Monthly Archives: July 2017

Wanted Subjects Caught with Drugs

A routine traffic stop on LaFayette Parkway Monday night led to the arrest of two felony wanted suspects. The subjects were also found with various narcotics, so they’re now facing additional charges. Police arrested John Thomas Arrington and Tracey Julian Lowery on separate warrants and they were also found to be in possession of legal and illegal narcotics. The incident ...

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Couple Accused of Terrorizing Mother and Children with Gun


A local couple is behind bars after they allegedly attacked a mother in front of her children and threatened her with a firearm. The incident occurred Friday evening about 5 p.m., when LaGrange Police responded to Ewing Street near Sunset Street in reference to a fight in progress involving a large number of people. As officers arrived in the area, ...

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County Commissioner and Manager Speak at Optimist Club


July is here and the heat is on. However, for the citizens of LaGrange and Troup County, this does not mean that your government officials aren’t hard at work in every sense of the word. One of the most promising things that citizens can see is when their local elected officials are involved with and intermingle with local clubs and ...

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Sheriff’s Department Hosts Annual SAY Summer Camp


The summer is here and the kids are out playing in the heat and enjoying their break from school. However, there are a plethora of options for our children as far activities go for the summer. One such camp that has been active for many years is the Sheriff’s summer camp for kids, the SAY program (Sheriff’s Academy for Youth) ...

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Mr. All-Star: Stephens Is Durable, Multi-Talented, 10 Years Old


If he could play any more positions the Boston Red Sox might sign Cooper Stephens to a million dollar contract.And Stephens is just 10 years old. He is drinking the baseball Kool-Aid. Grape, of course. Stephens has been playing the game half of his life. There is nothing he’d rather do than throw the ball around, get dirty and belt ...

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It’s Official: Booton, Esposito Invited To All-American Showcase


Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse totally approve, and so do Trevor Booton and Colton Esposito. As for the last two high profile individuals, they have made the official cut for the USSSA All-American Showcase in Orlando, Fla. Booton and Esposito, two LaGrange boys who like to think big, will play in the 7-day elite baseball tournament later this summer at ...

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Summer Movie Review/ Preview: Superhero Rebirths

The summer is at its halfway point now and before long the kids, and parents as well, will be gearing up for a new school year. One of the best things about summer, in between the camps, retreats, and vacations, are all of the huge blockbusters that hit the big screen for this time of the year. Many movies these ...

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Burglary Investigation Leads Police to Narcotics Arrest


LaGrange Police have arrested a man on a felony narcotics charge while investigating a burglary incident. The initial suspect appears to have not been involved with the burglary, however police found him to be in possession of a suspected meth pipe, which he strangely claimed to have not been smoking but instead snacking on the supposedly unknown contents. The whole ...

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Troup County School System Wins Several Innovation Fund Tiny Grants from Governor’s Office


LaGrange, Ga., July 5, 2017 – Earlier this month, Governor Nathan Deal announced 39 awardees for the Innovation Fund Tiny Grant program. Troup County School System’s (TCSS) Jungle Bus, headed by the Parent Engagement department, along with Long Cane Middle School have received three of those grants amounting close to $30,000. “As we move further into rigor and relevant learning ...

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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. • Wednesday morning about 8:51 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Tall Pines apartments on Turner Street in reference to Criminal Damage to Property. Officers arrived and met with the head of Tall Pines maintenance ...

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