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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»

Drop Dead Diva season finale shoots in Senoia

Films crews Thursday afternoon prepare to shoot scenes for the season finale of Drop Dead Diva.

Looks like a blackout at Founders Restaurant in Senoia. And that is what it was Thursday (at least outside the restaurant) when crews prepared to film the season finale of Drop Dead Diva. Founders was only one of the locations used Thursday. Other film locations included Maguire’s, Twist and the new police department and court building on Howard Street. And later Thursday night, the intersection of Main Street and Travis Street was the site of a vehicle stunt to be used in the finale.

Large distribution center coming to Fairburn to impact Hwy. 74/I-85

It’s coming and it’s going to be big, both in terms of sheer size and the amount of truck traffic it will generate. Currently under construction near Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn is what will become a 1.5 million square-foot Clorox Company distribution center that is expected to open in early 2011. The center will generate 161 vehicles per hour during peak traffic times. Read More»

Gateway intersection to open in October

Road crews were at work last weekend doing grading work for the intersection of Holly Grove Road and the realigned Rockaway Road at Ga. Highway 74.

Recognize this location? It may not look like much now, but it the new intersection on Ga. Highway 74 at Holly Grove Road that is part of the widening of Hwy 74. The project will realign Rockaway Road located just to the south of he new intersection. Once completed in October, the location will become the gateway to Senoia, at least from the Peachtree City perspective. But from the Senoia perspective it will be the long-awaited end of having to take your life in your hands while waiting to turn north off Rockaway.

Gubernatorial candidates support charter schools

Five of Georgia’s leading gubernatorial candidates have given their support for public charter schools, according to statements released Tuesday by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).

The candidates that submitted completed questionnaires supplied by GCSA included Thurbert Baker (D), Nathan Deal (R), Karen Handel (R), Eric Johnson (R) and John Oxendine (R). Every candidate, in all parties, that officially qualified for the governor’s race was asked by the GCSA to complete the survey, which posed seven questions covering six topics: 
·Parental Choice
·Public Charter Schools Read More»