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Master Naturalist Training Program

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent Just what is a master naturalist? By definition a master naturalist is an expert in or a student of natural history. What is natural history? It is the scientific study of animals or plants, especially concerned with observation rather than experiment, and presented in popular form rather than academic form. A master naturalist is an ...

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Subjects Shot On Edgewood Avenue

LaGrange Police are investigating a late-night incident where a group of men were shot while attending a party in LaGrange. Just after midnight, early Monday morning, officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Edgewood Avenue in reference to reports of a fight in progress. Officers arrived on scene and located victims, Scottie Dunlap and Zachari ...

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Theta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Kicked Off 2016 By Awarding Scholarships

Theta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

On January 2, Theta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated kicked off 2016 by awarding four $1,000 scholarships. Alpha Kappa Alpha is an international Greek lettered sorority that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. Theta Xi Omega Chapter is a local organization which has served Troup, Coweta, Harris, and Meriwether ...

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Man Pleas Guilty To The Aggravated Battery On A Police Officer

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Troup County Superior Court sentenced Brandon Lafrederick Bridges to Boot Camp and a 10 year probated sentence as well as restitution for medical costs for an officer’s broken nose. Bridges pled guilty to Aggravated Battery, Obstruction of Officers, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, and Driving While License Suspended. The charges were made after an incident in January ...

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Attorney For Concerned Citizens Will Address Commissioners Tuesday

During Friday morning’s County Commissioner work session, the Commissioners discussed the de-annexation of 10 acres on Sandtown from the City of West Point. They also discussed the low re-bidding awarded to Municipal Emergency Services for the Breathing Apparatus for the fire department which they will vote on Tuesday. Attorney Charles Conerly, Smith Conerly LLC from Carrollton, who is representing the ...

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Nasty Wreck Outside Of Gardner Newman Middle School

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On the afternoon of Thursday, January 14, there was a collision on North Davis Road right in front of the entrance to Gardner Newman Middle School. Jessica Perkins was traveling down North Davis road in her jeep. Seion Lee was leaving Gardner Newman Middle School with a child in her car. Mrs. Lee went to make a left hand turn ...

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Teen Caught With Gun At School, Now Faces Gang Charges

LaGrange Police have arrested a teen who was found to be in possession of a handgun at LaGrange High and is accused of being a criminal street gang member. Thursday morning about 8:10 a.m., administrators at LaGrange High School began an investigation after a student reported being threatened by other students at the school. School staff, along with the school’s ...

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Brown Forming Exploratory Committee For Congress

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Representative Jeff Brown (Ret) of LaGrange announces that he is forming an Exploratory Committee to help him decide whether he will announce as a candidate for the 3rd District Congressional seat. Earlier Congressman Lynn Westmoreland announced that he will not seek re-election this fall. He says of Lynn, “I served with him in the Georgia House of Representatives for eight ...

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Troup County Receives $250,000 For Road Repairs

During Friday’s Troup County Commissioners work session, County Engineer James Emery gave an update on the State of Emergency monies. County Manager Tod Tentler spoke with a DOT representative and received the news of the amount of money in which Troup County will receive for the flood damage to the road which was not as much as they hoped for. ...

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