Monthly Archives: September 2016

Chance Sighting Leads To Eventful Reunion

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Local Leatherneck Club head, retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Wayne Reason, advised he recently was able to reunite with his first commanding officer after spotting him on a broadcast of the Marine Corps birthday celebration. His former commanding officer, Retired Sergeant Major Al Meringolo was being honored at the celebration of his contributions during the Korean War. After spotting Meringolo, Reason ...

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Man Seriously Injured In West Lukken Accident

A local man was critically injured after running his vehicle off the road Saturday afternoon on West Lukken Industrial Drive in LaGrange. Police quickly responded to the accident with reports of injuries shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon where they found the victim had wrecked his blue Ford Mustang convertible in front of the Milliken Design Center. The 24-year-old driver ...

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Renasant Bank And King’s Chicken Feed Law Enforcement

The team from Renasant Bank, King's Chicken, and officers from LPD

Sometimes this world is a cruel beast. With so much horror and indignity on the news and in the streets, people begin to lose faith. This is especially true when you see how some treat our brave men and women in law enforcement. There are senseless killings and brutal attacks on these heroes day in and day and you start ...

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Bringing The Ages Together Takes Over E Depot Street

Smiling faces at the welcoming table

This community is one that does not divide. No, here we are all about unity and bringing people together. Many people and events have been dedicated to causes such as this for quite some time and in the spirit of unity, they have truly made LaGrange and Troup County a humbling place to live. For many years now, one such ...

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Alzheimer’s Walk Draws Big Crowd At Vernon Woods

The crowd performs warm up exersizes

One thing in our lives that we often take for granted is our memories. They inform us of who we were and lead us into who we become. This could be as simple as a handshake between friends or as moving as the hug and kiss of a mother. It is these moments that linger with us but for some, ...

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Four More Charged In Clown Hoax

Early last week, officers with the LaGrange Police Department began an investigation into threats made by several individuals via social media claiming they intended to commit violent crimes at three different schools in LaGrange. As a result of the threats, the schools went on lockdown as authorities investigated the veracity of the claims. According to police, the suspects indicated that ...

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Wednesday September 21st

Community Calendar • September 22nd: Fall is in the air, and we are being given a cool reminder that the Retired Troup Educators are ready to get started with their work for the 2016-2017 school year underway. We are looking forward to our first meeting, at Highland Country Club on September 22 at 11:30 a.m., to get us started. We ...

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Wednesday September 21st

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports • Cortez Decarlos Rucker, age 21, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Criminal Trespass. • West Point Police responded to an incident of Financial Transaction Card fraud which was reported in the area of Highway 18. • Friday morning about 8:27 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Ragland Street ...

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Christ’s Corner

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Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV): “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” In each person’s life there will come obstacles and heartache. Even as Christians, we face unspeakable hurt, betrayal, and loss. We are tossed into situations where we never thought our ...

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