Monthly Archives: January 2018

Police Investigating Hit and Run

There have been numerous wrecks over the past few days due to the winter storm, but police are investigating one that happened just a bit before the roads got messy. It wasn’t a terrible collision and no one got hurt. It would have otherwise just been an everyday rear-end fender bender, but something caused the at-fault driver to flee, and ...

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Cursing Earns Drunken Man a Ride to Jail

LaGrange Police arrested a man over the weekend for drunkenly walking down the middle of the roadway carrying a bottle of beer. The subject may have gotten away with just a ticket, but he was apparently in a hurry and started loudly cursing officers, so he quickly earned himself a trip to jail. On January 12, officers with the LaGrange ...

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Shirley Franklin Speaks at LaGrange College

Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta, was the speaker that day

This past week, we as a community and nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a celebration of the life and works of the greatest civil rights activist and one of the greatest humanitarians in the history of the world. The teachings of Dr. King have stayed in the minds and hearts of an entire generation, changing the world for ...

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African American Celebration at Library


The LaGrange Memorial Library hosted a Celebration of African Culture featuring storytelling, music, and traditional African Art on Tuesday evening. The event was designed to be fun for the whole family, with stories for kids and adults alike, along with interactive music and dance. LaGrange resident, Connie Askew, began the event with a few stories primarily targeted at the kids ...

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Twin Cedars Gears Up for Behind the Mask Event


As the winter storms whip up into a frenzy outside, many of us huddled together under the covers surrounded by family and friends to enjoy the peaceful snow day. While many of us have that luxury, some do not. There are people all across the nation and in our own community that are going through rough times, even children. Even ...

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Community Calendar

• January 20: The Active life -Come Dance With Us! 140 Ragland Street. Featuring Jimmy Smith “The New River Band”. $6.00 admission. Doors open at 6:30pm. • January 23: The LaGrange Police Department will be hosting aCitizens 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 ...

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A Cut Above: Davis, Montgomery Qualify For USA Swimming State Meet


If they aren’t elite, they are close to it. T’Maya Davis and Carlie Montgomery, two of the rising stars in the Troup County Sharks swimming program, went to great lengths last weekend at the Ralph Crocker Classic in Auburn, Ala. Davis and Montgomery made their coaches and team look good. Both of the LaGrange 10-year-old swimmers qualified for the USA ...

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Damaging Cold Weather

My wife and I were welcomed back to Georgia after spending a week in the Caribbean to 32° F temperature this morning. As shocking the cold temperatures are to us, it is equally shocking to the plants in our landscape. How well will our plants survive this cold weather? It really depends on how cold hardy the trees, shrubs and ...

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Winter Storm Inga Brings January Snow to Troup County


The temperature dipped into the low thirties as snow clouds crowded the skies late Tuesday night. Skeptical of the possibility of a second snow, especially one as heavy as predicted, many Troup County residents were surprised to wake up Wednesday morning to find a thick dusting of snow on the ground. Even more of a surprise was just how substantial ...

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