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Man arrested for allegedly driving on sidewalk, DUI

A driver who reportedly tried to flee from LaGrange police officers after hitting another car on Ridley Avenue ... Read more | Add your comment

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Third man sentenced in Meriwether murder

Dionte Favors, 22, will spend the next 21 months in jail for robbing and allegedly killing a Newnan ... Read more | Add your comment

Cutline: ThreeLife Pastor Josh Rhye shows off a 53-foot tractor trailer now parked in front of the church off Hogansville Road. The rig is one of 20 taking part in Operation Tennessee – churches collecting and delivering supplies to people affected by the recent wildfires. The truck will be there until Wednesday. (Photo by: Melanie Ruberti, Daily News)

‘Operation Tennessee’

The landscape surrounding the ThreeLife Church at 3472 Hogansville Road looks a bit cramped these days since Lead ... Read more | Add your comment

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1 killed in wreck

One person died in a single car accident off Bass Cross Road in Hogansville early Thursday morning, according ... Read more | Add your comment

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Crime

Man arrested for allegedly driving on sidewalk, DUI

A driver who reportedly tried to flee from LaGrange police officers after hitting another car on Ridley Avenue at Haralson Street was taken into custody ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melanie Ruberti.

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Crime

Third man sentenced in Meriwether murder

Dionte Favors, 22, will spend the next 21 months in jail for robbing and allegedly killing a Newnan man. Read more | Add your comment

by Melanie Ruberti.

A group of Callaway Cavaliers football team supporters poses for a picture at Rogers Pit Cooked Bar-B-Que restaurant in Hogansville. From left are: Tammi Thompson, Sabrina Williamson, Hogansville Chief of Police Brian Harr, Winnisia Patterson, Rogers Pit Cooked Bar-B-Que owner Randy Striblin, and, in rear, Joe Thompson.
(James Simpson II | LaGrange Daily News)

News

Hogansville residents have Callaway spirit

The buzz and enthusiasm surrounding Hogansville this week has to be at an all-time high, with the hometown football team from Callaway High School getting ... Read more | Add your comment

by James Simpson.

Boy Scout Pack 326 waves to the crowd of onlookers on Thursday night in downtown LaGrange. (Alicia B. Hill | Daily News)

Community

40 years of Christmas

On Thursday night, the City of LaGrange celebrated Christmas with its 40th annual Christmas parade. Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

News

Amid drought, lake committee ready to defend lake level

By Jennifer Shrader Jennifer.Shrader@lagrangenews.com   Members of the West Point Lake Advisory Committee said Thursday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did a good job ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jennifer Shrader.

Opinion

Vote for Doocy in 2016

I was a young man when I first met Doocy, our big, scary-looking friend with webbed fingers on his right hand and missing teeth right ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jennifer Shrader.

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Sports

It was a game for the ages

By Kevin Eckleberry kevin.eckleberry@lagrangenews.com SYLVANIA – It’s easy to fall into this trap. You watch a game, and you immediately proclaim it the best one ... Read more | Add your comment

by Kevin Eckleberry.

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Sports

Callaway advances in dramatic fashion

Callaway advances with 35-34 win over Screven County Read more | Add your comment

by Kevin Eckleberry.

Pictured is the design of the 2016 Troup County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Ornament. (Submitted)

Community

Santa Claus comes to town tonight

Santa Claus is coming to town tonight with LaGrange’s 40th Annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the chamber of commerce, and local children are set to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

Zsa Zsa Heard, CEO of the LaGrange Housing Authority, center, stands with members of the West Point Housing Authority at its building in West Point on Wednesday morning.
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News

Housing authority aims to lift area up with introduction of Christmas lights

A partnership between housing authorities has brought some Christmas cheer to the West Point Housing Authority this year. Read more | Add your comment

by James Simpson.

Columns

The house that built us

  Miranda Lambert, Allen Shamblin, and Tom Douglas sang and wrote: “Mama cut out pictures of houses for years, From the “Better Homes and Gardens” ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jennifer Shrader.

News

Westmoreland reflects on local accomplishments

By Jennifer Shrader Jennifer.Shrader@lagrangenews.com   On the day of what will be one of Rep. Lynn Westmoreland’s last visits to LaGrange, it was almost fitting ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jennifer Shrader.

