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Farewell to Arros

Sheriff's K-9 officer Arros was bid good-bye by his fellow K-9 officers from around the area as he was escorted to his final resting place at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said good-bye to one of their own today, K-9 officer Arros, who died in the line of duty helping apprehend four burglars in north Fayette County Aug. 3.

Law enforcement agencies from all over joined in the memorial service for Arros this morning at the Fayette County Recreation Department.

Following the ceremony, the sheriff’s office honor guard escorted Arros to his patrol vehicle one final time as his trainer and partner Cody Benslay drove him to the sheriff’s office complex where Arros was interred in a cemetery. Read More»

Woman seriously injured in Senoia collision Thursday morning

Senoia Police reported that a Waverly Hall woman was listed in serious but stable condition after her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning at the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 and Ga. Highway 16.

Though all details are not yet available, Senoia Police spokesman Steve Tomlin said the accident occurred at 9:29 a.m. when the unidentified driver of a 2009 Kenworth tractor-trailer failed to yield the right of way at the intersection, striking Waverly Hall resident Selina Blake. Read More»

N. Fayetteville power outage due to auto crash

Power was out temporarily for a portion of north Fayetteville after a 4 p.m. auto crash on Banks and Ellis Road, emergency officials said.

A vehicle at the intersection struck a power pole, damaging the power lines, officials said. It is not immediately known how long the power will be out.

Straight from the farm

Straight from the farm

Kara Reece of Holland Farm’s makes another sale of fresh fruits and vegetables last weekend at Market Day on the Courthouse Square in Newnan. Holland Farms is a mainstay at the market day events in Newnan and Fayetteville.

Fairburn to get regional baseball/softball complex

Play ball! The Fairburn City Council Monday night on a 4-2 vote approved a resolution that gives the Fairburn Development Authority to ability to execute a Letter of Intent to issue $11 million in revenue bonds for use in a public/private partnership that will establish the Georgia Academy’s Championship Fields baseball and softball complex on Ga. Highway 92 on the city’s south side. The annual economic impact of the regional facility is expected to be in the multiple millions of dollars. Read More»

Construction underway on Fischer Crossing theater

What you are seeing is an aerial view of the current construction of the NCG Theaters on the east side of the Fischer Crossing commercial development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. The 40,000 square-foot, 10-screen theater is expected to open around Thanksgiving.

The new NCG Theater at Fischer Crossing is out of the ground and construction is ongoing. Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour said the 10-screen theater is still looking to open around Thanksgiving.

With the grading, infrastructure and foundation work completed, crews last week began putting up the walls for the 40,000 square-foot theater located on the northeast portion of the intersection of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. Read More»

Fayette NAACP to hold Mighty Men of Valor conference

On August 21, the annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference, facilitated by the NAACP in partnership with the Theta Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the Associated of Village Pride, Inc., will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sams Auditorium at the Lafayette Education Center located at 205 Lafayette Avenue in Fayetteville. This year’s conference theme is “Boys to Men: Training in Ethical Leadership & Academic Excellence.” Read More»

Sams, Crawford picked as new Superior Court judges

McMillian named to fill Sams' place as judge of Fayette State Court

Fayette County State Court Judge Fletcher Sams was named as one of two new Superior Court judges for the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which includes Fayette County. Read More»

Police Blotter — Aug. 3—9

Arrests reported by Fayette County, Peachtree City and Fayetteville

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, Aug. 3 - Monday, Aug. 9

Rodriquez McKinstry, 20, of Shoreham Drive, College Park, for waiting warrants burglary (5).

Tony McKinstry, 17, of Shoreham Drive, College Park, for burglary.

Roberto Fabian Silva, 25, of Brandon Hill Way, Jonesboro, for no license.

Michael Ray Baskerville, 34, of Jackson, for failure to appear. Read More»

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