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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»

Ten arrested at F’ville party for underage drinking

Partying doesn’t always pay, at least when the festivities are loud enough to draw complaints. That was the case at Swan Brook Apartments in Fayetteville Dec. 30 when a visit by police resulted in the arrest of 10 underage drinkers.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Mike Whitlow said officers responded to a loud party complaint in the early morning hours of Dec. 30 and subsequently arrested 10 people for underage possession of alcohol. Fayetteville Police received the call at approximately 2 a.m. at the Swan Brook Apartments off Ga. Highway 54 East, Whitlow said. Read More»

Third man arrested in PTC burglaries

Peachtree City Police early Wednesday arrested two Atlanta men in connection with three Christmas week residential burglaries. A third Atlanta man was arrested Wednesday afternoon. All three are charged in the three residential burglaries in the Smokerise and Kedron Hills subdivisions. Read More»

Up close and larger than life

Up close and larger than life

Rainy skies before Christmas may have put a damper on the annual visit to Senoia by the Clydesdales, but it did not stop two of the gargantuan horses from arriving in town to be viewed and admired by the hundreds who braved the elements for a close-up look. Photo/Ben Nelms

Coat drive a success for local scout

Starr's Mill High School's Ray Loya as part of an Eagle Scout project spearheaded an effort collected 415 coats and blankets for homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta.

For his Eagle Scout project, Ray Loya decided to warm the hearts of people down on their luck, people who had no place to go.

And by all measures he succeeded and then some, providing 415 blankets and jackets to homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta. His initial goal was 300.

Loya came up with the idea because his church does outreach programs in Atlanta, serving food to the homeless, and he knew there weren’t many jackets to hand out. Read More»

Thieves rob multiple storage units in Tyrone

A pre-Christmas theft at the Shamrock Storage facility on Senoia Road in Tyrone left the locks cut on 64 storage units and the owners of many of those units robbed of some of their belongings.

Tyrone Police Det. Dean Johnson said the thefts occurred sometime between the night of Dec. 22 and the morning of Dec. 23. He said the thieves gained access to the property by cutting the fence on the side of the property adjacent to Crumpton’s Furniture. Read More»

Heat lamps cause fires and close calls

Heat lamps in use during this month’s cold temperatures were the cause of two structure fires in Coweta County. Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Jimmy Gantt urged residents to be aware the dangers associated with using the lamps for supplemental heating.

Gantt said that during the month firefighters responded to two structure fires caused by heat lamps. Though residents were unharmed, Gantt said that in one of the cases the family dog perished in the fire. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan donates $10K to Coweta schools

Piedmont Newnan Hospital last week announced that it will donate $10,000 to the Coweta County School System and other local organizations.
School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said Piedmont Newnan Hospital is showing its support for Coweta schools and students through its recent sponsorship of the Coweta County School System. Jackson said the sponsorship benefits a wide range of educational and student health and wellness programs at Coweta elementary, middle and high schools, as well as associated educational organizations. Read More»