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Police Looking to Identify Suspects in Troup Street Shooting


LaGrange Police are looking to identify a pair of men who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion robbery on Troup Street near Wilson Street. Police were called to the area around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning in reference to shooting that occurred in front of a residence. Officers later determined that a home invasion style robbery had taken place ...

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Obits — November 1, 2019

Higgins Betty Sue Houk (Phelps) Mrs. Betty Sue Houk, of LaGrange, passed away on October 31, 2019. She was born in Jetson, Kentucky to the late Albert and Elsie Phelps. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Houk is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Houk; her son, Charles Jeffrey Green; her brothers, Charles Eugene Phelps and Leo Clinton Phelps. ...

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Sheriff’s Office Looking for Shooting Suspect after Standoff that Wasn’t

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Tommy Murphy Staff Writer Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a suspect accused of shooting man on West Point Road. Wednesday morning, just before 10 a.m., Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in reference to subject who had been shot. Investigators made contact with the 25-year-old victim at the Emergency ...

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Update: Four Shot after Block Party Turns Violent


Four people were shot late Saturday night after a block party in the Elm Street area of LaGrange turned violent. Late Saturday night about 10 p.m. officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Elm Street in reference to reports of multiple gunshots fired in the area. Police arrived and found multiple victims over the course ...

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Obits — September 11, 2019

Higgins Barbara Ann Shaw Mrs. Barbara Ann Shaw, of LaGrange, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Florence Hand Home.  She was born on December 30, 1933 in Roanoke, Alabama to the late Bryan Landers and Carrie Lee Jones Landers.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shaw is preceded in death by her husband, James Jasper Shaw; brothers, Jimmy Landers and Albert ...

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Law Enforcement Fatally Shoots Man After He Killed His Sister and Dogs


Tommy Murphy Staff Writer A man was shot and killed by Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies and LaGrange Police Thursday afternoon after he fatally shot his sister. Thursday afternoon about 2:49 p.m. authorities received a 911 call indicating that a man had shot and killed his sister in the 5000 block of Riverside Drive near West Point Lake. Deputies and officers ...

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Obits — August 21, 2019

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Rudene McCauley Holley Mrs. Rudene McCauley Holley was born February 1, 942 in LaGrange, Georgia. She was the third of five children born to the late, Walter McCauley and Gertude Joshua McCauley. She united with Central Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful member. Rudene was employed by Milliken and Company for many years. Later, she became ...

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Obits — July 26, 2019

Striffler – Hamby Jeff Curtis Williams Jr. Jeff was born October 31, 1970 in LaGrange, GA. He was employed by Home Suites by Hilton in the maintenance department. Jess was survived by his daughters, Taylor Whaley and Michala Williams; mother, Linda Williams; father and step mother, Jack and Jackie Williams; sisters Tina (Kenny) Clark, Tracey Williams, and Michelle Carothers; brothers, ...

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LaGrange Academy Teacher and Coach Charged with Child Pornography


A LaGrange Academy teacher has been arrested by Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators on charges of child pornography. Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Brandon Lybrand, of LaGrange, for Computer Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation after images were found on his computer. The investigation began on July 16 when the Troup County Sheriff’s Office received an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) referral indicating that ...

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