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Newnan big part of Yamaha expansion

Newnan’s role in the manufacture of Yamaha ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) just got a lot bigger. The Coweta County facility will play a major role in Yahama’s move to transfer the production of the company’s worldwide manufacture of ATVs to the United States. Read More»

Henry County man charged in Senoia burglary

A Henry County man was arrested June 6 by Senoia Police on charges of burglary and cruelty to animals stemming from a May 24 residential break-in where six put bull puppies were stolen.

Twenty-nine year-old Jacob E. Bishop was charged with burglary, cruelty to animals and theft by taking, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin.

The residential burglary occurred on May 24 in which six pit bull puppies were removed from the home, Tomlin said. The investigation by Investigator Alicia Batts determined that Bishop was suspect in the break-in, Tomlin said. Read More»

Senoia considers annexation for mixed use development

The Senoia City Council on June 6 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of an annexation request by Lindsey Homes to annex 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 West for the Village West residential and commercial development. The second reading is expected June 20.

The proposal had previously been accepted for the idea of annexation by the City Council, has been through the city’s Planning Commission process and was not opposed by Coweta County. Read More»

Senoia to offer six week Citizens’ Police Academy

It will be an opportunity for Senoia residents to get a first-hand look at how police officers do their job. The Senoia Police Dept. will offer its first Citizens’ Police Academy beginning in July.

The six-week course will offer information on law enforcement issues ranging from training requirements, patrol operations, investigations, crime prevention, use of force, traffic and DUI law and a firearms simulation exercise, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»

PTC woman charged with heroin possession

A Peachtree City woman was charged June 4 with possession of heroin and cocaine after striking a vehicle on Johnson Avenue in Fayetteville that was being driven by a sheriff’s deputy.

Alicia Ann Seal, 21, was turning on to Johnson Avenue when her vehicle struck another, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw, adding that the driver of the struck vehicle was a Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy driving his private vehicle.

Fayetteville Police were called to the accident scene and were told by the sheriff’s employee that the woman had been acting suspiciously, said Crawshaw. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — May 31 – June 6

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, May 31 - Monday, June 6

Joshua Dean Allen, 25, of Riverwalk Drive, College Park, for theft by taking.

Christi Leigh Bedgood, 37, of High Falls Road, Griffin, for violation of probation.

Wesley Allen Caraway, 34, of Branch Drive, Rex, for violation of probation. Read More»

PTC man arrested for Spalding robbery, assault

A Peachtree City man was arrested June 5 on outstanding charges from Spalding County including one count of criminal attempt to commit murder, police said.

Kevin Rossborough, 47, was arrested Sunday after an officer spotted him driving and recalled that he likely had a suspended license, said Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown.

When the car’s tag was run, it revealed several outstanding warrants from Spalding County, and Rossborough was placed under arrest, Brown said. Read More»

Haddix ‘regrets’ calling Logsdon ‘part drunk’ in email to PTC staffer

In a letter to the editor published in The Citizen (June 8), Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix expressed “regret” for saying in an email that former mayor Harold Logsdon “drank a lot and came to meetings part drunk.” Read More»

Widow’s lawsuit drops Fayette County, aims at liability of EMS medics

A widow can’t sue Fayette County for the death of her husband, the Georgia Supreme Court says.

So the widow is instead suing the Fayette EMS medic personally.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in Spalding County State Court in September by Fayette county resident Charlene Denney in relation to the April 2009 death of her husband, 57-year-old Dickie Denney, has now released Fayette County based on a recent ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court on an aspect of sovereign immunity. Read More»

Toronto drafts McIntosh High School outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr.

Although recent McIntosh graduate Dwight Smith Jr. will likely start playing minor league ball in the South, the goal will be to one day start in the Great White North.

Smith Jr., a recent McIntosh graduate and outfielder for the Chiefs varsity baseball team, was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. The Blue Jays selected Smith, son of former major leaguer Dwight Smith, with the 53rd overall pick.

A story at Bluejays.com states that Smith, 5-feet-11-inches, 180 pounds, is likely to make a transition to a corner outfield position and has the ability to hit for high average. Read More»

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