Monthly Archives: August 2016

Cousin Versus Cousin: Callaway-LaGrange Football Game Is Always Something Special

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Longtime Cavalier football coach Terry Hayes has seen a few Callaway-LaGrange rivalry games. More than a few, actually. Tonight starting at 8 o’clock, Hayes will coach in his 18th Cavalier-Granger football game. This backyard battle is something special from one sideline to the other. And yes, the Callaway- LaGrange High football game is always emotional. That includes the players, the ...

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“13 The Musical” Opens In West Point

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New Horizon Community Theatre (NHCT) in West Point opens this season with “13 the Musical” on August 25th. Though the cast is comprised of teens, this upbeat musical comedy is designed to entertain teens and adults of all ages. This Broadway musical is set to an unforgettable rock score, written by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. When Evan ...

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County Looks To Examine Employees’ Wage Gap

This past Tuesday, August 16 was a busy day for the Troup County Board of Commissioners as they set out to establish and approve several local pieces of business. The board is constantly on the move to try and make the County better and with the fall season quickly approaching, they had several items of interest to cover at this ...

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Big Tires Get Bad Charges

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LaGrange Police have arrested a man on a pair of drug charges during routine speeding ticket investigation. Monday night about 10:03 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department were in the area of Callaway Church Road, when police observed a truck traveling at nearly 20 mph over the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and ...

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Local Couple Helps Start Back The Blue Movement In Our Community

Cynthia and Bubba Mayfield

Cynthia and Bubba Mayfield are just like us. They live in our community, their family has roots here, and they are hardworking, thoughtful, and considerate neighbors and friends. They are, just like so many of our moms and dads, brothers and sisters, the backbone and the lifeblood of the LaGrange and Troup County community. When they see a need, they ...

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Felony Shoplifter Abandons Young Daughter At Mall

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LaGrange Police have arrested a woman on Felony Shoplifting charges after she allegedly abandoned her twoyear- old daughter at the mall to avoid capture. Tuesday afternoon about 2:30 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police responded to the Belk department store in the LaGrange Mall on Lafayette Parkway in reference to Shoplifting. While en route, police were advised that the white ...

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Troup Baptist Association Spearheads Backpack School Supplies Drive For Local School

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Jeremy Andrews and Peyton Hanners, Staff Writers This past Monday, August 15 witnessed a special event for the boys and girls of Berta Weathersbee Elementary School here in the heart of LaGrange. The Troup County Baptist Association, in conjunction and partnership with several other local individuals, organizations, churches, and the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, gathered together to pack backpacks with ...

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Fugitive Accused Of Attacking Man With Axe

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Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man on multiple violent felony charges after he allegedly attacked another man with a hand axe. The victim suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident. Sheriff’s Investigators say Cay Lamer Carson, of Hogansville, violently attacked another male about the head with the hatchet causing serious injuries. Over the course of an ...

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Law Enforcement Trained To Perfection

Officers subdue the active shooter

Death is an inevitable devastation, but its reality reaches an all new depth of darkness when its catalyst is another human being with an evil intent to harm, who’s poised behind a weapon meant to destroy. As much as people prefer to dismiss death, as much as people belittle its blow (out of obliviousness, out of fear), death remains unavoidable. ...

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Friday August 19th

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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. • Tuesday afternoon about 2:42 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to Credit Card Fraud. Officers spoke to the female complainant, who stated two ...

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