Monthly Archives: May 2019

Police Investigating Violent Attempted Robbery

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police are investigating an alleged attempted robbery where the victim was stabbed overnight Saturday. Early Sunday morning about 3:20 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in reference to reports of a person who had been stabbed. Police arrived and made contact with the male victim, who was ...

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•Friday & Saturday, May 3 : 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 4 : 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Yard Sale at Bellevue on Ben Hill ST. Something for everyone. Cash Only. All proceeds benefit Bellevue. •Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Save the date! Welcome to Waypoint Veterans Service Center First Annual Veterans Luncheon 11:00 am – 1:30 p.m. It will ...

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Additional Charges for Wanted Subject Found with Felony Drugs

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police arrested a wanted man on additional charges after he was found with a pocket full of illegal drugs. Monday night about 10 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department made contact with a wanted suspect at a traffic safety checkpoint on Murphy Avenue. While making contact with a Buick Lacrosse at the checkpoint, officers ...

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Obits — May 3, 2019

McKibben Holly M. Chip Mrs. Holly Massey Chip, 53, of Grantville, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019. Mrs. Chip was born March 27, 1966, in Columbus, was a 1984 graduate of Harris County High School, and had been an employee of Total System Services. A devout Christian, she had enjoyed pottery lessons and interior decorating and loved planning and hosting ...

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Airforce Heating & Air Suffers “Total Loss” in Fire, Business Continues On

The fire caused remendous losses, but Airforce vows to con

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer Airforce Heating & Air Suffered a major loss overnight Monday after their Corporate Park location was mostly consumed in a fire. Troup County and La-Grange Fire Department fire fighters responded to reports of the fire around 3:37 a.m. Tuesday morning. A 911 caller reported smoke coming from the area. Sheriff’s Deputies were the first to arrive ...

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Police Chief to Deliver Commencement Address

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Louis M. Dekmar, Chief of Police for the LaGrange Police Department for 25 years, will be the featured speaker at LaGrange College’s 188th annual commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. May 18 on the Residential Quad. Dr. Phil Schroeder, director of the Center for Congregational Excellence for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be the baccalaureate speaker ...

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Troup Retired Educators Name the 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipient


The Troup Retired Educators awarded Troup High School student, Catherine Grace Benefield a $1,000 scholarship at their monthly meeting, Thursday, April 25, at Highland Country Club. The scholarship is in honor of Curmilla Furgerson who was an outstanding teacher in the LaGrange and Troup County School Systems. Each year, a student who aspires to become a teacher is selected from ...

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Yankees Split Two Games with Astros, Sammari Pope Launches a Three-run Homer


Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Somebody forgot to tell the Yankees that the game was basically over. They didn’t believe it. The Yankees, the Jason Moore-coached Recreation League baseball team, was confronted with a three-run deficit in the bottom half of the last inning on Tuesday night in LaGrange. The Yankees trailed the heavily-favored Astros, 96. The Yankees were three outs ...

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