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Skandalakis Appointed To Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

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Atlanta, GA – Prosecuting Attorneys’Council (PAC) of Georgia Executive Director Charles A. Spahos announced that the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Peter J. Skandalakis has been appointed to serve as a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia (CJCC). Skandalakis was nominated to the Council by the Department of Public Safety. CJCC is an executive branch agency that ...

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Man Accused of Assaulting West Point Officer Arrested

West Point Police have arrested the man accused of violently assaulting a police officer in late April. Police say wanted suspect, Tabious Heard turned himself in at West Point Police Department on Monday to answer charges of Aggravated Assault against a Law Enforcement Officer and Obstruction or Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer. The charges against Heard came from a late ...

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Clayton Shivers On His Way To West Point Academy

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LaGrange, Ga., June 9, 2016 – Attending the United States Military Academy West Point is humbling, yet it doesn’t come as a surprise for Clayton Shivers. The Troup High School recent graduate says he prepared for this moment at the start of his freshman year. “When you have been working towards a goal for four years and you finally achieve ...

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Mayor And Council Give Update On City Manager Search

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The Mayor and the City Council of LaGrange recently held a meeting to further discuss the ongoings of the City Manager search. From April until the deadline in of May 20, over 49 applications were received, all from a range of states including Nebraska, California, and others but with the majority coming from Georgia. A lot of the applicants are ...

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Veteran Deputy Receives Promotion

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Veteran Deputy Sgt. Derwin Brewer of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office recently received promotion to Captain. Capt. Brewer began his career with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 as a detention officer. Since joining the Sheriff’s Office, Derwin has most recently worked in the juvenile division and civil division, being promoted to Corporal in 2013 and then in 2014 ...

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Young Teens Charged In Gun Incident

LaGrange Police have charged a pair of young teens as a result of a violent incident outside a local convenience store. Thursday night about 7:45 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the Bay Food store on Hamilton Road in reference to a fight and possible threats involving juveniles who possibly had a gun. Officers arrived and detained ...

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Deputies Revive Dying Motorist

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Quick action from Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies appears to have saved an interstate motorist from certain death. The deputies put their training to the test and literally brought a man back from the dead with the help of some donated medical equipment. On June 4, Deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were notified through the 911 call center about ...

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Callaway High Football Team And Coach Visits Hogansville Public Library

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Coach Pete Wiggins and members of the Callaway High School football team talked about the importance of reading, shared some of their favorite books and exercised with the children who attended the first summer reading program for Hogansville Public Library. All programs are at 2:00pm on Wednesdays during the months of June and July. Children ages 2-12 may stop by ...

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Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Nation Coming To Juneteenth 2016

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Lanett. Saturday, June 11, members of the Choctaw Nation, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, will join the Juneteenth Community Festival on the grounds of Goodsell United Methodist Church from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Everyone, families, cultures, age groups, is invited to come out and celebrate freedom at this community festival. The day will include live entertainment, children’s games, antique cars, ...

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WellStar WGMC Presents DAISY Award To Three Nurses

Three registered nurses at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center received national recognition as recipients of the DAISYAward for Extraordinary Nurses. Melanie Davis, Sarah Logan and Heather Tippy are the first nurses at WGMC to be honored with the quarterly DAISY Award, which recognizes “the superhuman work nurses do for patients and families every day.” Over 2,000 healthcare facilities in all ...

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