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Burglar strikes Crosstown McDonald's in PTC

Burglar strikes Crosstown McDonald's in PTC

The McDonald's restaurant at Crosstown in Peachtree City has been temporarily closed Friday morning after a forced entry was discovered.

Peachtree City Police spokesman Mark Brown said the forced entry occurred sometime between closing time on Thursday and the opening of operations on Friday.

Brown said the incident is currently under investigation.

Coweta teen fatally stabbed in Atlanta

A 17-year-old east Coweta resident died Sept. 21 after being stabbed during an altercation in downtown Atlanta. An Atlanta man is in custody on murder charges.

Cody Phillips was fatally stabbed in downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Atlanta Police Dept. authorities found an injured Phillips in Woodruff Park, according to AP sources, and Phillips was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office on Thursday said Phillips died from a single stab wound. Read More»

Young adults wave goodbye to Fayette

Photo montage of terms associated with the generational cohort known as the Millennials, persons under age 29. Photo/Shutterstock.

Of 1,800 U.S. counties studied, Fayette has the highest rate of departing ‘millennials’ Read More»

Peachtree City prepares for 1,329 new residences

A new map of Wilksmoor Village provided by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. gives a birds-eye view of the large development on the city’s northwest side and the location of the extension of MacDuff Parkway. Graphic/PTC Planning Dept.

A new map detailing the emerging landscape known as Wilksmoor Village on Peachtree City’s northwest side has been provided by the city’s planning department. The map gives a breakdown of both new and existing subdivisions and the route of the MacDuff Parkway extension and the link to North Kedron Drive at Ga. Highway 74.

The three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. Existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units. In total, Wilksmoor — the city’s newest village — will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

F’ville’s Barnett in running for American Legion’s U.S. chief

Fayetteville resident Dale Barnett. Photo/Submitted.

Dale Barnett is crisscrossing the country on a whirlwind schedule this year in preparation for what would be an influential position on the national stage. Read More»

Cultural Ambassadors pick fruit for those in need

Members of the Cultural Ambassadors group and their parents shown on the grounds of the Real Life Fruit Orchard where they picked about 124 pounds of grapes that will be distributed to those in need.Photo/Submitted.

The newly formed Cultural Ambassadors group at Peeples Elementary completed its first service project that will bring fresh fruit to community residents who cannot afford to purchase it.

About 50 students and their parents descended on the Harvest for Real Life Fruit Orchard the evening of September 16 and picked approximately 124 pounds of grapes in 30 minutes. The three-acre orchard in Tyrone grows and gives away around 30,000 pounds of fresh fruit to clients of the Real Life Center every year. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 9–15

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. Read More»

OLM prevails 42-35 over Lumpkin Co.

The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats jumped out to a 19-point lead only to see the Lumpkin County Indians tie the game in the fourth quarter before the home team got a late score for a 42-35 win.

Lawrence Tillman put OLM on the scoreboard less than 30 seconds into the game with a 76-yard touchdown run. A few minutes later Jameson Vest threw a short pass to Jordan Thomas that turned into a 70-yard scoring play and a 12-0 lead. Read More»

Big changes are coming to historic street

Senoia's downtown Seavy Street will be undergoing construction soon. According to city manager Richard Ferry, rainfall has been causing standing water, small floods and slow drainage along the road.

At Monday night’s meeting, the council chose the second of two plans drawn up by engineer firm Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE). The new plan essentially entails lowering the middle of the road and curbing the drainage into drop inlets in the center, instead of letting the water pool along the sides of the street. Read More»

Commissioners expected at two events

Commissioners expected at two events

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has served notice that its members will be present at two upcoming events in the community outside its normal meeting schedule.

A quorum of the board is expected to be in attendance at the Community Leaders’ Breakfast Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Grace Evangelical Church, 164 Flat Creek Trail in Fayetteville. The event is being hosted by AVPRIDE and Fayette FACTOR, according to a statement released Thursday by county officials. Read More»

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