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Local chess club starts own tourney

The Inman Elementary Chess Club will start its own tournament in February.

The inaugural tournament is motivated by the club’s desire to give their growing membership and the community an additional venue for friendly competitions.

The club is one year old and has 89 members in grades 3-5. It currently competes in tournaments held in Clayton and Coweta counties. Read More»

Brooks man charged with molestation

Brooks man charged with molestation

A Brooks man has been charged with the molestation of two female victims. Investigators also found a large volume of child pornography on his home computer for which charges are pending.

Thomas J. Brandlehner, 57, of 135 Elsberry Lane east of Brooks, was charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery, one count of sexual battery, two counts of child molestation and two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Fayette deputies attend funeral for slain NYC cop

Fayette deputies attend funeral for slain NYC cop

Fayette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Kent, (L), and Cpl. Robert Smith travelled to New York City to attend the funeral ceremony for Officer Rafael Ramos who, along with Officer Wenjian Liu, Read More»

PTC cops searching for man in family violence incident

Arturo Trujillo

Update - Dec. 27 6:50 p.m.: Arturo Trujillo has turned himself in to authorities.

Original story : Peachtree City Police are asking for help in locating a man in connection with a family violence incident.

Arturo Trujillo, 39, of Pebblestump Point, is wanted for simple battery-family violence that occurred over the weekend, according to police statements. Read More»

Resident charged with 116 counts of ID fraud

A Tyrone woman has been charged with 116 counts of financial identity fraud after selling the personal information of members of Georgia National Guard unit where she was employed.

Tierney A. Walker, 22, of Village Green Circle, was charged with 116 counts of financial identity fraud, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Coweta schools faring well in annual flu battle

Shools and communities are seeing the effects of the seasonal flu, but Coweta County schools appear to be faring well so far this year. Read More»

Spreading the love of reading

Spreading the love of reading

Last month, Rotarians of Peachtree City spread out to the fourteen Fayette County elementary schools to distribute dictionaries to about 1,300 3rd Graders. Each Rotarian was asked to address the class where they explained the importance of literacy, and showed them how to use their dictionaries. In many cases this becomes the first book that these children have ever owned, and it is exciting to watch the expressions on their faces. This is an annual activity for the Peachtree City Rotary Club. Photo/Submitted.

East Coweta joins collection

Students, families and employees from East Coweta Middle School helped the Beta Club collect 194 toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. From left, Logan Courtright, Brittney Bridges, Kenna Hannah, Alexis Gordon, Trent Brody, Bryanna Houston, Hannah Kelly, Zuri Limehouse, Christopher Alarcon-Salinas, Haylee Ray, Keegan Brown, Kendra Turner, Andrew Thompson, Kayson Pike, Rylan Sharpe, Cameron Cookfair and Beta Club Sponsor Kimberly Tysor. Photo/Submitted.

194 toys collected

Students, families and employees from East Coweta Middle School helped the Beta Club collect 194 toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. Students who collected donations from families in the car rider line each day are pictured from left, Logan Courtright, Brittney Bridges, Kenna Hannah, Alexis Gordon, Trent Brody, Bryanna Houston, Hannah Kelly, Zuri Limehouse, Christopher Alarcon-Salinas, Haylee Ray, Keegan Brown, Kendra Turner, Andrew Thompson, Kayson Pike, Rylan Sharpe, Cameron Cookfair and Beta Club Sponsor Kimberly Tysor. Photo/Submitted.

6-year-old offers pocket change for needy children

Above, 6-year-old Nathan Brown hands U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel James Ruvalcaba his pocket change. Below, Brown and Ruvalcaba shake hands. Photo/Submitted.

Toys for Tots gets young donor

At a Toys for Tots collection celebration in Sharpsburg, medical offices joined Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital to deliver all the toys collected for disadvantaged children in Coweta and Fayette counties.

At the event, 6-year-old Nathan Brown bravely walked up to U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel James Ruvalcaba and offered him all the money he had–his pocket change–to buy even more toys for children.

Lt. Ruvalcaba is Fayette County’s Toys for Tots coordinator.

Ruvalcaba accepted Nathan’s gift, thanked him for his generosity and shook his hand. Read More»

Fayette kids’ test scores among top 12 in state, metro

The 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores are in, and Fayette County schools are among the highest in metro Atlanta and the state. Read More»

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