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Couple recovering after Tuesday crash

A local couple who were injured in a two-car collision with a sheriff's deputy late Tuesday morning continue to recover in separate hospitals.

Gerald and Linda Sudduth received several injuries in the crash, according to family friend Carol Hamner. Gerald Sudduth suffered broken ribs, a fractured back and multiple contusions and lacerations, Hamner said. He is recovering in the intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital where is is conscious "and very concerned for his wife," Hamner said. Read More»

Brown to get his say on shift of SPLOST money away from bypasses

At Thursday night’s Fayette County Commission meeting, Commissioner Steve Brown will make his argument to shift transportation SPLOST revenues, earmarking the money for a host of projects that he considers critical.

Brown attempted to make such a pitch at the June 9 commission meeting, but he was halted by Commission Chairman Herb Frady, who brought up a policy that requires commissioners to submit supporting written documents two weeks in advance for items discussed on the regular commission agenda. Read More»

Selling gold, silver in Fayetteville? Smile for cop cam

If you want to sell gold or silver jewelry in Fayetteville soon, your face and thumbprint will go into a police digital database first, under a proposed new ordinance being considered by the Fayetteville City Council. Read More»

A literal 2-car pile-up

A literal 2-car pile-up

No one was injured, but this two-vehicle crash left an odd scene around lunchtime Tuesday in the parking lot adjacent to the Fayetteville Krystal restaurant. The collision forced the minivan to nearly rollover before it came to rest against the hood of the sport utility vehicle. The occupants of the minivan, including several children, were able to escape on their own before ambulances arrived. Photo/John Munford.

3 injured in collision involving deputy

3 injured in collision involving deputy

None of the injuries believed to be life-threatening

Three people were injured late this morning in a collision between a sheriff's deputy and a minivan on Ga. Highway 314 at White Oak Way, just north of the Fayette Pavilion shopping center.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, but the deputy and two victims in minivan were taken to Atlanta Medical Center and Grady Hospital in downtown Atlanta, emergency medical officials said.

The deputy was responding to a reported shooting when the crash occurred, officials said. Read More»

Help PTC win in USA Today contest for U.S.’s ‘Most Patriotic Small Town’

City Hall is calling on Peachtree City businesses to show their patriotic colors in the next several days.

The June 20 Update says, “Peachtree City Businesses – We need your help! Between June 25 and July 10, representatives from Randy McNally and USA Today will visit Peachtree City on the ‘Best of the Road’ Rally, judging our community against five others in the country for ‘Most Patriotic Town.’ Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — June 7 – June 13

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, June 7 — Monday, June 13

Joseph W. Bolden, 20, of Creekwood Trail, Fayetteville, for bench warrant and tail light violation.

Dorian A. Gorroden, 21, of Bordeaux Drive, Fayetteville, for probation/parole violation.

William J. Joyner, 23, of Wellborn Road, Warner Robbins, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

Augusta man charged in credit card theft

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on June 17 announced the arrest of an Augusta man on charges related to the theft of credit cards stolen at a Fayetteville restaurant then fraudulently used in Fayette County and in Atlanta.

Thirty-one year-old Antonio Larry, of Augusta, was charged on June 1 with with entering auto, financial transaction card fraud, and 12 counts of financial transaction card theft, according to sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan. Read More»

1 killed in Brooks truck crash

A young Senoia man died this morning after his truck skidded off the road in a one-vehicle crash around 9:20 a.m., sheriff’s officials said.

Elijah Kent Bishop, 19, was traveling east on Morgan Mill Road near Bankstown Road when Read More»

Tyrone adopts FY 2012 budget, has $4.6M in reserve

The Tyrone Town Council June 16 adopted a $3.42 million General Fund budget for FY 2012 that begins July 1. The budget that included a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for town employees will allow the millage rate to remain steady at 2.89 mills.

The adoption of the budget leaves Tyrone with $4.6 million in certificates of deposit and cash in reserve. Read More»