Monthly Archives: November 2018

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Drug Bust

LaGrange Police arrested a wanted man on felony drug distribution charges with the help of a Crime Stopper tip and a police dog. Saturday morning about 10:34 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Cherry Valley Drive in reference to a Troup County Crime Stoppers tip indicating that a wanted subject was in the area. Police were informed ...

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Congratulations to Our Turkey Coloring Contest Winners! Results Inside!


The results are in! Troup County News officially announces winners for the 2018 Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Contest. Each year, this contest showcases amazing talent from all across the county, and as always, three individuals won this year’s competition with flying colors. Broken into three separate age divisions, the contest gave all ages a chance to win a $15 Walmart gift ...

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Showcasing Community Talent


As founder and executive director of the Showcase Group, a non-profit organization working with at-risk youth, John Kennebrew is a leader, advocate, powerhouse, and visionary when it comes to helping troubled kids find a new lease on life. Like Martin Luther King, Jr., he is a man with a dream – changing the world for one at-risk child at a ...

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LaGrange Warming Center Transport Schedule

Citizens are reminded that the LaGrange-Troup County Homeless Coalition’s Warming Center is open to those who need to come in from the cold this year. Located in the New Ventures building at 150 East Lukken Industrial Drive, the Warming Center is open to anyone in need whenever temperatures fall below 37 degrees for sustained periods. In addition to providing a ...

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Troup County E-911 Announces Upgraded Phone System


Troup County would like to announce the launch of its first bonded SPLOST V project, a new and improved E-911 phone system that focuses on providing more rapid and accurate emergency response capabilities to the public. Troup County E-911 switched from a Motorola VESTA Pallas phone system to a Motorola VESTA 7 phone system last week due to the current ...

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LaGrange Firefighter Jordan Avera Returns to Work Full-Time


LaGrange Firefighter Jordan Avera is back on the job as a full-time firefighter for the City of La-Grange. Avera began light duty Monday, October, 8th but returned to full-time fighting fires Monday, November 19th. He is stationed at Fire Station #4 on Moody Bridge Road. “Now that I’m finally back, it’s been a long time coming. It feels good. It ...

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Cancer Patients Often Malnourished

One of cancer’s telltale signs can be sudden weight loss, due not only to the disease, but also to malnourishment. Research reports suggest that 50% to 80% of cancer patients are malnourished. Patients who find the scales moving in a negative direction should speak with their doctor and then schedule an appointment with a registered dietician, preferably one who works ...

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Georgia State Patrol to Help Toys for Tots


The GEORGIA STATE PATROL is supporting TOYS FOR TOTS again this year. This is being done to provide local children with a special gift that will bring smiles to their faces on Christmas morning. We are teaming up with the Marine Corps Reserve program and will have collection boxes at our GEORGIA STATE PATROL Post #2 in La-Grange, GA. along ...

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Hogansville Holds Sip ‘n Shop and Art Walk Event

The annual “Sip ‘n Shop” kicked off at five o’clock Saturday evening, and as a late fall day quickly turned to night, East Main Street came alive with twinkling Christmas lights and bustling crowds of people. In preparation for the event, the city put up early Christmas decorations up East Main Street in downtown Hogansville to enhance the evening’s festive ...

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