Citizen’s Police Academy Week 4: Narcotics and Gangs

This week the LaGrange Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy covered topics that are sadly becoming a part of life: drugs and gangs. The class went over current drug and gang issues as well as ways police are attempting to help eliminate both. The lesson was taught by Sgt. Mark Cavender of the LaGrange Police Department. Cavender has been working “Vice” ...

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Black Panther Shows its Claws on Opening Night


This Presidents’Day weekend, Marvel fans were in for an all-star cinematic experience. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest film has already earned its spot among the greats, even surpassing several long-time favorites. Black Panther opened to sold-out theaters this passed Thursday, February 15th. Sources projected opening night ticket sales of $25 million, tying with Captain America: Civil War as the second ...

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Sharon J’s Holds Ribbon Cutting at New Location


Since 2014, Sharon J’s has been delivering the latest fashion trends directly to the ladies of Troup County. Starting on Bull Street, moving to Commerce Avenue, and now moving to its new location on Main Street, Sharon J’s has always been a LaGrange staple. Family owned and operated by Randy and Laura Sievert and named for Laura’s mother Sharon Cochran, ...

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Lafayette and Adrienne and the Marriage Near Missed


This month occasions the 245th anniversary of a major event. The Marquis de Lafayette and Adrienne de Noailles married Monday, April 11, 1774. One of the great partnerships of all time, it was a near miss. Lafayette’s father died when Lafayette was two, sliced in half by an English cannonball. His mother died when Lafayette was twelve. He became heir ...

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Man Charged for Fake Sexual Harassment Claims

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a LaGrange man for a misdemeanor obstruction of public officials charge after he allegedly conducted a hoax accusing a church leader of sexual impropriety. In late January, Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators received information from William Chasten “Chase” Williams indicating that he received a text message from an unknown female asking for help. According to ...

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Wanted Suspect Found with Meth

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a local woman on two separate felony charges, all stemming from an incident on Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon around 12:09 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators responded to the 100 block of Chase Road looking for a felony wanted suspect. Deputies arrived and knocked on the door attempting to serve the warrant, but they were unable ...

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Kidnapping Suspect Extradited Back to Kentucky


A suspect wanted for kidnapping, robbery, and auto theft is headed back to Kentucky after he was located in LaGrange. Kyle E. Smith was picked up Thursday morning to be extradited back to Kentucky on charges stemming from an alleged incident several states away. Smith is accused of kidnapping a woman in Boyle County, Kentucky on February 5. Police say ...

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West Point Murder Suspects Plead Guilty


Three suspects involved in the 2015 murder of Phillip Huguley pled guilty in Troup County Superior Court on Monday. Gabriel Antonio “Tony” Love, Zaquan Labrenta Hargett, and Dontavious LeKeith Billingsley were arrested for various roles in the West Point shooting that killed the wheelchair bound Huguley. Love, who is believed to be the shooter, was sentenced to life in prison ...

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Georgia Hospital Association Advisory on Flu and Emergency Room Overcrowding


With this year’s flu season the worst in almost a decade, communities are on high alert. Hospital emergency rooms (ER) have become inundated and are handling the influx of patients by adding extra staff and resources. The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) encourage patients to call their health care providers if they are ...

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