Monthly Archives: September 2017

Several Shelters Open To Residents In LaGrange

Several shelters are open to residents if they are in need of a place to go during the storm. Teaver Road Baptist Church, 215 Teaver Road in Lagrange, opened this morning (Monday 9/11) at 7AM. They are encouraging you to bring any essential items and sleeping bags to the church. They do have showers available. They are not able to ...

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Identity Fraudster Discovered Along Highway

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a man on several charges after he was found in possession of numerous documents from an alleged check fraud and identity theft scheme. The investigation began on September 3, when Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators were asked by Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol to assist with a suspicious vehicle. State Troopers stopped a vehicle ...

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Wilkerson Hits Paydirt, Confident Cavs Stymie Columbus

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They aren’t perfect, but they are lethal. D.Q. Wilkerson and the Cavaliers, the No. 2 team in the state, dusted off Columbus High, 44-13 in a football rout at Callaway Stadium on Friday night. Checking out the action were 2,000 fans, along with one major player by the name of Wilkerson. He is Callaway High’s trend-setting senior, and he does ...

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Crisp Overpowers Cougars, Grangers Break Scoring Drought

As long as there are games to be played, Lafayette Christian will keep on battling. That is what the Cougars did on Friday night in their 60-34 defeat to Crisp Academy in this 8-man football game. The Wildcats are now 3-1, and Lafayette Christian is 0-4 and improving. “We were in this game. We battled, and we put up over ...

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Troup Trounces Lamar, 62-10, Tigers Throw Six Touchdown Passes

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Everything is coming together like a jigsaw puzzle. For the first time since 2005, Troup High has started a football season with four consecutive wins. The Tigers won again with flair, finesse and a punch in the mouth on Thursday night as they slammed Lamar County, 62-10 at Callaway Stadium. And 506 yards later the Tigers had their 4-0 record. ...

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Inciarte Is A Good Catch For The Young Braves

At least the lines aren’t very long for playoff tickets outside of SunTrust Park. Actually they are nonexistent. But everyone already knew this was going to be another rebuilding season for the Atlanta Braves. It could be worse. The Braves aren’t in last place. Atlanta is holding down third place in the Eastern Division of the National League. The Braves ...

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Hurricane Season Is Here: What Can You Do To Prepare?

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season began on Thursday, June 1 and ends on Thursday, November 30. The past week has proven to be quite busy during this long stretch of time, yet we still haven’t reached the peak of these dangerous storms. As hurricanes are forming and making their way to land there are precautions you can take to make ...

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The City Of LaGrange To Expect Hurricane Irma Evacuees

The City of LaGrange is hosting Hurricane Irma evacuees at the Holiday campground off of West Point Lake. Holiday campground is on the list of shelter sites released by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for evacuees. The Corps of Engineers is opening 60 campsites for the evacuees and is prepared to open more if needed. Five campsites are already in ...

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Unattended Cooking Causes Alford Street House Fire

Four people and their pets managed to escape a residential fire late Tuesday night without injury, but the fire caused massive damage to the home. Tuesday night, just before midnight, firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Alford Street at 11:57 p.m. for a reported structure fire. LaGrange Firefighters arrived on the scene a ...

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Police Suspect Arson In Barbershop Fire

LaGrange Police are investigating a suspected arson incident where it appears as if suspect(s) intentionally tried to burn down a local barbershop. Tuesday night about 9:26 p.m., firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department were called to the Barber Shop on Ridley Avenue in reference to reports of a structure fire. The fire was initially reported by a passer-by, who observed ...

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