Monthly Archives: August 2016

Flag Football Teams Call Each Other Names: Panthers, Saints, Jets


What’s in a name? Plenty if you happen to play in the Youth Flag Football League in LaGrange. The name of a player’s team means everything to some kids. “Everybody wants to be a Panther because of Cam Newton (the All-Pro quarterback),” said Darryl Holsey, the director of the local Flag Football League. But not everyone is going to be ...

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Hogansville Public Library Visits Learning Center


Ms. Betty’s preschool class at the West End Learning Center enjoyed a visit by Debra Atkins from the Hogansville Public Library who presented a beach story time. After feeling of sand and listening to the ocean in a conch shell, students were given a shell to keep. Shown are Noah Black, Paris Chambers, Malaysia Head, Amare Hill, Tristan Parham, Anilya ...

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MOSA Fund Looking To Fix 16 Cats For Free Friday

The Mosa Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organization in Troup County, is seeking cats to spay or neuter on August 26. They will fix eight males and eight females with Dr. Amanda Greathouse. To sign up, call Nancy Yates at 706-884-3167 at night between 7:30 and 9:30 pm to get on the list. It is first come, first serve. All cats ...

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Padgett: “Sitting On Your Hands Is How You Get Hillary”


The Republican Party here in LaGrange and Troup County and striving to make our community more aware of the current political issues here in our Country. The Republican Party has faced hard times in years past, losing to Obama twice but has since changed some strategies and were able to capture large portions of the senate and the house. The ...

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Community Support Continues At Whitesville Road Elementary

WRES - Ministerial Alliance

School supply donation and community support continue with Whitesville Road Elementary. Last week, Rev. Rodell Poole, President of the West Georgia Ministerial Alliance, presented the staff with a $200 check deemed for school supply use. In addition, the faith-based Partner in Education provided school supplies for students that totaled $200. With this donation, students and staff at Whitesville Road will ...

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Deputies Searching For Entering Auto Duo


Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have officially filed felony charges against two people who are believed to be involved with multiple Entering Auto Thefts throughout Troup County. Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office have received warrants for the arrest of Dylan Anthony Dutton, of LaGrange, for two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, one count of ...

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Troup County Board of Education Honors Students and Staff

Troup High School Students and Chief Jefferson

The Troup County Board of Education opened its August 19 board meeting with special recognitions highlighting several Troup County High School ROTC Cadets, Troup County’s academic staff, and the Director of Diverse Power. The 2016 Converse Summer Leadership School Training hosted three of our local, outstanding Troup High School Air Force Junior ROTC Cadets. Our young men participated in leadership ...

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Up Against An Active Shooter: “You Can Survive”

Members of the community are ready for training

It happens in workplaces, at elementary schools, and even in houses of worship without warning, active shooters invade public buildings and rip away the safety of innocent citizens. But, Officer James Davison and Lieutenant Eric Lohr, of the LaGrange Police Department, believe there are specific actions that members within the community can take to protect their right to life. On ...

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Deputies Still Looking For Axe Wielding Fugitive


Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are still searching for Cy Lamer Carson, who is accused of brutally attacking another man with a hand axe and running him over with a vehicle causing serious injuries. Sheriff’s Investigators have been searching for Carson after the August 15 incident, but he is believed to be currently on the run. Deputies appeared to have gotten ...

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Christ’s Corner


Titus 3:5: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;” We know that throughout the scriptures, the love of God is expressed in many different ways. In each time, the Word speaks of salvation, it speaks of the sacrifice and ...

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