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A moving ceremony

A moving ceremony

On Oct. 20, Boy Scout Troop 175 held its 13th annual flag retirement ceremony at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church Scout Lodge. Col. Brian Cavanaugh, Commender of the U.S.Army Accessions Support Brigade located at Fort Know, Ky., was the guest speaker. Attendees included veterans, local law enforcement and fire department personnel, community leaders and pastors, boy scouts and their families. Over 100 flags, which had served our nation, were retired with the participation of attendees. Pictured is Colin Comiskey giving a final salute. Photo/Submitted.

PTC man arrested for kidnapping, assault

Datavius Q. Holland

A Peachtree City man was arrested Oct. 27 on charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection to a domestic disturbance where he kidnapped his girlfriend’s sister at gunpoint and transported her to Atlanta.

Datavius Q. Holland, 25, of 100 North Meade Drive, was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, theft, simple battery and cruelty to children, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Odilia Bergh.

Bergh said officers on Oct. 21 at approximately 8 a.m. responded to the North Meade Drive residence after a call pertaining to a domestic disturbance. Read More»

More than 8,000 have voted in Coweta

Election day is around the corner and Coweta County voters on Nov. 4 will have their say on a number of statewide races.

County elections supervisor said nearly 8,000 voters had cast ballots during early voting by early Thursday afternoon.

Coweta voters in the southwest portion of the county will decide on the Ga. House Dist. 132 race featuring Gene King (R) and Bob Trammell (D).

Among the statewide races are the U.S. Senate race between David Perdue (R), Michelle Nunn (D) and Libertarian Amanda Swafford. Read More»

Zaxby's is coming to south PTC

The Peachtree City Planning Commission at the October meeting made quick work Read More»

Students go all out for reading

More than 10,000 Coweta County students were read the book “Bunny Cakes” during this year’s “Read for the Record” event on Oct. 21. Pictured from left during a visit to Smokey Road Middle School and showing off their bunny ears are Ruth Hill Elementary School kindergartners Bayron Mesa, Derrius Grant and Haylie Brown. Photo/Submitted.

More than 10,000 Coweta County school children participated in the national “Read for the Record” event held Oct. 21. The annual event was part of a worldwide effort to promote early childhood education and support literacy.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said 10,220 students were read “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells, as a part of the 2014 Read for the Record event.  Read More»

Unemployment rate is on the decrease

Unemployment numbers in Fayette and Coweta counties are finally moving in the right direction - down. Jobless figures for both counties dropped nearly a full point in September after rising during the summer months.

It was during the summer that Coweta’s unemployment rate rose to 8 percent and Fayette’s rose to 7.5 percent. A slight decrease in jobless numbers occurred in August in both counties, but figures released by the Ga. Dept. of Labor showed significant improvement in September. Read More»

Civil Air Patrol, Alpha team staging search and rescue mission Nov. 8

On Nov. 8, the Alpha Team K-9 Search and Rescue of Atlanta and Civil Air Patrol Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron, will team up to coordinate life saving skills for a search and rescue exercise on a wooded private property.

When combined with Alpha Team K-9 Search and Rescue and Civil Air Patrol, larger areas can be covered in a shorter time due to the keen canine scent tracking and manpower in numbers trained for survival in the woods. Read More»

Officers 'go bald' for cancer fundraiser

Fayetteville police and Fayette County deputies recently participated in a fundraiser to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Pictured are: back row (from left) Detective Scott Israel, Detective Scott Gibson, Lieutenant Mike Whitlow, Sam Burch, Chief Scott Pitts, Dean Johnson, Detective Melissa Peacock. middle row (from left) Captain Jeff Harris, Nick Macpherson, Investigator Stacy Johnson; and seated Sandra Branson, Detective Joanna Macpherson and Stacey Pitts. Photo/Submitted.

On Oct. 9 the Fayetteville Police Dept. and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office held a fundraiser to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. More than 50 local law enforcement officers, medical personnel and citizens came to the event and donated money to have their heads shaved. Three local barbers, Sam Burch, Stacey Pitts and Sandra Branson donated their time and abilities.

The event was held in honor of Fayetteville Police Det. Joanna Macpherson who is battling ovarian cancer, said Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

N. Fayette man threatens school bus, is arrested

Rolin Isaacs. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

A north Fayette County man was charged with disrupting public schools after making threatening statements that he would do “whatever he had to do” about a school bus making noise in front of his home during morning pick-up times.

Rolin Isaacs, 58, was charged with disrupting public schools, a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, said Sheriff Barry Babb.  Read More»

A half-dozen burned dogs — Is it evil or just ignorance?

Erin Meurer, rescue coordinator for Fayette Animal Hospital, holds Maddy, a 4-month-old bulldog mix, recovering from burns most likely caused by an over-the-counter flea prevention treatment. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Fayette Animal Hospital has treated 6 in the past 6 months from S. Fulton

Six badly burned dogs have been found in and around Fulton County in the past six months and five of them were treated in Fayette.

A Rottweiler, Dante, was found first, with burns covering his backside. Then 4-month-old pit bull-boxer mix Baloo, and 12-week-old lab mix, Cubbie, soon after. The worst was Tiberius, a Rottweiler around 5 years old, who was found with second- and third-degree burns covering his back and with blood seeping from his paws. Read More»

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