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Pro-Life Supporters Form Annual “Life Chain”

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About 80 pro-life demonstrators braved 90-degree heat Sunday afternoon to stand along the intersection of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Streets, near downtown LaGrange, each quietly holding up one of several signs with right-to-life messages, such as – “ADOPTION: THE LOVING OPTION,” “ABORTION HURTS WOMEN,” and “LIFE—THE FIRST INALIENABLE RIGHT – drawing the attention of passing motorists, many of whom honked in approval. ...

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Dr. Ingram Speaks on Lafayette at Luncheon

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“The welfare of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind; she will become the respectable and safe asylum of virtue, integrity, tolerance, equality, and a peaceful liberty.” ~ Marquis de Lafayette The First United Methodist Church of La-Grange welcomed guest speaker Dr. Richard Ingram to their Thursday Lunch Club for a talk on the Marquis de Lafayette, ...

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Knox Pest Control Takes First Place in Chamber Golf Tournament

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The LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Thursday, October 4 at The Fields Golf Club. The theme of this year’s event was “Mulligan’s Island.” The tournament was first announced at an Early Bird Breakfast at Great Wolf Lodge earlier this year. Chamber members, modeled after characters from the hit 1960’s television series Gilligan’s Island, took the stage ...

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Granger Softball Beats Cedartown to Place Third Seed for State Finals

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The Lady Granger softball team continued their dominance with a 5-0 win over Cedartown to earn a third-place ranking as they head into state. The Grangers kicked off their region tournament playoffs with two decidedly- strong victories over rival Troup. The first was a 13-0 blowout, while the other was only marginally better for the Tigers at 9-1. LaGrange’s win ...

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Career Ready Workshop Brings National Non-profit and Students Together for Good

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Chanelle Foster never imagined she would learn Forklift Driving skills as a participant in her paid 12week Career Ready Workshop, but she learned that – and more – thanks to a partnership brought to Troup County School System (TCSS) between Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers (GoodwillSR) and West Georgia Technical College (WGTC). “Driving a forklift was fun. I was ...

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“Stop the Bleed” Training Provided for School Staff

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Public Safety from across Troup County continue working with the Troup County School System on school safety and creating a protocol if an emergency were to happen. Eighty-two participants from Troup County Schools, as well as Heard County, recently participated in the “Stop the Bleed” training. According to American Medical Response Course Paramedic Brian Lee who led the class, this ...

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Hogansville Designated as Rural Zone

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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has designated the historic downtown Hogansville corridor as a “Rural Zone” under a new program that will allow eligible business to qualify for state tax credits effective January 1, 2019. The Rural Downtown Revitalization Act, was enacted by the legislature in 2017, and encourages investment in “Rural Zone” communities that creates jobs, refurbishes ...

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Second Robbery Suspect Arrested

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LaGrange Police have arrested a second suspect from the pair of robberies that occurred overnight Wednesday. Police responded to the first incident early Thursday morning about 12:52 a.m. upon reports of an Armed Robbery on Mill Creek Parkway. Police arrived and spoke with the male victim at a separate location. The victim explained that he was offered a ride by ...

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Grangers Fall on the Road against Cartersville

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The Grangers fought hard Friday but couldn’t overcome the might of the Cartersville Purple Hurricane football team as they fell 45-7. A beleaguered Granger offense failed to score all evening, with the lone touchdown coming from a defensive pick-six. The loss drops the Grangers to 0-3 in Region 4AAAA and 1-5 on the season. LaGrange’s offensive struggles are nothing new ...

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Callaway Crushes Lamar County to Stay Unbeaten in Region 2AA

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The Cavaliers went on the road Friday to take on the Trojans of Lamar County for their third region matchup of the season. Callaway entered the game undefeated and ranked second in Region 2AA. The 6-1 Cavaliers were favored over the Trojans coming into Friday’s matchup and quickly showed why when quarterback Jacob Freeman busted a 45-yard quarterback keeper for ...

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