Jail Dedicates New Inmate Library


In a celebration honoring the memory of an old friend and mentor, Lt. Pat Owens, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday afternoon to officially dedicate the new jail library bearing her name. From the dozens of friends, family, and former coworkers attending the event, is was clear that Owens was loved and she made a ...

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Superintendent Of Troup County School System Speaks At Rotary Meeting


LaGrange, Ga., February 2, 2016 – During last Wednesday’s weekly Rotary meeting at Highland Country Club, Dr. Cole Pugh, Superintendent of Troup County School System, gave a 20-minute presentation on projects related to past, present, and future Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) items. The 45-slide presentation highlighted photos and figures showing previously voter approved ESPLOST projects and ...

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March For Babies Kickoff Luncheon

The Davies Family

The crowd was a lively one on the afternoon of Friday, February 5. A crowd of citizens had gathered at the Callaway Conference Center to celebrate the start of the March for Babies. The March for babies is a sponsorship of the March for Dimes and is dedicated to stopping and preventing premature births of baby’s across the country. This ...

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Teen And Aunt Fight Off Would-Be Robbers

A local juvenile and his aunt managed to fight off a pair of strong arm robbers after they allegedly assaulted the juvenile as he entered his aunt’s home. Saturday afternoon about 1:11 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to 200 block of Handley Street in reference to an Attempted Robbery. Officers arrived and made contact with the 16-year-old ...

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Local Couple Wins National Sweepstakes

Ken Alred, of H&R’s corporate office, presents Patricia Hendrix and Jerry Hendrix with a $1,000 check

You’ve probably seen the commercials. H& R Block has pledged to give away a million dollars a day from January 15 to February 16 in increments of $1,000 to 1,000 different people. Most of us look at a commercial like that and think we’ll never win. If they’re giving away millions of dollars there must be insurmountable odds. Others briefly ...

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Murder Suspect Sentenced To 20 Years

Dominique Morris

The courtroom was nearly empty on the morning Tuesday, February 9, as Dominique Morris made his way into the court chambers. Morris, who has been incarcerated since May of 2013, has been awaiting trial for the murder of Deandrea Varner. On May 6, 2013, Police responded to a call on Brown Street in LaGrange on reports of a man being ...

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Paint The Town 2016 Set To Begin!

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Paint the Town organizers are taking steps to restore several homes with a fresh coat of paint while building a stronger sense of community. Created by former DASH board member, Frank Cox, the event brings business, homeowners, faith groups and neighbors together to revitalize homes and restore pride in the community. Every year the brightness of each newly painted home ...

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Judge Baldwin Celebrates Retirement

Quillian Baldwin

There are some traditions and professions that, over time, garner much respect for the individual and accolades over a storied career. However, more than often the accomplishments of the person far outweigh the accolades of the job. Nothing could be more accurate than in the case of Judge Quillian Baldwin. For over 20 years, Judge Baldwin has represented the Coweta ...

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Workshops Help Shed Light On Financial Aid


The process of applying for college financial aid can be stressful, and the mere mention of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can strike terror in the hearts of many parents and their college-bound children. But a completed FAFSA is necessary before a full financial aid award can be discussed, said Joseph Miller, Dean of Enrollment Management. “The comprehensiveness ...

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