Monthly Archives: July 2018

Obituaries–July 30, 2018

LAKES DUNSON ROBERTSON  Amanda Mae Cotton Mrs. Amanda Mae Cotton was born February 26 to the late John Patterson and Mandy Alsberry Patterson in LaGrange (Troup County) Georgia. She was employed by City County Hospital. Mrs. Cotton was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Sammy Lee Cotton, a union that has lasted fifty-nine years. On the morning of Thursday, July ...

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Police Reports–7-30-2018

Thursday afternoon about 1:28 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Dollar General on Colquitt Street in reference to Shoplifting. Officers arrived and made contact with the manager who stated that she observed a subject, later identified as Courtney Grant, conceal a red hat, valued at $10, in a bag with some items that he had previously purchased. The manager advised that ...

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Georgia River Network’s Fall Float on the Flint Returns Oct. 6-8


Georgia River Network (GRN), creator of Paddle Georgia, an annual weeklong summer canoe/kayak camping adventure, will return to the Flint River this October for its fifth edition of Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint. The event is set for Oct. 6-8, charting a course from Baconton, just downstream from Albany, to near Bainbridge. Online registration is now open at ...

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Rock Removal (Blasting) Operation Begins Week of July 29th at LaGrange-Callaway Airport


Troup County citizens need to be aware of rock removal (blasting) operations taking place on LaGrange Callaway Airport property. The blasting will occur randomly during the anticipated two week period of July 29th August 12th between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The blasting will take place on the runway extension project near the intersection of Pegasus Parkway ...

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Liberty Hill: An Antebellum River Estate


Liberty Hill, located less than a mile west of the Chattahoochee River on Liberty Hill Road, was built in the late 1830’s or early 1840’s by John T. Boykin, a pioneer Troup County resident. As described by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Liberty Hill is a significant example of an antebellum river estate that was sustained by the booming ...

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Suspected Ecstasy Dealer Arrested


LaGrange Police arrested a man on felony drug charges after a large amount of Ecstasy pills were found in his vehicle shortly after a traffic stop. Wednesday morning about 10:40 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were on patrol in the area of Fair Street near Greenville Street when they encountered a black Chevrolet Malibu. A subsequent tag check ...

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Georgia Milestones Assessment Scores Reveal Both Areas of Student Gains and Needed Improvements

When the Georgia Department of Education released assessment scores for school systems throughout the state today, Troup County School System (TCSS) leaders were already in discussions about improving student achievement. TCSS uses the summer months to review Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) results and make instructional adjustments. For the past three years, scores from GMAS have been used as one ...

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Warrants Issued after Man Flees from Traffic Stop

LaGrange Police have issued warrants for the arrest of Ladarius Truitt after he allegedly fled from police during a traffic stop and learned his vehicle was about to be searched. Late Wednesday night about 11:46 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department were conducting stationary patrol sitting in the parking lot of Ikkie Food Mart on Hamilton Street when they ...

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AFC Lightning Troup Teams Hold Practice Scrimmage


The newly-merged AFC Lightning Troup club teams returned to the practice field Thursday for the group’s second practice. Separated into different groups based on their divisions, the AFC players varied in age and ability, with different coaches responsible for each group. Practice kicked off with conditioning exercises, and for one younger division, a lesson in etiquette. Because they didn’t help ...

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Local High Schools Start Practice Ahead of Fall Season

NFL legend Alex Gibbs coaching the Grangers.

Local Troup County high schools geared up for the upcoming fall season by starting practice last week. The start to football season begins August 9th-10th when all schools have their preseason scrimmage. The regular season will not begin until August 17th for the Grangers and August 24 for Callaway and Troup. The upcoming season proves to be an important one ...

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