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Police reports May 18-24

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayetteville Police
Tuesday, May 18 - Monday, May 24
Richrd Lamar Dix, Jr., 55, of Rhodes Lane, Griffin, for DUI alcohol and traffic offenses (2).
Muhammad J. Firdoush, 59, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for wanted person (cobb County).
Maria C. Avendano, 29, of Hillcrest Avenue, Fairburn, for traffic offenses (2).
Fitore Ahmeti, 19, of Swanbrook Drive, Fayetteville, for possession of alcohol by a minor and traffic offense. Read More»

This year's valedictorians and salutatorians

Fayette County High School

Sonya Jooma is the Valedictorian for the Fayette County High School graduating Class of 2010 and the Salutatorian is Sonika Reddy. Read More»

Georgia Scholars announced

Some of Fayette’s graduating seniors are among a select few in the state who will have a special seal on their diplomas when they graduate.

Five students have been named 2010 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education. Students receiving the designation are Laura Eckhardt, Morgan Myers and Audrey Shlapak, all of Starr’s Mill High, and Christopher Murray and Shelby Threlkeld, both of Whitewater High. Read More»

Booth clinches top four finish at National Science Competition

J.C. Booth Middle’s Science Olympiad team finished fourth in the nation at the National Science Olympiad competition held this past Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nationally revered as a tough competitor, the team has placed in the top 6 at the national competition for 12 years and has five first place victories to its name. Sixty 15-member teams from schools across the nation competed in the 26th annual event. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

Elementary students score high at state science olympiad

Kedron students placed third at the state science olympiad.

Kedron takes third

Elementary scientists proved they have what it takes to solve scientific problems at the 2010 Elementary State Science Olympiad held recently at Kennesaw State University.

Fayette had six school teams competing against 60 others from throughout the state. Kedron Elementary finished in the top three, taking third place overall.

“I am very proud of our students. They worked hard for this victory; it is an honor for our school to be ranked in the top three in the entire state,” said Kedron Principal Mary Margaret Bivings. Read More»

Sany ready to begin construction

150 jobs by end of 2011; 300 by end of 2014

Sany Corporation, the China-headquartered heavy equipment manufacturer, is anxious to get moving Read More»

Officer’s keen eye saves Tyrone home

It’s easy to tell that Tyrone homeowner Sandra Mallory is just a bit overjoyed. That is because her new hero, Sgt. Eric DeLoose, and his keen eye saved her home Wednesday when he quickly responded after noticing the beginnings of a fire that had started in several trash cans adjacent to the house. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was nothing but hugs of appreciation for Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose by homeowner Sandra Mallory Thursday afternoon. The alert DeLoose while on patrol on Pendleton Trail Wednesday noticed the beginnings of a house fire that firefighters minutes later extinguished, saving what would have been a major structure fire and potentially the loss of Mallory’s home. Read More»

PTC getting hookah bar

Will offer group smoking of tobacco from water pipes

Peachtree City is about to get a rather unique establishment offering Middle Eastern culture in the form of a “hookah bar” and Mediterranean restaurant.

The establishment will sell tobacco that will be smoked in special devices called hookahs in which the tobacco is heated in a device that mixes the tobacco into the steam released by the device. They are designed to be used by several people at the same time. Read More»

Senior apartment plan up for vote Monday

A pitch to build 110 age-restricted senior apartments next to the Kedron Village shopping center will be voted on Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Read More»

Radio station finds ‘new life’ with new frequency

From left are Joe Emert, general manager of WMVW FM, Williamson resident Kelsey Dawsey representing the new coverage area and the next generation and Pastor Randy Valimont, Sr. Pastor of Griffin First Assembly of God and one of the program speakers on NewLife FM. Photo/Special.

WMVW, New Life FM, has been broadcasting inspirational music and bible teaching out of Griffin for 15 years, on 90.7 FM, which reached areas such as Mansfield, Conyers and Covington. This past Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m, a switch was flipped for a new frequency for the station, 91.7 FM, this one reaching places like Peachtree City, Senoia and Tyrone. Read More»