Monthly Archives: January 2017

Strickland Leads, Troup Follows For Area Wrestling Championship


It had been a long time since the Troup High wrestlers last won an Area Traditional Tournament title. Too long, in fact, for the Tigers. The Troup High drought was broken on Saturday, however. The Tigers drank from the championship water fountain for the first time in 14 years as they rolled to the Area 5AAAA Tournament title at LaGrange ...

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Mr. And Miss Troup High School Competition


The Student Council of Troup County High School is excited to host the ‘Mr. and Miss THS’ competition on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The goal of this annual event is to recognize and reward those students who have excelled in a variety of academic, extracurricular, and community service pursuits. Admission is $3 ...

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English For Speakers Of Other Languages Students Shine With Excellence


LaGrange, Ga., January 27, 2017 – Stephanie Rodas Lopez and Malini Patel, both 7th grade English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students at Gardner Newman Middle School, each received an Award of Excellence after reciting two English language poems at a Poetry Recitation competition in Coweta County. Mrs. Ginger Hughes, the student’s ESOL teacher, has helped the students better ...

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Sheriff James Woodruff Makes Presentation To Kiwanis Club


Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff presented information involving the actions and activities of the Sheriff’s Department. The presentation included citizens’ awareness of scams, criminal activities, interaction with our schools, and a request for support for upcoming legislative actions that could bring much needed salary relief for the Sheriff’s staff. ‘We have a huge investment in training and experience in our ...

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Gunshot Fired In Domestic Incident

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a local man on domestic violence charges after he allegedly attacked and assaulted a female family member with a gun. Deputies were called to the domestic disturbance early Tuesday morning and determined that Charles Combs, of LaGrange, had apparently fired a handgun during a domestic confrontation with a female relative. Investigators ...

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Grand Marshal Selected for First Annual Mardi Gras Parade


Written by John Cashen with Contributions by Jeremy Andrews Heroes don’t always wear a cape. They may not loom larger than life, leap tall buildings, or catch the bad guys. True heroes are the ones who say this is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better. One such is example is lifelong LaGrange resident William Cornelius ...

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Community Leaders Explain The Reality Of Racial Trust Building

After Warren Temple United Methodist Church hosted a historic event of white and black, public civilian and law enforcement reconciliation, it was time to turn words of encouragement and restoration into actions. People rarely struggle with finding the words to explain their situations or apologize for their mistakes, but following the verbiage, people have a hard time understanding the next ...

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