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Long Cane Elementary Student and Safety Video Highlight National School Bus Safety Week

Caitlyn Morris, student and Nancy Knotts, art teacher

Caitlyn Morris, 5th grade student at Long Cane Elementary, recently received a surprise from TCSS Transportation Director Dr. Jeff Turner – her poster entry won 3rd place in the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) statewide poster competition. Each year for National School Bus Safety Week, GaDOE hosts a contest to highlight the theme. This year, the chosen theme is My ...

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Man Accused of Stealing Heater from Back of Truck

LaGrange Police have arrested a man who was allegedly caught on camera stealing an electric heater off the back of a pickup truck. Monday night about 7:03 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the parking lot located behind Solomon’s on Bull Street in reference to an Entering Auto. Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated ...

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City Denies School System Request to Close Portion of Highland Avenue

The Troup High School Air Force Junior ROTC addressed the city council and informed them of ongoing projects during their Tuesday meeting.

The LaGrange City Council voted unanimously to deny a request from the Troup County School System to close a portion of Highland Avenue between LaGrange High School and the school’s upcoming athletic facility. The council held a public hearing on the issue to a standing-room-only crowd, with the majority in attendance opposing the measure. Prior to the hearing, the city ...

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Man Arrested for Shooting Up Home with Shotgun

James William Beck

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a LaGrange man on several violent felony charges after he allegedly shot up an occupied home with a shotgun. Saturday afternoon about 4:30 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Maefield Drive in reference to a gun being discharged inside a home. Deputies were informed that James William Beck, of LaGrange, ...

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Finding Paradise in the Peach State

Seeking Eden Catron and Eaddy

Co-sponsors Elms & Roses Garden Council and Hills & Dales hosted the 5th Annual Garden Lecture on Monday, Oct. 22, at Del’avant in downtown LaGrange, with guest speakers Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy, co-authors of the book, Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens. Seeking Eden, published April, 2018, revisits and reviews nearly thirty public and private gardens ...

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Profile in Courage: Jodi Dowden

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Jodi Dowden is a devout Christian, who sees God’s hand in every detail of her life. She is also a wife, mother, teacher – and breast cancer survivor. Dowden’s journey began in November 2013 when a routine mammogram revealed a small lump in her left breast. She was just 42 at the time, with no history of breast cancer on ...

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Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Honors Broadcasting Legends

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The 12th Annual Hall of Fame Radio Awards, hosted at the Callaway Conference Center in LaGrange Saturday evening, brought together some of the most revered radio talent in the nation. The fun-filled evening featured legendary radio talent and culminated in a speech by Fox News superstar Sean Hannity. The evening kicked off with a wine and social hour before inductees ...

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Sweetland Hosts Third Annual Craft Beer and Music Festival

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Saturday afternoon, beer and music fans filled the lawn at Sweetland Amphitheater for the third annual Sweetland Craft Beer and Music Festival. Patrons from all around the country braved the cloudy skies hoping to find their next favorite craft beer at the annual beer festival. This year marks the fourth year LaGrange has hosted an annual beer festival. A similar ...

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Nine New Communities Join First Nine Rural Zones

During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly tasked the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development with implementing and overseeing a Rural Zone designation program, which provides tax credits to individuals creating jobs and making qualifying investments within historic downtown areas. This year, the state has designated the communities of Avondale Estates, Greensboro, Hartwell, ...

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Police Quickly Catch Alleged Car Thief

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LaGrange Police have arrested a Tennessee woman on two felony charges after she allegedly stole a truck from a man at a gas station on the parkway in LaGrange. Friday night about 10:29 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the RaceTrac fuel station on Lafayette Parkway in reference to an auto theft. Police arrived and made contact ...

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