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Crowds bundle up for Newnan Christmas parade

Crowds bundle up for Newnan Christmas parade

The frigid weather in Newnan last Sunday could not quell the excitement at the city’s annual Christmas parade. The parade attracted 70 entries and enormous crowds that lined Jackson and LaGrange streets. Whether floats signifying the Nativity or a Christmas tree loaded with ornaments or marching bands and organizations wanting to participate, all were present for the parade that began downtown and proceeded along a frozen parade route to Newnan High School. Photo/Ben Nelms

Waiting for Santa in Senoia

Waiting for Santa in Senoia

The annual Light Up Senoia parade was a hit again this year. Large crowds lined Main Street just before dark on Dec. 4 to watch nearly 50 entries in one of the city’s popular annual events. And there were plenty holiday activities for the whole family before and after the parade.

10 Coweta teachers receive “Bright Ideas” grants

It was a different kind of show-and-tell recently in the classrooms of 10 Coweta County school teachers when representatives from Coweta-Fayette EMC Operation Round Up surprised the teachers with gift baskets, balloons and “Bright Ideas” grant awards ranging from $1,136 to $1,500. Teachers with the Coweta County School System received 10 of the 24 grants awarded in Coweta-Fayette EMC’s eight county service area.

The Operation Round Up representatives presenting the awards included Bright Ideas grant judges, Coweta-Fayette EMC employees and a program board member. Read More»

Let’s go bowling in PTC

A long-standing request of quite a few Peachtree City residents may soon become a reality. A developer has approached the city about locating a bowling alley at the former site of Nature’s Nursery on Ga. Highway 74, located between south Kedron Drive and Wisdom Road. Read More»

Retired teacher busted for 25 lbs. of pot, $30K in cash

Maj. James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office examines 25 pounds of marijuana found in the truck belonging to retired Coweta and Fayette school teacher Craig Humphrey. Deputies during the Dec. 2 traffic stop also seized $30,000 in cash

A retired school teacher who taught previously in Coweta and Fayette counties was busted Dec. 2 when a Coweta County Sheriff’s deputy conducting a traffic stop found Craig Blount Humphrey in possession of 25 pounds of “high grade” marijuana and $30,000 in cash.

Fifty-six year-old Humphrey, of Sharpsburg, was pulled over Friday night on Freestone Drive off Ga. Highway 154 after a deputy followed him from the area of Ga. highways 34 and 54 in east Coweta after observing his truck weaving in the roadway, according to Maj. James Yarbrough. Read More»

Police reports Nov. 30-Dec.6

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, Nov. 30 - Monday, Dec. 6
Carl Lessie Brown, 48, of Wild Turkey Trail, Riverdale, for seatbelt violation and no license.
Christopher Gordon Chaplin, 37, of North Bend Court, Fayetteville, for obstruction.
Charles Anthony Clyburn, 36, of Audobon Parkway, Stockbridge, for probation violation.
Jeremy Allen Dorsey, 28, of Wynmeade Parkway, Peachtree City, for probation violation. Read More»

'Taunted' Whitewater High student charged for gun threats

Officials working to substantiate whether student threatened to harm other students

UPDATED 3:17 p.m. A 16-year-old Whitewater High School student has been charged by sheriff's deputies for making "a series of threats" against other students, officials said. Read More»

3rd strike conviction results in life sentence for self-lawyered defendant

A defendant who elected to represent himself in court last week was sentenced to life in prison after a Fayette County jury found him guilty of trafficking in cocaine.

Sanyo Walter McGee had two prior felony drug convictions, so he was sentenced as a repeat offender by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams, meaning McGee will have to serve every day of his life sentence, said Fayette County Assistant District Attorney David Younker. Read More»

Man, woman charged in Friday south Fayette home invasion

Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 3 arrested two of the four people sought in a south Fayette County home invasion that occurred earlier that morning when four individuals came to the house posing as law enforcement. The arrests came at a traffic stop along Ga. Highway 74 and Tyrone Road.

Michelle Marie Perez, 30, of Atlanta, and Darius McKee Gray, 38, of College Park, were each charged with one count of armed robbery and three counts of kidnapping, according to Sheriff Wayne Hannah. Read More»

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