Monthly Archives: March 2017

Gang Charges For Felon Found With Firearm; Juvenile Also Charged

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LaGrange Police have charged two young men with various crimes after a traffic stop revealed the occupants were in possession of a pair of handguns. Any possession of the handguns was a no-no for both subjects as one was a convicted felon and the other was a juvenile. The guns were found Tuesday afternoon, when police searched their vehicle during ...

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Tax Commissioner Shane Frailey Give Kiwanis Update

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New Troup County Tax Commissioner, Shane Frailey, has made some changes to the Tax Commissioner’s office that makes it more user-friendly. Someone answering the phone instead of an automated phone system and opening the doors at 8:00 AM are just a couple of campaign promises that are now standard operation. Tax Commissioner Frailey is pleased with his first few weeks ...

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Audience May Recognize Sicilian Composer’s Works

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Dr. Beth Everett, associate professor of music at La-Grange College, understands that listeners at her 3D Journeys lecture Monday may not be familiar with her topic: “Vincent Bellini, Sicily’s Son of Musical Drama.” “But,” Everett said with a twinkle in her eye, “many people have heard his music and don’t realize it.” One of Bellini’s most famous arias figures prominently ...

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21 Cub Scouts Organize Pack Food Drive

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21 Cub Scouts from First United Methodist Church got an early start to the ‘Scouting for Food’ drive. The Wolf Den 2 organized the pack food drive. The photo shows the Wolf den and the food collected by the Cub Scout pack and church members. The food was donated to LaGrange Personal Aid.  

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Wanted Subject Drives Through Checkpoint With Drugs

LaGrange Police have arrested a local man on two felony charges after he literally drove through a police checkpoint with a warrant and a bag of methamphetamine. Early Thursday morning about 2:47 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on New Franklin Road near the city limits when officers made contact with a wanted ...

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Police Handle Mental Health Disturbance

In just another example of all police have to deal with, it’s not always crooks, robbers, and thieves causing trouble. Sometimes folks begin to have mental health problems and no one is there to take care of them, so police have to be called in. Early Thursday morning about 6:43 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1600 block of Whitesville ...

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Skipworth, Taylor Lead Lafayette’s Comeback Win Over Lady Eagles

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All that they needed was some incentive. The Lady Cougars had no problem finding that on Friday night. Lafayette Christian promptly fell behind 1-0 against Arlington Christian in the first 12 minutes of the West Region soccer match at the Cougars field. Arlington Christian had the early mojo after forward Kimberly Conner scored from 18 yards out. But the Lady ...

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Grangers Hold Off Tennis Tigers; Girls Match Goes To LaGrange

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The Troup High girls took a region road trip on Thursday afternoon, and they didn’t have to go far. Coach Tammy Green and the Lady Tigers traveled down the highway to the McCluskey Tennis Center for a matchup of immense proportions with the La-Grange High girls. It did mean more. The girls did play harder. The Lady Tigers and Lady ...

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Southern Charm Hosts Ribbon Cutting

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A boutique here in the LaGrange/Troup County community has made a new home, one with a larger space and many vendors that have come along with them. Southern Charm, originally located on Wares crossroad, has found its new home at 300 E Bacon Street, behind Jim Bob’s Chicken Fingers. Southern Charm is a vintage marketplace and carries over 25 different ...

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