Monthly Archives: July 2019

Students Learning About Manufacturing


Thyeasha Joseph normally spends her day as a process engineer for Kimberly Clark, but she recently took some personal time to volunteer as a mentor for Troup County School System (TCSS) students participating in SLAM. “One day I was at work and one of our electrical engineers mentioned this camp. On another occasion, my boss mentioned the camp. I thought ...

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Christ’s Corner


Psalms 126:3 “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.” There has been so much going on in the world these days, it’s so easy to be overcome with the sadness and fears that come. Sometimes the people you love the most are the ones who hurt you or disappoint you the deepest. Sometimes the loss of a loved ...

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Police Investigating Juniper Street Drive-By Shooting


Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Juniper Street where gunshots barely missed a pair of victims. Saturday night about 11:42 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Juniper Street in reference to reports of gunshots fired into an occupied vehicle. Officers arrived and met with an adult and ...

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California Teenager Trains at McCluskey, Manning: “This feels like home.”

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Pierce Manning is California-born and LaGrange-ready. The 14-year-old tennis player is indeed from the West Coast of the United States. Manning, one of the top upcoming high school freshmen in the country, is also starting to claim the McCluskey Tennis Center as his part-time residence. For the last five years, Manning has trained at McCluskey in ...

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Auburn is in a Quarterback Quandry, Redshirt Freshman Gatewood Likely to Start

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer The Jarrett Stidham experiment is over. Auburn’s former starting quarterback has packed his bags for the NFL and the New England Patriots after passing for 2,421 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. With Stidham’s departure, Auburn has no quarterbacks who have ever started a college game. The Tigers are in quandary. They still have talent behind ...

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2019 Hummingbird Festival Poster Art Unveiled


The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival committee has selected the artwork to represent this fall’s Hummingbird Festival. Leslie Purcell’s whimsical painting of two colorful hummingbirds on a lush green background was the winning entry in a crowded field of applicants. “We were thrilled to have 39 entries this year,” said Mary Stewart of the Festival committee. “A number of entries came from ...

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LaGrange Mall to Showcase City Favorites

The LaGrange Mall announced that sixty local businesses will be featured at the LaGrange Summer Showcase hosted by the Mall and Troup County News. The event held on Thursday, July 18th from 2:00pm-5:00pm will showcase local food, entertainment, recreation, health, business and more. The community is invited to come see all our area has to offer and show their support ...

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Warrants Issued over Domestic Fight about Gas Money

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police have issued warrants for a local man accused of holding his girlfriend against her will after she refused to give him gas money for a ride to work. Sunday night about 9:20 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Cross Creek Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance. ...

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Alabama Man Robbed After Large Gathering in LaGrange

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer LaGrange Police are investigating an late-night incident on Johnson Street where a man from Alexander City, Alabama was allegedly robbed at gunpoint. Saturday night about 12:16 p.m., officers with LaGrange Police Department responded to Whitesville Street in reference to an Armed Robbery. Officers arrived and met with the male complainant, who stated he had just been ...

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