Monthly Archives: March 2020

West Point Enacts Curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

On Wednesday, the Mayor and City Council of West Point followed their counterparts in La- Grange by updating their emergency ordinance to close certain non-essential businesses and prohibit gatherings of 10 or more for the duration of the emergency. Unlike La-Grange and the County, West Point took the measures a step further and instated a curfew from 10 p.m. to ...

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What to Do While You Stay at Home

Melanie Turner Editior Most of the news right now centers on the Corona Virus, but one of our readers had a good suggestion as to what we could put in the paper so that it wouldn’t be all about the virus. The topic is What to Do While You Stay at Home. Whether you normally stay at home, or if ...

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Obits — March 29, 2020

Striffler Hamby Otis J. Abernathy Otis J. Abernathy, 87, of LaGrange, Ga died March 25, 2020 at his home. Mr. Abernathy was born May 24, 1932 in Chambers County, Alabama, son of the late William M. Abernathy and Mary Leila Shockley Abernathy. He had lived in the LaGrange area since July 1962 and was a member of the First Baptist ...

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Troup County Board of Assessors to Offer Email Services Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Due to the rising concerns of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the Troup County Board of Assessors will offer email services to accept select forms contingent upon specific noted conditions to offer additional methods of delivery and decrease the amount of person-toperson contact. Specifically, the Troup County Board of Assessors will receive Personal Property Returns, forms PT-50P, PT-50M and PT50A, via email ...

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Troup County State Court Rescheduled Court Sessions

Due to the growing concerns of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the current Statewide Judicial Emergency in the State of Georgia, the following Troup County State Court changes have been made to currently scheduled sessions: March 30, 2020 pre-trials are rescheduled to May 20, 2020. April 2, 2020 traffic court is rescheduled to May 7, 2020. April 3, 2020 non-English arraignment ...

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Mayors and Chairman Discuss Emergency Ordinances

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Friday morning, La-Grange Mayor Jim Thornton hosted Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz, West Point Mayor Steve Tramell, and Troup County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews in a virtual roundtable discussion to go over the recent changes made to each municipality’s emergency ordinance. Mayor Thornton explained that all four emergency ordinance amendments passed by the cities and the county were all based on ...

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Greenwave Brings a Smile to Local Residents

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Melanie Turner Editor Greenwaves have hit the streets. Hogansville Elementary faculty and staff gathered together for a greenwave parade. They had more than 40 cars full of teachers and staff. They rode thru the community for two hours just to see as many of their kids as they could. They even had a police escort. According to April Sanford, “It ...

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Teachers Doing what it Takes to Help their Students


Melanie Turner Editor In these trying times, one of the things that parents are facing is having to home school their children. If you have never been a teacher or home schooled before it is a daunting task. Here in Troup County, our teachers understand this, and not only are making sure the kids get what they need to keep ...

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What’s Happening in Georgia

Melanie Turner Editior On Wednesday evening, there were more than 1,387 confirmed cases of the virus in Georgia. At this time there were 47 deaths. All over Georgia, schools are closed; businesses have closed down or have shut down their dining rooms, and commerce has slowed to an almost crawl. Some counties have even enacted curfews. On the news everyone ...

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Woman Charged for Murder of Abandoned Newborn


After more than a year, justice is finally coming for a newborn baby that was abandoned in a cooler on the side of the road in rural Troup County. On Thursday, Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested Caroline Riley Propes, of Newnan, after DNA evidence linked her to the abandoned baby that was found deceased on the side ...

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