Monthly Archives: September 2017

2017 Insiders Experience Local Emergency Services


West Georgia Health Foundation Insiders recently participated in two mock emergency care scenarios at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center and learned about the coordination of emergency services in our community. West Georgia Medical Center’s 33,000 square-foot Emergency Department hosted the event. Offering 24/7 care, the Emergency Department serves more than 60,000 patient visits each year for needs such as motor ...

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Local Couple Arrested for Identity and Insurance Fraud


Wednesday morning Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators assisted agents from the Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office in arresting a local couple accused of multiple counts of identity and insurance fraud. The couple allegedly falsified numerous life insurance applications in an advance commission scheme. As a result of a six-month investigation, the Georgia Department of Insurance Fraud Division determined that current insurance agent ...

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Commissioners Sign off on Bond Agreement


During their first September regular meeting, the Troup County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a memorandum of understanding for a bond agreement with Hyundai Dymos for the expansion of their plant in West Point. The bond agreement allows for a seven-year tax abatement of property taxes for the facility in order to help defer construction costs for the planned ...

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United Way Kicks Off 2017 Campaign With Luncheon


All across LaGrange and Troup County, there are many organizations that are dedicated to giving back and to helping serve those in need. This is a charitable community and as such, many are always trying to contribute in meaningful, positive ways. It is this dedication that separates LaGrange from many other places, as it is full of these peace bringing ...

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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 8th: ...

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L.I.F.E International Festival Prepares for Second Annual Event This Weekend


Last year, a new event hit LaGrange and Troup County with a tour de force of sights, smells, colors, dances, and ethnicities.TheshoresofNorthern Ireland, the majesty of Great Britain, the wild and wonderful culture of Korea, and several other nations all found their way to LaGrange for the first ever International Festival held by L.I.F.E (La-Grange International Friendship Exchange), an organization ...

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Update: Deputies Arrest More ATV Theft Suspects


Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested three men in connection with the theft of more than $26,000 worth of property from a rural Troup County residence. Back in August, Sheriff’s Investigators initially listed Seth Long Olson, as a suspect from theft of an ATV and numerous other items from a rural Troup County farm home. Warrants were issued for Olson’s ...

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THS Holds Community Based Seminar


The morning of Friday, September 1st was a special day in the auditorium at Troup High School. Many students began to pack the seats and wait for a presentation. This presentation was based upon Community Based Instruction and students with disabilities that are looking to enter the workforce or the next level of education. The meeting was well attended by ...

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Caterpillar Invasion: Fall Webworms

Brian Maddy County Extension Agent WE HAVE MOVED TO 144 SAM WALKER DR. We are next to the sheriff’s office in the last building on the left. Our phones and emails are the same. Fall seems to be the time of the year when moths invade our landscape. Their progeny will munch and crunch on many of our landscape plants. ...

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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 evening about 5:56 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Dollar General on Colquitt Street in reference to Shoplifting. Officers arrived and made contact with the employees, who pulled up security video of the ...

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