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Alzheimer’s Walk to take place Saturday

To kick off the weekend, locals from all over Troup County will come to together Saturday morning for an important cause. 

The 2019 LaGrange Walk to End Alzheimer’s will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday with the ceremony and walk to follow at 9 a.m. 

Beginning at Vernon Woods Retirement Community, the walk route will cover two miles through the area, rain or shine. 

Each registered walker will receive a wristband and Promise Garden flower in a specific color that signifies a connection to the disease. 

To donate, volunteer or register for the walk go to to act.alz.org and search for LaGrange’s walk. 

In Hogansville, history will take place at 10 a.m. with a historical marker dedication recognizing the attempted assassination of Post Master Isaiah H. Lofton in 1897. 

The Georgia Historical Society and the City of Hogansville will host the event Saturday morning at the intersection of West Main Street and Boozer Street. 

The Isaiah H. Lofton historical marker will also be added to the Georgia Civil Rights Trail.

According to Hogansville City Manager David Milliron, on the national level, it is believed that this event was a contributing factor in the creation of the National Afro-American Council, served as a precursor for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 

This will be the first marker on the Georgia Civil Rights Trail located in Troup County.