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Emergency Services Day at Home Depot

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On the first Saturday of each month, The Home Depot hosts a free workshop for kids to build a small woodworking project. The event is designed for kids ages 5-12, but younger kids of all ages are welcome with adult supervision. Once a year, the store hosts an emergency services day as part of the workshop to introduce and teach ...

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Rec Center Hosts Fundraiser Ride for Injured Firefighters

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Hundreds gathered at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center on Saturday morning to help raise funds and ride in support of the LaGrange firefighters who were recently hospitalized as the result of a fire on Labor Day. The benefit motorcycle and jeep ride was hosted by the Troup County, West Point, and LaGrange Fire Departments. Although the fundraiser will only benefit ...

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Police Investigating Stonewall Street Shooting

LaGrange Police are investigating an alleged shooting incident that reportedly occurred Tuesday night, but went unreported until the weekend. Sunday evening about 5:30 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 900 block of Stonewall Street in reference to what was originally reported as a harassment issue. Officers arrived and quickly learned that the incident was actually a ...

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Pro-Life Supporters Form Annual “Life Chain”

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About 80 pro-life demonstrators braved 90-degree heat Sunday afternoon to stand along the intersection of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Streets, near downtown LaGrange, each quietly holding up one of several signs with right-to-life messages, such as – “ADOPTION: THE LOVING OPTION,” “ABORTION HURTS WOMEN,” and “LIFE—THE FIRST INALIENABLE RIGHT – drawing the attention of passing motorists, many of whom honked in approval. ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 10-08-2018

Thursday night about 8:20 p.m., deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Cannonville Road near Long Cane Road in reference to what was originally reported as a road rage incident with a vehicle in the ditch. Troup 911 initially received a call saying teenagers had been drag racing in the area and that a blue ...

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Obits–October 8, 2018

Judith Ann Barbour Bledsoe Mrs. Judith Ann Barbour Bledsoe, age 78, of LaGrange, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 3, 2018 at her home.  Mrs. Bledsoe was born on July 21, 1940 in Raleigh, NC to the late B. H. Barbour and the late Emily Richardson Barbour.  Mrs. Bledsoe was a Registered Nurse and a dependable volunteer.  Her many activities began ...

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Dr. Ingram Speaks on Lafayette at Luncheon

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“The welfare of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind; she will become the respectable and safe asylum of virtue, integrity, tolerance, equality, and a peaceful liberty.” ~ Marquis de Lafayette The First United Methodist Church of La-Grange welcomed guest speaker Dr. Richard Ingram to their Thursday Lunch Club for a talk on the Marquis de Lafayette, ...

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Knox Pest Control Takes First Place in Chamber Golf Tournament

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The LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Thursday, October 4 at The Fields Golf Club. The theme of this year’s event was “Mulligan’s Island.” The tournament was first announced at an Early Bird Breakfast at Great Wolf Lodge earlier this year. Chamber members, modeled after characters from the hit 1960’s television series Gilligan’s Island, took the stage ...

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Granger Softball Beats Cedartown to Place Third Seed for State Finals

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The Lady Granger softball team continued their dominance with a 5-0 win over Cedartown to earn a third-place ranking as they head into state. The Grangers kicked off their region tournament playoffs with two decidedly- strong victories over rival Troup. The first was a 13-0 blowout, while the other was only marginally better for the Tigers at 9-1. LaGrange’s win ...

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Career Ready Workshop Brings National Non-profit and Students Together for Good

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Chanelle Foster never imagined she would learn Forklift Driving skills as a participant in her paid 12week Career Ready Workshop, but she learned that – and more – thanks to a partnership brought to Troup County School System (TCSS) between Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers (GoodwillSR) and West Georgia Technical College (WGTC). “Driving a forklift was fun. I was ...

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