Monthly Archives: August 2017

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 8:30 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Publix supermarket on at Commerce Avenue in reference to Shoplifting. Officers arrived and spoke with the store manager, who stated that a female, later ...

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Attendance Matters in Troup County School System Schools

District highlights Attendance Awareness Month and shares how missing school impacts learning LaGrange, Ga., August 2, 2017 – Before students walk through the halls for the first time this school year, Troup County School System (TCSS) wants all students, parents, businesses, and community members to know that Attendance Matters – and here’s why. During the summer planning months, district leaders ...

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Larkin Shares her Journey on St. James Way with the Lions Club

Sue Larkin gave the presentation that morning on the St. James Way which she recently hiked

The Lions Club here in LaGrange and Troup County has been very active over the past couple of weeks. They have recently come off another of their incredibly successful golf tournament where they have raised a large sum of money to put back into the community, with a specific selection this year to the Pineland Boys Home. They are also ...

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Watch Out for the Big Yellow Bus! School Starts August 10th


LaGrange, Ga., August 1, 2017 – As students return to school, the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a school bus. According to Georgia law, vehicles traveling in BOTH directions must stop when a school bus ...

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Community Calendar

• August 21st: 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 Center Board Room. • September 5th: Lunch and Learn Series! Join the Troup County Master Gardeners on a Free Horicultural Adventure on September 5 with All You Need to Know ...

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Wanted Parolee Busted after Attempting to Hide Drugs


LaGrange Police have arrested a wanted suspect, and felony parolee, on multiple felony drug charges after he allegedly attempted to hide some drugs under a vehicle when spotted by police. Monday night about 7:23 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department were patrolling the area of Dix Street near Cato Street police a felony wanted suspect walking along the roadway. ...

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Lewis Pleads Guilty and Receives Ten Years in Prison


It was a heavy day this past Thursday morning, August 3rd here in the court systems of Troup County. A LaGrange man stood accused of trying to entice children online. Lewis was caught in communication with detectives posing as minors and was brought in on a sting operation. After being arrested and booked into the Troup County jail this past ...

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Damaging Cars in Fits of Rage Isn’t the Best Way to Avoid Police


LaGrange Police have arrested a wanted domestic violence suspect who managed to avoid arrest for about a year. The suspect’s luck ended on Tuesday though, after he allegedly threw a large rock at a car belonging to the mother of his two-monthold child. Tuesday afternoon about 3:50 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 900 block of ...

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Commissioner of Community Affairs Speaks at Rotary

The Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Camila Knowles

The Rotary Club here in LaGrange is continuing its legacy of excellence in service and in keeping their members informed of all the incredible things going on not only around the local community but also on a state level. The decisions that are made at the capital inevitably do affect each and every one of us in the La-Grange/Troup County ...

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Police Investigating Teen Drowning Death

LaGrange Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the apparent drowning death of a LaGrange High School football player that was surrounded by his coaches and teammates. Rising freshman and new Granger football player, Narquavious Tucker, age 14, was declared deceased as a result of the incident that occurred at the LaGrange College pool. Emergency personnel initially responded to ...

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