Monthly Archives: December 2016

Yuletide Greetings Include 35 Stripers, Hybrids, 9-Pounder Included


An unseasonably hot Christmas day in LaGrange meant two things. Santa Claus needed more sunblock, and it was time to go fishing. Such was the case for more than a few outdoorsmen and one lady angler. There was some heated action alright on West Point Lake on Sunday morning and afternoon. With the temperature soaring to 77 degrees, the anglers ...

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Warren Hooks Into A 5-Pound Striper On Christmas Eve


Mark Warren knows every nook and cranny between Newnan and LaGrange. Warren travels between those two cities weekly. He lives in Newnan, and he fishes in LaGrange. Warren loves West Point Lake for what it is – a large body of water with a ton of fish. “This is a good lake for fishing. It’s a beautiful lake, and it ...

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New Ventures Inc. Sets Safety Record


Facility caps off 2 years of No lost time accidents New Ventures recently celebrated two years of no lost time accidents… “We are very proud of the safety-conscious attitude our associates and trainees show each day. We are training individuals for the region and they know that in order to work in industry, safety is a priority” says Plant Manager ...

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Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging


Each year 4-H’ERS from all over Georgia compete in area Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging. 4-H’ers from Troup County tested their knowledge in consumer trends at the Conyers Area 4-H Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging contest. The competition was held November 9, 2016, in Rockdale County. The 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging event was a two part competition. 4-H’ers ...

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Callaway Elementary Jr. Beta Honors Deputies


Callaway Elementary Jr. Beta Club members held a special breakfast honoring the Troup County Deputies who help keep the students safe during the school’s daily morning arrival. Pictured are Jr. Beta Club members and Troup County Deputies front row, left to right: Jaxon Redding, Haley Jones, Derek Jones, and Saralynn Pelt. back row: Stephen Cagle, Chris Bagley, Billy Baker, and ...

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Active Life Presents Gift Wrapped Presents To Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Kindship Care Program


The Active Life Recreation Center presented 50 gift wrapped presents to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Kindship Care Program. Each of the 25 children (aged 1 year to 18) received twelve pairs of socks and a handmade hat and scarf made by the Knit Witz Crocheting Club. Pictured from Left to Right: Holly Mitzok-Adams (Active Life Staff Member), Gloria Sanford (Kinship ...

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Dr. Rod Duraski Named Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center’s 2016 Physician Of The Year


Dr. Rod Duraski, known as a staunch advocate of patient care and safety as well as a doctor who truly connects with patients on a personal level, has been honored as WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s 2016 Physician of the Year. The award, given annually since 2007, recognizes an outstanding physician whose contributions have made a significant impact on patient ...

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Santa Visited The LaGrange Nursing And Rehab Center

Last week, several of the nursing and retirement homes had a very special visitor come to through their doors and spread quite a bit of holiday cheer. With Christmas finally upon us, this special visitor is continuing to be very busy this year. Of course, we are talking about Santa Clause, who has been visiting with the elderly recently all ...

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Police Handle Murders, Both Real And Imagined

On Christmas Eve, La-Grange Police became involved in a mental health crisis involving a female at the hospital, who claimed she came to the Emergency Room to investigate the murder of her brother. Fortunately for police detectives, they didn’t have to work a murder on Christmas, as the brother appears to be safe and sound in the Troup County Jail. ...

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Up All Night Feeds People A Christmas Meal


LaGrange is a city of hope to many, a place that they can call home and find peace in a sometimes unforgiving world. What makes this community so special is the way that we take care of our own and are always willing to lend a hand to those in need. There are many organizations and people here that have ...

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