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The Stewart Road Bridge over Long Cane Creek is Now OPEN to Traffic

Troup County’s contractor Tidwell Construction Company has opened Stewart Road between address 560 Stewart Road and address 714 Stewart Road after replacing the bridge over Long Cane Creek. The construction project is not complete, but the road has been opened to traffic. As with all road construction, motorists are advised to use extra caution in work zones. Slow down, stay ...

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3D Journeys lecture to explore art treasures of Vienna

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Several passions have guided Dr. Dottie Joiner’s life, among them teaching, travel and art. The three will combine Monday as Dr. Joiner, the Lovick P. Corn Professor of Art History at LaGrange College, takes the podium at 3D Journeys, the college’s lecture/travel series, now in its eighth year. The widely traveled professor taught for 30 years and directed international programs ...

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Achievements Being Made at the LaGrange Kiwanis

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The Terrrific Kids program of the LaGrange Kiwanis is designed to recognize reading and writing achievement with the great kids at the Boy & Girls Club of LaGrange. Kiwanis members spend some time with the kids and give them a gift to honor their success. The LaGrange Kiwanis Club meets at the Highland Country Club every Thursday at noon. Our ...

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Female Stabs Walls in Mental Health Crisis

LaGrange Police have arrested a local female on domestic violence charges after she reportedly got into a mental health crisis and began stabbing walls and threatening her family with a knife. On February 16, around 8:35 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were called to Thornton Street in reference to an unwanted female with a knife. Officers arrived and ...

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Azalea Storytelling Festival Gears up for Spring

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It’s almost time for the beloved Azalea Storytelling Festival. For 22 years, the Azalea Storytelling Festival has attracted people from all around to enjoy the art of storytelling. This festival began with three women with a united goal, “to promote the art form of storytelling and for bringing people to Troup County from across the region. Pat Gay, Evelyn Jordan, ...

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Mayor Jim Thornton Announces Town Hall Meeting Schedule

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LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton is inviting the public to attend his annual town hall meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to inform the public of ongoing city projects and hear concerns or suggestions from the citizens. There are four meetings scheduled in March. If you are not able to attend one of the meetings, the City of LaGrange will ...

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Communities In Schools of Georgia’s Champions rise to ‘extraordinary’

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On Monday, as the Nation observed President’s Day, Communities In Schools of Georgia (CISGA) – the state’s premiere model for dropout prevention and wrap-around student supports – honored local Champions who have risen above the ordinary to do the extraordinary. Among those recognized during the Champions Awards Ceremony at the Georgia Aquarium were Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal for a ...

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Man Charged with Pointing Gun at Girlfriend’s Mother

A local man is behind bars for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend’s mother during a heated argument. Late Tuesday night about 11:53 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Fannin Street in reference to a person with a gun. Officers arrived and made contact with Dmetrius Brandon Lemon, who advised that he ...

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Man Charged with Kidnapping, False Imprisonment in Domestic Incident

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LaGrange Police have arrested a local man on several domestic violence charges after he allegedly dragged a female into his residence and held her against her will. Tuesday afternoon about 12:57 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area of Jefferson Street and Clark Street in reference to reports of a fight in progress. Troup 911 told ...

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