Monthly Archives: August 2016

Defending State Champions At Lafayette Have Pressure, Talent


The Cougars have an image to protect. With that comes pressure, responsibility and goal setting. Lafayette Christian is no longer the hunter. The Cougars are the hunted. They are the reigning GICAA state football champions. But wait a minute. Lafayette Christian accomplished that last year. What about this football season? The Cougar football diehards have thought about what is next. ...

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Kersey Named To Advisory Board Of Commercial Bank And Trust


LAGRANGE, GA, AUGUST 4, 2016 – Commercial Bank and Trust, a division of Synovus Bank, announced the appointment of Dr. Doug Kersey to its Local Advisory Board. Kersey is a dentist and principal of Kersey Dental in LaGrange. “Doug has a strong business, insurance and health care background, and shares our deep commitment to LaGrange-Troup County,” said Frank McRae, president ...

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The Force Is Strong At Sweetland


Sunsets at Sweetland kicked off another LaGrange College sponsored Music & Movie night that featured live music, homemade food, and community-wide fellowship, but this time—things went intergalactic. The evening started out with Kona Ice and corn hole on the front lawn. You could find luau necklaces and lawn chairs everywhere as friends spread picnic blankets, daddies and sons challenged each ...

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Police Searching For Swanson Street Robbers

LaGrange Police are searching for a group of young men who allegedly robbed a pair of women sitting on a porch outside their home late Monday night. Monday night about 11:26 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the 700 block of Swanson Street in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery. Police arrived and made contact with ...

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Building Hope: One Backpack At A Time


For West Point’s Operation Building H.O.P.E., hosting Operation Backpack simply isn’t enough. Beyond supplying local students with school supplies and backpacks, this program is building families and creating community all throughout the year. Operation Building H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) began almost three years ago when a successful backpack drive, started by a civic organizational collaboration, left members of the ...

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MJ Live Rocks Sweetland Saturday Night


A few months back, after the completion of the Sweetland Amphitheater, there was a bold and magnetizing list of names that were scheduled for a summer concert series – a list of six different shows with huge names that would all grace the stage here in downtown LaGrange. From legends of country music including Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels to ...

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Battle Of The Bands Set For Saturday Sweetland Amphitheatre


Local bands are lining up to compete on Saturday, August 13 at Sweetland’s Battle of the Bands. This free event is part of the Sunsets at Sweetland series being sponsored by La-Grange College. The public is invited to attend. Event goers are permitted to bring their own food and beverage to this picnic approved event. Limited concessions will be available ...

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Adult Terrorizes Teen


Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested an adult male after he allegedly terrorized a teen with a gun over comments made on social media. Monday night, Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in Northern Troup County upon reports of gunshots fired. Sheriff’s Investigators were later able to determine that a dispute between an adult and a 15-year-old juvenile over social ...

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Historical Society Honors Horace King And Family


The Troup County Historical Society held their annual fundraiser banquet Friday night at Del’avant on Main Street in LaGrange. The event serves has the primary fundraiser for the Historical Society, which chooses a person or group of exceptional historical significance to honor each year at their banquet. For 2016, the Historical Society selected to honor Horace King and his family ...

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Wednesday August 10th

Community Calendar • August 12th: Join us for a couples dance on Friday, August 12, at 8:00 p.m. at the LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. You will enjoy swing, slow dancing, waltz, polka, samba, cha-cha, tango, foxtrot, and much more! Visitor couples are welcome – $20 per couple. (Hosted by the Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of ...

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