Fairburn woman arrest in 2014 Senoia identity theft case

A Fairburn woman was arrested Feb. 12 on identity theft charges stemming from warrants taken by Senoia police.

Angel Turnbough, 23, was charged with identity theft on an outstanding warrant, according to Senoia Det. Jason Ercole, who said Turnbough was arrested by Coweta County Sheriff’s deputies.

Ercole said the investigation began in February 2014 when a Senoia resident alleged to be a victim of identity theft. Read More»

Lady Tigers in round of 8; Chiefs fall by one to end season at 29-1

Scoreboard after McIntosh boys suffer their first defeat of the season. Photo/Michael Clifton.

The McIntosh Chiefs boys basketball team saw their previously unbeaten season come to an end Read More»

Chief’s lawyer: GBI says wife’s shooting ‘a tragic accident’

Peachtree City Police Chief Will McCollom. File Photo.

Decision on any charges facing Chief McCollom to follow DA’s review; Maggie McCollom still fighting complications of paralyzing gunshot Read More»

Film, TV dollars rain on Fayette, Coweta counties

Raleigh-Riverwood Studios President Scott Tigchelaar gave his thoughts on the local impact of the film industry at the Feb. 18 South Metro Developent Outlook Conference. Photo/Ben Nelms

It’s no mystery that the television and film industry is booming in Senoia and Fayetteville. Raleigh-Riverwood Studios President Scott Tigchelaar shared his thoughts on the industry’s local impact at the annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference held Feb. 18 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Tigchelaar was one of several panel members participating in the “South Metro’s Thriving Film Industry” portion of the conference.

Tigchelaar began his comments noting the economic impact of the film and television industry on local communities. Read More»

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

These are just a few of the students at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia who were accompanied by their parents at the annual Winter Wonderland Ball held recently at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Neely Ward, Nicolas Ratliff, Addison Watkins, Avery Gose and Aubrianna Harrison; second row; Samarah Trotter, Ava Curtain, Morgan McDonald, Zoe Gray, Abby Enright and Alexandra Carlton; and back row Jaxson Smoak and Noah Hill. Photo/Submitted.

F'ville cops arrest 2 in 'pigeon drop' scam

Atlanta resident Marie Mangham, age 74, arrested Feb. 19 by Fayetteville police for her part in a "pigeon drop" scam. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An Atlanta woman and an Alabama man were charged Wednesday with theft by deception in a “pigeon drop” scam foiled by Fayetteville detectives.

Marie Mangham, 74, of Atlanta, and Juan A. Jackson, 57, of Birmingham, Ala., were each charged with theft by deception, according to Fayetteville Police spokesman Mike Whitlow.

“This kind of thing doesn’t happen,” said Whitlow, commenting of the way the arrested occurred. “These people are ghosts and you never catch anybody in the act.” Read More»

Vandals pillage roadside memorial to young traffic victim

The memorial before vandals stripped the site. Photo/Submitted.
It was in August 2014 that Fayette County resident Ryan Hayes died after a car accident on Hilo Road. Family and friends erected a small memorial at the site. But the sentimental items included in the memorial have been stolen and Ryan’s father, Chris, is asking that they be returned.

Poole angles for new businesses to locate in PTC

Emily Poole of the Fayette County Development Authority. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) Business Retention and Expansion Manager Emily Poole recently reported to the Peachtree City Council on FCDA efforts involving a number of business prospects and recruitment inquiries focusing on Peachtree City.

Poole’s primary focus includes working with businesses in Peachtree City and those wanting to locate there. Her work also includes working with businesses and prospects across the county. Read More»

Sheriff tackles armed suspect, gets bell rung, but Babb’s OK

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb is pictured minutes after his arrest of an armed car theft suspect Feb. 13. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb was slightly injured last Friday when he tackled and arrested a car-theft suspect.

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Fayette Sheriff’s first-ever Citizens Academy is underway and drawing plaudits

More than two dozen Fayette residents are attending the inaugural Fayette County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s inaugural Citizen Academy is now in its fourth week. Sheriff Barry Babb on Tuesday gave an assessment of the course and its impact on citizens and staff.

Babb said more than two dozen people are participating in the 12-week course. Classes are held on Tuesday nights at the sheriff’s office.

The program is designed to provide citizens with basic information about the law enforcement profession and the daily operations of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

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