Monthly Archives: January 2019

Relay For Life Troup County

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January 10, 2019 is the kickoff day for the relay this year. It is being held at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center at 6:00 pm. So far, they have raised $12,317.47. Every dollar counts in the fight against cancer. The money raised is used to fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs, and can make a difference in the lives ...

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Police Asking for Help in Identifying Circle K Robbers

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LaGrange Police are looking for two men who robbed a convenience store in Lee’s Crossing on New Year’s Eve. In the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve, around 2:25 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Circle K convenience store on Roanoke Road in reference to reports of an Armed Robbery. Police arrived and met with ...

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Pedestrian Struck by Car on New Franklin Road

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An unidentified male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the Waffle House on New Franklin Road Thursday afternoon shortly after 1:30 p.m. The victim was transported via ambulance to a Columbus trauma center for emergency treatment. Police say he was unconscious at the scene and they are still working to identify him. The victim appeared to have been seriously ...

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Sex Offender Arrested Walking Around Late at Night

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LaGrange Police have arrested a convicted sex offender after he was found walking the streets late at night with a pocket full of drugs. Friday morning about 2:04 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the area of Miami Street in reference to reports of subjects walking in the rain carrying firearms. While in the area, police observed ...

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Surveying to Improve Housing

Melanie Turner Editor The Troup County Center for Strategic Planning, the planning departments of Troup County, La-Grange, Hogansville, and West Point are inviting the community to participate in a survey to help them determine future housing needs. You can’t help or affect change if you don’t voice your opinion. Some of the questions are to give them collective ideas from ...

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Congressman Ferguson Sworn in for Second Term

U.S. Representative Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) was sworn in for his second term representing Georgia’s Third District in the House of Representatives. “I am honored to once again be serving the good people of Georgia’s Third District in Congress,” said Ferguson. “We made so much progress in the 115th Congress to spur economic growth and get government out of the way ...

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Serving the Community by Getting Healthy with Friends

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For the last two years some of the people in the government building have been working toward being healthier. It started with a few people in the probate office and grew. Dieting sometimes sounds like and ugly word, but they have turned it into a fun, and friendly competition. So far this year, 14 people have joined in on the ...

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Who is Our Tax Commissioner and What Does He Do?

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Melanie Turner Editor Shane Frailey is our Tax Commissioner, and he has served our county since 1990. He joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1990 and for 26 years served the community as an officer, a negotiator and various other services to help protect the citizens of Troup County. In 2016 he began the journey of being our Tax Commissioner. In ...

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Warrants Issued for Violent Domestic Incident outside CVS

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police are looking for a man who allegedly punched his wife multiple times during a rolling domestic incident and then pushed her out of their car and fled when she stopped for help. Wednesday afternoon about 1:20 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the CVS pharmacy on Morgan Street in reference to ...

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Car Wreck Leads to Drug Bust

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Tommy Murphy Staff Writer Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man on several drug charges after drugs were found in a car he drove into a ditch during a collision with a deer. Thursday morning about 10:27 a.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Hamilton Road near Border Road in reference to a single vehicle accident with possible injuries. ...

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