Monthly Archives: August 2019

Ribbon Cutting: State of Hope Award

Ribbon Cutting of a State of Hope site here in LaGrange

The Wellroot Family Services in LaGrange was recognized by Georgia’s State of Hope initiative this past Monday. The ribbon cutting brought out many prestigious figures that help shape the state of Georgia and the LaGrange, Troup County community. The ribbon cutting saw Current Lieutenant Governor, Geoff Duncan, Mayor of LaGrange, Jim Thornton, Wellroot CEO, Hale Jones, and not to mention ...

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Four Arrested in Meth Trafficking Investigation

After a lengthy joint investigation by drug investigators with both the LaGrange Police Department and the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, four subjects have been charged in connection to Trafficking Methamphetamine. On August 22, police and sheriff’s deputies arrested Steven Anthony Barber, Toby Joe Payne, Kyleigh Renae Jones, and Summer Joy Nicole Bowles as part of an investigation between the two ...

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Couple Arrested for Stealing Pickup Truck

LaGrange Police have arrested a male and female who allegedly drove off with a man’s pickup truck while it was parked at a local gas station. Sunday night about 9:14 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department responded to the Exxon Mobil Travel Center on Whitesville Road in reference to an Auto Theft. Officers arrived and met with the vehicle ...

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Second Annual L.I.F.E. Festival

The second annual LIFE festival will be held on the weekend of September 6, 2019, and end on September 7th. This event is being held to inform LaGrange natives on its founder, Marquis de Lafayette. Georgia’s governor, House of Representatives, and Senate proclaimed the event takes place on Lafayette’s birthday. General Lafayette was a French aristocrat and military officer who ...

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Obits — August 28, 2019

Striffler-Hamby Velna M. Smith Mrs. Velna M. Smith, 81, of LaGrange, GA peacefully passed away early Sunday morning from Wellstar West Georgia Hospice.  Mrs. Smith was born December 25, 1937 in Clay County, AL to the late K.C. Messer and Ida Mae Pence Messer. For a Number of Years, she was a Monitor on Special Needs buses for the Troup ...

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Community Joins City of LaGrange in August Litter Pickup

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The City of LaGrange held its monthly litter cleanup at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School today. Roughly sixty community members, city leaders as well as city employees participated in the event. This month the city partnered with Berta Weathersbee Elementary. Several other groups participated in today’s cleanup including First Presbyterian Church, Smyrna Baptist Church & Heart to Heart. For next month’s ...

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Christ’s Corner


“But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a desert road.) So he got up and went;” — ACTS 8:26-27 NASB “But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from ...

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Lady Cougars Refuse to Lose, Lafayette Holds Off Heirway, 3-1


Some team character was revealed for the Lady Cougars, and that is a good sign for the immediate future. Lafayette Christian rallied for a 3-1 volleyball win over Heirway Christian Academy on Monday night in the LCS gym. The Lady Cougars had to work hard for the victory. Coach Katie Firth and the Lady Cougars won two of their sets ...

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Donaldson is Heating Up with 32 Home Runs, 29 Doubles

The Atlanta Braves guessed right when they signed Josh Donaldson to a one-year contract for $23 million dollars. Donaldson is starting to pay off with home runs, doubles and home plate high fives. In other words, Donaldson is heating up for the still first place Braves. The Atlanta third baseman is one of the reasons the Braves are keeping the ...

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