Hill View – The Oldest Cemetery in LaGrange


The oldest cemetery in LaGrange is actually three cemeteries combined. They are Hill View, Shadowlawn, and Hill View Annex, and all are located in the heart of downtown. HillView appears to have been opened or started shortly after the City of LaGrange was incorporated in 1828, but the exact time is unknown. The older monuments are indications of the more ...

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Boundary Line Survey at West Point Lake Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District announced today that survey contractors with Maptech, Inc. have begun work to reset missing boundary monuments and to properly identify sections of boundary line at West Point Lake Project. This work is part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the Project’s boundary is accurate and easily identifiable. West Point Lake Project ...

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Cranberry Orange Cookies


Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest 3 tablespoons orange juice 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ...

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Putting on the Ritz


The Troup County Historical Society will be hosting “Putting on the Ritz” on August 10th at the Legacy Museum.  Going back in time to the 1920’s, the gala and silent auction event is not only to give people a look at what life was like back then; it is also to help raise money for the Troup County Archives. There ...

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Hogansville Votes to Dump Excess Power


During their August 6th meeting, the Hogansville City Council voted to withdraw from an electrical power sales agreement with the Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA) to purchase hydroelectric power that the city does not need. The city entered into a 20-year agreement in 1996 with SEPA to purchase an allotment of hydroelectric power. The contract currently remains in effect because cities ...

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Local Student Makayla J Collins Receives National Honor


The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced student Makayla J Collins from LaGrange, GA, has been selected to become member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the ...

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Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Signs on Three Students from THINC’s Expedition Program


Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) is pleased to announce that it has chosen three students from THINC College & Career Academy’s Expedition program, a work-based learning initiative. More than 30 students applied for the program, and 15 were chosen to serve as student interns, including the three signed on by KMMG on Aug. 3. The students will begin working with ...

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County Commission Denies Zoning Change Request

During their first regular meeting in August, the Troup County Board of Commissioners once again held a public hearing to hear final comments about a request to rezone a property on Highway 54 from agricultural to commercial zoning to allow for an equipment repair business to be run in a rural area of the county. Debbie Gushue, owner of 2960 ...

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Police Reports–8-08-2018

Friday morning about 7:44 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Wingate Hotel located at 103 Wingate Terrace in reference to an Entering Auto. Officers arrived and observed a white Chevrolet Silverado with a broken rear driver’s side window and black Chevrolet Silverado with a broken front passenger door window. Police first spoke with the driver of the black Silverado, who stated ...

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Obits–August 8, 2018

Striffler-Hamby Kenneth McCurry Herring Kenneth McCurry Herring, age 77, of LaGrange, Georgia passed away on Thursday August 2, 2018 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Kenneth was born July 16, 1941 in Orlando, Florida to the late Asben Herring and Ouida Queen Givens Herring. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Sharon A. Herring; son Kevin Herring; daughter Margaret Ann ...

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