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DAR Hosts Flag Drive With Higgins Funeral Home

Owner Operator Mary Higgins, Mastery Gunnery Sergeant Wayne Reason, DAR regent Kathren Fogg, and DAR registrar Marie Cash

With memorial days passing over us and the Fourth of July on the way, patriotism is in the air. However, there are many in this country that would now rather burn and stomp on our flag than wave it proudly in their hands or in front of their houses. With such blatant disrespect from an ungrateful and irreverent generation, it ...

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West Point Shooting Incident Upgraded To Homicide

The Aggravated Assault investigation where a La-Grange man was shot in the head in West Point has been ungraded to homicide after the victim passed away Wednesday morning. Detectives were first alerted to the incident Tuesday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. when police were notified that a subject at G.H. Lanier Memorial Hospital was in critical condition due to a gunshot ...

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Fire Severely Damages Highland Area Home

LaGrange Fire Investigators have yet to determine the cause of a fire that resulted in nearly a quarter million dollars worth of damage to a local home. Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Willowcrest Way Monday morning about 4:36 a.m. to a reported structure fire. LaGrange Firefighters arrived 13 minutes later to find the roaring blaze engulfing the ...

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Turner, Kirby Hook Up 30-Pound Striper, 18-Pounder

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They knew what they wanted, and they got it. “We were fishing for stripers,” said Brad Turner of LaGrange. He and Brian Kirby found some striped bass, too, on Sunday. Turner and Kirby caught 30 stripers on West Point Lake. They made all of their catches in deep water with live bait. The catching, reeling and the baiting of the ...

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Troup County School System Honors Retirees (Part 3)

LaGrange, Ga., May 23, 2016 – On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 the Troup County School System Retirement Reception was held in the Faith Baptist Church Family Life Center to honor those who have diligently given 100% (and often more) of themselves to help educate and improve the lives of children. These outstanding retirees have demonstrated their commitment and service to ...

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WGMC Honors Beverly Lundberg As Volunteer Of The Year

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WellStar West Georgia Medical Center has honored Beverly Lundberg as its Volunteer of the Year. Lundberg began volunteering in 2004 as part of the WGMC Auxiliary. She first worked in the Call Room and then expanded her afternoon Wednesday hours to morning hours with the Medical Staff Office. To date, she has logged 3,584 volunteer hours. “I cannot begin to ...

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Harris County Deputy Shot In The Head, Expected To Recover

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A Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering after being shot while on duty Saturday evening. Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley advises Deputy Jamie White was shot about 7:30 p.m. during a traffic stop near Mile Marker 33 on Interstate 185. Officials say Deputy White pulled over a speeding vehicle and made contact with the driver, Joe Lee Garrett, who handed ...

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Troup High Graduation

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In a standing room only Callaway Stadium, Troup County Comprehensive High School said goodbye to the Graduating Class of 2016 Friday night. The 259 graduating seniors of the Troup High Class of 2016 were part of the largest graduating class in Troup County this year. They celebrated their last moments as Tigers with words of wisdom from their distinguished classmates ...

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Willie Nelson And Company Take The Stage At Sweetland

Willie and his band rock the stage at Sweetland

There is something so special about LaGrange and Troup County. Living in this community with all of the heritage and legacy that we have is incredible. As quickly as we are on the rise, we have not lost our sense of small hometown charm and class. As one of the fastest growing and popular cities in the entire South, we ...

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Southview Cemetery Hosts Veteran’s Memorial Service

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Monday morning, veterans and servicemen, both young and old, gathered with friends, family, and supporters at Southview Cemetery on Hamilton Road in LaGrange in order to honor the lives of fallen soldiers during the annual Memorial Day service hosted by the Wes t Georgia Veterans Council. The current and former servicemen hold the ceremony each year to remember the brave ...

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