Monthly Archives: July 2017

Police &Sheriff’s Reports


The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty. • Friday afternoon about 2:58 p.m., LaGrange Police were flagged down at the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting in progress. Police spoke with the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who stated she ...

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Georgia Department of Education Releases Georgia Milestone Assessment Scores

LaGrange, Ga., July 20, 2017 – Today, the Georgia Department of Education released assessment scores for school systems throughout the state. The Georgia Milestones (GMAS) is a more rigorous assessment than the previous CRCT evaluation system. GMAS End of Grades was administered in grades 3-8 and GMAS End of Course was given in grades 9-12. GMAS results are not comparable ...

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Troup County School System Tapped for Innovative Best Practices


LaGrange, Ga., July 20, 2017 – The Bringing Innovative Best Practices to Scale project recently tapped Troup County School System (TCSS) as a district to study as part of their country- wide project initiative. TCSS is the first district to be selected for this honor based on the district’s system- wide dedication to innovative practices focused on student learning and ...

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Community Calendar

• August 1st: Lunch and Learn Series! Join the Troup County Master Gardeners on a Free Horicultural Adventure on August 1 with Fall Vegetable Gardening. Every first Tuesday of every month. Bring your own lunch, 12 – 1 pm at the LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford Street, LaGrange. For more information call 706-8827784. • August 21st: The WellStar West Georgia ...

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Community Holds Ribbon Cutting for the Thread and the Model Mile


There are times in any community where everything stops for an instance, people draw together, and they witness something that they know will forever change their town and the way they live. These are big, huge occasions often with much fan fare and a realization that things are different now and that people will view you community in a different ...

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Teen Passes Away from Whitesville Road Crash

A young woman passed away over the weekend as a result of injuries sustained during an automobile collision that occurred early last week on Whitesville Road near the interstate off ramp. The young female, Lindsey Renea Bowles, of La-Grange, was pronounced deceased Sunday afternoon at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta due to injuries she endured during the July 18 accident. ...

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Police Warn: Trying to Buy Drugs Can Get You Robbed

LaGrange Police are once again investigating a robbery that appears to have been an illegal drug transaction gone wrong. Fortunately, the victim wasn’t hurt this time, but these incidents are all too common, so it’s only a matter of time before the incidents scale beyond robbery. Early Saturday morning about 3:55 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to ...

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Juvenile Charged with Late Night Shooting

LaGrange Police have arrested a 16-year-old teen for allegedly shooting a local man in the stomach and then firing more gunshots at him and others as they tried to help the victim flee the scene. The incident occurred early Sunday morning shortly before 3:21 a.m., when officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 900 block of Whitesville Street ...

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Ex-Brave Alex Wood Discovers Success In Dodger Blue

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Elsie the cow knows that and so does Alex Wood, the Major League pitcher. Wood, the multi-talented lefty and former Braves pitcher, left behind three seasons of “so so” baseball in 2015. Wood was 2120 with the Braves with just one winning season despite striking out 337 batters ...

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Through Trial And Error Asbell Has Found Her Niche


She tried gymnastics, ballet and swimming. None of those sports rocked her boat. It wasn’t until Maggie Asbell was introduced to soccer by her father that she found what she was looking for. The girl has gone from modest and meek on the field to dominating and prolific. Now 17 years old and a senior at LaGrange High School, Asbell ...

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