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McAshan Broke the Color Barrier as Tech’s First Black QB in 1970

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer More than anything else, Eddie “The Man” McAshan was a trendsetter and a program-changer. In the fall of 1970, McAshan, the son of a funeral director, became the first black quarterback in Georgia Tech football history. McAshan, a dual threat dandy, opened some doors and threw some touchdown passes. He repaid coach Bud Carson and the ...

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Rotary Learns the Process of Businesses Making LaGrange and Other Cities Their Home

Final negotiating points of KIA deal

Melanie Turner Editor This past Wednesday, Dan McAlexander introduced a special guest to the Rotarians. Birmingham attorney Lee Thurston joined the luncheon and told stories of how KIA and other companies make deals and start up new plants in cities all over the country. From Hyundai, KIA, and other automotive companies, Thurston has had a part in helping to grow ...

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City of LaGrange Accepting Applications for 2019 2020 LaGrange Youth Council


The City of LaGrange is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 LaGrange Youth Council. The deadline to turn in applications is Friday, August 30th at 5 p.m. Interviews will be held September 2-11. Youth Council members will be selected by Friday, September 13th. The LaGrange Youth Council is an advisory board composed of local youth that provide advice and counsel ...

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June Crime Stopper Rewards

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer During their June meeting, the Troup County Crime Stoppers approved rewards for two tips that led to the arrest of two separate individuals, one where a stolen truck was recovered and another where a man was wanted for a violent incident. In the first tip investigation, the caller gave information on the location of a stolen ...

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• Oasis Lunch n Learn July 2: Herbs in the Landscape with Leslie Bendell August 6: Antique Roses with Pat Priebe September 3: Landscaping with Woody Ornamentals with Leslie Bendell October 1: Creating Havens with Stephanie Culver November 5: The Wonderful World of Galls with Leslie Bendell • Does Food Control Your Life? Do you overeat, binge, purge, or undereat? ...

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UrgenCare Ribbon Cutting


Staff Writer Residents living in the west side of LaGrange now have the convenience of a new healthcare facility located on West Point Rd. Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony was the result of a year of planning and building. Many members of the community and LaGrange Chamber of Commerce were in attendance to support and welcome a new member of the ...

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Troup County EMA Conducts Preemptive Cyber-Attack Communications Exercise

Troup County Emergency Management Agency recently participated in an effective Communications Exercise to test the area’s redundant communications capabilities in the event of a cyberattack. During the preemptive exercise, participating agencies experienced a simulated Cyber Threat in which internet connectivity was one of the central targets. Within the progression of the exercise, communication methods were restricted and excluded any type ...

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Obits — June 9, 2019

Higgins Jon Eric Piper Mr. Jon Eric Piper, age 56, of LaGrange, passed away on June 6, 2019 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice.  Mr. Piper was born on January 28, 1963 in LaGrange to the late James Howard Piper and Barbara Butler Piper.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Becky Hooks, David Piper and Jenny ...

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