Monthly Archives: December 2017

Community Calendar

• January 23: The LaGrange Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy at the LaGrange Police Department Training Center at 376 Aerotron Parkway, starting on Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The academy will run for ten weeks, ending with graduation on March 27th 2018. *All Applications to participate must be completed by Friday January 19th 2018. Application forms ...

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The Troup County Board of Commissioners Discuss Thread Grant Application, Budget Amendments

The Troup County Board of Commissioners met for their weekly Tuesday meeting on December 19th. They began their meeting with a ceremony for county employees celebrating their service anniversaries. They gave out Employee Service Awards for everyone celebrating 530 years of service. Next discussed was a grant application for an addition to The Thread, LaGrange’s in-progress trail system. This grant ...

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Blue Knights Help Provide Foster Kids Christmas Presents


The local chapter of the Blue Knights motorcycle club recently provided numerous local foster children with Christmas gifts with a little help from L & L Motorsports. The toys were donated to Troup County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), who oversees over 150 local foster kids. The Blue Knights have adopted CASA as their primary charity cause that ...

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Local High School Students Receive DAR Good Citizen Award


With Christmas just around the corner, the spirit of good cheer and good deeds has descended upon LaGrange and Troup County. There are all sorts of incredible things happening around the community and people are finding the best in themselves, reaching out towards others and being the best Samaritans that they can be. This trait also manifests itself in our ...

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A Christmas Tradition: The City of Valley’s Carousel Goes Round for its 60th Year


Almost every person who grew up in Troup County, Valley, Auburn, or Opelika remembers going to the merry-go-round. From childhood visits, riding the carousel as many times as your parents would let you, to Christmastime dates, to bringing your own children to share your experience, the City of Valley’s Carousel is a holiday tradition. This tradition started 60 years ago. ...

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Females Arrested in Drunken Incident


LaGrange Police arrested a pair of women over the weekend after they allegedly wrecked their car in a drunken ride home from the bar. Late Saturday night about 11:19 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Officers arrived and spoke to the driver, ...

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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 night about 12:25 a.m., LaGrange Police were in the downtown area when officers observed a male open a bottle of beer in the parking lot across from Mighty Joe’s Pizza on Lafayette Parkway. ...

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Authorities Investigating String of Armed Robberies

LaGrange Police and Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a string of armed robberies that occurred at separate businesses over a two-day period. A total of three armed robberies were reported inside and outside local businesses in Troup County between Thursday and Friday. Authorities were still looking for the bank robber who held up the Charter Bank on West Point ...

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