Monthly Archives: June 2017

Troup County News’ Chris Fernsler Dominates Georgia Sports Writers Association Awards For Division III


We are proud to report that our hometown newspaper – Troup County News – won 9 of the 16 awards given out this year for Division III newspapers by the Georgia Sports Writers Association. Congratulations to Chris Fernsler, sports editor for Troup County News, who was the writer for all of the articles selected for awards. This included the top ...

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Suspects Arrested in Rocking Chair Thefts


Starting in mid-May, officers with the LaGrange Police Department began investigating numerous complaints of rocking chairs being stolen off of the front porches of residence throughout LaGrange. The suspects primarily took wooden rocking chairs, but in some of the cases they took additional items such as ceramic garden gnomes. Police had been investigating the incidents for weeks when officers finally ...

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Car Show Provides Fish for Kids


A portion of the proceeds from the 2017 Troup County Sheriff’s Office Car Show were recently used to restock the youth fishing pond at Camp Pioneer. The annual car show once again raised more than $10,000 for the Georgia Sheriff’s Association’s Youth Home Camp Pineland thanks to generous donations provided by car show entrants and attendees, including many of the ...

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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. • Tuesday night about 7:58 p.m., officers took a walk in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to an alleged forgery and fraud. Police spoke to the female complainant, who explained that she ...

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Firefighters Celebrate Lives Saved


Tuesday morning firefighters from the LaGrange Fire Department and officials from the American Red Cross gathered at the fire station on South Davis Road to celebrate the survival of a local family thanks to donated smoke alarms. A few months ago on March 27, Nakia Bell was awakened shortly after 3 a.m. by a beeping smoke alarm. Bell then opened ...

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Market On Main Returns to Downtown LaGrange

Content & photo contribution: Corey Hammett A magical thing happens in the parking lot of the La-Grange 10 theater, and that is Market on Main. A local farmers market that has been part of our community for over forty years. The event has everything from beautifully painted bee hives designed by cancer survivors and high school students to various cakes, ...

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Man Killed in Three Car Collision on Interstate


A Jonesboro man was killed as a result of a three car crash Monday evening on Interstate 85 near the Whitesville Road Exit. Crash Investigators from the Georgia State Patrol say that it appears as of a the driver of a northbound Dodge Ram pickup truck lost control of his vehicle due to a rain storm and collided with a ...

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Robbery Suspect Caught, Additional Suspects Sought


  LaGrange Police have nabbed one suspect and are looking for two more in an apparent early morning armed robbery at a local ATM. Wednesday morning about 4 a.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the Bank of America on Main Street in reference to an Armed Robbery at an outside ATM. Police arrived and spoke to the ...

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Commissioners Approve the FY18 Budget


  This past Tuesday morning, June 6th the Troup County Board of Commissioners had a very busy time. Their regular meeting that morning would see not only the adoption of the budget, but many other actions that were voted upon and taken into consideration. After the prayer from Reverend J.R. Ware from Welcome Baptist Church and the Pledge of Allegiance, ...

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