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A different way for teens to party: Starr’s Mill senior takes ‘dry’ stand

Jules Shipe, 18, shows her “Party Dry” bracelets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When you’re a high school senior cheerleader who gets kicked off the squad after a run-in with the law, you have some choices to make.

Jules Shipe, 18, decided to become an advocate for a different kind of teenage pastime: “Party Dry.”

Legal issues during the past year resulted in the Peachtree City young woman being kicked off the varsity competition cheerleading squad at Starr’s Mill High School. Read More»

Police reports Oct. 5-11

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. 5 - Monday, Oct. 11
Richard James Coe, 48, of Crosstown Drive, Peachtree City, for probation violation.
Jaime Antonio Conway, 35, of Sycamore Drive, Jonesboro, for probation violation.
Michael Jerome Dorsey, 32, of Church Street, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Jabbar Beyah Fowler, 29, of Lee Road, Senoia, for probation violation. Read More»

Fayetteville girl loses battle with neuroblastoma

Mary Evelyn King, 8, who fought a second round of neuroblastoma cancer, died Friday at her Fayetteville home, surrounded by family.

A Celebration of Life service was held this morning at St. Elias Orthodox Church in Atlanta.

Mary Evelyn was a second grader at Peeples Elementary School and was profiled in the Sept. 8 edition of The Citizen. Read More»

Tyrone police work with public on speeding concerns

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday approved the purchase of a multi-use SMART trailer that can assist police and the public on a variety of issues such as reminding motorists to comply with speed limits. The trailer will be purchased with existing federal drug funds.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins in making the purchase request noted that reports by citizens of motorists speeding in neighborhoods and other locations in the town contributed to the department’s interest in obtaining the SMART (Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer) unit. Read More»

Local man killed in S. Fayette collision

Deputies: other driver ran stop sign prior to crash

A Fayetteville man was killed this morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of McBride and Antioch roads in south Fayette County, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

James Buck, 55, was driving a 2004 Toyota Sequoia Read More»

PTC cops take on game warden duties; will write fishing license citations

The long arm of city law is moving beyond city streets and cart paths to the shores of lakes Kedron and Peachtree. Peachtree City police are now empowered to enforce a state law requiring all fisherman to have a state fishing license. Read More»

Several teams get key sub-region football wins

Thanks to their offensive line, the Whitewater Wildcats have piled up lots of rushing yards in recent weeks. Photo/Michael Boylan.

The season has already passed the half way point and sub-region wins are very important as teams want to find themselves in the best possible positio when region playoffs come around. Sandy Creek and Starr's Mill both stayed undefeated with blowout wins, while Whitewater came back from an early deficit to top Fayette County and Our Lady of Mercy got back to its winning ways with a victory over Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.

For more, see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1089

37-office Executive Suites at Aberdeen Corners opens in PTC

Members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce officially cut the ribbon opening Executive Suites at Aberdeen Corners. Photo/Special.

A new, deluxe executive suites facility has opened in Peachtree City.

Located at the corner of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway, in the space temporarily occupied by the Peachtree City Police Department, the Executive Suites at Aberdeen Corners are advertised as being reasonably priced for this down-sizing economy.

Executive suites are offices that share amenities and administrative services that deliver turn-key solutions with maximum efficiency, said Sharron Singletary, general manager of the facility. Read More»

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