Monthly Archives: April 2017

Wednesday, April 26th – Obits (6)

Luby Johnson Mr. Luby Johnson, age 87, of Hogansville, passed away, Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Johnson was born July 30, 1929, in Harlan County, Kentucky, son of the late Claude and Mary Ward Johnson.  A resident of Hogansville most of his life, he was Baptist by faith and retired as a master mechanic ...

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Domestic Snatch and Grab Robberies Still Under Investigation

LaGrange Police are investigating a pair of domestic incidents as robberies after two separate males fought with their girlfriends and snatched their cell phones. The first incident allegedly occurred on April 19. Officers with the LaGrange Police Department were dispatched to the incident on North Cary Street in reference to a Robbery by Sudden Snatching. Police arrived and spoke with ...

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Police Nab Electrician Shop Burglar

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LaGrange Police have arrested a man on burglary charges after he was caught running from a local business he had allegedly just broken into. Sunday night about 7:27 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded Sivell Electric on Oak Lane in reference to a Non-residential Burglary. Police arrived and made contact with the business owner, who stated he witnessed ...

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Williamson, Adamson Ignore The Rain, Win The Bass Tourney

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They didn’t race on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway because of inclement weather, but they did fish on West Point Lake despite similar conditions. There was enough wind and rain to go around for everyone in the Highland Team Trail Bass Tournament. Nobody backed out. Everybody fished, and most everyone got good and wet in the tournament. “These guys fish ...

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Hillside Art, Music & Food Festival Saturday

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LaGrange GA—The Hillside Art, Music & Food Festival takes place on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., in the artistic Hillside Neighborhood, LaGrange, Ga. Over 40 vendors are participating in the festival including painters, potters, jewelers, woodworkers, stained glass crafters as well as farm and gardening vendors. Music at the event includes a varied and appealing lineup: ...

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School Board Recognizes Students With High Honors

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This past Thursday night, April 20, the School Board here in Troup County honored many of the distinguished honor students who will be graduating this May which included the Valedictorians and Salutatorians GEORGIA SCHOLAR PROGRAM: The Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. These students have carried exemplary ...

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Knights Top Lafayette, 5-4 In Boys Soccer Slugfest

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Job Tendo and Logan Wright got everything that they wanted out of Senior Night at Lafayette Christian expect for one small item. The Cougars failed to come up with a win, though they did try for 80 grueling minutes against Calvary Christian. The Knights left with a 5-4 victory in a boys soccer slugfest on Monday evening at the Lafayette ...

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Calvary Rallies Past LCS Girls; Taylor, Skipworth Score For Cougars

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Sometimes fate is hard to beat. Lafayette Christian sophomore forward Devon Taylor recognizes that. Taylor and the Lady Cougars played some enthusiastic and hardcore soccer on Monday afternoon, and LCS still lost at home to Calvary Christian, 6-2. The Lady Cougars did compete. But they did not win. “We had a lot of runs, but this is a building year. ...

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Troup County School System Implementing School Bus Security Cameras To Protect Students Entering And Exiting Buses

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LaGrange, Ga., April 24, 2017 – On Friday, representatives from the Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, and Troup County School System (TCSS) Transportation department gathered at the bus shop to showcase new security cameras designed to protect students as they enter and exit school buses. Thanks to Gatekeeper Systems, Inc., and the partnership between local law enforcement and TCSS, cameras ...

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Relay For Life Draws Huge Crowd

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With Over 20 different countries and well over 5,000 individual events, Relay for Life has raised nearly 5 billion dollars in funds for cancer research. Here locally in LaGrange and Troup County, the local Relay for Life event took over the Chris Joseph track behind Whitesville Road Elementary School. The event had so many different moving parts, including games, music, ...

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