Monthly Archives: January 2018

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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Laying Drag Leads to DUI Arrest


LaGrange Police arrested a man who was caught driving with well over twice the legal limit for alcohol. Fortunately, the suspect’s inebriated state led to him peeling out from a red light in front of officers and he was pulled over before he could hurt anyone. Early Sunday morning about 2:34 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were in ...

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Hogansville Honors UGA’s Terry Godwin at MLK Day Celebration

Terry Godwin, Wide Receiver for the Georgia Bulldogs

Monday was a special day for many citizens in Troup County and all across the nation at large. It was a day of remembrance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the greatest proponent of Civil Rights and equality that has ever lived. Even though King’s life was taken nearly 50 years ago, people all across the country ...

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Randy Hardigree Brings Years of Business and Education Experience to the Classroom


When talking to Randy Hardigree, you know where his passion lies – family, singing, and showing others that he cares. As a 23-year veteran teacher, his LaGrange High Biology and Environmental Science students know he is there when they need him. Prior to teaching, Hardigree was in the business world and commuted to Atlanta from LaGrange, but his family was ...

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2018 MLK Parade Rolled This Past Weekend


This past Saturday afternoon, January 13th, was an awesome day for community togetherness representative of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a champion for so many across the world. Here in La-Grange and Troup County, the tradition of having and annual parade to honor the work and the life of Dr. King has continued to expand year after year. This year ...

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Women Charged for Fight

LaGrange Police have charged a pair of women as a result of what appears to be a mutual fight. Friday evening about 5:37 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Carver Street in reference to a fight. Officers arrived in the area and found a female, later identified as Cynthia Green, who was stumbling ...

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LaGrange Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for Southern Life Insurance’s New Location


Southern Life Insurance, a LaGrange institution since 2013, has grown out of its previous location, and has moved downtown to 210 Broome Street. This new location has plenty of room for the growing business, and the convenient location is sure to help in Southern Life’s success. Southern Life Insurance specializes in life insurance, and has lived up to their mission ...

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County Hears Update from Three Rivers Regional Commission and Their New Executive Director


On the morning of Tuesday, January 16th, the Troup County Board of Commissioners assembled for one of their regularly scheduled board meetings where they dealt with various pieces of business across the community. The county is ready for 2018, with various things planned for this year that will propel our community to never before seen heights. After the prayer from ...

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Hogansville Students Celebrates Achievements with a Luau and Lei’


Recently, students in Kathryn Soto and Kelly Hanners’ Read 180 and System 44 classes stepped out of the school doors and into a luau celebration hosted by Kona Ice. Thanks to the Adopt a Classroom program, Soto also received a check for $500 to help purchase classroom supplies. Two months ago, students started working towards reading and literacy goals 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. • Sunday evening about 6:49 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to shoplifting. While en route, police were advised that the suspect had fled from the store in ...

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