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Managing Turf Stress

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent If your grass has a dull bluish-gray cast and leaves footprints after you walk across it, it undoubtedly is under stress. Weeks of temperatures in the nineties with very little rain is causing havoc with our lawns. How can we help our turf survive August? Dr. Clint Waltz, turfgrass specialist with UGA Extension, suggests these ...

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Habitat For Humanity Now Accepting Applications

The application process is now open for Troup County residents until noon, Friday, October 10, 2016. Homes are scheduled to be constructed for up to three deserving partner families in LaGrange, Hogansville and Troup County, Georgia. We are also currently starting a project in West Point, Georgia. Our first Troup County house sponsorship is funded by generous donations from Dallas-Dodd ...

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Man Arrested After Stabbing Phantom Assailant

LaGrange Police have arrested a man and are trying to get him into Mental Health Court after he was found trying to stab an invisible attacker downtown. Thursday afternoon about 4:31 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police were called to the 100 Block of Main Street in Downtown La-Grange in reference to a subject with a weapon. Officers were advised ...

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Racial Trust Building Members Update City Council

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During Tuesday night’s LaGrange City Council meeting, Carl Von Epps, Ben Wheeler, Ernest Ward, Judge Jeanette Little, and Curtis Brown came before the council to speak regarding the Racial Trust Building program they have been participating in. Also that night, Council members voted to approve the authorization to City Manager Meg Kelsey, Attorney Jeff Todd, and staff members to prepare ...

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Alleged Meth-Heads’ Children Taken Away

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have turned arrested a pair of alleged meth addicts and taken away their kids after finding them homeless. Thursday morning, Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence in the 200 block of Leathea Drive in reference to unwanted persons reportedly sleeping in a small shed in the complainant’s back yard. The adult male and ...

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LaGrange College Welcomes 2016-17 LIFT Class

The 2016-17 class of Leaders Inspired for Tomorrow (LIFT) will convene on campus Aug. 2 to begin La-Grange College’s year-long leadership development program. The highest non-academic honor offered to incoming first-year undergraduates, LIFT brings together students who have strong leadership and service-oriented backgrounds. Now in its fourth year, the program will begin Aug. 3 with a four-day, intensive backpacking and ...

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District 4 Public Health Moves To Main

The District 4 Health's new location is on Main Street

  With District 4 Public Health moving to Main Street, many people in the community have mistaken their new location for that of the Troup County Health Department, and though District 4 Public Health is an entity of the Health Department, they are unable to supply the public with health services. However, the Troup County Health Department still resides on ...

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Man Sentenced For Severely Beaten Witness In Jail

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It was another day of pleas at the Troup County and Coweta Judicial Circuit on Thursday, August 11. On another non-jury and arraignment day, the courts were packed to the brim with those anxious to plead their case and find out their ultimate fate. As always, the men and women of the state and the defense are hard at work ...

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Sheriff’s Office Says Goodbye To Long Time Lawman

Woodruff presents Grizzard with a display of his badges earned over the years.

The nearly 40 year career in law enforcement of Troup County Sheriff’s Deputy Willis Grizzard came to an end on Friday. Deputies and law enforcement officers all types from agencies from all around gathered Friday morning for a retirement party to celebrate Grizzard’s distinguished career. In an event that was more jokes and laughs than tears and goodbyes, Sheriff’s Deputies ...

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International Business Finds Its Roots In The Heart Of Downtown

On the afternoon of Tuesday, August 9 another local business found its permanent home here in LaGrange. Over the past few months, our community has seen tremendous growth in the business sector and several new organizations have found their way to LaGrange and Troup County. This particular Tuesday afternoon a company here in LaGrange officially opened its new headquarters at ...

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