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Workshop for college bound students with disabilities, 6;30 p.m., Mar. 15

High school students with disabilities, and their parents and educators, are invited to attend a workshop, Transition to Post-Secondary Options, on March 15 at Whitewater High from 6:30-8 p.m.

The workshop is designed to help parents and educators guide young people with disabilities in making appropriate decisions about higher education options. Read More»

Tyrone cops on look-out for Sonic armed robbers

Tyrone Police are searching for three masked men who held up the Sonic Drive-in restaurant as the store was closing on Jan. 28. No one was injured in the armed robbery.

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins said the robbery occurred at closing time at approximately 11:30 p.m. Three masked men wearing hoodies and jeans entered the store from the rear of the property, he said. One of the men was carrying a handgun, Perkins said. Read More»

Fayette to hold drill for Severe Weather Awareness Week

It is never too soon to be prepared for an emergency. And that includes emergencies caused by severe storms that can cause power outages and shortages of provisions. The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services (FES) wants residents to be prepared for those emergencies and is using national Severe Weather Awareness Week to participate in a statewide tornado drill on Feb. 9. Read More»

More 'Lights, Camera, Action' in coming weeks in east Coweta

Coweta County’s role in the movie industry will continue in the coming weeks with shooting for “The Wettest County” scheduled from late February through April in southeast Coweta between Senoia and Sharpsburg, just southwest of Peachtree City. Read More»

F’ville cops nab 2, seek 3rd in Walmart parking lot robbery

Armed robbery suspect Brandon Mann is considered armed and dangerous.

The Fayetteville Police Department arrested two suspects connected to a Sept. 17, 2010 armed robbery of a man and his wife in the parking lot of the Fayetteville Walmart in the Pavilion shopping center, according to Detective Mike Whitlow Friday afternoon. Read More»

Gang member 'Big Boy' Lynch gets 17 years in F’ville gun store heist

Kissan Lynch, 25, of Jonesboro, Ga., was sentenced Friday by United States District Judge J. Owen Forrester on charges related to the theft of over 80 firearms stolen Dec. 5, 2007 from Autrey’s Armory, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Fayetteville. Lynch is the 12th of 13 defendants to be sentenced in the case. Read More»

Pounds of pancakes for a good cause

Pounds of pancakes for a good cause

Thousands of area residents flocked to the McIntosh High School cafeteria last week for the annual Kiwanis Pancake breakfast. The griddles were going all morning as pancakes were being flipped dozens at a time. In addition to the all-you-can-eat breakfast, younger visitors enjoyed face painting, clowns making balloon animals, tours of fire trucks and more. The event is an annual fund-raiser for the Peachtree City club. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Seabaugh to state: don’t tamper with private accounts

Recent reports from around Georgia have noted that state tax refund checks were deposited into taxpayer’s bank accounts by the Ga. Dept. of Revenue then withdrawn with no notice or explanation, leaving account holders to ante up costs for late charges and bounced checks. But Sen. Mitch Seabaugh hopes to end that practice.

Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) on Monday introduced legislation that would prohibit any state agency from withdrawing money from a citizen’s account without express written consent from the account holder. Read More»

Sharpsburg girl’s find of a lifetime undergoes CT Scan

Sharpsburg residents and Junior Rangers Kylie (right) and Skylar Ferguson returned to the Badlands rcently to see the fully prepared fossilized cat skull that Kylie discovered on their May 2010 family vacation

It was a rare find nearly as old as time itself when then-seven year-old Kylie Ferguson of Sharpsburg discovered the museum-quality fossilized skull of a saber tooth cat at South Dakota’s Badlands National Park in May 2010. Kylie and her family returned to the Badlands last week to watch as 3-D images of the skull were produced using a CT Scan. Skull casts will eventually be available through the non-profit Badlands Natural History Association. Read More»

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

Sam's Club gives back at grand opening

The grand opening last week of the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta County came an added benefit for a number of area’s non-profits and agencies. Store manager Darrell Arnold (bottom left) presented checks for $2,500 to the Coweta County 4-H, Coweta Boys & Girls Club, Peachtree City Fire Department, Civil Air Patrol, Community Welcome House, Corral, Coweta Community Food Pantry, Coweta County Fire Department and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

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