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Burglary in N. F’ville nets $15K cash, jewels

Fayetteville Police are investigating a residential burglary in the Woodbine subdivision off White Road where the basement door was kicked in and a large sum of cash and diamond jewelry was stolen.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said the burglary occurred between May 1-9. The exact date is not known since the homeowner did not check the basement door on each of those days.

Whitlow said the burglar made off with what was reported as $15,000 in $100 bills, diamond jewelry and a laptop computer. Read More»

Thieves hit parked cars at Fayette churches, gyms

New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville was struck again Sunday morning by thieves who shattered the windows of two parked vehicles to get cash and credit cards, sheriff’s officials said.

And Peachtree City had five entering auto cases in five days recently as well, including two at local gyms, which has been a recurring matter, police said. Read More»

Wildcat hurler fires playoff victory

Wildcat hurler fires playoff victory

Whitewater pitcher Daniel Amos picked up the win in the Wildcats’ first state playoff game last Friday, also doing some damage with his bat. Wednesday (May 11), Whitewater plays at undefeated Wayne County in the second round of the AAAA state playoffs. For more on the first round wins and a preview of the doubleheader, go to www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Who will be in the final?

Who will be in the final?

McIntosh’s Laura Higgason (22) lines up a shot against the South Forsyth goalkeeper in last Friday’s AAAA quarterfinal match. The Lady Chiefs hosts Starr’s Mill tonight (May 10) for a space in the state final, while Whitewater played at Lambert. Visit www.thecitizensports.com to find out who won and when and where the final is. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Arrests made for cruelty to children, burglary, other offenses

Arrests in four separate cases reported May 5 by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office involved incidents pertaining to cruelty to children, burglary, attempting to influence a witness and identity fraud.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said 43 year-old Peachtree City resident Richard Chris Munoz was arrested April 27 in connection with a cruelty to children case that had been reported on April 22. Munoz was charged with first degree cruelty to children, third degree cruelty to children and battery (family violence), said Rowan. Read More»

Dumping old pills for the environment's sake

Dumping old pills for the environment's sake

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps (right) and a fellow officer and DEA agent were front and center April 30 as area residents arrived at Shakerag on McIntosh Trail to drop off out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter medications for the department’s “Pill Drop” program. Residents dropped off approximately 170 pounds of medications, the vast majority of which were old prescription meds. Officials then safely dispose of the medications in an environmentally friendly manner. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sheriff: eyes out for church-service bandits

A pair of criminals have been stealing items from unlocked cars in the middle of church services in north Fayette County, sheriff’s officials said.

Because of the brazen thefts, citizens are encouraged to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity just prior to or during church service.

The thieves have struck both New Hope Baptist Church and Flat Creek Baptist Church on April 17 and May 1, taking purses, credit cards, cellphones, GPS receivers and other items of value. Read More»

Senoia approves elder care facility

The Tranquil Village residential development for some of Senoia’s older citizens is a go. The City Council at the May 2 meeting heard the second reading on the proposal and voted unanimously to approve the project.

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). Read More»

Two PTC men arrested on drug charges during golf cart safety check

Two Peachtree City men were arrested May 4 on drug and other charges during a golf cart safety check conducted by Peachtree City Police on the recreational path behind Ropers Path.

Kaland Shane Breeding, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule II substance, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a Read More»

Food, items needed for Spalding Co. tornado victims

A donation center has been opened to assist victims from the tornados that hit Spalding County last week.

Donation center open in Griffin

A call has been put out for nonperishable food and other goods needed to help victims of last week’s tornados in Spalding County, where 341 homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed.

Donations will be received at 819 Memorial Drive in Griffin, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Read More»

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