Monthly Archives: April 2019

Obits — April 14, 2019

 Striffler-Hamby Billie Patton Waters Dr. Billie Patton Waters, age 84, of Columbus, GA, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Spring Harbor in Columbus.  A memorial service was held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, GA.  Dr. Waters’ great nephew, Dr. Andrew Weems, will officiated. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the ...

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Alan R. Hoffman Lectures on Lafayette: Human Rights Advocate

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Tammy Greathouse Staff Writer Our beautiful Fountain on the Square of LaGrange is frequently visited and enjoyed by many. It has long been the site of numerous community events, evening walks, and even marriage proposals. The cascading pure water imparts a composed aesthetic to our downtown environment. It also provides a lovely back drop for numerous family photos and the ...

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Local Trooper Returns to LaGrange as New Post Commander

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Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange native, Scott Jeter, was introduced as the new post commander for the local Georgia State Patrol office during the LaGrange City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Jeter was introduces by former Georgia State Trooper and current La-Grange City Councilman Mark Mitchell, who provided a brief history of the new post commander’s service and accolades. Jeter began ...

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Seeing the Benefits of Tax Reform on Tax Day

Congressman Drew Ferguson As April 15 approaches, American families and small businesses are filing their taxes across the country, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is back in the news. But, despite what you might read on Facebook, the facts are clear: our economy is thriving, wages are going up and tax reform is helping American workers keep more ...

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Feeding The Valley Food Bank Announces Investment for Caterpillar Foundation to Help Fight Hunger

This past Thursday Feeding The Valley Food Bank announced a $30,443.00 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to provide food to more than 12,500 people who face hunger in Troup County. A member of the Feeding America network, Feeding The Valley is one of 30 food banks selected to receive this grant, which helps support local hunger relief efforts. “People who ...

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THINC Students Take Home Awards for HOSA, DECA, First Robotics and National Technical Honor Society

LaGrange, GA., April 12, 2019 – Students at THINC College & Career Academy are earning high honors for their career and technical skills with nationally acclaimed organizations. They’re able to apply some of the skills they learn in the classroom to excel with groups including the healthcare professional group HOSA, the emerging leader and entrepreneur group DECA, the international high ...

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