Female ‘sovereign citizen’ skips court before guilty verdict for identity fraud

A Covington woman claiming to be a sovereign citizen disappeared from court late Monday afternoon in the short time it took a jury to convict her of four identity fraud charges, officials said.

A bench warrant was issued for Krystal Chanta Lamb, 26, who was absent when the jury’s verdict was announced late Monday.

Lamb was found guilty of forgery in the first degree, financial identity fraud, criminal attempt to commit theft by deception and possession of a false identification document. Read More»

Fayette law officers honored at banquet

Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Mauney (R) receives the Officer of the Year Award from District Attorney Scott Ballard  at the 8th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet held May 15. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was not a seat to spare in the dining room of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church May 15 as approximately 500 hundred people attended the District Attorney’s 8th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet hosted by D.A. Scott Ballard.

Among the many awards and recognitions at the banquet, the 2014 Officer of the Year Award went to Fayette County Sheriff’s Dep. Josh Mauney, who was selected from four finalists and 21 nominees across the Griffin Judicial Circuit. The circuit comprises Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson counties.
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Class of 2014’s 1,671 seniors to march Friday

Vals and sals — (Front, L-R) Fayette County High School Valedictorian Menaka Reddy; Salutatorian Casey Patterson; McIntosh High School Salutatorian Sue Liang;  MHS Valedictorian Jacob Wilson. (C) Sandy Creek High School Valedictorian Savannah Eichhorn; Salutatorian Sarah Estrada; McIntosh Salutatorian Airyn Nash. (Top) Whitewater High School Valedictorian Bonnie Hester; Salutatorian Austin Dill; Starr’s Mill High School Valedictorian Vivian Nguyen; Salutatorian Julia Oden. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County School System’s Class of 2014 will be front and center for graduation ceremonies at the county’s five high schools Friday night.

Once they toss their hats in the air, more than 91 percent of all graduating seniors plan to go to either college or tech schools, according to figures supplied by the school system. Many of them will go on to post-secondary classes using part of the nearly $25 million in scholarship money awarded to students at the five high schools. Read More»

F’ville fire vote may cost city $900,000 in road funds

Fayette declines to help pay for Hwy.92/85 traffic realignment cost increases after 3-to-2 anti-consolidation vote Read More»

Lunsford-Faulkner engagement

Laura Anne Lunsford engaged to R. Phillip Faulkner

Ms. Sandra Lunsford and Mr. John E. Lunsford of Fayetteville, Ga. proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Anne, to R. Phillip Faulkner, son of Mrs. Betty Faulkner Ivie of Commerce, Ga. and the late Mr. Jimmy Faulkner.

Miss Lunsford is a graduate of Fayette County High School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Governors University. She is employed by the Fayette County Board of Education as a substitute teacher. Read More»

Colon-Baker Engagement

Laura Elizabeth Colon engaged to Lucas John Baker

Ms. Kathryn Colon of Fayetteville and Mr. and Mrs. Hector L. Colon of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Colon to Lucas John Baker, son of John and Joanne Baker of Bolingbrook, Ill.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Merle Lewis and the late Frank Lewis of Austin, Texas and the late Lucila and Luis Colon of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read More»

SAGE heads for Turner Field May 28

The SAGE group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will take a tour of Turner Field in Atlanta May 28.

The tour will include The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, Coca Cola Sky field, Scouts Alley, and the broadcast booth, pressbox, clubhouse, dugout and a luxury suite.

After the tour, the group will enjoy a barbecue lunch at the Bullpen Rib House. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren age six and older are welcome to join their grandparents on the tour.

The cost is $15 for tickets and transportation, plus lunch. Read More»

Fayette Presbyterian’s Spring Fling deemed a huge success

Fayette Presbyterian Church (FPC) held its Eighth Annual Spring Fling Saturday, May 10, in the Gazebo and Heritage Park Fountain area of the Fayetteville Town Square. Organizers say the attendance was the highest in the event’s eight years.

Food and beverages were provided by the church and local businesses. In addition, the FPC Presbyterian Women provided a Mother’s Day Bake Sale of everything from cakes and pies, to brownies, cookies and cup cakes. They also organized a sale of handcrafts made and donated by members. Read More»

District voting for Democrats

I agree with Mr. Lowry’s statement that the real purpose of the NAACP lawsuit was not to address a racial concern.

Indeed the record before the court failed to demonstrate any racial discrimination. The real purpose of the lawsuit was to help liberal Democrat candidates get elected in Fayette County.

However, because a political party is not a “protected class,” the NAACP did the bidding for the Democrats by once again improperly and shamefully playing the race card. Read More»

F’ville P.D. donates to Camp Southern Ground

F’ville P.D. donates to Camp Southern Ground

Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Pitts presented a $600 donation to help Camp Southern Ground’s mission to build an amazing camp and create unforgettable outdoor experiences for children of all abilities. From left to right: Ben Ferguson, Director of Construction, Major Jeff Mullan, Chief Scott Pitts, Captain Jeff Harris, Rob Parker, president and CEO of Camp Southern Ground. Photo/Special.

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