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Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 7–13

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, Oct. 7 - Monday, Oct. 13

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Temeka L. Butts, born in 1972, of Williamsburg Trace, Atlanta, for bench warrant.

Christopher M. Colangelo, born in 1976, of Lockmeade Way, Fayetteville, for wanted person.
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Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 30–Oct. 6

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, Sept. 30 - Monday, Oct. 6

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Destiny C. Butler, born in 1996, of Ventura Drive, Forest Park, for criminal trespass.
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Academic growth: Fayette elem. kids mostly average

Academic growth: Fayette elem. kids mostly average

Highest across-the-board growth achievements at Peeples Elem. School Read More»

Ground broken for first F’ville college campus

Groundbreaking for the construction of Fayette County’s first college campus was held on Oct. 16. When open next summer, Ga. Military College (GMC) will kick off its presence in Fayette in the first of two 26,000 sq. ft. classroom buildings. Read More»

2 hotels may be in north PTC’s future

It was only a workshop discussion item, but if approved in the coming months the Kedron Office Park could see the addition of two hotels and a banquet facility. First up would be the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn.

Senior Planner David Rast in an Oct. 10 letter said Apsilon Hotels Development and Management Co. submitted a rezoning application on a 14.5-acre tract located at 100 World Drive.

Rast said the conceptual site plan, approved in December 2005, identified 126,000 sq. ft. of office space in four buildings and 467 parking spaces. Read More»

Fayette soars on SAT scores

While Fayette County students increased their average SAT score for the second consecutive year, blew way past the state average, and outpaced the national average, school officials are thinking of adding an expensive international ranking to the mix that would require more student testing.

“I know there is the sense that we test too much and we would have to deal with that if we decide to do this,” School Superintendent Joseph Barrow told school board members when he introduced the possibility. Read More»

Local hospital has safety protocols in place for Ebola

Training drill at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in March 2014. Photo/file.

With concerns about the Ebola virus flooding the nation, Piedmont Healthcare has released a series of statements outlining how the parent company of Piedmont Fayette Hospital is dealing with the unfolding scene.

Piedmont Healthcare Communications and Public Relations Executive Director Elizabeth Wang said all Piedmont facilities are using guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Emory Healthcare. Read More»

2 arrested in Coweta double homicide

Two arrests have been made in connection to the double homicide that occurred near Newnan on Oct. 20.

Kenya Nneaka Sewell, 26, of Moreland, and Jarico Deshun Brown, 18, of Memphis. Tenn. were charged with murder in the double homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 20 at a residence on Widgeon Trail near Newnan, according to Lt. Col. James Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Yarbrough said Allen Cantrell, 20, and Wes Watson, 26, were killed at the Widgeon Trail residence of Cantrell’s father. Read More»

Sniffing out crime

Sniffing out crime

Demonstrating a drug-sniffing dog’s capabilities is a Fayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy participating in the Oct. 7 National Night Out. The event is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Photo/Submitted.

PTC man arrested for aggravated child molestation

Thomas Edward Zerbarini

A Peachtree City man has been arrested on charges of child molestation in connection to incidents involving a 4-year-old girl during early 2013 to mid-2014.

Thomas Edward Zerbarini, 45, of Peachtree City, was arrested on Oct. 6 on charges of aggravated child molestation stemming from offenses against a 4-year-old Fayette County girl that took place during early 2013 to mid-2014, said department spokesperson Odilia Bergh. Read More»

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