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Team Bearden Tackles the Lake and Reels in 35 to 40 Bream


Live crickets did the trick and caught the fish. No mustard was necessary. The father-and-son fishing duo of David and Jacob Bearden were rather important, however. The Beardens did the reeling and the catching as they plucked 35 to 40 bream out of the calm water at West Point Lake. It was a Sunday to remember. “We sat under the ...

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Woman Accused of Stabbing Incident


LaGrange Police have charged a local woman with Aggravated Assault after she allegedly got into an argument and stabbed a male during a domestic incident. The incident allegedly occurred shortly before 12:07 p.m., on Sunday, July 5, when officers with the LaGrange Police Department were called to Mitchell Avenue Apartment in reference to reports of a person who had been ...

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Hummingbird Festival Canceled


Ongoing COVID-19 concerns have led to the cancelation of the Hummingbird Festival The 23rd annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival has been canceled due to the safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Festival, slated to be held in downtown Hogansville this October, has been rescheduled for next year, said Jason Stewart, Festival Chairman. The decision to cancel the festival was made ...

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CHS to Hold Softball Tryouts

Callway High Softball is holding tryouts July 14, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (rain day July 16, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.) at Callaway Softball Field. The softball tryouts will be held under strict COVID-19 guidelines in an effort to keep both students and staff safe. Social distancing will be enforced, and all facilities involved will be sanitized. Additionally hand sanitizer and ...

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Suspect Charged with Hit & Run

LaGrange Police have arrested a man for allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident where he rear-ended another vehicle, possibly while racing. Saturday night, about 10:50 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department to the 1400 block of Hogansville Road in reference to reports of a hit-and-run collision. Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who had been driving ...

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LaGrange Hosts COVID Roundtable Update


On Thursday, Mayor Jim Thornton hosted another Facebook Live roundtable discussion with local health officials to provide updates on the status of COVID-19 in La-Grange and Troup County. Mayor Thornton was joined by Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center President Coleman Foss, District 4 Public Health Assistant Director of Nursing Amy Fenn, and Emory Clark-Holder Clinic Physician Dr. Ken Horlander. Coleman ...

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Kemp Declares State of Emergency, Authorizes 1,000 Troops to Protect Georgians

Following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta, the July Fourth weekend saw over thirty Georgians wounded by gunfire, including five confirmed dead. Today Governor Kemp issued Executive Order, which declares a State of Emergency across Georgia and authorizes the activation of as many as 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops. ‘Peaceful protests ...

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Mayor Jim Thornton Encourages Unity in Pre-Fourth of July Video


Friday afternoon, La-Grange Mayor Jim Thornton took to Facebook to encourage unity ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. The La-Grange mayor relayed his message through a video that he took at the square in downtown La-Grange. Standing against the backdrop of the statue of Marquis de Lafayette, and flanked on all sides by the American flag, Thornton offered a ...

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LaGrange Police Department & Area Agencies Host Virtual Record Restriction Event


The LaGrange Police Department along with other area agencies are currently hosting a *VIRTUAL* Criminal Record Restriction Event. The event started Monday, July 6th and will last through Wednesday, September 30th. Record restriction means eligible records on a person’s official criminal history report are restricted from public view and are only accessible to law enforcement for criminal justice purposes. The ...

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