Monthly Archives: July 2016

Carol Cain Entertains Hogansville Public Library

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Carol Cain entertained the audience at the Hogansville Public Library’s summer reading program with tales of speed and strength and with songs to get everyone reading books this summer. Storyteller, actress, and recently retired educator Carol Cain has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years. Carol has been the emcee of the Azalea Storytelling Festival in LaGrange, Georgia for 10 ...

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Late Night “Fireworks” Gets Local Woman Arrested

 A LaGrange woman was arrested on Disorderly Conduct charges after she allegedly damaged a vehicle and attempted to start a fight outside a hotel late Monday night. Early Tuesday morning about 3 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were called to the Super 8 Motel on Patillo Road in reference to a disturbance and criminal damage to a vehicle. ...

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Corn Maze Was The Hot Topic

The Troup County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Tuesday morning had several items to go over and approve. After the invocation and pledge of allegiance, Sheriff James Woodruff introduced the new director of the Boys and Girls Club. He then recognized Deputy Matt Mayfield and Investigator Eric Massengill for saving a life on the interstate (see separate article). These ...

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Sunsets At Sweetland Amphitheater

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The Sweetland Amphitheater at Boyd Park has already become a staple of culture and entertainment in our community and the entire South. The summer concert series has already seen some major names such as Willie Nelson, the Temptations, and the Charlie Daniel’s Band and is still to play host to the Michael Jackson Live Experience and NeedtoBreathe. With all of ...

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Longhorn Steakhouse Fire Causes Minor Damage

LaGrange, Georgia. On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, La-Grange Fire Department was dispatched at 1:12 p.m. to a reported structure fire at 1518 Lafayette Parkway. There were no injuries reported. LaGrange Firefighters arrived on the scene at 1:17 p.m. and found moderate smoke coming from the rear of the single-story restaurant style facility. Management advised that the smoke was coming from ...

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Sheriff Recognizes Officers For Saving A Life On Interstate 85

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During the special presentations at the Troup County Board of Commissioners meeting, Sheriff James Woodruff recognized Deputy Matt Mayfield and Investigator Eric Massengill for saving the life of a man on the interstate on June 4. Mayfield responded to Interstate 85 on June 4 in reference to a vehicle facing north in the southbound lane with a driver slumped over ...

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West Point Man Shooting Teenage Brother

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Shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, authorities began receiving reports of a man shot in the area of the Oak Terrace Apartments on Avenue E in West Point. Police, along with Emergency Medical Personnel, responded and found the 17year-old victim, Juantae Harper, had a gunshot wound. Police say life saving procedures were initiated, but they were too late and the ...

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Friday July 8th

Community Calendar • July 8th: Join us for a dance on Friday at 8:00 p.m., hosted by the Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange at the LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road, LaGrange. Visitor couples are welcome – $20 per couple. Attire: patriotic casual. Music will include slow dancing, swing, waltz, polka, foxtrot, cha-cha, tango, samba and more! Come ...

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Friday July 8th

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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. • On Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm, officers made contact with a gray Toyota Camry and observed it operating on the roadway on East Crovat Street with an inoperable ...

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Friday July 8th – OBITS (6)

John Robert Stone Mr. John Robert Stone, age 60, of Greenville, died on July 1, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Stone was born on February 26, 1956 in Atlanta to the late Robert Eugene Stone and Pattye Ledford Stone. He worked for Walmart Distribution. Survivors include his wife, Opal Totty Stone; step daughter, Jennifer Gooding; brother, Tommy Stone and his wife ...

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