Monthly Archives: March 2019

Citizen Helps Police Nab Drug and Theft Suspects


Tommy Murphy Staff Writer As the saying goes, “if you see something, say something.” That’s what happened over the weekend to help capture two theft suspects, after they were spotted by a citizen suspiciously running down New Franklin Road. Sunday evening about 6:10 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 500 block of New Franklin Road in ...

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Man Charged with Vehicular Assault

Jamie Heath

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer Police have charged a man with Aggravated Assault after he allegedly attempted to run another vehicle off the roadway. Early Saturday morning about 2 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the police department parking lot in reference to a man trying to punch his way into a vehicle in an apparent road rage ...

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2019 West Georgia Choral Arts Festival Held at Callaway Auditorium

West Georgia Choral Society directed by Betty Biggs. 2019 West Georgia Choral Arts Festival Held at Callaway Auditorium

Staff Writer The 2019 West Georgia Choral Arts Festival filled the Callaway Auditorium at LaGrange College last Saturday, March 9th. It was standing room only inside the auditorium, and parking may have required additional walk time if you didn’t arrive early for the event. The festival is in its fourth year of providing excellence in community choral music and is ...

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Making the Rounds


Melanie Turner Editor If anyone missed the LaGrange Humane Society’s outing the past weekend, there will be other sightings in the future. With their new mobile unit stocked up and ready to go they are going to be on the move working diligently to find homes for the animals that have been placed in their care. This new unit is ...

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City of LaGrange, DASH Receive CHIP Grant

The City of LaGrange and DASH received a CHIP, or Community Home Investment Program, grant in the amount of $464,700. The CHIP program is a part of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, or DCA. This money will be used to construct three craftsman style homes in the Hillside community. DASH of La- Grange will be in charge of the ...

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Christ’s Corner

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV) In today’s world, we are no strangers to tragedy, but this past week has been a tough one for a couple that ...

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Police Investigating Hit and Run

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police are investigating a hit and run that was reported near Shuford Fields. Friday evening about 5:54 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the intersection of Ragland Street and Calumet Center Road in reference to a hit-and-run collision. Police arrived and spoke to the victim, that his vehicle and trailer had been ...

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Browning Exits with “Big Bass” Award after Catching 5.8-pound Largemouth


Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Not everybody has the skills, the intellect or the muscles. Hunter Browning is the exception. The 14 year old from LaGrange has all of the necessary equipment to catch a freshwater largemouth bass. He did just that on Sunday morning on West Point Lake. Browning, the freshman from Troup High School, outfought a 5.8-pound largemouth. That ...

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