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Police Chase Shoplifting Suspect Into Nearby Restaurant


Police have arrested an alleged repeat shoplifter after he attempted to push a cart full of groceries out of Kroger. The suspect reportedly fled across the parking lot and into a nearby Chinese restaurant when he was confronted with the theft. Monday morning about 10:13 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area near Kroger supermarket on ...

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Hogansville MLK Celebration Set for Sunday


The City of Hogansville will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Hogansville Elementary Auditorium Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be Pastor Jimmy R. Gibson, Sr. of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Atlanta. Rev. Gibson is an accomplished minister, musician, and singer with over 30 years of pastoral ...

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Downtown LaGrange Development Authority Announces Executive Director and Sweetland Director Appointments


The Downtown LaGrange Development Authority elected Bill Hunnicutt as Executive Director and promoted Keyal Loveland to Director of Sweetland Amphitheatre during the DLDA’s January 9th board meeting. Bill Hunnicutt had previously been selected as the sole finalist for the Executive Director position and will immediately assume his new role. Hunnicutt replaces Bobby Carmichael as Executive Director. The search for Carmichael’s ...

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City Council Holds Public Hearing and Makes Final Decision on Special Use Permit for 99 Johnson Street


The LaGrange City Council has discussed the application for a special use permit for 99 Johnson Street for some time now. The Calumet Center for Healing and Attachment has applied for this special use permit to utilize the building at 99 Johnson Street as a group treatment facility. This group treatment facility would be the only of its kind in ...

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Former Atlanta Mayor to give MLK address Jan. 16


Shirley Franklin H’09, former mayor of Atlanta, will deliver this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. address at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 in Callaway Auditorium at La-Grange College. The event is free and open to the public. In 2002, Franklin was the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of a major Southern city. She served two terms, leaving office in ...

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2018 MLK Parade Planned for Saturday


The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will be Saturday, January 13th at 1:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Love, Peace, and Harmony.” The Grand Marshal of the Parade is LaGrange native Zikei Brooks. Brooks was a finalist on the cooking competition show Chopped Jr. 2018 Grand Marshall & Chopped Jr. Finalist Zikei Brooks with Parade Organizer ...

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SAU Comes Back from 19 Down to Beat Point in Overtime, 91-83


Point University (5-14; 1-9 AAC) led 55-36 with 16:06 left in regulation time, but visiting St. Andrews University (2-9; 2-8 AAC) whittled away at the lead, tied the score at 7777 with four seconds left by tallying the last four points of the second half, and forced a five-minute overtime. The Knights outscored the Skyhawks in the extra period, 14-6, ...

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Alabama Outlasts Georgia in National Championship Game


The tension was at a fever pitch this past Monday night, January 8th, for many people in LaGrange and Troup County. One thing that people take very seriously here in the community is their college football and the best two teams in the nation, the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide, were all set for the head on match ...

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