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Fox that bit two in Tyrone tests positive for rabies

The fox that bit two people in Tyrone Monday was determined late Tuesday to be rabid. Fayette County Animal Control stressed that area residents should be sure that their pets are current on rabies vaccinations. Read More»

Heavy equipment theft ring busted in S. Fayette

Heavy equipment theft ring busted in S. Fayette

More than $2 million in property now recovered and two more arrests made

A “routine patrol” for the Fayette County sheriff’s helicopter Tuesday netted more than $2 million in stolen heavy equipment that had been taken from “numerous” Georgia jurisdictions Read More»

In Ga., ‘soccer’ now is spelled ‘Starr’s Mill’

For the first time in 10 years, a Fayette County school has won boys and girls soccer titles in the same classification. Read More»

2 PTC girls rescued from drowning

Kinsley (L) and Reagan Best were saved from drowning by an 11-year-old girl who spotted them at the bottom of the pool Saturday. Photo/Special.

Girl, 11, sounds alarm as sisters lay unbreathing on pool bottom; adults using CPR credited with saving their lives Read More»

Brain Balance celebrates their third anniversary this Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

Brain Balance celebrates their third anniversary this Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

The Brain Balance Achievement Center invites you to come and celebrate their third year anniversary on Saturday May 22, from 4-6 p.m. They will be hosting an open house inviting families who have previously attended, are currently attending or those who may potentially attend the program! If you are interested in stopping by, they will have inflatable bounce houses for the children to play in as well as gluten free, casein free, and egg free food fair. The facility will also be open for tours. Read More»

Attorney gets 5 years for bilking clients

Geoff Slade Sr. admits to taking $647,000 from client funds

A Fayetteville attorney who bilked his clients of more than $647,000 was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and an additional 25 years probation.
Howard Geoffrey “Geoff” Slade Sr., 62, pled guilty to all 12 counts he was charged with, all but two being theft by taking while acting in a fiduciary capacity. The remaining two were theft by taking charges. Read More»

Tea party group holds pastors breakfast

It was a different kind of venue for the South Atlanta Tea Party. The grassroots group sponsored its first pastors breakfast May 12 at the Tyrone Depot. Speakers at the breakfast included Ken Fletcher of the Alliance Defense Fund and Gary DeMar of American Vision.

Topics at the prayer breakfast included the threats to religious freedom and the persecution of the church, restoring the church to its Biblical foundations and America’s Christian heritage. Read More»

Second woman arrested for impersonating officer, robbing woman

A second arrest has been made in connection with Oct. 7, 2009 incident where two women impersonating undercover officers prompted an elderly north Fayette County woman to give them $3,700 from her bank account.

Katina Jetuan Jones, 39, of Birmingham, Ala., was arrested May 15 and was booked into the Fayette County Jail on charges of impersonating a police officer, kidnapping and robbery, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan. Read More»

PTC company goes with solar power

ALTA Refrigeration has completed a 98.7-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its Peachtree City, Ga., facility, the company announced recently. The system is cutting its electrical metered usage in half using high power modules made by Georgia-based Suniva.

The system is one of the largest in the state of Georgia, and the second largest commercial system installed in Peachtree City this year. Read More»

Former Sandy Creek student awarded Mellon Mays Scholarship

Recently, Justin Williams, a sophomore at Brown University (Ivy League) in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Sandy Creek 2008 graduate was awarded the Mellon-Mays scholarship to continue his research he began in 2009 for the next two years. Additionally, Justin will receive a stipend during his junior and senior year to support his research and preparation for graduate school. Read More»

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