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LaGrange holds monthly litter cleanup for February

LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) — The City of LaGrange is holding its monthly litter cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 4. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public, with participants picking up litter from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Volunteers are meeting at the LaGrange Fire Department’s headquarters on 115 Hill Street. The City of […]
LAGRANGE, GA
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Wife of Alonzo Dargan, convicted murderer, speaks on guilty plea

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Nearly a year and a half ago, police found 28-year-old Akelia Ware unresponsive inside her car on Highway 18 near East Drummond Road in Lagrange with multiple gunshot wounds. Ware, who was 33 weeks pregnant, was taken to a Columbus hospital, where she and her unborn...
LAGRANGE, GA

30-year-old man shot to death in LaGrange

LAGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – The LaGrange Police Department is investigating a late Saturday night shooting that left one man dead. Around 11:50 pm on Saturday, January 28th, police responded to 110 Jameson Drive in LaGrange regarding a person being shot. The victim was identified as Alan Dale Huguley Jr. Huguley was transported to Well Star […]
LAGRANGE, GA
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New sports, entertainment venue coming to Opelika

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - A sports and entertainment venue is coming to Opelika soon. Construction is underway for Tigertown Sports, right behind Lowes. It will include a miniature golf course, three sand beach volleyball courts, and a full service bar. The new business is expected to cater to all ages.
OPELIKA, AL
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Opelika woman recalls discovering Amore Wiggins’ remains

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - After 11 years, we now know Opelika Jane Doe as Amore Wiggins. Family members like stepmom, Ruth Vickerstaff, are in the Lee County Jail, while her father, Lamar Vickerstaff, faces murder charges. The woman whose son discovered the skull 11 years ago of Amore Wiggins remembers...
OPELIKA, AL

FEMA disaster recovery center opens in Troup County

LAGRANGE, Ga. — FEMA has opened a disaster recovery center in Troup County for those impacted by the severe storms and tornados on January 12. One-on-one help will be provided to residents and small business owners will be available seven days a week at the William J. Griggs Community Center in LaGrange from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
TROUP COUNTY, GA

LaGrange City Council Member sworn in on Friday, Jan. 27

LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) — Last Friday, Jan. 27, Quay Boddie was sworn into office as the city councilman. Last Tuesday on Jan. 22, a council meeting was held and Boddie was unanimously selected as the city councilman by council members. Councilmen Willie T. Edmondson and Jim Arrington have resigned from running for mayor. With only […]
LAGRANGE, GA
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Opelika two-way prospect is one to watch for 2025

A talented two-way player for the Opelika Bulldogs, 2025 prospect Makai Simpson already has an offer from the Liberty Flames and more interest from schools such as Auburn, Alabama and Vanderbilt. At 6-1, 190 and with the ability to play wide receiver, running back or defensive back for coach Eric Speakman’s program, he’s definitely a name to remember in the coming years in Alabama.
OPELIKA, AL
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Alonzo Dargan, Jr. sentenced to life for murder of pregnant Troup Co. woman

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The man charged in the murder of a pregnant Troup County woman received a life sentence after pleading guilty to all charges. On Oct. 5, 2022, Troup County deputies were called to a single-vehicle accident on Highway 18 near E. Drummond Road. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies discovered a car sprayed with multiple bullets and an unresponsive female victim, 28-year-old Akelia Ware, inside.
TROUP COUNTY, GA
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Gracie Brunel named to LaGrange College VPAA’s List

Gracie Brunel of Broxton, GA, was recently named to the LaGrange College Fall Semester VPAA’s List. To be eligible for this honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 while taking a minimum course load of 12 hours. Georgia’s oldest private institution of higher...
BROXTON, GA
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Lamar and Ruth Vickerstaff have bee extradited to Opelika

Lamar Vickerstaff Jr. and his wife Ruth land in Opelika after being arrested on Jan. 17 in Jacksonville, Fla. in connected to the death of Opelika Jane Doe. Vickerstaffs, arrested in connection to the death of Amore Wiggins, extradited to Opelika. Lamar and Ruth Vickerstaff, who were both arrested in...
OPELIKA, AL