Monthly Archives: October 2018

Obits–October 31, 2018

Striffler-Hamby Cindy Wilson Cindy Wilson, 44, of West Point, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Emory Midtown Hospital. Cindy was born August 12, 1974 in LaGrange, GA. to the James William Brooks, Jr. and the late Sandra Langford Jersey. Cindy is survived by her husband, Mark Wilson; son, Michael Brooks; daughter, Alex Wilson; brother, Randall Johnson, Mark ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 10-31-2018

Saturday morning about 3:15 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Wal-Mart on New Franklin Road in reference to reports of shoplifting in progress. Officers arrived and met with the manager, who stated he had been watching a young male concealing merchandise in a book bag throughout the store. The manager then pointed out the young male suspect, later identified as a ...

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Sheriff’s Car Show Return a Success


Despite the cloudy skies and a bit of rain, the Ninth Annual Troup County Sheriff’s Office Car Show went off without a hitch and carried on with new organizers over the weekend. The show returned for its ninth iteration with the help of another local car enthusiast, Judy Pruitt, who stepped up to organize the show after the retirement of ...

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Police Investigating Robbery Outside LaGrange Bank

Police are investigating an incident where a woman was robbed at gunpoint outside a bank in Downtown LaGrange over the weekend. Saturday night about 9:23 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the BB& T Bank on Broad Street in reference to an Armed Robbery at an automatic teller machine. Officers arrived and met with the female, who ...

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Theft Dispute Leads to Drug Arrest


LaGrange Police arrested a local man on several charges while investigating a dispute over an alleged theft. Friday afternoon about 1:10 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 700 block of South Greenwood Street in reference to a dispute. Officers arrived and spoke with Michael Joshua Eugene Richardson, who stated he was having an argument with another ...

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Tired of Checking Your Tire Pressure? Here’s a New Way


When was the last time you checked the pressure in your car’s tires? The standard recommendation is to check the pressure and treadmonthly. Formany drivers, however, getting out a tire gauge or looking for a free air pump with built-in pressure reader is simply a bothersome and overlooked chore. Still, the factremains: Drivingon underinflated tires is dangerous. Tires with low ...

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LaGrange Youth Council Members Participate in Georgia Municipal Association’s First Youth Council Symposium

Two LaGrange Youth Council Members participated in the Georgia Municipal Association’s inaugural Youth Council Symposium this past weekend. LaGrange Youth Council members Harrison Lawson and Mizya Blackmon participated in GMA’s first annual Youth Council Symposium in Tybee Island. Lawson, a senior at Troup High School, currently serves as the Vice Chair and Blackmon, a junior at LaGrange High School, currently ...

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John Lennon and Me Wins at Georgia Theatre Conference


The Lafayette Theatre Company’s one-act version of John Lennon and Me brought four awards home from the Georgia Theatre Conference’s Community Theatre Festival in Savannah, Georgia last week. In addition to winning the 2018 Overall Community Play Festival Award, the cast was awarded Best Actress (Annah Lee), Best Director (Amy McDow), and Spirit of the Road (for backstage cooperation and ...

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October, which is Breast Cancer awareness month, reaches its final day but the battle is still on.  Breast Cancer doesn’t stop here.  People around the world are still fighting the fight to beat this monster disease, so even though October is seeing its last day this year let’s not forget the people who must still push forward to try to ...

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“A Tribute to Veterans”


The Troup High School Choral Department will present “A Tribute to Veterans” on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. 80 choral members, under the direction of Kathy Kirby, will share the stage with select students from Long Cane Middle School, under the direction of Asha Brown, Rosemont Elementary under the direction of Halee Kaleel, and Berta Weathersbee and Long ...

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