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LaGrange Approves Budget, Raises Utility Rates

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The LaGrange City Council adopted a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year Tuesday evening at their final June meeting. Built into the spending plan was a modest increase to municipal utility rates to pay for an increase in power costs from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG) and necessary gas line improvements. The budget was adopted unanimously, but the ...

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Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle Returns to LaGrange

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Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle returned to LaGrange Thursday, June 28th for a tour of LaGrange. Starting at the Chamber of Commerce, Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff and Troup County Commission Chair Patrick Crews led Cagle through the city, stopping off for a men’s luncheon at First Baptist Church on the Square. Cagle, currently gearing up for a run-off against Brian ...

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City of LaGrange Recertified as City of Ethics

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The City of LaGrange has been recertified as a City of Ethics. The Mayor and City Council have resolved to conduct themselves as a group and as individuals in accordance to the City of Ethics principles and pledged to conduct its affairs accordingly. “I was delighted to see that LaGrange had been recertified as a City of Ethics,” said LaGrange ...

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Police Investigating Lexington Street Murder

LaGrange Police are investigating a case that initially began as an apparent robbery attempt, but when officers arrived on scene they found a completely different victim lying in the street with several gunshot wounds. Wednesday night about 11:51 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Lexington Park Drive in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery and gunshots ...

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William Griggs Summer Basketball Shootout Week Six Results

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This week during the shoot out there were only 10 participants in attendance and we continued our normal routine; Coach Sam Cotton stated. The participants worked on drills as well as free play.I divided the players into two teams and rewarded them by playing the championship game 12 minutes per quarter full court. The results of that championship game was ...

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Older Teen Accused of Child Molestation

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LaGrange Police have filed charges against a local teen who is accused of molesting an undisclosed 12-yearold girl. Friday afternoon, officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to reports of Child Molestation. The incident reportedly occurred the previous day on West Yorktown Drive in LaGrange. Officers spoke with the complainant and the female victim and ...

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Sea Turtles Take All in Second 3×3 Competition

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The Sea Turtles were back in action last weekend in a thrilling 3×3 tournament in Cartersville. Five Sea Turtles teams went to compete, with two teams in the U11 division. While it was only the second tournament for many of the players, the Sea Turtles had stunning success that saw two high-school division teams competing for the tournament championship and ...

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Police Investigating Troup Street Shooting

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where two males were reportedly shot while fighting in the street over the weekend. Sunday afternoon, shortly before 1 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 900 block of Troup Street in reference to a group of people fighting. While en route, police were informed that a subject had been shot ...

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Hogansville Officials Recognized at GMA

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MayorWilliamStankiewicz and fellow Hogansville Council Members were recognized this week for their dedication to continued training during the 2018 Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Convention in Savannah. Stankiewicz and Mayor Pro-Tem Theresa Deisha Strickland were awarded the prestigious Certificate of Excellence for achieving 120 hours of training through the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute. Strickland was additionally recognized for her ...

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LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton Elected GMA Third Vice President

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LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton is elected Third Vice President for the Georgia Municipal Association for the 2018-2019 year. LaGrange city leaders, along with other city officials from across the state of Georgia, are meeting for the 85th GMA annual convention in Savannah. As Third Vice President, Mayor Thornton will be in line to be the President of the GMA in ...

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