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Wanted Suspect Found with Meth

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Police have arrested a felony wanted suspect after he was spotted riding a dirt bike on the roadway near the Three Points area of LaGrange. Late Saturday night about 11:15 p.m., officers with La- Grange Police Department began looking for a suspect that was spotted riding a dirt bike in the roadway. Upon checking the surrounding area, officers located two ...

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Dozens of City of LaGrange Employees and Community Members Participate in Litter Clean Up

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Dozens of City of La-Grange employees and community members participated in the city’s litter clean up event Saturday. The group, including City Councilman Nathan Gaskin and City Manager Meg Kelsey, picked up trash starting at Berta Weathersbee School on Forrest Avenue through 4th Avenue to the Callaway Clock Tower. This event was a voluntary event for City of La-Grange employees. ...

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June Early Bird Breakfast Raises Awareness of Global Health

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The June Early Bird Breakfast raised global health awareness Tuesday with a talk from Dr. David Addiss, MD, MPH, from the Task Force for Global Health. Dr. Addiss is an Adjunct Professor at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and at the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University Of Notre Dame. An expert in the field ...

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Judge Donald Boyd to Retire After Eighteen Years

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Boyd, a long-time worker in the small-loan business, said he first got interested in becoming a judge when his father passed in 1990. For Boyd, the Probate Judge at the time—Judge Prescott—made the experience “amazing,” but it wasn’t until his mother passed in 1999 that he decided that he would one day run for office. “Prescott was my friend,” he ...

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LaGrange Man Killed in Dirt Bike Crash

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A young man died after running a stop sign and crashing a dirt bike into a truck over the weekend in LaGrange. Sunday evening about 6:24 p.m., officers with La-Grange Police Department responded to the intersection of Forrest Avenue and Washington Street in reference to a motor vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a dirt bike. Police say the ...

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Racial Trust-Building Initiative in Troup County

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The Troup County Racial Trust-Building Initiative continued last weekend, as Hope in the Cities from Richmond, VA helped conduct a twoday course intended to shed light on the state of race relations in our community and each individual’s culpability in it. The training focused on recognizing and attempting to overcome internal biases about race through honest, open dialogue. The trust-building ...

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Man Charged with Stabbing Girlfriend

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Police have arrested a LaGrange man who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend with a knife during a domestic incident over the weekend. Saturday evening about 5 p.m., officers with La-Grange Police Department responded to the 700 block of East Depot Street in reference to reports of a stabbing. Officers arrived and located the female victim several houses down, who ...

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WTRP Hit by Copper Wire Thieves

WTRP Radio in La-Grange should soon be back on the air after it was recently hit by copper thieves. Station employees say they expect to be off the air until about Wednesday or Thursday while workers restore 500 feet of copper wiring that was stolen last week. The station abruptly went off the air Wednesday afternoon, but law enforcement didn’t ...

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No Dog Fighting Charges, but Neighbors Cited for Animal Cruelty

LaGrange Police have charged a pair of residents with similar Animal Cruelty charges after being called to their residence to investigate possible Dog Fighting. On Wednesday shortly after noon, LaGrange Police along with Animal Control Officers responded to separate residences on Burk Street in reference to possible Dog Fighting. At the first location, officers made contact with the resident, Joshua ...

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