Second Year of Greater Achievement Youth Empowerment Academy Underway


The second year for the Greater Achievement Youth Empowerment Academy is currently underway at LaGrange College. The 6-week program helps local students prepare for the SAT and ACT tests for a minimal fee. Students only pay $35 for testing supplies. Volunteers from the community and LaGrange College help the students prepare and improve their test scores. The 501©3 group holds ...

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10 Years of Service to the City of Hogansville LaGrange Police Receive High Marks on Citizen Surveys, Input Encouraged


The LaGrange Police Department continues to receive high marks on its citizen surveys. 2017 LPD Citizen Survey The citizen surveys are attached to departmental case cards distributed by officers when they respond to calls for service. 224 Citizen Survey Cards were returned to the La-Grange Police Department in 2017. In response to the question, “Was the police response timely?”97.3%responded they ...

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Truck Driver Fights Off Teenage Robbers

LaGrange Police are investigating an incident where a truck driver was robbed by a group of teens on LaFayette Parkway. Early Sunday morning about 12:22 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Rodeway Inn on LaFayette Parkway in reference to an Armed Robbery. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, a tractor trailer truck driver, who stated he ...

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Cloverleaf District Project Achievement


District Project Achievement or DPA is the culminating competition in Georgia 4H every year. Youth from 39 counties across the Northwest Region of Georgia come together to showcase what they have accomplished. Fourth through sixth grade students attend Cloverleaf DPA. Each student prepares a 5 minute presentation on any subject they are interested in. At the competition they are scored ...

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West Georgia Boat Center Hosts First Annual Big Splash Event


Every year, the City of LaGrange and Troup County add some truly incredible businesses to their already deep well of economic developments. Our community continues to grow by leaps and bounds with new industry fighting for ways to get in on what is perhaps the fastest growing development in the entire state of Georgia. While large corporations and retail are ...

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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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