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THINC College & Career Academy Receives Donation From CB&T

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Two business students from THINC College & Career Academy had the opportunity to thank one of their business partners during a donation ceremony. During the event, CB& T committed $10,000 over the next three years to the career academy. The first installment was given in front of board members, students and teachers. Charity Miller, Mathematics Instructor for THINC, said, “The ...

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Troup County School System Hosts First Ever Recruiting Fair

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On January 30, job seekers from Troup County and surrounding areas gathered in the halls of the Troup County School System (TCSS) administrative services building before the doors opened to the first ever TCSS Job Fair. Sequita Freeman, TCSS chief human resource officer, said, “As we enter our recruiting season, it’s important to be in front of potential candidates. Showing ...

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No Charges In Strange Domestic Incident

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LaGrange Police are investigating a strange incident where a subject was initially reported as being stabbed, but they quickly learned things weren’t as they seemed. Thursday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., Officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area of South Page Street in reference to reports of a subject stabbed, possibly during an Armed Robbery. While en route, ...

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College Plans For New $21 Million Science Building

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LaGrange College unveiled plans for a new modern laboratory science facility to be constructed on the corner of Vernon Street and Park Avenue, near the current Cason J. Callaway Science Building. The $21 million project calls for the new 43-thousandfoot building as well as extensive renovations to the older science building. The new facility will have nine new lab spaces ...

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Police Catch Home Invader, Warrants Issued For Another

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Police Detectives have arrested one suspect and are looking for more after a violent Home Invasion Robbery in LaGrange. Thursday evening about 5:04 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded the Lee’s Crossing Apartments on Old Airport Road in reference to a Home Invasion. Officers arrived and spoke to the victims, who advised an unknown male wearing a hood ...

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KMMG Announces Executive Level Promotions

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WEST POINT, Ga., Feb. 3, 2016 – With 2016 marking the 10 year anniversary of the announcement of KiaMotors’ first U.S. assembly plant in West Point, Ga., Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) has announced two executive level promotions to support the positive growth in the State and in the West Point community. J. Randy Jackson, the first American hired at ...

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Mayor Holds Second Town Hall Meeting At Hollis Hand

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There is something to be said for a mayor and a city council that will not only hold public events such as this town hall meeting, but also be willing to walk into a situation that will, from the start, already held some opposition. That is exactly what Mayor Jim Thornton and select members of the city council did on ...

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THINC Deca Team Stands Out At Regionals

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THINC Deca Team Stands Out At Regionals LaGrange, Ga., February 2, 2016 – Last month, 19 THINC College and Career Academy DECA students traveled to Columbus State University to participate in the DECA Regional Competition. Seven walked away with placements in several categories. According to deca.org, the organization prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and ...

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Prize Patrol Surprises Teacher Of The Year Finalists

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LaGrange, Ga., February 3, 2016 – Dr. Cole Pugh, Superintendent of Troup County School System (TCSS), surprised three teachers when he delivered the surprise announcement that they were named TCSS Teacher of the Year Finalists. With a bouquet of flowers in hand, and a balloon with the written statement ‘It’s Your Day’, Dr. Pugh visited each finalist’s classroom and said, ...

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