Monthly Archives: December 2017

Suspect Almost Avoids Felony Drug Charge


Police have arrested a local man on multiple illegal narcotics charges, but he nearly avoided the more serious of two charges due to the felony drugs not being found during initial searches. Early Monday morning about 12:40 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Corolla on Colquitt Street near McGregor Street after a ...

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Acuna Has An MVP Past, Glowing Future For Braves

Without a doubt, stardom is knocking on the door of Ronald Acuna. For the last three years he has been one of the most coveted baseball prospects in the Atlanta Braves Minor League system. Acuna signed with the Braves for $100,000 in 2014. His career with the Braves began one season later. Acuna has been re-paying the Braves in his ...

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Time Is Of The Essence For Sharks 10-Year-Old Swimmer


Twelve months ago Carlie Montgomery was a swimming rookie. She was raw and untested in the pool. She was willing and searching as a swimmer. She was open to fresh ideas and was trying to get used to the idea of 2,000yard practices at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. One year later the 10-yearold Montgomery is now cutting time, gaining ...

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Weathers Signs On With Georgia Military; College Recruit: “It feels like home”


The ultimate team player signed on the dotted line. Maddie Weathers, Troup High’s All-State senior catcher, inked a college softball scholarship with Georgia Military on Friday afternoon. Everything was coming into play for Weathers, the girl with the 3.8 grade point average and the sensational softball skills. Weathers was very sure about all of this, including the part about signing ...

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Lady Tigers Outhustle Kendrick; Troup Escapes With 40-36 Win


Sometimes one team just wants it more than the other. Troup High did outscrap and outhustle Columbus Kendrick to the delight of Lady Tigers head basketball coach Carla Thornton on Friday night. Troup High had a little more energy and a few more bruises after holding on for a 4036 win over the Kendrick Lady Cherokees in a nonregion game ...

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Hogansville Police Brings Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

The Hogansville Police Department recently gave out dozens of home-cooked meals as a part of its annual Thanksgiving Meal Program. This year, approximately 90 Hogansville area families were provided a traditional Thanksgiving meal courtesy of the Hogansville Police meals program. Hogansville Police Department employees, family members, and staff from Hogansville Elementary School gathered to deliver turkeys, dressing, and all the ...

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TCSS Chief Financial Officer Named to State Board


During the annual meeting of the Georgia Association of School Business Officials (GASBO) in Augusta, GA., Troup County School System’s (TCSS) Chief Financial Officer, Byron Jones, was named a Director to the Board. He was selected from over 400 attendees from around the state and will hold a two-year term. As a member of the GASBO Board, he hopes to ...

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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. • Friday morning about 7:50 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Garfield Street in reference to a damaged vehicle. Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who reported that sometime after ...

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City Light Church – Selling Trees and Changing Lives


Friendly faces and the smell of pine and hot chocolate greet customers at City Light’s Christmas tree sale this year. Locals have already come from every side of town to get their family’s tree this year at the tent on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and New Franklin Road, but why? City Light has partnered with Buy a Tree Save ...

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Charmian Stephens: A Troup County Native Who Took Lemons and Made Them Into Lemonade


Troup County native, Charmian Stephens, is a 2000 LaGrange High School graduate. Charmian furthered her education at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Business Management. Charmian worked in corporate America from the age of 18 until the age of 30. She never found any satisfaction. According to Charmian, “Entering corporate America, I knew that this wasn’t my end ...

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