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Miss Starr's Mill Pageant postponed

Update - Thursday, Jan. 13 - Due to the closing of Fayette County Schools on Thursday, Jan. 13, the Miss Starr's Mill Scholarship Pageant has now been canceled altogether for this coming weekend. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

The 10th annual Miss Starr’s Mill Scholarship Pageant, the largest high school scholarship pageant of its kind, will be held Jan. 14 and 15 in Starr’s Mill High School’s Duke Auditorium. Read More»

Brooks man dies in Thurday night traffic crash on Hwy. 85 South

Twenty-six year-old Brooks resident Brian Schornak was killed Thursday night on Ga. Highway 85 South when the motorcycle he was riding struck a vehicle turning onto the highway from Porter Road. The investigation of the crash is ongoing and charges are pending.

Maj. Bryan Woodie Friday morning said the Traffic Enforcement Section of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating the two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in Schornak’s death. Schornak was pronounced dead at the scene, Woodie said. Read More»

New Piedmont Newnan Hospital receives $5 million donation

It was a way for one hospital to help another. Newnan Hospital, Inc., the previous owner of Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has provided Piedmont Healthcare with a $5.1 million donation to enhance services at the Piedmont Newnan replacement hospital now under construction on Poplar Road near I-85.

Piedmont Healthcare officials said the donation was the largest ever received in the company’s 105-year history. The millions in funding will enable the new hospital to offer enhanced services in the areas of interventional radiology, surgery, emergency care and women’s and neonatal services.     Read More»

Sam’s Club readies for opening, theaters rain-delayed until March

It’s too big to fit in the frame of the photo. The 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club at the new Fischer Crossings commercial development located at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. The gas pumps on the store’s north side opened in December. The store will open on Jan. 27. Photo- Ben Nelms

Time is getting close for the opening of the first businesses at east Coweta County’s new Fischer Crossings commercial development at Fischer Road and Ga. highways 34 and 54, less than a mile west of Peachtree City. Read More»

Family escapes New Year’s Eve fire, but Fayetteville home badly damaged

A New Year’s Eve fire at a residence on Pleasant Point Way east of Fayetteville resulted in no significant injuries to occupants. Multiple fire units fought the early morning blaze that caused significant damage to home and its contents.

None of the four occupants in the home at the time of the fire was injured, though one child was evaluated at the scene for possible smoke inhalation, according to Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms. Read More»

Deputy dogs ready for duty at Fayette Sheriff's Office

Deputy Shane Head (L) with Duke, a 5-month-old bloodhound and Deputy Cody Bensley with Darko, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois. Photo/Ben Nelms.

If a dog is man’s best friend, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office now has two new best friends on the force.

The sheriff’s office about a month ago acquired the services of Darko, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois, that serves with Dep. Cody Bensley as a patrol dog. And just last week the office secured Duke, a 5-month-old bloodhound that serves with Dep. Shane Head as a tracking dog. Read More»

Hot spot for most stolen vehicles in Fayette: PTC*

* The catch? Most stolen vehicles in PTC are golf carts, almost all of which are recovered quickly

Once every two and a half days in Fayette County, on average, somebody’s car, truck or golf cart goes missing, according to figures compiled by local law enforcement agencies. Read More»

New Year’s stops net 12 arrests, 46 tickets

A Fayette County deputy sheriff checks the license of a motorist New Year’s Eve. Several such checkpoints yielded arrests and contraband. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New Year’s Eve is one of those occasions when people should strongly consider what they are doing on Fayette County’s roadways. Roadchecks and patrols conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office around the county on Dec. 31 resulted in 46 citations, 12 arrests and 17 warnings issued. Read More»

Police reports - Dec. 28, 2010-Jan. 3, 2011

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. 28 - Monday, Jan. 3
William Charles Adams, Jr., 49, of Lang Drive, Fayetteville, for pointing a gun at another and terroristic threats.
Michael Joseph Agee, 29, of Roxbury Drive, Riverdale, for no insurance and suspended license.
Ricardo Yulian Aragon-Torres, 21, of Treasure Drive, Riverdale, for headlights required and no license. Read More»

Search still on for missing 12-year-old girl

Search still on for missing 12-year-old girl

Girl, 12, could now be in Mexico with 21-year-old man

Investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office are still searching for 12-year-old Isabeth Yanez who was last seen on Dec. 27. Investigators said the Fayette County girl may be with 20-year-old Simon Quintana Guiterrez near Acapulco, Mexico. Read More»

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