Monthly Archives: February 2017

Deputies Investigating Store Break-In

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for suspects who smashed their way into a local convenience store late Tuesday night. Tuesday night around midnight, Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Vernon Street Food Mart in Lee’s Crossing in reference to a Non-residential Burglary. Deputies arrived to the find the front glass door had been shattered, so they entered and ...

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Town Hall Meetings Open With District 1


Each year, Mayor Jim Thornton hosts a series of Town Hall meetings to reach what he calls the “Four Corners of the City of La-Grange”, discussing upcoming features, current problems, and future solutions regarding the community. On Tuesday, January 31, Mayor Thornton met with members of the Northwest section of LaGrange at Hollis Hand Elementary School to hear their questions, ...

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LaGrange-Troup County Chamber Launches Workforce Strategic Planning Initiative

The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce kicked off a six-month strategic planning process that will examine the county’s available workforce and identify tactics to bridge gaps in the local education and talent recruitment pipeline. The “TroupWorks” Strategic Plan will commence by gathering information from a diverse group of Troup County stakeholders. The project team will conduct interviews and focus groups ...

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Police Searching For Violent Stalker

LaGrange Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed and threatened to kill a local woman in her home earlier this week. Tuesday morning about 9:10 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Ridgefield Circle in reference to a domestic dispute. Officer arrived and learned from the victim that Clinton Hines forced his way into the residence, ...

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Mardi Gras Parade To Be Accompanied By Party At Del’Avant


Deep inside a secret location made known to only a select few, the Krewe of Mask sits in their secret headquarters feverishly planning for their inaugural Mardi Gras Parade in downtown LaGrange. For many months the crew has been hard at work, planning and working on this new tradition for our community. A family friendly Mardi Gras parade will bring ...

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Sock Hops Return In Concert At Troup High School


There is something special about the oldie’s music from long ago. Full of heart, range, and motion, many of these classics are still loved and adored by people the world over, even to this day. These songs live on and there is still a following for them. One group here in Georgia has made it their mission to keep these ...

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Driver Under The Influence Injures Three

On Sunday, January 29 around 12:30 pm, the Georgia State Patrol was called to State Route 109 (Ronoake Road) where a two-car collision resulted in four injuries. A 2006 Trailblazer Chevrolet was traveling south on State Route 109 while a 2007 MX-5 Miata Mazda was traveling north on State Route 109. The Mazda traveled 209 feet off the right of ...

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Second Town Hall Meeting Hosted By Circles


The second Town Hall meeting took place on Thursday, February 2, at the Troup County Baptist Association. For the third year in a row, Circles of Troup County hosted the event. City Councilmen Tom Gore, Mark Mitchell, and Nick Woodson were present, along with Commission Chairman Patrick Crews. Mayor Jim Thornton began the meeting by allowing Sherri Brown, Director of ...

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Car Thief Leads Law Enforcement On High Speed Chase


A local man is now behind bars after allegedly stealing a car and leading authorities on a long high speed chase, crossing state lines. The whole incident began Thursday night when Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to the Dollar General on West Point Road just outside of LaGrange in reference to an auto theft. Deputies arrived and learned ...

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