Fayette County

Traffic alert: PTC Triathlon Saturday morning

Peachtree City motorists should expect extended delays Saturday between 7 and 10 a.m. along the path of the Peachtree City Triathlon, police have advised. Read More»

Help sought to find 2 in Hwy. 138 shooting

The public's help is being sought to identify two men who shot a 56-year-old man during an attack on Ga. Highway 138 near the Clayton County line at 7:40 p.m. last night.

The assailants were described as black males approximately 18 to 25 years old, shirtless and wearing blue jeans that were slightly rolled up at the bottom, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. A witness at the scene reported that one of the suspects was about six feet tall and the other was shorter.

The victim was shot in the abdomen and had other injuries from the assault, deputies said. The motive for the attack is unclear at this point, as investigators have been unable to interview the victim as he is being treated at Atlanta Medical Center. Read More»

Sandy Creek H.S.’s first principal, Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville

Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mr. Robinson was an educator who began his career at Jonesboro High and moved to Russell High School in Fulton County; he later moved to North Clayton High and then to Fayette County High where he was an assistant principal. He took over as the principal of Sandy Creek High when the school opened. He became the executive director of secondary schools before becoming the assistant superintendent. Later, he took a position at the state board of education. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mrs. Barnett retired from Clayton County Board of Education after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a former council member for the city of Jonesboro and long-time member of Jonesboro First Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Barnett and her brother Ralph Stephens.

She is survived by her son Doug Barnett and his wife Peggy of Sharpsburg; grandchildren Zachary and Carson; brother Hubert Stephens of Marietta; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Paul Fleischer, 60, of Fayetteville

Mr. Paul Fleischer, 60, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

His biggest contribution in life was his love for his family and he was a devoted family man.

He is survived by his wife Sandy Fleischer; daughter Stefanie “Brat” Fleischer of Fayetteville; son Rodney Fleischer and his wife Cathy of Concord; grandchildren Andrew and Natalie; mother Thelma Fleischer of Fayetteville; brother Michael Fleischer of Norcross. Read More»

Auditions for Twilight's 'Wizard of Oz' this weekend

The Twilight Theatre will hold auditions for their first summerstock production of 2011, the family musical spectacular “The Wizard of Oz,” on May 13 and 14 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. Amazing stage magic, beautiful costumes, lavishly staged musical numbers and a full orchestra will bring this masterpiece to the stage at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City on July 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. Read More»

Walter Lonnie Ivie, 80, of Brooks

Walter Lonnie Ivie, 80, of Brooks, passed away May 10, 2011.

He was the son of the late Walter Burrell and Nellie Ergle Ivie of Hapeville, Georgia. After serving in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict, he was employed with Delta Airlines for 31 years. He retired in 1987 and enjoyed traveling, wood carving and spending time with family. He was a member of Brooks Baptist Church. Read More»

Former Tyrone officer sentenced to 140 years in prison for child sex crimes

Matthew Anthony New, 38, was found guilty of 38 different charges, most of which were related to possession of child pornography; he was sentenced to serve 140 years in prison, followed by 10 years on probation, by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford.

Jury convicted Matthew Anthony New of child molestation, sexual exploitation of children

A former Tyrone police officer was convicted May 10 of taking semi-nude photographs of two juveniles who he encouraged to “strip wrestle,” prosecutors said.
Matthew Anthony New, 38, was found guilty of Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — May 3–9

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, May 3 - Monday, May 9

Donald James Anderson, 32, of Mangham Road, of Griffin, for burglary.

Nicholas Jermaine Bush, 25, of Bristol Court, Fayetteville, for violation of probation.

Edgar Bruce Carlisle, 31, of West Gate Park Lane, Newnan, for violation of probation.

David Wayne Terry, 44, of Lance Lane, Riverdale, for violation of probation. Read More»

McIntosh girls vs. Whitewater girls in AAAA state soccer championship game

McIntosh girls vs. Whitewater girls in AAAA state soccer championship game

It’s an all-Fayette state championship girls soccer match this Friday. Top ranked McIntosh, which defeated Starr’s Mill 3-1 in Tuesday’s AAAA state semifinal, will meet Whitewater, who beat Lambert (17-4-1) 2-0. McIntosh will be seeking their seventh state title, while Whitewater, which has been in the previous two state championship games, will be seeking their second. The two teams split a pair in their earlier matches this year. Click here for the full report.