Monthly Archives: September 2016

Friday September 9th – OBITS (5)

Debra Lynn Petty Mrs. Debra Lynn Petty, age 58, of Valley, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at her residence. A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00A.M. EDT at the Langdale United Methodist Church. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directed.     Marjorie Wilkinson Pike Mrs. Marjorie Wilkinson Pike, age 93, of Valley, ...

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Train Derails After Striking Young Teen


A young male was struck and killed by an oncoming train late Tuesday night, which caused the freight train to partially derail near Vernon Street. About 11:15 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the derailment and were notified en route that a person had been struck by the train. Officers arrived and made contact with the conductor who was still in ...

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Slap Shots Are Encouraged In LaGrange Street Hockey League

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The next closest thing to ice hockey is street hockey, and that was introduced to LaGrange three years ago. The game is still around. So is the LaGrange Street Hockey League, which meets twice a week at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. As many as 20 players gather each Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon for instruction, games and bruises. So ...

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Dogs Show Some Bark, Chubb Rambles For 222 Yards

It was almost the perfect season-opener for the Georgia Bulldogs. They began the Kirby Smart era at UGA with a come-from-behind 33-24 win over the pesky and talented North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday night in a sold out Georgia Dome. The Dogs had a chance to choke and didn’t. What Georgia did was finish. The hairy Dogs won the ...

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Grangers Are Looking For Traction, Wins, Teamwork

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As fate would have it, LaGrange High labored on Labor Day. The Grangers practiced for three hours, and they needed to. The barbecue ribs, cole slaw and iced tea would have to wait. The LaGrange High football team is coming off a 51-0 beatdown against the Griffin Bears from last Friday. Therefore LHS needed to revisit its mistakes, learn from ...

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National Literacy Month In September

BUZZ BUZZ and Keep Reading, Debbie Burdette Executive Director Troup County CLCP There are many celebrations and events in September but the Troup County Certified Literate Community Program reminds everyone that September is also National Literacy month. Traditionally the definition of literacy was the ability to read, write and use arithmetic. The modern meaning of the term has expanded to ...

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Interstate 85 And Exit 13 Planned For Beautification And Improvement


Business dealings in and around the County resumed this past Tuesday morning, September 6 as the Troup County Board of Commissioners held another of their regularly scheduled meetings. The County has been abuzz lately with so much new business and activity in the surrounding area and they are once again setting out to bring new ventures to the County and ...

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Pair Arrested In Drug Investigation


Over the weekend, officers with the LaGrange Police Department began a drug, gang, and weapons investigation in an undisclosed area of Hamilton Road. Late Friday night, Monqual Remon Gates and Jerrico Pernell Shells were found to be in possession of narcotics. In addition to suspected Xanax tablets, Gates was found to be in possession of a stolen chrome Jimenex .38 ...

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The Finest Of The Fine Arts At This Year’s Celebrate Summer

Miss Abby Grace Kornek enjoys the hands-on features of Austin Wieland's work

Do you ever find yourself frustrated with technology? Can you appreciate the talent of our local community? Was 2016’s summer a season worth celebrating? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, the LaGrange Art Museum’s collaboration with Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange presented a spectacular showcase just for you. This past Friday, September 2, the LaGrange Art Museum ...

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