Monthly Archives: April 2019

High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians Named

The distinguished honor graduates from all three high schools were recognized during Thursday’s Troup County School Board Meeting. Distinguished honor graduates received all A’s, including a minimum of four Advanced Placement classes.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer At the start of the April Troup County School Board Meeting, the board recognized distinguished honor graduates from all three high schools, including the valedictorians, salutatorians, and STAR students. The board began by recognizing Mary Elizabeth Rabun, of LaGrange High School, for being selected as finalist for the Governor’s Honors Program. Each year, teachers nominate rising ...

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Obits — April 21, 2019

 Striffler-Hamby Donna Horton Moore Mrs. Donna Horton Moore, 66, of Franklin, GA passed away with her family by her side Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice. Donna was born May 16, 1952 in LaGrange, GA to the late Earston Lee Horton, Sr. and Jeanette Agnes Brown Horton. She was an active member of Olive Branch Baptist Church ...

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The Water was Raging in Troup County

Bill Taylor Road

The Water was Raging in Troup County Melanie Turner Editor The Troup County Roads and Engineering Department confirmed reports of extensive localized flooding and fallen trees that caused numerous road closures due to the latest severe weather and excessive rain on Friday. Bill Taylor Road and Wright Road both had portions of roadway that are completely washed out and impassable. ...

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Southeastern Raptors Center Presentation at LaGrange Memorial Library

Andrew Hopkins Explaining, Why the Birds are Called Raptors – Andrea McCravy Displays a Screech Owl

Tammy Greathouse Staff Writer In a celebration of upcoming Earth Day, The Sierra Club and LaGrange Memorial Library partnered to bring an educational event about Birds of Prey. Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center presented a total of 7 raptors. Children and adults alike enjoyed the raptor presentation on Tuesday evening. The birds presented were a screech owl; barn owl; great ...

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White Sox vs Pirates


Buddy Gallaway Staff Writer Pirates face another defeat as the White Sox dominate the field. It was a very pleasant evening with a cool breeze. The first inning saw the Sox taking 7 runs from under the Pirates. The Sox kept a demanding lead throughout the game. The Pirates fought to come back but could not climb out of their ...

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Falcons vs Eagles


Buddy Gallaway Staff Writer It was the calm before last night’s storm. It was a very pleasant afternoon ,a few clouds in the sky and a breeze was blowing. Soccer is not my favorite sport but watching the kids play is very enjoyable. The Falcons go up against the Eagles. The Eagles were the first to get a score. The ...

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