Monthly Archives: January 2017

Game Changers From LaGrange And Troup County

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  For the 2017 season, the Young Gamechangers have selected LaGrange and Troup County as their focus community. 50 different people from all walks of life and many different career paths have been chosen to make up this very exclusive list. Even further, many of these come from right here within our own community. The following is a list of ...

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6th Annual MLK Day Celebration Program

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The 6th Annual MLK Day Celebration Program was huge success again this year. The sponsor (Bethesda Outreach/Uplifting Your Faith Ministries; Bishop R.L. Darden, Overseer/Director), would like to thank everyone that came and made the program a success. They would like to thank Co-Pastor Patricia McFarlin (Mistress of Ceremony) for a job well done and the speaker Bishop Donald Lancaster (Living ...

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Juvenile Charged With Aggravated Assault

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a 15year-old boy on a gun charge after he allegedly brandished and struck another child with a shotgun. Monday evening about 5:25 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Hightower Road in reference to reports of a juvenile with a gun. Deputies quickly arrived and located the juvenile offender after he walked out ...

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Civil Rights Hero To Present College’s MLK Address

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Contributed Report Hailed as a trailblazer of the civil rights movement, U.S. Rep. John Lewis will present the annual Martin Luther King Jr. address at 3:30 p.m. January 26 in Callaway Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Lewis has represented Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1986. Roll Call, a publication covering Capitol Hill since 1955, has ...

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Hogansville City Council Approves Two Bids

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The City of Hogansville was back at work this past Tuesday night, January 17 with another of their regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Several members of the Council were out of town this week, leaving Mayor Pro-tem George Bailey and two others to preside over the meeting. The Council has recently returned from a retreat and has set forward to ...

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Congressman Westmoreland Speaks To Troup County Republicans

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The inauguration is upon us and with it comes an entirely new administration. With Donald Trump poised to take his place as the 45th President of the United States, an entirely new administration is coming to power. For the first time in many years, the GOP controls all three branches of the government. This is an incredible feat and a ...

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Troup County Racial Trust Building Initiative Hosts “Call To Community” Breakfast

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On Wednesday, January 18, the Troup County Racial Trust Building Initiative hosted a “Call to Community” breakfast at Del’avant. Law enforcement, city/ county officials, and other members of the community who have went through the initiative’s training gathered together in the name of reconciliation to bridge the gap that former state representative and co-founder of this initiative, Carl Von Epps, ...

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Authorities Catch Check Fraudster

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LaGrange Police and Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies worked together to arrest a man who was allegedly passing fake checks at banks throughout town. Police responded to the Charter Bank on South Davis Road at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in reference to reports of check forgery. Officers arrived and met with a bank employee, who stated an individual by the ...

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Friday January 20th

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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. • Tuesday night about 10:52 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Starmount Drive in reference to an Entering Auto. Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated unknown person(s) stole his ...

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Friday January 20th

Community Calendar • January 21st: Come Dance with Us at theActive Life Center, 140 Ragland Street, on Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm.Admission is $6. The night with feature Jimmy Smith with “New River Band”.Adults of all ages are welcome and the doors will open at 6:30 pm. For more information please call 706-883-1681. • January 21st: Bird Seed ...

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