News

New Tick On The Block

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Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent Just when you thought it was safe to go outside a new bully shows up on the block. Last year this critter from New Zealand and Australia showed up for the first time in North America. Originally from Asia, the “Longhorned Tick” became established in Australia and New Zealand over 100 years ago. It became ...

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Pure Life Studios to Host Nationally-Known Performers in July

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Pure Life Studios in La-Grange will host three separate nationally-known acts starting Saturday, July 14th. Performers include singer Diane Durrett on Saturday followed by Matthew Sabatella on Monday, the 23rd, and Stevie Tombstone on the 27th. These nationally-renowned talents will showcase their skills at Pure Life Studios throughout the month of July. Troup County News will be interviewing all artists ...

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Annual Sheriff’s Youth Camp Starts Back Up

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Over the next two weeks Troup County Sheriff’s Office will once again hold its annual Sheriff’s Academy for Youth Camp (SAY). The event is an annual tradition for the Sheriff’s Office, who hosts around 50 children each year for a couple of weeks. The program is designed to show kids what it’s like to work in law enforcement. The annual ...

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Local Artwork to be Placed Throughout City of LaGrange, Creative Sculptures Inspired by Textile Mills

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Local artwork will soon be placed throughout the City of LaGrange including at Sweetland Amphitheatre, The Thread, LaGrange Art Museum, Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, and City Hall. Chuck Moore, a metal, stone, and wood sculptor, is a self-taught artist who learned how to create art growing up in the textile mill. “Basically what I’m after is for it to ...

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City of LaGrange Employees and Community Participate in July Litter Clean-Up Event

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LaGrange, Ga. July 7, 2018 – Roughly thirty City of LaGrange employees and community members including Mayor Jim Thornton and his wife Corinne participated in the city’s voluntary litter clean-up event today. The group started picking up trash at Hollis Hand Elementary on Country Club Road and continued along West Point Lake. Litter on the side of the road washes ...

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Electrical Problem Causes Ridley Avenue Fire

Sunday morning about 11:47 a.m., firefighters with LaGrange Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire in the 700 block of Ridley Avenue. Fire personnel arrived within minutes and discovered a rear bedroom of the residence was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly began attacking the fire, while additional personnel searched the remainder of the home looking for any ...

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Police Reports – 7-09-2018

Thursday morning about 6:24 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the area of Lakewood Drive and Iveydale Drive in reference to reports of an accident. Officers arrived and located an abandoned black Toyota Camry, which had struck a tree and the registered owner, Weston Lewis Powell, was nowhere to be found. Upon inspecting the vehicle, officers observed a strong odor of ...

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Obits–Monday, July 9

HIGGINS William Toney Walker Mr. William Toney Walker, 62, of LaGrange, died on July 3, 2018 at Wellstar Medical Center in LaGrange. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 25, 1955 to the late William Rufus Grady Walker and Mary Elizabeth Kelley Walker. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Eric Walker. Toney ...

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Woman Arrested with Stolen Car

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Police have arrested a woman on felony theft, charged after she was found driving a stolen vehicle through LaGrange Thursday night about 7:53 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department encountered a light blue Jeep Liberty Sport on Lafayette Parkway, where a tag check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen. The vehicle was determined to have been reported stolen two ...

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Chattahoochee River Keeper and Front Porch Collective Draw Listeners Closer to Music, Nature, and Conservation

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Chattahoochee River Keeper (CRK) is an advocacy group that seeks to protect the Chattahoochee River and its lakes, including Troup County’s own West Point Lake. CRK holds informational sessions aboard their boat “Miss Sally” on West Point Lake several times a year. With music provided by a local blues band called the Front Porch Collective, boat rides with the CRK ...

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