Police Searching for Kidnapping and Rape Suspect


LaGrange Police are currently looking for a man who is accused of Rape and Kidnapping. Police say they began investigating the incident Tuesday afternoon around 4 p.m., when they received information about a possible kidnapping and rape that occurred in parts of LaGrange and Troup County. Officers responded and spoke to the 32-year-old female, who stated that her ex-boyfriend, Roderick ...

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Sea Turtles Win Big in First July Competition


After returning from a week-long break, the Sea Turtles competed in their first July competition Wednesday, July 11th. The game was intended as an 11×11 matchup against Region 6AAAAAA Creekview, but a shortage of players from Creekview forced a 9×9 competition. Despite a tough loss in their last 3×3 tournament in June, the Sea Turtles roared to a strong 7-2 ...

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A Plague of Locusts

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent Whenever I see one of those large black and red grasshoppers, I think of the plagues that the Lord visited upon the Egyptian pharaoh. Other times it’s the grasshoppers that would devastate the settler’s crops out west. Some of us may remember dissecting them in biology lab. These three-inch insects are making an appearance in ...

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HYPE Tours Wild Leap Brewery


HYPE-Troup County Young Professionals conducted their latest meeting at Wild Leap Brewery in LaGrange Thursday, July 12th. The organization, billed as a “true public/private partnership” is an affiliate of the LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce. Thursday evening’s tour of Wild Leap included an in-depth overview of the beer-making process with details on their beer lineup. Participants tasted multiple beers, including: Local ...

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Lawsuit Threatened Over County Commission Meeting Times


During their regular work session Thursday morning, the Troup County Commission heard complaints from two citizens asking for meeting times to be changed and for the county to review district lines. The concerns were brought by Troup County NAACP President Earnest Ward and Troup County Democratic Party Chair Pat Darden. Ward and Darden brought up issues over the lack of ...

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Healthy Cooking with Chef Jeffrey Tucker


Chef Jeffrey Tucker stopped by downtown La-Grange Thursday, July 12th as part of a series of shows to promote healthy eating in LaGrange. Executive Director Chef at Vernon Woods, Chef Jeff’s mission is to educate the public on ways to eat healthy on a budget. Chef Jeff’s healthy cooking series is filmed live on location and is featured on LGTV, ...

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Police Reports–7-13-2018

Monday morning about 11:09 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Colquitt Street in reference to a Burglary of an occupied dwelling. Officers arrived and spoke with the victim, who stated he went to bed around 11 p.m. and when he woke up the next morning he noticed someone had come into his room. The victim stated an unknown person stole his ...

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Obits–Friday, July 13th

Striffler-Hamby Martha “Mott” Hendricks Gregory AUGUST 17, 1930 – JULY 10, 2018 Martha Hendricks Gregory, of LaGrange, Georgia, wife of Donald R. Gregory, died on July 10, 2018 at the age of 87. Born in Pickens, SC on August 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Nannie Jones Hendricks and Paul Oswald Hendricks of Pickens, SC. After graduation from Pickens ...

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Berta Weathersbee to Implement School Uniforms in the 2018-2019 School Year


Berta Weathersbee Elementary School will become the first school in Troup County to mandate school uniforms in the 2018-2019 school year. The move comes as the school’s administration seeks to remedy classroom distractions and foster a more positive environment in the school. Willie Cooks, principal of Berta Weathersbee, discussed the mandating of school uniforms and the concerns parents and students ...

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Rosemont Feeds Law Enforcement for “Mission LaGrange”


A large group from Rosemont Baptist Church stopped by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning to drop off a few dozen packed lunches and a mountain of snacks to help show support for the men and women in law enforcement, as a part of their annual Mission LaGrange Week. The church packed a total of 120 lunches with hotdogs ...

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