Lady Grangers Fall to Central Carroll

The LaGrange Granger softball team fell to 9-4 on the season after losing on the road to Central Carroll on Tuesday, September 4. The Lady Grangers have put together an impressive season this year, but have lost back-to-back games. The first loss came in a heart-breaker against Chapel Hill the week prior to the Grangers’ loss Tuesday. LaGrange seemed to ...

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Police Nab Suspected Drug Dealer


LaGrange Police busted a man carrying a large amount of illegal narcotics after they spotted an air freshener specifically designed to mask the odor of marijuana during a traffic stop. Late Monday night about 11:45 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a grey Cadillac CTS for a tag violation on Ragland Street. Upon making ...

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Troup Softball Stands Tall in Loss to Chapel Hill


The Troup High Lady Tigers almost came away with the upset Tuesday evening as they took on a strong Chapel Hill softball team at home. The Tigers, who entered the game 5-11 on the season, had their hands full with a team that almost blanked Troup County powerhouse LaGrange in their meeting. Undeterred, the Lady Tigers fought their way to ...

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LaGrange College to Play Second Game of the Season


The LaGrange College Panther football team will play their second game of the season Saturday, September 8 against Berry. The game will be held at Callaway Stadium at 6 PM. The Panthers are looking for their first win after losing to Birmingham Southern 28-24 in their season opener. They are under the direction of firstyear head coach Earl Chambers, who ...

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Moratorium Placed on Mobile Homes after Heated Debate

After a heated discussion about a mobile home placement, the Troup County Commission voted to place a 62-day moratorium on approval of the homes being placed in the county. The vote came after a pair of public hearings about two mobile homes being placed in separate areas of Troup County. The first manufactured home placement request on Jim Turner Road ...

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Community Celebrates First-Annual Marquis de Lafayette Day in Downtown LaGrange


Mayor Jim Thornton and other community leaders gathered to celebrate the first-annual Marquis de Lafayette Day on Thursday, September 6.  Mayor Thornton spoke both to Lafayette’s historical and ideological legacies. Thornton spent the morning championing the virtues of freedom and highlighting the struggle for liberty around the world. The celebration comes after an April proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal commemorating ...

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Hogansville’s Mark Hammond Honored

Mark Hammond

Hogansville’s Waste Water Treatment Superintendent Mark Hammond was honored for his 10 years of dedicated service to the community by the City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall. Mark manages and oversees the day-to-day operations and maintenance of Hogansville’s wastewater treatment facilities including lift station operations, plant operations, and quality assurance activities for the treatment and reclamation of ...

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Firefighters Give Emotional Interview about Fire that Injured Six


Though their actions were certainly heroic, two firefighters who helped rescue their bothers from a house fire when it took a dangerous turn are insisting it was a team effort from start to finish. Lt. James Ormsby III and Sgt. Chris Greathouse returned to work on Thursday morning and publicly spoke about the incident for the first time. Ormsby was ...

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Obits–September 5, 2018

Striffler-Hamby Mary Frances Hawkins Mary Frances Hawkins, 66, of LaGrange, GA was ushered into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by her family and friends early Friday morning from Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mary was born December 30, 1951 in Hogansville, GA, daughter of Lillie Annette Kelley White and the late John Clayton White. She was a graduate of Troup ...

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