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A somber ride of honor through Fayette

A somber ride of honor through Fayette

Local residents Wednesday welcomed home a Griffin soldier who died March 29 from wounds sustained in an enemy attack in Konar province, Afghanistan. Infantryman Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, was escorted home by a cavalcade of law enforcement vehicles from metro Atlanta along with the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group. Faulkner was serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, which was undertaken to combat terrorists in Afghanistan. Photo/John Munford.

Tyrone Army Lt. left his mark, and then some

Lt. Col. (ret.) Sharon Collins, taking a humorous note from her son, kindly asked the crowd to “support the U.S. Postal Service by using ‘snail mail.’” Photo/John Munford.

Fellow soldiers recall 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins’ leadership; post office will bear his name

No one can argue that Army 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins of Tyrone was taken too early in the explosion that killed him and one of his men in Mosul, Iraq one year ago.

He may have been just 24 years old, but he made a significant impact as a platoon leader in the Army. So much so that a dozen of his former troops came to Tyrone Monday to witness the ceremony officially renaming the town’s Post Office after their lieutenant.

Afterwards, several of those men spoke fondly of Collins and the leadership he displayed in the field under quite harsh conditions. Read More»

Mold issues become personal in tenant-landlord squabble

For Morgan and Jesse Davis it is a story they say did not have a good resolution. The young couple insist they have been encountering a problem with mold in their apartment on Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville for four months and have health concerns for their 6-month-old daughter.

Their landlord tells a different story, saying the substance looked more like mildew and that the couple might have been using their claims of mold as a reason to break the lease. Read More»

Warrant roundup nets nearly 3 dozen arrests

A warrant round-up March 28 initiated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and in conjunction with the Fayetteville Police Department, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service, resulted in the arrest of nearly three dozen people with outstanding warrants in six counties in metro Atlanta.

“That’s 38 with outstanding warrants who were supposed to be in jail and who are now in jail,” said Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah. Read More»

Burglars hit Fayetteville Verizon store 2nd time in a month

The Verizon store on Promenade Parkway was burglarized twice in the month of March. Nothing was apparently stolen during the March 31 break-in while in the March 4 burglary a small number of iPhones were stolen.

Fayetteville Police were alerted to the March 31 break-in by an alarm call at approximately 10:30 p.m., said department spokesperson Mike Whitlow.

An unknown number of persons entered the building after breaking through a glass portion of the storefront, then attempted without success to enter the storage room, Whitlow said, adding that nothing appeared to have been stolen. Read More»

Kohl’s, other retailers approved for Fischer Crossings

Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour (L) and attorney Mark Forsling fielded questions April 5 at the public hearing on the rezoning of 85 acres on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34. Photo/Ben Nelms.

After several years of hearings and meetings the final sticking points for the last, and arguably the most controversial, portion of the massive Fischer Crossings commercial development in east Coweta County was settled April 5 when the Coweta County Commission gave unanimous approval to an agreement between developer Scott Seymour and the Featherston Fishing Club. Read More»

Senoia annexes charter school on Hwy. 16

It was all over but the vote on April 4 when the Senoia City Council heard the second reading of an annexation and rezoning proposal for the Peachtree Baptist Church property on Ga. Highway 16, home of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. The vote by the council to approve the annexation was unanimous. Read More»

Senoia Police to hold gang information seminar

While Senoia has no organized gang activity, the police department thought if would be appropriate to bring an increased awareness of gangs and gang identification to city residents.

To that end, Investigator Alicia Batts will conduct a gang information seminar for residents on April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Freeman Sasser building on Seavy Street. Read More»

Senoia hears proposal for elderly care facility

The Senoia City Council April 4 conducted a public hearing and heard the first reading of a rezoning proposal that could lead to the construction of a facility to serve a portion of the city’s elderly population. The proposal by Tranquil Village, LLC involved the rezoning of 7.34 acres on Coweta Street from R-40 (Residential) to IIR (In-town Infill Redevelopment).

If approved by the council it will lead to the construction of the facility by Tranquil Village, LLC on the Coweta Street property recently surplused by the city. Read More»

F'ville Rite-Aid hit by snatch-and-grab robber

Fayetteville Police are searching for a man in connection with an April 4 snatch-and-grab robbery at the Rite-Aid drug store on South Glynn Street.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said the man, described as wearing a dark t-shirt and sunglasses and in his 40s, entered the store at approximately 8 p.m.

The man brought a candy bar to the cash register and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash when the cashier opened the register.

The man then fled the scene, Whitlow said.

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