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Pink shoelace bandit snagged

Robbery suspect Michael MacConaugha Jr., 20, of East Point arrives at the Fayetteville Police Department Feb. 20 in detectives’ custody. He is charged with the robbery of the CVS Pharmacy in Fayetteville in December. Photo/John Munford.

Fayetteville Police have arrested an East Point man in connection with the robbery of the CVS Pharmacy in Fayetteville on Christmas Eve.

The investigation is ongoing because police think Michael MacConaugha Jr., 20, is not the only one involved, detectives said.

During the incident MacConaugha walked into the store wearing a hooded sweatshirt talking on a cellphone, according to surveillance video. Police said MacConaugha told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money from the cash register, keeping his right hand in his pocket to indicate that he had a weapon. Read More»

Families, friends mourn 3 plane crash victims

Builder Mike Rosetti (L) and physician Jeffery Curtis “were almost like brothers.” Photo/submitted.

Peachtree City is saying goodbye this week to three men with deep ties in the aviation and business community who died in a LaGrange, Ga., plane crash Saturday.

Local homebuilder Mike Rossetti, 60; family physician Dr. Jeffery V. Curtis, 53; and flight instructor Willy Lutz, 69, were killed when their twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport. Read More»

P.A.L.S. pageant is Saturday at Starr's Mill High School

High school can be tough without a pal. P.A.L.S. (Peers Are Linking Students) clubs are about building friendships between students with and without disabilities and creating lasting bonds, all while having fun.

P.A.L.S. club members forge friendships by participating in a variety of activities together, both within and outside of school. Read More»

Scott to honor students at art competition

Congressman David Scott will host an awards ceremony to honor all participating students of his 12th Annual Congressional High School Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” To date, Congressman Scott has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to local student artists.

During the ceremony, top winners will be announced. The first place entry from Congressman Scott’s district will join other first place winners from around the country and be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Read More»

Chiefettes at National Dance Team finals

Chiefettes at National Dance Team finals

The McIntosh Chiefettes dance team recently competed at the UDA National Dance Team Championship where they made it to the final round of competition and placed 18th out of 81 teams.

Previously they were crowned 2014 State Champions in Pom and Jazz at the UDA Georgia Dance Championships, the fifth year in a row they have won double state titles.Cortland Anderson won the Solo division, while Darby Smith placed third, Ally Cox fourth, Kristen Plunkett sixth and Kirsten Fink ninth. Cassie Burk placed third in the Junior Solo division. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Feb 11–17

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. 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. Read More»

3 PTC men killed in plane crash

Three Peachtree City men were killed in a plane crash Saturday shortly after 2 p.m. in LaGrange, police said. The victims were identified as Vincent Michael Rossetti, 60; Willy Lutz, 69; and Jeffery Van Curtis, 53, according to the LaGrange Police Department. Read More»

Chiefs, Tigers, Patriots win first-round games

Three local boys' teams prevailed in their first-round state basketball tournament games Saturday.

In AAAAA, the McIntosh Chiefs won at home 69-53 over Lakeside-Evans 53 to move into the round of 16. Their next game is on the road at Northside-Columbus, who beat Richmond Hill 75-63.

The Whitewater Wildcats saw their season come to an end in Warner Robins, where they fell 60-47.

In AAAA, the Sandy Creek Patriots downed Dalton 67-40 to earn a second-round game on the road against Johnson-Gainesville, who won 83-71 over Stone Mountain. Read More»

Coweta names finalists for teacher of the year

Pictured from left are Coweta County 2013 Teacher of the Year finalists Donna Hightower (Thomas Crossroads Elementary), Randy Robbins (East Coweta High School) and 2013 Teacher of the Year Dr. Lyn Schenbeck (Central Educational Center). The three were among 31 Coweta County Teachers of the Year honored by the Board of Education and the Newnan Pilot Club last year at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Special.

The Coweta County School System has named the 2014 teachers of the year for each of its 31 public schools. Chosen by their peers, the teachers will be honored at a ceremony on May 1. The May 1 meeting will also include the announcement of the school system’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. Read More»