Police Reports–9-24-2018

Wednesday afternoon about 2:46 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at LaGrange Police Department in reference to bank fraud. Officers spoke to the complainant, who stated that unknown person(s) have been using her ATM card without her permission. The victim stated she lost her Charter Bank ATM card on September 14. According to the victim, both her account number and ...

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Obits–September 24, 2018

MCKIBBEN  Buford Spradlin Mr. Buford Spradlin, of LaGrange, passed away on September 20, 2018 at WellStar West Georgia Hospice.  Mr. Spradlin was born on June 26, 1934 to the late Johnny Spradlin and Maggie Wright Spradlin.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marines and was a Carpenter by trade.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by ...

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Pedestrian Killed by Train near Hogansville

Authorities are investigating an incident Friday night where a man appeared to have been killed by a train in Hogansville. Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies first began investigating the incident Friday night around 7:33 p.m. when they were called to the area of Bass Cross Road near Hogansville Road for the possible pedestrian collision. Troup County 911 was initially notified by ...

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Four Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Minors


Four suspects at separate locations were arrested by Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies during a recent alcohol compliance sweep. The suspects are accused of selling alcohol to minors. On Wednesday, investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted random alcohol sale compliance checks at nineteen businesses throughout Troup County. During the operation, sales clerks from four locations sold alcohol ...

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School Superintendent Search Firm Selected

The Troup County School Board selected McPherson & Jacobson to handle the search for a new superintendent during their regular board meeting Thursday evening. McPherson & Jacobson, of Omaha, Nebraska, was selected by unanimous vote to lead the nationwide search. Board member Joe Franklin made the initial nomination, saying he felt the firm was best suited to handle the search. ...

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Police End Felony Shoplifting Spree

LaGrange Police have arrested a woman on several felony charges after she was caught with a car load of allegedly shoplifted merchandise. Wednesday afternoon around 2:25 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police responded to reports of a Shoplifting incident at Hobby Lobby on LaFayette Parkway. Police were informed that the suspect had fled in a red Kia Sportage and they ...

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“Scout Me In” Event Held at First United Methodist Church


Pack 21 of First United Methodist Church held a Scout Me In kickoff on September 11. The program drew in over forty new boys and girls who joined together with current Pack 21 scouts and learned more about scouting programs. The scouts participated in making first-aid kits with medical donations from WellStar West Georgia Medical Center and zippered bags from ...

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LHS Future Farmers of America


Through donations, the LHS FFA chapter under Ms. Jessica Bowden took in 703 pounds of canned goods for the Feeding America Campaign at the Central Region meeting in Perry! This was the largest amount of any chapter. The 703 pounds of canned goods will feed an average of 586 people! In total the Central Region FFA collected 4,212 lbs of ...

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LaGrange Loses Close Game to Central Carroll


The Granger football team returned to action Friday on the road against Central Carroll. LaGrange, who came into the matchup well-rested after a bye week, found themselves down early and ultimately couldn’t pull out a win , falling 13-10 in a nailbiter. The Grangers are now 13 on the season, with their sole win coming on the road against Hampton ...

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Georgia4-H Forestry Judging


Georgia 4-H Forestry Judging Competition at Camp Westminster in Conyers. The contest has 4 areas in which students compete. Tree identification, insect and disease identification, saw timber volume estimation and compass and pacing. This competition provides an opportunity for youth to gain a better appreciation for our local forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of ...

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