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NEWS BRIEF: New jobs in Georgia go unfilled due to affordable housing shortage

It can be said that capitalism is similar to dominos. Nothing exists on its own. When one domino falls, another is affected. And another. And another. And another. Kia Georgia higher-ups are learning this lesson the hard way. When 500 new jobs were created at the West Point, Georgia, assembly plant ahead of the release of a new vehicle, it was thought to be an easy win for the area. However, the current over-inflated housing market has made it difficult for potential Kia workers to find affordable dwellings close to their would-be place of work.
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LaGrange High School student arrested on Troup High School campus with loaded gun

A LaGrange High School student was arrested on the campus of Troup High School Wednesday morning with a loaded gun, according to a school district press release. The student was stopped by a school resource officer who, upon questioning and searching the student, found the loaded gun in the student’s waistband, Troup County School System said in a release.

Luck runs out for man who won $700 off stolen lottery tickets, deputies say

NEWNAN, Ga. - A Newnan man may have thought fortune was in his favor when investigators say he swiped lottery scratch-off tickets, worth several hundred dollars, off a gas station counter. The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office says he even hit a $700 jackpot, but this week he faced a $3,000 bond to get out of jail.

Intruder Shot during Home Invasion in Troup County

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Your home is your safe place, but it also can be targeted by criminals. Now, a Troup County man is in a Columbus hospital tonight recovering from a gunshot wound. According to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, a man broke into a home and soon found...
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DA Cranford reviewing 1948 murder case

Three times Black Carrollton resident Clarence Henderson was convicted by an all-white jury of the 1948 murder of white resident Buddy Stevens Jr. Three times the Georgia Supreme Court reversed the decision, the last time in June 1952. But Henderson’s name was never cleared of the crime, and the case has remained open.

TCSS: LaGrange HS student with gun arrested at Troup County HS

LAGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – A student from LaGrange High School in possession of a gun was arrested Wednesday morning on the campus of Troup County High School. According to a news release from Irisha Goodman, Director of Public Relations for Troup County School System, the LaGrange student was found with a gun in his waistband […]
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Grantville mayoral candidates discuss their ideas for improving the city

While the Nov. 8 election seems a long way off, early voting is less than a month away, beginning on Oct. 17. So now is a good time to get to know the candidates. Grantville residents will have four mayoral candidates to choose from in the ballot box. Incumbent Doug Jewell is facing three challengers, Johnny Cooks, Mark Bynum and Richard Proctor, each with their own ideas of how to make Grantville a great place to live.
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Accused drug dealer spills the tea on himself

He claimed sipping tea caused a deputy to pull him over, but a Lawrenceville man ended up in jail after authorities discovered his cup runneth over with drugs instead. On Sept. 23, Lavar Kirkland, 42, was traveling south on Interstate 85 in a Mercury Grand Marquis when a Coweta County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement unit got a hit on the vehicle’s tag that indicated Kirkland had a suspended license. After the deputy saw him veer into another lane, he initiated a traffic stop.
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Newnan Kiwanis Reports record attendance for fair

The Kiwanis Coweta County Fair ended its 11-day run of the Fair last Sunday with picture-perfect Georgia fall weather. Almost 45,000 fairgoers attended over the span of 11 Days, According to Scott Cortner, Chairman of the Newnan Kiwanis Fair Committee. “We made a big investment in entertainment for this year’s...

LaGrange, September 30 High School 🏐 Game Notice

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Extras Needed for Holiday Film in LaGrange

LAGRANGE — An independent production company is currently filming a Christmas-themed movie in LaGrange, Georgia, and is seeking extras. The name of the movie will be “A Perfect Christmas Pairing.”. Filming began more than a week ago and will continue for the next several weeks. Most of the...

Intruder shot by homeowner, runs to neighbor for help, sheriff says

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. - A home invader got more than he bargained for when he broke into one Troup County residence, deputies say. Officials with the Troup County Sheriff's Office said 36-year-old suspect Chadwick David Lyons is recovering at a local hospital after he was shot by a homeowner who caught him in their home.
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Yamaha celebrates workplace safety and its environmental impact

Newnan’s Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation recently sponsored an Environmental, Health and Safety Day to show how important those aspects of the workplace are for every member of its team. The slogan “Stop, Think, Act Revs Our Safety Culture” was prominently displayed on T-shirts presented to every employee and contractor...

Bond denied again for man accused of killing Renee Eldridge in 2015

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Bond was denied today, once again, for the man accused of killing a Columbus woman in 2015. According to police, Stacey Gray raped and killed 25-year-old Renee Eldridge. Police say Eldridge’s body was found face down in a creek under Hopewell Road Bridge in Chambers County....
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CCSO gets $335K to combat DUI, aggressive driving

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant for nearly $335,000 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help combat impaired and aggressive driving. CCSO is one of 21 Georgia law enforcement agencies named as recipients of the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic – or HEAT – grants, designed to combat crashes, injuries and fatalities caused by impaired driving and speeding.
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Hawks, Cougars win on Thursday night

With the prospects of bad weather from Hurricane Ian approaching the Atlanta area, many schools moved their Friday night games up to Thursday night to take advantage of some better conditions. The Newnan Cougars were scheduled to travel to play the East Paulding Raiders while Heritage had the Kings Ridge...