Monthly Archives: May 2019

Obits — May 31, 2019

Striffler-Hamby Cecil Thomas Newbern Sr. Cecil Thomas Newbern, Sr, 79, of LaGrange, GA passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at WellStar Medical Center in LaGrange, surrounded by his family and friends after an 8 month battle with lung cancer. Cecil was born November 24, 1939 in Fort Myers, FL to the late Joe Brown Newbern, Sr and Annie Belle Conrad ...

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Obits — May 29, 2019

Hunter-Allen-Myhand William Roscoe Cooper Mr. William Roscoe Cooper, 81, of LaGrange passed away Friday night at Wellstar Hospice LaGrange. Mr. Cooper was born February 26, 1938 in Benton county Tennessee, the son of the late Marvin Roscoe Cooper and Mrs. Ida Grissom Cooper. Mr. Cooper was retired as a Construction superintendent for Capital City Concrete. Survivors include: his wife Paula ...

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Homeschool Drama Club and Studio Drama Club Musicals


The Homeschool Drama Club and Studio Drama Club at LaGrange Piano and More presented two end-of-semester musicals in May. The Homeschool Drama Club was up first with ‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr,’ on May 10-11. The beloved musical follows beleaguered milkman Tevya as he tries to find suitable husbands for his daughters and includes favorite musical numbers such as ‘Tradition,’ ...

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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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