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Chamber of Commerce to Hold Golf Tournament


The LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce will be holding a “Mulligan’s Island” golf tournament October 4th. The competition, themed after popular 1960s television show Gilligan’s Island, was announced at the July Early Bird Breakfast at Great Wolf Lodge. Billed as a “classic favorite,” the tournament offers players a “day of competition” and “networking from tee to green,” according to the event’s ...

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Dancing for The Thread Benefit Gala Coming Soon at Del’avant.


The Medicine Cabinet of LaGrange will present a special “Dancing for The Thread” benefit gala at Del’Avant August 18, 2018. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Friends of The Thread. The event will showcase the dancing skills of several local talents, including: Lisa and Terry Alford, Zsa Zsa Heard and Cody Foote, Hiram Oropeza and Shelby Loren ...

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Police Investigating Home Invasion

Police are investigating an incident where armed subjects forced their way into a LaGrange home and briefly held the resident and child against their wishes while looking for unknown items. Early Thursday morning about 3:03 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Jackson Street in reference to an Armed Home Invasion. Officers arrived and spoke to the female ...

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Man Caught Trafficking 23 Pounds of Marijuana through Troup County


Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested an Alabama man on felony drug trafficking charges after he was pulled over for driving in the rain without his headlights activated. Monday night about 8:47 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Nathan Taylor conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 85 on a passenger vehicle for a headlight violation due to vehicle not having ...

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LaGrange Celebrates Re-Opening of City Hall, Dedicates Bench to Former Employees


Mayor Jim Thornton and City Manager Meg Kelsey joined the LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce and the LaGrange City Council for the grand re-opening of City Hall Tuesday, July 24. City Hall closed its front doors following a “Christmas storm” in 2015. The storm flooded the basement and destroyed some of the building’s infrastructure. But for City Manager Meg Kelsey, the ...

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Police Catch Kidnapping and Rape Suspect


LaGrange Police have apprehended and arrested a man accused of kidnapping a woman from her workplace and forcing her to go to a second location where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. Police arrested the suspect, Roderick Kacel Williams, without incident at the Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center Tuesday afternoon around 4:38 p.m. Police first began investigating the incident on July ...

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Sheriff’s Office to Host Softball Tournament


The Troup County Sheriff’s Office will host its first annual benefit softball tournament this fall. Organizers hope for the event to become a yearly tradition to provide support to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home, Camp Pineland. The tournament was originally meant to be a replacement for the annual Sheriff’s Office Car Show, which also benefited Pineland, since the retirement of ...

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Chamber of Commerce Holds July Early Bird Breakfast at Great Wolf Lodge


The LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Early Bird Breakfast in the Great Wolf Lodge’s Executive Conference Center on Tuesday, July 24. Great Wolf Lodge General Manager Keith Furnas with Sales and Catering Director Kash Lakhlani addressed those in attendance to discuss the water park’s success and what the business had to offer. Furnas noted that the park has ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • Mondays: The “Movers and Shakers” Line Dance class will be held at Springfield Baptist Church/Hogansville, GA on Mondays at 6pm to 7pm. Class is free. • AA Meeting times at Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall Street, LaGrange. Saturday-8 am, 10:30 a.m. ( Women’s), 1 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sunday- 10 a.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.; Monday & Friday- ...

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American Folk Country Blues Artist Stevie Tombstone To Perform at Pure Life Studios


“Stevie Tombstone is a quintessential troubadour, a veteran musician who’s had a degree of success but has mostly been relegated to “Best-Kept Secret” status. The leader of an Atlanta-based swamprockabilly band called The Tombstones in the 1980s and ’90s, Tombstone has now settled into a solo career in which he crafts powerful folk songs tinged with classic country and vintage ...

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