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F'ville cops investigating home invasion

Fayetteville police are investigating possible leads in an Aug. 19 armed home invasion on Lakepoint Lane where two residents were bound and robbed.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the homeowner and his son at approximately 9:30 p.m. heard a rear door open, thinking that one of their relatives had entered the home.

The victims said a black male wearing a black and white bandana and holding a handgun approached them. One of the victims thought the man was a relative playing a joke and attempted to swat the gun away from him, Whitlow said. Read More»

Arrest reports: Aug. 12-18

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Aug. 12 - Monday, Aug. 18

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Eric L. Bess, born in 1968, of River Valley Drive, Jonesboro, for revoked or suspended license, expired/susp/rev dealer tag and defective or no headlight. Read More»

Plant talk

Plant talk

Fayetteville residents Frank and Doris Chastine, at left, talk with Lillie Golden, right, about the many plants she had on display at Market Day held Aug.16 in downtown Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kudos for Cancer Wellness Walk

Kudos for Cancer Wellness Walk

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners recently issued a proclamation in support of the upcoming Cancer Wellness 5K Walk to benefit Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Center at Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Newnan Hospitals. The Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. at Drake Field, 151 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City. Register for the Walk at www.cancerwellnesswalk.myevent.com. On the back row, from left, are Ken Hammock, Jason Character, Commissioner Randy Ognio and Commissioner Allen McCarty. Read More»

In line for a shot at stardom

In line for a shot at stardom

People from around metro Atlanta and beyond converged on Pinewood Atlanta Studios Aug. 16 for a casting call for the upcoming Ant-Man movie now under production at the studio. New Life Casting reported that hundreds arrived for the casting call. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Wow!

Wow!

Braelinn Elementary School teachers jump into the new school year at their first school pep rally to show their school spirit. Six teachers brave the “Gauntlet” challenge this week to get the kids excited about the Family Game Day that Braelinn has planned for September 20. These teachers have worked hard to get ready for the new school year and this was a fun way to jump into the year and have a little fun during the first week of school. The kids loved cheering on all their teachers and jumped to their feet as second grade teacher Mrs. Read More»

Students spend three weeks in Germany

 Fayette students and sponsors shown in front of the gates to the Saalburg, a recreation of a Roman fortress which was discovered on this site on the limit of the Roman Limes line. Photo/Submitted.

A total of 30 students studying German from Fayette County High, McIntosh High and Starr’s Mill High schools spent three weeks in the German state of Hessen this summer, completing an exchange with their German high school partners who visited Fayette this past April.

While in Germany, the Fayette students lived with host families and attended the German high schools of Main-Taunus Schule and Gesamtschule am Rosenberg. They also participated in field trips that explored different aspects of German history and culture. Read More»

Book time

Book time

First grade students in Kim Thompson’s classroom made their first visit to the Peachtree City Elementary School Media Center to check out a book this week. Students enjoyed listening to a story about Curious George visiting a library and were then allowed to select a book to borrow for two weeks. Pictured are Ami Ueno, Josie Marx, and Caroline Scott, all enjoying their new books. Photo/Submitted.

Award winner

Award winner

Two graduating seniors from Whitewater High School received the 2014 “American Legion School Awards” presented by the Fayette County Post 105. Channing Thomas and Wyatt Burke were selected by the faculty for their qualities of courage, honor, scholarship, leadership, service and patriotism. John Dufresne, left, Post 105 Whitewater Liaison, is congratulating Channing Thomas. Photo/Submitted.

Man robbed, pistol-whipped in N. Fayette

A man in north Fayette County was robbed of his cell phone and wallet at gunpoint and then pistol-whipped in the early morning hours of Aug. 18.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said the victim was talking on his cell phone outside a Woodside Drive residence near Milam Road at approximately 1 a.m. Aug. 18 when he was approached by a sliver Nissan Maxima.

Babb said a black male approximately 6’0”-6’2” and weighing approximately 160 pounds exited the vehicle carrying a handgun.

The victim saw the handgun and began running, but soon stopped for fear that he would be shot, Babb said. Read More»