Monthly Archives: February 2017

County Commissioners Approve Much Debated Bryant Lake Digital Billboard

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After a third reading and public hearings from both parties, County Commissioners voted 4-0 in approval of the Bryant Lake digital billboard – but with certain stipulations. KK& L Real Estate’s original stipulations for this parcel of Hamilton Road, prior to today’s board meeting, were: 1) Location of sign is as shown on submitted sketch plan. Sign shall be staked ...

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Helping Young Professional Engage (HYPE) Hosts Calendar Kick Off Party

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Our local LaGrange/Troup County Chamber of Commerce is a tremendous organization that has deep roots in the community. From organizing ribbon cuttings, welcoming new members, and hosting large events, they are always in the now and working hard for us all. However, there is another branch of the Chamber that is also performing and working to help connect young business ...

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Local Tax Service Robbed

LaGrange Police are searching for a man looking to get his tax rebate early, by attempting to rob a local tax service. Maybe next time he’ll remember to bring his W-2, as the armed assailant was quickly turned away empty handed. Monday morning about 10:08 a.m., LaGrange Police Department officers were called to American Tax Service office on South Greenwood ...

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Standoff Resolved At West Point Motel

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Around 2:30 pm on Tuesday, February 7, law enforcement received information from a caller that there were two suspects out of Florida, identified for a home invasion and possible murders, whose vehicle was spotted at West Point Motel. Law enforcement confirmed that the vehicle was the suspects’. Some individuals held themselves up in one of the motel rooms and law ...

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Deputy Hockett Honored By State

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Georgia State Representative Randy Nix made a brief stop in LaGrange Monday morning to present a Deputy Michael Hockett with a proclamation referencing his bravery in the January 9 shooting incident where he was shot on routine welfare check. Representative Nix advised he came to honor Hockett, but reminded the crowd of Sheriff’s Office Officials who came to view the ...

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House Fire On West Point Road

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Troup Fire Investigators are looking into what caused a house fire off of West Point Road late Thursday night. Thursday night about 11:02 p.m., firefighters with the Troup County Fire Department responded to the Pop Reese Road just off of West Point Road in reference to a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to found flames visible coming outside the multifamily home ...

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Standoff Resolved At West Point Motel

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Around 2:30 pm on Tuesday, February 7, law enforcement received information from a caller that there were two suspects out of Florida, identified for a home invasion and possible murders, whose vehicle was spotted at West Point Motel. Law enforcement confirmed that the vehicle was the suspects’. Some individuals held themselves up in one of the motel rooms and law ...

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Wednesday February 8th

Community Calendar • February 8th 8am-4pm: Small Farm and Agriculture Conference at West Georgia Technical College offered by the West Georgia Farmer’s Cooperative. This event is suited for small farmers as well as community members interested in topics of climate change and locally grown food. • February 8th at 10:30 AM: Story Time! Children gather weekly at the library to ...

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Wednesday February 8th

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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. • Sunday afternoon about 2:40 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting. While en route, police were informed that the female suspect had ...

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Christ’s Corner

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Romans 8:1 (KJV): There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. “Christians are not condemned by Jesus. The Lord does not condemn anyone! Mankind is already condemned! This verse tells us those in Christ are not condemned. BUT condemnation comes to believers on many sides. ...

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