Chief Assistant Monique F. Kirby Sworn in as Acting District Attorney


On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Monique Kirby, who has served in the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for thirtyone years and as now-former District Attorney Pete Skandalakis’s Chief Assistant District Attorney for the last twenty-five years, was sworn in as Acting District Attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit by Chief Judge John Simpson at the Carroll County Courthouse. After ...

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Stay Smart the Rest of This Deer Season: Hunting Safety

Hunting is an age old custom. In the early days, it was a necessity. Today, people enjoy hunting as a pastime. Hunters eagerly wait for the hunting season of their fancy to participate in their favorite sport. While hunting for sport is met with some controversy concerning safety and animal rights, it holds fast as a Southern tradition. Most hunters ...

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Momentum Is On Georgia’s Side, But History Favors Crimson Tide


Rankings no longer mean anything. Only the strongest, the fastest, and the most relentless team will win the college football national championship tonight in Atlanta. So much for the SEC as having a down year. The Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide will play for bragging rights and the shiny trophy with an 8:15 p.m. kickoff in a sold ...

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Hardwood Warriors Still Have Something Left After 2-7 Start


There are two halves to every season, and that is a blessing. LaGrange Academy got off to a tumultuous start with a 2-7 report card in the first half of the boys basketball season. Luckily for the Warriors there are still plenty of games left, including 10 more region contests in the regular season. The LaGrange Academy boys are 0-4 ...

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Lake Life: West Point Is An Outdoorsman’s Paradise


It is the place to be. From the magnificent sunrises to the mouth-watering sunsets, West Point Lake is a “must see” for any outdoorsman, woman or child. The lake is a treasure box of possibilities. West Point Lake is the perfect place to relax. Vacations are planned around it. Days off are spent on it. The lake is where nature ...

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Suspect Flees Checkpoint with Counterfeit Bills

Not long into the New Year on January 1, LaGrange Police became engaged in a high speed pursuit after a driver ran a traffic checkpoint and nearly hit an officer. Around 12:50 a.m., police were conducting a safety checkpoint on Vernon Street when a white Honda Accord slowed and stopped for a brief moment. The driver, later identified as Mikquavious ...

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Winterizing Our Ornamentals

December is upon us and so are winter temperatures. Plants prepare themselves during late summer and fall through a process called cold acclimation. As cooler temperatures prevail and the day length shortens the process of cold acclimation begins. This helps protects plants against winter injury. We all remember the extreme cold temperatures from last winter that caused much damage to ...

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Man Accused of Fraudulently Selling Skating Rink Entry


LaGrange Police have arrested young man for theft after he allegedly fraudulently sold entry into the new Sweetland Ice Rink. Saturday afternoon about 1:19 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Sweetland Amphitheatre in reference to a theft and possible fraud. Officers arrived and spoke to the manager of the ice skating company that currently occupies Sweetland. ...

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Troup County Board of Commissioners Holds Weekly Meeting

The Troup County Board of Commissioners welcomed in 2018 at their weekly meeting Tuesday, January 2nd. This was the first meeting of the New Year, and the beginning of the second half of the fiscal year. This came with a few changes, as it was time to appoint a new member of the Board of Assessors and to consider qualifying ...

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Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

LaGrange Police arrested a young woman for Animal Cruelty for failing to take her dog to the vet. Thursday morning, La-Grange Police responded to the 1200 block of Troup Street in reference to an animal complaint. Police were informed that there was a dog behind the residence that had an apparent injury to its legs. Officers checked the residence and ...

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