Police reports Mar. 16-22

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, March 16 - Monday, March 22
Decil Eugene Cofield, 43, of Fleming Cove Drive, Hampton, for child abandonment.
Marlon Shelton Gibson, 24, of Tanglweood Lane, Forest Park, for burglary.
Jose Perez Lopez, 49, of Tall Deer Drive, Fairburn, for no license.
Richard Dean Menefee, 36, of Peartree Court, Riverdale, for marijuana less than one ounce. Read More»

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Today, it is almost necessary for college-bound students to arm themselves with ample preparation time and specialized instruction before attempting to take the SAT or ACT.  With the flurry of new and unusual preparation methods stepping in and out of the market, it becomes challenging to understand the value of each method and decide on the best one to invest in. Read More»

Students donate stitches of warmth

Students show off their handiwork before presenting their quilts to the Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent. The guild will donate the quilts on the students’ behalf to Promise Place. Photo/Special

What some consider a lost art is being rekindled with students at Whitewater Middle.

Seventh grade students in Laurel Hinze’s Family and Consumer Science connection class are learning the skill of hand quilting.

This semester the students have been working on a community project, the completion of three quilts that will be donated to Promise Place in Fayetteville, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Read More»

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»

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