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Past Meets Present: LaGrange Biblical History Center Hosts Roman Army


The LaGrange Biblical History Center sponsored Legio XI as part of its annual Roman Army Day celebration on Saturday, May 5th. The event, intended to shine light on the conditions of those in Judea during the Roman occupation of 63 BCE to 135 CE, recreates the social, political, and economic environment of the era. The time period marked significant oppression ...

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High Hopes: LaGrange Football Starts Spring Practice

NFL legend Alex Gibbs coaching the Grangers.

LaGrange High School kicked off its football spring practice this month under the direction of new head coach Chuck Gibbs. Gibbs takes the reins of a flailing Granger football program that fielded a winless team in the 2017-2018 season. An already-successful coach in his own right (he went 31-14 as the head coach of Scottsdale Christian in Arizona and led ...

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Early Bird Breakfast CelebratesTroup County Small Businesses


The Chamber of Commerce’s May Early Bird Breakfast highlighted small businesses in our community and celebrated their contributions to Troup County. C’Sons/Mare Sol provided breakfast catering for the occasion, and the ceremony took place at Del’Avant in downtown LaGrange. The event featured a talk from Lori Auten, CEO of Focus Consulting Group in Columbus, GA. Auten, a seasoned professional who ...

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Chamber Announces Small Businesses of the Year


Chamber Announces Small Businesses of the Year Advertising Made Easy, Benchmark Contracting and Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand Realtors were honored as recipients of the 2018 Small Business of the Year awards at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce’s recent Early Bird Breakfast. Todd Carlisle, Business Consultant with The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC), chaired the ...

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Troup County March for Babies


The Troup County March for Babies commenced at Hollis Hand Elementary School Saturday, May 5. The walk, a celebration of the organizations charitable research related to “preconception [and] post delivery issues.” The three-mile walk kicked off with team photos and celebration at Hollis Hand. Members of the March for Babies committee gathered to recognize top donors as well as this ...

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Playing Tennis Leads Tracey Stribling Down a Renewed Career Path


When Tracey Stribling was playing tennis with some of her teammates, she didn’t know it would lead to a revitalization in her nursing career. Having graduated from LaGrange College as a recipient of the George E. Sims, Jr. Nursing Scholarship, she had a nursing job lined up at West Georgia Health. After 32 years, she retired as an Operating Room ...

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LaGrange Police Holding Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement Classes


Sgt. Cavender teaches RITE class The LaGrange Police Department is now offering RITE, or Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement, classes for its officers. LPD is one of only a few agencies in the state teaching the RITE courses. RITE addresses the public safety industry in regards to officer wellness, executive leadership, diversity training, de-escalation communication, harassment, emotional and social intelligence, ...

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BASKETBALL: Bo Russell of LaGrange Signs with Southern Union College


Bo Russell, a star player of the LaGrange High basketball team, signed his letter of intent to continue playing at the next level Wednesday, May 2nd. The LaGrange High senior made his commitment in front of family, friends, and coaches before enjoying the moment with his teammates. LaGrange head basketball coach Mark Veal addressed those gathered by praising the young ...

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Snakes and Ticks

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent This week I received my first call on snakes in the yard. Unfortunately, I had to identify a snake post mortem. It happened to be an Eastern Kingsnake, one of the good guys. Kingsnakes will strangulate and kill rattle snakes and other venomous snakes. The vast majority of snakes are harmless. They are very good ...

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