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Investigator: Stalking suspect set wedding date with victim

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A woman accused of aggravated stalking allegedly planned a date to marry the victim without any knowledge on the victim’s behalf.In Troup County Magistrate Court on Thursday, investigator Chase Darden of the Troup County Sheriff’e Office said Jennifer Lyn Gray, 51, had been previously arrested in 2012 for aggravated stalking and violation of a temporary protective order (TPO) involving the victim. While incarcerated, Gray sent the victim several letters, but the victim said he ignored the letters because he felt safe while she was in jail.


City-wide field day announcement

In case of rain on Saturday, the Troup County Anchor Foundation’s City-Wide Field Day will be moved to the William Griggs Recreation Center located at 716 Glenn Robertson Street.If weather permits, the event will still be held at Granger Park from 9a.m. to 2p.m. Teams can still register starting at 8a.m. Saturday to take part in the field day events.

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Details of molestation investigation revealed in court

After a second court appearance in Troup County Magistrate Court, a man arrested for allegedly molesting a child will have to appear in Superior Court to determine if he will be released on bond.Magistrate Court Judge Vickie Sue McWaters turned the case of Earnest Reese, 54, charged with incest and aggravated child molestation, over to Superior Court due to the severity of the charges.Investigator Shelly Downs of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office reviewed details o...

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WGTC receives radiographic equipment

West Georgia Technical College received a complete radiographic system from the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute to replace older non-energized equipment on the LaGrange Campus.Bill Bulloch, the executive director of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute, contacted Dr. Pete Snell, vice president of economic development at West Georgia Technical College, about the possibility of donating the radiographic system. The system includes a radiographic table, tube stand and wall unit and w...

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Event to memorialize late motorcyclist, promote safety

A ride and events are set for Sept. 13 to promote motorcycle awareness and safety on the road in memory of local man.Ricky’s Ride is planned to be an event to promote safety with the theme “Look Twice, Save a Life” at Faith Baptist Church, 552 Hammett Road, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Events for the day will include a bounce house for kids, cone ice, and a show and shine contest for motorcycles with trophies awarded to the top three.There will also be a ride ...

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Circle K employee robbed at gunpoint

Early Friday morning LaGrange Police officers responded to an armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store off Roanoke Road.Officers say the store employee was cleaning the parking lot at about 3:15 a.m. when he said two unknown black males came up behind him and dragged him back inside the store. The victim said the suspects ordered him to open up the cash register, then struck him in the head with a hand gun. Police say the two men got an undisclosed amount of cash, then took ...

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Y’s time

Here’s a statistic from the U.S. Department of Labor that might shock you.By 2015 — that’s next year — the largest age group in the United States work force will be those in their 20s.In other words, get in the back seat of the car, baby boomers. You’re no longer driving the American work force. For business owners, understanding who is now behind the wheel will go a long way toward determining their future success.

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New details in West Point sexual assault

West Point Police are looking for the assailant who sexually assaulted a woman inside a car off of Kia Parkway.Investigators say the suspect is described as a black male with a slender to medium build, short hair, around 5 feet 8 inches, and between the ages of 18-25.According to the West Point Police Department, the victim was walking in a residential area adjacent to Kia Parkway when the suspect approached her. She was taken to an access road off the Parkway, near a ce...

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Public safety

Criminal TrespassLaGrange Police responded to a report of criminal trespass in the one hundred block Garfield Street.According to the report, a woman at a residence said for the second time this week, someone has stolen gas from her car. The victim said she filled her car up with gas on Tuesday evening and when she got in the car on Thursday, it was completely empty. The victim told police she also found the gas cap open. She sa...

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In our community: Aug. 1, 2014

TodayEvents: A senior dance is at 7 p.m. at the old Franklin Elementary School gym with a live band. Admission is $4.Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.Churches: True Life Christian Ministries, 500 S. Lee St., hosts youth night from 7 to 9 p.m. Sylvia Cameron, 706-402-6670Thankful Baptist Church at 968 Cannonville Road holds Revival services at 7 p.m....

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Trouble with squirrels, chipmunks

At this time of year we usually get a lot of calls concerning nuisance pests. The two that top the list outside of bats and snakes are squirrels and chipmunks.Both can wear out their welcome very quickly. Squirrels look great running up and down trees and power lines but not so much when they’re running up and down your attic while you’re trying to sleep.The first step is to identify what kind of squirrel may be in your attic. Usually the common gray squirrel...

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Boys & Girls Club to host Back-a-Kid golf tournament, fundraiser

The Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia will host its fifth annual golf tournament on Aug. 28 at Highland Country Club.The 2014 Kia of LaGrange Back-a-Kid Golf Tournament, a four-man scramble, will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start, break for lunch at 11:30 and host additional tee times starting at 1 p.m. An awards ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m.“This year’s event promises to be a great day of golf, great door prizes and lots of fun,” said Bart McFadde...

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Grissom eyes return to NFL

There was a familiar face going through the paces with the Troup High football team on Thursday.Cory Grissom, a former Troup High standout, was with the team during its practice session Thursday morning.Grissom, a defensive lineman who played college football at South Florida, is hopeful of landing with an NFL team this season, so he’s making sure he’s fit and ready to go.He figured going through a two-hour practice session with his old team would ...

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Towns was top dog

It was Dre Towns again.For the second straight year, the Troup High running back won the football team’s Steel Tiger competition.Towns finished first in one of the eight events, the 40-yard dash (4.53 seconds), and he finished high in a handful of others to claim the top spot.“It was competitive until the very end. And then he pulled away,” said Jay Floyd, Troup’s strength coach.Towns is coming off a terrific junior season wh...

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Troup putting the work in

After two hours of fast-paced practice Thursday morning, the Troup High football players weren’t done.Troup head coach Lynn Kendall had all of the players line up on one side of the practice field, and they divided into different groups and ran up and down the 100-yard field several times.Troup finished each of its first five preseason practices with some sort of running drill, and head coach Lynn Kendall said it’s a way to test the players’ ability to ...

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In our community: July 31, 2014

Today–FridayThankful Baptist Church at 968 Cannonville Road holds Revival services at 7 p.m. The Rev. Carlton May of Sylvester Baptist Church in Ellenwood will be guest speaker.TodayEvents: A bridge game is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655The Maternal Infant Services Department at West Georgia Health begins the five-week Lamaze Prepared Childb...

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West Point police, GBI investigate sexual assault

West Point Police along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations were investigating a sexual assault this morning.According to West Point police investigators, a woman reported she was assaulted in an open field near a cell tower off Kia Parkway. After the report, detectives and investigators from both agencies combed the area looking for clues.West Point police said this appears to be an isolated incident. There was no information available this morning on the woman...

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Fun with a purpose

Imagine taking trips under the sea, a walk with dinosaurs and saving endangered animals, all without leaving the city limits of Hogansville.It’s just some of what campers with the Hogansville unit of the West Georgia Boys and Girls Club experienced during their annual summer camp. The organization partnered up with the United Way to present a unique theme called “Camp Rangers” and featured all different aspects of the environment. The students studied the world ar...

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