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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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Man in critical condition after beating

An incident at a central Fayette County residence shortly after midnight Nov. 14 resulted in a man being left in critical condition after he was severely beaten in the head with a baseball bat.

Emmanuel Landeros-Lopez, 23, of Fayetteville, was charged with aggravated battery and is being held in the Fayette County Jail without bond, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Patriots advance to second round of state playoffs

It was the busiest mid-November night in years for high school football in Fayette County, with four teams reaching the first round of the state playoffs. Unfortunately, only one Read More»

Honoring our heroes

Honoring our heroes

U.S. Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district Lynn Westmoreland giving a speech at Veteran's Park in Tyrone, Ga., in honor of Veteran's day, Nov. 11. The program honored veterans from start to finish. Sandy Creek High School's chorus sang the National Anthem during the program, and the SCHS JROTC presented and retired the colors. Other speakers included Julius Edwards of Operation Mobilization, who gave the invocation, Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial, and Vanna Byrd, project director of United Way of Greater Atlanta. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Blue Angels headed to air show in 2015

Blue Angels headed to air show in 2015

Captain Jeff Kuss and Captain Corrie Mays get down from the F/A-18 they landed at Falcon Field Wednesday, Nov. 12. Kuss and Mays, representing the Blue Angels, flew in to discuss logistics for the Great Georgia Airshow Oct. 31, 2015, of which they will be a part. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron. A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels. Each year the team typically selects three tactical (fighter or fighter/attack) jet pilots, two support officers and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to relieve departing members. Photo/Bethan Adams.

New hotel gets tabled by commission

A rezoning proposal heard by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on Nov. 10 was tabled on a 3-1 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A public hearing on a rezoning proposal that would locate a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn in the largely vacant Kedron Office Park was tabled by a 3-1 vote at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Citing the need for additional research, commissioners will hear the proposal again at the December meeting. Read More»

Palmetto man is arrested in convenience store robbery

Sean Staples.

A Palmetto man has been charged with the Nov. 9 armed robbery of a convenience store on U.S. Highway 29 in north Coweta County.

Sean Thomas Staples, 33, was arrested Nov. 13 and charged with armed robbery, according to Sgt. Jason Fetner of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Fetner said the armed robbery occurred during the evening hours at the Mini Mart on Hwy. 29 in north Coweta County.

Staples entered the building, briefly cased the store and departed. He returned approximately 20 minutes later, Fetner said. Staples then produced a handgun and robbed the cashier, Fetner added. Read More»

Survey says Tyrone is happiest city in Ga.

Tyrone is the happiest city in Georgia, according to a report by journalist Rebecca Lake with CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison and financial education website. Read More»

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