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It was hands on in spades last week as nearly 60 youngsters participated in morning and afternoon sessions at the Senoia Hands-on Kids Art Camp held at the Freeman Sasser building.

It was hands on in spades last week as nearly 60 youngsters participated in morning and afternoon sessions at the Senoia Hands-on Kids Art Camp held at the Freeman Sasser building. The camp was sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. Lunch for all the kids and volunteers was provided on Thursday by Maguire’s. Photo by Starr's Mill High School student Katie Busey.

Pickin' on the Square

There’s nothing like a little free-wheeling to get the afternoon going around the Courthouse Square in Newnan. Area musicians gathered recently to play some of their favorite tunes as part of “Pickin’ on the Square.”

There’s nothing like a little free-wheeling to get the afternoon going around the Courthouse Square in Newnan. Area musicians gathered recently to play some of their favorite tunes as part of “Pickin’ on the Square.”

Extended unemployment benefits now being paid

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced today that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by the President last Thursday, July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2 through Nov. 30.

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) transmitted benefit payments made through direct deposit yesterday and checks have been mailed today. The total amount of payments made is $76,187,412.20. Read More»

F’ville woman charged with murder of infant son

Mug shot of Kaisha Poulson.

A Fayetteville woman has been charged with the murder in March of her 2 month-old infant son. Autopsy results showed that the infant died of methamphetamine intoxication. Read More»

Woman hurt in PTC crash

Woman hurt in PTC crash

A crash off Ga. Highway 54 at Stevens Entry this morning sent an area woman to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, officials said.

A Lexus sport utility vehicle somehow jumped a curb, running off the road and into the woodline before it came to a stop. Peachtree City fire and rescue crews responded and prepared one victim for transport to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment.

The wreck happened shortly before 9:30 a.m.

This photo was provided by local businessman Dave O’Farrell.

Tyrone "Back to School Bash" Saturday

Looking for some fun for the family this weekend? Look no further than Shamrock Park in Tyrone Saturday morning and afternoon where the town will hold the 2010 version of the “Back to School Bash.”

Tyrone Recreation Department Director Jennifer Patton said the festivities will include all day fun for kids including moonwalks and face painting, a local DJ and lots of music.

The event will also feature a 4-D movie that will provide much more than just the sound and video, Patton said, suggesting that families come and see just what’s inside the unique ride. Read More»

2 laundry workers get steamed as gun is pulled in workplace brawl

A workplace dispute at a Fayetteville business last week led to the arrests of two coworkers. And for one, the incident resulted in a host of charges, including aggravated assault. The dispute began over clothes at a local dry cleaners and quickly escalated to a physical assault.

Melinda James, 53, of Atlanta, was charged with aggravated assault, battery, carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction, pointing a weapon at others, reckless conduct and using fighting words, according to Fayetteville Police Det. Jeff Harris. Read More»

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»