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Relay for Life Kicks Off 2018 Season

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Over 20 different countries and well over 5,000 individual events have been held for Relay for Life, an event that has raised nearly 5 billion dollars in funds for cancer research. Here locally in LaGrange and Troup County, the local Relay for Life event always takes place at the Chris Joseph track behind Whitesville Road Elementary School. The event has ...

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Police Attempting to Identify Human Remains Found in Woods

LaGrange Police are working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate human remains found deep in a wooded area within the city. The remains were found by an ATV rider and reported to police Thursday evening. The decomposed remains were found in the woods between Fulton Street and Hogansville Road. Police suspect that that the remains were from an ...

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Kiwanis Donates Scholarship Money to West Georgia Tech

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It’s almost the time again for the first of the year academic push, with students trying to power through into their summer. All around the country, colleges and universities will be preparing to open their doors for spring semester, with college students pouring back into their halls. However for some, this can be a difficult time with finances, scheduling, or ...

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Antique Book Presented to Bellevue From Members

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This past Thursday, January 12th Bellevue held to receive a surprise donation. As many LaGrange residents know, Bellevue has a significant historical background to the City of La-Grange and to the DAR as well. Built by Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill in 18531855, Bellevue now stands as a National Historic Landmark. This antebellum home houses many historical artifacts, and last week, ...

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Community Calendar

• January 23: The LaGrange Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy at the LaGrange Police Department Training Center at 376 Aerotron Parkway, starting on Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The academy will run for ten weeks, ending with graduation on March 27th 2018. *All Applications to participate must be completed by Friday January 19th 2018. Application forms ...

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Suspect Says It’s Bath Salts, Police Say It’s Meth

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LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where a local man claimed he was only carrying around some bath salts, but police believed it was actually meth. The substance initially tested positive for methamphetamine and will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for confirmation, but in the meantime, the subject has been jailed for illegal drug possession. Early Friday morning ...

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City of LaGrange Closed for MLK, Jr. Holiday

The City of LaGrange will be closed for business January 15th for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. All garbage and recycling pickup days will be pushed back by one day. For example, if your regular pickup day is Monday, it will be Tuesday this holiday week. The City of LaGrange Police and Fire services will remain open. Media Contact: ...

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Winter Animal Protection

At this time of the year our winter weather becomes a hot topic. How winter weather affects animals outside is an important consideration. Some folks think that a fur coat is all you need. Tell that to a Chihuahuas in the backyard when it’s 25 degrees out! Huskies and Samoyeds can tolerate extremely cold temperatures if already acclimated to winter ...

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Man Accused of Choking Out the Mother of His Infant Child

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LaGrange Police have arrested a local man on domestic violence charges after he allegedly choked out the mother of his infant child causing her to pass out. Thursday afternoon at about 4:28 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 1100 block of First Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance where a female had reportedly been choked ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports

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The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Thursday morning about 9:24 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Payne Street in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and spoke to the female complainant, who stated that sometime overnight after ...

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