Police Make Arrest in Wisteria Way Robbery


LaGrange Police have arrested a man believed to be involved in an alleged armed robbery that occurred over the weekend. Early Saturday morning about 7:37 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Wisteria Way near Camellia Drive in reference to reports of an armed robbery. Police arrived and spoke to the alleged victim, who stated he had just ...

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Positive Contribution to Hold Event at William Griggs Center


Positive Contributions, Inc. will be holding a Haircutz & Stylez 4 Kidz event Sunday, August 12 at William Griggs Recreation Center from 1-4 PM. The organization will give over 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to those in need as well as provide free haircuts and hairstyles. The group will also be providing free food and entertainment for families. Positive ...

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Strategic HR Partners Completes Summer Supervisory Training Series


Strategic HR Partners, an Employers Membership Association, has just completed their Summer Supervisory Training Series. This Series is offered semi-annually with the following group of participants successfully completing this interactive training course: 2018 Summer Supervisory Series Participants Columbus Hospice – Amy Lane, Tesha Mack, Carla Martin, Lisa Morgan, Brian Pawlowski, Tim Strickland, Cathy Tate, Kelli Wright ; Duracell (LaGrange) – ...

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How Sweet It Is

Brian Maddy, County Extension Agent Some of us may remember how Jackie Gleason would end some of his shows by saying “How sweet it is!” Our sweet corn can be certainly sweet this year with all the rain we’ve had. The best time to pick is when the silk has dried and turned dark brown to black. The earlier in ...

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Three Charged In Meriwether County Murder


The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office has made several arrests in reference to a murder and aggravated assault investigation that occurred on Highway 100 in Greenville. According to Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith, around 2:11 a.m. on August 4, his Patrol Deputies, assisted by the Georgia State Patrol, responded to the 3000 block of Ga. Hwy 100 for a shooting and ...

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Churches Hold Weeklong Prayer Event for Schools


Starting on August 2, churches around Troup County began a focused week of prayer for the Troup County School System. The churches involved encouraged their congregation to pray in their homes and workplaces for certain aspects of the school system, with one specific part to focus on each day. The first day of prayer was devoted to the school board ...

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The Troup County Board of Commissioners Celebrate Lower ISO Rating


The Troup County Board of Commissioners has been working diligently with the Troup County Fire Department over the last few years in order to lower the annual Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) rating for Troup County. As a result, the Board of Commissioners is very excited to announce the celebration of the newest ISO rating decrease to a 4/4y out ...

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Obits–August 6, 2018

STRIFFLER HAMBY David Alan Fowler David A. Fowler, 55, of LaGrange, died on Wednesday, the 1st of August 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betsy” Strickland Fowler whom he married on the 13th of July 1985; his daughters, Lauren Fowler Mosley (Paul), and Dorothy Fowler; grandsons, Thomas and Henry; mother, Ann C. Fowler; sister, Andrea Trainer (Alan); nephew, ...

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Police Reports–8-06-2018

Thursday night about 9:20 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1300 block of Juniper Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke to the female victim, who stated her white 1995 Chevrolet Lumina van was stolen from her property. The victim stated that the vehicle was last seen the previous day by neighboring residents. An anonymous resident ...

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School System Officials Continue Safety Conversation with Local Law Enforcement


Earlier this summer, the Troup County School System (TCSS) collaborated with local law enforcement on school safety improvement measures, and recently, the group continued the discussion at a TCSS/Law Enforcement Collaborative session held at the school system’s district office. Dr. Cole Pugh, TCSS Superintendent, said, “When we called the initial meeting, we thought it was important to have law enforcement ...

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