The LaGrange Daily News has been serving LaGrange and the residents of Troup County and surrounding areas since 1843 when it was launched as a weekly newspaper called the LaGrange Herald. The name was changed later to the Chattahoochee and in the 1860s, the LaGrange Reporter. After a merger of the LaGrange Reporter, LaGrange Graphic and LaGrange Shuttle in 1928, the combined publications became the LaGrange Daily News.
LaGrange Daily News is owned by Boone Newspapers, Inc., which owns community newspapers throughout the Southeast, Texas, Minnesota, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan.
Our goal of giving readers a balanced and fair account of what goes on in this community and elsewhere in the world will never change, although the means through which we deliver community news and information has expanded rapidly.
Today our community members can take their news in print six times a week (Monday-Friday and Saturday), through daily e-mails, online and on their mobile devices anytime.
The LaGrange Daily News seeks to provide the news the community needs, reported faithfully and fully, with respect for all and favor to none. We strive to be authoritative and insightful, to inform and to delight.
Our news and information products have our name on it. However, we want you to think of it as yours as well. Use it, enjoy it, and let us know how we can make it better. We are always eager to hear from you.
Our offices are located at 105 Ashton St. in LaGrange and we may be reached at 706-884-7311. We hope to hear from you.
Geographic location: LaGrange is the county seat of Troup County, located on the Georgia-Alabama border and also home to the cities of Hogansville and West Point. LaGrange is on Interstate 85, situated almost directly in between Atlanta and Columbus.
Troup County: 69,000
West Point: 3,701
The economy of Troup County has changed over the years from textiles to automotive manufacturing, although the area enjoys a diverse base of industries and the hospital remains one of its largest employers. The area has a thriving arts community and growing tourism economy. This area has been named “The Growth Corridor of the South,” according to the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. More than 25,000 vehicles travel through the county on I-85 and 15,000 on I-185 each day.
The area’s rich modern-day history began in 1825 when the United States negotiated a treaty with the Creek Indians, giving Georgia Governor Michael Troup the go-ahead to subdivide this Creek territory into five counties, one of which was named Troup in honor of the governor. Troup County was officially opened for settlement in 1827, and LaGrange was incorporated as the county seat in 1828. West Point was incorporated four years later, in 1832, and Hogansville, in 1870. Troup County became known as a leading center of trade and commerce.
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 32 to 90 and is rarely below 21 or above 95 degrees.
The county is home to three public high schools and several private Christian schools, as well as LaGrange College, Point University and West Georgia Technical College.
West Point Lake is primarily located in the northwest corner of Troup County, making the area known for fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation activities. The Troup County Parks and Recreation Department also operates recreational facilities throughout the county.
LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce and Bureau of Tourism
111 Bull St.
LaGrange, GA 30241