Monthly Archives: January 2017

Friday January 6th – OBITS (7)

Joe Bray Mr. Joe Bray, age 85, of Newnan, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, at his home.        Mr. Bray was born January 19, 1931, in Hogansville, son of the late Russell Bray and Laura Dupree Bray Ramsey. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he lived in Coweta County for many years, and was a member of Sargent Baptist ...

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Son Accused Of Shooting Mother In Face

Breaking News

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a man accused of shooting his mother in the face in a family dispute. Sheriff’s Deputies have issued warrants for the arrest of Justin Longet Smith II after finding his mother, Patricia Smith, had been shot at her Long Cane community home. Law enforcement first responded to the incident in the 100 block ...

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Father And Son Have A Soggy 1st On West Point Lake


It takes a hearty fisherman to go out on the lake when it’s wet, cold and raining. Ed Sankbeil of LaGrange is one such cold-blooded angler. Sankbeil tried the fishing on West Point Lake on a very drizzly New Year’s Day. He has no regrets. He also had no fish, but Sankbeil did get a strike at 11:30 a.m. “I ...

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Upson-Lee Overwhelms Grangers, LHS Never Leads In Title Game


Two of the premier boys basketball teams in Georgia’s Class AAAA went elbow-to- elbow and jaw-to-jaw in the championship game in the Toyota Classic. The game was supposed to be tight, down to the wire and highly volatile. The Upson-Lee boys went into the game ranked second in the state. The hometown Grangers were the No. 3ranked team heading into ...

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Dark Windows Lead To Felony Drug Bust


LaGrange Police have arrested a man on a pair of felony charges all stemming from a traffic stop for a window tint violation. Friday night about 7:06 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department were in the area of Whitesville Road when police observed a green Honda Accord with what was believed to be illegal window tinting. The Honda entered ...

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Kaye Minchew Presents Historical Perspective Of FDR


Kaye Linning Minchew, retired Director of the Troup County Archives, author, and public history consultant, presented a historical perspective of FDR and his affection and influence of and by the people of Georgia. Her presentation included many pictures of events in his life that molded FDR’s approach to the presidency. This was a very interesting analysis of events in Georgia ...

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Troup Heroes: Mark Mitchell


There are times in the life of any paper or any article that words do not do justice to the stories and the actions of those involved. These moments are surreal and without measure, moments of true and unparalleled emotions. Such is the case with these heroes’ stories here in Troup County News. Many interviewed dislike this word ‘hero’ out ...

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Commissioners Table Vote On Divisive Billboard

On the first governmental meeting of the New Year, the Troup County Board of Commissioners started the year with a long and, at some points tense, meeting on Tuesday, January 3. The Board looked a bit different from an aesthetic point of view as the two new Commissioners, Ellis Cadenhead and Lewis Davis, took the bench for their first official ...

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Bring One For The Chipper

Scott W. Landa Executive Director, Keep Troup Beautiful Did you know that household waste in the US increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and NewYear’s Day? Our local Keep Troup Beautiful (KTB) will help in an effort to recycle this waste as we sponsor our annual “Bring One for the Chipper” activity on Saturday, January 7 at the LaGrange Recycling ...

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Pair Arrested For Entering Auto


LaGrange Police were quickly able to nab a pair of Entering Auto suspects after the two allegedly busted out the window of an SUV and stole thousands of dollars worth of hunting equipment. Saturday morning about 9:20 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Nissan of La-Grange on Commerce Avenue in reference to reports of Entering Auto. Officers ...

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