Friends and colleagues of Franklin Forest Elementary School first grade teacher Michelle Woody remembered her as outgoing, uplifting and energetic, and passionate about her job, church and family.Woody, 39, died Monday, succumbing to head trauma she suffered after she fell down steps at her home early Nov. 28.Serenity Graham, third grade teacher at Franklin Forest Elementary School, who knew Woody for more than a decade, said she still had not fully processed the news Tuesday.“I still feel like it’s a bad dream; it’s surreal,” she said.The situation started to weigh heavier on Graham after returning to school Monday, noting Woody’s absence.
One person’s vehicle was stolen and thieves entered two others to steal items overnight at Price Theater on Forrest Avenue.Monday night, a man reported that someone stole a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse that was parked at the theater. The victim said he left the keys in the car. Another man reported Monday night that a thief entered a 1999 Jeep Wrangler and stole a Garmin GPS valued at $250 and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses valued at $150 from the vehicle.Early this morni...
Two men were arrested Friday for their alleged involvement in the robbery of a county gas station Thursday.According to Troup County sheriff’s investigators, Keith Adams, 47, and Kermit Curry, 39, both of Pine Mountain, entered the Summit Store located at 4360 Hamilton Road at about 12:30a.m. Thursday and demanded money and items from victims inside the store while brandishing a weapon.The two fled the scene and investigators tracked the two suspects, with assistan...
Thefts:• A woman reported that a thief stole a 39 inch Magnavox flat screen TV valued at $700 in the 600 block of Chattahoochee Street.• A man reported that a thief stole the tag off a 2011 Chevrolet Impala on the 1600 block of West Lukken Industrial.• A man reported a burglary in the 500 block of South Lewis Street where a thief kicked in the side door of the residence and stole a 42 inch flat screen plasma ...
Hundreds of customers browsed through thousands of books Saturday at a sale of donated items sponsored by Friends of LaGrange Memorial Library. The sale netted more than $2,000 to benefit the public library. Donations of slightly used books, DVDs and CDs will continue to be accepted year-round at the library at 115 Alford St. at a red tub set up in the lobby. Another sale in June is planned if donations warrant.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Thursday announced $3.15 million in College and Career Academy funding for the Troup County College and Career Academy.The CCA is a partnership between the Troup County School System and local colleges. The school was among three chosen Thursday by the State Board of The Technical College System of Georgia to receive a grant that will be matched with local funding.“I applaud the Troup County School System, West Georgia Technical College, the...
TV personality Judge Glenda Hatchett will be at Bethlehem Baptist Church in West Point on Saturday to motivate youth in the wake of recent youth-related violence.The church at 1111 E. 10th Street in West Point will host Youth Explosion Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. for registered youth, and the event will open to the public at 3 p.m., when Hatchett will speak to “empower children,” said church pastor The Rev. Wille T. Edmondson.“I know Judge Hatchett, a ...
West Point City Council heard public comments Thursday regarding proposed ordinances against littering and the establishment of parking restrictions downtown.If council approves the recommended changes regarding littering and parking, the proposed ordinances could take effect within two weeks., said City Manager Ed Moon, but the city would likely give more time to inform residents of the changes.The recommended changes would establish two-hour parking signs that would re...
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