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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»

School orientations scheduled

As students get ready to head back to school on Aug. 9, many will be entering the school system for the first time or graduating to middle or high school.

In order to help students and parents become familiar with their new schools, orientations will be held prior to the beginning of the academic year. During orientation, parents and students will receive information that will help make their first year at their new school an enriching and successful one. Read More»

Mailbox vandals strike in PTC

With reports of damaged, destroyed and stolen mailboxes accruing in Peachtree City, police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 in hopes of cracking the case.

At least one witness has told police the offenders appeared to be teenagers and were traveling on a golf cart, perhaps using either a bat or a broom handle.

Most of the incidents have happened in the evening and early morning hours, police said. Read More»

Home off Corinth Road a total loss

Firefighters from Fayetteville and Fayette County fight the flames at an empty Miller Oak Way residence Monday afternoon.

No one was home Monday afternoon as firefighters tried to avoid heat exhaustion as they battled flames at a residence on Millers Oak Way just off Corinth Road in east Fayette County. Crews from Fayetteville and Fayette County worked the blaze that destroyed the home. An investigation into the cause of the fire will be forthcoming.

Man arrested in PTC for Gwinnett kidnapping

Man arrested in PTC for Gwinnett kidnapping

A routine golf cart traffic stop in Peachtree City Saturday netted a man wanted in Gwinnett County for armed robbery and kidnapping, police said.

Garrett Michael Mourterot, 22, of Allen Drive, Doraville Read More»

Detectives make ID fraud, burglary arrests

Teens also charged with graffiti on subdivision picnic tables

A Fayetteville man was arrested July 14 for burglarizing three homes in south Fayette County, according to detectives from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Aaron Micah Goodline, 23, is accused of stealing property that belonged to the victims. Goodline cooperated with investigators to return the stolen property, detectives said.
Goodline is charged with three counts of burglary. The burglaries occurred between June 10 and July 14, officials said. Read More»

PTC officer gets boating DUI, resigns

A Peachtree City police officer was arrested July 4 for boating under the influence at West Point Lake in LaGrange, The Citizen has confirmed.

Kenneth Dale Foster also was charged with child endangerment by boating while intoxicated and allowing a child under 10 to travel on a boat without a life jacket, Read More»

Doctor convicted and sentenced after Coweta tip

It was an arrest that led to a conviction and then, earlier this week, a prison sentence of nearly 27 years for 50 year-old former Grady Hospital Dr. Adam Wayne Lebowitz after being found guilty of child exploitation. And it all stemmed from a tip in 2006 from a 15 year-old east Coweta County woman and her son.

Lebowitz, of Decatur, was convicted in February on charges of producing child pornography and attempting to coerce and entice a child to engage in unlawful sex acts. He was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Story to 26 years and eight months in federal prison. Read More»