Monthly Archives: January 2019

LaGrange Mayor Participating in U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.


LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton was among 250 mayors participating in this year’s U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. this week. The United States Conference of Mayors is a non-partisan organization bringing together mayors from cities with populations of 30,000 residents or more. The four-day event aimed to strengthen local and federal ties. Speakers for this year’s event included cabinet ...

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LaGrange Man Charged with Murder of Teen Found Dead in Car


Police have identified and arrested a man believed to be responsible for the death of 18-year-old Malenko Cooley, who was found deceased with gunshot wounds in a vehicle on Spring Road in LaGrange. LaGrange Police arrested Marquaveous Harris, of Timothy Street, in LaGrange, after a joint investigation with the Newnan Police Department revealed that Cooley was shot during an alleged ...

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*TRAFFIC ALERT* Alternate Route Suggested During Peak Traffic on Country Club Road


The City of LaGrange is encouraging motorists who travel the Country Club Road corridor to consider an alternate route during peak traffic hours near Hollis Hand Elementary School. City crews are repaving Country Club Road while simultaneously constructing The Thread from the roundabout to Pine Tree Drive. Motorists are encouraged to be aware of traffic delays between 2:00-2:45 p.m. weekdays ...

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Troup County School System Comes Together for Literacy and Empowering Youth


When the students from Long Cane Elementary jumped on stage with excitement in their eyes and boldness in their voices while giving their poetry recital and individual precepts from “I Am Somebody”, the crowd waited in anticipation to give cheers of appreciation and claps of approval. The eagerness was the same for Nathan Shelton from Berta Weathersbee Elementary for his ...

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Audio-Visual Film Department at Callaway High School Opens Doors After Remodel


What was once a classroom that contained risers and dozens of students at Callaway High School (CHS) has now been transformed into an audio-visual laboratory for students looking to pursue a pathway and future career in the film industry. The staff and administration at the school recently opened the Audio-Visual Film (AV/F) classroom doors to great fanfare. Zikei Brooks, CHS ...

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Suspect Arrested in Beeman Street Shooting


A suspect in the Beeman Street shooting, where a man was shot in the back in December, was arrested after turning himself into police Thursday evening. Eighteen-year-old Manquavious Jartarvi Jones, of LaGrange, turned himself in at the LaGrange Police Department Thursday evening after warrants were issued for his arrest for his alleged involvement in an Armed Robbery that occurred on ...

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Remembering a Man with a Vision

James R. “Jim” Newman was a longtime member of the board of trustees of the Georgia Press Educational Foundation. He died at 74 on November 26, 2018. He was living in Marietta and died of bone cancer. He was born on August 31, 1994 in LaGrange to James Gardner and Frankie Fling Newman. He graduated from La-Grange High School and ...

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Overnight Lane Closures on I-185 for Striping Start Next Week Muscogee, Harris, and Troup Counties


Georgia DOT crews will begin a project to upgrade the striping on Interstate 185 from the Airport Thruway exit in Columbus to its northern end point at the Interstate 85 intersection on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. The work will be done in overnight shifts, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night, until its anticipated completion in June, 2019. To ...

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Stolen Vehicle Found Wrecked on Whitesville Road

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer Authorities are investigating how a vehicle that was stolen from the Lee’s Crossing area ended up wrecked on the side of the road on Whitesville Road late Wednesday night. Wednesday night about 9:58 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Whitesville Road in reference to a stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle was recovered by Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies ...

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