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Youth Leadership Class of 2017 Completes Program

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The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce recently held a graduation dinner to recognize the 39 high-school students who completed the 2017 Youth Leadership class. Presented by the chamber and sponsored by Jindal Films, the Youth Leadership program gives future leaders insight into how they can positively contribute to their communities and schools, reaching far into their adult lives. This year’s ...

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Bellevue Hosts 2017 Christmas Tea Event

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Bellevue was once again filled this weekend with the smells of delicacies and some piping hot tea. Yes Once again it was time for the ladies of the La-Grange Women’s Club to come together and celebrate the holidays with one another. This home, throughout all of her years, has never truly been empty. Her halls have always been filled with ...

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Snow Day in LaGrange

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Many residents of Troup County were hoping for a snow day this past Friday, December 8th. While none of the schools let out and just a few flurries blew through amidst the sleet on Friday, LaGrange woke up on Saturday to a winter wonderland. The southern tradition of rushing to the grocery store to grab carts full of water bottles, ...

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Deputies Looking for Escaped Convict

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Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently asking for help in locating a man wanted for Felony Escape. Deputies say William Luther Maggart walked off of his Lee’s Crossing job and failed to report back to Troup County Work Release on Friday, December 8. Maggart was part of the work release program while serving time at the Troup County Jail for ...

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Third Grade Students Receive Dictionaries Thanks to CLCP

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Debbie Burdette, Director of Troup County CLCP (Certified Literate Community Program), recently visited each elementary school to present a dictionary to every third grade student. While she is better known to the young audience as Mama Jama the Storytelling Mama, there was no way she could depart from the groups without sharing a story to get them excited about receiving ...

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LaGrange Housing Authority Receives Health & Wellness Incentive Grant

The LaGrange Housing Authority has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to receive one of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of employees and family members. Awards are made to members of the ACCG Group Health Benefits Program (GHBP), underwritten by Blue ...

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Rotary Reads and Gifts Pre-K Students with a Book

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Rotarian and Executive Director of Hills and Dales Estates, Carleton Wood, recently took some time out of his busy schedule to read to students at Franklin Forest Elementary. The kids enjoyed hearing the inflection in his voice and happily joined in as he read two stories from Sleepytime Tales to the Pre-K students. They became even more excited when he ...

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TCSO Chief Investigator Retires

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When Mike Caldwell wakes up on Wednesday morning he will begin his first day in more than 40 years outside of law enforcement. The Lead Investigator for the Troup County Sheriff’s Office is retiring Tuesday and was given a send-off during the department’s annual Christmas party. Caldwell began his career in law enforcement in Los Angeles, before taking a job ...

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Teen Arrested for Hit & Run

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LaGrange Police have arrested 17-year-old female after she allegedly fled from an auto accident that occurred right near the police department in rush hour traffic. Wednesday evening about 5:15 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department took a walk-in report at the police station in reference to a Hit & Run. Police spoke to the female complainant, who advised she ...

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