about 6 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded West Georgia Medical Center in reference to a person injured in a physical altercation. Officers arrived and spoke with the adult male victim, who stated he had ...

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Feeding the Valley Food Bank, LaGrange, Passes AIB Inspection

January 26, LaGrange, Ga. – Feeding the Valley Food Bank, LaGrange, Ga. recently received a food safety certification from the American Institute of Baking International (AIB). The food bank received a score of 935 out of a possible score of 1000. Feeding America, the national network of 200 food banks partnered with AIB to implement a memberwide food safety auditing ...

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Woman Arrested Again

Maria Teresa Holdbrooks

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have once again arrested Maria Teresa Holdbrooks of Hogansville after uncovering evidence that she stole property from another elderly victim. Investigators advised this is Holdbrooks’ second arrest in recent weeks on similar charges. Holdbrooks is accused of illegally taking money and jewelry from an elderly person in her care without their knowledge or consent during 2014. ...

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Rosemont Elementary Celebrated 100th Day Of School


The first graders at Rosemont Elementary had a very busy 100th day of school. They began the day dressed as what they thought a 100 year old would look like and drew pictures of themselves at 100. They reviewed what they had learned in 100 days. They took 100 steps and did 100 jumping jacks. They read The Wolf’s chicken ...

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Troup Wrestlers Are Hungry For Some Area Redemption

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Three weeks ago Troup High suffered its biggest letdown of the wrestling season with a third place finish at the Area 5-AAAA Duals. “That was a slap in the face. We thought we were going to win,” said Tigers sophomore Byron Butts. Since that tournament on January 9 in College Park, Butts and the Troup High wrestlers have re-dedicated themselves. ...

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