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Traffic stop nets small amount of cocaine

The failure by an Atlanta man May 6 to stop at a stop sign at White Road and Heritage Lake Drive resulted in drug charges for three grams of cocaine and less than an ounce of marijuana.

Justin J. Shealy, 20, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute for the three grams of suspected cocaine in two small bags found in his center console, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Meeting Ronald

Meeting Ronald

Hood Avenue Primary School had a special visit from Ronald McDonald on Thursday, Apr. 29. Ronald took the Hood Avenue students on a frienship adventure and shared with the students the importance of showing great character through friendships that are made with others. The students enjoyed this special visit. Ronald McDonald with pre-k, 1st, and 2nd grade students of Hood Avenue Primary School. Photo/Special.

Starr’s Mill student selected as Promising Scholar

Only 15 students in the entire state, including senior Elliott Tanner of Starr’s Mill High, can lay claim to being a 2010 Promising Scholar, according to the University of Georgia.

The university’s Honors Program’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) sent invitations to Georgia’s most academically outstanding high school seniors for a two-day campus visit. The visit included roundtable and panel discussions about academic and research expectations and attendance to the CURO symposium where more than 200 UGA undergraduates presented their research projects. Read More»

South Atlanta Tea Party meets Thursday

The South Atlanta Tea Party will meet Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at 800 Commerce Drive in Peachtree City. The meeting will feature Joel Foster of Americans for Prosperity, who will conduct a "Next Step Training" workshop.

For more information contact Cindy Fallon at 770-631-2683 or visit www.southatlantateaparty.org

Oxendine in PTC Sunday

Gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine will have a meet and greet at the Centennial Clubhouse on Centennial Drive in Peachtree City on Sunday, May 16 from 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Fayette Issues group meets tonight

Due to a number of individuals who have conflicts with Tuesday nights, the Fayette County Issues Tea Party will meet Monday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Whitewater Creek Community Center Club House just inside the main gate at Redwine Road & Birkdale Drive.

The meeting will include additional decisions on the direction and goals leading up to the primary election on July 20. Public input is requested.

Man arrested for pointing gun at PTC Taco Bell

A “very minor” dispute outside the Peachtree City Taco Bell Saturday afternoon escalated to the point where a Locust Grove man pulled an air pellet type handgun and pointed it at four people, police said.

Jermal Thomas, 17, of Kings Cove, Locust Grove, was arrested for four counts of aggravated assault, police said.

The Airsoft-type gun is designed to shoot plastic pellets, not bullets, but the charges were necessary because Thomas portrayed it to be a real handgun and pointed it in an offensive nature, police said. Read More»

Anti-bullying workshop to be held May 20

An anti-bullying workshop with information to benefit students and parents will be held May 20 at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville.

Times Well Spent, Inc. has recently partnered with the Fayette County schools, local law enforcement and the Association of Village PRIDE, Inc. to provide the anti-bullying workshop geared towards the parents of elementary and middle school students. The event will be held at Sam’s Auditorium on May 20 at 7:30 p.m. Read More»

Fayette Woman and The Citizen present the '2010 Mothers of the Year'

Fayette Woman 2010 Mothers of the Year: Mionne Meyers, Stacy Alter and Stephanie Mann.

The Citizen Newspapers and Fayette Woman are pleased to present the winners of the eighth annual Mother of the Year contest. The winner in the 65 and over age category is Mionne Meyers, 69, of Fayetteville. Read More»