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Harris County man arrested for local burglary

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The Troup County Sheriffs Office announced Tuesday investigators made a key arrest in a burglary from a home in southern Troup County.Investigators arrested and charged 23-year-old Jeremy H. Koone of Harris County with one count of burglary in the first degree. They say Koone took several hundred dollars worth of precious metals from a house.Koone is currently in the Troup County jail awaiting a bond hearing.


2014 LaGrange Cotillion Club members announced

Seventeen debutantes will be presented by the LaGrange Cotillion Club at Del Avante Event Center on Dec. 29, 2014. These debutantes were guests at a Mother-Daughter Salad Dinner hosted by Holly and Jordan Reese at their home on July 29.The 2014 members include Anna Beth Aldridge, Chloe Battle, Mary Alex Burch, Alex Davison, Mary Kathryn Hardigree, Hannah Hale, Rachel Ann Harry, Skye Mauldin, Anna Myers, Jennifer Ochsenknecht, Riley Penn, Jordan Reese, Chandler Tilley, Hayes Vinson,...

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Sorority hosts cook off for community service projects, scholarshipsAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Theta Xi Omega chapter hosts a couples cook-off to raise fund for community service projects and annual scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to rising freshman at collegiate-level institutions of Coweta, Harris, Meriwether and Troup counties. The cook-off will take place at Lafayette Square in LaGrange on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person...

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Man cited for animal cruelty after leaving dog in hot car

An area man was charged with cruelty to animals after leaving his dog in a hot car Tuesday evening.According to a police report, the suspect was charged after a good Samaritan spotted the animal inside a vehicle parked in the Broome Street parking deck without any visible food or water and with the windows barely cracked, according to police.Once police arrived, they ran the vehicle’s tag registration and obtained the owner’s name. Police attempted to contact...

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DASH opens apartment units in Hogansville

The first DASH – Dependable Affordable Sustainable Housing – project in Hogansville held its grand opening ceremony Tuesday for Stony Ridge Apartments, after breaking ground in November 2013.DASH founder and Chairman Ricky Wolfe thanked Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz and city officials for allowing a DASH project in the city to address the city’s housing needs.

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Checkpoint leads to drug arrest

A police traffic safety checkpoint on Ragland Street on Tuesday afternoon netted a LaGrange man who was charged with felony possession of prescription drugs outside their original container.David L. Soltis, 56, of Page Street, was arrested after being stopped at the checkpoint and attracting officers’ attention by acting nervously. After verifying the man’s identity, officers learned he was driving on a suspended license and had previous arrests, according to police rep...

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The article “Country Club area residents voice concerns on rezoning of proposed subdivision” published in the Aug. 14 edition contained an error.The article stated that the homes would be between 8,500 to 13,000 square feet, however it should have stated that the land lots, not the homes, would be between 8,500 to 13,000 square feet.We regret the error.

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SWAT team called to standoff in Powder Springs

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Special Weapons And Tactics team has been called to a Powder Springs residence after they say a man barricaded himself inside after a fight with his wife.CBS Atlanta reports that some neighbors living near the home along Spring Mountain Road have been evacuated.Cobb County police were sent to the home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during...

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In our community: Aug. 20, 2014

TodayEvents: Callaway Cattle Co. in Hogansville hosts Mom's Day on the Farm, a free event for moms who wants to experience today's modern beef story including “mom's day out” with hands-on experiences, free tour, free lunch and a goodie bag. Participants may register at and register for Callaway Cattle Company Farm. Space is limited. Tina Yearta at Troup County Farm Bureau, 706-882-233...

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Grangers tune up for Cavaliers

When a football coach talks about the keys to a game, winning the turnover battle is usually at or near the top of the list.In a game where the two teams are fairly evenly matched, the team that does the best job of hanging on to the ball usually has a great chance to prevail.Friday’s preseason game between LaGrange and Newnan was a prime example of that.The Grangers did a lot of things well on offense, but they turned the ball over three times in the fi...

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Maynard an impact player for Cavs

There are plenty of speedy players on the Callaway roster, and nobody can pick ‘em up and put ‘em down faster than Cedric Maynard.Maynard, a junior who plays running back and linebacker, showed how fast he is during the team’s Ironman competition in July when he delivered a scorching time in the 40-yard dash.“He had our fastest 40 time,” Callaway offensive coordinator Matt Napier said. “He’s really, really explosive.”...

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Panthers gear up for season

They’re off and running.The LaGrange College Panthers, with a new season less than three weeks away, are in the midst of their first full week of preseason practice.The Panthers held their first practice on Friday, and they’ll go at it hard leading up to the season opener on Sept. 7 at Birmingham Southern.For the first time in the history of the program, someone other than Todd Mooney is leading the Panthers in preseason practice.Matt Mu...

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Lady Cavs fall short on road

Brittany Mitchell stayed red-hot with her third home run of the season, but that wasn’t enough to keep the Callaway Lady Cavaliers from falling to Landmark Christian 10-2 on Tuesday.The Lady Cavaliers fell to 4-4 on the season, and they have two games remaining before they begin their Region 5-AAA schedule.The Lady Cavaliers were coming off a 3-2 performance in the Callaway Classic, and first-year head coach Ashley Summerlin said the team is trying to find some con...

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Prayer vigil to promote peace, unity

Local religious leaders hope a community gathering planned for Thursday in the heart of downtown LaGrange will help spark stronger ties between area residents and local law enforcement.Organizer Jeffery Henderson, associate pastor of Grace Christian Center, said the idea for the vigil stems from current, violent anti-police protests seen in the wake of the shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri teen earlier this month.“I saw something tragic,” said Henderson. ̶...

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Chef Kelcy Swickard of Wind Creek Hospitality will visit Market on Main on Saturday with his 26-foot food truck in tow.Early Saturday morning, he will peruse the farmers’ tables, set up as they are each Saturday morning in Carmike Cinema’s Main Street parking lot, to see what is available from their gardens. The market will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.Based on his findings, Swickard will prepare “tastes” of those items for all to enjoy...

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WP receives more land for river park

The City of West Point now owns 124 more acres along the Chattahoochee River that was donated by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) earlier this year.In previous years, TPL had donated land to the city to use for West Point River Park. On Friday, 101 acres of land immediately north of the park and a conservation easement over another adjacent 23 acres for the protection of its natural resources was turned over to the city from TPL.

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Schools promote rules at Callaway Stadium

Troup County School System will be sending home a copy of rules for Callaway Stadium this week to bring home for parents.Administration is asking parents and students to review the rules for safety.The school system released the following:“We are excited about the 2014-2015 football season for CHS, LHS and THS! Our goal is to enjoy the competition on the field and the ...

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Woman struck by lightning

A 30 year woman is back home this morning, after indirectly being struck by lightning at a residence in the 300 block of Maley Road.According to the Troup County Sheriffs Office, it happened around 7 p.m. Monday. Deputies say the woman was standing in a doorway during a fast moving thunderstorm, when lightning hit her yard, indirectly striking her.The sheriffs office said the woman was then taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

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