Monthly Archives: August 2018

Nation’s 1st Pollinator-Friendly Right-of-Way Solar Project Comes To Georgia


Last week, the Georgia Public Service Commission (Georgia PSC) authorized the funding for Georgia Power to construct, own and operate a one-megawatt solar array on Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) property at Exit 14 off Interstate 85, which is known as “The Ray.” Georgia will be the third state in the nation to utilize the grassy shoulder of an ...

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It’s up, up and away to Callaway where you can savor every last moment of Summer this Labor Day Weekend with return of the beloved Callaway Gardens ® Hot Air Balloon Festival for a milestone 20th year. Set for Labor Day Weekend***, Callaway’s annual Balloon Festival offers something for everyone, from majestic, colorful balloons to Callaway Gardens’ unique mix of ...

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School Board Approves $1.4 Million Increase for Troup Gym


During a special called meeting, Troup County School Board reluctantly voted to approve budget increases for the ongoing Troup High School gym construction. The board voted to approve a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $14.1 million for the proposed Troup High Gym. The cost is up $1.4 million over the $12,662,040 price approved in October 2017. School Board Chairman Kirk ...

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Chase for Columbus Kidnapper Ends in Troup County


A high speed chase for a man who hijacked a car in Columbus and kidnapped a small child in the process ended in Troup County with the kid safe and the suspect in handcuffs. Grant Chastain A man allegedly hijacked a vehicle carrying a four-year-old child near Airport Thruway in Columbus Wednesday afternoon. The child’s mother told police that she ...

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Cross Country Season Begins


The 2018 cross country season has officially begun, and high schools across the county are looking to open their schedules. After a set of grueling practices in the Georgia heat this summer, cross country athletes at our local public and private high schools are now ready for a year of intense competition. The Troup High Tigers held their first cross ...

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Troup Demolishes Ridgeland in Season Opener


The Troup High Tiger football team began their season on the road against Ridgeland with a strong 32-0 victory. TheTigersfacedoffagainst a tough team that went 11-2 last year. That didn’t stop them from earning a shutout. The Tiger defense fought hard to limit Ridgeland to zero points and less than 120 yards of offense for the night. The Tigers, who ...

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LaGrange and Callaway JV Softball Break Even in Weekend Games


The LaGrange and Callaway High JV softball teams duked it out in a two-game series this past weekend. The Cavaliers won by a narrow 5-4 margin in the first game before the Lady Grangers rebounded for a 7-4 victory in the latter. Both LaGrange and Callaway varsity softball teams have looked strong this year. The JV match closely mirrors the ...

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Men Mugged Overnight on Houston Street


LaGrange Police are looking to identify an unknown male who reportedly robbed a pair of men on Houston Street late Saturday night. About 2 a.m. Sunday morning, officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 800 block of Houston Street in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery. Officers arrived and spoke to the victims, who reported that they ...

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Police Investigating Pizza Hut Robbery

Police are currently investigating the recent robbery of Pizza Hut in LaGrange from over the weekend. Sunday night about 9:56 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to Pizza Hut on Commerce Avenue in reference to an Armed Robbery. Officers arrived and spoke with the manager on duty, who stated the store had been robbed by two unknown males ...

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Go Realty Takes Home Kickball Cup


Fun was had by all at the annual Not Just for Kicks, The Mother of All Kickball Tournaments, Saturday morning at Shuford Fields in La-Grange. The second annual event served as a fundraiser for the unplanned pregnancy center, First Choice Women’s Center. A total of 17 teams participated in the event, up from last year’s tournament. Many churches, businesses, and ...

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