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Work on Hwy. 16 and I-85 to cause delays

Road work on Ga. Highway 16 eastbound from Carroll County to Ga. Highway 14 into Newnan and on I-85 northbound from Ga. Highway 34 to Ga. Highway 154 is ongoing and is expected to result in traffic delays. Work is expected to be completed on I-85 by May 18 while the work on Hwy. 16 carries an expected completion date of May 31. Read More»

Luther Bailey Rd. to see detours until Nov. for bridge work

Motorists traveling along Luther Bailey Road in southeast Coweta County outside Senoia will see detours beginning May 12 and extending through Nov. 8 while crews demolish the bridge at Double Branch Creek and construct the replacement bridge. Read More»

Small package, big payoff in emergencies

The Coweta County Fire Department is about to add a piece of equipment to its roster that, though quite small and not very costly, could pay big dividends during emergencies. And while not flashy and eye-popping like a large, red ladder truck, Deputy Fire Chief Todd Moore said the small special operations trailer approved May 5 by the Coweta County Commission is expected to play a role in responding to emergencies and saving lives. Read More»

SilverSneakers Now Available at Piedmont Newnan Hospital Wellness Center

Piedmont Newnan Hospital Wellness Center, located at 26 W. Court Square in Newnan, is recognizing the unique needs of the older adults in the community by partnering with the nationally recognized Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program.  Read More»

Crossroads Chiropractic spearheads “Bedtime Backpack” drive

Crossroads Chiropractic in Sharpsburg is joining forces to address a critical need right now in the Gadsden, Ala. community. Due to the recent outbreak of severe tornadoes, many people are living without the essential needs of daily living. It is difficult enough to have to see the destruction but to have to go without supplies and essential items is unacceptable. Read More»

Former Tyrone officer sentenced to 140 years in prison for child sex crimes

Matthew Anthony New, 38, was found guilty of 38 different charges, most of which were related to possession of child pornography; he was sentenced to serve 140 years in prison, followed by 10 years on probation, by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford.

Jury convicted Matthew Anthony New of child molestation, sexual exploitation of children

A former Tyrone police officer was convicted May 10 of taking semi-nude photographs of two juveniles who he encouraged to “strip wrestle,” prosecutors said.
Matthew Anthony New, 38, was found guilty of Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — May 3–9

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, May 3 - Monday, May 9

Donald James Anderson, 32, of Mangham Road, of Griffin, for burglary.

Nicholas Jermaine Bush, 25, of Bristol Court, Fayetteville, for violation of probation.

Edgar Bruce Carlisle, 31, of West Gate Park Lane, Newnan, for violation of probation.

David Wayne Terry, 44, of Lance Lane, Riverdale, for violation of probation. Read More»

McIntosh girls vs. Whitewater girls in AAAA state soccer championship game

McIntosh girls vs. Whitewater girls in AAAA state soccer championship game

It’s an all-Fayette state championship girls soccer match this Friday. Top ranked McIntosh, which defeated Starr’s Mill 3-1 in Tuesday’s AAAA state semifinal, will meet Whitewater, who beat Lambert (17-4-1) 2-0. McIntosh will be seeking their seventh state title, while Whitewater, which has been in the previous two state championship games, will be seeking their second. The two teams split a pair in their earlier matches this year. Click here for the full report.

Church-service thief cuffed by deputies

Latoya Ellis, 31, has been arrested for helping herself to credit cards and other valuables purloined from church-goers vehicles in a series of thefts in the Fayetteville area. Photo/Special.

An Atlanta woman has been arrested for helping herself to credit cards and other valuables purloined from church-goers vehicles in a series of thefts here.

Latoya Ellis, 31, would strike in the middle of church services, and she would use credit cards immediately afterwards, often to buy shoes, investigators said. She has been linked to eight entering auto cases that occurred at New Hope Baptists Church (north campus) and Flat Creek Baptist Church dating back to April 17, and also on May 1 and May 8. Read More»

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»

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