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Cavaliers Crush Defending State Champions to Advance to State Playoff Quarterfinals


Callaway’s 31-13 Friday night defeat of the defending Class AA state champions is a surprise the team saw coming. “We’re going to do better next week,” running back Tank Bigsby could be heard saying on the sidelines after Callaway’s hard-fought 27-14 victory over Elbert County in the first round of the playoffs. With a whopping four touchdown runs against Hapeville ...

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Troup Overpowers Pickens to Advance to Third Round of State Playoffs

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The Tigers on Friday earned an impressive victory as they took down the previously-undefeated Pickens Dragons 53-14. Troup showed their might on both sides of the ball, as the Tigers kept an explosive Dragons offense in check all night. Dual-threat quarterback Kobe Hudson kept the Dragons defense off balance with strong passing and rushing attacks. The junior quarterback recorded five ...

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Obits–November 12, 2018

Striffler Hamby  Mary Michelle Moore Mary Michelle O’Neal Moore of LaGrange, GA went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 4th, 2018. Mrs. Moore was born May 1, 1970 in LaGrange, GA to the late Michael Patrick O’Neal and Brenda Nell Kelley O’Neal. She is survived by her husband Michael Earle Moore Jr.; daughters, Emily Grace Moore and Lillian ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 11-12-2018

Wednesday afternoon about 4:20 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Houston Street near McKinley Street in reference to a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision. While en route, police were advised by Troup 911 that the at-fault driver had fled the incident location on foot, headed east. The victim who remained on scene was not injured from the incident, but her vehicle sustained ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 11-07-2018

Early Sunday morning about 1:32 a.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the uptown area when officers observed a Toyota Prius traveling on Broad Street with no headlights. Police then began to follow the vehicle and observed the Prius stop at a green light, so officers began to suspect that the driver might be impaired. A traffic stop was then conducted on ...

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Obits–November 7, 2018

STRIFFLER HAMBY  Melanie Starr Melanie Starr, 72, of Pine Mountain, GA passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at St. Francis Medical Hospital in Columbus, GA. Mrs. Starr was born September 30, 1946 in LaGrange, GA to the late Hoyt Augustas Starr, Jr. and Ruth Helen Woodard Starr. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and retired from ...

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Grangers Triumph, Close Season with a Win against Shaw


The Grangers were trailing 7-3 when Emma Ward and Blair Herrod were named Homecoming Queens in LaGrange’s final game of the season on Friday. It was a position they were used to. The Grangers, who at that point had only won one game in the past two seasons, were well-acquainted with defeat, and—as noted by a mass exodus of fans ...

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Tigers Suffer Blowout 43-10 Loss to Cartersville in Region Championship


Staff Writer The Troup High Tigers got a taste of their own medicine at Cartersville for the region championship. After blowing out opponents throughout the regular season, the Tigers, who entered the game 9-0, suffered a crushing 43-10 defeat at the hands of the Purple Hurricanes. The Tigers found themselves down earlier, trailing 21-3 at the end of the first ...

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Obits–October 31, 2018

Striffler-Hamby Cindy Wilson Cindy Wilson, 44, of West Point, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Emory Midtown Hospital. Cindy was born August 12, 1974 in LaGrange, GA. to the James William Brooks, Jr. and the late Sandra Langford Jersey. Cindy is survived by her husband, Mark Wilson; son, Michael Brooks; daughter, Alex Wilson; brother, Randall Johnson, Mark ...

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