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UGA Extension retiree honored for 25 years of service

During the Troup County Board of Commissioners’ Thursday meeting, UGA Extension County Administrative Assistant Shirley Gilliam was honored ... Read more | Add your comment

The Exchange at 1105 celebrates success with ribbon cutting

When Hannah Callahan stepped foot on 1105 S. Davis Street in January, the land that was set to ... Read more | Add your comment

Red alert: Wellstar bars visitors as COVID cases rise

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the region, Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center has changed ... Read more | Add your comment

Hogansville native starts teen program

Jennifer Crowder has worked with children for over 30 years in every imaginable capacity. Now, the Hogansville native has ... Read more | Add your comment

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TCSS schools named on state’s Reward list

Recently, the Georgia Department of Education released its list of 2020-2021 Reward Schools and two Troup County elementary schools made the list – Franklin Forest ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:00 pm

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OUR VIEW: Thanks to Kelsey for 25 years of service

The LaGrange City Council honored City Manager Meg Kelsey on Thursday on her 25 years of working for the city. Kelsey, who has been the city’s ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Friday, July 30, 2021 10:30 am

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Fayette County man arrested for sexual exploitation of children

A Fayette County man has been arrested on four counts of sexual exploitation of children for allegedly distributing child pornography, according to a press release ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Friday, July 30, 2021 10:00 am

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SMITH COLUMN: Jon Fabris is still coaching

Jon Fabris is still coaching — this time, however, it is akin to home schooling since his instructional expertise is reserved exclusively for a most ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:30 am

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LaGrange City Council honors City Manager Meg Kelsey for her 25 years of service to the city

LaGrange City Manager Meg Kelsey was recognized for her 25 years of service to the city Tuesday night. Mayor Jim Thornton sprung the recognition on Kelsey, ... Read more

by Shiann Sivell, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:00 am

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YARBROUGH COLUMN: Final Olympic memory a lasting one

One last word about the 25th anniversary of the Centennial Olympic Games and then we will move on.  Nostalgia is not one of my strong ... Read more

by Dick Yarbrough, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:30 am

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TCSS students under 18 can have free breakfast and lunch

For the second year in a row, Troup County School System students 18-years-old and younger will be eating one free breakfast and one free lunch ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:00 am

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TURES COLUMN: Let’s cheer on USA athletes

I can’t believe I even need to write this column, but it has become fashionable by some politicians and pundits who claim to “love America,” ... Read more

by John A. Tures, Thursday, July 29, 2021 8:30 am

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LaGrange woman survives being shot, recovers and starts insurance business

A tragic event threatened to change a young LaGrange woman’s life forever, but it didn’t stop her from achieving success. At 23-years -old, shooting survivor ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Thursday, July 29, 2021 8:00 am

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LPD investigating shooting at Lee’s Crossing Apartment Homes parking lot

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating after subjects were seen shooting at each other in the parking lot of the Lee’s Crossing Apartment Homes on ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 pm

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SMITH COLUMN: Sarah McKinney

Sarah McKinney has an enlarged heart.   Before going any further, be comforted that her big heart is not a medical liability but an asset ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:30 am

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LaGrange woman arrested on murder charges

A LaGrange woman was arrested for her alleged involvement in a July 17 murder in Valley, Alabama. According to a press release, investigators with the Valley ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:00 am

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COLUMN: Ignoring his eyes upon us

My freedom, my rights, my choices!” My, my, my, how many times have we heard those expressions! “You can’t make me do something I don’t ... Read more

by Lynn Gendusa, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:30 am

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Hogansville Elementary set for huge shoe donation

Students at Hogansville Elementary School will start the school year with new tennis shoes thanks to a generous donation from Pedal Forward Community Bike Shop, ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:00 am

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Those SEC chants may get louder

Unfortunately, as a nation, we’re fairly divided right now. Try to talk to your neighbor about politics or your co-worker about the COVID-19 pandemic, and ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:30 am

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Women to run 14 kilometers to promote human trafficking awareness

On Saturday, July 31, starting by 8:30 a.m., two women will run 14 kilometers on the Pine Mountain Trail to raise awareness of human trafficking. They ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:00 am

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LaGrange City Council discusses Handley Street sidewalk issues as Phoenix Crossing construction continues

The LaGrange City Council voiced probable solutions to the sidewalk issue that has been affecting the Handley Street neighborhood since construction started on the Phoenix ... Read more

by Shiann Sivell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:00 am

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LPD investigating after subjects seen shooting at one another at Lee’s Crossing Apartments

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating after subjects were seen shooting at each other in the parking lot of the Lee’s Crossing Apartment Homes on ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:22 pm

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Local Groundz Coffee Co. to open in August

A new coffee shop, located at 407 N. Greenwood Street, will open in LaGrange on Aug. 7. Located on the Granger Park portion of The ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:00 am

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BOWN COLUMN: Lost in Yellowstone Chapter 1: The journey begins

Perhaps I should introduce by saying that the days of the week will forever be defined by the seven days of that journey. Today, Tuesday, ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:30 am

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Memorial concert held for late LaGrange High teacher, Marty Davis

On Saturday, First Baptist Church On The Square at 100 Broad Street hosted a concert in memory of Marty Davis, a former music teacher at ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:00 am

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Continue to be patient with restaurants amid job shortage, other COVID-19 issues

A few months ago we wrote an editorial asking the public to be generous and understanding when out to eat or when shopping at a ... Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:30 am

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Hogansville hosts Freedom Gospel Festival over weekend

On Saturday, Hogansville’s first Freedom Gospel Festival took place at Calvin Hipp Park. Event co-organizer and Hogansville City Council Member Toni Striblin said it went ... Read more

by Cole Trahan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:00 am

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LaGrange Fire Department douses house fire

The LaGrange Fire Department responded to a residential house fire on Mooty Bridge Road Friday night. Read more

by Shiann Sivell, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 8:00 am

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Troup County Sheriff’s Office searching for armed robbery suspect

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in connection to an armed robbery that occurred last Wednesday, July 21.  Read more

by FROM STAFF REPORTS, Monday, July 26, 2021 4:25 pm