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Police arrests blotter

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 20 - Monday, July 26

Michael Brandon Brooks, 30, of Lees Lake Road, Fayetteville, for probation violation.

Jamiah Merjarone Carter, 25, of North Davis Street, Albany, revoked license.

Richard Michael Gentry, 24, of Patterson Road, Griffin, for theft by taking.

Jamal Caree Hill, 21, of Ridgeview Trail, Jonesboro, for failure to appear. Read More»

Spotlight turns to next 2 judges from 6 candidates

Perhaps the most important political offices to be filled in coming days or weeks won’t be decided on by voters at all.

Instead, it’s Gov. Sonny Perdue in the driver’s seat, as he will appoint two people to fill the unexpired terms of resigned Superior Court judges Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. and Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

F’ville teaches middle schoolers in Junior Police Academy

Fayetteville Police Officer Zac Mittenzwei works with several of the 20 Fayette County middle school students participating this week in the department’s 7th Annual Junior Police Academy. Aside from training on vehicle license checks, the young students attend classes in areas such as defensive tactics, crime scenes, the use of force, K-9 activities, fingerprinting and DUI law. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Being a police officer is much more involved than what many people may think. That reality is being driven home this week as 20 students from middle schools around Fayette County participate in the Fayetteville Police Department’s 7th Annual Junior Police Academy. Read More»

Voting chief vows no more tabulation glitches in the future

Fayette Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer demonstrates a vote tabulating computer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Following the progress of Fayette’s primary election returns as they came in last week was difficult to do. Read More»

Local man honored by governor

Morrison receives customer service award from Perdue

A Fayetteville man has received a commendation from Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for his service with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

Jeff Morrison, a senior planner for the GEMA Radiological Program, recently was awarded the Governor’s Commendation for Excellence in Customer Service. Morrison works with numerous counties to develop emergency management exercises.

Morrison was lauded for having a positive attitude, concern for those he is assisting and technical expertise and professionalism. Read More»

On the march

On the march

The soldiers of Newnan’s National Guard Bravo Company 2/121 marched through downtown Saturday afternoon in route to a ceremony in their honor at the First Baptist Church. The unit has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Shopping in Senoia Farmers Market

Shopping in Senoia Farmers Market

There are fresh vegetables and other goodies available twice a month at the Senoia Farmers Market. The market is open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays through October. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Buying a bouquet

Buying a bouquet

There is just no telling what you might find at the Fresh South Market in Peachtree City. It could be fresh vegetables, flowers, fresh-baked bread or a variety of other foods and plants. The outdoor market is located in front of the “baby” Kroger at Peachtree Crossing shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 and is open each Wednesday and Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC gas cart ban question goes to online survey

Gas golf carts could be on their way out in Peachtree City, paving the way for electric only. Photo/John Munford.

UPDATED Tuesday, July 27, 2010 — A proposal to ban gasoline-powered golf carts in Peachtree City would grandfather them for 10 years before none would be allowed to operate on the city’s street and cart paths.

The proposal, in ordinance form, is scheduled to be considered at the Aug. 5 meeting of the Peachtree City Council.

The gas-powered cart ban also is being brought up for an informal vote among residents in an online survey hosted by the city. The survey can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.com/s/TVYC729. Read More»

Worley challenged annexation of 782 acres over traffic worries

Council won’t challenge Appeals Court decision, but a developer will

When the Peachtree City Council in 2007 approved the annexation of 782 acres on the city’s northwestern border, resident David Worley didn’t just complain about the deal. Read More»

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