Monthly Archives: December 2017

LaGrange Housing Authority Receives Health & Wellness Incentive Grant

The LaGrange Housing Authority has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to receive one of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of employees and family members. Awards are made to members of the ACCG Group Health Benefits Program (GHBP), underwritten by Blue ...

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Lady Warriors Roll, 47-11 Over The Cottage School


In one word it was “dominating.” LaGrange Academy was every bit of that in a 47-11 girls basketball smackdown against The Cottage School on Thursday night. The Lady Warriors were rocking, rolling, and scoring in every conceivable way. “We came out pressing, and we played tough. We had teamwork and some tenacious defense. We’re building confidence,” said LaGrange Academy head ...

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Rotary Reads and Gifts Pre-K Students with a Book


Rotarian and Executive Director of Hills and Dales Estates, Carleton Wood, recently took some time out of his busy schedule to read to students at Franklin Forest Elementary. The kids enjoyed hearing the inflection in his voice and happily joined in as he read two stories from Sleepytime Tales to the Pre-K students. They became even more excited when he ...

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LaGrange Academy Tops Cougars; Brown Leads Comeback With 23 Points


When the prospects of winning looked the gloomiest, LaGrange Academy dug down deep and found a way. The LaGrange Academy basketball boys did some soul-searching. They did some ball playing. The Warriors tightened their defense. They began to play a hard-core brand of offense, and LaGrange Academy started to knock down shots. The Warriors forgot about the excuses and found ...

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TCSO Chief Investigator Retires


When Mike Caldwell wakes up on Wednesday morning he will begin his first day in more than 40 years outside of law enforcement. The Lead Investigator for the Troup County Sheriff’s Office is retiring Tuesday and was given a send-off during the department’s annual Christmas party. Caldwell began his career in law enforcement in Los Angeles, before taking a job ...

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A Special Night for Special Grangers

The Granger spirit shining through

What a night, featuring glistening eyes and brilliant smiles! Mrs. Mitzi Norton, Co-Chair of the Exceptional Education Department and Special Education Teacher at LaGrange High School (LHS), was the instrumental warrior of “A Special Night for Special Grangers”. “The event was hosted to build relationships between all LHS students with and without disabilities”, stated Mrs. Norton. The featured Grangers for ...

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Teen Arrested for Hit & Run


LaGrange Police have arrested 17-year-old female after she allegedly fled from an auto accident that occurred right near the police department in rush hour traffic. Wednesday evening about 5:15 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department took a walk-in report at the police station in reference to a Hit & Run. Police spoke to the female complainant, who advised she ...

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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 morning about 8:52 a.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Waverly Way when officers observed a black Honda Civic cross the double yellow line. A traffic stop was then conducted on the ...

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Community Calendar

• December 8: The Active Life Center, Ballroom Dance from 8:00pm-10:00pm. $20.00 per couple. Featuring Mike Skipper band. Open to adults of all ages. 140 Ragland Street, LaGrange, GA. For more information call 706-883-1681. • December18th: The WellStar West Georgia Medical Center Board of Trustees meets routinely on the third Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the WellStar ...

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LaGrange Memorial Library Participates in Global Hour of Code


This past Thursday, December 7th, children of all ages had the opportunity to say “hello world” to the programming universe at the Hour of Code event at the LaGrange Memorial Library. Kathryn Scholl, Digital Program Coordinator for the library, led her all girl attendees in skill-level appropriate coding activities through the Hour of Code website. This event was open to ...

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