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West Point Shooting Incident Upgraded To Homicide

The Aggravated Assault investigation where a La-Grange man was shot in the head in West Point has been ungraded to homicide after the victim passed away Wednesday morning. Detectives were first alerted to the incident Tuesday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. when police were notified that a subject at G.H. Lanier Memorial Hospital was in critical condition due to a gunshot ...

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Fire Severely Damages Highland Area Home

LaGrange Fire Investigators have yet to determine the cause of a fire that resulted in nearly a quarter million dollars worth of damage to a local home. Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Willowcrest Way Monday morning about 4:36 a.m. to a reported structure fire. LaGrange Firefighters arrived 13 minutes later to find the roaring blaze engulfing the ...

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Friday June 3rd

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Sunday afternoon about 3:41 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in La-Grange in reference to Shoplifting. Police arrived and made contact with Loss Prevention Officers, ...

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Friday June 3rd

Community Calendar • June 3rd: Troup County Streams of Service will host a Senior Savvy expo at the Callaway Auditorium, West Georgia Technical College on Fort Drive on June 3rd. The event will run from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. There will be an auto show, storytelling with Carol Cain, Tai Chi with Valerie Duke, and entertainment by Van Barnett. ...

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Turner, Kirby Hook Up 30-Pound Striper, 18-Pounder

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They knew what they wanted, and they got it. “We were fishing for stripers,” said Brad Turner of LaGrange. He and Brian Kirby found some striped bass, too, on Sunday. Turner and Kirby caught 30 stripers on West Point Lake. They made all of their catches in deep water with live bait. The catching, reeling and the baiting of the ...

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Patience Pays Off For Young, She Catches A 14-Pound Catfish

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West Point Lake is Shirley Young’s own personal amusement park. All that she needs is a hook, some line and a bobber. Oh yes, and one other thing. “You need patience,” said Young. On Saturday she had every bit of that and more. With time and tenacity, Young also had herself one tasty fish. Young caught a 14-pound catfish on ...

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Troup County School System Honors Retirees (Part 3)

LaGrange, Ga., May 23, 2016 – On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 the Troup County School System Retirement Reception was held in the Faith Baptist Church Family Life Center to honor those who have diligently given 100% (and often more) of themselves to help educate and improve the lives of children. These outstanding retirees have demonstrated their commitment and service to ...

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WGMC Honors Beverly Lundberg As Volunteer Of The Year

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WellStar West Georgia Medical Center has honored Beverly Lundberg as its Volunteer of the Year. Lundberg began volunteering in 2004 as part of the WGMC Auxiliary. She first worked in the Call Room and then expanded her afternoon Wednesday hours to morning hours with the Medical Staff Office. To date, she has logged 3,584 volunteer hours. “I cannot begin to ...

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Harris County Deputy Shot In The Head, Expected To Recover

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A Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering after being shot while on duty Saturday evening. Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley advises Deputy Jamie White was shot about 7:30 p.m. during a traffic stop near Mile Marker 33 on Interstate 185. Officials say Deputy White pulled over a speeding vehicle and made contact with the driver, Joe Lee Garrett, who handed ...

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