Monthly Archives: October 2018

Nine New Communities Join First Nine Rural Zones

During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly tasked the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development with implementing and overseeing a Rural Zone designation program, which provides tax credits to individuals creating jobs and making qualifying investments within historic downtown areas. This year, the state has designated the communities of Avondale Estates, Greensboro, Hartwell, ...

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Police Quickly Catch Alleged Car Thief


LaGrange Police have arrested a Tennessee woman on two felony charges after she allegedly stole a truck from a man at a gas station on the parkway in LaGrange. Friday night about 10:29 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the RaceTrac fuel station on Lafayette Parkway in reference to an auto theft. Police arrived and made contact ...

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Musical Comedy Offers Iconic Gershwin Tunes


“Crazy for You,” LaGrange College Theatre’s next production, has been called a “new Gershwin musical comedy” – a modern musical that celebrates the joy of the American theater. The show runs Oct. 24-28 at Price Theater. This Tony award- winning Broadway smash tells the story of Bobby Child, a wealthy city boy who dreams of being a Broadway star, but ...

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Tigers Face Central This Week before Season’s Toughest Challenge


The Troup Tigers have battled their way to an unblemished 8-0 season, but it hasn’t been easy. Despite some early-season success as Troup beat up on weaker teams, they have faltered slightly in their past few games as they hit stronger region opponents. This was most-noticeably true as the Tigers took on the Cedartown Bulldogs last week. It was the ...

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Victim of Fatal Car Crash on I-85 Identified as a Citizen of Hogansville

A fatal car crash on I-85 near mile marker 53 left one woman dead and two children injured early Sunday morning. The driver of the truck, who was pronounced dead on scene after being partially-ejected from the vehicle, has been identified by authorities as Cheryl Green of Hogansville. Reports indicate that four individuals were involved in the crash, but only ...

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Deputies Investigating West Point Motel Robbery

West Point Motel

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a currently undisclosed suspect, who is accused of robbing and assaulting a man at the West Point Motel. Sunday night about 8:47 PM, Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the West Point Motel at 7800 West Point Road in reference to reports of a subject being shot. While en route, deputies were informed ...

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“It’s a great homecoming,” Sean Hannity Says at Callaway Conference Center in LaGrange

Sean Hannity speaks at the 12th annual Georgia Radio Hall of Fame awards.

Attendees to the 12th Annual Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Awards at the Callaway Conference Center in LaGrange received a surprise celebrity guest appearance from Fox News’s Sean Hannity Saturday night. Hannity, who is best known for his weeknight Fox News program, has deep roots in the broadcasting industry and currently hosts his own nationally-syndicated radio show.  Hannity’s Fox News ...

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Local Leaders and DNR Collaborate Over West Point Lake Concerns

Local Leaders and DNR Collaborate Over West Point Lake Concerns Picture

Local leaders attended a meeting with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce to discuss concerns over West Point Lake. The meeting focused on the County-wide concern of the decline in largemouth bass population in West Point Lake, along with ways in which the increase in striped bass was ...

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