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Chief Judge Edwards bows out of contention for appeals court

Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards has withdrawn his name from consideration for a vacant seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Edwards was nominated by several Fayetteville attorneys, but bowed out as he is focusing on his new role as chief judge of the Griffin Judicial Circuit.

Edwards said Tuesday that he was flattered by the nomination but he has been very busy in the details of tweaking court operations from calendar adjustments to courthouse security considerations. Read More»

PTC's Falcon Field to host 4th Annual 9-11 Patriot Day

The years pass but the memory of the tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 remains fresh in the minds and hearts of many in America. In that regard, the 4th Annual Peachtree City Patriot Day & Freedom Walk will be held on Sept. 11 at Falcon Field. Read More»

Unique high school for gifted kids gets scholarships

Students (from left) Deja Driver, Destiny Costa, Derisha Driver and Tamara Paled check out the science lab at The Dinoff School in Griffin, Georgia’s only high school with its entire curriculum designed for gifted students. The new school has now received $1 million in scholarship funding that will pay the full tuition for those meeting the income criteria. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is one of a kind in Georgia. The Dinoff School in Griffin opened its doors recently as the only high school in the state with a curriculum — that’s every class in every grade level — designed specifically for gifted students. Read More»

It's the 'dog' days of August – not coyote days

Something in south PTC is eating pets, even a baby deer; resident blames coyotes, but county thinks it’s more likely a pack of dogs

There was a report last week of the partial remains of a domesticated cat and a small deer, perhaps a fawn, found in the yard of a Peachtree City resident in the area of Crosstown Road and Robinson Road. Read More»

Biz Café the latest new thing at upcoming Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Community EXPO

Work+coffee; coffee+work...the two just seem to go together.  At the upcoming Fayette County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Expo, attendees at the new Biz Café will get not only a great cup of coffee (generously provided by ServPro of Fayette/South Fulton), but also instant, timely, valuable business information. Read More»

Free “Love and Logic” seminar offered this fall in Tyrone

Both parents and educators often view the disciplining of children to be one of the most challenging issues they face.

This fall, parents and teachers of the Fayette County Public School System are invited to attend a free seven-week Love and Logic workshop on Tuesdays Sept.14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Robert J. Burch Elementary. While the workshop is free, there is a $10 book fee. CARE, Children at Risk in Education, is sponsoring the workshop. Read More»

5 indicted in 2 drug trafficking cases

A Fayette County grand jury has indicted three men for trafficking in methamphetamine after undercover drug agents found about three pounds of methamphetamine in a home in northwest Fayette County June 11.

Bernal Gerson Villafan and Uvaldo Alvarado Tequila, both of 385 Greenview Circle, Fayetteville where the incident took place and Ismael Guerrero Moya of Dade City, Fla., were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Moyo also was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Read More»

5 indicted for S. Fayette heavy equipment chop shop

Five people have been indicted for participating in a heavy equipment chop shop that was discovered May 18 just outside of the town of Brooks in south Fayette County.

Ronald J. Martin and Shane D. Spino, both of 455 Morgan Mill Road, Brooks, Charles Allen Rippy Jr. of Todd Road, Greenville, Nathaniel B. Morris of Pine Street, Zebulon, and Nathan William Lunsford of Garner Road, Alvaton will face felony charges in connection with the case. Read More»

PTC woman arrested after stealing from clients

Peachtree City Police investigators on Aug. 27 arrested Robin Darleen White, 37, of Aberdeen Drive on with three counts of theft by receiving stolen property and two counts of financial identity fraud. The cleaning service operator is accused of stealing from her clients.

Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said the charges stemed from an ongoing fraud investigation conducted by the Peachtree City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Read More»

High school football season opens in Fayette; Sandy Creek, Starr’s Mill among victors

The Sandy Creek Patriots, the reigning Class AAAA state champions, made a statement against one of their county rivals, the Whitewater Wildcats, 20-14, in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

Click here for a recap of Friday night’s winners and losers at TheCitizenSports.com.