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Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary School hosted the 7th Annual Red Bird Run last month with more than 350 participants. This is one of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix Race Series.

Elementary students who were 1-mile fun run winners are (L-R, front row) Abigail Hooper (first place female), Allie Silbert (third place female), Caitlin Van Zyl (second place female). Back row: Jacob Richardson (third place male), Kyle Riesselmann (first place male), Brooks Baro (second place male). Read More»

Gumerson is Fayette's top teacher

Aimee Gumerson.

Aimee Gumerson, a math teacher at Fayette Middle School, was announced Thursday as the 2011 Fayette County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) by Superintendent Jeff Bearden.

Keelan Seabolt and Shelly Dowse, a physics teacher at Sandy Creek High and a chemistry teacher

at McIntosh High, respectively, were the other contenders.

Gumerson thanked a long list of teachers who she said helped pave the way for her success, including her mother, grandparents, and many Fayette County educators. Read More»

‘The Wall That Heals’ fundraiser April 23

A motorcycle benefit ride on April 23 will raise money to bring “The Wall That Heals,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to the Coweta County Fairgrounds in October.

The April 23 event will begin at the Great South Harley Davidson dealership located at 185 Ga. Highway 16 East in Newnan. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Riders will depart at 10 a.m. for the U.S. Army National Infantry Museum in Columbus. Read More»

Sharpsburg man guilty of tax evasion

A Sharpsburg man will be sentenced on May 9 in U.S. District Court after entering a guilty plea on two counts of tax evasion and two counts of failing to file tax returns.

Robert C. Boot, 59, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2010, on two counts of tax evasion and two counts of failure to file tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. And on Dec. 8 Boot entered a guilty plea to two counts of failure to file, Yates said, adding that in his plea agreement Boot admitted that he owed $75,196.25 in taxes for tax years 2002-2004.  Read More»

Fischer Crossings theaters set to open April 22

It has been a long wait for movie fans, but the opening of the NCG theaters on Ga. highways 34 and 54 near Fischer Road is set for Friday, April 22. The opening of the 10-screen, 40,000 square-foot cinema had been accompanied by the reluctance of Coweta County this week to issue a certificate of occupancy (CO). That hesitancy was offset by an approval for the opening by the state fire marshal Read More»

Deputies bust 6 for drug house activities in F'ville

An early Wednesday morning drug raid on Bates Avenue in Fayetteville netted six arrests, according to Investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. Read More»

F’ville to get LongHorn restaurant

A new steakhouse is primed for entry into Fayetteville. LongHorn Steakhouse has submitted plans to construct a restaurant at 1320 Ga. Highway 85 North, the site of the former Johnny Carino’s restaurant just south of the Fayette Pavilion. Fayetteville Planning and Zoning commissioners could approve the proposal at the April 26 meeting. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports for April 12 – April 18

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, April 12 - Monday, April 18

Rashasa Rasfari Bailey, 27, of Tom McKinley Road, Thomaston, for probation violation.

Charles Vincent Cataldo, 61, of Kite Lake Road, Fayetteville, for chilld molestation.

Clayton Henry Garner, 51, of Ga. Highway 85 Connector, Brooks, for driving while license suspended and operating an unregistered vehicle. Read More»

PTC Police Chief Clark hit with EEOC complaint

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark in a 2010 file photo.

Former top female assistant alleges ‘hostile’ workplace at police department

A staff assistant at the Peachtree City Police Department has filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging she was discriminated against based on her gender and disabilities.

In the complaint, Lisa Ficalore claims that Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark demoted her along with handing her a pay cut in October 2008 when her position was “reclassified” from administrative assistant to staff assistant. Read More»

1 less thing for high schoolers: State to end graduation tests

The Georgia State Board of Education (BoE) on April 13 approved a recommendation that will phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) completely over the next few years. The test will no longer be required for students entering high school this fall. Students entering high school between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2011 have the option of taking the End-of-Course Test (EOCT) in a given content area. Read More»

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