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Wanted Suspect Found with Meth

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a local woman on two separate felony charges, all stemming from an incident on Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon around 12:09 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators responded to the 100 block of Chase Road looking for a felony wanted suspect. Deputies arrived and knocked on the door attempting to serve the warrant, but they were unable ...

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Kidnapping Suspect Extradited Back to Kentucky


A suspect wanted for kidnapping, robbery, and auto theft is headed back to Kentucky after he was located in LaGrange. Kyle E. Smith was picked up Thursday morning to be extradited back to Kentucky on charges stemming from an alleged incident several states away. Smith is accused of kidnapping a woman in Boyle County, Kentucky on February 5. Police say ...

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West Point Murder Suspects Plead Guilty


Three suspects involved in the 2015 murder of Phillip Huguley pled guilty in Troup County Superior Court on Monday. Gabriel Antonio “Tony” Love, Zaquan Labrenta Hargett, and Dontavious LeKeith Billingsley were arrested for various roles in the West Point shooting that killed the wheelchair bound Huguley. Love, who is believed to be the shooter, was sentenced to life in prison ...

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Sweetland Amphitheatre Announces 2018 Summer Concert Series Lineup


Sweetland Amphitheatre is proud to announce its 2018 Summer Concert Series Lineup. From April until July, the “South’s Sweetest Stage” will host five concerts in its Summer Concert Series, including nationally and internationally recognized, Grammy award-winning artists. • Morris Day & The Time featuring special guests The Gap Experience – Friday, April 6 • Gladys Knight – Friday, April 20 ...

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Georgia Hospital Association Advisory on Flu and Emergency Room Overcrowding


With this year’s flu season the worst in almost a decade, communities are on high alert. Hospital emergency rooms (ER) have become inundated and are handling the influx of patients by adding extra staff and resources. The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) encourage patients to call their health care providers if they are ...

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Annual Public Safety Report and GDOT Speakers Highlight a Packed City Council Meeting


Mayor Jim Thornton and the rest of the LaGrange City Council returned to their meeting chambers this past Tuesday night, February 13th, and there was much to discuss. Earlier that morning, the council hosted a very packed work session, hosting Chris Mc-Calla’s sixth grade class presentation, the exit 13 beautification project, and various updates on other happenings around the community. ...

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Retirement Celebration Held for Bobby Carmichael, Former Executive Director of the DLDA


The LaGrange Chamber of Commerce building was filled with guests this past Tuesday. Chamber Members, Mayor Jim Thornton, friends, family, and Downtown LaGrange Development Authority staff were all in attendance to wish Bobby Carmichael the best on his retirement. Bobby Carmichael has been Executive Director of the DLDA since 2011. Without his leadership such projects as Sweetland Amphitheatre, Del’Avant Event ...

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KeShun Freeman Gives Inspiring Speech at Chamber Early Bird Breakfast


There is so much going on with the LaGrange/Troup County Chamber of Commerce. The group is starting 2018 out strong with the return of their monthly Early Bird Breakfast this past Tuesday morning, February 13th, with a lot of businesses represented. Just one day removed from their Troup Works kickoff meeting, the group welcomed many local leaders into the Del’Avant ...

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Mr. and Miss Troup High School: Results


Mr. and Miss Troup High School: Results The Mr. and Mrs. Troup High School competition is sponsored by the THS Student Council. THS clubs, organizations and sports teams are invited to select male and female candidates whom exhibit high academic standards, leadership, and community involvement. Preliminary judging consists of contestants preparing a one-page application to be scored by off-site adjudicators ...

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