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Meet LaGrange’s New Assistant Municipal Court Judge

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LaGrange native and criminal defense attorney Luther Jones now holds the position as the Assistant Municipal Court Judge for the City of LaGrange. Jones, who was selected to fill the vacant position, was approved by the LaGrange City Council on August 28 and sworn in the next day. For Jones, who had previously run for the Probate Judge position in ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 09-12-2018

Early Monday morning about 2:19 a.m., LaGrange Police performed a traffic stop on a Honda Civic near the intersection of New Franklin Road and Commerce Avenue due to the vehicle making an improper U-turn at the intersection of New Franklin Road and Mooty Bridge Road. Police ultimately stopped the vehicle in the Krystal parking lot on Commerce Avenue and made ...

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Obits–September 11, 2018

McKibben Mrs. Johnie Kent Mrs. Johnie Stephens Kent, 74, of Franklin, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. Mrs. Kent was born April 17, 1944, daughter of the late Joel Wilson Stephens and Sara Jackson Stephens. A lifelong resident of Heard County, she was employed by Playtex International and then by Eckerd Drug Company for ...

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Woman Charged with Vehicular Assault

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LaGrange Police have arrested a woman on several domestic violence charges after she allegedly rammed her car into her husband’s pickup truck with him in it multiple times and later attacked him at his mother’s home. Sunday morning about 10:50 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 500 block of Horace King Street in reference to a ...

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Troup Loses Heartbreaker to Sandy Creek

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A five-run fourth inning propelled Sandy Creek to a surprising victory over the Troup High Tigers on Thursday, September 6. The Tigers scored early in the game, going up 1-0 in the top of the first. A five-inning shutout followed for the Tigers, and they found themselves down 5-1 as Sandy Creek exploded in the fourth. Avery Pearson started on ...

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Police Investigating Motel 6 Robbery

LaGrange Police are investigating the second business robbery on LaFayette Parkway in as many weeks after an unknown male robbed the local Motel 6 overnight Friday. Early Saturday morning about 2:10 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Motel 6 on Lafayette Parkway in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery. Officer arrived and made contact with the ...

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LaGrange Softball Endures Two Back-to-Back Blowouts

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The LaGrange High softball team has put together and impressive season, but now stands 12-6 after two blowout losses this past weekend. Coming off a strong 9-1 win over Flowery Branch, the Grangers had two games on the road Saturday, and they lost both by a large margin. Put together, the Grangers were outscored 20-6 for the weekend. The Grangers ...

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AFC Troup Starts State Schedule

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AFC Troup teams began their state schedule this past weekend. The teams began practicing during the summer and held a few successful scrimmage matches. Practices are currently held in different locations throughout LaGrange, depending on the division. Currently, U15 and U19 boys are on the track field, all academy teams and U13 girls are behind Whitesville Road Elementary, and the ...

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Troup County to Sell Surplus Property

The Troup County Board of Commissioners would like to inform the public of the decision to auction forty-two surplus declared Troup County vehicles and tractors through GovDeals. GovDeals is a webbased marketplace liquidity service that allows government agencies to sell surplus and confiscated items online. The website has a wide customer base that will allow bids from up to a ...

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College Football Week 2 Takeaways: Kirby Smart is Not Mark Richt

Another weekend of college football is in the books. The SEC had a relativelyslow weekend, but week two featured some interesting matchups—both in and out of the conference. For some (Florida), it was a weekend of historic proportions. Here’s a look at some key takeaways from different SEC programs from week two: Mississippi State may be as good as advertised. ...

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