Monthly Archives: March 2016

Hollis Hand Second Graders Entertain Crowd


The Hollis Hand 2nd Grade students entertained their peers and families with their American Song Showcase. This retrospective of historical music included songs like God Bless America, Oh Susanna, and Take me Out to the Ballgame. Historical facts were incorporated into the mix of classic songs from our collective past. The 2nd graders were joined by a group of musicians; ...

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Chamber Hosts Group Travel Planners


More than 20 group travel planners were in Troup County recently to visit some of the many tourism resources the community has to offer. Coordinated by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), in conjunction with The Group Travel Leader publication, and the Chamber’s Tourism Division, the visit included stops at Hills & Dales Estate, Biblical History Center and Bellevue. ...

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Troup High School Student Council Works On Community Service Projects

THS Literacy

Troup High School Student Council has been working on community service projects to increase literacy in Troup County by promoting reading at an early age. For the past two years, student volunteers worked at the ‘Leggin’ It for Literacy’ 5K and walk to support the Troup County Certified Literacy Program. Over the past few weeks, the Student Council joined with ...

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Wanted Felon Found With Drugs And Gun


LaGrange Police have arrested a local convicted felon on additional felony charges after he was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun. Tuesday night about 7:19 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department were in the area of Ward Street when they observed a wanted subject sitting in a parked truck. The subject, Harold Richard Folds, was ...

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Republican Candidate Forum Held Thursday Night

County Commission District 2 Candidate Ellis Cadenhead

The night of Thursday, March 24th saw a very special meeting of the LaGrange Republican’s Party, where the group hosted a forum for all those looking to seek election in local office. Many of the local candidates were on hand to speak on their platforms and show why they should be elected for their respective offices. After the meeting minutes ...

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Parking In Handicap Spot Lands Woman In Jail

Halee Yates

LaGrange Police have arrested a local woman on a felony drug charge after catching her illegally using a handicap parking space. Wednesday morning about 9:45 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were driving through the Chick-fil-A parking lot on Commerce Avenue when they noticed a black Cadillac parked in the handicap space. According to police, the vehicle was parked ...

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American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Keith Bonner and Eric Rogers

The morning of Thursday, March 24 saw the return of a special, annual tradition here in our town. The American Red Cross, for over a decade now, has hosted the Heroes Breakfast where they honor several people in the community for their bravery and selflessness in different acts in the community. These heroes are sponsored by various organizations in the ...

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Man Sentenced To 55 Years After Guilty Verdict

Rashaad Garrett

 The week of Monday, March 21st started a very long week for the Troup County Superior court system, as jury trails began this week. There are many cases which have passed the stages of taking pleas and those cases have now moved into next and final stages of justice, a trial by jury of ones own peers. This only happens ...

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Duck Breast With Cherries


From Our Table To Yours Duck Breast With Cherries If there’s any downside to restaurant cuisine, it might be the bill at the end of the meal. However, it’s entirely possible for even novice chefs to bring their favorite restaurant-style cuisine into the comforts of their own kitchen. With the following recipe for ‘Duck Breast With Cherries’ from Raymond Blanc’s ...

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Monday March 28th


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 afternoon about 3:22 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to CB& T Bank on Vernon Street in reference to Forgery. Officers arrived and stopped the suspect who was attempting to leave ...

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