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Man arrested on sale, possession of methamphetamine

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Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested a LaGrange man on several drug charges after he allegedly tried to sell methamphetamine.Kevin Lamar Allen, 28, was arrested Thursday morning at about 1:17 a.m. at Bull and Broome streets.According to officials, Allen allegedly engaged in the selling of drugs before investigators pulled him over in a parking lot.Allen was arrested and taken to the Troup County Jail. He is facing charges of sale of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and use of communications facilities to complete a drug transaction.

 

Juvenile injured in robbery attempt

Police were investigating an attempted robbery and battery Thursday in the 700 block of Glen Robertson Street.According to reports, police responded to West Georgia Medical Center Thursday about 8:23 p.m. and made contact with an injured juvenile.The juvenile reported he was at the Griggs Recreation Center Wednesday when at about 4 p.m., two unknown males tried to get into his pockets. After he refused them, the two suspects attacked him and broke his jaw.If a...

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West Point expected to purchase new fire truck

West Point Fire Chief Milton Smith requested city council’s approval of an agreement that would allow the fire department to purchase a new fire truck.At the Wednesday morning work session, Smith said four bids for the fire truck were received, and after reviewing proposals and interviewing the companies, fire staff recommended that the truck be purchased from Williams Fire Apparatus out of Ashland, Alabama, who had the lowest bid at $392,697.Smith said since the c...

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Woman accused of theft after returning wallet, thrown against wall

A bathroom argument lead to an alleged battery on Thursday.A woman reported that while she was in a bathroom at Pilot gas station on Whitesville Road, a woman came in asking if she left her wallet in the stall. The victim handed her the wallet, but the woman accused her of stealing $100. The victim got into an argument with the woman and her husband before the man grabbed her by the neck and shoved her against a wall.Both suspects left the scene before police arrived....

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Distracted driving: Talking on cellphone, fiddling with radio causing more crashes on area roads

It didn’t take long for us to reach the crash site.Just 30 minutes into my ride along with the Georgia State Patrol, Post Commander Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Raines was dispatched out to a single-car accident on Towns Road. It wasn’t hard to miss. An SUV sat squarely in front of a large tree trunk, bumper smashed in, window shield shattered and all four airbags deployed inside the car. Fresh black tire treads covered the length of the two lane road where the driver had swe...

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In our community: July 11, 2014

TodayEvents: The Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange hosts a dance and a free beginner Samba lesson at the Lafayette Christian School gym, 1904 Hamilton Road. The beginner Samba lesson will be at 7:30 p.m. and the dance is 8 to 10:30 p.m. Visitor couples are welcome at $20 per couple. Suggested attire is patriotic casual. 706-884-5857Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings...

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Snakes alive!

At this time of the year we get a lot of interesting calls. Snakes tend to top the list.Out of the 46 species of snakes that are known to be found in Georgia, only six are venomous. Only along a small portion of the Coastal Plain are all six found and no single venomous snake specie is found in all 159 Georgia counties.Your chance of getting struck by lightning is far greater than your chance of dying from a poisonous snake bite. The bad guys in question are the copperhe...

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Burglary/TheftA woman from the first block of Sanford Drive reported someone broke into her home and stole a 55 inch RCA flat screen television valued at $1,000, a 47 inch Phillips flat screen television valued at $300, a 60 inch Smart flat screen television valued at $1,200, a Dell touch screen laptop valued at $800, and a Toshiba laptop valued at $500.A man working at an apartment complex in the 100 block of White Oak Drive reported someone stole the a...

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