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ID thieves stole customer info, counterfeited personal checks

A Fairburn woman and a Jonesboro man have been charged on multiple counts of financial identity theft involving Fayette County victims.

Catraya Vogt, 29, of Fairburn, was charged with 15 counts of identity theft. Her accomplice, 28-year-old Douglas Allen, of Jonesboro, was also charged with 15 counts of identity theft, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said between November 2012 and January 2014, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigated over 30 identity theft transactions with a similar modus operandi. Read More»

Chase ends in arrest of Molena man, 24

A Molena man was arrested Jan. 27 after a car chase in north Fayette and Fulton counties.

Twenty-four-year-old Thomas Moore was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said deputies in the early morning hours of Jan. 27 conducted a traffic stop near the Fayette County and Fulton County border. Read More»

Coweta schools closed on Thursday; Coweta EMA chief to drivers - 'stay off roadways'

The continued effects of the winter storm on roadways has led to Coweta County schools remaining closed on Thursday for students and staff, according to school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones on Wednesday morning said the 911 center through Tuesday and into Wednesday received 100-200 calls, with many of those being accident-related. Read More»

Fayette schools to stay closed tomorrow (Thursday)

Leaders have decided to keep Fayette County's public school system closed tomorrow (Thursday) as the county still suffers from a number of icy and slick spots on county roads and state highways.

The announcement was posted via the school system's Facebook page.

Weather wise the temperature has yet to come close to breaking the freezing mark today.

At the back of the line on Hwy. 54

At the back of the line on Hwy. 54

From our readers: Heather Sherwood — This is 54 heading downhill to Olde Mill bridge yesterday at 3 on my way home. Several cars were getting stuck and couldn't get up the hill to head back to PTC.

Winter driving tips from PTC police

#1 on the list: Don't!

Peachtree City Police would like to offer some winter survival and driving tips.
First of all, don't get stranded in the first place. If you don't have an important reason for driving in the snow and ice, stay home and wait for the roads to be cleared. Avoid traveling for anything but medical emergencies, or you run the risk of getting stranded. Be prepared.

Ensure that your vehicle is readily equipped with the following essentials before heading out when snow and ice is in the forecast:
* Blankets
* Pillow Read More»

Sheriff Babb: Stay off roads today

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said despite the many traffic issues on roads around the county on Tuesday there were no traffic fatalities and no serious injuries. Read More»

Georgia DOT crews working non-stop to clear metro roadways

UPDATE Wednesday, 9:40 a.m. – Temperatures in the mid-teens early Wednesday challenged Georgia Department of Transportation crews working to keep roadways clear of snow and ice, not just in metro Atlanta but statewide.

GDOT is utilizing all its resources in clearing roadways; in Atlanta, almost 300 workers have been scraping ice and treating the highways. Read More»

Roads continue to be slippery; multiple stores closed

Best advice may be to stay home as officers direct sand trucks to slick spots on roads, streets

With ice and snow clogging local streets and a number of Fayette highways facing the same fate, citizens are being advised to stay home except for an emergency.

Ga. Highways 92, 279 and 85 have a number of icy spots, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. A number of Fayette residents reported on Facebook that it took seven hours or more for their commute home yesterday afternoon, with some stretching past the 12-hour mark. Read More»

Photos of Fayette Snow Jam 2014

Photos of Fayette Snow Jam 2014

Fayette County folks took photos of the traffic mess Tuesday caused by snowfall and slippery roads. here are some of them.

Photo at right was taken by Kathy Gesslein at approximately 2:30 p.m. 1/28/14 on Ga. Highway 54 looking east from Bank of Georgia at Old Norton Road.

Below, Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown shot this photo of a car off the road in brush. Read More»

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