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Mayors and Chairman Discuss Emergency Ordinances

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Friday morning, La-Grange Mayor Jim Thornton hosted Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz, West Point Mayor Steve Tramell, and Troup County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews in a virtual roundtable discussion to go over the recent changes made to each municipality’s emergency ordinance. Mayor Thornton explained that all four emergency ordinance amendments passed by the cities and the county were all based on ...

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Greenwave Brings a Smile to Local Residents

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Melanie Turner Editor Greenwaves have hit the streets. Hogansville Elementary faculty and staff gathered together for a greenwave parade. They had more than 40 cars full of teachers and staff. They rode thru the community for two hours just to see as many of their kids as they could. They even had a police escort. According to April Sanford, “It ...

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Teachers Doing what it Takes to Help their Students


Melanie Turner Editor In these trying times, one of the things that parents are facing is having to home school their children. If you have never been a teacher or home schooled before it is a daunting task. Here in Troup County, our teachers understand this, and not only are making sure the kids get what they need to keep ...

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Woman Charged for Murder of Abandoned Newborn


After more than a year, justice is finally coming for a newborn baby that was abandoned in a cooler on the side of the road in rural Troup County. On Thursday, Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested Caroline Riley Propes, of Newnan, after DNA evidence linked her to the abandoned baby that was found deceased on the side ...

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2020 Election Announcements

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Joe Franklin Joe Franklin has qualified to run for reelection to the District 6 seat on the Troup County Board of Education. Mr. Franklin has been a resident of Troup County for 44 years. He has been employed by Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 35 years and currently serves as Maintenance Planner/Coordinator. His wife Donna has also worked for Kimberly-Clark for 35 ...

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Helping the Community


Melanie Turner Editor In these times of need, there have as you know been many shortages in the medical field. The hospitals are short on masks, gloves and other things, and they are asking that if anyone that sews to please help. One way people are helping is that you can contact the local hospital or medical offices, or the ...

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LaGrange Updates Emergency Ordinance, Shuts Down Dine-In Service, Gyms, Salons, and Other Businesses

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During a teleconferenced LaGrange City Council Meeting, the council unanimously approved an amendment to its State of Emergency to prohibit gatherings of more than 10 people, temporarily close certain businesses, and close restaurant dining areas due to the COVID- 19 outbreak. Starting March 25 at 5 p.m., restaurants and other places where food is served must cease allowing dine-in service. ...

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LaGrange Hosts Second COVID-19 Roundtable


The City of LaGrange hosted a second online roundtable discussion Monday morning to update the local citizens on measures being taken to fight the coronavirus outbreak. During the meeting, District 4 Public Health Director Dr. Olugbenga Obasanjo noted that Troup County currently had four confirmed cases of COVID-19, but there was another being tested that appears to be likely and ...

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Boyd Facing Obstacles


Boyd Facing Obstacles Melanie Turner Editor Retired Judge Donald Boyd has been facing obstacles. Last Week Boyd started having trouble breathing among other medical issues, and ended up in the hospital inICU. Heneededa heart cath, and the doctors were talking about stents. Next up was they said he needed gall bladder surgery. Boyd was battling something big for sure. His ...

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School Return Still in Flux, Waiting on Health Department Recommendations


School Return Still in Flux, Waiting on Health Department Recommendations The Troup County School Board held their regular March meeting at the LaGrange City Council Chambers in order to have the event broadcast on the web with the assistance of LGTV. For obvious reasons, the board previously discouraged public attendance and invited citizens to view and participate in the discussion ...

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