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Update: Child Shot on Kelly Street in LaGrange

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A four-year-old child was accidentally shot in the face by a sibling on Kelley Street in LaGrange. Now police have issued arrest warrants for the gun owner after he fled the scene, taking the gun with him. Monday afternoon about 2:12 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 900 block of Kelley Street in reference to reports ...

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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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Obits — April 24, 2020

Hunter Allen Myhand Mrs. Edna Marie Hogan Fincher Mrs. Edna Marie Hogan Fincher, age 94, of LaGrange, passed away on April 18, 2020 at the LaGrange Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Fincher was born on February 13, 1926 in Ashville, North Carolina to the late Harrison Hogan and Nina Bolton Hogan. In addition to caring for the needs of her ...

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Obits — April 22, 2020

Higgins Mr. Jackey Lee “Jack” Gesselman Mr. Jackey Lee “Jack” Gesselman, age 72, of LaGrange, passed away on April 17, 2020 at the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gesselman was born on May 25, 1947 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. His parents, Otis and Eva Mae Boynton preceded him in death as well as a half-brother, Wendy Gesselman. Mr. Gesselamn worked ...

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Obits — April 19, 2020

Higgins Rose Camelia Sparrow Coffey Rose Camelia Sparrow Coffey, age 75, of Hogansville, passed away at the WellStar West Georgia Health on April 14, 2020. She was born on October 31, 1944  to the late Lester Sparrow and Louise Maddie Dobbs Sparrow in Fulton County, GA. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Retired Pastor Edmond Coffey; sons, Joel Coffey ...

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Obits — April 3, 2020

Lakes Dunson Robertson Annie Gates Copeland Annie Gates Copeland is the daughter of the late Octavius and Dorthula Gates born February 3, 1930 in LaGrange, Georgia. She was proud to share that she was allowed to attend school during that era; even though she and her siblings had to walk to school; which ultimately enabled Annie to have an overwhelming ...

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Obits — April 1, 2020

Higgins Portalee A Tracy Portalee A Tracy, of LaGrange, passed away on March 30, 2020 at the Florence Hand Home. She was born on April 11, 1922 to Grover C. Tabor and Hattie Mae Allen Tabor. She was a member of Orthodox Presbyterian Church of LaGrange. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her spouse, Wesley ...

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Obits — March 29, 2020

Striffler Hamby Otis J. Abernathy Otis J. Abernathy, 87, of LaGrange, Ga died March 25, 2020 at his home. Mr. Abernathy was born May 24, 1932 in Chambers County, Alabama, son of the late William M. Abernathy and Mary Leila Shockley Abernathy. He had lived in the LaGrange area since July 1962 and was a member of the First Baptist ...

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Obits — March 27, 2020

Striffler Hamby Gerson Earl “GE” Robinson, Sr. Gerson Earl “GE” Robinson, Sr., 87, of LaGrange, GA peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home. Mr. Robinson was born August 21, 1932 in Randolph County Alabama to the late Lawrence Cleophus Robinson and Georgia Florence Robinson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded ...

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