Monthly Archives: June 2017

OBITS- Friday, June 16

HIGGINS Robert Lee Arrington, Jr. Mr. Robert Lee Arrington, Jr., age 45, of LaGrange, passed away on June 13, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Arrington was born on April 2, 1972 in Columbus to Robert Lee Arrington, Sr. and Delores Ann Martin Arrington.  His parents survive him as well as a daughter, Brianna Lee Arrington; sister, Elizabeth Ann James; grandchild, ...

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Dixie All Star Tournament Starts Tonight in Thomaston


Battling the rain to squeeze in practices, the 8 year olds will hit the field tonight, June 16th at 6:00 PM in Thomaston, Georgia for a double header to kick off the annual Dixie All Star Tournament. Troup County will be represented in the tournament by the Troup National team, head coach Edward Kelly. In a double elimination bracket tournament, ...

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Lafayette Christian Football Stars Announce College Plans


Athletic Director Nick Nehring and Head Football Coach Nate Shaw of Lafayette Christian School (LCS) announced two of their recently graduated seniors that will be moving on to further develop their talent as part of their college experience. Both Nehring and Shaw are very proud of all their athletes and these two young men as they represent the ideals that ...

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Georgia Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Legislators

ATLANTA – June 14th 2017 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Legislators of the Year on June 8th. The recognition of Legislator of the Year and Rookie of the Year are awarded to House and Senate members who consistently stand with Georgia businesses to enact pro-growth policies at the state capitol. This year, Senator Brandon Beach (R ...

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Troup County School System Recognizes Retirees During Annual Reception

LaGrange, Ga., May 22, 2017 – Last week the Troup County School System (TCSS) hosted their annual Retirement Reception at Rosemont Baptist Church. With over 150 friends, family and co-workers in attendance, the church donated the facility, provided the food and set up the venue with decorations. During the event, 44 school employees were honored for their time and expertise ...

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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 8:50 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Dallis Street in reference to an Entering Auto. Officers arrived and spoke to the female victim, who stated her black 2000 ...

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Hamilton Road Waffle House Robbed

LaGrange Police are investigating a late night armed robbery where an armed assailant made off with a wad of cash from everyone’s favorite always-open diner. The incident reportedly occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday morning. Officers with the La-Grange Police Department immediately responded to reports of the armed robbery, which allegedly occurred at the Waffle House on Hamilton Road near ...

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School System and Community Partnership Gives Teachers a LIFT


LaGrange, Ga., June 14, 2017 – A few days ago, 24 Troup County School System (TCSS) teachers switched places and became the students as they participated in the LaGrange Industrial Fellowship for Teachers (LIFT) program. This community partnership between TCSS, Development Authority of LaGrange, and LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce provided a one week summer externship experience for local teachers ...

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City Council Adopts Budget for FY 17-18


The Mayor Pro Tem and the Council of the City of LaGrange were hard at work on the night of Tuesday, June 13 with one of their regularly scheduled City Council meetings. The group had several pieces of business to handle that night, the most important of these being the adoption of the budget for 2017-2018. After the prayer from ...

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Local AT&T Store Burglarized

Suspects broke into the local AT& T Wireless office over the weekend in what was initially thought to be a major theft, but proper security cautions kept the burglars from making out with a score of cell phones. Early Monday morning about 7:38 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the AT& T Store on South Davis Road ...

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