Police reports, Aug. 10-16

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
James Edward Balchuck, 26, of Rising Star Road, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Shalundra Matrel Beckham, 30, of 19th Street, Griffin, for shoplifting, failure to appear (2), financial identity fraud and financial transaction card theft.
Trey Allen Doxie, 17, of Chardonnay Court, Peachtree City, for probation violation. Read More»

Family tradition

Parapro Lori Millican and Killian Marshall in the shirt that 12 other members of the McCabe family have worn on the first day of first grade. Photo/Special.

Thirteenth family member wears shirt for first day of first grade

Family traditions come in all forms. But for the McCabe family in Fayetteville, the tradition of wearing the same shirt on the first day of the first grade was extended last week when six year-old Killian Marshall became the 13th family member since 1958 to wear the vintage shirt.

“It’s a simple white linen weave cotton shirt adorned with blue and red diamonds; at a glance, most would say it is nothing special. For the McCabe family, however, it represents decades of memories,” The Citizen reported in 2007. Read More»

Bank of North Georgia collects nearly three tons of peanut butter and jelly to benefit local food banks

 From left to right: Vicki Troyer, Executive Director of The Real Life Center, Kathy Dorsey, Peachtree City Branch Personal Banker, Carolyn Conner, Assistant Branch Manager, Linda Banks, Branch Manager and Amy Menke, Personal Banker.

Bank of North Georgia had tremendous success in hosting its third annual ‘Back to School Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive’ to benefit 27 local food banks near its 43 offices in metro Atlanta. Read More»

Town Square Jewelers attenda national jewelry buying show

Alex Rodriquez from Town Square Jewelers at the Fall 2010 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Buying Show in Kansas City. Photo/Special.

Alex Rodriquez from Town Square Jewelers and other jewelers from around the country attended the exclusive Fall 2010 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Buying Show in Kansas City.

The RJO Buying Show is held semi-annually and provides independent jewelers such as Town Square Jewelers the opportunity to browse latest trends, network with other industry leaders and purchase jewelry at pre-negotiated prices. Purchasing inventory at these prices allows jewelers like Town Square Jewelers to pass along savings to their customers, while offering the latest styles and trends available. Read More»

American Legion Scholarship Winner

American Legion Scholarship Winner

Denny Leander, Commander of Fayette County Post 105 congratulated Matthew Niebes on receiving a $1,000 scholarship from The American Legion.  Each year, The American Legion awards six scholarships to the children and grandchildren of Legionnaires from across Georgia upon graduation from high school. Niebes graduated from McIntosh High School in May and is the son of Legionnaire David Niebes. He will be a freshman in the class of 2014, attending Oxford College of Emory University this fall. Fayette County Post 105 meets the second Monday of each month at the Log Cabin in Fayetteville. Read More»

PTC woman dies after crash on Hwy 54, Huiet Road

A Peachtree City woman died from injuries she received in a motor vehicle crash Friday on the new spur of Huiet Road at Ga. Highway 54 East, sheriff’s officials said today.

Amy Layton, 21, was driving a 1989 Toyota MR2 north on Huiet Road Read More»

Man caught after early morning robbery in Senoia

It was a robbery that probably did not go as the thief had planned. Quick work by Senoia police officers led to the capture of an Atlanta man after he robbed a Senoia convenience store early Saturday morning.

Senoia Police Capt. Steve Tomlin said Dantoine Kitchens, 24, was charged with robbery and shoplifting in the incident that occurred at the Marathon store on Ga. Highway 85 near Ga. Highway 16. Read More»

Karate studio, shops OK'd for Lexington Circle

A building that will include a karate studio and several shops behind the CVS Pharmacy in the Lexington Circle shopping center was approved by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

At just under 14,000 square feet, the development will be directly across from the townhome development at Lexington Circle.

The front of the studio and shops will face the CVS Pharmacy and Ga. Highway 54, although the city initially wanted it to face the townhomes. This was mitigated somewhat by the significant drop off in grade from the internal road down to the property. Read More»

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»