Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hummingbird Festival Takes Over Downtown Hogansville

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Here in this community, our traditions are sacred to us. We fight and fight to keep them alive and revel in them every year. When people come together for these traditions, they grow to wonderful sizes and truly have the power to transform the community in great ways. Such is the case with the Hummingbird Festival in historic, beautiful downtown ...

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Local County Worker Receives STAR Award

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LaGrange and Troup County is full of incredible people doing amazing things to help give back and take care of those that are in need. That fact holds true all across this community and is evidenced in all of the various charitable organizations and community events that are dedicated to such causes. People even have careers that are focused on ...

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Candlelight Vigil Held For Domestic Abuse

Candlelight Vigil Held for Domestic Abuse

Harmony House and the Troup County Domestic Violence Task Force held a candlelight vigil on Lafayette Square in LaGrange in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event was a show of unity between survivors and remembrance of those who lost their lives to domestic violence. Dozens gathered at the square to share survivor stories and to let victims not ...

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Spa Shut Down For Prostitution

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Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a local woman and charged her with prostituting herself out of a local “spa.” On Wednesday, Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators concluded a month long investigation into alleged prostitution at the Sun Spa on Whitesville Road. With the help of Investigators from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and Troup County Drug Agents, they conducted an undercover operation ...

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School Board Honors Many Employees

October Board Recognitions (1)

It’s always a wonderful moment when companies or organizations are able to come together and show appreciation for their employees. The Troup County School Board has become well versed in this habit and has consistently tried to honor all of those that work so hard for them on a daily basis. This is precisely what they did this past Thursday ...

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Poverty: It’s Not Just A Simulation, It’s A Reality

Sherri Brown, the Director of Circles, explains the simulation

“You make your bed, you lie in it.” “It’s easy. Just don’t drop out of school. Get a job.” “Maybe if they weren’t lazy, they might have a dollar or two.” When most people think of those living in poverty, they assume these are the ones who brought it all on themselves. Having their electricity cut off, not providing food ...

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Couple Arrested On Drug Charges

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A late night traffic stop has resulted in felony arrests for a man and woman. The incident all started with a bad headlight, but after a number of lies and drugs being found, the two are now behind bars. Early Thursday morning about 2:52 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were in the area of Lafayette Parkway near South ...

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Minor Injuries After 3-Vehicle Collision

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  On Monday, October 17, at around 7:45 am, the Georgia State Patrol was called out to a three-vehicle collision on GA 109 (Roanoke Road) when a blue Honda Accord made an attempted left turn from Bailey Road onto GA 109 and struck the right side of a white Pro-star tractor trailer. The impact caused the tractor trailer to swerve ...

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Monday October 24th

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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. • Thursday afternoon about 3:13 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Auburn Avenue in reference to a Residential Burglary. Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who ...

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Monday October 24th

Community Calendar • October 24th: LaGrange: Lecture with Dr. Bill Welch of Texas A& M, will be held on October 24, 5:30-7:30, Del’avant, 141 Main. The Elms & Roses Garden Council of LaGrange will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hills & Dales with a garden lecture by nationally acclaimed author and lecturer, Dr. William C. (Bill)Welch ofTexasA& M on October ...

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