Monthly Archives: November 2018

We Gather Together


The Choral Society of West Georgia served up a soul-stirring Thanksgiving performance of seasonal hymns, popular classics, and patriotic favorites as they presented “We Gather Together: A Concert of Praise, Thanksgiving and Remembrance” at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown LaGrange Saturday and Sunday evenings. Artistic director Elizabeth Biggs, along with a talented group of singers and musicians, rewarded the ...

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Deputies Officially Cleared after GBI Investigation

District Attorney John H. Cranford and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have officially cleared four Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies involved in the tragic death of Robert Dale Sims. Shortly after the June 6 incident, the District Attorney met with GBI officials to review and discuss preliminary evidence in the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Lower Big Springs Road. Initial indications ...

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Local Iron Cross Hosts Second Annual Toy Run


The Iron Cross Motorcycle Club (ICMC) and Knights of Solomon Motorcycle Club (KOSMC) held their Second Annual Defending America’s Defenders (DAD) Toy Run this Saturday. The two motorcycle clubs partnered with DAD to help collect toys and money to help make sure local kids in need have something under the tree this Christmas. The clubs were able to raise money ...

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Chalk It Up To a Good Cause


Sunny skies were on tap Saturday for the first LaGrange Chalk Art Festival, hosted by Wild Leap Brew Co. The event, co-hosted by the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, drew both professional and amateur artists whose unique artwork let onlookers take a “wild leap” into the world of chalk art. Amidst all the creativity, patrons sipped suds and enjoyed live music, ...

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Obits–November 19, 2018

HUNTER ALLEN MYHAND Janice Jones Mrs. Janice Marie Jones, 75, of West Point passed away early Thursday morning at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice. Mrs. Jones was born July 6, 1943 in LaGrange the daughter of the later Olin Claude and Mary Kate Waller Moore. Mrs. Jones was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a former employee of Playtex, Chalk ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 11-19-2018

Wednesday afternoon about 12:35 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Mooty Bridge Road in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated that sometime between Sunday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 7, the catalytic converter was removed from a brown Ford Econoline van belonging to Oakside Baptist Church, while it was parked in their parking lot ...

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TCSS Announces Teacher of the Year Nominees


The Troup County School System announced the Teacher of the Year nominees during the November school board meeting. The annual tradition recognizes the best educators in Troup County’s school system. The nominees will represent their respective schools as the school-level Teacher of the Year and are in the running to be selected as the overall Teacher of the Year. Each ...

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Hit and Run Catches Up with Woman in Second Wreck

LaGrange Police have arrested a woman on several charges as a result of an auto accident, including a warrant for her arrest from a separate alleged hitand- run wreck. Thursday afternoon about 12:30 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Whitesville Road in reference to an auto accident. During the initial accident investigation, officers determined that vehicle driven ...

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City of LaGrange Issues Public Notice Regarding Yellow Jacket Creek Spill

The City of LaGrange on Friday issued a public notice regarding a November 15 spill at the Yellow Jacket Pumping Station. According to a spill report from the city, the incident has been classified as a “major spill.” The report lists the cause of the spill as “Grease and debris accumulated on transducer caused failure to communicate between wetwell depth ...

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Showcase Group’s Showcase Awards Honors Community Leaders in South West Georgia

Showcase Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth, their families and communities, announces its fifth annual Showcase Awards honorees and awards event. All proceeds from the event benefit the Showcase Group Advocacy Initiative that supports South West Georgia youth transitioning out of the juvenile justice system, back into the community to prevent them from facing incarceration ...

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