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Patriots back in state quarterfinals with 29-7 win

The current senior class at Sandy Creek High School was in elementary school the last time its football team lost in the first two rounds of the state playoffs.

The Patriots are in the quarterfinals for the seventh straight year after a rare second-round road game, winning 29-7 over Region 3-AAAA champion Wayne County in Jesup. The team will hit the road again next Friday to face Cartersville, the top team from Region 7-AAAA. Read More»

PTC council, citizens have their say on salary study

A discussion over the pay and classification study recently adopted by the Peachtree City Council and requested by Councilwoman Kim Learnard was held at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting. The discussion was largely one where Councilman Eric imker gave his perspective on the study results and where a number of residents expressed their opinions pro and con.

For her part, Learnard’s comments were brief, saying that she had asked City Manager Jim Pennington to respond to several questions she posed.

“He did a prompt and professional job,” Learnard said of Pennington’s response to her request. Read More»

Tyrone woman dies in F'ville traffic accident

A 23-year-old Tyrone resident was killed in a Nov. 19 traffic accident in Fayetteville. The accident is under investigation.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said an investigation is underway into the death of Tyrone resident Charis Walker and the injury of two others.

Walker in her Toyota Camry was crossing Ga. Highway 54 East from Cobblestone Boulevard to Weatherly Drive at approximately 11 p.m. when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a Dodge Caliber driven by Richard Jennings, 46, of Ellenwood. Read More»

1 killed, 2 injured in F’ville collision

A Tyrone woman was fatally injured and two other people hurt Wednesday night when two cars collided on Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville. Read More»

PTC cops: Missing teen located unharmed in Miss.

Peachtree City Police area searching for Michael Robinson, last seen on Nov. 18. Photo/Submitted.

Update: 9:45 p.m. - Peachtree City Police announced that Michael Robinson was located unharmed in Mississippi. No foul play is suspected at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Peachtree City Police are looking for a 17-year-old last seen on Nov. 18. Michael David Robinson was last seen in the Crosstown Drive area.

Department spokesman Mark Brown said 17-year-old Michael David Robinson was last seen on Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m. on Cherry Hollow near Crosstown Drive in Peachtree City. Read More»

New north Fayette fire station opens

The opening of Fayette County Fire Station No. 3 on NOv. 19 was attended by host of firefighters and elected officials from around Fayette County. The new north Fayette station is located on Jenkins Road at Ga. Highway 74. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was years in the making but on Nov. 19 the completed Fire Station No. 3 on Jenkins Road at Ga. Highway 74 was unveiled. Funded by the Fayette County Fire Fund, the 9,600 sq. ft. station in north Fayette County is situated on 6.6 acres and will accommodate fire service needs for the next half-century.

The opening was attended by firefighters from in and around Fayette and Fulton counties and by elected officials from Fayette County, Tyrone and Peachtree City. Read More»

Commissioner Barlow unloads on Democrats

Fayette County District 1 Commissioner David Barlow. File photo.

What began as a tribute to veterans and included a congratulatory message to an incoming commissioner was quickly overshadowed by a tirade against liberal media and Democrats across the nation made at the close of the Nov. 13 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner David Barlow made his remarks during the “Commissioners’ Reports” portion of the meeting, the last item on the agenda before executive session. He provided members of the press with a written copy before the meeting began. Read More»

Girlfriend insulted, man uses a bat on the insulter

Jail photo of Emmanuel Landeros-Lopez from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Yes, words — and a baseball bat — can cause a skull fracture.

That’s what happened when Read More»

Car chase ends in house crash

Photo of car that crashed into residence from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Two Stockbridge women, chased by deputies Nov. 13, jumped from their moving vehicle just before it crashed into a home in Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Nov. 4–10

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. 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, Nov. 4 - Monday, Nov. 10

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Valentin A. Crisanto, born in 1974, of Park Ridge, Riverdale, for revoked or suspended license.
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