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No debate on this award

No debate on this award

McIntosh High School’s state champion debate team was honored March 24 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured, from left, are teacher and debate coach Ward Abel and students John Hamlin, Elizabeth Roshelli, Christian Carr, Alex Marty, Stephen Black and Kyle Bligen. Photo/Ben Nelms.

SCHS after-prom party hit by robbers

An after-prom party at the home of a Sandy Creek High School assistant principal early Sunday morning was interrupted by several males who approached a group of students Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — March 11 – 17

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes. Read More»

Man gets 10 years for PTC home invasion

A Lithonia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in a home invasion in Peachtree City in July 2012 that resulted in the homeowner being shot in the head as she attempted to run away. Read More»

Ready to help his dad

Ready to help his dad

Lathan Gibby of Senoia tried on his dad’s brand-new fire helmet last week following a promotion ceremony hosted by the Fayette County Commission. Dad Brandon was promoted to Lieutenant as Lathan, mom Carrie and sister Paislie watched. Photo/John Munford.

Smoky conditions reported Friday afternoon in Fayette no cause for alarm

Smoke reports were coming in late Friday afternoon from across Fayette County. County public safety officials said the smoke is entering the county from a controlled burn in Meriwether County.

Fayette Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Pete Nelms at 6:45 p.m. said winds from a controlled burn in Meriwether County are carrying smoke into the Fayette County area. The 911 center is experiencing a number of smoke-related calls, with some residents believing the smoke is perhaps from a nearby fire. Read More»

Help needed to identify library flasher

Anyone with information on this man, suspected of exposing himself to teenage girls at the Fayette County Library Thursday, is asked to call Det. Parker at 770-716-4752. Photo/Special.

Fayette County sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help identify a man who exposed himself to a group of teenage girls at the Fayette County Library Thursday night.

The flasher was described as a black male wearing a black baseball cap, a dark polo shirt and dark pants with a lanyard hanging out of the right pocket, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. He was last seen driving away from the parking lot in a dark colored four-door sedan with dark tinted windows, Babb said. Read More»

AT&T donates $60K to Coweta drop-out prevention program

From left, front row, are Superintendent Steve Barker, Coweta CIS Chairman Dennis McEntire, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Rich Johnson, Coweta CIS board member Mary Ann Bell and Coweta CIS Vice Chair Lisa Smith; back row, from left, are Coweta CIS board members Donna Brooks, Gerald Kemp, Rhodes Shell, Beverly Yeager, Jac Counts, Lisa McDonald, Carole Ann Fields, Garnet Reynolds, Vince Bass and Matt Brass. Photo/Special.

A large donation by AT&T will provide support for site coordinators working with the Coweta Communities In Schools (CIS) program.

The $60,000 donation was presented by AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Rich Johnson to the Coweta County Board of Education at its March 11 meeting. CIS is the nation’s leading drop-out prevention program. Read More»

Forest products firm brings 65 jobs, S.E. HQ to PTC

Georgia’s largest lumber production company has announced plans to open a Southeast headquarters in Peachtree City in early May.

International Forest Products Limited, known as Interfor, will be coming to the 700 Westpark Drive office building.

Much of the expected staff of 65 people will be relocating to the office, but the company expects to hire for vacancies that occur. Interfor’s local employees will range from management and sales to accounting, administration and information technology, company officials said. Read More»

Troubling trend in armed robberies: Inside accomplices

A troubling new trend in armed robberies is emerging, according to the Fayetteville Police Department: An inside job with a store employee conspiring with at least one other person to pull off the crime.

That’s the picture emerging with the robbery of a Fayetteville pharmacy. Read More»

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