Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ceremony Highlights Lynn Thrailkill’s 180 Educator Award for Improving Student Literacy


LaGrange, Ga., May 17, 2017 – Today, the fourth and fifth grade students at Rosemont Elementary gathered in the gymnasium, along with the family and friends of Lynn Thrailkill, Rosemont Elementary fourth grade teacher. They were there to celebrate Mrs. Thrailkill’s win for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 180 Educator Award. Earlier this month, Troup County School System (TCSS) received the ...

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New Roadtrip Nation Documentary to Illustrate the Impact of a Doctoral Degree

Minneapolis–April26,2017– Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization that creates resources to help individuals pursue fulfilling careers, announced today that its new one-hour documentary will kick off its three week filming in Los Angeles on April 30, 2017. The inspiring road trip will follow three doctoral students—including two Walden University students— as they travel across the country in an RV on ...

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Obits- May 24

Cox Funeral Home Melvin Eugene Johnson December 17, 1941 – May 19, 2017 Melvin Eugene Johnson, 75, of Manchester, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be 3:00 pm, Monday, May 22, 2017 at the chapel of Cox Funeral Home, Manchester with Rev. Steve Garner officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 3:00 pm prior to ...

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Community Calendar

• May 17th at 10:30AM: Story Time! Children gather weekly at the library to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. La-Grange Memorial Library 115 Alford St, LaGrange, GA, 30240. • May 17th at 10:30 AM: Discover! Children gather weekly at the library to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. For Children 5 and under. Hogansville Public ...

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Suspects Arrested in West Point Murder


West Point Police have arrested a male and two females connected to the recent murder of Sherika Trammell, but they are still looking for one additional suspect. With assistance from the La-Grange Police Department, West Point Police were able to locate and arrest Kofi Dowell on Saturday afternoon in connection to the May 17 murder. Later that same evening, Jasmine ...

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McDonalds Hosts Ribbon Cutting at New Whitesville Road Facility


  There are symbols here in the lore of Americana that are recognizable no matter where you’re from or who you are. Perhaps amongst all of these symbols, one of the most important and recognizable are the golden arches of McDonald’s. For nearly 80 years, McDonald’s has been providing billions of Americans with delicious meals at the most affordable prices ...

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West Point Lake beaches open for the 2017 season


  MOBILE, Ala. – West Point Project announces the opening of the three beach locations at Earl Cook, Rocky Point and Yellow Jacket Recreation Areas. For the 2017 season, these beaches will open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, seven days a week from May 20 to Sept.4. Vehicles entering the parks must properly display a day-use pass on ...

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Teen Robbed at Gunpoint

LaGrange Police are currently searching for a pair of suspects who allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint outside a local store. Police responded to the reported incident Monday morning about 10:35 a.m. at the La-Grange Food Mart on Youngs Mill Road. The 19-year-old victim stated he was seated inside his vehicle in the parking lot when a black SUV pulled ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports


  • Friday morning about 10:12 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1200 block of Polk Street in reference to Criminal Trespass. Officers arrived and spoke to the homeowner and complainant, who stated she received a phone call from one of the neighbors living hear the vacant residence, advising that there were people leaving in and out of the house. ...

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