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Randon Acts of Kindness: The Heart of Troup County

Driving home from work, I found myself pondering the random acts of kindness bestowed on me as of late by complete strangers, here in La-Grange. Earlier in the day, I had shopped at a local grocery store, where a kindhearted clerk purchased some cat food for me. It wasn’t a significant amount, $2.82, but that young woman, probably in her ...

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Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia donates vehicles for Upcoming Fire Department Recruit School Training

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Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) recently donated four non-drivable vehicles to the LaGrange Fire Department for their ongoing recruit school extrication class. The class is hosted by the LaGrange Fire Department (LFD) and includes recruits from the Troup County Fire Department as well. This is the 33rd rookie school for the LFD, which began conducting its recruit schools in 1978. “A lot ...

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Four Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Minors

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Four suspects at separate locations were arrested by Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies during a recent alcohol compliance sweep. The suspects are accused of selling alcohol to minors. On Wednesday, investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted random alcohol sale compliance checks at nineteen businesses throughout Troup County. During the operation, sales clerks from four locations sold alcohol ...

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School Superintendent Search Firm Selected

The Troup County School Board selected McPherson & Jacobson to handle the search for a new superintendent during their regular board meeting Thursday evening. McPherson & Jacobson, of Omaha, Nebraska, was selected by unanimous vote to lead the nationwide search. Board member Joe Franklin made the initial nomination, saying he felt the firm was best suited to handle the search. ...

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Police End Felony Shoplifting Spree

LaGrange Police have arrested a woman on several felony charges after she was caught with a car load of allegedly shoplifted merchandise. Wednesday afternoon around 2:25 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police responded to reports of a Shoplifting incident at Hobby Lobby on LaFayette Parkway. Police were informed that the suspect had fled in a red Kia Sportage and they ...

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“Scout Me In” Event Held at First United Methodist Church

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Pack 21 of First United Methodist Church held a Scout Me In kickoff on September 11. The program drew in over forty new boys and girls who joined together with current Pack 21 scouts and learned more about scouting programs. The scouts participated in making first-aid kits with medical donations from WellStar West Georgia Medical Center and zippered bags from ...

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LHS Future Farmers of America

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Through donations, the LHS FFA chapter under Ms. Jessica Bowden took in 703 pounds of canned goods for the Feeding America Campaign at the Central Region meeting in Perry! This was the largest amount of any chapter. The 703 pounds of canned goods will feed an average of 586 people! In total the Central Region FFA collected 4,212 lbs of ...

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LaGrange Loses Close Game to Central Carroll

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The Granger football team returned to action Friday on the road against Central Carroll. LaGrange, who came into the matchup well-rested after a bye week, found themselves down early and ultimately couldn’t pull out a win , falling 13-10 in a nailbiter. The Grangers are now 13 on the season, with their sole win coming on the road against Hampton ...

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Georgia4-H Forestry Judging

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Georgia 4-H Forestry Judging Competition at Camp Westminster in Conyers. The contest has 4 areas in which students compete. Tree identification, insect and disease identification, saw timber volume estimation and compass and pacing. This competition provides an opportunity for youth to gain a better appreciation for our local forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of ...

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ROADBLOCK: Lady Granger Softball Falls to Chapel Hill 6-0.

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The Lady Granger softball team on Thursday couldn’t find their offense in a 6-0 loss to Chapel Hill. The game dropped them to a respectable 16-7 on the season. Chapel Hill scored four runs in the second inning to take an early lead. The Grangers proved unable to respond, and two runs— one in the fourth and one in the ...

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