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Gov. Deal welcomes Sany to PTC

 Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix (R) presents a city flag along with a photo of it flying over the Great Wall of China to Sany America’s Jack Tang during Monday’s ceremony. Photo/John Munford.

The beginning of a fruitful partnership between Georgia and the Hunan Provence of China was celebrated in style Monday, complete with an orchestra and a red carpet ceremony to mark completion of the first phase of Sany America’s assembly plant facility in Peachtree City.

Assembly and production will gear up later this year, as Sany America plans to surpass the 200 employee mark. By the end of 2012, the company plans to have a total of 300 employees on board.

Currently the company employs 108 people, and its Peachtree City campus will become its U.S. headquarters. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 22 — Feb. 28

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, Feb. 22 - Monday, Feb. 28

Felix Alvarado-Alcantara, 36, of Roe Street, Griffin, for no license and driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Philip Timothy Cornish, 25, of Glenn Street, Atlanta, for probation violation. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 15 — Feb. 21

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, Feb. 15 - Monday, Feb. 21

Antonio Demetri Battle, 33, of Penelope Street, Atlanta, for probation violation.

Michael Anthony Cannon, 25, of Turkey Creek Road, Thomaston, for probation violation.

Cornithia Nicole Lane, 28, of Willow Cove Way, Atlanta, for probation violation.

Jason Steven Marcenich, 27, of Pinetree Drive, Fayetteville, for aggravated battery. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 8 — Feb. 14

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, Feb. 8 - Monday, Feb. 14

Felecia Lynn Denton, 51, of Carling Avenue, Macon, for probation violation.

Joel Arnoldo Estrada-Morales, 39, of Fayetteville Road, Griffin, for aggravated child molestation/child molestation.

Tarell Emory McCall, 22, of Palm Street, Canton, for probation violation.

Reginald Renard Varner, 39, of Wendal Drive, Atlanta, for probation violation. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 1 — Feb. 7

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, Feb. 1 - Monday, Feb. 7

Drake Lamont Coggins, 36, of Flat Shoals Road, Union City, for suspended license, driving unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle and open container.

Terry Lamar Dunlap, 44, of Austell Road, Marietta, for unregistered vehicle and suspended license.

Delano St. Clair Essue, 36, of Birch Ridge Court, Stone Mountain, for probation violation. Read More»

Electricity in a box

Electricity in a box

At Crabapple Lane Elementary School fifth grade students participated in a hands on Science lesson by creating their own working electrical boxes. As a part of the unit on electricity students designed, created, and then wired shoebox rooms with working lights and home-made switches. This fun project helped reinforce Georgia state standards on electrical circuits in a real-life situation. Pictured here are students Haley Mason and Quinn Maston. These two students recreated a bedroom scene with working lights. Read More»

DA: murder charges expected for infant death

A 5-month-old infant who died Friday had suffered injuries from having been shaken, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard has confirmed.

Law enforcement is expected to seek murder warrants in connection with the case, Ballard said, though he declined to say whom might face those charges. Read More»

Tornado watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Monday for much of north and central Georgia, including Fayette and Coweta counties.

The tornado watch, issued at 1:30 p.m., also includes a wind advisory. Winds are expected to increase through the afternoon and begin decreasing after sunset. Sustained winds could reach 20-25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

For more information visit www.weather.gov.

2 governors welcome SANY’s new plant, 200 new jobs in PTC

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (second from right) greets Yanping Gao of the China consulate office in Houston following a ceremony Monday to mark the completion of Sany America's assembly building in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

Gov. Nathan Deal Monday joined with Gov. Qiang Zhou of China’s Hunan Province, SANY Group chairman Wengen Liang and other dignitaries to celebrate the first phase completion of SANY America’s North American assembly plant in Peachtree City. Read More»

Safety flare causes minor injury to man at Braelinn Village

A man was treated and released at Braelinn Village Shopping Center Feb. 26 after a safety flare accidentally ignited.

Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said officers responded Saturday to the parking lot at Braelinn Village Shopping Center at 11:47 a.m. in reference to a person receiving a chemical burn.

Police officers and firefighters arriving at the scene discovered an unknown device that had exploded in the hand of the victim, Dove said. Read More»