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Drunk Driver Sneaks Away From Accident Scene

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An alleged drunk driver was arrested Sunday night, April 22nd, after he snuck away from a vehicle crash while police were attempting to deal with other subjects involved who were fighting. Sunday evening about 5:41 p.m., officers with LaGrange Police Department responded to Barnard Street in reference to an auto collision. Officers arrived and made contact with two of the ...

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Casey Cagle Comes to LaGrange Lt. Governor Makes His Case For Republican Primary

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Lieutenant Governor of Georgia Casey Cagle stopped by downtown LaGrange Tuesday morning, April 24th, as part of the “Second Cagle Country Bus Tour.” A series of introductions set the stage for Cagle. LaGrange mayor Jim Thornton called Cagle “a friend to the community” and underscored his efforts to improve education and literacy in Troup County and throughout Georgia. Thornton recognized ...

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Teen Busted with Bags of Meth in Shoes

LaGrange Police have charged a young man on several felony drug crimes after he was arrested during a traffic stop and later found to have several bags of suspected crystal methamphetamine in his shoes. Thursday morning about 10 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department pulled over a vehicle on New Franklin Road for a traffic violation. During the subsequent ...

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City of LaGrange to Shut Down and Employees Pick Up Litter in Community, City Manager Wants to Send Message

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Contributions from Jeremy Andrews Copy Editor The City of LaGrange shut down business on Friday, April 20th from 81 and all non-essential employees went out into the community’s main thoroughfares to pick up litter. The City of LaGrange’s new campaign “Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It” kicked off that morning with trash pickup in several different areas of town. ...

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Figuring Out Fertilizers

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent At this time of year all the garden centers are bustling. Homeowners are intent on getting their lawns and gardens looking just right. One area folks often get confused about is what kind and type of fertilizer to purchase. The first question that should come to mind is how much do I need. The only ...

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Kayla Yeargin Named Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalist

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When Kayla Yeargin, Troup High School Mathematics teacher, was informed of her interview for the 2019 State Teacher of the Year (TOTY) finalist, she was on her way from Iceland back home to Georgia. “I had to just let it sink in. I had this amazing experience in Iceland and then I was on a layover coming back home when ...

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LaGrange Baseball Edges Out Chapel Hill for 5-4 Win

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The LaGrange High baseball team ground out a close win against Chapel Hill in a Thursday evening matchup. The Grangers celebrated their seniors with the win. LaGrange started strong and jumped to a quick lead over the Chapel Hill Panthers. The Grangers found themselves up 5-1 in the fourth before staving off a late-game rally in the sixth to hold ...

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17th Annual Heart of West Georgia Golf Tournament Held at Highland Country Club

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The Highland Country Club hosted the Heart of West Georgia’s 17th annual golf tournament Thursday, April 19. Proceeds from the tournament go into supporting healthcare across Troup County. “We support [the treatment of] cardiovascular disease, women’s health, and obesity—those are our three main goals,” said Mr. Coleman Cody of Heart of West Georgia. “There have been over 170 AEDs placed ...

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Troup Baseball Humiliates Sandy Creek in 13-1 Blowout

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The Troup High baseball team hosted the Sandy Creek Patriots Thursday in one of the season’s most-lopsided matchups. The Tigers dominated on both sides of the ball to put the game away by the close of the second. In the home stretch of the regular season, the Tigers have hit their stride. Troup entered Thursday’s game after beating top-region seed ...

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Two Stories Every Third Grader Ought To Know

Every third grader in Troup County ought to know the stories of James Armistead and Hannah Archer Till. James Armistead was a slave born in New Kent County, Virginia, on December 10, 1748. In 1781 when he was thirty-two years old he asked his owner William Armistead Jr., for permission to join the Continental Army. The Revolutionary War had come ...

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