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Deputies Arrest Drug Trafficking Suspect

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Sheriff’s Deputies pulled over a car on the interstate for a simple window-tint violation and ended up making a felony drug-trafficking arrest. Late Tuesday night about 12:26 a.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies performed a traffic stop on a white Nissan Altima on Interstate 85 southbound near the Whitesville Road exit for a simple window tint violation. Deputies say the subsequent ...

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Courthouse Evacuated for Fire Scare

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The Troup County Government Center was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after an elevator motor blew out and set off smoke alarms. Officials say the building was efficiently evacuated, while fire department and maintenance personnel handled the issue with only minor interruption of courthouse activities. By around 9 a.m. the issue had been handled, and people were being allowed back into ...

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Deputies Investigating Attempted Kidnapping

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a man suspected of attempting to kidnap a young girl in Southwest Troup County. Sunday night about 7:15 p.m., deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Reed Road in reference to reports of a possible attempted kidnapping. Deputies were informed that an eight-year-old girl was crossing the road ...

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Hill View – The Oldest Cemetery in LaGrange

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The oldest cemetery in LaGrange is actually three cemeteries combined. They are Hill View, Shadowlawn, and Hill View Annex, and all are located in the heart of downtown. HillView appears to have been opened or started shortly after the City of LaGrange was incorporated in 1828, but the exact time is unknown. The older monuments are indications of the more ...

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Boundary Line Survey at West Point Lake Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District announced today that survey contractors with Maptech, Inc. have begun work to reset missing boundary monuments and to properly identify sections of boundary line at West Point Lake Project. This work is part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the Project’s boundary is accurate and easily identifiable. West Point Lake Project ...

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Cranberry Orange Cookies

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Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest 3 tablespoons orange juice 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ...

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Putting on the Ritz

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The Troup County Historical Society will be hosting “Putting on the Ritz” on August 10th at the Legacy Museum.  Going back in time to the 1920’s, the gala and silent auction event is not only to give people a look at what life was like back then; it is also to help raise money for the Troup County Archives. There ...

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Hogansville Votes to Dump Excess Power

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During their August 6th meeting, the Hogansville City Council voted to withdraw from an electrical power sales agreement with the Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA) to purchase hydroelectric power that the city does not need. The city entered into a 20-year agreement in 1996 with SEPA to purchase an allotment of hydroelectric power. The contract currently remains in effect because cities ...

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County Commission Denies Zoning Change Request

During their first regular meeting in August, the Troup County Board of Commissioners once again held a public hearing to hear final comments about a request to rezone a property on Highway 54 from agricultural to commercial zoning to allow for an equipment repair business to be run in a rural area of the county. Debbie Gushue, owner of 2960 ...

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High School Softball Teams Compete, Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

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The local high school softball season kicked off with a bang Saturday, August 4 as teams from Callaway, LaGrange, and Troup competed in a fundraising tournament at Granger Park. The tournament began at 10 AM Saturday morning, and onlookers were given the opportunity to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness by entering a raffle. Proceeds from the day were ...

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