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Sheriff’s K-9 dog corrals 2 burglars, dies going after 3rd

UPDATED — A K-9 member of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office died heroically Tuesday afternoon, having apprehended two suspected burglars, while on his way toward corralling a third suspect in north Fayette County, officials said. Read More»

Former Chief chases soccer dream

Omar Jarun (in red) avoids the legs of an opponent in a game last season. Jarun, a defender from Peachtree City and a graduate of McIntosh High School, plays professional soccer in Poland for Pogon Szczecin. Photo/Special.

Omar Jarun plays defense for pro team in Poland

For the majority of soccer players, the peak of their career is making the state tournament in high school. A smaller group of those players experience the highs of winning a state championship and an even smaller percentage go on to play soccer in college. A tiny fraction of those players will advance from there to play semi-professionally or professionally. Read More»

Live music highlighted fund-raiser for family in need

It was a way of saying they care. Members of Liberty Baptist Church held a fund-raiser Saturday for David Gore at the Hopeful Community Center.

Surgery for two brain tumors and his ongoing medical care racked up more than half a million dollars in medical bills. Bands from the area and from as far away as Macon and Tennessee donated their time as families gathered to eat lunch and fellowship to help raise funds for the Gore family’s living expenses. Read More»

Police reports, July 27-Aug. 2, 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 27 - Monday, August 2
Jeffery David Allen, 45, of Old Greenville Road, Fayetteville, for loitering/prowling.
Jordan Drena Brown, 20, of Pond Trace, Fayetteville, for DUI less safe, lane violation and minor in possession of alcohol.
Matthew Owen Byerly, 34, of Carson’s Cove, McDonough, for probation violation.
James William Drake, 21, of Seay Road, Fayetteville, for battery-family violence. Read More»

National Night Out tonight in Fayetteville, PTC

The community is invited to participate Tuesday in celebrating National Night Out with multiple law enforcement agencies at two different locations tonight. One event will be in front of the Fayetteville Target from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fayette Pavilion shopping center. The other will be in front of Peachtree City's Target store from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kedron Village shopping center.

The events will be a special treat for children, as there will be fire trucks, helicopters, police vehicles and others on display. Read More»

2 arrested for S. Fayette burglary

Two men were arrested Friday afternoon after a southeast Fayette homeowner spotted them taking items from her home, sheriff’s deputies said.

Alan Michael Hudson, 19, and Emmanual Deanda Gunter, 18, both of Jonesboro, fled the home on foot to a nearby wooded area, and the homeowner called 911 to report the crime, officials said.

That set off a search conducted by sheriff’s deputies, K-9 units, the sheriff’s department’s helicopter and members of the Fayetteville Police Department, officials said. Read More»

2 wanted in smash and grab burglary

2 wanted in smash and grab burglary

Suspects stole lotto tickets from E. Fayette store

Fayette County sheriff’s detectives are searching for two men who broke into an east Fayette convenience store Read More»

Slain West Ga. student was longtime Fayette caregiver

Marcelle “Marcy” Elliot and her family lived for years in Fayette County where they provided foster care and other services for the Fayette County Dept. of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS). Read More»

PTC hosting anti-crime event Tuesday

The Peachtree City Police Department is hosting a National Night Out event at the Kedron Village Target parking lot Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event will feature plenty of sights to fascinate children, with fire ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles and other public safety equipment on display. There will also be a scavenger hunt for children with prizes that will be claimed at businesses in the Kedron Village Shopping Center.

The event is a nationwide program to heighten crime prevention and awareness and also promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Read More»

Braelinn renovation targets golf cart traffic

Officials from The Shopping Center Group (C) were joined by Mayor Don Haddix (L) and the Peachtree City Development Authority (R) for Wednesday’s grand re-opening ceremony. Photo/Special.

Tucked away behind large pine trees off Crosstown Road, the Braelinn Village shopping center is more off the beaten path compared to Peachtree City’s other shopping centers.

But efforts are underway for the shopping center to carve out another niche by catering specifically to those traveling on golf carts. As part of a $7 million exterior renovation, golf cart parking spaces have been added just off the sidewalk in front of stores. Read More»

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