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Bass Fishing Royalty: Tucker Wins Again On West Point Lake

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Life is just one bass after another for Greg Tucker. The LaGrange fisherman is rather adept at catching those species of fish. Tucker caught eight more West Point Lake bass on Sunday. Tucker weighed in five of them, and he won for the second time on the Reel 30 Bass Trail this year. The nonchalant and big time fisherman shared ...

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City of LaGrange Makes Granger Park Improvements

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LaGrange, Ga. September 18, 2017 – City of La-Grange crews are finishing up some improvements to Granger Park this week. The original exercise equipment by the track is getting a facelift to match the new exercise equipment recently donated by the Heart of West Georgia. City workers spent Monday morning sanding and painting the existing stationary equipment to match the ...

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Gunshots from Car Leads to Five Arrests

LaGrange Police investigating a gun complaint ended up arresting five people for various offenses, including drug charges. Early Sunday morning about 2:50 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department began checking the area of Fourth Avenue and Park Avenue due to a call about a large group of people at a party with a gun. While checking the area, officers ...

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LaGrange Police Officer Participates in Discussion of Georgia’s Opioid Crisis

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LaGrange, Ga. September 15, 2017 – LaGrange Police Sergeant Mark Cavender participated in the Georgia Municipal Association’s discussion on the opioid crisis in Georgia. According to researchers with the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University – there have been 1,000 deaths from opioid abuse in Georgia in just 2016. The GMA held a workshop on the opioid crisis ...

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Lafayette Christian School Honored with Operation Christmas Child Award

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For over 20 years, Wanda Peterson and Lafayette Christian School have been participating in a special, magical event that affects children all across the globe that are in need. Year after year, students, parents, and faculty have collected shoe boxes full of toys and other things that they need and shipped them across the world. Operation Christmas Child is a ...

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Firefighters Save South Lewis Street Home

A quick response from local firefighters likely limited a fire at a South Lewis Street home to minimal damage. Wednesday afternoon about 12:48 p.m., Firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department responded to the 500 block of South Lewis Street in LaGrange in reference to a burning home. Luckily, no one was home at the time of the fire, so no ...

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Community Calendar

• October 3rd: Lunch and Learn Series! Join the Troup County Master Gardeners on a Free Horicultural Adventure on October 3 with Bulbs in the Georgia Landscape. Every first Tuesday of every month. Bring your own lunch, 12 – 1 pm at the LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford Street, LaGrange. For more information call 706882-7784. October 14: Criminal Record Restriction ...

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Strong Arm Robber Takes More than a Dollar

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Police have arrested a man who allegedly asked another man for a dollar, then took advantage of his kindness, by robbing him. Friday evening, officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the AK Food Mart on Whitesville Road in reference to reports of a Robbery. Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated he came to the location ...

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Man Charged with Strangling Female with Shotgun

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Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office have charged a Florida man with two felonies following a violent domestic dispute at a local motel. Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Buck T. Lawrence, of Florida, after uncovering evidence that he beat and strangled a woman in their hotel room over the weekend. Deputies were initially called to the West Point Motel on West ...

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