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Bible Baptist Christian Students advance to National Fine Arts Competition

Joel Felton. Photo/Special.

Joel Felton, a senior at Bible Baptist Christian School, came in first in Georgia for his humorous interpretation of Before a Bakery Showcase. Read More»

Imker’s plan to balance PTC budget: pension changes, staff furloughs, sales tax

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker

‘What makes government employees so special [that] they are immune to what’s going on around us whereas commercial businesses are not?’ Read More»

‘Dump bags’ help wounded soldiers during recuperation

Judy Cable, Mary Dewerff and Joe Destefani (from left) display a “Dump Bag” designed for recuperating soldiers returning home from the war on terror. Photo/John Munford.

Local group hoping for funds to make more bags at request of PTC’s Lt. Dan Berschinski

Mary Dewerff of Peachtree City didn’t intend for her neighborly deed to turn into such a big production. Read More»

College Park man arrested for molesting girls: 12, 15

A College Park man was arrested Saturday for molesting two girls at a home in the Four Seasons mobile home community Feb. 13, sheriff’s deputies said
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Samuel Antonio Mayen, 19, is charged with three counts of child molestation, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The victims, ages 12 and 15, were friends of Mayen, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

As of Tuesday afternoon Mayen remained in jail on a $66,000 bond set by a Fayette County magistrate judge.

Police Reports week of Mar. 23-29, 2010

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 23 - Monday, March 29
Natecia Ranasha Busby, 17, of Ales Way, Fayetteville, for financial identity fraud (5).
Xavier Dewayne Parker, 22, of Webster Lane, Riverdale, for probation violation.
Alton Grady Barker, 52, of Summerbrook Drive, Atlanta, for probation violation.
Robin Ashley Carey, 22, of Franklin Farms Circle, Fayetteville, for simple battery. Read More»

Marine Corps League moving to new location

Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Church

The Marine Corps League Detachment # 1325 is changing locations. The detachment, which has previously met the first Wednesday of each month at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City, will begin meeting in the Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Church on Highway 34 between Newnan and Peachtree City. The move will allow the Detachment to be more centrally located for Marines in Coweta and Fayette counties. The meetings will continue to be at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Apr. 7. Read More»

Small businesses get help from SCORE

SCORE volunteers see clients on Fridays in Fayette County

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce encourages small businesses to take advantage of the many resources available through SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE provides trained counselors, often retirees, to offer free small business counseling and low cost workshops to both startup and in-business clients. SCORE volunteers are available to see clients on Fridays from 9 am to noon at the Fayette Chamber offices. Read More»

Newnan offers reward in beating of elderly woman

The Newnan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for the beating of an elderly woman.  The Newnan City Council is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

On September 21, 2009 the Newnan Police Department began an investigation into the assault of a 90 year old woman. The woman, who lives alone, was assaulted in her home at 121 Pinson Street. She was found by friends on the morning of Sept. 21 who routinely check on her well being. Read More»

Satcher to speak for Atlanta Christian’s Commencement

Atlanta Christian College announced today that Dr. David Satcher, director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and former Surgeon General of the United States, will speak at this year’s commencement exercises. Commencement will be held May 8 at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ga.

Dr. Satcher graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1963 and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More»

Do you know how to spot counterfeit money?

Do you know how to spot counterfeit money?

The U.S. Secret Service is responsible for investigating counterfeiting operations but as a matter of policy, they do not comment on the number of phony bills believed to be in circulation in specific cases. Businesses must be pro-active in protecting themselves from being victims of this type of fraud. Read More»

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