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Hogansville Police Brings Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

The Hogansville Police Department recently gave out dozens of home-cooked meals as a part of its annual Thanksgiving Meal Program. This year, approximately 90 Hogansville area families were provided a traditional Thanksgiving meal courtesy of the Hogansville Police meals program. Hogansville Police Department employees, family members, and staff from Hogansville Elementary School gathered to deliver turkeys, dressing, and all the ...

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TCSS Chief Financial Officer Named to State Board

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During the annual meeting of the Georgia Association of School Business Officials (GASBO) in Augusta, GA., Troup County School System’s (TCSS) Chief Financial Officer, Byron Jones, was named a Director to the Board. He was selected from over 400 attendees from around the state and will hold a two-year term. As a member of the GASBO Board, he hopes to ...

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City Light Church – Selling Trees and Changing Lives

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Friendly faces and the smell of pine and hot chocolate greet customers at City Light’s Christmas tree sale this year. Locals have already come from every side of town to get their family’s tree this year at the tent on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and New Franklin Road, but why? City Light has partnered with Buy a Tree Save ...

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Charmian Stephens: A Troup County Native Who Took Lemons and Made Them Into Lemonade

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Troup County native, Charmian Stephens, is a 2000 LaGrange High School graduate. Charmian furthered her education at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Business Management. Charmian worked in corporate America from the age of 18 until the age of 30. She never found any satisfaction. According to Charmian, “Entering corporate America, I knew that this wasn’t my end ...

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American Red Cross The Pillowcase Project

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Originally created in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Pillowcase Project was inspired by the story of local university students carrying their belongings in pillowcases experiencing the soaring devastation from Hurricane Katrina evacuations. Currently The Pillowcase Project is a national program offered in schools, after-school programs, summer camps, various youth programs, and community events. The project is a free emergency preparedness program ...

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Love in LaGrange: A Christmas Story (Part Three of Three)

Christmas is coming around again. It’s early December in LaGrange and the weather continues to be unseasonably warm, just as it has for the past several years. I’m walking down the side of the road on the square, right past the brick pavers in front of the hotel, the same spot where I saw her all those years ago. There ...

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Child Saves Mother in Violent Domestic Incident

LaGrange Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a local man who is accused of strangling his estranged wife in front of their 12-year-old child. Wednesday night about 8 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Wynnwood Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance. Police arrived and made contact with the female victim, ...

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Teens Charged with Home Invasion Robbery

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Police have arrested a pair of older teens who are accused of robbing multiple victims inside a La-Grange home. The suspects were reportedly arrested and one of the alleged assailants actually contacted a friend of the victims asking for gas money while police were still on scene. Wednesday night about 10:36 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to ...

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Law Enforcement Collect Toys for Tots

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are a distant memory, local law enforcement officers are headed out to gather toys for the kids in our community that might not otherwise have anything under the tree Christmas morning. Georgia State Troopers are once again partnering with the George Eiland Marine Corps League Detachment #1040 to collect Christmas toys for ...

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