Monthly Archives: July 2017

Community Calendar

• July 15: Come Dance with Us! Saturday, 140 Ragland Street – 7:00pm-10:00pm. Adults of all ages. Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission: $6.00. Featuring Jimmy Smith “The New River Band.” • July 17th: The WellStar West Georgia Medical Center Board of Trustees meets routinely on the third Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the WellStar West Georgia Medical ...

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Montgomery’s Belief System Includes Chlorine, Swimming Strokes


A good attitude and a sense of direction can take a swimmer a long way. Carlie Montgomery is the swimmer. The Troup County Sharks are the team, and the Mike Daniel Recreation Center is where Montgomery heads three times a week to improve her swimming techniques. The future is now for the 10-year-old Montgomery. “I believe I can win. I’m ...

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Dragon Boat Racing Returns To West Point Lake


By request and with the urging of Michele Bedingfield the West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race is back for a second year. An early wakeup call will be necessary on Saturday as the paddlers and the race director reconvene at Pyne Road Park with an 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony. The first of 24 boat races will get underway at 9 ...

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Franklin Man Charged with Child Molestation


Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit have arrested and charged a Franklin man with multiple counts of Child Molestation. Sheriff’s Investigators arrested William F. Osborne, of Franklin, GA, after a recent investigation revealed evidence indicating he sexually abused a young child. Due to the sensitive circumstances, further details are being withheld at this time. Osborne, age ...

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New Dentist at Childress Dental Center


New Dentist at Childress Dental Center Dr. Benjamin Higgins is a native of LaGrange, Georgia. He graduated with a Business Degree from North Georgia College and State University in 2008. While in college, Dr. Higgins began building custom cabinetry and started a small cabinet company. After college, Dr. Higgins returned to LaGrange where he worked as an Operations Manager at ...

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OBITS- Wednesday, July 12

Striffler- Hamby Bobie Bryan Mrs. Bobbie Bryan, 74, Of LaGrange, GA passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Bryan was born April 13, 1943 in Ragland, AL, daughter of the late William Hines and Annie St. John Hines. She was employed at NOK as a machine operator. Mrs. Bryan enjoyed the mountains but will ...

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The Beat Goes on in Week #7 during the William Griggs Summer Basketball Shoot


Current and former participants from Callaway, LaGrange, Troup, and the Veterans Team are the main reason this summer’s William Griggs Basketball shoot out is so successful. Each week I constantly thank and remind the participants this wouldn’t be possible without you guys Coach Sam Cotton stated. These participants make our job easy as a staff by being on time, following ...

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Youth Angler Catches On, Valentine Pulls In Spotted


He was persistent. He was busy, and he was pulling in all the bass that time would allow. Rylan Valentine caught a string full of spotted bass in the Highland Team Trail Tournament on Saturday. Valentine, just seven years old, caught just as many fish as his dad did in the tournament. Together the father and son pulled in 50 ...

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