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Fayette County arrests report — July 1–7

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, July 1 - Monday, July 7

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Kyle W. Castleberry, born in 1981, of Heritage Drive, Hampton, for probation/parole violation and bench warrant.
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Appeal cites ‘poor candidates’

Appeal cites ‘poor candidates’

In its federal appeal of a court ruling that enacted district voting in Fayette County, the county commission has a different take on the 2006 special election for a county commission seat that is central to the case.

That election saw local businessman Robert Horgan, the only white candidate in the race, defeat three black challengers in Emory Wilkerson, Malcolm Hughes and Charles Rousseau. Read More»

Turnout 1.7% so far, early voting’s last day is Friday

Friday is the last day to early vote before the July 22 election, and if you need further incentive, low turnout might make your vote more valuable.

At the end of early voting last week, some 1,212 of the county’s 70,373 registered voters had cast a ballot, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. That’s just 1.7 percent. Read More»

Piedmont-Fayette Hospital affiliates with MD Anderson Cancer Network

‘I don’t think anyone else in the world has this kind of experience’

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has joined Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in becoming Georgia’s only hospitals affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Network.

A physician on the front lines of cancer care is Piedmont Cancer Institute oncologist Jonathan Bender, who commented on how the affiliation with MD Anderson has affected best practices and protocols. Read More»

Sandy Creek's FBLA competitors win awards

National FBLA winners: From left, Ellie Klarl, Jamarcus Mathis, Tamara Lopez, Carlisle Vidourek, Rosie Jamison, Saridh Galvan. Photo/Special.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at Sandy Creek High wrapped up its inaugural year by bringing home high honors from the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville.

The team of Saridh Galvan, Carlisle Vidourek, and Tamara Lopez won sixth place in Digital Design and Promotion. Ellie Klarl, Jamarcus Mathis, and Rosie Jamison placed eighth in Hospitality Management. Read More»

Senoia homes to be walled in for ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC promotional photo for 'The Walking Dead.’

It might look like the Great Wall of Senoia, but the 15-foot temporary wall to be constructed on the Gin Property in the fall will actually serve as a contained set for AMC television’s “The Walking Dead.”

The July 7 request to construct a temporary 15-foot wall around portions of the Gin Property just south of the downtown retail district received unanimous approval from the Senoia City Council. Read More»

World-class cancer treatment now in Fayette

Exterior photo of Piedmont-Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. File photo.

Piedmont brings expertise of MD Anderson Cancer Network to Georgia Read More»

Coweta beats state in final year of CRCT

The Coweta County School System in the final year of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) outperformed the state of Georgia on all grades and subjects. The CRCT test will be replaced with the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System during the 2014-2015 school year.

The CRCT measures student mastery of Georgia’s basic curriculum in the subjects of reading, English/language arts, math, science and social studies in grades 3-8. Read More»

Mom arrested after leaving 5-year-old in car

A Fairburn woman was charged with reckless conduct July 9 after leaving her 5-year-old son in a car at the Publix grocery store in Tyrone. The child was found by a patron and was hot but unharmed.
Police Chief Brandon Perkins said 28-year-old Semeatress Robinson was charged with reckless conduct in the incident. Read More»

Smash and grab auto break-ins on increase in Fayette

Shutterstock posed photo.

There are increasing reports across Fayette County of motorists having their vehicles entered and items stolen. Read More»

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