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Lions Club Partners with TCSS to Conduct Free Vision and Hearing Screenings

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Recently, all Troup County School System (TCSS) second grade students geared up for free vision and hearing screenings sponsored by Lions Club. According to the organization, 80 percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. The first step to prevention is awareness and the second step is early detection through screenings. Lions Club Secretary, Jane Hollis, said the ...

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Police Investigating Wynnwood Drive Stabbing Incident

LaGrange Police are investigating an aggravated assault where a man was reportedly stabbed over the weekend. Early Sunday morning about 4:28 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to 100 block of Wynnwood Drive in reference to reports of a person who had been stabbed. Officers arrived and met the injured adult male victim outside standing beside a car ...

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Man Charged for Gun Incident

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LaGrange Police have charged a man with Reckless Conduct after he fired a gun attempting to clear a party at a friend’s house. Late Saturday night about 11:49 p.m., LaGrange Police and Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 800 block of Youngs Mill Road in reference to reports of gunshots fired in the area. Deputies arrived first and detained ...

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Callaway High Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

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Callaway High School on Saturday crowned their Homecoming King and Queen during the team’s 30-7 blowout victory over Spencer. Cavaliers Cadarius Brown and Lydia Bartlett took home the coveted titles after their coronations on the field. Surrounded by family and friends, Bartlett and Brown were selected from a highly-competitive homecoming court. For Brown, in particular, being crowned Homecoming King had ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 10-17-2018

Friday morning about 11 a.m., LaGrange Police received a call from the 500 block of Miller Street in reference to a person with a gun. The caller identified the suspect as Juan Carlos Lopez and stated that he was walking away down South Greenwood Street wearing a dark hood and dark pants headed towards Dollar General. Officers arrived and made ...

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Hogansville Mayor Makes Two Proclamations at Regular City Council Meeting

The regular meeting of the Hogansville mayor and city council went smoothly Monday night, with all old business passing unanimously without much discussion. The two highlights of the evening came as Mayor Bill Stankiewicz issued two proclamations: one regarding retired teachers and the other recognizing Red Ribbon Week in Hogansville. The mayor’s second proclamation recognized Red Ribbon Week in Hogansville. ...

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Rural Georgia Back Roads Take One Man Home

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Take me home country roads, to the place I belong. ~ John Denver Staff Writer Sonny Seals and his longtime friend, George Hunter, are self-described “back-road rats.” They prefer the roads less traveled, the ones that lead to old towns and old churches and old graveyards, roads that end in a new beginning. Five years ago, the two friends went ...

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Georgia Senate Debate at LaGrange College

The Democratic and Republican candidates for District 29’s State Senate Seat – Valerie Haskins (D) and Randy Robertson (R) – met for a town hall-style meeting at LaGrange College on Tuesday, October 9, to answer questions from audience members on current Georgia issues. Anyone still undecided on whom to vote for on Nov. 6, or who wants to know where ...

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Postal Carrier Airlifted After Being Struck on Newton Road

A postal carrier was airlifted after being rear-ended on her route Monday afternoon in Western Troup County. The Georgia State Patrol says the accident occurred in the 700 block of Newton Road around 1:30 p.m. Monday. According to State Troopers, the female United States Postal Service carrier was stopped delivering mail when her postal truck was struck from behind by ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 10-15-2018

Thursday evening about 6:45 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Charter Bank on South Davis Road in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated that unknown person(s) had made two fraudulent transactions with his Charter Bank checking account. The first transaction was made earlier in the day around 2:03 p.m. to Car Town Auto Sales ...

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