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LaGrange Firefighter Jordan Avera Returns to Work Full-Time

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LaGrange Firefighter Jordan Avera is back on the job as a full-time firefighter for the City of La-Grange. Avera began light duty Monday, October, 8th but returned to full-time fighting fires Monday, November 19th. He is stationed at Fire Station #4 on Moody Bridge Road. “Now that I’m finally back, it’s been a long time coming. It feels good. It ...

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Cancer Patients Often Malnourished

One of cancer’s telltale signs can be sudden weight loss, due not only to the disease, but also to malnourishment. Research reports suggest that 50% to 80% of cancer patients are malnourished. Patients who find the scales moving in a negative direction should speak with their doctor and then schedule an appointment with a registered dietician, preferably one who works ...

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Georgia State Patrol to Help Toys for Tots

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The GEORGIA STATE PATROL is supporting TOYS FOR TOTS again this year. This is being done to provide local children with a special gift that will bring smiles to their faces on Christmas morning. We are teaming up with the Marine Corps Reserve program and will have collection boxes at our GEORGIA STATE PATROL Post #2 in La-Grange, GA. along ...

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Hogansville Holds Sip ‘n Shop and Art Walk Event

The annual “Sip ‘n Shop” kicked off at five o’clock Saturday evening, and as a late fall day quickly turned to night, East Main Street came alive with twinkling Christmas lights and bustling crowds of people. In preparation for the event, the city put up early Christmas decorations up East Main Street in downtown Hogansville to enhance the evening’s festive ...

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We Gather Together

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The Choral Society of West Georgia served up a soul-stirring Thanksgiving performance of seasonal hymns, popular classics, and patriotic favorites as they presented “We Gather Together: A Concert of Praise, Thanksgiving and Remembrance” at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown LaGrange Saturday and Sunday evenings. Artistic director Elizabeth Biggs, along with a talented group of singers and musicians, rewarded the ...

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Deputies Officially Cleared after GBI Investigation

District Attorney John H. Cranford and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have officially cleared four Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies involved in the tragic death of Robert Dale Sims. Shortly after the June 6 incident, the District Attorney met with GBI officials to review and discuss preliminary evidence in the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Lower Big Springs Road. Initial indications ...

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Local Iron Cross Hosts Second Annual Toy Run

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The Iron Cross Motorcycle Club (ICMC) and Knights of Solomon Motorcycle Club (KOSMC) held their Second Annual Defending America’s Defenders (DAD) Toy Run this Saturday. The two motorcycle clubs partnered with DAD to help collect toys and money to help make sure local kids in need have something under the tree this Christmas. The clubs were able to raise money ...

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Chalk It Up To a Good Cause

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Sunny skies were on tap Saturday for the first LaGrange Chalk Art Festival, hosted by Wild Leap Brew Co. The event, co-hosted by the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, drew both professional and amateur artists whose unique artwork let onlookers take a “wild leap” into the world of chalk art. Amidst all the creativity, patrons sipped suds and enjoyed live music, ...

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TCSS Announces Teacher of the Year Nominees

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The Troup County School System announced the Teacher of the Year nominees during the November school board meeting. The annual tradition recognizes the best educators in Troup County’s school system. The nominees will represent their respective schools as the school-level Teacher of the Year and are in the running to be selected as the overall Teacher of the Year. Each ...

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Hit and Run Catches Up with Woman in Second Wreck

LaGrange Police have arrested a woman on several charges as a result of an auto accident, including a warrant for her arrest from a separate alleged hitand- run wreck. Thursday afternoon about 12:30 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Whitesville Road in reference to an auto accident. During the initial accident investigation, officers determined that vehicle driven ...

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