Spring is Here and with it, Rebirth and Color have Come


Spring is finally upon us, with the first day occurring on Tuesday, March 20th. For many, it is a favorite time of the year with flowers beginning to bloom, warm weather, and the promise of summer just around the corner. Spring is a time of birth and life; a time where old things become new and many exciting promises of ...

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Troup County Board of Commissioners Hold Work Session


The Troup County Board of Commissioners met this past Thursday, March 15th for their regular work session. There were several items on the agenda that morning, as Troup County citizens, several boards, and departments all had business with the commissioners. The work session began with a local resident of Troup County reflecting on the “Roaming Dogs” Ordinance. Her neighbor had ...

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Convenience Store Clerk Shot in Armed Robbery

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators are searching for a man who robbed a local convenience store and shot the female store clerk. Thursday night about 11:22 p.m., deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to Summit Fuel Station on Upper Big Springs Road in reference to reports of a shooting and armed robbery. Deputies were quick to respond and arrived ...

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Elderly Man Jailed for Strange Domestic Shooting


An older male has been arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies after he allegedly assaulted a young female with a firearm. Early Thursday morning about 6:40 a.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Priscilla Drive in reference to gunshots inside a residence. Troup 911 received a call from a female inside the home indicating that a male had a gun and had ...

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Jason Clark is Presenting the Southeastern Reptile Rescue at Memorial Library


Everyone is invited to attend our March 20th meeting featuring Jason Clark with ‘Southeastern Reptile Rescue’. The meeting will be held at LaGrange Memorial Library located at 115 Alford St., LaGrange, Ga. from 5:30 to 6:30. Southern Reptile Rescue is operated by Jason and Sarah Clark along with their family members. Mr. Clark presents educational programs of nuisance and abandoned ...

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Rotary International Tree Planting Project: LaGrange Rotary


On Saturday, 3/3, members of the Rotary Club of LaGrange worked together with members from La-Grange College Rotaract, Troup High School Interact and West Georgia Community Interact clubs and family members to plant 200 trees at Camp Viola. This project was a part of worldwide effort to plant a tree for every member in each local Rotary club. LaGrange also ...

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In Full Bloom: Callaway Gardens Prepares for Azalea Season


As of March 15th, local nature attraction Callaway Gardens has been on “Azalea Watch”. It’s that time of year in Georgia again, for the bare bushes to come alive with bright pinks and purples. Every year, the Azalea bloom draws hundreds of people to Callaway Gardens. The Gardens are lucky to have some native Azaleas as well as those that ...

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Troup County will Complete the Paving of the First Rubber Road


This week, Troup County will complete the paving of the county’s first “rubber road” on the new Tom Hall Parkway. The project used over 32,000 pounds of recycled tire rubber (RTR) in the top layer or “wearing course” of the road, which represents the rubber taken from over 2,500 end of life passenger tires. The productive and profitable reuse of ...

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Man Charged with Domestic Incident

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer A local man was jailed over the weekend after he got angry with his girlfriend for staying out all night and allegedly slammed her head into a door. Early Saturday morning about 5:41 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 900 block of Kissler Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived ...

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Coverson Speaks to Mayor and Council on Communities in Schools

The Mayor and City Council of LaGrange were back at work this past Tuesday, March 13th, with their regularly scheduled work session and meeting. The group has a lot of important things coming up, with their yearly retreat fast approaching and preparations already being made for the budget this summer. At the meeting that night, there was a special delegation ...

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