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Local Artwork to be Placed Throughout City of LaGrange, Creative Sculptures Inspired by Textile Mills

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Local artwork will soon be placed throughout the City of LaGrange including at Sweetland Amphitheatre, The Thread, LaGrange Art Museum, Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, and City Hall. Chuck Moore, a metal, stone, and wood sculptor, is a self-taught artist who learned how to create art growing up in the textile mill. “Basically what I’m after is for it to ...

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City of LaGrange Employees and Community Participate in July Litter Clean-Up Event

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LaGrange, Ga. July 7, 2018 – Roughly thirty City of LaGrange employees and community members including Mayor Jim Thornton and his wife Corinne participated in the city’s voluntary litter clean-up event today. The group started picking up trash at Hollis Hand Elementary on Country Club Road and continued along West Point Lake. Litter on the side of the road washes ...

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Electrical Problem Causes Ridley Avenue Fire

Sunday morning about 11:47 a.m., firefighters with LaGrange Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire in the 700 block of Ridley Avenue. Fire personnel arrived within minutes and discovered a rear bedroom of the residence was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly began attacking the fire, while additional personnel searched the remainder of the home looking for any ...

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Woman Arrested with Stolen Car

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Police have arrested a woman on felony theft, charged after she was found driving a stolen vehicle through LaGrange Thursday night about 7:53 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department encountered a light blue Jeep Liberty Sport on Lafayette Parkway, where a tag check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen. The vehicle was determined to have been reported stolen two ...

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Chattahoochee River Keeper and Front Porch Collective Draw Listeners Closer to Music, Nature, and Conservation

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Chattahoochee River Keeper (CRK) is an advocacy group that seeks to protect the Chattahoochee River and its lakes, including Troup County’s own West Point Lake. CRK holds informational sessions aboard their boat “Miss Sally” on West Point Lake several times a year. With music provided by a local blues band called the Front Porch Collective, boat rides with the CRK ...

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Dragon Boat Race Set for Saturday

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The Third Annual West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race is set for Saturday morning July 14 at Pyne Road Park. The fundraising event has been a huge success over the last two years for the local domestic violence shelter, Harmony House. Troup County residents have taken a liking to the race, which gets its origin from Central China. Over the ...

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Warrants Issued after Drugs and Gun Found in Hotel Room

Police have issued multiple felony warrants for a man after drugs and a gun were found in a hotel room that he rented. Wednesday afternoon about 12:46 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Rodeway Inn on Lafayette Parkway in reference to recovered property. Police arrived and met with an employee, who stated James McMillan had booked ...

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Auto Accident Turns to Violent Attack

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Maurice Ashunte Williams LaGrange Police have charged a man with Disorderly Conduct after he allegedly attacked another man as a result of an auto accident dispute. Late Wednesday night about 9:55 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the intersection of Hamilton Road and Lukken Industrial Drive East in reference to an auto accident with injuries. Officers arrived ...

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DASH for LaGrange, Inc. Seeks Homes and Volunteers For Paint the Town

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DASH for LaGrange is now accepting applications for volunteer teams and homes to paint for this year’s Paint the Town. Elia Baltes, Community Development Director says; 1012 homes will be selected for the event September 26-29, 2018. This year DASH has targeted the Dunson Mill area to paint. If you live in this area, Applicants must be submitted by Wednesday, ...

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LaGrange Girls Soccer Camp to Start in July

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The LaGrange Girls Soccer Camp kicks off July 16-20 later this month. The camp is open to girls between the ages four to fourteen, and players of all experience levels are welcome to join. The camp notes that it teaches both the technique and the “intangibles” of the sport in preparation for intermediate and advanced play. The goal, however, is ...

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