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Senoia Movie Night coming July 31

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority presents “Driving Miss Daisy” on Movie Night in Historic Downtown Senoia on Saturday, July 31. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Main Street in front of the gazebo. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy this free showing of a classic film, parts of which were filmed at Riverwood Studios and nearby Starr’s Mill. Main Street between Seavy and Travis streets will be closed at 7pm. A limited number of sponsor tables with preferred seating is available. Read More»

Newnan Deputy Police Chief and Coweta-Fayette EMC Employee Escort WWII Veterans to Washington

In recognition of those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, Coweta-Fayette Trust, Inc., Board Director Rodney Riggs – also Newnan Deputy Police Chief – and EMC technician Brad Maddox recently volunteered to help some of Georgia’s “Greatest Generation” veterans make the flight of a lifetime to see the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read More»

Marine Corps League adds 47th member

The Marine Corps League Detachment # 1325 is continuing to grow. The newest member, Terry Flott, was sworn in by Commandant George Dienhart at the July Meeting. Flott, who resides in Coweta County, served on active duty for seven years and, along with other duty stations, served in Yuma, AZ with Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214). He is the owner of Midway Collision in Fayetteville. Flott became the 47th active member of the young detachment.
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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»

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