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Damaging Cold Weather

My wife and I were welcomed back to Georgia after spending a week in the Caribbean to 32° F temperature this morning. As shocking the cold temperatures are to us, it is equally shocking to the plants in our landscape. How well will our plants survive this cold weather? It really depends on how cold hardy the trees, shrubs and ...

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Laying Drag Leads to DUI Arrest

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LaGrange Police arrested a man who was caught driving with well over twice the legal limit for alcohol. Fortunately, the suspect’s inebriated state led to him peeling out from a red light in front of officers and he was pulled over before he could hurt anyone. Early Sunday morning about 2:34 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were in ...

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Randy Hardigree Brings Years of Business and Education Experience to the Classroom

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When talking to Randy Hardigree, you know where his passion lies – family, singing, and showing others that he cares. As a 23-year veteran teacher, his LaGrange High Biology and Environmental Science students know he is there when they need him. Prior to teaching, Hardigree was in the business world and commuted to Atlanta from LaGrange, but his family was ...

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Women Charged for Fight

LaGrange Police have charged a pair of women as a result of what appears to be a mutual fight. Friday evening about 5:37 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Carver Street in reference to a fight. Officers arrived in the area and found a female, later identified as Cynthia Green, who was stumbling ...

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LaGrange Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for Southern Life Insurance’s New Location

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Southern Life Insurance, a LaGrange institution since 2013, has grown out of its previous location, and has moved downtown to 210 Broome Street. This new location has plenty of room for the growing business, and the convenient location is sure to help in Southern Life’s success. Southern Life Insurance specializes in life insurance, and has lived up to their mission ...

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County Hears Update from Three Rivers Regional Commission and Their New Executive Director

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On the morning of Tuesday, January 16th, the Troup County Board of Commissioners assembled for one of their regularly scheduled board meetings where they dealt with various pieces of business across the community. The county is ready for 2018, with various things planned for this year that will propel our community to never before seen heights. After the prayer from ...

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Hogansville Students Celebrates Achievements with a Luau and Lei’

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Recently, students in Kathryn Soto and Kelly Hanners’ Read 180 and System 44 classes stepped out of the school doors and into a luau celebration hosted by Kona Ice. Thanks to the Adopt a Classroom program, Soto also received a check for $500 to help purchase classroom supplies. Two months ago, students started working towards reading and literacy goals to ...

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Open Container Suspect Makes Matters Much Worse

Police arrested a man who only made matters worse for himself after he was caught with an open container of alcohol. First he literally littered right in front of a police officer and then lied to him about his name and age. The incident occurred late Sunday night around 9 p.m., when officers with the La-Grange Police Department spotted a ...

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Police Attempting to Identify Human Remains Found in Woods

LaGrange Police are working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate human remains found deep in a wooded area within the city. The remains were found by an ATV rider and reported to police Thursday evening. The decomposed remains were found in the woods between Fulton Street and Hogansville Road. Police suspect that that the remains were from an ...

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Antique Book Presented to Bellevue From Members

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This past Thursday, January 12th Bellevue held to receive a surprise donation. As many LaGrange residents know, Bellevue has a significant historical background to the City of La-Grange and to the DAR as well. Built by Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill in 18531855, Bellevue now stands as a National Historic Landmark. This antebellum home houses many historical artifacts, and last week, ...

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