Monthly Archives: April 2017

Friday, April 21st – Obits (7)

Betty Thomas Rahv Betty Thomas Rahv, (March 30, 1931-April 15, 2017) a native of Charleston, WV and eldest child of the late Marian Pope Thomas and Andrew Stephen Thomas, Jr. passed away in LaGrange, of natural causes. She is survived by her son, William L. McIlvain of Charleston WV; siblings, Emma Lewis Thomas of Livingston, MT, Marian Thomas Wood of ...

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Wednesday, April 19th – Obits (7)

Raymond Edward Lee Neely, III Raymond Edward Lee Neely, III, age 51, of Manchester, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at First Assembly of God Church. Interment followed in the Manchester City Cemetery. Lee was born September 8, 1965 in Columbus, the son of Raymond Edward Lee ...

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Columbus Woman Kidnapped And Brought To LaGrange


A Columbus woman is now safe and her kidnapper is behind bars after a violent and scary weekend. The female managed to escape after being held captive for hours by her former fiancé, who allegedly forced her to drive him to LaGrange and threatened to kill her if she cried for help. Saturday evening about 6:45 p.m., LaGrange Police responded ...

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Alpha Day At The Capitol


The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Theta Nu Lambda Chapter, seated in LaGrange, motored to the Georgia State Capitol during the 2017 legislative session for their Annual Alpha Day at the Capitol along with several mentees from area schools. During this daylong event, the group was able to tour the capitol and sit in the gallery of both ...

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Commissioners Receive Update On Hospital Bonds

There were many items of business that needed to be handled at the regular meeting of the Troup County Commissioners this past Tuesday morning, April 18. All of the items that were discussed at last week’s work session were to be decided upon that morning as well as some various public hearings and an update on the hospital bonds here ...

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Telluride Documentary Film Festival To Visit April 27


LaGrange College will host Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour at 7 p.m. April 27 in West Side’s recital hall. Admission is free. The event is a collaborative project between Telluride Mountainfilm and LaGrange College focusing on documentary- style filmmaking and LaGrange College’s Digital Creative Media and Film degree program, said Lee Johnson, the program’s director and Fuller E. Callaway Professor of ...

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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested


Drug Charges for His Associate LaGrange Police got a tip on the location of an Armed Robbery suspect and ended up getting a bonus felony arrest after his driver was found to be in possession of cocaine. Friday night, officers with the LaGrange Police Department Special Investigations Unit received information indicating that wanted subject, Dwan Harris, was leaving a location ...

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Relay For Life This Friday With Grand Marshal Kevin Dunn


According to research by the American Cancer Society, there will be over 1,688,780 new cases of cancer in 2017, with over 600,920 of those cases ending in death. Cancer is the most serious disease of our time. However, with all of the statistics like this, it could be easy to get disheartened but in the end, there are ways to ...

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Donkey Basketball Comes To Troup High School Next Week


This upcoming week, specifically on Tuesday night, April 25, something very bizarre and hilarious will descend upon the grounds at Troup High School. Out of every conceived sport imaginable, there is one sport that you have probably never heard of. While we flock to our TVs to watch baseball, football, and basketball, you and your loved one have probably never ...

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