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Police Investigating DUI Wreck

LaGrange Police are investigating a possible DUI after a woman crashed into a utility police late Wednesday night. Wednesday night about 10:12 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the intersection of Jenkins Street near Troup Street in reference to a single vehicle accident with injuries involving a car that struck a utility pole. Officers arrived and determined ...

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Take a Deep Breath Before Blaming Ozone for Asthma

68 days exceeded the new 80 ppb standard. When the EPA first estimated the number of people at risk of breathing too much ozone in 1984, it counted those living in counties that exceeded the ozone limits. The first estimate was 79.2 million. By 1996, that had dropped 50 percent, to 39.3 million. And the ozone limit was toughened. In ...

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Animal Cruelty Complaint Leads to Separate Arrest

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A woman was arrested on a pair of outstanding warrants after police made contact with her while investigating an unrelated Animal Cruelty complaint. Tuesday evening about 6:30 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Cooley Road in reference to an Animal Cruelty complaint. Police received a complaint that there was a dog possibly living ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR • May 19: 2018 Troup County Community Fest. Troup County Soccer Complex (299 Fort Drive, LaGrange, GA). Saturday, May 19, 2018. 10am-2pm. “United as One.” Free food, Vendors, Entertainment ( Kevin Dunn, Byron Carter (B-Swag), LHS Black History Choir, Picasso Jennings). For more information, contact Dr. tara Scott @ (706) 443-4319 or Walter Scott @ (706) 402-0296. • ...

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TCSS Implements After School Meal Program in High Schools

Troup County School System has now rolled out an After School Meal Program to all three high schools; Callaway, LaGrange, and Troup. The purpose of the program is to ensure that students who participate in after school activities receive a healthy meal before returning home. Diane Pain, Troup County School System Director of School Nutrition stated, “Many of our student ...

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BASKETBALL: Aryan “Fruit” Dozier of LaGrange Signs with Columbus State

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Surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and teammates, Aryan “Fruit” Dozier of LaGrange High School signed her intent to play basketball at the next level with Columbus State. Dozier served a key role on a Granger team that remained dominate in region play. With years of hard work and by developing her incredible natural talent, Dozier earned her offer from Columbus ...

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Unstoppable: Callaway Baseball Advances to Class AA Semifinals

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The Cavaliers of Callaway High have dominated the Class AA state tournament but hit a minor roadblock Wednesday when they hosted Thomasville. The South-Georgia school shot to a hefty 9-3 lead in the first game of the double header, but the Cavaliers rebounded with a 2-1 victory in extra innings to force a Thursday tie-breaker. With the help of an ...

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Chamber Welcomes New Cosmetics Shop Owners

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Thursday afternoon the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new owners of the Merle Norman Cosmetics shop on Vernon Street just off of Lafayette Square. Mary Ellen Hutcheson and her husband Michael are the new owners of the local cosmetics shop franchise. The Hutchesons are originally from St Louis, but they have lived in ...

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Answered Prayers: Callaway High’s Oeisha Jenkin’s Wins AllPro Car Giveaway

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For Oeisha Jenkins of Callaway High, winning a new Chevy Sonic from All-Pro Automotive was an answered prayer. “We prayed. We prayed about this car.They prayed— I did.” Her parents, Sara and Tommy Jenkins, agreed. “Prayer is what sustains you,” Sara said. “That’s how she got this car—prayer.” For the Jenkins family, one word describes Oeisha’s winning of a new ...

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