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Suspect Charged with Entering Auto Theft, Police Still Investigating

LaGrange Police have charged a man for felony theft after he was accused of breaking into a vehicle and stealing money. Saturday night, about 12:40 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Roger’s Bar-B-Que on New Franklin Road in reference to reports of an Entering Auto. Police arrived and spoke to the victim, who stated that she and ...

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Living Large: York Ties Into 18 Largemouth and Spotted Bass

It was a typically good Sunday afternoon on West Point Lake. Mike York noticed that. Then again, he has had a lot of wonderful weekends on the lake before. Catching fish is what he does. York has not lost the knack for it either. The man is not old. He is experienced, and that includes bass fishing. On this Sunday ...

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Sea Turtles Soccer Brings Home Championship


The 2020 Sea Turtles summer soccer team took home championship medals following a last-minute rally in the final round of a Montgomery 3×3 soccer tournament on Saturday. The Sea Turtles made a statement in the opening round of the tournament, defeating A-M FC 06 Boys in a 7-2 rout. They followed their impressive first-round win with two consecutive victories, the ...

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Hook, Line and Kenny Carroll: Opelika Fisherman Wins ABA Tourney


  Most everything that he tried, worked. It was that kind of a day. Kenny Carroll was shining, and the fish were biting. The fisherman from Opelika, Ala. staked his claim to first place in the American Bass Association Tournament on Sunday on West Point Lake. Carroll outfished 15 other anglers in the oneday event out of Highland Pines Resort ...

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Fishing Close to Home Waters During Pandemic Era


I enjoy travel to distant waters to sample fishing opportunities, making fishing trips to such distant locales as Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Wyoming, and Maine as well as Canada, The Bahamas. and United Kingdom. I routinely travel to Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida as well as extended trips to other areas around Georgia for ...

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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Video at Animal Park


  Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an incident of possible animal abuse by visitors at the Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari. Sheriff’s Investigators are looking into an online video apparently recorded at the local animal park where a subject struck one of the animals. “A recent visitor to the Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari thought it would be funny ...

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Peter Mallory Given Parole

  Former TV station owner and convicted sex offender Peter Mallory appears to have been released on parole despite the Georgia Court of Appeals recently affirming his child pornography conviction and subsequent 1,000-year sentence. According to state records, Mallory began his parole on May 27, just weeks after the appeals court affirmed his original conviction and in spite of requests ...

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Hogansville Hummingbird Festival Art Contest Results


A winner has been chosen in the Hummingbird Festival Art Contest The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival committee has selected the artwork to represent this fall’s Hummingbird Festival. Andy Porter’s painting of a dapper hummingbird with a bow tie was the winning entry in a crowded field of applicants. “We had many good entries again this year,” said Mary Stewart of the ...

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Hogansville Welcomes New Sign to Pollinator Park


The newest addition to the Hogansville Pollinator Park is here. Standing in the Pollinator Park in downtown Hogansville, members of the Hogansville Regional Arts Association, Mayor Bill Stanciewicz, and others in the community celebrated the installation of a new, beautifully-designed and crafted sign that now more fully informs the public of the park’s purpose. The sign’s construction was a team ...

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