Monthly Archives: March 2017

Braves Invest $14 Million In Phillips, He’s A Four-Time Gold Glover

In an effort to fill a void and build a team the Atlanta Braves have welcomed former nemesis Brandon Phillips to the land of the tomahawk. Two months ago the Braves traded two minor league pitchers – Carlos Portuondo and Andrew McKirahan – for Phillips, the longtime Cincinnati Reds second baseman. What the Braves are getting for Phillips’ $14 million ...

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Opportunist Burglar Foiled By Home Security Camera


An alleged burglar couldn’t pass up the opportunity to walk by an open door without having a look inside. The thief almost got away with stealing some cash from inside too, after narrowly avoiding being seen by a maintenance man who unknowingly let him into the home. But it was a home security camera within the residence that ended up ...

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Troup High Student Claims Other Students Planted Marijuana On Him

A teen has been charged with marijuana possession after he was found with a small amount of marijuana. The teen tried to deny any claim he was possibly being framed by other students, but police weren’t believing any of his excuses. Maybe he’ll have better luck with the juvenile court judge. Tuesday afternoon about 2:38 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to ...

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Troup County School System Awarded For Parental Involvement By Georgia Department Of Education


LaGrange, Ga., March 28, 2017 – Georgia’s State School Superintendent Richard Woods, along with other Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) representatives, visited Troup County School System (TCSS) to bestow an award for the Title I Parent Engagement Program. The recognition comes from a November 2016 video and written entry into the GaDOE’s Parent Engagement contest. For the video and written ...

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Students Prepare Jackie Robinson Writing Prompts For Scholastic Publishing Contest Entries

LaGrange, Ga., March 28, 2017 – Students in Troup County School System (TCSS) received some encouraging news when asked to write essays about overcoming obstacles – their writings would be entered into a contest with Scholastic Publishing. The completed works would be shared with Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, before a winner was named. Teachers and students focused ...

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Logan: Why Our Superheroes Are At Their Best When They Aren’t So Super (Spoiler Free)

Wow. What a weekend, what a movie. After all of the hype, pomp, and circumstance, I finally descended upon the theater to see Logan, the long awaited last installment of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. After worrying whether or not it would live up to the hype, I left the theater exhausted emotionally, having experienced the full weight and gravitas of what ...

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Cornett Classic Is Slated For April 21-23 In LaGrange


Let the backhands and forehands begin. They will. The 5th Annual Cornett Classic is scheduled for April 21-23 at the Mc-Cluskey Tennis Center in LaGrange. More than 100 players are anticipated from Columbus, Pine Mountain, Atlanta and LaGrange. The tournament will run the gamut with matches for the youth as well as men and women. The entry fee for the ...

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Troup Golfers Chip Away For Third Place Finish


What Kayla Yeargin wanted to see from her Troup High golf team was all out effort and total concentration. Yeargin got that and more on Wednesday afternoon as Troup High finished third in the Lady Tiger Par 3 Shootout at The First Tee. The host Lady Tigers carded a team total of 160. Troup High did compete, and the Lady ...

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City Council Hosted By Ark Refuge Ministries


The Mayor and City Council had an exceptionally busy day this past Tuesday, March 28. Early that morning, the group was treated to a hard hat tour of the new downtown hotel that is currently under construction. For their work session that morning, they were hosted by Ark Refuge ministries where they heard updates from Ark Refuge and the Georgia ...

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Young Gamechangers Tour KIA Plant Ahead Of Mid Point Meeting


Earlier this year, LaGrange and Troup County learned that they would play host to the Young Gamechangers program, a group of around 50 of Georgia’s brightest young men and women that come together in a community for six months and come up with a comprehensive plan/ strategy guide for the community to implement should they so choose. The Gamechangers will ...

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