Author Archives: tcneditor

A Plague of Locusts

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent Whenever I see one of those large black and red grasshoppers, I think of the plagues that the Lord visited upon the Egyptian pharaoh. Other times it’s the grasshoppers that would devastate the settler’s crops out west. Some of us may remember dissecting them in biology lab. These three-inch insects are making an appearance in ...

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HYPE Tours Wild Leap Brewery


HYPE-Troup County Young Professionals conducted their latest meeting at Wild Leap Brewery in LaGrange Thursday, July 12th. The organization, billed as a “true public/private partnership” is an affiliate of the LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce. Thursday evening’s tour of Wild Leap included an in-depth overview of the beer-making process with details on their beer lineup. Participants tasted multiple beers, including: Local ...

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Lawsuit Threatened Over County Commission Meeting Times


During their regular work session Thursday morning, the Troup County Commission heard complaints from two citizens asking for meeting times to be changed and for the county to review district lines. The concerns were brought by Troup County NAACP President Earnest Ward and Troup County Democratic Party Chair Pat Darden. Ward and Darden brought up issues over the lack of ...

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Healthy Cooking with Chef Jeffrey Tucker


Chef Jeffrey Tucker stopped by downtown La-Grange Thursday, July 12th as part of a series of shows to promote healthy eating in LaGrange. Executive Director Chef at Vernon Woods, Chef Jeff’s mission is to educate the public on ways to eat healthy on a budget. Chef Jeff’s healthy cooking series is filmed live on location and is featured on LGTV, ...

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Berta Weathersbee to Implement School Uniforms in the 2018-2019 School Year


Berta Weathersbee Elementary School will become the first school in Troup County to mandate school uniforms in the 2018-2019 school year. The move comes as the school’s administration seeks to remedy classroom distractions and foster a more positive environment in the school. Willie Cooks, principal of Berta Weathersbee, discussed the mandating of school uniforms and the concerns parents and students ...

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Rosemont Feeds Law Enforcement for “Mission LaGrange”


A large group from Rosemont Baptist Church stopped by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning to drop off a few dozen packed lunches and a mountain of snacks to help show support for the men and women in law enforcement, as a part of their annual Mission LaGrange Week. The church packed a total of 120 lunches with hotdogs ...

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Outward Bound Expedition Spurs Teachers to Bring Outdoor Experience into Classroom


Outward Bound Expedition Spurs Teachers to Bring Outdoor Experience into Classroom This past spring, before they stepped foot on a mountain top, an anonymous donor contacted TCSS and not only asked about potential teachers who could be a part of Outward Bound, the donor surprised each teacher with funding for the outdoor learning experience. Participants were: • Aaron Woody — ...

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Man Accused of Vehicular Assault in Domestic Incident


LaGrange Police have charged a local man with felony assault after he allegedly rammed his car into another vehicle occupied by his girlfriend and child. Tuesday night about 9:58 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the intersection of Jefferson Street and Vernon Street in reference to reports of a rolling domestic incident. After arriving, police spoke to ...

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Three-Car Crash Kills Woman Near LaGrange

The Georgia State Patrol is still investigating a crash that killed a woman on the interstate just outside La-Grange over the weekend. Troopers are still trying to finalize the investigation into the collision that occurred Saturday afternoon with the help of the Georgia Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, but some details of the deadly crash have been released. Initial reports indicate ...

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