Monthly Archives: October 2016

Cajen Rhodes Named New Parks And Recreation Director

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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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Police Investigating Borton Street Shooting

  LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where a man and woman were shot at in their vehicle Thursday night. Thursday night about 9:32 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the 600 block of Borton Street upon reports of gunshots fired in the area. Prior to their arrival, officers were informed that a vehicle had been shot ...

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Monday October 3rd

Health Department Restaurant Inspections Report Momma Goldbergs Deli: 380 S. Davis Road, LaGrange, Ga. Current Score 95, Previous Score 96. Health Inspector Comments: Ice machine deflector shield contained some mold, slicer had some particles, concentration of sanitizer not quite strong enough (New Violation) and Single serve cups not properly protected with plastic sleeves (New Violation). Zaxby’s: 129 Commerce Avenue, LaGrange, ...

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Monday October 3rd

Community Calendar • October 4th: The LaGrange Police Department will be hosting its first annual National Night Out Event on Tuesday, October 4 from 5 pm – 9 pm in the parking lot of Beechwood Furniture at 110 Commerce Avenue (behind Chic-fil-A). This is a night when neighborhoods throughout LaGrange are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities ...

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Monday October 3rd

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Wednesday morning about 10:30 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the SunRidge apartment complex on Hogansville Road in reference to a theft. Police arrived and made contact with the complainant, who ...

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