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Prescribed Burning Of Timberlands Underway At West Point Project

Prescribed Burning Of Timberlands Underway At West Point Project

MOBILE, Ala. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District at West Point Project announced that prescribed burning of selected timber stands around West Point Lake is underway. Each winter, USACE works with Forestry Commissions in both Alabama and Georgia using controlled burning to improve wildlife habitat on the public property surrounding the lake. A total of 2,200 plus ...

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Police Say Threat At High School Unfounded

Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department and administrators at Troup High School spent the majority of Friday morning investigating a threat at the school that turned out to be unfounded. Lt. Dale Strickland of the LaGrange Police Department advises the incident was really a rumor that got out of hand once it jumped to social media. Police first began investigating ...

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5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Program

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On the morning of January 18, New Beginning Baptist Church held their annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. New beginning is located at 506 Ware Street here in LaGrange and is pastured by William E. Harris. The event was sponsored by Bethesda Outreach/ Uplifting Your Faith Ministries, located at 109 Horace King Street. The director of ...

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Prison Art Leads To More Charges For California Gang Banger

Juan Carlos Lopez

Troup County Sheriff’s Office Gang Investigators have charged a Troup County inmate with a pair of felonies have he was caught defacing property within the jail. The subject, Juan Carlos Lopez, of LaGrange, was determined to have written gang slogans on walls within the Troup County Jail paying tribute to his gang out of Southern California. Lopez admitted to investigators ...

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West Georgia Health And Wellstar Reach The Next Phase

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There has always been a need for the best medical care possible here in the City of LaGrange and West Georgia Medical Systems has always met those needs in the community. Now with a new partnership in hand, they are posed to offer even greater benefits to the community at large. WGMC is a non-profit organization that has always been ...

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Police Investigating Pair Of Business Robberies

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LaGrange Police are investigating incidents where two separate local businesses were robbed Tuesday night. The first incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. at the Wing- N-Burger near the Food Depot on Hogansville Road. Officers arrived and spoke to the female victim, who stated the assailant initially entered the restaurant and placed an order. She stated when she opened the register, the ...

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Chamber Celebrates 105 Years & Honors Volunteers

Rebecca Roth of LaGrange College was selected the recipient of the 2015 Ida Tarver Jones Volunteer of the Year Award. She was joined with her family

Chamber Celebrates 105 Years & Honors Volunteers On Tuesday night, January 19, the Chamber held their annual dinner and business meeting at the Callaway Conference Center. Hundreds of influential people in the community came out to drink, celebrate, and take a look back at all of the Chamber’s accomplishments over the past calendar year. There was amazing entertainment, awesome food ...

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Fire Claims A Home On Bass Creek Road

Fire Bass Cross Road

On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 20, a long standing structure caught fire and sustained severe damage. The path to 990 Bass Creek Road is winding one, stretching through Hogansville Road and winding to a halt at the house which is somewhat isolated and back off the road towards the woods. The sight was a sad one to be seen. ...

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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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