Monthly Archives: September 2019

Police Investigating Snelson Street Drive-By Mugging

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where a man was allegedly robbed at gunpoint overnight Wednesday. Late Wednesday night about 10:13 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department initially responded to Dix Street in reference to an Armed Robbery. Police arrived and were  advised by the victim that the robbery occurred on Snelson Street. The male ...

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Feeding the Valley Provides Food to Local Food Pantries

The 25,000 square food facility in LaGrange houses food for distribution to smaller food pantries.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer The local branch of Feeding the Valley Food Bank is getting set for the upcoming fall season, which just happens to be their busiest time of the year, due to many of their partner agencies feeding needy families with holiday dinners. Fortunately, it’s also the time of the year when folks are most generous with food ...

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Obits — September 11, 2019

Higgins Barbara Ann Shaw Mrs. Barbara Ann Shaw, of LaGrange, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Florence Hand Home.  She was born on December 30, 1933 in Roanoke, Alabama to the late Bryan Landers and Carrie Lee Jones Landers.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shaw is preceded in death by her husband, James Jasper Shaw; brothers, Jimmy Landers and Albert ...

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Braves Magic Number is Dwindling, Atlanta Pitchers are Peaking

It is becoming apparent and as real as the Atlanta skyline. The Braves are not only going to win another National League East Division title, they are also a severe threat to the Los Angeles Dodgers dominance, come playoff time. To put it simply, the Atlanta Braves are legitimate pennant contenders in the National League. The Braves are closing the ...

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Suspects Arrested for Entering Autos

LaGrange Police have arrested two men on numerous charges as a result of a late-night Entering Auto investigation. Devin Morris and Preston Jones were arrested overnight Monday after they are caught allegedly trying to break into vehicles at a local apartment complex. Early Tuesday morning about 1 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area of SunRidge ...

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A Reminder from Troup County Tax Commissioner

Troup County Tax Commissioner, Shane Frailey wants to remind all taxpayers that real and personal property tax bills for 2019 are in the process of being sent out and will be due on November 15, 2019. Payments can be made in person or by mail at 100 Ridley Ave, Lagrange, Ga 30240. He also wants to remind all citizens that ...

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New Horizon Theatre Disney Frozen Jr. Sold-Out Event

Scene From Disney Frozen Jr, A Vast Array of Talents From Everyone On This Stage. Including, Charlie Key (Anna) and Lauren Fuller (Elsa).

Disney Frozen Jr. was presented last week at the New Horizon Theatre in West Point. The energy of 38 children and teens, ages 6 to 15 brought an abundance of talent to the stage in this thrilling performance to a sold-out house for every production. This was the 151st show since the opening of the theatre. Director, Bill Nixon said, ...

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Remembrance Run Encourages Us to Reflect and Remember

Thavin Emerson and Brad Guy Hold American Flags High As They Gear Up To Run 9.11 Miles Today. Be On The Lookout For Old Glory As The Runners Take To The Streets Of LaGrange To Remember and Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives,The First Responders, and The Loved Ones who Died On 9-11-2001.

Five years ago in Valley Alabama, two friends made a decision to set out to run 9.11 miles to honor and remember the men and women who lost their life on September 11, 2001. What began on a whim has since proven to be a very meaningful experience for those who have participated in the run, as well for those ...

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Deputies Bust Drug House in West Point

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests and seized a plethora of illegal narcotics as a result of a long-term drug investigation out of the West Point Area. The arrests came after deputies and narcotics investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant with the assistance of the West Point Police Department. The warrant was ...

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“Marriage Stew”


The Postscript by Carrie Classon “Marriage Stew” I told my husband, Peter, that our marriage was like stew—and that’s a good thing. This is a second marriage for both Peter and me. We were both married for a long time and then divorced for quite a while. We dated other people and realized how tricky the whole process of finding ...

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