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F’ville cops arrest 4 burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department has announced the arrest of four people for a reported residential burglary Wednesday on Keaton Drive.

On July 21 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary on Keaton Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Officers found that someone had attempted to enter the home through a window. While investigating the case Officers received information from neighbors, including a description of the vehicle and people involved, said Crawshaw. Read More»

Sup’t candidate Wenzel answers criticism of her refusing furlough days

One of the three finalists for the position as superintendent of the Fayette County School System is Peachtree City resident and former Assistant Superintendent Lyn Wenzel.

An issue that surfaced after her name was announced related to a recommendation in early 2009 by former Superintendent John DeCotis that school system administrators take several voluntary furlough days to help out with expenses during the recession. Read More»

NAACP urges new lawyers for 200+ defendants in Judge English affair

State and local officials for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have been asked to investigate whether multiple defendants had their legal rights jeopardized because of a sexual affair that took place between now-retired Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. and Public Defender Attorney Kim Cornwell. Read More»

Ballard catches NY Times heat

Fayette DA’s murder case may go to U.S. Supreme Court

A Pike County death penalty case brought by Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard has drawn national headlines and an effort to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More»

Police reports July 13-19, 2010

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, July 13 - Monday, July 19
Deonte Bailey, 19, of Sable Run Road, College Park, for suspended license.
Juan Carlos Fernandez, 28, of Marceau Drive, Conley, for probation violation.
Fausto Gomez-Renteria, 42, of Hillcrest Avenue, Fayetteville, for no license and brake lights required.
Rashaunda Latia Harrison, 22, of Melhana Lane, Union City, for probation violation. Read More»

Local school bus technican named top in state

One of the top 10 school bus technicians in Georgia helps maintain the Fayette County Public School System’s school bus fleet.

Lee Voyles placed seventh in the state at the fifth annual Georgia School Bus Technicians Competition held last month at North Georgia Technical College. The competition was held in conjunction with the 48th annual Georgia School Bus Technicians Workshop. Read More»

Martin joins National Society of High School Scholars

Jacob R. Martin

The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Sophomore Starr’s Mill High School student Jacob R. Martin from Fayetteville, GA, has been selected for membership.  Jacob is the son of Robert  and Michele Martin of Fayetteville.  The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those who have achieved academic excellence.  “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Jacob has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” said Mr. Read More»

Sandy Creek students nearly sweep writing competition

Three rising seniors at Sandy Creek High took the top three placements in the 14th Georgia History Day Essay Contest, nearly sweeping the entire competition sponsored by “Georgia Voyager” magazine and the Brunswick-Golden Isles Visitors Bureau.

The winners are (first place) Linda Wilkins; (second place) Nia Decaille and (third place) Camara Carter. Their winning essays will be published in the “Georgia Voyager” magazine. Over 2,000 Georgia students wrote essays on this year’s theme, “Georgia Authors.” Read More»

Melvin named Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year

Michael Melvin of Starr’s Mill High with (R) Principal Audrey Toney and Fayette County Public Schools Social Studies Coordinator Cathy Geis. Photo/Special.

Two years in a row, the Georgia Council on Economic Education has selected a Fayette County teacher as the Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year.

Michael Melvin of Starr’s Mill High has received the 2010 award. He helped coach the 2009 Starr’s Mill Economics Challenge team to a third place finish at the national competition, a first in the Fayette County Public School System’s history. Read More»

Contest asking teens what Fayette County looks like in 2030

In conjunction with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce 2010 Community EXPO, the Rotary Club of PTC is sponsoring a Technology, Arts & Science Contest for high school teams in Fayette County. The winning school will receive $500. Recognition ribbons, certificates and prizes will be awarded to the winning students.

Notification of time and location of awards will be made to the sponsoring teachers.

The 2010 Community EXPO will take place Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3-7 p.m.; New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville Read More»

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