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Rain boosts lake, spirits

By Jennifer Shrader Jennifer.Shrader@lagrangenews.com   After more than 70 days, it finally rained in Troup County. “It was a huge relief,” said Troup County Engineer ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jennifer Shrader.

Public Safety Director Lou Dekmar shakes the hand of   a LaGrange Police officer during the department's annual inspection.  (Submitted)

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Attention to detail: Department holds annual inspection

All officers and investigators with the LaGrange Police Department were on hand last week for their annual inspection by Public Safety Director Lou Dekmar in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melanie Ruberti.

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Courts

Man pleads guilty to racketeering charges

One man accused of swindling a bank out of money in an elaborate racketeering scheme pleaded guilty Monday morning in a Troup County Superior Courtroom. Read more | Add your comment

by Melanie Ruberti.

Abbey Stilwell of Bonnets and Booties poses with a rabbit toy that she crocheted and had for sale on Small Business Saturday in downtown LaGrange.

Business

Cottage industry shows up for Small Business Saturday

Storefronts weren’t the only ones holding sales for Small Business Saturday this year: the cottage industry showed up for the event, too. Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

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Community

‘Turkey Trot’ raises money for charity

LaGRANGE – For the sixth year in a row, runners gathered to kick off their Thanksgiving early with a charity run in downtown LaGrange. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

The city council approved a controversial rezoning of land between Eleanor's Pond and Faith Baptist Church on Hammett Road at their meeting on Tuesday.

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City approves controversial development

The LaGrange City Council approved a conditional zoning change for 430 Hammett Road on Tuesday in a close vote with four in favor and three ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

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City ‘parks’ discussion regarding Ware Street

The LaGrange City Council reviewed a petition from residents from the 500 block of Ware Street requesting the relocation of a speed bump and a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

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Hogansville approves historic land survey

The Hogansville City Council has decided on a company to conduct a historic resources survey of the city. Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

LaGrange Senior Planner Leigh Threadgill goes over proposed changes to the city's sign ordinance at a work session on Tuesday.

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City mulls changes to sign ordinance

A variance for a sign at the Nissan dealership under construction on LaFayette Parkway has brought to light a need to revise the current city ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

LaGrange Police Officer Brandon Torrence rips out a citation for a woman who was caught driving without her license during a safety checkpoint on Swift Street Wednesday morning. Torrence issued the motorist a warning.

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Officers hit streets with holiday travelers

Just as thousands of motorists hit the roadways traveling to their holiday destinations, so are officers with the LaGrange Police Department. Read more | Add your comment

by Melanie Ruberti.

News

Arrested man files notice to sue city

A man who says he was unlawfully arrested by LaGrange police intends to sue the city over the matter, officials said Tuesday. Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

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Crime

Man assaults pregnant ex-girlfriend

A woman told LaGrange police her ex-boyfriend allegedly tried to choke her in a wooded area in the first block of North Cary Street about ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melanie Ruberti.

Community

Kettles keep the lights on at Salvation Army

The Salvation Army hopes that this Black Friday will be a little red with Salvation Army kettles popping up at shopping centers around the community. Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

Information on local children' needs at Christmas is available on angels like these to be placed on trees throughout the community prior to the holiday. (Alicia Hill | Daily News)

Community

Give an ‘angel’ a chance at Christmas

Christmas music is already playing in stores, and parents are already readying themselves for the Black Friday rush, but what will become of children whose ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

Education

School board picks architect for projects

The Troup County Board of Education has chosen its architect to carry out renovations at two local schools. Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

Speer Burette, Callaway Foundation president, points out some of the improvements made to downtown like the Promenade walkway that goes from the parking lot behind Charlie Joseph's to the parking deck beside the LaGrange Art Museum. (Alicia B. Hill | Daily News)

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Hype for business

Young professionals from around LaGrange gathered on Thursday to hear local leaders talk about some of LaGrange’s progress in the last few years and what ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alicia Hill.

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Crime

Man throws ax at neighbors

Two teenage brothers called 911 to report a neighbor swung an ax at them outside their home in the 100 block of West Meadow Way ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melanie Ruberti.

New Ventures Inc. CEO Dave Miller points out all the renovations that were taking place inside their new building in August. The organization allowed part of their new facility to house the LaGrange-Troup County Warming Center, which will open on Sunday. (File)

Community

New warming center to open this weekend

Folks without a place to call home will be able to stay warm this weekend as colder temperatures sweep through the area. Read more | Add your comment

by Melanie Ruberti.