Monthly Archives: November 2016

Broncos Edge Cobras, 8-0; Outland Scores Winning Touchdown


There were ghosts, goblins and football players in the stadium on Halloween night. It made sense as the Broncos rallied for an 8-0 win over the Cobras in a defensive “bad to the bone” football game on Monday night in the LaGrange Recreation League. The game was scoreless through the first three quarters of play. Part of that was due ...

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Pleasant Grove Quilters Enter 35th Year


Our traditions here in the LaGrange and Troup County area are storied and have supported some really incredible causes over the years. Some of these traditions are very long running and have become staples throughout the community. One such event is preparing to enter its 35th year and will return on Saturday, November 5th for everyone to enjoy. The Pleasant ...

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Former NFL Player Encourages Students At HOPE Academy


Former New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Colts football player Howard Stevens, Jr. encouraged the students at HOPE Academy to make changes, work hard, and beat the odds. The entire school, over 60 students gathered into the cafeteria before student ambassadors introduced him. When he began speaking at the assembly, he started by stating he wasn’t even supposed to be a ...

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Troup County School Students Focus On Careers In Manufacturing And Mechatronics


  THINC College & Career Academy (THINC) hosted a hands-on learning session focused on careers in manufacturing and mechatronics. The day-long event brought these industries to the forefront for high school students across Troup County. Students attending have shown an interest in pursuing these career fields in the future. During the session, facilitators shared ways for the ninth-through-twelfth graders to ...

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Interface Completes Outside Classroom Space And Landscape Beautification Projects At West Point Elementary


 LaGrange, Ga. When students and staff returned to West Point Elementary school, they noticed some ground improvements and a new learning space – outside of the walls of a typical classroom. A group of Interface champions dug into the paint, dirt, and cement for this year’s Green Apple Project to support the organization’s partner in education school. The Green Apple ...

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Infant Safely Returned After Kidnapped By Armed Father

  Police are looking for a man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and made off with their infant son in a domestic dispute. Friday night about 9 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 300 block of Render Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. While en route, officers were advised that the boyfriend of ...

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NAACP Hosts Annual Freedom Fund And Honor Banquet


On the night of Sunday, October 30, the local chapter of the NAACP came together for one of their biggest events of the year. This occasion was their annual Freedom Fund and Honor Banquet. This is a time when many of the members of the NAACP come together to fellowship and talk about all of the problems that the movement ...

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Troup Heroes: Jeff Duran


Once again, Troup County News is continuing the legacy of honoring all of the brave men and women that serve our community on a daily basis. These men and women, these civil servants, live and work in an age of danger and great personal risk. Whether it is law enforcement, EMT’s, firefighters, or anyone in between, these are the true ...

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Caterpillar Holds Pink Day For Cancer Awareness


We live in an age of mass industry. Plants, factories, and warehouse store the items and the parts that we as consumers take into our everyday lives. Every day in this world is fast paced with goals to meet and numbers to reach. Their employees are skilled, highly educated, and are on the cutting edge of this technological world. However, ...

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Burglar Caught Wearing Stolen Watch


Police have arrested a man caught red-handed wearing a watch that he had allegedly just stolen during a burglary a few hours earlier. Early Tuesday morning about 3 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 1100 block of First Avenue. Officers made contact with the complainant, who advised he had come home to find ...

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