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PTC father and son arrested for operating meth lab

PTC father and son arrested for operating meth lab

A Peachtree City father and son were arrested Monday on multiple charges related to the operation of a meth lab at a Stevens Entry apartment.

Harry Charles Osborne, 58, and Jake Harry Osborne, 24, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing, Read More»

Fayetteville sees four burglaries in past week

That’s four times in a week. Fayetteville has seen three burglaries at restaurants and one at a dental office in the past eight days. Three occurred over the weekend at the southside McDonald’s on Glynn Street, the La Parrilla restaurant at the Fayette Pavilion and the Dental One Associates office on North Jeff Davis Drive. The other break-in came at the Dairy Queen on North Glynn Street on Aug. 9. Read More»

New route approved for F’ville Xmas parade

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 approved a new route for the Main Street Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 4. The route will begin and end at the Fayette County Justice Center southeast of town after making its way through a portion of the downtown area.

Main Street Director Brian Wismer in promoting the new route said city staff, along with the Fayetteville Police Department, devised the new route that will begin at the Justice Center and proceed west to South Glynn Street. The parade will go north to Stonewall Avenue, east to Lee Street and back to the Justice Center. Read More»

Hwy. 74S to be re-routed for repairs

A section of Ga. Highway 74 South will be closed several days over an upcoming weekend so crews can work on drainage for the road widening project.

Hwy. 74 between Rockaway Road and Redwine Road will be closed Friday evening Aug. 27 and it will reopen very early Monday morning Aug. 30, according to an advisory from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists in the area will be detoured onto Holly Grove, Robinson and Redwine Roads to circumvent the closed work area on the highway. Read More»

Our Lady of Mercy HS celebrates 10 years

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy High School in north Fayette County are (from left) Howard Burch, Knights of Columbus, Tara Council 6352; OLM Chaplin Father Jimmy Adams; the Most Reverend John F. Donoghue, Archbishop Emeritus of Atlanta; Father Paul Burke, founding OLM Chaplain; and Vernon E. Martin, Jr., Knights of Peter Claver. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It has been 10 years since Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) Catholic High School in north Fayette County opened its doors. It has been a decade that has led to many achievements and one that points to an even brighter future.

OLM opened its doors in 2000 for grades 9 and 10 with an enrollment of 70 students. The school at that time offered a few sports and fine arts, said Principal Danny Dorsel, adding that OLM’s first graduating class came in 2003 when 19 students received their diplomas. Read More»

For 1st time in 20 years, PTC has motorcycle cop on patrol

Corporal Chris Hyatt and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on patrol for the Peachtree City Police Department. Photo/Special.

There is something new in law enforcement on the streets of Peachtree City. Beginning about three weeks ago Corporal Chris Hyatt and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle started patrolling city streets and sometimes going places that no patrol car has gone before. Read More»

Who’s #1 on list of campus crimes in Fayette?

Five affluent suburban high schools; three school years; 266 crimes reported and worked by local law enforcement officers. Read More»

Police reports, Aug. 10-16

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
James Edward Balchuck, 26, of Rising Star Road, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Shalundra Matrel Beckham, 30, of 19th Street, Griffin, for shoplifting, failure to appear (2), financial identity fraud and financial transaction card theft.
Trey Allen Doxie, 17, of Chardonnay Court, Peachtree City, for probation violation. Read More»

Family tradition

Parapro Lori Millican and Killian Marshall in the shirt that 12 other members of the McCabe family have worn on the first day of first grade. Photo/Special.

Thirteenth family member wears shirt for first day of first grade

Family traditions come in all forms. But for the McCabe family in Fayetteville, the tradition of wearing the same shirt on the first day of the first grade was extended last week when six year-old Killian Marshall became the 13th family member since 1958 to wear the vintage shirt.

“It’s a simple white linen weave cotton shirt adorned with blue and red diamonds; at a glance, most would say it is nothing special. For the McCabe family, however, it represents decades of memories,” The Citizen reported in 2007. Read More»

Bank of North Georgia collects nearly three tons of peanut butter and jelly to benefit local food banks

 From left to right: Vicki Troyer, Executive Director of The Real Life Center, Kathy Dorsey, Peachtree City Branch Personal Banker, Carolyn Conner, Assistant Branch Manager, Linda Banks, Branch Manager and Amy Menke, Personal Banker.

Bank of North Georgia had tremendous success in hosting its third annual ‘Back to School Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive’ to benefit 27 local food banks near its 43 offices in metro Atlanta. Read More»