Monthly Archives: September 2019

Repeat Drug Offender Gets 25 Years in Prison

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer District Attorney Herb Cranford has announced the conviction of Arsenio Cardell Williams who recently pleaded guilty his seventh felony drug conviction. Williams, age 38, accepted a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon on Wednesday, just prior to proceeding with a jury trial. Under the plea ...

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Obits — September 15, 2019

Higgins Sally Louise Burt Harrison Dr. Sally Louise Harrison, age 68, of LaGrange, passed away on September 5, 2019. She was born on May 7, 1951 to the late Jackson Burt and Lorraine Bishop in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Burt.  Survivors include her husband, Joseph Miller; sons, Jeff ...

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Kia Motors Produces Three Millionth Vehicle in the U.S.


Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) reached another milestone yesterday evening when the plant’s three millionth vehicle – a white 2020 Telluride SX Prestige – rolled off the assembly line in West Point, Georgia. Representing an investment of more than $1.1 billion, KMMG began mass production on Nov. Continued From Front Page 16, 2009 and today produces more than 40 ...

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Breaking Strongholds from the Past, Remaking History, and Moving Forward

Tammy Greathouse Staff Writer In the fall of 2016, the Troup Together group was co-founded by Bobbie Hart, Wesley Edwards, and Anton Flores. Troup Together is a group whose mission is for promoting forgiveness, healing, and racial reconciliation. Troup Together is working to help settle events of the past in order that the stories can be remembered, understood, and forgiven. ...

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2019 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference

Governor Brian Kemp speaking at the conference

Melanie Turner Editor Leading The Pack GTC19, held at Great Wolf Lodge, this past week was a huge success. People from all around came to be a part of the conference. Sponsors had exhibits and tables set up and ready to go for the conference to start on Monday. Mayor Thornton got the conference started by coming everyone on Monday. ...

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GA Bass Nation Fishing Tournament Brings Tourism to West Point Lake

Pyne Road Park

Troup County accommodated hundreds of anglers at Pyne Road Park over the weekend as a result of the Georgia Bass Nation High School Fishing Tournament. As the first tournament of the season for Georgia High School Bass Nation, Callaway High School and West Georgia Ambassadors served as the hosts. The tournament had a record breaking turnout of fishing teams, which ...

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LaGrange Approves Tourism and Riverkeeper Funding Changes

After a busy week with the tourism convention in town, the LaGrange Mayor and City Council held a short meeting to authorize some necessary agreements and approve agency funding that was overlooked in the budget. The normal Tuesday meeting was postponed to Thursday due to the tourism convention, but that did not keep tourism off the agenda. The council unanimously ...

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Callaway Middle School Holds Go For Gold Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research

Callaway Middle School Cheerleaders Wear Gold Ribbons in Support of Go Gold Fundraiser for Cancer Research for Children

Callaway Middle School Holds Go For Gold Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research The Rally Foundation states that childhood cancer is the number one disease killer in America for children under the age of 15. Many people may not be aware of how many children are affected by cancer in our area. With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness month, there are ...

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Troup County Firefighters Presented Teamwork Award

Deputy Chief Kevin Norred, Lt. Scott Hester, Admin. Assistant Lisa Slaughenhaupt, FF William Culpepper and Battalion Chief Roy Cadenhead

Troup County Firefighters Presented Teamwork Award Troup County Fire Department Fire Lieutenant Scott Hester and Firefighter William Culpepper were awarded the 2019 Teamwork Award, in conjunction with LaGrange Fire Department Firefighters, at the Ronnie Thames Foundation Silent Hero Awards Banquet. The Silent Hero Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Georgia Aquarium in order to honor ...

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