Monthly Archives: December 2017

LaGrange City Council Discusses Plans for New Skate Park

City Councilors watch a presentation about the new skate park

The LaGrange City Council held its weekly work session this past Thursday, December 21st. The session began with discussion of items to be gone over later that night at the weekly meeting, but there was also an item of new business that was of great interest to the Council members and to residents of LaGrange. For quite some time now, ...

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Pine Mountain Circle K raised $10,154.72 to Support MDA Families Living with Neuromuscular Disease


Local Store raises vital funds for MDA families through “Live Unlimited” pinup program More than 450 Circle K Convenience Stores across the Southeast came together and raised$303,494.27 during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Live Unlimited” pinup program to help save and improve the lives of kids and adults fighting muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life threatening diseases that severely limit muscle ...

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THINC Students are Speaking Spanish


Students in Dr. Sue Forrest’s Spanish class at THINC College & Career Academy (THINC) took project-based learning to an elementary level when they visited the students at Ethel W. Kight Elementary School last week. Last school year they were challenged to write a book in English and then translate it to Spanish. Now, they have been able to get young ...

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Tiffany Funderburg Impacts Lives of Students and Families


Tiffany Funderburg knows reading, literacy, and writing is important for young learners. As a matter of fact, she teaches it all day long at Ethel W. Kight Elementary School (EKES) to fourth graders. As an English Language Arts and Read 180 instructor, she understands why one of the three priority goals for Troup County School System (TCSS) is Literacy, with ...

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Troup County News’s Staff Takes on Life, LaGrange, and Everything in Between in New Weekly Columns


Welcome to the first column here at Troup County News. These columns sprang forth out of an idea to create something new, something different in our paper where I, along with my team of excellent writers, take turns in producing works about any and everything under the sun, be it from lifestyle, entertainment, health and well being, technology, and a ...

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Tigers Settle For Nothing Less Than Dariel Daniel Championship


After two days of strenuous wrestling the Troup High Tigers were using the “D” word. Did somebody mention dominating? Yes, they did. Troup High was by far the best team on the wrestling mat in the Dariel Daniel Grind on Thursday and Friday in the Tiger gymnasium. Troup High took on nine teams and thoroughly whipped nine teams. Most of ...

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Callaway Receives A Boat Load Of All-Region Football Accolades


Too much is never enough when it comes to the All-Region football team. The Callaway High Cavaliers can relate with such a dilemma. Coach Pete Wiggins’football team from Callaway High has been overwhelmed with honors in wake of the Cavaliers 11-2 season and three state playoff games. For that and all their hard work the Cavaliers have been rewarded with ...

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Newnan Can’t Miss; Lady Cavs Go Down, 70-44


No matter how far they fell behind, the Callaway High boys never gave up. They kept on coming. They kept on scrapping, and the Cavaliers kept on shooting. “We played with a lot of intensity. We shot the ball better, and we hustled,” said Callaway High boys basketball coach Terry Hayes. His team is a work in progress with a ...

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Volleyball Game Highlights Callaway’s PBIS Celebration


The staff and administrators at Callaway High School (CHS) donned their volleyball shorts and shirts as they prepared to challenge the student team during the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) celebration. More than 400 students participated in the PBIS rewards program. PBIS is a framework that utilizes data to measure behavior and provides incentives to encourage positive behavior. For ...

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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. • Tuesday afternoon about 4:41 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to a stolen debit card. Police spoke with the victim who stated that the previous day she ...

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