Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tigers Upset 4th-Ranked Patriots, Praise Academy Drills Cougars

The suspense is building and so are the wins for Troup High School. Coach Tanner Glisson’s Cinderella Tigers ran their winning streak to five games on Friday night with a 28-20 upset of Sandy Creek in a Region 5-AAAA football game in Metro Atlanta. And Sandy Creek wasn’t any ‘ol team either. The Patriots are the fourth ranked team in ...

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Cedartown Hands LaGrange A Bitter 27-17 Homecoming Loss


It was written all over his face. Granger senior linebacker J.D. Young was disappointed and then some. He and the LaGrange High football team let one get away on Friday night. The Grangers watched a 17-0 lead melt away and turn into a 27-17 defeat to Cedartown in the LaGrange High homecoming game at Callaway Stadium. “This hurts. This was ...

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City Council Makes A Motion To Adopt Thread Trails Master Plan

With a state grant already in place, The Thread plans to use Granger Park as a focal point of the new trails

When we think of economic- friendly travel, our minds tend to jump to electrical smart cars or cleaner oil and fuel, but few people consider travelling through town by bike or foot. The City of LaGrange continues to grow as businesses expand and more families move in. Roads are growing wider and sidewalks are becoming thinner. Some of our sidewalks ...

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Cajen Rhodes Named New Parks And Recreation Director


For over 40 years, Don Howell was the name in Parks and Rec here in Troup County. He oversaw so many things and became a staple of the community. Now that Don has retired, it was time for the County to appoint a new head of the position and to fill Don’s shoes. They did just that when they announced ...

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Man Pistol Whipped And Robbed At Motel

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a trio that robbed man at the Days Inn Motel on Whitesville Road early Monday morning. Sheriff’s Deputies quickly responded to robbery shortly after it occurred about 5 a.m. Monday morning. Investigators arrived and learned from the victim that he had been lured out of his hotel room by a woman, only to ...

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Citizens Police Class Week 4: Active Threat Incident

  The Citizens Police Academy hosted by the LaGrange Police Department continued on last week with another riveting lecture. This week featured a talk on the response to an active threat situation. All of these classes to date have provided invaluable information on different things such as gangs, traffic stops, and how police and citizens should interact with one another. ...

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Miss Hummingbird Pageants Crown Winners

The 2017 winners of Miss Hummingbird Festival, Miss Middle West Georgia, and Miss Magnolia

The Miss Hummingbird Festival’s scholarship program kicked off its annual pageants with a purple twist at LaGrange High School on Saturday, September 24. The pageant is the launching point for the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival season. The winner and 2017 Miss Hummingbird will go on to represent the festival in the Miss Georgia Pageant. In honor of Prince, this year’s decorations, ...

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Strange Robbery Reported On Park Avenue

  LaGrange Police are investigating a strange incident where an Armed Robbery on Park Avenue seems to have been interrupted by a second gun-wielding suspect. Late Thursday night about 10:50 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were called to the 600 block of Park Avenue in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery. Police arrived and spoke to the ...

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Fitness, Leadership, And Character At Hollis Hand’s Boosterthon Fun Run

The runners are ready to begin

Fitness, leadership, and character – the three go hand-in-hand at Hollis Hand Elementary School. Staying active is important, building leadership skills is necessary, and each child’s character is what makes the other elements possible. The Boosterthon’s Fun Run Program hosts sponsorship events that allow family, friends, and community members to sponsor students to run 30-35 laps around their Fun Run ...

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