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Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — April 26–May 2

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcdment agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, April 26 - Monday, May 2

Thomas ONeil Moore, 21, of Spring Road, Molina, for probation violation.

Corey Antoine Bonner, 30, of LaGrange Street, Newnan, for state drug law violation.

Thomas Lamar Larkins, 30, of Ginger Court, Riverdale, for violation of probation.

Emily Marie Girard, 50, Brookshire Dr. Fayetteville for deposit account fraud/bad checks. Read More»

Fayette Chamber hosts Leadercast May 6

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 11 internationally-acclaimed leaders by attending the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville on May 6, 2011, hosted by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.

This one-day leadership training event will be broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Fayetteville. A few of the speakers for the event include:

• Seth Godin, entrepreneur, marketing expert, & best-selling author of 12 books including “Linchpin.” Read More»

Hearn: ‘I’m not the only one’; look at Studdards

Remaining under fire for failing to disclose that a recent elections board appointee was his cousin until weeks following the vote, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn asserted a different defense at the close of the April 28 commission meeting.

Hearn pointed out that a current member of the elections board, whom he did not name, has a wife who is an elected official in Fayette County. Read More»

Hams network wirelessly to spot storms for PTC’s National Weather Service office

A network of amateur radio operators trained as severe weather spotters served as crucial “eyes and ears” in advance of last week’s devastating tornado-producing storms, according to local weather officials.

The SKYWARN network provided crucial information that in some cases confirmed the violent nature of storms that were appearing on the radar screens of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, said Meteorologist in Charge Lans Rothfusz. Read More»

Who is mystery girl who showed up after storms blew through Fayette?

Jim Harris of Brooks holds photo of mystery girl. Photo/John Munford.

It is indeed possible, if not likely, that a photo discovered in the backyard of a south Fayette County home was carried hundreds of miles by the violent storms came here the evening of April 27.

Storms such as these have been documented to lift debris miles into the air and carry it for long distances, said Lans Rothfusz, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City. Read More»

UPDATED: Churches lead the way to help tornado-ravaged community

UPDATED: Churches lead the way to help tornado-ravaged community

UPDATED FOR PRINT May 4, 2011 — There’s not much left of the small community of Rio, whose two dozen homes straddle West McIntosh Road about four miles east of the south Fayette County town of Brooks and just over the county line into neighboring Spalding County.

It became a disaster zone in the dark Wednesday night of April 27-28, a 24-hour period marked by the worst outbreak of tornadoes in American history. Read More»

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps is 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. Photo/Ben Nelms.

ATM stolen from F'ville Walgreens

Fayetteville Police are looking for two men responsible for crashing through the front of the Walgreens pharmacy on South Glynn Street in the early hours of May 2 and making off with the store’s ATM machine.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said that two men in a silver truck backed into the Walgreens building at approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 2. The men loaded the ATM machine in the truck and drove off, Crawshaw said, adding that the ATM was located near the front door. Read More»

Local business leaders to hear voices of change at May 6 Leadercast

What makes a good leader?

Each is unique. Some offer direction, others inspire, still others impact lives without saying a word.

Chick-Fil-A’s Leadercast, hosted locally May 6 by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, defines leaders as “Voices of Change” operating as purveyors of either influence, hope, service, purpose or innovation.

So while there is no “one” answer to “what makes a good leader,” nearly 150 local business leaders have shown their interest in the question by making reservations to attend the event at Harps Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Read More»

Money management skills earn national ranking for SCHS students

Anyone needing advice on how to save and spend money wisely in today’s tough economic times may consider asking some local high school students. Read More»

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