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Not their night - Panthers lose state championship

The Panthers came up short on this pass, thrown into double coverage in the third quarter. Starr's Mill had a number of potential big plays but couldn't get much going in the way of momentum against a stout Chattahoochee defense. Photo/John Munford.

The Chattahoochee Cougars struck first.

They forced the Starr’s Mill Panthers into a three and out on their opening drive and then took three minutes off the clock before Ammon Lakip kicked a 57 yard field goal. Starr’s Mill’s next drive stalled but their special teams, which has been outstanding all year, stayed extra special. Matt Hubbard’s punt went out of bounds at the one yard line, forcing the Cougars into a 99 yard drive if they were to score a touchdown, which they did. Read More»

Starr's Milll down 10-0 at half; more to come

Starr's Milll down 10-0 at half; more to come

The Starr's Mill offense has gotten off to a slow start, missing a field goal near the end of the half that would have made the score 10-3. For constant updates on Twitter, check out www.Twitter.com/citizensport

And come back here for more coverage of tonight's game and tomorrow's title tilt between Sandy Creek and Carrollton.

Starr's Mill state championship live blog

The Starr's Mill cheerleaders are ready to cheer the Panthers on to victory. Photo/Ben Nelms.

10:14 p.m. - Whitehurst runs 12 yards for another Cougar touchdown. Calling an end to the live blog for tonight. Check twitter for updates, will post final story and column before we leave the Dome. 24-0 Chattahoochee with 8 to go.

10:10 p.m. - It all comes down to this drive. Chattahoochee on Panther 40 with 10 minutes to go. If they get any points, a comeback is very improbable. And while I was writing this, Cougars get first down at Panther 17. Read More»

F’ville Police make arrest in ‘07 Zaxby’s armed robbery

The Fayetteville Police today arrested Erika Tiggs, a former Zaxby’s restaurant employee, for her part in an armed robbery which had occurred at the Fayetteville Zaxby’s.

On August 6, 2007, two suspects entered the Zaxby’s store on GA Hwy 85, forced the employees into a cooler and robbed the store of approximately $2,000 in cash, said department spokesperson Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

Attorney says bullies fabricated Whitewater gun threat

Student had no access to gun, officials confirm; Attorney also says Whitewater student was taunted about interracial relationship

An attorney who represents a Whitewater High School student accused of threatening to shoot two fellow students said today that her client never made any such threats.

Moreover, a juvenile court official confirmed today that the student, who is charged with two counts of making a terroristic threat, did not even have access to a gun at home to make good on the alleged threat.

Attorney Delisa Williams said the threat was fabricated after her client threatened to report two other Whitewater students who have been taunting and bullying him for at least several months. [WARNING — The following paragraph contains language that may be objectionable to many readers.] Read More»

Ellie Mae McElroy, 96, of Fayetteville

Ellie Mae McElroy, born June 8, 1914, went to be with the Lord December 9, 2010 at the age of 96.

She is preceded in death by her husband Henry McElroy, Sr., grandson Dennis McElroy, granddaughter Nicki McElroy and all her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons Hugh McElroy, Jr. and Julia McElroy, Perry Davis McElroy and Barbara McElroy, daughter Dot Sanders and Charles Sanders, eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren and two nieces living in California. Read More»

Let’s go bowling in PTC

A long-standing request of quite a few Peachtree City residents may soon become a reality. A developer has approached the city about locating a bowling alley at the former site of Nature’s Nursery on Ga. Highway 74, located between south Kedron Drive and Wisdom Road. Read More»

Mrs. Georgia Hill, 78, Peachtree City

Mrs. Georgia Hill, born January 29, 1931, in Steelville, Missouri, passed away peacefully December 6, 2010, under hospice care at The Lafayette-Kindred Center near the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sherry Camp, in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Mrs. Hill battled cancer and liver failure for over a year and a half, and joined her husband Dr. Bob Hill, ten years to the day of his sudden homegoing. They had served together in vocational ministry for over fifty-five years. The Monday prior to her death brought the arrival of her 7th great-grandchild, a baby girl, named Georgia, in her honor. Read More»

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