Troup County Schools To Consider Program Proposals From Community Organizations

LaGrange, GA – Troup County Schools is issuing a call for proposals from organizations outside the school system who wish to conduct programs involving students and/or staff. Proposals may include providing supplemental educational programs in the classroom or outside of the regular school day, involving students in community projects, or seeking the support of students and staff in charitable causes. ...

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Mommy Handle Your Robbery With Police


In a strange incident, police have arrested a man accused of forcibly robbing his own girlfriend. To make the matter even stranger, the adult male suspect appears to have thought he could just let his mother take care of it when confronted by police. Early Monday morning about 6:25 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1600 block of West Lukken ...

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Group Makes Mother’s Day Gifts For Emmaus Women’s Shelter

Community Makes Mother’s Day Gifts For Emmaus Women’s Shelter

On May 2, a group got together and made some Happy Mother’s Day, Thinking Of You bags for all the ladies at the Emmaus Women Shelter, here in Troup County. It’s always a blessing to be a blesser, to people in need. Humanitarian Gwendolyn Nicole Milton sincerely thanked everyone that had a hand in this giving back to the community ...

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LaGrange College Names Five To New Roles


LaGrange College announced the promotions of five individuals to executivelevel positions, effective June 1. Rebecca Roth Nicks, Joseph Miller, Dr. Marc Shook, Jennifer Claybrook and Dawn Coker have been named vice presidents, reporting to President Dan McAlexander. The move comes with a restructuring of the current two-tiered president’s cabinet, which had included three vice presidents on the executive cabinet, and ...

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Environmentalist To Speak At LC Commencement


International environmental advocate Laura Turner Seydel will be the featured speaker at LaGrange College’s graduation ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. During the event, Amos Theodore “Ted” Beason, of LaGrange. will be presented an honorary doctorate and Stan W. Moor ’72 will receive the Distinguished Service Alumni Award. The Rev. Dr. David S. Naglee ’75 will deliver the baccalaureate address at ...

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LaGrange Residents Call For Clean Energy, Oppose New Nuclear Plant

LAGRANGE, GA — On Monday, May 16, Sierra Club and Environment Georgia hosted 50 LaGrange residents and elected officials at a town hall at LaGrange College to urge Georgia Power to increase the amount of clean energy in its long-term plan, also called an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The utility filed its 20-year energy plan before the Georgia Public Service ...

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National Law Enforcement Week: A Retrospective


The sixties were a time of revolution. A generation of Woodstock idealists led the charge of free love and tried to make a utopia in a world where nothing is perfect. Clearly, there was evidence that these mindsets would not work. Behind all of the flower power and poetic musings, the social conscious was bubbling over as the Civil Rights ...

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Two More Arrested For Robbery-Gun Battle


Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a pair of additional suspects connected to the back and forth gun battle occurring in Southern Troup County in early May. Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested two additional people from a shooting-robbery incident that occurred on May 1. Working with authorities in Alabama, Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have charged Andrew T. Holiday, of Opelika, Alabama, ...

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Gunshots Fired In Separate Incidents, One Injured

LaGrange Police are currently investigating a pair of shooting incidents where unknown assailants fired gunshots at and from vehicles. The first incident allegedly occurred early Wednesday evening on Murphy Avenue. Police were called to the scene at 5:40 p.m. and responded to the 1100 block of Murphy Avenue in reference to reports of shots fired in the area. After their ...

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