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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»

UGA standout to tackle July 4 parade grand marshal duty

Peachtree City resident Matt Stinchcomb, former UGA Bulldog and NFL player, will be the grand marshal of the 4th of July Parade in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

The grand marshal for Peachtree City’s Fourth of July parade this year will be a familiar face to many UGA football fans.

Matt Stinchcomb, who went on to a successful NFL career as an offensive lineman, is now involved in the business world, enjoying three children and so much of what Peachtree City has to offer. Read More»

PTC to talk budget this Monday,Tuesday

Given the continuing economic doldrums, Peachtree City’s budget is likely to take another hit this year with dwindling property values resulting in less property tax revenue. Read More»

‘Walking Dead’ set to film in Senoia, Coweta

Don’t be alarmed if you see people walking around areas if Coweta County in the next few months that look a little less than alive. That is because portions of the second season of “The Walking Dead” television show will filmed in Sharpsburg, Senoia, Newnan and other locations around the county.

The Coweta County Commission at its June 7 meeting approved a request from Stalwart Films, LLC for the filming of the popular television show from June 6 through Nov. 11. Read More»

Brush fire threatens Senoia neighborhood

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Senoia’s Hutchinson Cove subdivision resident Chad Rodgers is standing where a portion of his wood fence stood before a brush fire burned it to the ground on June 14. Seven houses on Victoria Trace were threatened but none sustained injury thanks to the quick work of homeowners and the Coweta County Fire Dept. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A number of homeowners in the Hutchinson Cove subdivision off Rockaway Road in Senoia got a scare June 14 when a mid-afternoon brush fire was flamed by windy conditions and quickly encroached on several homes along Victoria Trace. Two fences were damaged and one firefighter sustained a minor injury as fire crews and residents worked to contain the blaze.

In all there were a total of seven homes threatened by the fire, according to Coweta County Fire Dept. Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggins. The fire was first spotted around 3 p.m. and was all but extinguished before dark. Read More»

Coweta grieves sudden death of firefighter

Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau hugs a supporter at a March 26 fundraiser held in his honor. Though expected to return to work in August, Landreau died unexpectedly on June 14. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta County Fire Department and many in Coweta County and surrounding communities lost a friend June 14 when veteran firefighter Christopher Landreau passed away at Emory Hospital after suffering a stroke. Landreau had been diagnosed in February with stage 4 lymphoma.

Chris Landreau joined the Coweta County Fire Department in July 2004 and earlier this year had been assigned to Rescue 1 on A-Shift. Read More»

Coweta BoE to decide on charter school by July 8

These parents and students were among the 100 supporters of the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia who attended the June 14 Coweta Board of Education meeting to request that their school remain open in August. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta Charter Academy will learn its fate by July 8. That was the word at the June 14 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education when charter school representatives requested a quick answer to the recently submitted application to gain local school system approval to continue operations in August.

School board meetings are customarily held at the Jackson Street office. The June 14 meeting was moved to The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road to accommodate the large number of parents and students attending. Read More»

Gin Street in Senoia closed for filming

Senoia officials said Wednesday that Gin Street from Pylant Street to Broad Street will be closed Monday, June 20 from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the filming of an episode of the Drop Dead Diva television show.

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