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Kia Motors makes second annual co-sponsorship contribution to The Ray on Giving Tuesday

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(LaGrange, GA, November 28, 2017) — Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) delivered a significant financial contribution to The Ray, Georgia’s living laboratory for transportation technology on Interstate 85, on Giving Tuesday. The $26,000 gift is the second installment of a three-year commitment for the WheelRight® tire safety station, installed in December of 2016 at the Georgia Visitor Information Center on ...

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LaGrange Fire Department Public Information Officer to Retire December 25th

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LaGrange Fire Department Lt. Chris Taylor plans to retire December 25th, 25 years after he began working at the department. Lt. Taylor is the public information officer for the department and Company Officer at Station 4. According to Taylor, his career in the fire department starting taking shape his freshman year at La-Grange High School. “In the summer of 1986, ...

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Young Singers of West Georgia present a Christmas Memories Concert

Young Singers of West Georgia (YSWG) will present Christmas Memories, their holiday concert, at New Community Church on December 8th and 9th. This performance will consist of heartwarming and entertaining songs from a variety of genres. The show features group performances, large and small, of Christmas classics and favorites. Young Singers of West Georgia consists of over 100 performers ranging ...

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Georgia Trend names WGMC #1 Large Hospital for 2017

For the fourth time in five years, Georgia Trend magazine has named Well-Star West Georgia Medical Center the No. 1 Large Hospital in the state for 2017. WellStar WGMC also placed at the top of Georgia Trend’s annual hospital report in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Jerry Fulks, President of WellStar WGMC, said earning the top spot is a wonderful achievement ...

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Drunk Driver Tries to Take Truck Down Bike Path

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LaGrange Police have arrested a Hogansville man after he allegedly drunkenly crashed into a barrier that meant to prevent vehicles from entering a jogging/ bike path at Granger Park. The incident occurred early Sunday morning about 6 a.m. Officers with the La-Grange Police Department initially responded to Granger Park in reference to reports of a motor vehicle collision from a ...

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Sentury Tire’s AvanTech Launches Industry-First Tire Subscription Service

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Sentury Tire is bringing the industry a new concept – a tire subscription service called AvanTech. Sentury Tire, a global advanced-technology tire manufacturer of automotive and aircraft tires, is set to build a $530 million tire manufacturing facility in LaGrange serving as its North American headquarters. LaGrange along with the entire region will see the benefits of Sentury Tire with ...

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County Commissioners Honor 4H Students at Morning Mission

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This past Tuesday morning, December 5th, the County Commissioners were able to get hands on with some local students, honoring them for some recent achievements. There are many incredible young men and women all throughout Troup County and recently, 4H students competed at state competition, placing very well against challengers from all across Georgia. That Tuesday morning, some of these ...

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GA-AL AACA Raises $13,000 for Charitable Donations

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The time of the year is upon us once again for the generosity of the Christmas season. People are buying gifts for family members of course, but people are also going out of their way to find ways to give back to those that are in need, especially during a difficult holiday season. One local group has been expanding tremendously ...

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Suspect Almost Avoids Felony Drug Charge

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Police have arrested a local man on multiple illegal narcotics charges, but he nearly avoided the more serious of two charges due to the felony drugs not being found during initial searches. Early Monday morning about 12:40 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Corolla on Colquitt Street near McGregor Street after a ...

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