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Fayetteville police hold junior police academy

This year the Fayetteville Police Department is hosting their seventh annual Junior Police Academy. This is an academy for children who have completed the sixth grade and/or going into the seventh, eight, or ninth grades and live in Fayette County.

The dates for the academy are July 26-29. The academy day begins at 8 a.m. and is over by 4 p.m. The week consists of the recruits learning many different facets of police work to include but not limited to Defensive Tactics, Traffic Laws, DUI laws, K-9, Crime Scene Processing, Handcuffing - just to name a few. Read More»

Police reports Apr. 20-26

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, April 20 - Monday, April 26
Ketra Denae Cobb-Quinn, 35, of Adams Court, Fayetteville, for abuse/insult public school teacher/disrupt public school, disorderly conduct and simple assault.
Terrance Charles Cook, 35, of Hillsdale Drive, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana, reckless driving, too fast for conditions, passing on shoulder, unregistered vehicle and unsafe or improperly equipped vbehicle. Read More»

School system seeks stakeholder input

Stakeholders can help the Fayette County Public School System improve its educational program by providing input through an online survey. School system employees, parents and community members are invited to participate.

The online survey will be available through May 14 on the school system’s website, www.fcboe.org.

Input from stakeholders is extremely valuable as the school system continues to strive for excellence. Survey results will help the school system determine where improvements need to be made.

Local woman recognized for service

Local woman recognized for service

A Fayette County woman was recognized last week for winning the prestigious Robert Benham Award for community service.

Angela Hinton Fonda, who is a representative on the oversight board for the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services, said she feels “very fortunate” to be in a position to support DFCS. Read More»

Community leaders double as servers for fund-raiser tonight

The pressure will be on Monday night when two dozen community leaders from around Fayette County will do their best to measure up to the occasion; and get the orders right. Far from the confines of law enforcement, legal issues or the business of running businesses or local government, the 24 will be volunteer servers for what should be a packed house at a charity dinner supporting child abuse prevention. Read More»

Massive law enforcement procession to move through county Saturday morning

Residents of Fayette County Saturday morning will see a procession that includes a very large number of law enforcement vehicles and motorcycles. The procession for the Georgia Police Memorial Ride will begin at the state Capitol and arrive at Falcon Field in Peachtree City shortly after noon. Read More»

Judge’s sex talk swept under the robe?

Chief Judge English fails to act on complaint

A Peachtree City attorney Friday said Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. failed to intervene when she informed him in fall 2008 of sexually inappropriate comments made to her by Superior Court Judge Johnnie L. Caldwell in 2007 and 2008. Read More»

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