Monthly Archives: December 2016

Wednesday December 19th – OBITS (5)

Johnny Leverett Mr. John Thornton (Johnny) Leverett, age 59, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Leverett was born January 31, 1957, in Athens, and lived in Troup County most of his life. A 1975 graduate of Hogansville High School, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and was ...

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Dooley Still Has A Knack For Charming The Bulldog Faithful


It has been 29 years since Vince Dooley last graced a college football sideline. That’s an eternity in pigskin years. A ton of water has gone under the bridge since then. Dooley still lives on, and he lives well. The former Georgia head coach doesn’t seem to change. Dooley still has a lively step and a quick wit. The man, ...

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Youth Flag Football Raised $1,000 For Breast Cancer


The Troup County Parks & Recreation Youth Flag Football program did a fundraiser during the 2016 football season to help raise money to battle this terrible disease called ‘cancer’. Darryl Holsey, Parks & Recreation – Youth Flag Football Coordinator, and those team members who participated raised $1,000 to donate to two local support and awareness groups to help in the ...

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City Council Praises Director Of Troup County Parks And Recreation


In only a matter of several months, Director of Troup County Parks and Recreation Cajen Rhodes has already maximized his leadership role throughout the community – and LaGrange City Council commends his hard work. Rhodes’ to-do list runs far deeper than staying at the recreation center on 1220 Lafayette Parkway; his job requires the conservation of the community’s local parks, ...

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City Hosts Hometown Connection Meeting

The City of LaGrange is quickly preparing for the Christmas holidays. This is a time when the world slows down a bit. People are celebrating with families and hosting parties. While everyone is taking things slowly and waiting for the New Year, the City of LaGrange is still hard at work. This past Tuesday, December 13, the City hosted a ...

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Law Enforcement And Safety Personnel Take On Troup County’s Toys 4 Tots


The Toys 4 Tots spirit continues to sweep the La-Grange/Troup County community. Along with the local USMC League #1040 and Georgia State Patrol Post #2, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and the Troup County Fire Department recently came together to gather bicycles for the Toys 4 Tots campaign. After Sheriff Woodruff and his department collected the bicycle equipment, the Hogansville ...

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Cab Driver Robbed On Whitesville

LaGrange Police are looking for a man accused of robbing a local cab driver early Thursday morning. Early Thursday morning, about 3:36 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Radio Co-Op cab company on Whitesville Road in reference to reports of a Robbery. Officers arrived and met with the victim, a cab driver, who advised that he picked up an unknown ...

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