Monthly Archives: December 2017

C-SPAN Announces 2018 StudentCam Documentary Competition, Local Students Encouraged to Participate


C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition returns for its 14th year with a new theme — “THE CONSTITUTION & YOU: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.’ In partnership with cable and satellite affiliates, CSPAN invites all middle and high school students to enter the contest, which awards $100,000 in cash prizes. The ...

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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. • Saturday night, just after midnight, LaGrange Police were in the area of the 86’d Bar on Main Street when several patrons burst out of the bar with people screaming, “He’s got a gun!” The ...

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LaGrange Housing Authority Hosts City Council Work Session


This past Tuesday, December 12th, the City held its bi-monthly work session, with this meeting being held at the LaGrange Housing Authority. The session began with Mayor Jim Thornton discussing old business and items that would be decided at the City Council Meeting that evening. New business included modifications to the procedure for adopting animals in La-Grange and a presentation ...

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Man and Woman Arrested After Fleeing from Shoplifting Incident


Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies and LaGrange Police worked together to nab a couple involved in a shoplifting incident where suspects allegedly fled from a Home Depot with purloined power tools. On December 5, officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Home Depot on Lafayette Parkway in reference to shoplifting. While en route, police were informed that the suspects had ...

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Community Calendar

• December 16: Come Dance With Us Christmas Party. The Active Life Center at 7til 11pm. $10.00 per person. 140 Ragland Street. Featuring Jimmy Smith “New River Band.” Potluck Supper, bring side to share. • 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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City Pays Tribute to Two Retiring City Councilors at Christmas Party


This Christmas season is finally here and the City of LaGrange is in the holiday spirit. Decorations have gone up all around Lafayette Square, meals have been served all throughout the community, and charity causes have kicked into high gear, making sure that every child has an opportunity to have a good Christmas. It’s during this season that the city ...

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Shoplifting Suspect Charged with Battery of Police Officer


LaGrange Police have arrested a young woman on several charges after she allegedly violently fought to resist a simple shoplifting arrest. The female allegedly kneed one of the arresting officers in the groin several times and had to be practically dragged to the jail kicking and screaming over the minor arrest. Monday night about 7:15 p.m., officers with the La-Grange ...

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Firefighter Suffers Minor Injuries in Grady Street Fire

A local firefighter suffered minor injuries in the line of duty while attempting to locate a free a nonexistent trapped victim. Wednesday morning about 10:35 a.m., firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department were called to the 200 block of Grady Street in reference to reports of a house fire with a subject trapped inside. Authorities were initially told that one ...

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Youth Leadership Class of 2017 Completes Program


The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce recently held a graduation dinner to recognize the 39 high-school students who completed the 2017 Youth Leadership class. Presented by the chamber and sponsored by Jindal Films, the Youth Leadership program gives future leaders insight into how they can positively contribute to their communities and schools, reaching far into their adult lives. This year’s ...

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