Monthly Archives: September 2016

Scarecrow/Chili Cook Off Contestants Wanted For Annual Event

Dr. Miller's Hillbilly chili

Fall is in the air and with it comes many incredible holiday traditions. Yes as the leaves begin to fall and the colors change, many of our time honored events are gearing up to make their return to downtown and the community is ready to turn out in droves for some of these awesome experiences. 6th Annual Downtown Scarecrow contest ...

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Update: Shooting Victim Arrested

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Earlier this month on September 11, Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators were called to Old School Road within the Whitewater Woods community in western Troup County in reference to reports that a man had been shot. Patrol deputies and investigators located James Forrest McMillan, of Franklin, GA with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. McMillan was subsequently airlifted to a Columbus, ...

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Local Businessman Passes Away

David Foster, owner of Foster’sAuto Sales and Service on Hamilton Road, was found deceased inside his LaGrange home. Foster was found by Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies after his employees called for a welfare check when he didn’t show up at his normal time for work. Deputies responded about 11:11 a.m. to Foster’s residence in the 4300 block of Whitesville Road ...

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Appointment Of Assistant City Manager

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Teresa Taylor has been named as Assistant City Manager of LaGrange, Georgia, a position she will assume in early October. For the past four years, Taylor worked in City manager’s offices where she gained experience in addressing the breadth of issues that come to a municipal manager’s office. She has strong leadership and communication skills and is particularly skilled at ...

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Murder Suspect Found Guilty Of Felony Murder

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7 eyewitnesses. 6 days. 5 counts. 2 families. 1 defendant on trial. The State of Georgia versus Latrell Harper began selecting its jury over a week ago. Since then, witnesses testified, the defendant’s attorney and the state’s prosecution presented their cases, and the jury began deliberations on Monday afternoon, September 19. The story behind this case began years ago, on ...

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Single-Vehicle Wreck Causes One Fatality

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As fall has finally arrived, so too has the first unfortunate fatality. The afternoon of Wednesday, September 21 was a terrible day on I-185 headed south towards Columbus. A nasty and sever wreck brought with it a fatality under the hot sun as officers, paramedics, firemen, and many others rushed to the scene. A Georgia Power employee was travelling southbound ...

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Friday September 23rd

Community Calendar • September 24th-NEEDTOBREATHE is a Grammynominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. The event will be held Saturday at 7 PM. For more information, contact Becca Eiland 706-298-4523, www.sweetland.events • September 24th: West Point Lake Cleanup Event will be ...

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Friday September 23rd

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports • Monday morning about 10:04 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Kroger on Commerce Avenue in reference to a Shoplifting. Prior to their arrival officers were advised, via 911, that the black male suspect had fled the fled the scene in a gold Kia Sedona. Officers arrived and spoke to employees who advised the suspect, later ...

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