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FOOTBALL: Jadon Thornton of LaGrange Makes Verbal Commitment


Jadon Thornton of the LaGrange High football team made his commitment to play football at Middle Georgia State University Wednesday, May 2. Surrounded by friends, family, and coaches in the LaGrange High School media center, Thornton announced his decision. Speaking to all gathered, former LaGrange head football coach Dialleo Burks said, “I am glad, Jadon, that you are at this ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • May 3rd: A National Day pf Prayer Service will ne held from 12:15pm-12:45pm, May 3rd, at the Biblical History Center, 130 Gordon Commercial Drive. Community members Marshall McCoy, Katie Mercer Van Schoor, Randy Hardigree, Cliff Meeks and Angela Anderson will lead prayers for government, media, education, church and family. Mr. Joseph Miller will serve as emcee. • ...

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West Point Dam Roadway closed May 4 for exercise

The West Point Dam Roadway will be closed May 4 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers West Point Project hosts a training exercise for the U.S. Army’s 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment from Fort Benning, Ga. To ensure safety and security for soldiers engaged in this training exercise, the following locations will be closed to public access on May 4: ...

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Police Investigating Violent Domestic Assault

Police have issued arrest warrants for a man accused of assaulting his girlfriend at a local hotel, despite her reluctance to cooperate. Monday night about 7:24 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Lafayette Garden Hotel on Patillo Road in reference to a welfare check. Police received a report through a 911 caller, that a female had allegedly been assaulted the ...

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Area Law Enforcement Get First Look at New Nonlethal Device, LaGrange One of Ten Demo Sites


Area law enforcement agencies got a first look at a new non-lethal device called the BolaWrap. This is a nonlethal remote restraint device designed to prevent any unnecessary violent encounters. BolaWrap representative and retired Los Angeles County Assistant Sheriff Michael Rothans says he picked LaGrange as one of ten communities as a demo site. “Chief Lou Dekmar is innovative when ...

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City of LaGrange to Hold Public Meeting on Eastside Park Plans


LaGrange, Ga. May 3, 2018 TheCityofLaGrange is holding a public meeting to take comments from the public on the proposed plans for Eastside Park. This will be a part of the LaGrange City Council’s regular meeting. City Manager Meg Kelsey recently mailed a letter to residents living in the area inviting them to participate in the meeting. The plan provides ...

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Police Asking for Help in Locating Suspect from Domestic Assault


LaGrange Police are currently asking for help in locating a man wanted for a violent domestic attack. The incident occurred on the morning of April 10, around 1:30 a.m. Officers took a walk-in report a few hours after the incident when the victim made her way to the LaGrange Police Department due to the assailant taking her phone. The victim, ...

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LaGrange Hosts State Candidates


The local candidates for the Georgia state house and senate participated in a political forum Tuesday evening at Del’Avant in Downtown LaGrange. The forum was the two political candidate forums sponsored by the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. The forum was moderated by LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton, who asked a total of ten questions, with topics written by Chamber President ...

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Wild Leap Brew Co. Receives Statewide Award from Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation


Wild Leap Brew Co. in LaGrange received an award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation during its 41st annual Preservation Awards ceremony April 27 in Columbus, Ga. Wild Leap Brew Co. breathed new life into a mid-century commercial building in downtown La-Grange. The building construction began in 1948 and it opened as a car dealer. ...

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LaGrange College Youth Baseball Camp

David Kelton of LaGrange College offers a special opportunity with his youth baseball camp. Under the direction of former professional baseball player and LaGrange head coach David Kelton, the camp runs in two sessions, with the first from June 4-8, and the second from June 11 -15. The camp will be held at Cleaveland Field at Williamson Stadium. The camp ...

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