Monthly Archives: March 2017

Violent Suspect Captured


Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies were finally able to capture a violent wanted suspect who has been eluding them for several weeks. Friday afternoon, Patrol Deputies were in the area of Youngs Mill Road near Hillcrest Road when they observed a pickup truck being driven by Cory David Williams. Deputies were very familiar with Williams as they have been looking for ...

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Troup County Schools’ Superintendent Speaks To Kiwanis


Troup County Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Cole Pugh, presented an update of the county’s schools, from where they have been to where they are today. He detailed a very positive picture that includes the achievements and recognition of teachers, administrators and our ever-improving young people in our schools. He continued by recognizing and appreciating the sacrifices, efforts and attitudes of all ...

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Man Charged With Beating, Kicking Young Child


Police have arrested a 28-year-old man on child cruelty charges after he allegedly attacked and kicked a young child that was attempting to stand up for his mom. Officers with the LaGrange Police Department initially responded to the Benjamin Harvey Hill Homes on Handley Street Sunday afternoon about 4:30 p.m. in reference to a 911 hang up call. Troup 911 ...

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LaGrange Police Department’s CALEA Reaccreditation

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will arrive on April 10, 2017, to examine all aspects of the LaGrangePoliceDepartment’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Dekmar announced. The LaGrange Police Department must comply with standards in order to maintain accredited status. Verification, by the Assessment Team, that the LaGrange ...

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Eslinger Takes “Big Bass” At 5.10 Pounds In Sunday Event


He is a giant among mortal men. Frank Eslinger of LaGrange is a bass catching machine, and he has been for 30 years. He has won 100 tournaments, and Eslinger has said “hello” to every largemouth bass on West Point Lake, or so it seems. On Sunday, Eslinger reached another high water mark as he caught the “Big Bass” in ...

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Buchanan, Lloyd Beat Out 40 Teams In Highland Bass Tournament


Rather than ducks, Carrollton’s Randy Buchanan and Ryan Lloyd had all of their bass in a row. That was a good thing, too. Lloyd and Buchanan did some reeling and some praying on Sunday as they won the Highland Team Trail Tournament with a bag full of largemouth and spotted bass. The total weight was 17.2 pounds. The fish will ...

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Auburn Barrels Past Troup, 15-7; Morris: “We Fought Like A Dog”


Troup High School is an equal opportunity baseball program. With that in mind, Troup gave seven pitchers some game time on Monday night against defending Class 7A state runners-up Auburn High. It did turn into a long, frustrating night for the Troup Tigers. They went down to defeat, 15-7 in a somewhat streaky baseball game. The Auburn High Tigers hit ...

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LaGrange Students Excel At Southeastern Theatre Conference


Five students from La-Grange were among the 14 LaGrange College music, theatre and musical theatre students who recently traveled to the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. Elyse Barnett, Jalen Smith, KaDarius Griggs, Justin Bowen and Malcolm Stephen were in the group that was accompanied by Kim Barber Knoll, director of the theater arts program, and Dr. Andrea Mueller, professor ...

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A Call To Remembrance Service Hosted At Warren Temple


This past weekend, La-Grange and Troup County took more steps towards building race relations in the community when A Call to Remembrance Service was held on Saturday, March 18 at Warren Temple United Methodist Church. The service was dedicated to the victims of lynching in Troup County so many years ago. After a prelude and the welcome from Rev. Vincent ...

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