Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wanted Suspect Threatens Suicide to Avoid Arrest


LaGrange Police tazed a wanted suspect with multiple felony warrants after he allegedly ran from them and later held a knife to his own neck in an failed escape plan. Wednesday afternoon about 1 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were in the 100 block of Vernon Street when they spotted known wanted suspect, Austin Lee Duffey, crossing a ...

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Virginia Hook Activity Center Ribbon Cutting


This past Wednesday, May 17, the West Point and La-Grange-Troup County Chambers, West Point Mayor Pro Tem Steve Trammell, Chamber board members and citizens from the local community gathered inside the recently refurbished Virginia Cook Activity Center located at 806 Martin Luther King Drive in West Point to celebrate new beginnings. Page Estes, President of the La-Grange-Troup County chamber kicked ...

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Suspect Attacks Girlfriend and Car in Domestic Incident


Police have arrested a man on multiple charges after he allegedly got upset over a text message and went on a rampage. Wednesday morning about 7:19 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to a residence in the 200 block of Peachtree Street in reference to a domestic dispute where a male suspect had attacked the victim and broken ...

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Congratulations to Troup County’s 2017 GHSA Track and Field State Track Participants


Throughout the year, Georgia track and field high school athletes are competing against almost 400 piers for hopes of winning a coveted spot at the GHSA Track and Field State Championships. Troup County was proud to have several athletes representing both LaGrange High School and Troup County High School at the state meet this past Saturday, May 13th in Rome, ...

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LaGrange High School Varsity Baseball Team Celebrates a Winning Season


There was a lot to celebrate on Wednesday night when the LaGrange High School (LHS) Varsity baseball team wrapped up its 2017 winning season. Ben Anderson, Senior and starting pitcher for the Grangers said it best after the game in summing up what is most important as “loving the game and loving and supporting your teammates.” The Grangers certainly demonstrated ...

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Police and Sheriff’s Reports


Police & Sheriff’s Reports The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Friday night about 9:40 p.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area Greenville Road when officers observed a silver Honda Civic traveling with no tag light. Officers then pulled the vehicle ...

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Author Jacole Todd releases self-help book, Season of Preparation: Welcome to Season of Preparation


WHO: West Point native Jacole Todd will host a book signing for her debut selfhelp book, Season of Preparation: Welcome to Season of Preparation. This book is a compilation of prayers, letters, messages and personal reflections that were chronicled over a 3-year period. In addition to being an author, Todd is a Certified Life Coach, Speaker and Certified Human Resources ...

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Local Man Accused of Child Molestation


Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a local man on three counts of child molestation after uncovering evidence indicating that he allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old child. Troup County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Investigators say that evidence showed that the 63-year-old suspect, Gerald Donald Parker, was involved in at least three separate sexual ...

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Young Gamechangers Bring Big Ideas to LaGrange on June 2


Atlanta, GA — For the last five months 47 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have researched LaGrange and Troup County history, met with community leaders and stakeholders, toured campuses, manufacturing plants, and neighborhoods in their quest to come up with innovative solutions to some of the area’s most persistent challenges. Their big ideas will be revealed when they present their ...

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The LaGrange Women’s Club Names Woman of the Year


Once again, the wonderful ladies at Bellevue and the LaGrange Women’s Club are keeping with their traditions and continuing on with their legacy of tradition and preservation. These lovely ladies have been tasked with protecting and preserving Bellevue, LaGrange’s Civil War Era home and the former home of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill. Her walls hide secrets and her windows hold ...

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