Monthly Archives: November 2016

Troup County School System Graduation Rates Leap Over Prior Year

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On Tuesday, November 1, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released its 2016 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rates. (A Four-Year Cohort refers to students who only took four academic years, starting with day one of their freshman year, to complete high school.) The outlook for Troup County School System (TCSS) is promising with a 5.5 percentage point increase over 2015. One ...

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Confidence Missionary Baptist Church Hosts Annual Breast Cancer 5k

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On Saturday, October 29, at Calumet Park, Confidence Missionary Baptist Church (CMBC) held their second annual Breast Cancer 5k. It was the perfect way to close out (or better yet, “Pink Out”) Breast Cancer Awareness Month as their church family and community supporters came together to raise money and make a difference for the women fighting this disease. Along with ...

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Man Accused Of Pistol Whipping Female

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Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man on several felony charges after a violent domestic incident. On Sunday, Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to an undisclosed residence in West Troup County in reference to a man assaulting a woman call in West Troup County. Deputies arrived and made contact with James Junior Hardy, of Troup County, who was ...

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Fall Festival Traditions Continue At Sweetland Amphitheatre

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The Chili Cook-Off has always been a downtown tradition for the City of La-Grange. So, this year, on Saturday, October 29, with all of the traffic from the Mansour’s-to-Marriott-Courtyard construction, the contest made its way from Lafayette Square to the front lawn of the Sweetland Amphitheatre. As a favorite feature for the annual Fall Festival, participants had the opportunity to ...

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County Puts Final Approval On Pay Study Review

This past Tuesday, November 1, the Troup County Board of Commissioners held another regularly scheduled meeting to deal with many things around the County. With a lot of new commercial development on the rise, there was to be many zoning and annexation issues that the County would cover at this particular meeting. After an invocation from Reverend David Pasley from ...

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Troup County Schools Celebrate National Red Ribbon Week 2016

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Red Ribbon Week is part of a national campaign that began in 1985 to raise drug awareness. On February 7, 1985, when U.S. DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Agent Enrique Camarena was found in Mexico, brutally tortured and killed by drug dealers, family, friends, and members of his community started wearing red satin badges in his honor to represent the death ...

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Woman EscapesHigh Speed Kidnapping On Interstate

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 Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested LaGrange man who is accused of attacking and kidnapping the mother of his children. Deputies say they became involved in the incident on Monday when they responded to a 911 called from the interstate indicating that a female had been kidnapped. Investigators arrived and made contact with the victim who advised she had been ...

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Friday November 4th

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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. • Early Wednesday morning about 12:52 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Timothy Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Prior to their arrival, police were informed that the 911 caller advised ...

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Friday November 4th

Community Calendar • November 5th: World Class Deer Mount Displays at Oakside. Trophies of Grace from NW FL will showcase their collection of world class whitetail deer mounts on November 5 at 5:30 pm. The Sportsmen’s event is free and will feature a bbq dinner, great door prizes, and ventriloquist/comedian/speaker Derek Farr from Roanoke. Five local churches are hosting the ...

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