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 afternoon about 4:35 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to an Entering Auto. Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated unknown person(s) entered her ...

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Troup Spanks Hardaway, 31-28; Thrash Hauls In Winning TD Catch


Sometimes football players can change their stripes. Jamari Thrash sure has. Last year, Thrash was catching passes as a sophomore wide receiver for LaGrange High. The 6-foot, 173-pound Thrash had an All-Region kind of year. One season later, Thrash is now pulling down passes as a junior wide receiver for the team on the other side of town. Thrash has ...

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School Board Delays Athletic Facility Approval


In an unusually spirited debate Thursday night, the Troup County Board of Education narrowly voted to postpone final approval of the proposed athletic facilities for Troup and LaGrange High School. The issue was tabled due to concerns over estimated construction costs. Although all board members expressed intent to follow through with plans to build new gyms for both high schools, ...

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Lions Roar Past Lafayette Despite Whitley’s 114 Yards

Lafayette Christian went to Fayetteville with high hopes, and the Cougars came back with a 37-15 loss to Solid Rock Academy. The Friday night football game marked the varsity debut for 12 Lafayette Christian freshmen. They played well in spots and poor at other times, but the experience that the Cougar ninth-graders got is priceless. “Some of our young kids ...

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Braves Are Sinking Fast, Future Remains Cloudy For Atlanta

The three most popular conversation pieces in the South is the weather, the football and the Braves. As for the weather, it’s hot and getting hotter. As for the football, Clemson is ranked No. 1 in the college national preseason poll. And as for the Atlanta Braves, don’t ask. But if you do, Atlanta had a decent first half of ...

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Gardner Newman Has 55 Reasons To Be Optimistic


It takes one to know one. Scooter Weathers is a Mustang all the way. He is the head football coach at Gardner Newman Middle School. Weathers has 55 players of the heart, the soul and the Mustangs. The coach and the players are in this together. Furthermore, Gardner Newman Middle thinks all of the effort could pay off in large ...

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Heath Reverses LaGrange’s Softball Fortunes With Hard Work


  LaGrange High girls softball isn’t what it used to be. It’s much better. Last year the Lady Grangers stepped in every softball hole on the property. LaGrange High went through a painful phase with a 7-21 season. That was a rebuilding team. As for this year, La-Grange High has a better team in every possible way. The Lady Grangers ...

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Lady Grangers Down Cedartown, Smith Spins A Five-Hitter


All of the little things are adding up for the Lady Grangers. That’s what makes them a 7-1 softball team. La-Grange High won again on Tuesday night behind an opportunistic offense, a solid defense and the right arm of freshman pitcher Camden Smith. She had another good night in the circle as La-Grange High beat Cedartown, 3-0 in Region 5-AAAA ...

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Interstate Stop Leads to Check Fraud Arrests


Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two Stone Mountain men on multiple check forgery charges as a result of an investigation that started with a traffic stop. On Monday, Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators were called by Georgia State Troopers to assist with an investigation after suspicious checks were discovered during a traffic violation stop on Interstate 185. ...

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