Monthly Archives: December 2018

Former Shoe Shine Boy Went On to Become Braves Baseball Star

Dreams do come true. Just ask Ralph Garr. He went from virtually nothing to the bright lights and standing ovations. Garr grew up on the poor side. He had limited financial means while growing up in the Deep South. This is a “rags to riches” experience, for sure. Garr spent a good many years of his youth working as a ...

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Pate, Hubbard Hook Up Some 4-Pound Striped Bass


So much for the bone-chilling wind, the red noses and the goosebumps. It was still a good day on West Point Lake for fishermen and best friends, Dustin Pate and Tyler Hubbard. They used their fish finder with precision as they pulled in nine hybrid bass and stripers last Wednesday morning and afternoon. Some of their striped bass weighed up ...

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Presidential Scholar Nominee Finds Out Results Next Month


Antavious McCarden knows the stress of paying for college is real. As a senior at Troup High School, he has been researching the cost of college attendance and has been accepted into Mississippi State University. He has also applied at University of Alabama and University of Georgia. McCarden recently learned that he was officially selected as the district academic nominee ...

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• Every Monday: Al-Anon-7:00 p.m. at Dallas-Dodd Presbyterian Church, 1244 Wares Cross Road, LaGrange. • The “Movers and Shakers” Line Dance class will be held at Springfield Baptist Church / Hogansville, GA on Mondays at 6pm to 7pm. Class is free. • The Optimist Club of LaGrange meets for lunch every Monday at noon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. ...

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New Year’s Eve Chicken Wings


Ingredients: cooking spray 2 quarts vegetable oil for 1 pound carrots, cut into sticks 6 ribscelery, cut into sticks 2 cupsblue cheese salad dressing frying 5 pounds chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded 1 cuphotwing sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Heat vegetable oil in a large ...

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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 12-31-2018

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 7:10 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting. Police arrived and met with Loss Prevention employees, who advised they observed a female, later ...

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Man Gets 50 Years for Child Molestation, Incest

Vincent Wayne Sievert

Earlier this month, a Troup County man pled guilty to multiple counts of child molestation that occurred over a period of 15 years. On December 11, Vincent Wayne Sievert pled guilty to a single count of Incest, two counts of Aggravated Child Molestation, and four counts of Child Molestation as a result of a negotiated plea agreement with the Coweta ...

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Obits — Monday, December 31, 2018

Higgins Micheal Lewis Parham Micheal Lewis Parham, age 59, of LaGrange, passed away on December 17, 2018 at his residence. He was born on November 27, 1959 to the late Lewis Kimsey Parham and Beulah Matheson Parham in Seneca, South Carolina.  His parents preceded him in death.  Mr. Parham was Baptist by faith. Survivors include his son, Mitchell “Mitch” Parham; ...

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Tornado Siren on Country Club Road to be Relocated


The City of LaGrange wants to advise the public that the tornado siren located on Country Club Road at Lane Circle will be relocated to Country Club Road at Redline Alley. City crews plan to move the tornado siren in the next several weeks due to construction of The Thread on Country Club Road. The siren will also be mounted ...

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City of LaGrange Updates Dog Tethering Ordinance

The LaGrange City Council recently voted to update the current dog tethering ordinance, limiting tethering materials and requiring adequate shelter for outside pets. The previous ordinance requires dogs to be on a trolley line or in a fenced area if left outside. The following items were added to the updated ordinance: Chains are no longer allowed as tethering material. The ...

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