Monthly Archives: July 2018

Police Reports–7-20-2018

Tuesday night about 11:10 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 76 service station on New Franklin Road in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and made contact with the female complainant, who stated that her friend, only known to her as Michael, had just abandoned her at the gas station and taken her belongings with him. The complainant explained that ...

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Obits–Friday, June 20

Higgins Richard Cumby Knipp Richard Cumby Knipp, age 67, of LaGrange, passed away on July 17, 2018 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice. He was born on April 21, 1951 to the late, William Knipp and Betty Moncus Knipp of LaGrange. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Sandy Knipp. Survivors include his sons, ...

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Neighbors Push Back on Potential Zoning Change

During their July 17 meeting, the Troup County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing to hear comments about a request to rezone a property on Highway 54 from agricultural to commercial zoning to allow for an equipment repair business to be run in a rural area of the county. The owner of 2960 West State Route 54, Debbie Gushue, ...

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GPBN to Air Peanut Documentary


GPBN to air peanut documentary Join us for a visual journey through time, around the world, and to the shores of North America. You’ll learn where peanuts came from and some lesser known facts about this delicious treat. From the farm to your kitchen table this film is an in-depth look at the peanut industry. It goes behind the scenes ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • The Active Life will be holding “Dance Night” featuring “The New River Band” for adults of all ages, Saturday, July 21 at 140 Ragland Street. Times are from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Door open at 6:00 PM, and tickets are $6.00 per person. • Mondays: The “Movers and Shakers” Line Dance class will be held at Springfield ...

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Harmony House and the Purpose of the Dragon Boat Race


Troup County News interviewed Michelle Beddingfield of Harmony House LaGrange about the recent Dragon Boat Race and the organization’s mission. Q: What would you say is the biggest challenge for you during the Dragon Boat Race? A: Domestic violence is such a serious topic. 1 out 4 women and 1 out of 8 men are impacted by domestic violence. Children ...

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Driver Wrecks After Fleeing Checkpoint

LaGrange Police arrested a driver who nearly wrecked at a checkpoint, fled from the scene, and then actually wrecked, fleeing again on foot. Late Monday night about 11:25 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Lukken Industrial Drive when an auto accident nearly occurred at the checkpoint. Police say that that they noticed ...

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100 Years Old & Still Voting


Anne Mudrak and Vince Mudrak (son) Troup County Board of Elections & Registration would like to announce that Ms. Anne Mudrak (who is 100 years old) said with a smile that she has never missed an opportunity to vote. Ms. Mudrak encourages everyone to come out and vote.  

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TT2 Introduces Summer Cheer Camp


July 16th through 20th Tumbletown 2 of LaGrange, LLC hosted a Cheerleading Camp in which over forty young girls attended. Camp participants varied in age, with the youngest being about five years old with the oldest children being in the fifth grade. The Cheerleading Camp at TT2 consisted of stunting, tumbling, and teaching the basic fundamentals of cheerleading. Tumbletown’s Coach ...

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