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Doris Jefferson Memorial Scholarship Sponsored By Keep Troup Beautiful

Doris Jefferson served as Executive Director for Keep Troup Beautiful from 2001 until her death in 2014. She was a passionate champion of litter prevention and recycling. There has been a $500 annual Scholarship established in her name with a donation from Doris and her son Derrick Peavy. Ms. Jefferson’s life was dedicated to service and joy. Her past accomplishments ...

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Deputies Find Wanted Thief Stuck In Mud

Charles Ray Downey

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have captured wanted subject Charles Edward Ray Downey after finally getting a bit of good luck in tracking down the felony theft suspect. Early Tuesday morning around 6 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence on Roanoke Road in rural Troup County in reference to a suspicious person and found Downey. Investigators believe the whole ...

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Callaway Middle School Students Of The Month

Callaway Middle School Students Of The Month

Each month Callaway Middle School recognizes two students from each team for the “Student of the Month”. The award is given to students that exhibit exemplary conduct during the previous month. These students are rewarded with a pizza party and a certificate. For the month of February Back Row (from left to right) – Janiah Powell, Zachary Eason, Darquavious Hightower, ...

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Woman Sentenced After Stabbing Boyfriend

Cristan Nicole Haynes

The day of February 22nd saw another cycle in the Troup County Court System. A slew of people packed the courthouse out for that day, as Judge Blackmon took cases to trial off of his superior court criminal calendar. There were a host of cases and charges and the teams worked as quickly and decidedly as possible to make sure ...

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Man Accused Of Kidnapping And Beating Former Girlfriend

Eddie James Hughley

LaGrange Police have arrested a local man who now stands accused of snatching his former girlfriend off the street and brutally attacking her while holding the woman against her will. Friday night about 10:10 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the 100 block of McGee Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Police arrived and spoke to ...

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Meg Kelsey Named Interim City Manager

Meg Kelsey

After the close of the City Council work session on Tuesday, February 23, the mayor and the council entered executive session where they privately discuss the pressing matters on hand at the city. This week was an unusual one because of the tragic events of the past week. As most of our readers know, the beloved City Manager, Mr. Tom ...

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Local Scout Places Benches In Union Street Park

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Local Boy Scout, Devin Jackson, wanted to do something that would bring a lasting positive change for his community when he approached the LaGrange City Council for permission to move ahead with his Eagle Scout project. Devin was inspired by his older brother, Darius, who was also a scout, when he came up with the idea to construct and place ...

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Callaway Conference To Host 18th Annual Spelling Bee

Spelling Bees are always so much fun for competing students. Every year they are able to respectfully compete with one another and learn the importance language and literacy have in all of our lives. It is a vital part of the learning and growth experience and this year will be no exception. This coming Monday, February 22, the Callaway Conference ...

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Arbor Day Takes Over Ethel Kight School

Students help plant the trees

  For nearly 150 years now, America has celebrated the traditions of Arbor Day, where people here and all around the world come together to take care of and plant many trees. This tradition has provided countless numbers of trees around the world which in turn provides us with oxygen, paper, and various wooden products. Events and holiday such as ...

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20 Year Service Awards Presented At School Board Meeting

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Thursday, February 18 saw the return of the monthly school board meeting here in Troup County. The school board meets monthly to hand out recognitions and to discuss the ongoing business deals between the county and all of the schools. The meetings are always extremely helpful in learning all of the hard work and dedication that goes into the teachings ...

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