Monthly Archives: January 2017

Hogansville Deals With Re-Zoning Issues

The City of Hogansville returned to their regular business this past Tuesday night, January 3 after the New Year. With the New Year came a list of several different things that the council had to deal with. The meeting began right at 7 with an executive session before launching into their regular agenda. The first item of business that the ...

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New Year, Same Boycott

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Month after month, people driving down New Franklin Road have noticed that protestors gather outside of Staples. With signs, pamphlets, and t-shirts, the protestors encourage the community to boycott Staples. But why? Their slogan reads: The U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale. Protestors believe that the mini “post offices” inside Staples stores attempt “privatizing a great national treasure [the U.S. ...

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Attempted Murder Charge For Man Who Shot His Own Mother

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Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have filed charges including Attempted Murder against a man accused of shooting his own mother in the face in a family dispute. Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Justin Longet Smith II after his mother, Patricia Smith, was found with a gunshot wound outside her Long Cane community home. Deputies first responded to the incident in the 100 block ...

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Friday January 6th

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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. • Saturday night about 9:24 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Williams Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke to the female victim, who stated ...

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Friday January 6th

Community Calendar • January 7th: Keep Troup Beautiful is sponsoring ‘Bring One For the Chipper’ on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm at the LaGrange Recycling Center on South Davis Road at the intersection of Lafayette Parkway (next to the water tower). Bring Christmas trees (or provide to the Corps of Engineers) and your electronics – ...

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