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Hawks Deny LaGrange Academy Boys, 6-Foot-9 Dowuona Blocks Seven Shots

It was a tall order for the Warriors. LaGrange Academy faced some lengthy competition on Thursday night in a boys basketball game against The Heritage School from Newnan. The Hawks showed up with 6-foot-9 Ebenezer Dowuona, 6-foot-5 Cole Jones, 6-foot-4 Spencer Weller and 6-foot-4 senior forward Maddux Jeffreys. Chase Evans, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, also got some valuable playing time ...

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Not Their Night: Lady Warriors Lose By 47 Against Heritage

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Another learning experience turned into one more loss for the Lady Warriors. In the final game before the Christmas holidays, LaGrange Academy took some lumps and a 60-13 setback against The Heritage School on Thursday night in a girls basketball mismatch. It was a valiant effort, but far short of the mark for the 1-9 Lady Warriors from LaGrange Academy. ...

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Guilty Verdict In Murder Of Young Woman

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Jury finds Demario Antwon Goodrum, age 28, guilty of Murdering Tarvanisha Boyd, age 25, Thursday in Troup County Superior Court. The trial lasted less than three days, the jury deliberated for less than two hours. Chief Assistant District Attorney Monique Kirby explained to the jurors that the state has proven that Goodrum shot Boyd because he was mad she took ...

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Downtown Merchants Give Back

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Downtown Merchants Give Back The merchants of Downtown LaGrange give generously to our community throughout the year. They presented June Nelson of CASA with a check for $1,250, proceeds from their annual Candlelight Holiday Sip & Shop held in November. The funds are intended to help the children serviced by CASA. Pictured with June Nelson – starting on the left: ...

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Employee Service Awards Equivalent To 380 Years Of Service

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Employee Service Awards Equivalent To 380 Years Of Service During the Troup County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the third quarter Employee Service Awards were presented. The awards for the third quarter were equivalent to 380 years service from dedicated employees within the Troup County government. Marion Howington, Captain/ Paramedic-Fire Department, received his 30 year service award. Captain Howington ...

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Commissioners Adopt PILOT Agreement With Powertech America, Inc

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During Tuesday mornings County Commissioners meeting, the Board approved adopting a PILOT agreement with Powertech. They also presented Mark Peak, Asphalt Foreman For Roads & Engineering Department, with the Employee of the Month Award for October. Mark has worked for two years as Asphalt Foreman in the Roads & Engineering Department. He supervises a crew of equipment operators, truck drivers ...

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ZuZu’s Petals Vintage Home Ribbon Cutting

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Over the past few years, the downtown area has gone through some amazingly drastic changes. Economic revival hit the area and we have new places springing up all over the place. From the murals at the chamber building to new shops and high end boutiques, our square and its surrounding areas has really become a modernized area full of shopping, ...

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Dr. Robert Coggins Named West Georgia Health’s 2015 Physician Of The Year

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Dr. Robert Coggins, who has served the community for almost 25 years as a gastroenterologist, has been honored asWest Georgia Health’s 2015 Physician of the Year. The award, given annually since 2007, recognizes an outstanding physician whose contributions have made a significant impact on patient care, the medical staff and West Georgia Health. “This year, we received several nominations for ...

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Police Investigating Infant Death

LaGrange Police are investigating the unexpected death of a two-month-old child, who was found unresponsive overnight. Thursday morning about 4:51 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to North Cary Street in reference to an emergency call from the parents of an unresponsive infant. Upon their arrival, the unresponsive child was quickly located and officers immediately began medical treatment. ...

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