Monthly Archives: February 2018

Allegedly High and Intoxicated Mother Charged with Child Depravation

Police have charged a local mother with multiple counts of child depravation after she was determined to be caring for three young children while drunk and high on marijuana. Tuesday evening about 6:53 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Chatham Street in reference to a 911 call about two missing young children. While en route, police were ...

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“Humility Plays a Big Role”: Herb Cranford’s Journey to the Office of District Attorney


After many respected and lauded years as the District Attorney for the Coweta Judicial Circuit, many citizens in LaGrange and Troup County were shocked to hear the news that Pete Skandalakis was moving into a new role and vacating his position. The search began for his replacement and this past January, that replacement was found in Herb Cranford. A native ...

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Community Calendar

• February 22: First Baptist on the Square – New Life Building at Noon. Cost $7.00. Speaker: Dean Collins, President of Point University. Please make your reservations by calling the church office at (706) 884-5631 by Monday, February 19. • February 22: The Troup Retired Educators will meet at 11:30. • February 24th – The Sock Hops return to Troup ...

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Murder Suspects Found Guilty on All Counts


A jury has found three men guilty of felony murder for two separate home invasion robberies that occurred on the night of November 25, 2016. The trio was found guilty of all 22 criminal indictments Friday afternoon in Troup County Superior Court. Gerald Jerome Florence Jr., age 34; Marcus Antonio Leslie, age 35; and Lewis Antonio Shells, age 35 were ...

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Alleged Meth Dealer Arrested


LaGrange Police have arrested man on four felony drug charges after he reportedly caused a disturbance at a local business. Thursday night about 7:53 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were called to the Citgo fuel station on Commerce Avenue in reference to a subject causing a disturbance. Police arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated the male ...

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Bridge Replacements Through SPLOST Construction Almost Finished Around the County


This past week, Thursday, February 15th to be exact, the Troup County Board of Commissioners held one of their regularly scheduled work sessions where they discussed many issues around the county. At the end of that meeting, James Emory gave a special presentation to the commissioners regarding several bridge replacements that are ongoing around the community. The following is a ...

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Second Year of Greater Achievement Youth Empowerment Academy Underway


The second year for the Greater Achievement Youth Empowerment Academy is currently underway at LaGrange College. The 6-week program helps local students prepare for the SAT and ACT tests for a minimal fee. Students only pay $35 for testing supplies. Volunteers from the community and LaGrange College help the students prepare and improve their test scores. The 501©3 group holds ...

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10 Years of Service to the City of Hogansville LaGrange Police Receive High Marks on Citizen Surveys, Input Encouraged


The LaGrange Police Department continues to receive high marks on its citizen surveys. 2017 LPD Citizen Survey The citizen surveys are attached to departmental case cards distributed by officers when they respond to calls for service. 224 Citizen Survey Cards were returned to the La-Grange Police Department in 2017. In response to the question, “Was the police response timely?”97.3%responded they ...

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Truck Driver Fights Off Teenage Robbers

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where a truck driver was robbed by a group of teens on LaFayette Parkway. Early Sunday morning about 12:22 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Rodeway Inn on LaFayette Parkway in reference to an Armed Robbery. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, a tractor trailer truck driver, who stated he ...

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