Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Thread Breaks Ground on Phase Two at Eastside Park


History continues to unwind here in LaGrange and Troup County, weaving together different communities into one giant family. That is the goal of the Thread, the new multi-purpose walking trail system that is currently on going in different places across the city. Beginning with the first section, the model mile, at Granger Park, the Thread seeks to eventually bring the ...

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Teen Arrested for Motorcycle Theft

Police have arrested a teen on felony theft charges after he was allegedly caught redhanded pushing a stolen motorcycle. Monday afternoon about 12:22 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area of Bell Street near Hamilton Road in reference to information about a stolen motorcycle. Officers were advised that the stolen bike was heading toward Cedar Street. ...

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Georgia Has Chemistry, Skills, Team Full Of Unselfish Players

One down and seven to go. After last Saturday night’s 31-3 pounding against Mississippi State, Georgia is now 1-0 in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division with multiple challenges ahead. Despite UGA’s No. 7 national ranking there is work to be done in the coming days, weeks and months for the Bulldog football entourage. The SEC East race has been, is ...

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Kim Learnard Presents an Informative Program


Kim Learnard, Vice President of institutional Advancement, for West Georgia Technical College, presented an informative program describing the technical college’s programs for students and adults that could change their lives and give them great opportunities for continued education or lead them to successful employment. Kiwanis Club meets at the Highland Country Club every Thursday at noon. Our goal is to ...

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Lady Tigers Put The Volleyball Whammy On LaGrange, Callaway


They have a new coach and the same old volleyball persistence. Troup High can still play this game and did on Monday afternoon with a sweep of county rivals LaGrange and Callaway. The Lady Tigers won their 12th and 13th matches of the season for coach Leigh Bailey. With a lot of floor burns and some high profile volleyball from ...

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Cards, Todd Deal Hurricanes An Opening Day Shutout


For the Cardinals, opening day in the Troup County Recreation Football League had a lot in common with their final game from last season. The defending Textile Bowl champion Cardinals were back at it on Saturday afternoon as they handcuffed the Hurricanes, 28-0 in a preseason scrimmage in West Point. The Cardinals had themselves some opening day fun at the ...

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Cities of LaGrange, West Point, Hogansville, & Troup County Collaborate to Win GICH Selection


LaGrange, Ga. September 20, 2017 – The cities of LaGrange, West Point, Hogansville, and Troup County are the recipients of this year’s Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, or GICH initiative. The group is one of five recipients this year. The other recipients include Byron, Cochran, McRae-Helena, and Norcross. Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs’ GICH offers communities a three year program ...

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Team Members with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Support Hurricane Relief Efforts


(West Point, GA.) September 21, 2017 – The team members of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) are working hard to help those in need following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with a variety of activities at the plant. Adding to the team members’ initiatives, KMMG has contributed $100,000 to the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts in Georgia. “I am ...

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Embrace the Symphony

Prepared by LSO Staff The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra season opened on September 26 with Embrace the Silver Screen, a salute to the musical scores of John Williams. Perhaps one of the most recognizable compositional voices of the twentieth and twenty first centuries, the music of John Williams has become inextricably bound with the most beloved characters and stories of our ...

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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. • Early Sunday morning about 3:40 a.m., LaGrange Police were traveling north on Morgan Street near Greenville Street when they observed that the vehicle in front of them failed to stop for a red light ...

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