LaGrange City Council Appoints New Council Members, Other Business


The LaGrange City Council held their first meeting of the year Tuesday, January 9th. The first meeting of the year is known as the “Organizational Meeting”. There are always new appointments, position renewals, and other formalities that must take place at the beginning of the year. New this year, however, were two new councilmen, ready to be sworn in for ...

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Police Chase Shoplifting Suspect Into Nearby Restaurant


Police have arrested an alleged repeat shoplifter after he attempted to push a cart full of groceries out of Kroger. The suspect reportedly fled across the parking lot and into a nearby Chinese restaurant when he was confronted with the theft. Monday morning about 10:13 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area near Kroger supermarket on ...

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Hogansville MLK Celebration Set for Sunday


The City of Hogansville will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Hogansville Elementary Auditorium Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be Pastor Jimmy R. Gibson, Sr. of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Atlanta. Rev. Gibson is an accomplished minister, musician, and singer with over 30 years of pastoral ...

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City Council Holds Public Hearing and Makes Final Decision on Special Use Permit for 99 Johnson Street


The LaGrange City Council has discussed the application for a special use permit for 99 Johnson Street for some time now. The Calumet Center for Healing and Attachment has applied for this special use permit to utilize the building at 99 Johnson Street as a group treatment facility. This group treatment facility would be the only of its kind in ...

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Former Atlanta Mayor to give MLK address Jan. 16


Shirley Franklin H’09, former mayor of Atlanta, will deliver this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. address at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 in Callaway Auditorium at La-Grange College. The event is free and open to the public. In 2002, Franklin was the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of a major Southern city. She served two terms, leaving office in ...

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2018 MLK Parade Planned for Saturday


The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will be Saturday, January 13th at 1:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Love, Peace, and Harmony.” The Grand Marshal of the Parade is LaGrange native Zikei Brooks. Brooks was a finalist on the cooking competition show Chopped Jr. 2018 Grand Marshall & Chopped Jr. Finalist Zikei Brooks with Parade Organizer ...

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Kiwanis Club of West Point Celebrates Charter Night Event


The city of west point experienced a historic night this past Tuesday, January 9th, as a group of people gathered together to form a new group and a worthwhile cause. The scene was set at Pokey’s 8th Street Grill in the heart of downtown West Point. People began to pour into the restaurant that was closed for a private event. ...

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West Point Lake going cashless for the 2018 season

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, announced today that the four Corps-managed campgrounds at West Point Lake in Georgia will begin “cashless” operations in 2018. Only credit and debit cards will be accepted as payment at R. Shaefer Heard, Whitetail Ridge, Holiday and Amity Campgrounds. Other forms of payment, including checks, will no longer be accepted. The West ...

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Woman Arrested For Domestic Violence


A local woman had an unpleasant realization when she learned that just because she is a pregnant female, doesn’t mean she can’t be arrested for domestic violence. Friday morning, LaGrange Police responded to the 500 block of Alford Street in reference to a domestic dispute. Officers arrived and met with the female complainant, Ericka Bell, who stated she had gotten ...

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