Monthly Archives: October 2018

Speeding Through Construction Zone with Pot Yields Arrests

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LaGrange Police have arrested a woman for marijuana possession after she allegedly sped through a construction zone, nearly striking a construction worker. Wednesday night, about 8:18 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were in the area of Lukken Industrial Drive near Troup Street when police observed a red Honda Accord disregard flashing construction lights and a slow sign. Police ...

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Troup Overpowers Central to Remain Undefeated

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The Tigers improved to 9-0 with a road win over Central Friday night. With their victory, Troup held on to their second-place 4AAAA ranking ahead of their region championship against top-ranked Cartersville this Friday. Troup took a commanding lead in Friday night’s game, going up 28-14 by half time. It was a strong rebound for the Tigers, who managed to ...

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First Choice Women’s Center

Women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy or who are wondering if they are pregnant can reach out to First Choice Women’s Center in La-Grange for help. According to Michelle Thompson, now in her twelfth year as director of the non-profit organization, the Center offers “compassion, hope, and help to women facing unplanned pregnancy.” Dr. Brett Bowie is the medical ...

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Spotlight: Senior Corps

Do you enjoy helping seniors or children? If you’re 55 + and interested in volunteering as a senior companion or foster grandparent, then Senior Corps through District IV Public Health may be right for you. Senior Corps volunteers must live in Troup County and be available 20 – 40 per week to work with the disabled/elderly or with children who ...

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Spotlight: The Active Life

The Active Life There’s nearly an endless list of good things to say about The Active Life in LaGrange. This wonderful organization increases the quality of life for Troup County residents 55+ by offering a myriad of services to seniors. Following is a list of services mentioned on their website at: http://www.theactivelife. org/content/about -us • Home delivered meals for homebound ...

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Abrams: “It shouldn’t be ‘us vs them.’”

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Following her tour of the KIA factory in West Point, Georgia, Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams held a brief question- and-answer session from the local press. Abrams outlined her vision for Georgia’s economic future, highlighting her desire to implement child-care and workers’ tax credits as well as a $10-million investment pool for small businesses. It’s a move that ...

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Abrams Takes Tour of KIA Factory

Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams on Thursday stopped by West Point to take a tour of the KIA factory. Abrams, who used the tour both for publicity and to better understand Georgia’s manufacturing environment, joined Korea Motors Manufacturing Georgia representatives and members of the media in viewing a presentation about KMMG. KIA, the largest employer in Troup County, ...

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2018 Gubernatorial Election

The 2018 Gubernatorial Election is in full swing as both Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams tour Georgia for their final times before the election is decided on November 6. The two candidates met for their first televised debate on Tuesday, October 23. Kemp, whose backers believe Abrams is “too extreme” for Georgia, repeated throughout the night that a ...

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Your Pie Serves Free Pizzas to Mexico Beach Residents and FIrst Responders in the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

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On Sunday, Oct. 21, Your Pie franchisee Bob Rosato led seven team members from Your Pie Peachtree City and Your Pie LaGrange on a trip to Mexico Beach, Florida, to serve 500 free pizzas to local residents and first responders in the wake of Hurricane Michael. More than a week after the hurricane made landfall, thousands of people remain in ...

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Warrants Issued for Domestic Attack

LaGrange Police are looking for a man who reportedly beat his girlfriend with a stick in front of their young son. Wednesday evening about 6:45 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Revis Street in reference to a domestic dispute. Officers arrived and spoke to the female complainant, who stated her boyfriend, Christopher David Brooks, had struck her ...

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