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Alyssa Shirey Day: A Motorcycle – Jeep Benefit Ride

Next weekend, motorcycle, Jeep, and classic car aficionados will take to the streets to show support for a sweet little girl battling brain cancer in an event titled, “Alyssa Shirey Day” at the Elks Lodge on South Davis Road in LaGrange. Next Saturday morning, May 14, the local Blue Knights, Franklin Road Baptist, Callaway Middle School, and the Troup County ...

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2015 College & Career Ready Performance Index Shows Troup County Schools Ahead Of State

LaGrange, Ga., May 3, 2016 – Troup County School System (TCSS) received some positive news from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) when the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores were released earlier today – the county outscored the state by 2.8 points. Based on data from the 2014-15 school year, and out of 100 possible points, TCSS ...

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My Mother’s Day Tribute: Op Ed

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My relationship with my Mother has always been defined by one sentence “Mom, I’m a grown man.” From a very young age, I sought independence and freedom from the tyranny of parental rules, as most kids do. During any argument, big or small, where my mother put me in my place by laying down the law of the land, I ...

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Mosa Fund Celebrates Seven Years; Fixes 1,201 Cats

In May 2009, several cat lovers in LaGrange held a meeting at the behest of Nancy Yates, to see how they could give cats in Troup County a better life. At that moment, they were particularly thinking about the multitude of feral and stray cats that they encountered all over the county. Nancy Yates founded the group and called it ...

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Optimist Club Job Fair A Huge Success

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Jeremy Andrews Staff Writer As a young man or woman poised on the precipice of adulthood, many things can seem like a daunting task, none more so than finding your first job. Jobs in our economy can be difficult to track down and it can seem like at times you might never work. However, there are those here in this ...

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LaGrange Student Receives Bright Futures Scholarship From Kimberly-Clark

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LAGRANGE, GA – May 2, 2016 – Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced the recipients of its 2016 Bright Futures Scholarship Program. In LaGrange, where Kimberly- Clark has a nonwovens manufacturing facility, a scholarship was awarded to Rebecca Borders, a senior at LaFayette Christian School and the daughter of Philip and Debra Borders. She plans to attend the University of Georgia. Celebrating its ...

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Felon Arrested On Gun Charges

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LaGrange Police have arrested a felon on several charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at a subject and later attempted to hide it from police. Friday evening about 6 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Stonewall Street in La-Grange in reference to a subject with a gun. Officers arrived and observed the ...

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Former NBC Correspondent Thrills LaGrange College

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A rarity in today’s world is to fully capture the attention of an audience. Movies, television, and even a few good books, sadly a dying medium thanks to technology, all strive to pull record breaking audiences and capture the attention of millions of people. Some are still able to accomplish this and some even do it very well like your ...

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March For Babies Set For Saturday

This upcoming weekend, Saturday, May 7, Hollis Hand School, out near the Country Club, will play host to this year’s March for Babies campaign. The March for Babies is an annual event where people come together for a walk that raises money to fight against premature birth, the number one killer of babies. Registration for this walk, which begins and ...

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Sheriff’s Office Achieves “Partner In Prevention” Status

Sheriff’s Office Achieves “Partner In Prevention” Status

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has achieved “Partner in Prevention” status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve. ...

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