Monthly Archives: August 2017

Site Work for New Elementary School Begins


LaGrange, Ga., August 22, 2017– Today, if Troup County residents pass 1905 South Davis Road, they will see a new landscape. This is due to the excavating and logging that has started on site in preparation for a new Troup County School System (TCSS) elementary school. In May 2016, the citizens of the county voted to replace Whitesville Road Elementary ...

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Community Calendar

• 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 About Houseplants. Every first Tuesday of every month. Bring your own lunch, 12 – 1 pm at the LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford Street, LaGrange. For more information call 706-882-7784. • September 18th: ...

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Solar Eclipse Party Takes Over the Chamber Plaza


It seems as if though the entire world came to a stop this past Monday morning for an hour or so and just stared into the sky with straining eyes, hoping to see a phenomenon that only comes around every so often. Yes, the solar eclipse was finally upon us all this past Monday and several places around LaGrange and ...

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Local Man Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old Girl


Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have charged a LaGrange man with Rape as a result of a recent sexual assault investigation. Sheriff’s Deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit have arrested and charged Deshawn Demarcus Williams Maddox, of LaGrange, with one count of forcible rape after an investigation revealed evidence that he sexually assaulted a 15year-old female earlier ...

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Not Dimming Headlights Leads to Several Felony Charges

A suspected drug dealer will think twice about keeping his bright lights activated after his arrest late Wednesday night. LaGrange Police arrested the suspect on several felony drug and weapons charges after he simply failed to dim his headlights as they passed by and later discovered a plethora of drugs during the subsequent traffic stop. Late Wednesday night, just before ...

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Mayor and Council Tour Downtown Hotel


There are big things happening here in LaGrange and Troup County. Between the Sweetland Amphitheater, the upcoming Great Wolf Lodge, and the new Dunham’s Sports to name a few, LaGrange has truly been on the move in the past few months. One of the biggest new things coming to the town is the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on Lafayette ...

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Grangers Entertain Villa Rica On Friday At Callaway Stadium


Three of the four local high school football teams will be back in action this week. Only Callaway High, fresh off a 26-0 shutout against LaGrange High, will be off this Friday night. The Cavaliers next game is set for Friday, Sept. 1 against the Handley Tigers from Roanoke, Ala. Callaway High and Handley will meet at Callaway Stadium next ...

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Lady Warriors Pummel Twiggs, Terry Throws A Two-Hitter


All that they did was dominate. The Lady Warriors took Twiggs Academy apart piece-by-piece in a 9-1 rout on Saturday afternoon in fastpitch softball at LaGrange Academy. It was a non-region laughter for the Lady Warriors, who scored in four straight innings from the bottom of the second to the fifth. “We had good defense, good pitching and good hitting,” ...

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With Every Swim Practice, Gudgin Learns Something New


Two months ago, Daniel Gudgin knew nothing about swimming. Sixty days later the eight year old is a cardcarrying member of the Troup County Sharks swimming team. How does this happen? “I follow instructions. I’m a fast learner, and I like the splashing,” said Gudgin, the third-grader from Callaway Elementary School. Besides diving into his books, Gudgin is causing a ...

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Christ’s Corner


There is a big difference between “offerings”, and, “paying”. When we offer something, we do it willingly out of a heart of love. When we pay something, we do it because we have agreed to take on a debt for something. One of the first things I do every morning is to look out my window at the sky and ...

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