Monthly Archives: April 2018

Entering Auto Suspect Caught at Granger Park


Police have arrested a male suspect as the result of a strange encounter where the man was caught red-handed entering a vehicle at Granger Park. Thursday night, April 26th, about 8:45 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were patrolling the area of Granger Park when they observed the dome light activated inside a pickup truck parked in the area. ...

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Team Members at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Donate to the American Cancer Society

Team Members at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Donate to the American Cancer Society Team Tmembers at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) recently donated $35,000 to the American Cancer Society through its team member donation program. KMMG matched a portion of the team member donations. KMMG’s “Matching Gift Program” allows team members to donate to five charities, and the American ...

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Drunk Driver Crashes While Being Pulled Over


LaGrange Police have charged a man with Driving Under the Influence after he crashed into a parked vehicle while being pulled over. Late Thursday night, around 11 p.m., LaGrange Police were on patrol in the area of Hogansville Road near Youngs Mill Road when officers received reports of a reckless driver traveling in their direction. The suspect vehicle, a Toyota ...

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Woman Charged for Mailing Drugs Into Jail


Narcotics Investigators have charged a local woman with nearly two dozen felony drug warrants for attempting to get drugs into the Troup County Jail. On Tuesday April 26th, Drug Agents with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office concluded a lengthy narcotics investigation where the female was accused of repeatedly attempting to sneak drugs into the Troup County Jail. With the assistance ...

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Carmichael Named Board Chairman at LaGrange College


  LaGrange business leader Bobby Carmichael has been elected chairman of La-Grange College’s Board of Trustees. He will take over for Atlanta businessman Scott Hawkins, who served for two terms as chairman. Carmichael was born in Atlanta but raised in Columbus. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Auburn University in 1971, and became a certified ...

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Troup County Attorneys Participating in Legal Food Frenzy

The Troup County Bar Association is collecting food and money for the annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. Attorneys across Georgia are competing to see who can raise the most food and funds. The Legal Food Frenzy is a two week food drive, run by the Georgia Attorney General’s Office and the Georgia Food Bank Association. Georgia’s Legal Food Frenzy continues ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • May 19: 2018 Troup County Community Fest. Troup County Soccer Complex (299 Fort Drive, LaGrange, GA). Saturday, May 19, 2018. 10am-2pm. “United as One.” Free food, Vendors, Entertainment ( Kevin Dunn, Byron Carter (B-Swag), LHS Black History Choir, Picasso Jennings). For more information, contact Dr. tara Scott @ (706) 443-4319 or Walter Scott @ (706) 402-0296. • ...

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Local Elder Abuse Education Collaboration Inspires International Education


Elder abuse education continues to be a priority for LaGrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar. Video crews recently visited the Police Department to feature Chief Dekmar in a series of five to six short training videos will help identify victims of elder abuse. The International Association of Chiefs of Police, or IACP, is producing the videos. “This video will help explain ...

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LaGrange Triumphs in Class AAAA Soccer State Opener


LaGrange Triumphs in Class AAAA Soccer State Opener LaGrange High School competed in the first round of the Class AAAA Soccer State Championship Thursday, April 26th, with both the boys and girls teams sweeping the competition. The Lady Grangers took the field first at Callaway Stadium, taking on the Titans from Gilmer County High. Coming into Thursday’s game with back-toback ...

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FOOTBALL: Kobe Hudson of Troup Makes Verbal Commitment to Auburn


Surrounded by fans, family, coaches, and an air of mystery, Kobe Hudson of Troup High School addressed the media Friday, April 27th, to reveal his verbal commitment. The Troup High sophomore wide receiver made an early commitment to Auburn, stating that while many great schools had recruited him, “he had a lot of great relationships with the coaches [at Auburn].” ...

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