Atlanta man gets life for heroin, cocaine conviction

An Atlanta man was convicted March 22 for possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute from an undercover drug sting in December 2008 that was operated by sheriff’s narcotics agents.

Horatio Philmore, of Centennial Olympic Park Drive, was sentenced to life in prison by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. The life sentence was mandated because Philmore was previously convicted on the exact same charges in Fulton County, the court noted. Read More»

Molestation trial continues

Testimony continued this afternoon in the trial of a man accused of molesting a 15-year-old family member at a north Fayette County home Nov. 1. Read More»

PTC Kiwanis recognizes McIntosh students

Pictured from the left are Terry Wheeler - Kiwanis President, Chris Petridis, Aarun Aslam, Dave Thomas - McIntosh faculty advisor and Pam Dufresne - Kiwanis Program Coordinator.

Two McIntosh High School seniors were recently recognized as Technical Career Students of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City. Faculty members recommend students for the honor based on their exceptional classroom performance. Family members were also present for the award presentations at a special breakfast meeting. Read More»

Whitewater Middle honors Geography Bee participants

Whitewater Middle honors Geography Bee participants

Whitewater Middle School is very proud of their Geography Bee participants and winners. In the back row are Ryan May 3rd place, Mary Ramsaier 2nd place, Tucker Sweat, Rebecca Gullickson, first place, Miranda Mize and Christopher Castro. In the front row are Katie Kirkland, and Michelle Ni. Photo/Special.

Fayette County 2010 tax digest decreases by 6.35%

Fayette County’s preliminary tax digest figures are in and those numbers project close to what tax levying entities around the county have been expecting. The numbers show Read More»

Students’ creativity wins “Who’s My Neighbor” competition

Mamie Smith of Bennett’s Mill Middle shows off her winning artwork. Photo/Special.

Two Fayette middle school students are winners in the 2010 Who’s My Neighbor Essay and Art Contest sponsored by the Istanbul Center in Atlanta.

Dylan Tiller, a seventh grader at Rising Starr Middle, Read More»

PTC firm wins national architecture award

Historical Concepts, based in Peachtree City, has been named the winner of the Arthur Ross Award, one of the top architecture awards in the country. Read More»

Burglars make quick, clean getaway at Best Buy

Fayetteville Police are asking for information on the theft of several iPods in an after hours burglary March 17 at the Best Buy store at the Fayette Pavilion. Read More»

Our Lady of Victory Science Olympiad team going to state competition

Our Lady of Victory High School's Science Olympiad team. Photo/Special.

Our Lady of Victory’s Science Olympiad team fared extremely well in the regional competition at Gordon College in Barnesville recently. They placed second overall in Division B (Grades 6-9) and qualified for the state tournament on March 27 at Augusta State University. Read More»

CERT motorcycle ride fundraiser March 27

CERT motorcycle ride fundraiser March 27

Now that spring has sprung, motorcycle enthusiasts have another good reason to hit the road: a March 27 fundraiser to benefit the Peachtree City Community Emergency Response Team.

The ride will start at 10 a.m. at Cooper Lighting off Ga. Highway 74 south, going through Senoia and to Warm Springs for a brief stop. Then the ride will continue to Newnan where it will end at the Great South Harley Davidson for lunch, music and fun. Read More»

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