Monthly Archives: January 2017

Professor: Sicily Is Center Of Mediterranean History


All roads may lead to Rome, but the historical nexus of the Mediterranean world is Sicily, said LaGrange College history professor Kevin Shirley. “Everybody who has been a player in the Mediterranean has been engaged in Sicily,” said Dr. Shirley, leadoff speaker for 3D Journeys, LaGrange College’s lecture series and travel experience that kicks off its seventh season at 10 ...

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EMS Region 4 Award Recipient


Program Director, West Point Fire Department EMS Training Program LaGrange, GA – On January 17, the Region 4 EMS Council held an award banquet recognizing individuals and organizations throughout region 4 that have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Don K. Cagle “Kris”, program director with West Point Fire Department EMS Training Program received the EMS Pioneer Award. ...

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Police Handle Mild Mental Health Crisis

LaGrange Police had to forcibly take a local woman to the hospital for a mental health crisis after she became involved with a dispute with her neighbors. Thursday afternoon about 4:26 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Handley Street in reference to a dispute between neighbors. Officers arrived and spoke with both neighbors involved in the dispute ...

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Multiple Charges For Domestic Violence Suspect


LaGrange Police have arrested a local man on several charges, after the wanted man allegedly became involved in a domestic dispute. Tuesday morning about 11:43 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to On Time Automotive on South Harlem Circle in reference to reports of a domestic violence incident. Police were advised via Troup 911 that the female complainant ...

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Legacy Museum Hosts Honorary Reception For John W. Franklin


John W. Franklin made a special guest appearance at the Troup County Racial Trust Building Initiative “Call to Community” Breakfast on Wednesday, January 18. Franklin is known by his large role with the Affiliated Research Staff for the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1973 and ...

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Troup County School System Hosts Special Meeting


Tuesday, January 17, the Troup County School System held a special meeting as four new board members took an oath of office and the Head Chairman and Vice Chairman positions were chosen. Brandon Brooks, Kirk Hancock, Cathy Hunt, and Joe Franklin were sworn in to their new positions by Troup County Probate Court’s Judge Donald W. Boyd. Ted Alford was ...

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Deputies Looking For Violent Robbery Suspect


Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a man accused of robbing and severely beating a family member, leaving him for dead. Early Thursday morning Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Wood Valley Drive in South Troup County in reference to a welfare check. Deputies were called to the residence to check on a man after those ...

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Litter Leaves Big Problems For The LaGrange Community


“People in this city don’t seem to really care about where they dump their trash; we have a lot of illegal dumping going on,” said Jimmy Ivey, Code Enforcement Officer with the La-Grange Police Department. Unfortunately, despite citations, court appearances, and fines, this has been a local problem for years. “I’ve been doing Code Enforcement for three years and we ...

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Rings of Fire


From Our Table To Yours Recipe for Rings of Fire Onion rings are a popular side dish. Though many people reserve their consumption of onion rings for nights out at the diner, onion ring afficionados need not wait until their next night out on the town to enjoy their favorite side dish, as onion rings can easily be made right ...

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