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Keep Troup Beautiful: “Clean YOUR Block” starts with the Great American Cleanup

It’s spring cleaning time, and that means the Great American Cleanup can’t be far away. Sponsored annually by Keep Troup Beautiful (KTB), the busy day of community cleanup is set for April 21 in LaGrange, Hogansville and in West Point. This year’s theme is “Clean Your Block.” “Keeping Troup County clean and green is simply a matter of commitment and ...

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Diverse Power Annual Meeting set for May 9

Diverse Power Incorporated will hold its Annual Meeting of Members on Wednesday, May 9, at its headquarters at 1400 South Davis Road in LaGrange and, simultaneously, at its Pataula District office at 373 U.S. Highway 82 East in Cuthbert. Registration in LaGrange and Cuthbert is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All registered members receive a registration gift and ...

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WRES Rockets on the Road to New York City

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Several members of the Whitesville Road Empowerment Group spent their spring break on a trip to New York City. The students and chaperones spent three days and four nights touring the city. They visited the Statute of Liberty, escorted by the NYPD Harbor Unit, who carried the students out to the island on one of their boats. Other highlights of ...

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Registration Open for Free Boating Safety Course at West Point Lake

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary Flotilla 08-01, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will conduct a free personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Lake Project Management Office, May 12. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST and will ...

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Granger “Power” LaGrange Athletics Recipient of “Power Your School” Grant

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The LaGrange High School athletic department has been selected as a recipient of the “Power Your School” grant sponsored by Coca-Cola/Powerade. LaGrange was awarded the grant—a total of $2000— in response to a video submitted to the “Power Your School Campaign.” According to LaGrange High athletic director Mike Pauley, the video detailed the improvements that could be made to the ...

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Chamber Presents Local Candidate Forums

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The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce has announced a series of Candidate Forums to take place in advance of the May 22 primary election day. The forums are scheduled for 6:00pm on April 30 and May 1 at Del’avant in downtown LaGrange. On April 30, candidates for Troup County Commission Chairman and Board of Education District 7 will answer questions ...

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Calumet Bank and THINC Form Student Shadow Program

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Calumet Bank and THINC College and Career Academy have begun a Student Shadowing Program that will allow THINC students to work alongside Calumet Bank team members on Saturday mornings. This will allow students to realize the importance of having solid soft skills by putting their THINC based training into action by greeting Calumet Bank customers. This will also allow the ...

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Police Investigating Late-Night Robbery

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where a local man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint just outside his home overnight on Tuesday. Early Wednesday morning about 1:55 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 200 block of Blake Street in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery. Officers arrived and spoke with the male victim, who advised ...

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The Chamber is Examining the Issue of Public Transportation Options for our Community

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The Chamber is examining the issue of public transportation options for our community and is offering a complimentary trolley service for Gladys Knight concert goers on Friday night (and the remaining performances in the Sweetland Summer Concert Series) to see if our residents and visitors are willing to participate. Two trolleys will be circulating along a seven-stop route. Stops will ...

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Men Arrested for Trafficking Cocaine

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Suspected cocaine recovered from Holyfield and Murphy. Troup County Interdiction Officers have arrested two older male subjects who are accused of trafficking cocaine to Alabama through Troup County. Monday afternoon about 2:21 p.m., deputies with Troup County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop on a red Honda Accord that was traveling south on Interstate 85 between LaGrange and West Point. ...

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