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A local ‘Night Out’ for Fayette law enforcement agencies

A local ‘Night Out’ for Fayette law enforcement agencies

Police cars helped light up the dusk hours at Drake Field near City Hall in Peachtree City for the annual “National Night Out” anti-crime event Tuesday night. Plenty of children turned out and learned more about public safety agencies in the city and the county. Photo/John Munford.

Burglars hit F'ville Toys R Us

Fayetteville Police are searching for at least two suspects responsible for the Aug. 4 burglary of the Toys R US store at the Fayette Pavilion in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Mike Whitlow said officers received an alarm call from the business Thursday at 11:40 p.m. Officers arrived to find that access to the store had been made through an emergency access door on the side of the building, Whitlow said. Read More»

Business goes proactive after copper theft

Copper thefts are not uncommon anywhere these days. But the weekend theft of copper-laden cooling components at Score Indoor Sports off Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn came with a word of advice from the company that might help prevent similar thefts at other businesses.

The theft occurred between 6:30 p.m. on July 31 and 8 a.m. the following day, said Score Indoor General Manager Ian Vanderkley. Landscapers arriving at the site on Oakley Industrial Boulevard Monday morning found that some of the piping and cooling coils from the large cooling units had been removed. Read More»

‘The Wall That Heals’ preview meeting Aug. 9

The Coweta TEA Party Patriots at the organization’s Aug. 9 meeting at the Carnegie in downtown Newnan will preview the October arrival of a replica of “The Wall That Heals” that will be on display at the Coweta County fairgrounds in October. Coweta TEA Party spokesman Lee Norman said the meeting will be for all interested citizens and all veterans, with special emphasis towards Vietnam veterans. Read More»

Man arrested in PTC Walmart with portable meth lab in backpack

A Newnan man was arrested at the Peachtree City Walmart Aug. 2 on charges of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine after his suspicious behavior resulted in a call to officers and the discovery of items used to manufacture the drug. Read More»

Awards presented to Fayetteville Police

Awards presented to Fayetteville Police

The Fayetteville Police Department was presented with its latest international and state accreditation certifications at Thursday night’s meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.

The awards were presented by Lagrange Police Chief Louis M. Dekmar, chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The award was received by Mayor Ken Steele and members of the department. Read More»

Input sought for PTC history project

Meetings to be held Sunday at 4 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Peachtree City residents are being invited to share ideas about an effort to preserve city history with a special display at city hall plaza.

The Peachtree City History Time Line committee is hosting two public meetings that will feature a brief presentation about the current vision for the project. The committee also wants to hear thoughts and ideas from other citizens as the project continues to move forward.

The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. at City Hall. The second meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read More»

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band comes to Fayetteville

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

On Saturday night, August 13, The Villages Amphitheater welcomes veteran country folk-rock group, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to the Fayetteville stage. Local artist, Corbette Jackson, opens the show. Read More»

Council reprimands PTC mayor for negative comments

Councilman Eric Imker (far right) speaks to the Peachtree City Council about the censure of Mayor Don Haddix (2nd from left). Listening are Councilman Doug Sturbaum (L) and Councilwoman Kim Learnard (2nd from right). Photo/John Munford.

Allegation: criticism hurting business recruitment, city's reputation

On a 3-2 split, the Peachtree City Council Thursday night voted to formally reprimand Mayor Don Haddix in essence for embarrassing the city through a number of negative comments directed at city, county and state officials and employees. Read More»

1 arrested, 1 sought in armed robbery at N. Fayette home Wednesday

Officers have arrested one of two robbery suspects who held two north Fayette youngsters at gunpoint Wednesday and got away with $4,000 worth of items. Police are hunting for the second robber. Read More»

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