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LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra/Troup County School System Strings Attached Project

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Strings Attached, a subsidiary of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, “was created to fill the absence of string programs in the Troup County public schools, “according to Mrs. Celeste Myall, Education Coordinator for the program. The LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra, in collaboration with the Troup County School System, provides professional instructors with multiple years of experience in music education. Participating students ...

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WellStar General Surgery Earns Accreditation For Peripheral Venous Testing

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Dr. Ashley Stewart’s General Surgery office of Well-Star Medical Group in LaGrange has earned a threeyear accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in vascular testing in the area of Peripheral Venous Testing. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement. Peripheral venous ...

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LaGrange Police Chief Honored at ADL In Concert Against Hate

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LaGrange, Ga. October 31, 2017 – LaGrange Police Chief Louis Dekmar was one of four people honored in Washington, D.C. last night. The 23rd annual Anti-Defamation League In Concert Against Hate was at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Monday, October 30th. In January, Dekmar, La-Grange Mayor Jim Thornton, LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander, along with other community ...

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Tigers Slam Central Carrollton; Crowe Joins The 5,000-Yard Club

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It was a Montez Crowe kind of night. Not only was the Troup High senior quarterback named the homecoming king on Friday night, Crowe also led the Tigers to a 35-14 shellacking against Central Carrollton in a Region 5-AAAA football game that had its fair share of highlights and suspense. Homecoming corsages were on the line, as well as one ...

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Statewide Law Enforcement Warn of DUI Nightmares on Halloween

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Safety issues for trick-or-treaters and parents also highlighted for the mid-week holiday (ATLANTA) Halloween is a time for making memories, not causing nightmares so the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is warning this year’s partiers that buzzed driving is still drunk driving no matter how good your costume is. Nationwide in 2015, 55 people were killed in drunk driving-related crashes ...

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Serendipity Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Storefront

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Local business is continuing to take off here in La-Grange and Troup County. With Great Wolf quickly on the way, the new downtown hotel slated to open in November, and many other businesses arriving or either expanding, there has never been a better time to do business in La-Grange. This past Friday afternoon, October 27th, a local business that has ...

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Halloween Op Ed: Historical, Economic, and Cultural Impacts

We have hit the thick of fall, with all of the sights, sounds, and colors rushing headlong into winter. For many, this is the best time of year with fire kissed colors, cooler air, and pumpkin spiced everything. With all of the beauty of the holiday comes another favorite pastime for many: Halloween. For those that love frights, haunted houses, ...

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Scarfing Down Weed Doesn’t Prevent Drug Charge

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LaGrange Police arrested a man for misdemeanor drug possession Thursday evening, despite his not-so valiant attempt to avoid the charge simply by eating the evidence. Thursday evening about 6:35 p.m., patrol officers with the LaGrange Police Department were in the area of Whiting Street near Barry Avenue when officers observed a blue Chevrolet Impala with a seat belt violation. A ...

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Man Accused of Domestic Violence and Robbery at Local Shop

Police are looking for a wanted domestic violence suspect who has allegedly been terrorizing a LaGrange woman and even followed her into a local shop and robbed her in front of employees. The most recent incident in a string of domestic altercations occurred Tuesday afternoon about 3:45 p.m., when officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Citi Trends ...

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Child Injured in Ann Bailey Way Collision

A four-year-old girl was injured Wednesday morning during an auto collision at the intersection of Ann Bailey Way and Scholar Lane near Franklin Forest Elementary School. The accident occurred around 7:39 a.m. just before school Wednesday morning. The young child was airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta with what police estimate were non-life-threatening injuries. Other than the injured child, ...

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