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Police reports Dec. 14-20

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, Dec. 14 - Monday, Dec. 20
Shelby Cleopheus Arrington, 19, of Princeton Chase Trace, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Kenneth Timothy Baldwin, 26, Harbor Town Parkway, Fayetteville, for no license.
Terry Nikoya Beasley, 25, of Bartow Court, Riverdale, for no proof of insurance, reckless driving, no license, lane violation maximum limits and fleeing/attempting to elude. Read More»

Teens graduate from Youth Challenge Academy

Seven Fayette County teens graduated from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart last Saturday at commencement ceremonies at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.

Haney Adeclat and Jeramie Ruiz of Peachtree City, Samuel Dean, Julians Gil, George Hampton, Amanda Mindler of Fayetteville and Brandon Garcia of Tyrone successfully completed the 22-week, in-residence youth development program for at-risk youth located at Fort Stewart, Ga. Read More»

Teaching 'The Nutcracker'

Teaching 'The Nutcracker'

Armando Luna, professional dancer and teacher with the Atlanta Ballet, took time out of his busy performance schedule to teach Cleveland Elementary School students about his experiences dancing in The Nutcracker. Sarah Farmer, a second grader, learns how to dance like the mice from the famous battle scene. Mr. Luna also brought along several props from the Atlanta Ballet production for the students to admire and appreciate and courteously autographed a nutcracker that will be auctioned to benefit Relay for Life. Photo/Special.

School system and Fayette Holiday Helpers thank community for their generosity

CARE coordinator Karen Spangler (far right) and her assistant Diann Ferrante (second from right) thank Fayette Holiday Helpers members  (L-R) Sandy Hogan, Nancy Ward, Sandi McCallie, Gail Gerdue, Helen Rickman, and Janet White for their assistance with the 2010 Angel Tree project. Photo/Special.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fayette community, assistance from Fayette Holiday Helpers, local businesses, private citizens and employees of the Fayette County Public School System, all angels on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their wishes granted and then some. Read More»

'Extreme' fire kills PTC man

'Extreme' fire kills PTC man

Home had no working fire alarm

The Citizen has learned that Tim Cessna is believed to be the man who died when a fire gutted a Peachtree City home early Tuesday morning.

Police and fire officials still have yet to identify the victim, pending the results of an autopsy conducted at the Georgia crime lab. Read More»

Fayette Sheriff’s Department nabs $101K in metro Atlanta seized drug money

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah holds the federal check for over $101,000, part of seized drug forfeiture funds resulting from a combined local and federal investigation. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department last week received thanks from federal officials and $101,000 as its share of drug money seized after an 18-month-long joint investigation into drug cartels operating in the Atlanta area, according to a news release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Besides the Fayette S.O., other agencies sharing in $1.6 million in seized drug money were the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, Ga. Department of Public Safety and the Lawrenceville Police Department. Read More»

Tyrone honors police officers

Tyrone honors police officers

Honoring the employees of the Tyrone Police Department at an annual dinner has become a tradition. The 4th Annual Tyrone Police Department Banquet was held Dec. 8 at the Tyrone Depot. Among the many awards presented by Chief Brandon Perkins were those to Sgt. Eric DeLoose (left) for the 2010 Employee of the Year and to Officer Shawn Albea for the 2010 Officer of the Year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Planners: car wash at PTC's entrance should be elsewhere

Plan needs variance to Hwy. 54 setback, likely a tough sell to City Council

A proposal to build an environmentally-friendly car wash at the corner of Read More»

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Members of the East Coweta High School JROTC presented the colors at the Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremonies held at Falcon Field earlier this month. Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Association member Roy Mooney salutes as JROTC members present the flag. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC goes Hollywood: ‘The Fred’ to appear in film

At some point in March 2011, The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater will be ready for its closeup. “The Fred” will be featured in the movie “Joyful Noise,” starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, and marked for a release on Jan. 13, 2012. Read More»

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