Monthly Archives: April 2016

Commissioners Enter Annual Budget Work Session

It is once again that time of year when the Troup County Board of Commissioners sit down to talk about how to spend money for the County in the upcoming year. Department heads from all over flock to the Government Center to state their needs for the upcoming fiscal year. This meeting always runs very long as there are many ...

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Optimist Club Of LaGrange To Host Youth Job Fair

The afternoon of Thursday, April 28 will see the local chapter of the Optimist Club International host a youth job fair here in town. The event will begin at 4pm that afternoon and run until 7 that night. This will be the second annual youth job fair that Optimist Club has hosted. The event will be held at the William ...

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Whitesville Road Elementary Students Pep Rally For GMAS


Troup High Drum line keeps the crowd pumped! Whitesville Road Elementary students kicked off GMAS testing with a pep rally. The theme for the pep rally was ‘Rock the Test’ and the students rocked the gym with cheers, dancing and entertainment provided by local high school cheerleaders, athletes, coaches and band members. Student athletes from Point University were also in ...

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Pair Of Bodies Found At Motel

LaGrange Police are investigating how a couple ended up being found dead inside a local motel with no apparent cause of death. Saturday morning about 11:47 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Super 8 Motel on Patillo Road upon reports of two unresponsive persons. Police arrived and found the two victims deceased inside the motel room. ...

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Troup County 4H BB Team Goes To State

BB Team Goes to State

One of the many programs offered by Georgia 4H is the opportunity to participate in SAFE projects. SAFE stands for shooting awareness and fun. The goals of project SAFE are to help development of self-concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvement in shooting activities, teach life skills through safe and responsible use of firearms including ...

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School Board Approved Agreement With Jindal Films

The night of Thursday, April 21 saw another regularly scheduled meeting of the Troup County School Board to discuss the various on goings in the school system in our community. The agenda was a long one this night and after the invocation from Hillcrest Elementary School and the recognition of local honor students, the minutes from the previous meeting were ...

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Marine Corps League Names Maroni As 2016 Marine Of The Year


“The members of the PFC George Eiland Detachment 1040, Marine Corps League here in LaGrange named Marine Donald Maroni as the Detachment Marine of the Year. Don is the Detachment Sgt. at Arms, a position that he has held since 2013. He is available to help in every activity and he is a tireless worker for Toys For Tots. Don ...

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WellStar WGH April Employee Of The Month

WellStar WGH Employee Of The Month

Tammy Forbus first became familiar with hospice when her father-in-law was a resident of the hospice program. After his passing, she decided to volunteer at West Georgia Hospice and subsequently fell in love with the program. She came to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center from CB& T. Her first assignment was as a part-time volunteer specialist training with Joyce Wood. ...

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Fire Destroys Vacant Home

Fire caused major damage to LaGrange residence over the weekend, but fortunately it appears the home was vacant so no one was hurt. Early Saturday morning about 2:45 a.m., Firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department responded to the 700 block of Campbell Street in reference to a structure fire. Firefighters rushed to the scene upon reports from a neighbor that ...

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