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Long Cane Elementary School Students Held Warm Hands, Cold Hearts Collection Drive


Long Cane Elementary school students recently held a Warm Hands, Cold Hearts collection drive to gather new socks, gloves, winter hats, and hygiene items to help the homeless in Troup County! They collected 4,125 items that were all donated to the Emmaus Shelter for distribution to our neighbors in need. Mrs. Carrie Driver’s 1st Grade class collected the most items ...

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West Georgia Health To Merge With Wellstar In April


During the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast Tuesday morning WellStar CEO Candice Saunders discussed upcoming plans to merge with the West Georgia Health System. Saunders advised if the merger is approved by the Georgia Attorney General’s office, the two companies are expected to sign a merger agreement March 7. The agreement would then officially go into effect ...

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Rotary Club Hosts Star Students And Teachers


On the afternoon on Wednesday, February 17, the Rotary Club of LaGrange honored five of the cities Star students along with their Star teachers. Each year, a top academic senior in all of the high schools that are competing is named a Star student. This award shows the hard work and determination of some of our brightest students as well ...

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Friday February 19th

Community Calendar • February 19th 10 am-noon at Ethel Kight Elementary School- Get “down to earth” on Georgia Arbor Day weekend. Bring a shovel and gloves, if you have them. If you don’t, we’ll have a few extras. We will plant dogwood and pine seedlings as well as 3 specimen trees to help beautify Ethel Kight’s new school site. Refreshments ...

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Trio Accused Of Dozens Of Commercial Burglaries Finally Behind Bars


During the last three months, Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office have been looking into a string of Commercial Burglaries primarily targeting convenience stores and fuel stations. The suspects are believed to have committed dozens of commercial burglaries, sometimes on back-to-back nights. In Troup County alone, the group hit three convenience stores over a short period of time, including ...

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Friday February 19th


Police & Sheriff’s Reports • Tuesday evening about 5 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to Financial Transaction Fraud. Police spoke to the female victim, who stated her Charter Bank debit card was unlawfully used at the Walmart on New Franklin Road on February 11 in the amount of $75, which she discovered ...

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Commissioners Present Service & Employee Of The Month Awards

Commissioners Awards1

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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