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Sentury Tire’s AvanTech Launches Industry-First Tire Subscription Service

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Sentury Tire is bringing the industry a new concept – a tire subscription service called AvanTech. Sentury Tire, a global advanced-technology tire manufacturer of automotive and aircraft tires, is set to build a $530 million tire manufacturing facility in LaGrange serving as its North American headquarters. LaGrange along with the entire region will see the benefits of Sentury Tire with ...

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County Commissioners Honor 4H Students at Morning Mission

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This past Tuesday morning, December 5th, the County Commissioners were able to get hands on with some local students, honoring them for some recent achievements. There are many incredible young men and women all throughout Troup County and recently, 4H students competed at state competition, placing very well against challengers from all across Georgia. That Tuesday morning, some of these ...

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GA-AL AACA Raises $13,000 for Charitable Donations

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The time of the year is upon us once again for the generosity of the Christmas season. People are buying gifts for family members of course, but people are also going out of their way to find ways to give back to those that are in need, especially during a difficult holiday season. One local group has been expanding tremendously ...

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Suspect Almost Avoids Felony Drug Charge

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Police have arrested a local man on multiple illegal narcotics charges, but he nearly avoided the more serious of two charges due to the felony drugs not being found during initial searches. Early Monday morning about 12:40 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Corolla on Colquitt Street near McGregor Street after a ...

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Hogansville Police Brings Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

The Hogansville Police Department recently gave out dozens of home-cooked meals as a part of its annual Thanksgiving Meal Program. This year, approximately 90 Hogansville area families were provided a traditional Thanksgiving meal courtesy of the Hogansville Police meals program. Hogansville Police Department employees, family members, and staff from Hogansville Elementary School gathered to deliver turkeys, dressing, and all the ...

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TCSS Chief Financial Officer Named to State Board

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During the annual meeting of the Georgia Association of School Business Officials (GASBO) in Augusta, GA., Troup County School System’s (TCSS) Chief Financial Officer, Byron Jones, was named a Director to the Board. He was selected from over 400 attendees from around the state and will hold a two-year term. As a member of the GASBO Board, he hopes to ...

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City Light Church – Selling Trees and Changing Lives

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Friendly faces and the smell of pine and hot chocolate greet customers at City Light’s Christmas tree sale this year. Locals have already come from every side of town to get their family’s tree this year at the tent on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and New Franklin Road, but why? City Light has partnered with Buy a Tree Save ...

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Charmian Stephens: A Troup County Native Who Took Lemons and Made Them Into Lemonade

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Troup County native, Charmian Stephens, is a 2000 LaGrange High School graduate. Charmian furthered her education at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Business Management. Charmian worked in corporate America from the age of 18 until the age of 30. She never found any satisfaction. According to Charmian, “Entering corporate America, I knew that this wasn’t my end ...

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American Red Cross The Pillowcase Project

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Originally created in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Pillowcase Project was inspired by the story of local university students carrying their belongings in pillowcases experiencing the soaring devastation from Hurricane Katrina evacuations. Currently The Pillowcase Project is a national program offered in schools, after-school programs, summer camps, various youth programs, and community events. The project is a free emergency preparedness program ...

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Love in LaGrange: A Christmas Story (Part Three of Three)

Christmas is coming around again. It’s early December in LaGrange and the weather continues to be unseasonably warm, just as it has for the past several years. I’m walking down the side of the road on the square, right past the brick pavers in front of the hotel, the same spot where I saw her all those years ago. There ...

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