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CSX to Block Traffic October 20, 21, & 22 for Routine Maintenance

LaGrange, Ga. October 13, 2017 – CSX plans to block traffic at the railroad crossings at Main and Depot Streets October 21, 22, & 23rd for routine maintenance. According to CSX representatives, the railroad crossing will be blocked from Friday, October 20th at 7AM through Sunday, October 22nd at 8PM. Traffic will be blocked at both intersections. As a part ...

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Troup County Students Celebrate Their Safety Heroes for National School Bus Safety Week

LaGrange, Ga., October 17, 2017– This week, Troup County School System (TCSS) is joining in with districts across the nation to celebrate the ones who get students to school and home safely – The Transportation Department. This recognition is designed to highlight the many transportation employees across the country as well as bring students, parents, faculty, and others in the ...

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National School Lunch Week Highlights Recipes for Success

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Franklin Forest Elementary School’s skeleton chef shares the recipe for success. LaGrange, Ga., October 12, 2017 – When Troup County School System (TCSS) students returned to school after fall break, their cafeteria experience was a little different. Decorations of measuring cups, crepe paper, and decorated pineapples, pumpkins, and skeletons greeted them as they walked through the food service line. This ...

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Bridge is Scheduled to Close for Replacement

The Mountville Hogansville Road bridge over Flat Creek is scheduled to close for replacement on October 23rd 2017. Troup County’s contractor McCoy Grading has scheduled the road closure of Mountville Hogansville Road between address 3745 Mountville Hogansville Road and address 3884 Mountville Hogansville Road for October 23rd 2017 in order to facilitate their replacement of the bridge over Flat Creek. ...

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Fall Garden Ramblings

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent Fall is upon us already and we need to be doing preventive maintenance in our gardens. We are blessed by our southern climate. Folks further north are done with their gardens and landscapes and only await the cold wind and snows of winter. We have the opportunity to grow a cool season crops such as ...

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The LaGrange Mall Announces the Festive Five for the Holidays

LAGRANGE, GA (October 12, 2017) – The LaGrange Mall announced today the launch of The Festive Five, a new event that will kick off the holiday season. The five night event will feature choirs, musicians, dance groups and more spreading holiday cheer through live performances in the new Festive Five performance area in the Mall. The event will be held ...

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Felony Drug Charge for Man Caught Bringing Marijuana onto Elementary School Grounds

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A local man is now facing a felony drug charge after he allegedly was caught bringing multiple marijuana cigarettes onto elementary school property by a school crossing guard. Tuesday morning about 7:47 a.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department were at Hollis Hand Elementary School on Country Club Road directing traffic when the crossing guard observed a green Lexus sedan ...

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Red Ribbon Week Set for October 23-27

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Next week, a very special campaign is set to begin here in our community and across the country. Red Ribbon Week is almost upon us and with it comes a stark reminder against the perils of drug and alcohol addiction. This is an issue across the country and here in LaGrange and Troup County, there is a focus on prevention ...

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Marching On_LaGrange High School Band

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The LaGrange High School Band currently highlights 142 students of various musical talents supporting and cheering on the Granger nation. However, according to Dr. Jarrett Farrell, band director for LHS, “It has taken a team effort to build our marching band program to the family we are today.” When Dr. Farrell moved to La-Grange, the band consisted of 23 students. ...

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