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CAFI Temporarily Closes Due to Lack of Funding


Community Action for Improvement, INC. (CAFI) has temporarily closed its doors due to a delay in state funding. The organization has helped over one million people since its founding in 1966. CAFI, a local non-profit, offers supportive services to low-income individuals in Troup, Heard, Meriwether, Coweta, and Carroll counties. The organization has benefited local Troup County citizens through a variety ...

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Wreck Injures Student In Front of Troup High


A Troup High student was airlifted and three more were injured during a vehicle collision that occurred Friday morning near the school entrance. Around 8:13 a.m., La-Grange Police responded to a report of an accident with injuries in front of Troup High School on Hamilton Road. Officers arrived to find a tw0-vehicle collision and injured individuals from both vehicles. Police ...

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Troup County Announces Children’s Book Drive

Troup County will be launching a children’s book drive on Monday, October 15, 2018 as a part of their United Way donation campaign. The book drive will benefit The Jungle Bus in LaGrange, Georgia, a Bookmobile that serves children of Troup County. The County is warmly welcoming donations from the public and will be accepting new and gently used children’s ...

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Speeder Caught Driving Drunk and with Suspended License

Police have charged two men with alcohol-related offenses after they were spotted speeding back home from a LaGrange bar. Early Friday morning about 12:12 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge Journey near the intersection of New Franklin Road and Mooty Bridge Road for improper passing and traveling well over the posted speed ...

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LaGrange Police Department Blood Drive


The LaGrange Police Department will be having their bloodmobile at 100 West Haralson Street on Wednesday, October 17, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. They have this blood drive because one pint of blood can save three lives. Giving blood locally helps to support your community, and it helps to save lives. Donating blood means that the blood that is ...

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Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Comes to LaGrange High School


Last week 30 LaGrange High (LHS) students stepped into the media center knowing they would be challenged to become servant leaders. After completing applications for the Chick fil A Leader Academy™ (Leader Academy), they didn’t know what to expect. They didn’t know what would be required. They all jumped at the chance to join because the teens know the organization ...

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The Hummingbird Festival Begins


The Hogansville Charitable Trust and Piedmont Newnan Hospital will present Hogansville’s 21st annual Hummingbird Festival October 20 and 21. As in past years, there are a number of community events leading up to Festival weekend. For detailed information and locations, visit the Events tab on www. hummingbirdfestival. com. The Tower Trail 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 6 was sponsored by ...

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Shannon Gipson Loves the TCSS Family Atmosphere


Shannon Gipson joined Long Cane Elementary (LCES) seven years ago. Now, as a first grade teacher, she says she still loves the family atmosphere that drew her to Troup County School System. “I previously worked with a small school system that embraced a family atmosphere. I saw that among the staff at Long Cane Elementary when my family and I ...

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May Martial Arts Competes in Southern Open National Championship Tournament


Nine students from May Martial Arts traveled to Columbus, Georgia on September 22 to compete in the Southern Open National Championship Tournament. May Martial Arts featured a variety of competitors, ranging in age from child to adult, and those in attendance participated in the sparring and forms division of the tournament. The Southern Open National Championship Tournament is one of ...

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College Football Week 6 Takeaways

It’s going to be a rough year for Auburn. Frustration with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn reached a season high Saturday when the #8 Tigers fell to unranked Mississippi State 23-9. Auburn, widely considered to have one of the best defenses in the nation under coordinator Kevin Steele, proved unable to find their offense once again. The loss prompted several disgruntled ...

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