F’ville man arrested on theft charge

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators made an arrest August 5 in connection with a theft that took place on Evans Way in south Fayette County that occurred on July 25.

Investigators have arrested Daniel Ciconte, 21, of Fayetteville, and charged him with theft by taking, according to spokesman Brent Rowan.

This case involved Ciconte stealing jewelry from a residence on Evans Way without the victim’s permission, Rowan said. Investigators were able to recover some of the stolen jewelry and return it to the victim, he added.

Cancer hospital to break ground before year's end

This will be the look of the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital that will be located in the Ashley Park commercial development in Newnan. Groundbreaking for the facility is expected later this year.

It is now just a matter of time before the newest addition to Newnan’s Ashley Park commercial area will get underway. Representatives of the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital told members of the Coweta County Development Authority recently that construction of the 200,000 square-foot facility should begin before the end of the year. Read More»

At the movies

At the movies

It’s becoming a tradition in downtown Senoia. Crowds gathered on Main Street last Saturday for “Movie Night” in Senoia. The street was temporarily closed and area residents filled the street for the showing of “Driving Miss Daisy” that played near sundown. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fischer Crossing looks to add soccer fields and more retail

Information released Aug. 3 by the Coweta County Commission noted that a public hearing will be held Sept. 16 pertaining to a request by the Fischer Crossing Development Group to rezone nearly 35 acres near the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34. The request would locate an additional 225,500 square feet of commercial space for Kohl’s and other retailers along with three community soccer fields immediately north of the previously approved Fischer Crossing retail development. Read More»

Newnan to host 7th annual Citizen Academy

Newnan to host 7th annual Citizen Academy

The City of Newnan announces its Newnan Citizen Academy, a free six week course provided to city residents, business owners, and property owners, over the age of 18, to educate and inform the citizens of Newnan about every aspect of city government in Newnan. Read More»

Calling all filmmakers

Calling all filmmakers

Paul Lombardi at Movie Night last weekend announced a film contest with entries presenting a work of no more than eight minutes where the short film addresses any aspect of life in Senoia. Sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority, those in the running for the $300 prize must submit entries by May 31. For more information visit Photo/Ben Nelms

TNT arrests two on trafficking charges

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) has concluded an investigation into marijuana trafficking that led to the arrest Aug. 4 of two men from Hapeville and Atlanta.

The incident Wednesday occurred in the parking lot of a Fayette County business, according to TNT Capt. Jody Thomas.

Thomas said two males met with a TNT agent acting in an undercover capacity. The two males, identified as Ebrahim Bangura, 25, of Atlanta, and Saddy Jawara, 40, of Hapeville, met with and sold approximately 5 pounds of marijuana to the undercover agent for $5,000. Read More»

2 teens attacked at Cobblestone Apartments in Fayetteville

Group of 10-12 kids approached each victim prior to incidents

Fayetteville Police are trying to identify suspects involved in two different altercations at Cobblestone Apartments Tuesday afternoon.

The first incident, shortly before 4 p.m., involved a group of 10-12 kids who were “hanging out” in the area and approached an 18-year-old male, police said. The male was asked a question and then punched and kicked.

The victim received minor injuries, police said. The incident occurred near the playground, police said. Read More»

Real estate agency donates book bags, back-to school supplies

Real estate agents Melissa Wallace, Dot Bosworth, Cheryl M. Green, and Cecilia Taylor, along with CARE Coordinator Karen Spangler, load the book bags on a cart at the LaFayette Educational Center.

Local Keller Williams Realty agents, through the company’s Cares for Kids program, donated 250 book bags filled with school supplies to help students and their parents prepare for back-to-school.
Agents spent the day on August 3 visiting schools around the county delivering book bags filled with paper, pencils, crayons, folders and other supplies that will be distributed to children whose families need assistance with providing classroom materials for the new school year. Read More»

TNT arrests five on drug charges

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) has concluded four investigations into the sale, possession or use of illegal narcotics. These investigations have led to the arrests of 5 people. Read More»

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