Police Arrest Suspected Drug Dealer


LaGrange Police have arrested a man on felony drug charges after he was found to be in possession of multiple bags of narcotics. Late Sunday night about 11 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Charger near the intersection of Hogansville Road and Sirrine Street for a speeding violation. The vehicle eventually pulled ...

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AFC Lightning Scrimmage: Athena C Team Finishes in a Tie


The Athena C girls team participated in an AFC scrimmage this past weekend on Saturday, August 11. Down by two early in the match, the Troup County girls came back to end the game with a 3-3 tie. For Athena C Coach Shane Pulliam, DOC for AFC Lightning Troup, the tie is a sign of good things to come for ...

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Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland in Early Bird Breakfast


currently our representative on the State Transportation Board. Over 260 registered attendees attended the breakfast, including the mayors of LaGrange, Hogansville, and West Point. Breakfast began with talks of the exciting election season. With some describing the upcoming gubernatorial election as a battle for the “soul of our state,” breakfast attendees had much to discuss Tuesday morning. The LaGrange-Troup Chamber ...

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Police Reports–8-13-2018

Wednesday morning about 10:45 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to North Cary Street in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated he noticed that his gun was missing from his residence. The victim explained that he checked his dresser drawer earlier this date and found that his North American Arms .22 caliber revolver was missing. ...

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Obits–August 13, 2018

Lake Dunson Robertson Jerome Shipman Jerome Shipman was born on August 22, 1955.  A native of Ozark, Alabama, he was the son of the late Lee Curtis and Marie (Cawthon) Shipman. To that union, Jerome was one of 13 siblings. At early age, Jerome began attending St. Paul AME Church, in Ozark, Alabama.  It was his early beginnings in that small ...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR August 13-15 Burks Chapel United Methodist Church on 855 Burkes Chapel Rd. invites you to its revival services Monday-Wednesday. August 13-15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Rev Brenda Rhodes of Keeney Memorial United Methodist Church will open up revival on Monday night as out first evangelist. On Tuesday night Rev. Carl Von Epps will deliver the message as our ...

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LaGrange High Softball 4-0 This Season


2018 may be the year of the Grangers. Though it’s still early in the year, LaGrange has a blistering record that has fans excited. Most notably, the Granger football program earned a dramatic 56-6 victory in their preseason scrimmage Friday after going winless last year. With the talk of a program turnaround in the air, the Grangers are hopeful for ...

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Troup High Softball Team Working Hard to Improve in the Early Season


The Lady Tiger softball team has hit a few stumbling blocks in the early season, but Troup Head Coach Kayla Yeargin keeps faith in her players. “We’ll get better,” she said following Troup’s 123 loss to Columbus in the opener of the Callaway Classic Tournament on Friday, August 10. The Tigers are currently 1-4-1, with two losses coming in the ...

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Callaway High Softball Wins Tournament Opener


The Lady Cavaliers have gotten the season off to a good start. Under Callaway Head Coach Robyn McCann, the Cavaliers earned a 1-1 record in their opening tournament— coming just one run shy of beating currently- undefeated LaGrange. Following the tournament, they scored an impressive win over Hardaway before competing in the Callaway Classic Tournament at Shuford Fields. Callaway Classic ...

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Police Looking for Man who Fled Traffic Stop, Caused Wreck

LaGrange Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a local man accused of fleeing a routine traffic stop and crashing into another vehicle. Tuesday evening about 5:21 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were headed back to police headquarters from a separate incident, when they observed Stephen Paul Walls, operating a green Toyota Camry in the roadway. Police ...

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