Monthly Archives: June 2018

Sea Turtles Reflect on Weekend 3×3 Tournament

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Four Sea Turtles teams competed in last weekend’s 3×3 tournament. For many, the June 16 competition was their first experience playing competitive 3×3. Troup County News sat down with the Sea Turtles at their Tuesday practice and got insight as they reflected on their tournament experience. Those competing were broken into two divisions— U11 (under eleven) and high-school aged. Kenzo ...

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Police Investigating Smoke Shop Burglary

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where currently unknown suspect(s) were able to break into a shop downtown and steal money from the register and an ATM inside. Monday morning about 8 a.m., officers with La-Grange Police Department responded to Alpha Smoke Shop on Bull Street in reference to reports of a break-in. Officers arrived and discovered that the lower ...

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Juvenile Charged for Fight at Ball Field

Things didn’t go exactly as a mother expected when she called to report her daughter being involved in a fight at the local ball fields, and her juvenile daughter ended up being charged too. Late Tuesday night about 10:35 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to George Harris Complex on Ragland Street. Officers arrived and spoke with the ...

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Troup County School System Teachers Get a LIFT During Summer Externship

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Twenty Troup County School System (TCSS) teachers recently received a ‘lift’ from local businesses as they participated in a summer externship designed to bring advanced manufacturing knowledge into the classroom. During the LaGrange Industrial Fellowship for Teachers (LIFT) experience, teams of teachers spent five days immersed in the business environment of six local host companies. On the final day of ...

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Suspects Arrested for Meth in Stolen Truck

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LaGrange Police have charged a male and female with felony drug possession after they were found riding around in a stolen truck along with other items that are believed to be stolen. Monday afternoon about 4 p.m., officers with La-Grange Police Department were told to look out for a stolen vehicle that was seen on New Franklin Road. Officers in ...

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Garbage Truck Overturns Near Downtown LaGrange

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A garbage truck overturned near the intersection of Hamilton Road and Whitesville Road in La-Grange Wednesday afternoon, but no one was seriously injured. LaGrange Police Department Officers investigating the accident say the driver of a C& C Sanitation truck told them he lost his brakes and overturned while trying to avoid other vehicles. The sanitation truck was traveling south on ...

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Troup County School System Students SLAM into Summer Learning

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Flying drones and making robots for a competition are two activities that upcoming freshman Guadalupe Romero-Franco was looking forward to as she and 21 other Troup County School System (TCSS) high school students participated in the SLAM summer learning camp last week. This one-week camp, housed on the campus of THINC College & Career Academy, immersed students into the life ...

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Sea Turtles Compete in Wednesday 11×11 Tournament

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The Sea Turtles sharing a meal at Hurricane Grill and Wings. The Sea Turtles on the sidelines. The Sea Turtles went back in action Wednesday, June 20th in an 11×11 tournament in John’s Creek. The competition came off the Sea Turtles’ first 3×3 tournament over the weekend. With a surprisingly-strong finish in their first 3×3 competition, the Sea Turtles came ...

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