Monthly Archives: August 2017

Church Calendar

• August 23-25: Springfield Baptist Church, 400 Popular Street/Hogansville, GA will host annual 2017 Homecoming Revival starting at 7pm nightly. • September 10: Pastor, C.W. Martin and the Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 126 Grady Street, LaGrange, GA will celebrate its 98th church anniversary at 2:00pm. • September 24th: Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 1098 Hammett Road, La-Grange, GA. Rev. ...

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LaGrange Housing Authority Holds Leadership Academy Graduation

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LaGrange, Ga. August 18, 2017 – The LaGrange Housing Authority is pleased to announce the graduation of the Summer 2017 Leadership Academy participants. The group of nine La-Grange Housing Authority residents participated in a 12-week training program covering topics like Job Readiness, Social Relationships, Effective Communications, Mental Health, Etiquette skills, Darkness to Light: Child Sexual Abuse Awareness, Basic Computer Literacy, ...

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LPD Hosts Senior Citizens’ Police Academy

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LaGrange, Ga. August 18, 2017 – The LaGrange Police Department is excited to begin its Senior Citizens’ Police Academy, an eight-week class that provides an opportunity for senior citizens to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the LaGrange Police Department. The first session was held Thursday, August 10th with 29 people signed up to participate. Sessions are held every ...

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Police Looking to Identify Home Invasion Suspect

LaGrange Police are attempting to identify a man accused of robbing a woman in her own home late Friday night. Early Saturday morning about 2:04 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 200 block of Alton Drive in reference to reports of a Home Invasion Robbery. Officers arrived and spoke with the female victim, who advised an ...

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Pizza Robber Flees Empty Handed

Late Saturday night about 9:05 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Pizza Hut on Commerce Avenue in reference to reports of an attempted robbery. Officers arrived and made contact with one of the restaurant’s delivery drivers, who advised someone attempted to rob him while delivering some pizzas. The victim explained that he went to the 1400 ...

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West Point Dam Roadway Closed Aug. 24 For Exercise

MOBILE, Ala. – The West Point Dam Roadway will be closed Aug. 24 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers West Point Project hosts a training exercise for the U.S. Army’s 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment from Fort Benning, Ga. To ensure safety and security for soldiers engaged in this training exercise, the following locations will be closed to public access ...

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Greater Achievement Youth Empowerment Academy Exceeds Expectations

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LaGrange, Ga. August 21, 2017 – City leaders are applauding the results of the Greater Achievement Youth Empowerment Academy for helping local students exceed expectations on their recent SAT and ACT scores. The 501©3 group was established to help students in grades 9-11 improve their SAT and ACT exams. The group holds a free 6-week program on Saturdays from 8:30am-1:00pm ...

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Father and Son Empowerment Dream Weekend

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Members of the Whitesville Road Elementary Empowerment Program recently enjoyed a Father and Son weekend at Camp Pioneer in LaGrange. The fathers and sons enjoyed a weekend of camping, BBQ, fishing, and swimming. Several fathers rearranged their work schedules and some even took the entire weekend off work in order to spend quality time with their sons. The group plans ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports

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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. • Friday morning about 8:36 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to check fraud. Officers met with Troup County Financial Officer Buddy Cashwell, who advised that in September ...

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Pickleball: Troup County’s Fastest Growing Sport

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In recent years, LaGrange and Troup County have become a haven of sorts for sports. We have some truly incredible high school football programs as well as the LaGrange College football team, several organized sporting events and teams, and we even have some high stakes sporting tournaments that come to the community on a regular occasion. One new sport is ...

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