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New Program Announced For Teens Interested In Law Enforcement

Sheriff James Woodruff

Sheriff James Woodruff is excited to announce a new program at the Troup County Sheriff’s Office for teenagers who have an interest in a career in law enforcement. After more than a year of planning and preparation, Law Enforcement Explorer Post 118 is now looking for young men and women to join the ranks. Law Enforcement Exploring is a division ...

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Alleged Drug Dealer Found Sleeping On School Bus

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Sometimes Drug Agents work for months, setting up stings and drug buys, just to get one drug dealer off the streets. It’s a lot of hard work, but the payoff is hopefully a safer future for our children. Other times though, criminals can be so dumb that cases just fall in Drug Agents’laps. Wednesday afternoon about 1:18 p.m., Troup County ...

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Governor Deal Proclaims January 24-30 “School Choice Week” In Georgia Joining Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

Georgia students, communities to hold over 400 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice ATLANTA, GA– Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has officially proclaimed January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in Georgia. Governor Deal joins thirty other governors and 230 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations. With over 400 events being held to celebrate the ...

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West Georgia Health To Host Ninth Annual Heart Truth For Women Luncheon

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Author, speaker and musician Connie Carey will serve as keynote speaker at West Georgia Health’s ninth annual Heart Truth for Women Luncheon on Thursday, February 18. Carey will present “Laugh More, Live Better” at the luncheon, which will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Callaway Conference Center at West Georgia Technical College. Carey, who lives in Macon, ...

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Hogansville Holds Second Annual MLK Celebration

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Sunday afternoon, the City of Hogansville held their second annual MLK Day celebration to honor and celebrate the life and accomplishments of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Hogansville Elementary School. People from all around filled the school auditorium to sing and celebrate the civil rights leader, whose life forever changed our country. Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz welcomed the near ...

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Houses Riddled With Bullets In Apparent Drive-By Shootings

Police are investigating a pair of late-night incidents where unknown subject(s) fired gunshots into occupied homes in LaGrange. About 1:05 a.m. Monday morning, officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Belk Street in reference to shots fired at the residence. Officers arrived and made contact with one of the female victims, who advised she was ...

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Troup Heroes: Jacob Maddox, Loves God, His Family, And Lives To Help Protect The Community

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There are heroes in this town. Men and women of our community sacrifice of themselves daily to provide and care for others. Police officers strap guns to their sides, firefighters rush headlong into flames, EMTs enter dangerous situations just to help save lives, and soldiers stare death in the face on a daily basis. All of these brave Americans do ...

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Lecturer: True Heart Of Cuba Is Its Literature

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LaGrange College’s Class of 1947 made headlines when it took its senior class trip to Cuba, the first in the history of the college to leave the United States for its annual spring excursion. Many of the 26 female travelers saw the ocean for the first time on the bus ride to Miami before boarding a plane for their first-ever ...

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Qualifying Fees Set For 2016 Election

During Tuesday’s Troup County Board of Commissioners meeting, they have awarded Municipal Emergency Services the bid for the purchase of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and have set the qualifying fees for the 2016 Election. A few months ago, the Commissioners approved a bid for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. After awarding the bid, the company did not follow through on the specifications mentioned ...

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