Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tigers Slam Central Carrollton; Crowe Joins The 5,000-Yard Club


It was a Montez Crowe kind of night. Not only was the Troup High senior quarterback named the homecoming king on Friday night, Crowe also led the Tigers to a 35-14 shellacking against Central Carrollton in a Region 5-AAAA football game that had its fair share of highlights and suspense. Homecoming corsages were on the line, as well as one ...

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Roundball Heaven: Enthusiasm Returns For Lady Warriors, Coach Major


On the ladder of success at LaGrange Academy, girls basketball is near the top. “Basketball is one of our big sports,” said Lady Warriors junior forward Felicity Liechty. “We can play and finish at the rim. We’re aggressive on defense, and we’re trying to get into shape.” The LaGrange Academy girls will be doing a lot of running, jumping, defending, ...

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Panthers Edge LaGrange, 25-18; Cavaliers, Lafayette Christian Win

Grangers head football coach Dialleo Burks could not have been prouder of his team even if they had won, and they didn’t. LaGrange High closed out an 0-10 season on Friday night on the road, but the Grangers played some “lights out” football in a heartbreaking 25-18 loss to the Chapel Hill Panthers in a Region 5-AAAA game in Douglasville. ...

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Braves Get Down To Business; Atlanta Re-signs Flowers At $4M

He does cast a shadow. At 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Tyler Flowers is a mountain of a man. By trade and very much on purpose, Flowers plays Major League baseball for gain and pain. He does squat down for a living with his tools of ignorance – his knee guards, his face mask and his thick leather glove. Flowers toils ...

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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. • Thursday night about 9:48 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Dominos Pizza on Corporate Plaza Drive in reference to counterfeit money. Officers arrived and spoke with the manager, who stated that they received a ...

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Statewide Law Enforcement Warn of DUI Nightmares on Halloween


Safety issues for trick-or-treaters and parents also highlighted for the mid-week holiday (ATLANTA) Halloween is a time for making memories, not causing nightmares so the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is warning this year’s partiers that buzzed driving is still drunk driving no matter how good your costume is. Nationwide in 2015, 55 people were killed in drunk driving-related crashes ...

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Serendipity Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Storefront


Local business is continuing to take off here in La-Grange and Troup County. With Great Wolf quickly on the way, the new downtown hotel slated to open in November, and many other businesses arriving or either expanding, there has never been a better time to do business in La-Grange. This past Friday afternoon, October 27th, a local business that has ...

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Halloween Op Ed: Historical, Economic, and Cultural Impacts

We have hit the thick of fall, with all of the sights, sounds, and colors rushing headlong into winter. For many, this is the best time of year with fire kissed colors, cooler air, and pumpkin spiced everything. With all of the beauty of the holiday comes another favorite pastime for many: Halloween. For those that love frights, haunted houses, ...

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Community Calendar

• November 7th: Lunch and Learn Series! Join the Troup County Master Gardeners on a Free Horicultural Adventure on November 7 with 2 and 4 Cycle Engine Maintenance, Brian Maddy. 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 706-882-7784. • November ...

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Scarfing Down Weed Doesn’t Prevent Drug Charge


LaGrange Police arrested a man for misdemeanor drug possession Thursday evening, despite his not-so valiant attempt to avoid the charge simply by eating the evidence. Thursday evening about 6:35 p.m., patrol officers with the LaGrange Police Department were in the area of Whiting Street near Barry Avenue when officers observed a blue Chevrolet Impala with a seat belt violation. A ...

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