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Commissioners Present Service & Employee Of The Month Awards

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The month of January saw the Troup County Board of Commissioners bring about the employee of the month award as well as recognizing several employees that have served the county for several years. The County always wants to recognize those who have so loyally contributed to all of the success that we have obtained here in Troup and plan on ...

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Man Sentenced To Five Years After Stabbing Girlfriend

Fred Thomas Beegle, Jr

The court systems here in Troup County were once again in full swing, as the courts oversaw a bevy of cases and processes that will help keep our streets safe from those who choose to do wrong and break the law. The courtroom was packed to the brim with people waiting on information on their case, as the judge was ...

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Sheriff James Woodruff Announces His Intent To Seek Re-Election For A Second Term

Sheriff James Woodruff Announces His Intent To Seek Re-Election

Sheriff Woodruff’s law enforcement career began in 1985 as a jailer with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. He received his state certification as a deputy sheriff in 1987. Since then he has served in the capacity of deputy, patrol supervisor, public information officer, jail administrator, and chief deputy. Sheriff Woodruff additionally holds state certification in corrections where he received top ...

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Police Still Searching For Park Shooter, Other Felony Arrest Made

Christopher Lamondez Walton

While investigating an active shooter incident in the area of Calumet Park, police were unable to locate the shooter, but did still manage to make a significant arrest after one of the subjects they encountered turned out to have multiple felony warrants for his arrest. Late Tuesday night, just before midnight, officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the ...

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Beloved City Manager Tom Hall: A Life For A City

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There are some people who are integral to the lifeblood of a city. To what the heart is to the body, Tom Hall was to the City of LaGrange. For 22 years, Tom served this city in one of the most profound and useful ways, giving his everything to a city that desperately needed his leadership and guidance in order ...

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Callaway Pounds Rockmart, Cavaliers Win Region 5-AAA

Some things never change. Take the Callaway High boys basketball team. The Cavaliers have won the Region Tournament four years running. Callaway High did it again on Saturday night with a 61-41 smackdown against the Rockmart Yellow Jackets in the Region 5-AAA Tournament finals in Carrollton. Callaway High didn’t just cut off one piece of the pie. The Cavaliers took ...

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Lady Cavaliers Are Catching On With Deyano Martin


They’ve come a long way in the last three months. Coach Deyano Martin has seen it for himself. Martin’s Lady Cavaliers have gone from a 2-6 team to the Class AAA State Basketball Tournament. Now that is a major transformation. “It’s all about (team) chemistry. We’re trying to take the next step. We have a lot to learn, but we’re ...

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Commissioners Approve Resolution To Endorse Great Wolf Resorts

During the Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, there were several items on the agenda. The Commissioners voted to approve the resolution to endorse the Great Wolf Resorts, declared several items surplus, and the GDOT Right-of-Way mowing and maintenance agreement. The Parks and Recreation was approved by the Commissioners to lift the hiring freeze for part-time workers. They are in need of ...

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Chartwells K12 Launches Chefs 2 Schools Program In Troup County Schools

Chefs Emphasize Wellness with Fun Food Preparation LAGRANGE, GA – Students in Troup County School are in for a culinary treat this month. Through the Chefs 2 Schools program, Chartwells K12 chefs will educate while entertaining with live cooking demonstrations in school cafes. Leveraging the concept that chefs have a unique ability to deliver wellness messages to children in a ...

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Peach Worries

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent Warms spells in the middle of winter can be a cause for concern. There are news reports about the danger of warm weather spoiling our peach and blueberry crops. Ideally, having the temperatures remain constantly low throughout the winter would alleviate a lot of these fears. Weather, as we know is anything but constant or ...

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