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Golf cart injures pedestrian on Lake Peachtree bridge

Golf cart injures pedestrian on Lake Peachtree bridge

A golf cart struck a pedestrian before sunrise Wednesday morning on the bridge across Lake Peachtree Read More»

New connector opens at McIntosh High School

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Jan. 6 to officially open the second floor connector between the two classroom buildings at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City to students and staff. Among those in attendance for the opening were members of the Fayette County Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jody Barrow, various county-office personnel, principals of neighboring schools and parent volunteers. Photo/Submitted.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Jan. 6 to officially open the second floor connector between the two classroom buildings at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City to students and staff. Among those in attendance for the opening were members of the Fayette County Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jody Barrow, various county-office personnel, principals of neighboring schools and parent volunteers. Photo/Submitted.

McIntosh on the rise as region hoops heat up

McIntosh’s Jordan Lyons (driving with ball) helped propel the Chiefs to a 68-63 win over cross-county rival Whitewater Saturday. The win moved the Chiefs to 13-0 and kept them ranked second in the state. Photo/Taylor Trebotte.

More than a month after the season officially began, varsity basketball teams in Fayette and elsewhere are moving full steam ahead into the heart of their region schedules this month.

Fayette County, Sandy Creek and Whitewater began Region 5-AAAA play last night, while Region 4-AAAAA squads from McIntosh and Starr’s Mill already have several conference games under their belts.
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Child porn charges for Brooks man

A Brooks man arrested Dec. 22 for the molestation of two underage female victims faces new charges of possession of electronic pornography and child exploitation.

Thomas J. Brandlehner, 57, of 135 Elsberry Lane east of Brooks, was initially charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery, one count of sexual battery, two counts of child molestation and two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. The new charges include possession of electronic pornography and child exploitation. Read More»

The Citizen Sports Calendar — Jan. 9–Feb. 14

The Citizen Sports Calendar — Jan. 9–Feb. 14

Friday, Jan. 9

Basketball: Fayette County at Sandy Creek; Elite Scholars Academy at Landmark; Woodland at McIntosh; OLM at Mt. Vernon; Stockbridge at Starr’s Mill; Carrollton at Whitewater.

Swimming: Landmark at Forsyth Winter Invitational; Whitewater vs. McIntosh (Kedron).



Saturday, Jan. 10

Basketball: W.D. Mohammed at Landmark; ELCA at OLM; Forest Park at Starr’s Mill.

Wrestling: A area duals at ELCA; AAAA area duals at Whitewater; AAAAA area duals at Hardaway.
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More power to the medics

More power to the medics

Paramedics with the Peachtree City Fire Department recently demonstrated the use of one the department’s three new battery-operated LUCAS chest compression units. A proven life-saver, the new units are in addition to the one pneumatic LUCAS unit already in use by the department. Pictured from left are paramedics Philip Stusak, Ashlee Koontz and Nick Bishop. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorcyclist fatally injured Tuesday in PTC collision

Photo of wreck scene from Peachtree City Police Department.

UPDATED 12:01 a.m. Wed. Jan. 7, 2014 — A vehicle turned into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist Tuesday afternoon in Peachtree City, causing fatal injuries to the motorcyclist, Robert McElwaine, 28, Read More»

Student musicians selected for special performance

The Whitewater Middle School Symphonic Band honored with special invitation.

Community is invited to concert preview

The Whitewater Middle School musicians selected to perform in front of the state’s music teachers will give a talent preview to their own community before heading to Savannah for the big show.

The Whitewater Middle School Symphonic Band led by Bill Melton is one of only two middle school bands in the state selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators annual convention on Jan. 29. The two bands were chosen after a competitive selection process.

The public is invited to a preview concert Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Read More»

Andrews is volunteer award winner

Andrews is award winner

She worked nearly 10,000 volunteer hours

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary recently chose Adele Andrews as the “2014 Spirit of Volunteerism” award winner because of her dedication to the community she serves.

The prestigious award recognizes Andrews for her “servant heart and willingness to go above and beyond in her volunteer service,” the group said in a statement. Read More»

State soliciting student opinions

Chance for Fayette students to lead

A state education official wants to hear student opinions and is accepting applications from savvy kids who want to share theirs.

All seventh through 12th grade students in Fayette County and in the state are invited to apply for a seat on the 2015 Student Advisory Council that will be led by state School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods. Read More»

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