F'ville cops arrest burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department Wednesday arrested two people for a reported residential burglary in the city.

On May 26 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary. Police stopped a car leaving a home on Annelle Park Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Items from a previous burglary were found in the car along with two guns, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Million word readers recognized

Million word readers recognized

Wow! Ten students at Tyrone Elementary were inducted into the Million-Word Club on Friday. Pictured are the students and club sponsors that have read more than a million words this year holding their favorite books. Seated, from left, are Christopher Beaver, Clay Walker, Riley Carraher, Veronica Randers and Dresden Day. In the back row are Kim Marshall (Media Specialist), Zoe Andrews, Banks Ream, Deviny Williams, Beau Healy, Brant Bousquet, Pat Pankopp (Media Parapro). Photo/Kim Marshall

Horatio Alger Scholars named

Overcoming great obstacles and demonstrating strength of character has earned two graduating high school seniors a scholarship from the Horatio Alger Georgia Scholarship Program.

Samuel Yi of Sandy Creek High and Iesha White of Fayette County High are among the 50 graduates in the state who received a $5,000 scholarship for use at any accredited institution in the United States.

In addition to overcoming hardships, candidates for the scholarship must also be involved in co-curricular and community activities, and demonstrate a high level of academic achievement. Read More»

Students earn college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Georgia Tech, the University of Southern California and Wheaton College have awarded National Merit Scholarships to three students who will begin studying at their institutions in the fall. Read More»

Starr’s Mill inaugurates Music Therapy class

Starr’s Mill inaugurates Music Therapy class

Students with special needs involved in the Community Based Vocational Instruction (CBVI) program at Starr’s Mill High School benefited this past semester from a new Music Therapy class, sponsored by the SMHS Choral Department.

Students involved in the CBVI class experience an education centered on improving everyday life skills in addition to educational coursework. In order to encourage career goals and a life as community service-minded citizens, CBVI students visit off campus locations to gain real world experience. Read More»

PTC youth falls from truck, then is run over by car

UPDATED print version (Tuesday, May 25, 2010) —Twenty-year-old Peachtree City resident Geofrey Griffith was killed late Saturday night when he fell out of the bed of a pickup truck and was subsequently struck by another vehicle along Ga. Highway 34 outside Newnan. Read More»

Fight after May 14 soccer game lands three students in jail

A fight between football players from Starr’s Mill and McIntosh high schools after the soccer game May 14 led to the arrest of the three involved and significant injuries to one. The fight occurred in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Catholic Church adjacent to McIntosh High School. Read More»

Police reports May 18-24

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayetteville Police
Tuesday, May 18 - Monday, May 24
Richrd Lamar Dix, Jr., 55, of Rhodes Lane, Griffin, for DUI alcohol and traffic offenses (2).
Muhammad J. Firdoush, 59, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for wanted person (cobb County).
Maria C. Avendano, 29, of Hillcrest Avenue, Fairburn, for traffic offenses (2).
Fitore Ahmeti, 19, of Swanbrook Drive, Fayetteville, for possession of alcohol by a minor and traffic offense. Read More»

This year's valedictorians and salutatorians

Fayette County High School

Sonya Jooma is the Valedictorian for the Fayette County High School graduating Class of 2010 and the Salutatorian is Sonika Reddy. Read More»

Georgia Scholars announced

Some of Fayette’s graduating seniors are among a select few in the state who will have a special seal on their diplomas when they graduate.

Five students have been named 2010 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education. Students receiving the designation are Laura Eckhardt, Morgan Myers and Audrey Shlapak, all of Starr’s Mill High, and Christopher Murray and Shelby Threlkeld, both of Whitewater High. Read More»