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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»

Police warn about pine straw scam

A homeowner in Peachtree City was presented a bill for $8,400 for materials and labor for two days of work installing pine straw at the residence. Photo/Peachtree City Police Dept.

Need pine straw in your yard? Be careful who you hire to provide it. The Peachtree City Police Department is advising that residents be aware of scams Read More»

Police gearing up for holiday toy drive

The Peachtree City Police Department is about to kickoff the 2014 “Light up the Night” toy drive with a drop-of location at the Walmart on Ga. Highway 54 West.

To ensure that local families in need can have a joyous holiday, the department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for both girls and boys. The age range should be from 2 years to 17 years of age. In lieu of toys, monetary donations can also be made at Walmart or at the police department at 350 Ga. Highway 74 South. Businesses and civic organizations can make a contribution by contacting Capt. Stan Pye at 770-487-8866. Read More»

City's holiday celebration is set for Dec. 6

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 6, for an evening of winter holiday fun. Peachtree City’s annual Hometown Holiday will kick off at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall Plaza.

Activities include children’s holiday crafts, making s’mores, and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy, and Legacy Dance. Santa will arrive on the plaza at 5:30 p.m. to hear children’s wish lists, and the evening will conclude with the official lighting of the tree.