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Argo re-designated at Fire Chief Officer

Palmetto Fire Chief Henry Argo began his efforts as fire chief in Palmetto in early 2007 after 30 years of experience. This week it was announced by Mayor John Miller that Argo has been re-designated as Chief Fire Officer by the international Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC). Argo is one of only 663 designated chief fire officers worldwide. Read More»

Who needs W. F’ville Bypass?

Examination of tracts along bypass route reveals new information: See MAP here.

Several opponents of the west Fayetteville bypass have alleged that the $29.7 million project is a “developers’ road.”

Some opponents have even charged that the bypass was a county commission gift to land speculators to enable development of large parcels of land along the second phase of the road. Read More»

Misty recovers, Brooks 11th-grader out on bail

Teresa Padovano (L) looks on as Ralph and Nancy Padovano attend to 8-year-old Misty after surgery to treat four arrow wounds the

It looks like the situation for Misty is improving. The 8-year-old mare is recovering from being shot four times in a Jan. 3 bow and arrow attack at the Padovano farm near Brooks.

Detectives arrested 17-year-old neighbor Jeremy Ryan Richardson and subsequently charged him with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. Read More»

Bank robbers leave money trail; some customers grab cash

Fayetteville police are still searching for two armed men who robbed the Bank of America at Ga. Highway 314 and New Hope Road near the Fayette Pavilion early Saturday afternoon. Investigators are also hoping that so-far unnamed customers who picked up some of the stolen money in the parking lot will contact police. Read More»

Man carjacked along Redwine Road

A Fayette County man was carjacked last week near Redwine Road after being followed from his business on Old National Highway. The man was not injured in the incident.

The carjacking occurred after the delicatessen owner left his business on Jan. 7 between 9:30-10:00 p.m. to go home, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw.

The man told investigators that, at some point, he began to suspect that a car was following him, Crawshaw said. The carjacking occurred after the man turned onto a dead-end street off Redwine Road to turn around, said Crawshaw. Read More»

Cop Report 011310

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcdment agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Thursday, December 31 - Monday, January 11
Harrison Andrew Burkett, 19, of Bently Way, Fayetteville, for charges pending: simple battery and obstruction of a 911 call.
Antonio Dion McKissic, 34, of Mt. Zion Road, Atlanta, for charges pending: drug law violation. Read More»

Newnan Fire Dept. gives Life Saver awards

The City of Newnan Fire Department honors its firefighters with their Annual Life Saver Award for 2009. The recipients of this award have saved a life while on duty in 2009. There were nine firefighters this year who accomplished this goal with three lives saved. Read More»

Triad wins health department project bid

Triad Construction, Inc. has been awarded the contract to construct the new Coweta County Health Department building on Hospital Road. Coweta County commissioners approved the $1.7 million low bid at the Jan. 5 meeting.

Triad was one of 15 bidders whose proposals ranged from Triad’s low of $1,709,900 to a high bid of $2,291,700 by Spark-Grizzard Construction. The bid by Triad showed a 240-day construction period.

The amount of the lowest bid was substantially less than what was expected, said county administrator Theron Gay. Read More»

Hearing set on Ga. disability services

Georgia is seeking input on the services provided to disabled people by the Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living programs operated by the Georgia Department of Labor. Read More»

Brooks horse shooter sought

8-year-old mare Misty awaits medical attention in a pasture off Price Road Sunday. Photo/Special.

Misty pierced with 3 arrows, expected to survive after surgery; $7,000 reward offered for arrest of archer

You don’t expect to see a horse in a south Fayette pasture near Brooks with multiple arrows sticking out of the animal. Read More»