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K-9 Officer Chico Battling Cancer

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Many of us in Troup County remember Chico—a loyal K-9 Officer working for the LaGrange Police Department. Chico first made headlines when he went missing back in 2014, prompting a two-day search and scaring his handler Wendy Bryant. Chico made headlines again in April 2018 when he was honored for his eight years of service with the police force, where ...

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School System Continues on without Pugh

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Interim School Superintendent Dr. Roy Nichols had his first full regular Troup County School Board meeting Thursday evening since coming back and taking over for Dr. Cole Pugh, who abruptly resigned earlier in the week. The evening’s meeting was fairly muted compared to the issues dealt with earlier in the week. The board approved several consent agenda items that carried ...

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Police Reports–8-17-2018

Tuesday night about 9:37 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 400 block of Glenn Robertson Street in reference to a Hit & Run accident. Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated that at about 9:30 p.m. a witness came to her friend’s residence and told her that her car had just been hit by another vehicle. The ...

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Obits–August 17, 2018

Higgins Kendrick Lama Hill Jr Kendrick Lama Hill Jr., passed away on August 13, 2018 at the WellStar West Georgia Health. He was born to Kendrick Lamar Hill and Destinee Bell of LaGrange. Extended family includes his sister, Gabrielle Hill, Janiyah Smith; grandmothers, Angela Hill, Diane Bell, grandfather, Horace Boyd; aunts and uncles; extended family and friends. Graveside service was ...

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Rotary District Governor Speaks at August 15 Meeting

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The LaGrange Rotary Club held their weekly meeting Wednesday, August 15. The Rotary Club, a volunteer charitable organization, began with announcements, including the taking of donations for Interfaith Food Closet. Interfaith Food Closet helps provide those in need with food and attempts to offer health food groups designed by the receiver’s gender and age. The Rotary Club also announced two ...

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West Point Elementary Holds Camp Bulldog

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Students at West Point Elementary School recently kicked off the new school year with Camp Bulldog. Camp Bulldog, a three-day event, focused on school rules and student expectations. As students learned the rules and expectations, which centered around responsibility, respect and readiness to learn in all areas of the building, they earned badges. Camp Bulldog wrapped up with an school-wide ...

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DASH Celebrates Groundbreaking of Hillside Townhome Development

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DASH of LaGrange held its groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new townhome development in the Hillside neighborhood in LaGrange. The development will include 18 townhome flats. Each townhome will include three bedrooms, two bathrooms and priced at market rental rates. DASH, or Dependable Affordable Sustainable Housing, was formed in 2002 to address growing concerns of inadequate unsafe ...

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Chamber Announces Leadership Troup Class of 2019

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The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce announced at Tuesday’s Early Bird Breakfast the names of 29 community members who will participate in the 2018-19 Leadership Troup program. Sponsored by the chamber, Leadership Troup has educated local professionals about the issues and concerns of the community since 1991. The program spans nine months and includes leadership modules created by The J.W. ...

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Stem Saturday to be Held Saturday August 18

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Calling all enthusiasts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Join us as the Garden comes to life and learn about how the ancients overcame technological difficulties and thrived without calculators! This event is perfect for individuals of all ages! You and your family and fiends will be able to take part in many fun and engaging activities from the ancient ...

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West Point Elementary School Teacher Wins Kona Ice Contest

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West Point Elementary School Teacher Wins Kona Ice Contest Bryan Wallace, P.E. teacher at West Point Elementary School, recently won a Facebook contest sponsored by Kona Ice of LaGrange. The contest asked Kona Ice followers to vote for their favorite gym coach. Congratulations to Coach Wallace who won three new Kona Ice soccer balls for the school.  

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