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Man and Woman Arrested After Fleeing from Shoplifting Incident

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Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies and LaGrange Police worked together to nab a couple involved in a shoplifting incident where suspects allegedly fled from a Home Depot with purloined power tools. On December 5, officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Home Depot on Lafayette Parkway in reference to shoplifting. While en route, police were informed that the suspects had ...

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Shoplifting Suspect Charged with Battery of Police Officer

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LaGrange Police have arrested a young woman on several charges after she allegedly violently fought to resist a simple shoplifting arrest. The female allegedly kneed one of the arresting officers in the groin several times and had to be practically dragged to the jail kicking and screaming over the minor arrest. Monday night about 7:15 p.m., officers with the La-Grange ...

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Firefighter Suffers Minor Injuries in Grady Street Fire

A local firefighter suffered minor injuries in the line of duty while attempting to locate a free a nonexistent trapped victim. Wednesday morning about 10:35 a.m., firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department were called to the 200 block of Grady Street in reference to reports of a house fire with a subject trapped inside. Authorities were initially told that one ...

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Youth Leadership Class of 2017 Completes Program

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The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce recently held a graduation dinner to recognize the 39 high-school students who completed the 2017 Youth Leadership class. Presented by the chamber and sponsored by Jindal Films, the Youth Leadership program gives future leaders insight into how they can positively contribute to their communities and schools, reaching far into their adult lives. This year’s ...

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Bellevue Hosts 2017 Christmas Tea Event

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Bellevue was once again filled this weekend with the smells of delicacies and some piping hot tea. Yes Once again it was time for the ladies of the La-Grange Women’s Club to come together and celebrate the holidays with one another. This home, throughout all of her years, has never truly been empty. Her halls have always been filled with ...

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Snow Day in LaGrange

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Many residents of Troup County were hoping for a snow day this past Friday, December 8th. While none of the schools let out and just a few flurries blew through amidst the sleet on Friday, LaGrange woke up on Saturday to a winter wonderland. The southern tradition of rushing to the grocery store to grab carts full of water bottles, ...

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Deputies Looking for Escaped Convict

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Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently asking for help in locating a man wanted for Felony Escape. Deputies say William Luther Maggart walked off of his Lee’s Crossing job and failed to report back to Troup County Work Release on Friday, December 8. Maggart was part of the work release program while serving time at the Troup County Jail for ...

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Third Grade Students Receive Dictionaries Thanks to CLCP

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Debbie Burdette, Director of Troup County CLCP (Certified Literate Community Program), recently visited each elementary school to present a dictionary to every third grade student. While she is better known to the young audience as Mama Jama the Storytelling Mama, there was no way she could depart from the groups without sharing a story to get them excited about receiving ...

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