Monthly Archives: April 2020

Virginia Murder Suspect Arrested in LaGrange

Troup County Sheriff's Deputies and LaGrange Police swarmed the murder suspect after he was spotted in LaGrange.

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have apprehended a person wanted for questioning for the apparent murder of a man in Virginia. Deputies arrested Kenneth Carter Staples, of LaGrange, in connection to a homicide in Clifton Forge, Virginia. Investigators with the Clifton Forge, Virginia Police Department found the unidentified victim during a welfare check on Monday afternoon.  Officers entered the home and ...

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Obits — April 26, 2020

Lakes Dunson Robertson Conchita Allen Dent On August 5, 1927, Conchita Allen was born in LaGrange, Georgia to the late Mr. George H. Allen and Mrs. Mary Frances Downer-Allen. Conchita was called home on April 19,2020 at her daughters’ home surrounded by family and friends. At an early age she joined Oak Grove A.M.E Church and was a dedicated and ...

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Police Looking to Identify Owners of Suspected Stolen Property


LaGrange Police are looking to identify the owners of suspected stolen property that was recovered during an Entering Auto investigation at a local apartment complex. The investigation began early Wednesday morning, around 2:09 a.m., when officers were called to the SunRidge apartment complex on Hogansville Road in reference to suspicious persons. The suspects were found to be in possession of ...

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Catfish Guru: Prudente Has Caught Them as Large as 45 Pounds


The name calling continues, and Carlos Prudente is all for it. “Some of my friends call me the Catfish Guru. Other people call me Catfish Charlie,” said Prudente. He knows enough about catfishing to write a book and fill up a boat. For the past 43 years, Prudente has been catching catfish by the motherlode. Big ones, too. “I know ...

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Suspect Accused of Trafficking Methamphetamine


Police have arrested a LaGrange man during drug investigation, where he was reportedly found to be in possession of a trafficking amount of methamphetamine. On April 20, around 11:40 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department Special Investigations Unit responded to a residence on North Parkway in reference to a drug investigation. After arriving at the location, officers made contact ...

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Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct after Ignoring Social Distancing Request

LaGrange Police have charged a man with Disorderly Conduct after he allegedly caused a disturbance and the local Walmart arguing over social distancing guidelines. The alleged incident occurred shortly before 9:27 a.m. Wednesday morning, when officers with the La-Grange Police Department were called to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to a dispute. Police arrived and spoke to ...

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Businesses to Reopen in Georgia

Businesses to Reopen in Georgia Melanie Turner Editor As of Friday, Businesses across Georgia reopen as the Governor gave the ok to do so. This does not mean that they have to open, it is up to them. They also won’t be opening to normal business. Governor Kemp’s order lays out specific instructions to follow to protect their workers and ...

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Pediatricians to Parents: Don’t Skip Your Child’s Medical Care During COVID-19

As families face unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia pediatricians are offering parents guidance for keeping kids healthy during this extraordinary time. “While we want families to shelter-in-place to keep COVID-19 transmission at a minimum, we don’t want to neglect important medical care for our children, including life-saving immunizations,” said Terri McFadden, MD, FAAP, president of the Georgia Chapter ...

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Interstate 85 Bridge Rehab Project


Interstate 85 Bridge Rehab Project Crews with Comanche Construction of Georgia began work on a project to rehabilitate six bridges on Interstate 85 in Troup County on Friday, Apr. 23, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. To reduce the amount of time the workers and their equipment will be in the roadway work zone, teams will rotate on location 24 hours a ...

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