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Kemp Orders Shelter-in-Place, Schools Closed Through School Year

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Tommy Murphy Staff Writer Governor Brian Kemp advised during a press conference on Wednesday that he is preparing to issue statewide shelter-inplace order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Kemp had previously allowed local municipalities to decide what’s best for their cities and counties, but he was under pressure to create statewide restrictions to further enforce social distancing. The ...

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Teen Charged with Assault for Stabbing Incident

LaGrange Police have arrested and charged a teen with Aggravated Assault for allegedly trying to stab a neighbor with a pair of scissors during a dispute. Wednesday evening, about 6:28 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 100 block of Addie Street in reference to reports of a dispute between neighbors. When officers arrived on scene, they ...

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Update: Juveniles Arrested for Gun Sale Robbery

LaGrange Police have arrested two juveniles who allegedly robbed a Decatur man under the pretense of purchasing a gun. The 16-year-old juveniles were arrested on March 24 after evidence from a search warrants served on their homes linked them to the alleged robbery. The investigation began on March 22, when officers were called to the area Callaway Stadium on Forrest ...

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County Announces Hotline to Address COVID-19 Questions

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The Troup County Board of Commissioners has launched a community-wide hotline to respond to questions and concerns related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Troup County, effective April 1, 2020. The Troup County COVID-19 Information Hotline will be staffed Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM and will be available to the public until May 16th, unless extended or sooner dismissed, following the guidelines stated ...

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Words of Wisdom were Nonstop for Shug Jordan, Bobby Dodd

Long after they have come, and gone and hung up their coaching whistles, the legends of the college football sidelines still inspire us with the things they once said. Coaches of years gone by still motivate us with their words of wisdom, which were uttered decades ago. They said it. We believe, and we still put the college football coaching ...

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Around the Town to Spread Some Cheer

Melanie Turner Editor We all are having to get used to social distancing now days, and there are some great people out there with great ideas to help liven things up a little for us. We’ve seen teachers doing drive bys for their students, West Point has everyone trying to spot the bear, and other things such as these to ...

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Nurses Asking For Help

Melanie Turner Editor Some nurses are saying that they are having to wear masks for so long that their ears are getting raw. This makes doing their job even harder. A couple of nurses are saying that they could use head bands with buttons sewn onto them. These head bands must be washable because of the virus, and you just ...

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COVID-19 Update

Melanie Turner Editor As we look at the numbers we still are waiting to see what are peak is going to be, and we are looking to the professionals as to what to do, this virus is still making its rounds. Dr. Olugbenga Obasanjo from the District 4 Public Heath says, “There is absolutely no need for testing for contacts ...

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Community Development Office Closed Through May 1

Due to the concerns of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the current local state of emergency in Troup County, the office of Troup County Community Development will be closed to the public and all walk-in traffic until May 1, 2020, unless extended or sooner dismissed, effective immediately. The Troup County Community Development staff members will continue to handle all aspects of ...

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Teens Robbed at Gunpoint on Austin Street

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating and incident where two teens were ambushed and robbed at gunpoint at a warehouse. The investigation began early Sunday morning about 12:35 a.m., when officers responded to Austin Street in reference to a Robbery. Officers arrived and met with the 16 and 17-yearold victims who stated they went to the location to pick up ...

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