Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Sock Hops Return for a Third Year at Troup High School

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The music was loud and the voices in tune as the Sock Hops out of Marietta, Georgia returned to the stage at Troup High School this past Saturday night, February 24th, for the annual alumni association concert. Their music harkens back to simpler times when the world was made of malt shops and drive in theaters. From the Beach Boys ...

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Community Calendar

• Mondays: The “Movers and Shakers” Line Dance class will be held at Springfield Baptist Church/Hogansville, GA on Mondays at 6pm to 7pm. Class is free. • AA Meeting times at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall Street, LaGrange. Saturday-8 am, 10:30 a.m. ( Women’s), 1 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sunday- 10 a.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.; Monday & Friday- Noon, 6 ...

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Man Leads Police on Six-Hour Manhunt

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A routine traffic stop turned into a six-hour ordeal Friday afternoon when a man fled into the woods from a vehicle on Interstate 85. The vehicle was stopped by the Georgia State Patrol for speeding about 2 p.m. Friday afternoon on Interstate 85 North. After the vehicle was pulled over, a male passenger, later identified as Paul David Lamar, hopped ...

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Huge Wreck Causes Hit and Run Situation on New Franklin Road

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The LaGrange Police Department had their work cut out for them this past Monday afternoon, February 26th, with a huge wreck on New Franklin Road. The scene up and down the highway was a chaotic one, with car parts, debris, and groceries scattered across the road. Officers were quick to arrive on the scene of the accident with by standers ...

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Choral Society of West Georgia Hosts Victory through Harmony: Songs that Won the War

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The Choral Society of West Georgia held a special event this past Saturday, February 24th. That evening, the Callaway Conference Center was filled with the music of the 1940’s. A “1940’s Canteen Revival Celebration of the Great Songs of World War II” took everyone back. Dancing and singing were in no short supply as attendees young and old were transported ...

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Four-Year-Old Girl Shot

A 4-year-old girl is recovering at an Atlanta hospital after being shot inside a residence in the Benjamin Harvey Hills Homes in La-Grange early Monday morning. Police say the little girl was shot in the head inside of one of the apartments around 8:30 a.m. The child was rushed to West Georgia Medical Center, but later taken via ground transport ...

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Police Looking to Identify Subjects from School Bus Incident

The Hogansville Police Department is still seeking information on an unknown male and female involved in an incident at a school bus stop. Police are hoping that the public can help identify the driver and passenger of a silver or grey Honda involved in the incident. The newer model vehicle has a black stripe at the top of the windshield ...

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City of Hogansville Considers Royal Theater Restoration

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The City of Hogansville has been under heavy debate recently about how to use the old Royal Theater building moving forward. It is currently home to Hogansville City Hall, but there has been an outcry among citizens to restore it to its intended use: a source of entertainment for the people of Hogansville. The Royal Theater building remains in good ...

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Police Looking for Suspect after Chase

 LaGrange Police are looking for an unknown suspect who managed to elude them during a speeding stop. Monday morning about 8:40 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a Buick Enclave for a speeding violation on Mooty Bridge Road. After officers initiated a traffic stop with emergency lights and sirens, the vehicle refused ...

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Community Calendar

• Mondays: The “Movers and Shakers” Line Dance class will be held at Springfield Baptist Church/Hogansville, GA on Mondays at 6pm to 7pm. Class is free. • AA Meeting times at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall Street, LaGrange. Saturday-8 am, 10:30 a.m. ( Women’s), 1p.m., 7p.m.; Sunday- 10 a.m., 6p.m., 8 p.m.; Monday & Friday- Noon, 6p.m., 8p.m.; Wednesday- also ...

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