Drunk Driver Sneaks Away From Accident Scene


An alleged drunk driver was arrested Sunday night, April 22nd, after he snuck away from a vehicle crash while police were attempting to deal with other subjects involved who were fighting. Sunday evening about 5:41 p.m., officers with LaGrange Police Department responded to Barnard Street in reference to an auto collision. Officers arrived and made contact with two of the ...

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Casey Cagle Comes to LaGrange Lt. Governor Makes His Case For Republican Primary


Lieutenant Governor of Georgia Casey Cagle stopped by downtown LaGrange Tuesday morning, April 24th, as part of the “Second Cagle Country Bus Tour.” A series of introductions set the stage for Cagle. LaGrange mayor Jim Thornton called Cagle “a friend to the community” and underscored his efforts to improve education and literacy in Troup County and throughout Georgia. Thornton recognized ...

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Drug Suspect Wrecks Truck


Friday morning, La-Grange Police and members of the West Georgia Drug Task Force arrested a man on felony drug charges as a result of a drug investigation that ended in a vehicular pursuit and subsequent wreck. The suspect, Timothy Starling, of Plum Tree Drive in LaGrange, was arrested on unspecified drug charges after he fled from police who were serving ...

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Teen Busted with Bags of Meth in Shoes

LaGrange Police have charged a young man on several felony drug crimes after he was arrested during a traffic stop and later found to have several bags of suspected crystal methamphetamine in his shoes. Thursday morning about 10 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department pulled over a vehicle on New Franklin Road for a traffic violation. During the subsequent ...

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City of LaGrange to Shut Down and Employees Pick Up Litter in Community, City Manager Wants to Send Message


Contributions from Jeremy Andrews Copy Editor The City of LaGrange shut down business on Friday, April 20th from 81 and all non-essential employees went out into the community’s main thoroughfares to pick up litter. The City of LaGrange’s new campaign “Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It” kicked off that morning with trash pickup in several different areas of town. ...

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Figuring Out Fertilizers

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent At this time of year all the garden centers are bustling. Homeowners are intent on getting their lawns and gardens looking just right. One area folks often get confused about is what kind and type of fertilizer to purchase. The first question that should come to mind is how much do I need. The only ...

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Kayla Yeargin Named Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalist


When Kayla Yeargin, Troup High School Mathematics teacher, was informed of her interview for the 2019 State Teacher of the Year (TOTY) finalist, she was on her way from Iceland back home to Georgia. “I had to just let it sink in. I had this amazing experience in Iceland and then I was on a layover coming back home when ...

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LaGrange Baseball Edges Out Chapel Hill for 5-4 Win


The LaGrange High baseball team ground out a close win against Chapel Hill in a Thursday evening matchup. The Grangers celebrated their seniors with the win. LaGrange started strong and jumped to a quick lead over the Chapel Hill Panthers. The Grangers found themselves up 5-1 in the fourth before staving off a late-game rally in the sixth to hold ...

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Two Stories Every Third Grader Ought To Know

Every third grader in Troup County ought to know the stories of James Armistead and Hannah Archer Till. James Armistead was a slave born in New Kent County, Virginia, on December 10, 1748. In 1781 when he was thirty-two years old he asked his owner William Armistead Jr., for permission to join the Continental Army. The Revolutionary War had come ...

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Department of Driver Services (DDS) Reminds Students to Request School Enrollment Form for Summer Driver Testing


As summer approaches, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver’s license over the long vacation to obtain a “DDS Certificate of Enrollment Form” from their school administration before the end of the school year. Students planning for an on-the-road test will also need a Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) ...

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