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•Friday & Saturday, May 3 : 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 4 : 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Yard Sale at Bellevue on Ben Hill ST. Something for everyone. Cash Only. All proceeds benefit Bellevue. •Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Save the date! Welcome to Waypoint Veterans Service Center First Annual Veterans Luncheon 11:00 am – 1:30 p.m. It will ...

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Obits — April 28, 2019

Cox Barbara Powell Barbara Christine Powell, age 74 of West Point, GA passed away, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Powell was born May 25, 1944 in Kempton, Germany. At the age of ten she immigrated to the United States as a naturalized citizen with her parents, the late Ret. Command Sergeant Major Frank Charles Plass and Juliane ...

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Teen Injured in New Franklin Road Motorcycle Accident


Tommy Murphy Staff Writer An 18-year-old West Point male was taken to a hospital in Columbus after being involved in a motorcycle accident in LaGrange Wednesday afternoon. The details are still murky on what actually caused the accident, but witnesses say a passenger vehicle struck the motorcycle in the inside lane of New Franklin Road shortly after the bike turned ...

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Deceased Newborn Found in Bag near Rural Road


Sheriff’s Investigators are attempting to determine how a newborn infant ended up in a cooler along a Troup County Road. The deceased child was discovered Sunday afternoon inside a portable cooler bag off of Boy Scout Road near the wood-line. Witnesses told authorities that the cooler had been on the side of the road for several days, possibly up to ...

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Pedestrian Struck by Car on New Franklin Road


An unidentified male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the Waffle House on New Franklin Road  shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The victim was transported via ambulance to a Columbus trauma center for emergency treatment. Police say he was unconscious at the scene and they are still working to identify him. The victim appeared to have been seriously ...

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Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Second Suspect from Home Invasion Shooting


Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested the second suspect from the home invasion shooting on South Stateline Road. The second suspect, Steven Shane Aultman, was arrested around 3 p.m. Wednesday in LaGrange in the Kelley Street area with the assistance of the LaGrange Police Department. Aultman was wanted for Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery, along with several other serious charges, ...

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Buddy the Elf Comes to Troup High School


Troup High School ushered Christmas in with a modern classic with a musical twist. December 19th and 20th, the Troup High Auditorium was transformed into a winter wonderland as the students told the humorous and heartwarming story of Buddy the Elf. Audiences were treated to a show like no other, as elves pranced through the rows playing whimsical games of ...

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Obits — Monday, December 24, 2018

Higgins Lawrence Wayne “Larry” Johnson Lawrence Wayne “Larry” Johnson, age 86, of LaGrange, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice. He was born on May 03, 1932 to the late Paul Johnson and Verdie Mae Smith Johnson in LaGrange. Mr. Lawrence loved the outdoors, he loved to dance, and never met a stranger. He ...

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