Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pair Of Headphones Leads To Pair Of Drug Charges

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LaGrange Police have arrested a felon on a pair of drug charges after narcotics were found in his headphones case. The subject tried to deny possession of both, which officer may have been inclined to believe, had he not been wearing the matching headphones at the time. Late Saturday night about 12:40 a.m., officers were passing through the parking lot ...

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‘Crimes Of The Heart’ Finds The Dark Humor In Pain

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For many, the kitchen is the heart of a home. “People are comfortable in kitchens,” said Director Tracy Clahan Riggs, Instructor ofTheatreArts. “It’s where they gossip and fight, laugh and cry. In other words, life happens in kitchens.” She said that is certainly true in “Crimes of the Heart,” LaGrange College’Theatre Arts production that opens today in the Lab Theater ...

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Troup County Retired Educators Will Host Luncheon

Submitted by: Dr. Nancy Sue Laminack Public Relations Chair Calling all retired educators of Troup County. Here is an opportunity for you to gain some very important information about what is happening in our community. On February 25th, we will have the privilege of hearing from, Past Chairman of Troup County Commissioners, Ricky Wolfe and, Past Georgia State Legislator, Carl ...

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Georgia Forestry Commission, Chattahoochee District Conducts Training At Local Park

The Georgia Forestry Commission, Chattahoochee District will be conducting its annual training at the USCOE Ringer Access park, US Hwy 27, nine miles north of LaGrange, Georgia, on February 24 and 25. The district’s Type 3 Incident Management Team will be performing Water Quality Best Management Practices on pre-suppression firebreaks with the district’s wild land firefighters/tractor plow operators. The park’s ...

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LaGrange Symphony Announces Winners Of Young Artists Competition

Prepared by LSO Staff The Board of Directors of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra has announced the winners of the 20th annual Young Artists Competition, held Saturday, February 6, at Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. The Dorothy Allen Turner Award for first place went to bassoonist Traian Sturza. The freshman and winner of the Woodruff ...

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Doris Jefferson Memorial Scholarship Sponsored By Keep Troup Beautiful

Doris Jefferson served as Executive Director for Keep Troup Beautiful from 2001 until her death in 2014. She was a passionate champion of litter prevention and recycling. There has been a $500 annual Scholarship established in her name with a donation from Doris and her son Derrick Peavy. Ms. Jefferson’s life was dedicated to service and joy. Her past accomplishments ...

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Deputies Find Wanted Thief Stuck In Mud

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Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have captured wanted subject Charles Edward Ray Downey after finally getting a bit of good luck in tracking down the felony theft suspect. Early Tuesday morning around 6 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence on Roanoke Road in rural Troup County in reference to a suspicious person and found Downey. Investigators believe the whole ...

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The Perfect Storm: Clifton, Cougars Rally For State Basketball Championship

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It wasn’t easy. The Cougars had their backs against the wall. Lafayette Christian was pushed, jostled, shoved and challenged. The Cougars were behind early in the fourth quarter after a layin from North Georgia Christian senior forward Norris Rettiger. But what the Cougars from Lafayette Christian didn’t do was lose their nerve or the game. Sophomore guard Ross Clifton and ...

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Callaway Middle School Students Of The Month

Callaway Middle School Students Of The Month

Each month Callaway Middle School recognizes two students from each team for the “Student of the Month”. The award is given to students that exhibit exemplary conduct during the previous month. These students are rewarded with a pizza party and a certificate. For the month of February Back Row (from left to right) – Janiah Powell, Zachary Eason, Darquavious Hightower, ...

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Woman Sentenced After Stabbing Boyfriend

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The day of February 22nd saw another cycle in the Troup County Court System. A slew of people packed the courthouse out for that day, as Judge Blackmon took cases to trial off of his superior court criminal calendar. There were a host of cases and charges and the teams worked as quickly and decidedly as possible to make sure ...

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