Monthly Archives: December 2018

Police Investigating Christmas Robbery

LaGrange Police are searching for a pair of gun-toting grinches who robbed a young man outside a LaGrange apartment over Christmas Eve night. Early Christmas morning about 12:27 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Cameron Crossing Apartments on Meadow Terrace in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery. Officers arrived and spoke to the 17-year-old victim, ...

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Witness Tampering Gets Armed Robber an Additional 10 Years in Prison

Two men responsible for committing an Armed Robbery on Revis Street in LaGrange have pled guilty to robbing a male victim and his four-yearold daughter in early 2017. Justice took nearly two years, but on December 11, Dwon Harris and Davaris Lindsey pled guilty to robbing a man and his daughter at gunpoint outside a LaGrange home on February 11, ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 12-28-2018

The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Christmas morning about 9:49 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 300 block of Nashua Drive in reference to a hit and run collision. Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated he ...

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LaGrange Modifies Pet Rules, Tow Fees, and Food Truck Ordinances

Evie Kettler (middle) with the LaGrange City Council after they approved the change to the tethering ordinance.

During a rescheduled council meeting for the Christmas holiday, the City of LaGrange modified ordinances governing pet housing, tow rates, and portable concession stands. At the urging of frequent dog advocate, Evie Kettler, and the recommendation of city staff, the city council voted unanimously to modify the ordinance regarding the tethering of dogs and to require adequate shelter for all ...

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Sunny’s Flip Flop Workshop Has Opened at the Lodge

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Great Wolf’s newest activity is sure to be a treat for all ages. Sunny’s Flip Flop Workshop is open and ready to go. They have all sorts of color combinations that you can choose from, and sorts of decorations that you can add to your flops. Pick the color of your flip flop, pick the color of the strap, and ...

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City of LaGrange Honors Speer Burdette for Exceptional Achievement, Awarded “The Flame of Excellence”

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The City of LaGrange is honoring Callaway Foundation President and General Manager Speer Burdette for his exceptional achievement with a frabel, or a glass sculpture, entitled “The Flame of Excellence.” The Flame of Excellence serves to honor those who bravely light the way for others. Burdette is retiring from his position at the Callaway Foundation December 31, 2018. He’s been ...

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Christ’s Corner

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“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” — 1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV) Sometimes in our lives, life is just life. We ...

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Two-Day Spring on the Satilla Paddle Adventure

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For a fourth consecutive year, Georgia River Network and Satilla Riverkeeper are giving river enthusiasts the opportunity for a spring respite on southeast Georgia’s Satilla River. Paddle Georgia Spring on the Satilla, a two-day, 21-mile canoe and kayak adventure on the blackwater river, is set for April 67. Online registration opens Dec. 26 at 8 a.m.: https://garivers.org/springon- the-satilla/ Spaces are ...

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GICH Asking Public Participation on Future Housing Plans

In partnership with the Troup County Center for Strategic Planning, the planning departments of Troup County, LaGrange, Hogansville, and West Point are inviting everyone in the community to participate in current plans for the future of housing throughout Troup County. The public is invited to participate in determining our community’s future through housing by taking a quick online survey. To ...

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Cancer Patients Not Immune to Opioid Addiction

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Neil Seeley, MD Nathan Neufield, DO Deaths from addiction in Georgia, driven by the opioid crisis, increased 16 percent in 2017 according to the Centers for Disease Control, two percentage points higher than the national average. To put that number in perspective, drug overdoses now outpace automobile collisions as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. While ...

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