Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tennis Fever Hits LaGrange; McCluskey Courts Are Jam-Packed

Surely spring can’t be too far away. The first indication came on Wednesday night when 41 players showed up for some “pick up” tennis at the McCluskey Center in LaGrange. There were matches and players from one end of the complex to the other. “We have a full house,” said McCluskey tennis pro Stephen Vincent. “I love it. Tennis is ...

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Selecting Native Plants for the Landscape

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent There are many native plants that would look great in a landscape. Being native to Georgia, they tend be more winter hardy and resilient to tough weather conditions. What are some good suggestions to replace those ornamentals that didn’t make through the drought? Let’s look at what UGA recommends. If you want to attract hummingbirds ...

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Jerry Fulks Named 2016 CEO Of The Year By The Georgia Alliance Of Community Hospitals


Jerry Fulks, president of WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, has been named 2016 CEO of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals at its 33rd annual conference. The award highlights the impact of member hospitals and their executive leadership on individual patients, the health and wellness of Georgians, and the quality of life of their communities. Fulks is ...

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City Adopts Plan For Gateway Corridor


The Mayor and City Council of LaGrange were hard at work at their meeting this past Tuesday, January 10. Hot of the announcement of the new Hobby Lobby and Dunham’s Sports stores for the LaGrange Mall Development, the city is in a tremendous period of growth and expansion like never before. Being one of the first meetings of the year, ...

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Child Porn Suspect Arrested


Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit have arrested a local man on multiple counts of possession of child pornography. Lt. Kelli Ellington of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office advised they received information from state authorities indicating that they receive an electronic tracking hit on underage pornographic content in Troup County. Local sheriff’s investigators began looking into ...

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Local State Patrol Adds Two New Troopers


There is a lot going on today in the world of law enforcement. All over the news there are images of people assaulting and attacking officers, the same officers that put their lives on the line for us day in and day out. While these individuals are out there on a national level, here in LaGrange and Troup County, the ...

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Teen Arrested For DUI, Caught With Drugs In Bum

LaGrange Police have arrested a 17-year-old for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana, which he had the not-so-bright idea to hide in his butt in an attempt to avoid drug charges. Sunday night, just after midnight, officers with the LaGrange Police Department were patrolling the area of Bull Street near Vernon Street when they pulled up behind a white Pontiac ...

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MLK Parade Set For Saturday With Two Local Grand Marshals

As we move ever so closer to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 16, many events are beginning to form and start up all over LaGrange and Troup County. Many different activities and events are gearing up and one of the most exciting happenings is taking place this Saturday at 1 pm with the annual MLK Parade in downtown ...

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LaGrange Memorial Library Welcomes Two Annual African American Storytelling Festival


Tuesday, January 10, marked the Second Annual African American Storytelling Festival at the LaGrange Memorial Library. The evening began with a poetry reading by Marsha Allen. Along with a passion for poetry, Allen cares deeply about children. She is a member of First Baptist Church on Fannin Street and enjoys baking and music. She opened with her poem: I Thank ...

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Two-Vehicle Collision Blocks All Lanes Of Traffic


On Tuesday, January 10, at 11:15 am, Georgia State Troopers from Post #2 were called out to a two-vehicle collision blocking nearly four to six lanes of traffic on New Franklin Road, intersecting Ann Bailey Way. A 2003 Dodge Ram truck was travelling west on North Davis Road, approaching a traffic light, while a 2003 Chrysler Sebring LX was travelling ...

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