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Female Charged for Leaving after Striking Utility Pole

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LaGrange Police arrested a local female after she allegedly struck a utility pole and damaged the guide wire of another and abandoned her vehicle after the accident. Late Monday night shortly after 11 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police responded to the intersection of Hamilton Road and Union Street in reference to a car that crashed into a utility pole. ...

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GBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred overnight Tuesday. Early Wednesday morning about 2:15 a.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies and LaGrange Police responded to 167 Lower Big Springs Road in reference to a call from a male claiming he had just shot his wife in the head. Four Sheriff’s Deputies and two LaGrange ...

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Employee Arrested for Swiping Cigs

Police arrested a man for misdemeanor theft after he allegedly swiped some cigarettes and a drink from his workplace. Monday morning about 10:30 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Kimble’s Food on Webster Street in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated they caught an employee on video stealing multiple items ...

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LaGrange Kiwanis Presents ‘Terrific Kids’ T-Shirts

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The LaGrange Kiwanis club continued their support of the ‘Terrific Kids’ program. The program is sponsored by the La-Grange Kiwanis Club and started at the Hogansville Boys and Girls Club. This year the Kiwanis Club presented Terrific Kids t-shirts to children at the LaGrange Boys and Girls Club. ‘Terrific’ is an acronym that stands for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, ...

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Former West Point Mayor Makes National Headlines with Tweet Mistake

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The campaign of Drew Ferguson, former West Point mayor turned Georgia Congressman, made a gaffe that made national news on Wednesday with an unintentionally pro-Nazi tweet. The campaign, claiming the image was selected by an intern, meant to honor the soldiers of D-Day but instead laid the memorializing text over an image of fighting German soldiers. Ferguson, who is currently ...

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Summer Baseball Starts for Troup

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The Troup High baseball team kicked off their summer-time ball Wednesday at the West Point Recreation Fields. The fields are now used by Point University. The team played two games, starting with a tough match against Central Carrolton Wednesday morning at eleven. The team consisted of only eighth, ninth, and tenth grade players. The Tigers lost a close match against ...

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Road Rage Suspect Arrested for DUI

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A wanted man was arrested late Saturday night after he allegedly got into a drunken road rage incident that progressed to several additional charges. The whole incident began shortly before midnight Sunday when officers with the LaGrange Police Department were called to Lafayette Parkway in reference to reports of road rage. Police were informed through Troup 911 that the victim ...

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Staff Sergeant Matthew Woodruff Honored as Top Instructor of the Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning

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Sheriff James Woodruff has a lot to be proud of, and his son Matthew is top of the list. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Woodruff, an officer at Fort Benning, was recognized Friday morning by the Commanding General of Fort Benning as the Top Instructor of the Officer Candidate School. SSG Woodruff boasts an impressive career in the military, entering ...

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Hogansville City Council Denies Motion to Honor Frances Robinson with Green Avenue Basketball Court Dedication

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Hogansville’s Monday-evening city council meeting sparked controversy as the members denied a request to honor the late Frances Robinson by dedicating the Green Avenue Basketball Court in her honor. Robinson became a staple of Hogansville during her ninety-nine years of life. A member of the Nurses Corp, Robinson served our country in World War II, joining the U.S. Army’s Women’s ...

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Take a Warrior Fishing at Highland Marina Resort

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Rodney Barnes, a two-time Iraq veteran with twenty-six years and six months of service to our country, was one of thirty-four warriors who braved the wind and rain Saturday to participate in the “Take a Warrior” fishing event at Highland Marina. Barnes, a resident of Tuskegee, Alabama, drove roughly sixty miles to participate in his fourth warrior tournament. Having served ...

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