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Two men sought in Rite-Aid robbery

Two men are being sought in the Sunday night robbery of the Rite-Aid pharmacy on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said two black men entered the store at 9:46 p.m., grabbed the manager and demanded money. The men were described as 5’6”-5’8” and 5’4”-5’6” in height, said Crawshaw. The men wore dark blue or black pants and hoodies and wore ski masks, Crawshaw said.

Information on the location of the money and the amount taken was not available, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Practice test helps students and schools

Peggy Thomas (center) and her husband John presented a check from the SAT/ACT practice test fundraiser to Barbara Serapion, director of pupil personnel services for the school system, at the March school counselors meeting at Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Nearly 400 high school students are better prepared to take the SAT and ACT; and their counseling departments are reaping benefits, too. Read More»

Sara Harp Minter challenges Brooks Elementary

The faculty members of Fayetteville’s Sara Harp Minter Elementary School have challenged the faculty members from Brooks Elementary School to a volleyball tournament. The tournament is a fundraiser for each schools 2010 Relay For Life team.  The volleyball fundraiser will be held on Friday, Mar. Read More»

Peeples students learn at the lab

Peeples students learn at the lab

Peeples Elementary School fourth-grade enrichment students took a field trip to the Fayette County Crime Lab recently. The students were impressed to learn how local CSI officers use fingerprinting and shoe-printing, get help from drug- and bomb-sniffing dogs, and store evidence and weapons. Pictured with the students are Investigator Mary Harris (back row, from left), teachers Kathy Harrell and April DeGennaro, and Sheriff Wayne Hannah.

Booth kids participate in Vision Walk

Warrior Team Demmitt raised $615 at the Vision Walk on Mar. 14.

On Sunday Mar. 14, the JC Booth Middle School Builders Club participated in the Vision Walk in Atlanta. Vision Walk is the national signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, the program has raised over $10 million to fund sight-saving research.  Booth’s “Warrior Team Demmitt”  walked the three miles to support Mrs. Demmitt, the J.C. Booth nurse, who is gradually going blind due to an eye disease.

 Warrior Team Demmitt raised $615, double the amount from last year.  The event raised a total of $101, 615.32.

Walmart delivers $15K grant for senior meals program

From left: Debbie Britt, Executive Director Fayette Senior Services; Ginnie Plunkett,  Meals On Wheels Coordinator; Theresa Thaxton, Walmart Community Involvement Coordinator

Fayette Senior Services has been awarded $15,000 through a Walmart Foundation grant to the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA).  The money will provide Fayette Senior Services Meals On Wheels program with a much-needed storage freezer, coolers, and computer equipment that is critical to the operations and management of the Meals On Wheels program to continue serving seniors in the community. Read More»

Starr's Mill debate team qualifies for national meet

In the front row, from left, are Georgia Brunner, Lauren Mattia and Seyi Amosu. In the back row are Austin Russell, Noah Brunner and Martin Halicek. Photo/Special.

The Starr’s Mill debate team qualified six students for the National Forensics League 2010 national tournament. The students were qualified by taking first or second place in their event at the Georgia Southern Peach District Tournament in Warner Robbins Georgia on Feb. 27. Read More»

Cap & Trade meeting coming March 30

Because of the large number of requests received, the Fayette-Coweta 9/12 Patriots and the Coweta Tea Party Patriots will hold a repeat of the January Cap & Trade meeting on Tuesday, March 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place, located at 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.

Speakers will include Georgia Congressman Matt Ramsey and Michael Whiteside, President of Green Power EMC & retired CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Spokesman Jim Richter said attendees will learn about the proposed cap and trade legislation currently before Congress and how citizens will be affected. Read More»

Starr’s Mill loses a legend, Earwood to head up Our Lady of Mercy football program

Former Starr's Mill head football coach Mike Earwood at the 2009 Crying Towel Luncheon. Earwood won the event last year and is holding the crying towel. Photo/Michael Boylan.

In 1997, there was no football at Starr’s Mill, but Mike Earwood started building a program and with the help of dedicated coaches, players and parents, a team that was a perennial powerhouse and playoff contender was built. There were ups and downs over the ensuing seasons, more ups than downs, but fans knew what to expect from Starr’s Mill. Read More»

PTC man still in jail for fondling himself in front of 5-month-old

Fifty year-old Peachtree City resident Joseph Smirniotis remained in Coweta County Jail Monday morning after being charged with masturbating in front of a 5-month-old infant at the Newnan Barnes & Noble bookstore Thursday afternoon. Read More»