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Lafayette and Cottage Industry

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Georgia House Resolution 899 was unanimously approved: “Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives that the members of this body recognize September 6 of each year as Marquis de Lafayette Day in the State of Georgia.” Put in the hopper January 18, 2018; first reading January 19, second January 22, and on to stardom. Randy Nix and ...

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Citizen’s Police Academy Week 2: Constitutional Policing

LaGrange Police hosted their second week of the Citizen’s Police Academy Tuesday night and covered the topic of constitutional policing. The Constitution and state constitutions limit what government officials can and cannot do. Being a government agency, that also includes local police departments. The two constitutional amendments that primarily regulate law enforcement are the Fourth Amendment and the Fourteenth amendment. ...

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GPS Leads Deputies to Wanted Burglar

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Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man on numerous burglary warrants thanks to some assistance from a GPS device in a government truck that he allegedly stole. Tuesday morning about 8:42 a.m., 911 operators notified Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies that law enforcement in Opelika, AL had evidence that a stolen city government truck was possibly in Troup County. Opelika ...

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Man Killed and Another Injured in Separate Shootings

Two men were shot during separate incidents in LaGrange on Monday night. One man was killed after numerous shots were fired into a home and another male was found lying on the floor with a gunshot wound in another residence across town. The deceased male was killed after a bevy of bullets were fired into a house on the 100 ...

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Automotive Service Course at Troup High Puts Students in Jobs While in High School

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The nuts and bolts of Steven Webb’s Maintenance Light Repair and Automotive Service pathway at Troup High School is giving students a boost into the workforce. Dustin Downey and Dennis Royster, two students in Webb’s advanced automotive classes, just received noticed they are now part-time Express Technicians at Nissan of LaGrange. As a part of the Troup County School System ...

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Dreamchaser Day Holds Inaugural Event

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There will be an abundance of opportunities coming forward for locals to find themselves in great jobs here in Troup County. There is a local non-profit called the Institute for Civic Entrepreneurship that hosted a new event that took on the task of preparing people for jobs and job interviews. In order for citizens to thrive not survive, they were ...

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DUI Suspect Causes Three Separate Crashes

LaGrange Police have charged a man with numerous vehicle citations after he allegedly caused and fled from three separate auto accidents. Friday afternoon about 2:08 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the intersection of Vernon Street and Panther Way in reference to what was later discovered to be one of three motor vehicle collisions involving the same ...

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Woman Brutally Beaten in Domestic Assault

LaGrange Police are looking for a man who allegedly brutally attacked the mother of his young child during a domestic incident Friday night. Late Friday night about 10:19 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center in reference to an injured person. Officers arrived and made contact with the female victim, who stated that ...

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Police Looking for Felony Shoplifting Suspects

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LaGrange Police are looking for a pair of men who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment from our local Walmart. Sunday afternoon about 12:58 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting. Officers arrived and met with the store’s Loss Prevention employees, who stated that they discovered ...

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Police Recover Burglarized Items, Suspect Already in Jail

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LaGrange Police have charged a teen with a felony burglary after he was arrested for a separate incident and later found to have been in possession of goods allegedly stolen from an Alton Drive home. Thursday night about 7:56 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to Alton Drive in reference to a Burglary. Officers arrived and spoke with ...

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