Monthly Archives: June 2016

Local & State Dignitaries Get The Big Bucks When Visiting Two Troup County Schools


Visitors from the local Department of Justice and Georgia Department of Education dropped in to visit two Troup County schools that are in their first year of Positive Behavioral and Supports (PBIS) implementation – Callaway Middle and Franklin Forest Elementary schools. Greeted by student leaders and offered school PBIS bucks, while at each campus, the dignitaries experienced the program first-hand. ...

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THINC Wins CTE Makeover Challenge

LAGRANGE, GA – June 23, 2016 – THINC College & Career Academy has been honored as one of only 10 prize winners in the national CTE Makeover Challenge from the U.S. Department of Education. As a winning school, THINC will receive $20,000 and a share of in-kind prizes from the $375,000+ sponsor prize pool to build a makerspace. This space ...

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WellStar West Georgia Medical Employee of the Month


Mark Ward, Systems Engineer, Information Services Mark Ward is the “go-to” guy when someone needs to know WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s integrated systems. He knows how they fit together, what the connections are and where interdependencies exist. Day or night, on-call or not, week days or weekends, even when he is taking PTO, Mark is watching his email and ...

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“Dude Told Me To Hit You In The Head With A Bottle”

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 6:48 pm, Officer Reynolds responded in a non-emergency manner to a residence located at 800 block of Houston Street in reference to an injured person. Upon arrival, officers were met with the victim who stated that he was hit in the head with a glass bottle by a known suspect in front of a ...

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New Trail In The Works For LaGrange


The meeting of the La-Grange City Council yielded many fruit in the never ending quest to make our City the best that it can possibly be. There are many exciting things happening here in our City with different projects, constructions, and plans that are being laid. We seem to be experiencing tremendous amount of growth, more than we have had ...

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USACE Announces New National Water Safety Campaign

“Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns” MOBILE, Ala. – The summer recreation season has begun and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District, urges its recreating public to be safe. “Memorial Day through Labor Day is the peak recreation season at our lakes and rivers project,” said Public Affairs Officer E. Patrick Robbins, Mobile District. USACE recently announced a new ...

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College Sponsoring Music, Movie Series At Sweetland


LaGrange College is presenting Sunsets at Sweetland, a summer music and movie series designed for the entire family. Martha Pirkle, Director of Alumni & Community Relations, said the partnership is a natural fit. “Part of the college’s mission is to reach out and be a meaningful part of our community,” she said. “And Sweetland is committed to having events that ...

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Optimist Club Hosts Boys & Girls Club Luncheon


There was a different, more profound feeling in the air at this week’s meeting of the Optimist Club here in LaGrange. Optimist has always had a devotion to be a friend of the youth, a motto which has become the official slogan of the club. However, this meeting was different in nature. This particular meeting saw the new CEO of ...

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Sweetland Of Liberty Parade

The Little Lions of St. Mark's Episcopal Church show they are Red, White, and Groovy.

The 32nd annual Sweetland of Liberty 4th of July Parade is set to be held Monday, July 4, 2016 in downtown LaGrange. The parade begins at 10am with line-up at 9am in the parking lot of Sweetland Amphitheater at Boyd Park on Smith Street. This year’s theme is “Liberty and Justice for All!” in honor of our Grand Marshall Judge ...

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Wednesday June 29th

Community Calendar • Now-July 1: LaGrange College – Learn-2-Serve. An Academic Camp for rising 5th-8th graders only. Rolling acceptances until full. For details contact Bethany Myers at or 706.880.8984. • July 1st: Red, White & Blue Friday – Downtown La-Grange. Picnic, Concert & Free Movie event at Sweetland Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a patriotic musical program ...

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