Monthly Archives: February 2016

No Charges In Strange Domestic Incident


LaGrange Police are investigating a strange incident where a subject was initially reported as being stabbed, but they quickly learned things weren’t as they seemed. Thursday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., Officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area of South Page Street in reference to reports of a subject stabbed, possibly during an Armed Robbery. While en route, ...

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College Plans For New $21 Million Science Building

New science bldg rendering

LaGrange College unveiled plans for a new modern laboratory science facility to be constructed on the corner of Vernon Street and Park Avenue, near the current Cason J. Callaway Science Building. The $21 million project calls for the new 43-thousandfoot building as well as extensive renovations to the older science building. The new facility will have nine new lab spaces ...

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Police Catch Home Invader, Warrants Issued For Another

Demarcus Jawan Parks

Police Detectives have arrested one suspect and are looking for more after a violent Home Invasion Robbery in LaGrange. Thursday evening about 5:04 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded the Lee’s Crossing Apartments on Old Airport Road in reference to a Home Invasion. Officers arrived and spoke to the victims, who advised an unknown male wearing a hood ...

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Monday February 8th – OBITS(6)

Fred Thomas Williams Fred Thomas Williams, age 84, of Columbus, Ga, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 25, 2016. A graveside service was held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Huling family cemetery, on Huling Road, Fortson, Ga. Mr. Williams was born in Evergreen, Alabama, on May 31, 1931, to Walter and Mildred Williams. ...

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Friday February 5th

Police & Sheriff’s Reports The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Tuesday night about 10:58 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to LaGrange College in reference to a Theft. Officers arrived and spoke with the male complainant, who advised his TV had been ...

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KMMG Announces Executive Level Promotions


WEST POINT, Ga., Feb. 3, 2016 – With 2016 marking the 10 year anniversary of the announcement of KiaMotors’ first U.S. assembly plant in West Point, Ga., Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) has announced two executive level promotions to support the positive growth in the State and in the West Point community. J. Randy Jackson, the first American hired at ...

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Mayor Holds Second Town Hall Meeting At Hollis Hand

The mayor addressess the crowd

There is something to be said for a mayor and a city council that will not only hold public events such as this town hall meeting, but also be willing to walk into a situation that will, from the start, already held some opposition. That is exactly what Mayor Jim Thornton and select members of the city council did on ...

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THINC Deca Team Stands Out At Regionals


THINC Deca Team Stands Out At Regionals LaGrange, Ga., February 2, 2016 – Last month, 19 THINC College and Career Academy DECA students traveled to Columbus State University to participate in the DECA Regional Competition. Seven walked away with placements in several categories. According to, the organization prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and ...

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