Monthly Archives: September 2019

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Shooting Suspect after Standoff that Wasn’t

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Tommy Murphy Staff Writer Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a suspect accused of shooting man on West Point Road. Wednesday morning, just before 10 a.m., Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in reference to subject who had been shot. Investigators made contact with the 25-year-old victim at the Emergency ...

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Troup High School Air Force Junior ROTC Remembers 9/11

THS AFJROTC 9-11-2019 (19)

September 11th is a day that is etched in the minds of many, but most of the students participating in the 9-11 memorial ceremony that took place at Troup High were not born until after that day. The flag ceremony, hosted by the Troup High School Air Force Junior ROTC, was held in remembrance of those who perished that fateful ...

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Obits — September 18, 2019

 McKibben  James R. Farmer Mr. James R. Farmer, 82, of Hogansville, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Farmer was born October 2, 1936, in LaGrange, son of the late Jim and Beatrice Grizzle Farmer Powell. A veteran of service in the U.S. Navy, he retired as a service man from Newnan Utilities and ...

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March of Dimes Golf Extravaganza


Working to impact the lives of mothers and children is a goal that is set forth by the March of Dimes organization. Each and every day there are mothers and infants that struggle from the complications of giving birth or from their pregnancy alone. Luckily they have March of Dimes to be by their side aiding them with the necessary ...

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Callaway Highschool Homecoming Court


Next week, Callaway High School will celebrate its 24th Homecoming. Recently, the student body selected its Homecoming Court for 2019-2020. They are pictured as follows (l-r front) Callie Shelton, Emily Bokoko, Jada Rhodes, Lejorey Sanders, Kourtney Grier, Ashley Bowden, Latieyah Anderson, Jala Williams & Shania Woodard. Back row (l-r) Tate Johnson, Jacob Freeman, Duke Simpson, Markus Morman, Wesley Marchman, Christian ...

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Man Arrested for Pulling Gun in Tennant Dispute

LaGrange Police have arrested a local landlord after he allegedly pulled a gun on his tenant after being told to stay away from the location by a judge. Saturday morning about 10:10 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Juniper Street in reference to a dispute. Officers arrived and made contact with the residents ...

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Swimming is Nothing but a Chlorine Rush for Kylee Motley


No longer is “no” the correct answer. After two years away from the competitive waters, Kylee Motley is back with the Troup County Sharks. Motley recommitted to swimming and the Sharks in August. She is glad she returned despite the sore muscles and the 1,000-yard workouts at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center pool. The swimming experience is becoming crystal clear ...

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County Recognizes Longtime Employees, Lifts Freeze to Hire Five More

Deputy Cindy Jones, Detention Officer Lashonta Gray, Deputy Edward Haralson, Cpl. Stephen D’Angelo, James Kinnersley, Harvey McCord, Dan Smith, Renzo Bates Jr., and Firefighter Andres Harrilson (left to right)

During Tuesday’s Troup County Board of Commissioners Meeting, the county recognized several longtime employees for their service and agreed to hire a few more. The county opened the meeting by recognizing Troup County Chief Finance Officer Hurbert “Buddy” Cashwell, Deputies Cpl. Stephen D’Angelo and Edward Haralson, of the Sheriff’s Office; Mental Health Coordinator Tiffany Hutchinson, and Deputy Marshal Christopher McGhee ...

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Donaldson, Braves are Meshing, a New Contract is Imminent

Veteran third baseman Josh Donaldson has worn a lot of hats in his Major League baseball career. He has played for the Cleveland Indians, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics. But his favorite stop on the big league circuit seems to be the Atlanta Braves. Donaldson grew up a Braves fan in Pensacola, Fla. In his baby-faced youth, ...

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2019 Chamber Breakfast and Valor Awards

Sheriff James Woodruff, Randy Robertson, Geoff Duncan, Ryder Duncan, and others, stand with some of the Sheriff’s Office that were recipients of Valor Awards. 2019 Chamber Breakfast and Valor Awards

Melanie Turner Editor On Tuesday, the Chamber had its monthly breakfast, but it was not the normal breakfast. This time, they met together to honor those that serve in the community that have performed acts of valor in the past year. Also joining Chamber members were Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and his family, Senator Randy Robertson, Representative Randy Nix, and ...

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