Debbie Wade Sworn in as New Probate Judge


Former Associate Judge Debbie Wade was sworn in as the new Troup County Probate Judge on Friday, June 29th. Wade replaces former Probate Judge Donald Boyd. Boyd conducted the tightknit ceremony in front of Wade’s close family and friends. Taking place in Courtroom 2A, the proceedings underscored the importance of family to Wade. With her husband and family watching from ...

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Community Celebrates Judge Donald Boyd’s Eighteen Years of Service


A celebration to honor the retirement of Judge Donald Boyd was held Friday, June 29. Boyd, surrounded by family, friends, and long-time colleagues, received honors for his eighteen years of service as the Troup County Probate Judge and best wishes for his retirement. Judge Boyd’s retirement came as a surprise for some, as the long-time judge had become a staple ...

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Casey Cagle Returns to Troup County


Conservative gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle returned to LaGrange Thursday for a tour of the city. The trip included a brief stop at the men’s luncheon at the First Baptist Church on the Square. Escorted by Troup County Commission Chair Patrick Crews and Sheriff James Woodruff, Cagle met with local law enforcement officers and made what might be a final pitch ...

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Police Reports–Friday, June 29th

Monday afternoon about 3:55 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Home Depot on Lafayette Parkway in reference to Shoplifting. While en route, police were advised the suspect had taken some tools and was running from loss prevention, and was running towards Juanito’s Mexican Restaurant. Police then arrived and located the male suspect just as he walked out of the Juanito’s parking ...

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Lightning Halts Second-Straight Sea Turtle Practice


Coming off an astounding showing in their second 3×3 tournament, the Sea Turtles returned to practice Tuesday evening. The U11 division took to the field at 5:30 PM before the high-school-aged Sea Turtles once again showed up at 7:15 only to have lightning cut their practice short. Several players in the U11 practice competed in the June 24th tournament in ...

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Troup County Educators Go Outward Bound in the Blue Ridge Mountains


Eight middle school and high school teachers from Troup County Schools completed a four-day backpacking and rock climbing course in the Blue Ridge Mountains with North Carolina Outward Bound School. District administrators selected all-star educators to participate in the professional development expedition. Like all Outward Bound experiences, the course proved mentally and physically challenging, while also very rewarding. Beyond technical ...

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Grilled Chicken Mozzarello and Pesto


Ingredients • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 12 ounces each) • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, lightly crushed with a knife • 2 tablespoons olive oil • Kosher salt • 4 soft hoagie rolls, split • Four 1/4-inch-thick slices mozzarella • 1 large tomato, sliced • 1/2 cup prepared pesto Directions Prepare ...

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Atlanta, GA – As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and severe injuries when using fireworks this Independence Day. “The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks display,” Commissioner Hudgens said. “Each year in the U.S., around 11,000 people are ...

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Juvenile Charged for Attacking Mother

LaGrange Police charged a 13-year-old boy after he allegedly attacked his own mother, punching her in the face. Monday night about 8:12 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Parker Lane in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and met with the female victim, who stated her 13-year-old son had punched and slapped ...

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