Jim Thornton re-elected Mayor of LaGrange!

The results are in, and incumbent LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton was successful in his bid for re-election, receiving 62 percent of the vote. Thornton defeated challenger Jimmy McCamey 2,611 votes to 1,583. On Tuesday night, Thornton celebrated his re-election in his downtown law office surrounded by family and supporters. “I’m very excited,” Thornton said. “I’m…

Thornton seeking re-election

Mayor Jim Thornton is seeking re-election as mayor of LaGrange because he believes the city of LaGrange is on a great path for progress, but he recognizes there is more work to do to keep moving forward. Thornton is asking the people of LaGrange to examine his record as mayor.  He said his record shows a…

Great Wolf Lodge shows progress ahead of Spring opening

A massive indoor water park, restaurants and ice cream parlors, indoor activity centers and luxurious family suites — all packed into the 500,000 square foot future site of the newest Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange. Thursday, city leaders and top members of the Great Wolf “pack” invited media for a first look at everything the…

Phase Two of The Thread Underway

“All we have money for right now are these first two phases, and I want to applaud the LaGrange City Council who took the initiative with The Thread to use the city SPLOST funds that were dedicated for parks and recreation and amenities to develop these first two phases,” Mayor Jim Thornton said. “I think…

Power restored for most of LaGrange, Hogansville

Both LaGrange and Hogansville had relatively short periods of power outages when Tropical Storm Irma passed through the region, and officials were quick to credit utility workers for restoring power. “We are very grateful to the crews — the street crews, the utility crews, the first responders — because they worked through the night dealing…

Project focused on Calumet Village

“This has been a labor of love, it’s taken a lot of time and a lot of commitment,” LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton said of the entire revitalization project. “It’s really been a testimony to your dedication collectively for the neighborhood and the board members of Calumet Village. “It is your dedication that has brought us…

Duracell celebrates progress on new facility

Duracell hit a major milestone Wednesday, as the manufacturer celebrated the topping-off of its new manufacturing facility.

Duracell announced last year that its LaGrange campus will be taking over manufacturing of all AA and AAA batteries for Duracell in North America. By completing the roof for the new section of the manufacturing facility, Duracell moved one step closer to that expansion.