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After all-night standoff, F’ville officers cuff retired cop, son

Fayetteville Police have arrested a retired police officer following a domestic dispute and an all-night standoff at an east Fayetteville apartment complex that began before midnight Friday. They later arrested his son also. Read More»

Better Business Bureau warns of scams targeting vets

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have served our country and paid the ultimate price. Unfortunately, it has also become an opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans. As Memorial Day approaches, your Better Business Bureau urges consumers and donors to be aware of scammers that feed off the military. Read More»

Peeples Elementary honored for win

Peeples Elementary honored for win

Peeples Elementary School representatives were recognized at the May 19 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education for their work in winning the People’s Choice Award in the Follet Challenge. Read More»

PTC police urge everyone to 'choose your ride' for Memorial Day safety

To highlight the importance of safe driving and safe boating as the unofficial start of summer draws near, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is once again partnering with the Department of Natural Resources, local agencies, and Georgia State Patrol to add an impaired driving message to its Memorial Day Click It or Ticket campaign.

For the first time in five years, unrestrained crash deaths have gone up nationwide. In 2012, seatbelts saved an estimated 12,174 people from dying, but another 10,335 unbuckled motorists still lost their lives. Read More»

More than 1,500 graduate from Coweta's high schools

Commencement addresses at the ceremonies were given by, left to right, Northgate High School Valedictorian Maggie Shiffert and Salutatorian Brennan Lockwood; East Coweta High School Valedictorian Amber Akbar and Salutatorian Ghe Jin “Rachel” Ahn; and Newnan High School Valedictorian Hannah Katherine Chapman and Salutatorian Annie Hass. Photo/Special.

The Coweta County school system’s 2013-24 school year came to a close Friday. Commencement addresses at the ceremonies were given by, left to right, Northgate High School Valedictorian Maggie Shiffert and Salutatorian Brennan Lockwood; East Coweta High School Valedictorian Amber Akbar and Salutatorian Ghe Jin “Rachel” Ahn; and Newnan High School Valedictorian Hannah Katherine Chapman and Salutatorian Annie Hass. Photo/Special.

Newnan High School Class of 2014

Honors Graduate *

High Honors Graduate **

Abigail Elizabeth Aaron **

Elizabeth Eleanor Abercrombie **

Lily Sondra Mae Acree *

Michael Brandon Adams

Kathryn Elizabeth Adcock *

Bria Nichole Alas

Shanon Marie Albea

Robbie Lee Albert *

Cheyenne Deniece Alce

Alexis Deandria Alford

Eshawnee Jade Vency Anderson

Maklain Lee Archer

Shantel Nicole Archie *

John Glenn Arnold

Starr Miracle Arnold

Dondrikus Rashun Arnold *

Kirsten Tandrika Arnold **

Brandon Russell Arrington

Megan Brittney Asbury

Jared Marshall Ashley * Read More»

Northgate High School Class of 2014

Honors Graduate *

High Honors Graduate *

John Nicholas Abbadangelo *

Jason Thomas Abraham **

Kinsey Melissa Adams

Rachel Reneé Adornato **

Heather McKenzie Ahart **

Jordan Rae Alvey

Natasha Arona Amos

Kemor Alicia Anderson

Hannah Marie Arnold

Zachary R. Arriola **

Marissa Kaitlyn Askey *

Deveon Salina Atkins *

Erica Nicole Austin

Joel Auzon

Justin Allen Ayers

Ashleigh Lauren Bailey *

Leisel Diane Baker *

Thomar Dwayne Ball

Audrey Grace Ballew **

Charles Jauan Barber

Joshua Paul Barber

Ann Marie Barboza Read More»

East Coweta High School Class of 2014

Honors Graduate *

High Honors Graduate **

Mallory Anne Adams **

Morgan Barbe Adams **

Taylor Douglas Adams

Stone Lee Addair

Avery Tyler Addison

Ghe Jin Ahn **

Amber Anam Akbar **

Quaneisha MyShay Alexander

Sanoj Nnyl Allen *

Amber Keshawn Amie

Brianna Arielle Anderson

Courtney Patricia Anglin *

Yusra Anwar **

Josue David Araya

Tiara Caitlin Arnall

Jacquelyn Renae Atkinson

Caileen Marie Ayers *

Samantha Lynn Baer

Elizabeth Marie Baker

Rebecca Renee Baker

Shelby Madison Baker

Rashaad Jamal-isiah Baldwin * Read More»

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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