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Thieves make off with business AC units

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several large air conditioning units stolen in the past few weeks from businesses along Ga. Highway 85 North.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said several air conditioning units were stolen on Sept. 30, Oct. 13 and Oct. 26 from businesses on Carnegie Place and on Ellis Road. The Ellis Road thefts occurred at the same business.

Rowan said the thefts are currently under investigation. Read More»

Seniors hear “the other side” of the Medicare story

More than 100 people showed up Oct. 28 at Peachtree City Hall to learn more about the transformation of the American healthcare system and its potential impact on Medicare recipients.

Addressing the convoluted topic were St. Joseph’s Hospital oncologist Dr. Brian Hill, insurance expert and Atlanta-based Healthcare Visions, Inc. CEO Ron Bachman and Sharpsburg independent insurance agent Linda Mulligan. Read More»

Sharpsburg man struck by vehicle, dies

A Sharpsburg man died early Monday night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Ga. Highway 154 at Malvern Hill near Willis Road. No charges have been filed at this time.

Coweta Sheriff’s Lt. John LaChance said Sharpsburg resident Shane McCreery, 33, was hit by a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Whitesburg resident James Green at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday. Read More»

Feds: Fayette drug agents helped take down Mexican cell

The Tactical Narcotics Team of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was lauded this week for participating in an investigation that led to disruption of a Mexican drug trafficking organization that operated in nearby Ellenwood.

In three separate incidents involving the cell, agents seized over 900 pounds of marijuana and $1.8 million in cash, officials said. Read More»

Police reports, Oct. 26-Nov. 1

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, Oct. 26 - Monday, Nov. 1
Breyone Montez Aaron, 28, of Creekview Court, Riverdale, for suspended license.
Tanesha Nashelle Arnold, 22, of Avery Drive, Jonesboro, for pending charges false name, following too close, possession of marijuana and suspended license.
Jemar Antonio Branch, 27, of Walker Avenue, Fayetteville, for light/beam violation and no license. Read More»

Whitewater band wins second Grand Championship

Whitewater band wins second Grand Championship

The Wildcat Marching Band had an outstanding performance last Saturday, Oct. 30 at the "LaFayette Marching Classic" at Fayette County High School. In Prelims the band placed 1st in the Class 4A division, receiving all superior ratings for band, percussion, and color guard. The color guard and percussion also placed placed 1st in Class. Read More»

Girl, 16, life-flighted after PTC cart crash

REVISED FOR PRINT Nov. 2 — A woman lost control of a golf cart carrying four children and a teenager off Kedron Drive in north Peachtree City Friday night and careened into a tree. The single cart wreck resulted in the teenager being life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center. The other four passengers, ranging in age from 1 to 7, and the 24-year-old driver were treated and released at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Quilters at Fayette Montessori's Pioneer Day

Quilters at Fayette Montessori's Pioneer Day

Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent community outreach recently attended Fayette Montessori School for their Pioneer Day. Students learned about the art of quilting and completed a quilt block.  Join Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent at an upcoming meeting, contact qgscpresident@gmail.com. Photo/Special.

D.A. King to speak to Republicans about illegal immigration

D.A. King, a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration and president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society, will be the guest speaker at the Fayette County Republican Party's November First Saturday Breakfast.  Mr. King is a former Marine and a 27-year resident of Marietta, Georgia, who has been studying our illegal immigration crisis for more than eight years.  In 2003, he set aside his twenty-five year old insurance business to devote full time to educating people on the crisis.  Read More»

PTC may go back to big box limits; 1 goal would be protection of smaller stores

Peachtree City may be going back to a firm size cap on the largest-sized retail stores that will be allowed by city ordinance.

Such a “big box” ordinance would contrast to the city’s current method of regulating the size of stores and shopping centers. Currently the city allows developers a size of up to 32,000 square feet for an individual store and no more than 150,000 square feet total for one single shopping center. Read More»