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Troubling trend in armed robberies: Inside accomplices

A troubling new trend in armed robberies is emerging, according to the Fayetteville Police Department: An inside job with a store employee conspiring with at least one other person to pull off the crime.

That’s the picture emerging with the robbery of a Fayetteville pharmacy. Read More»

Suspect on trial for shooting during PTC home invasion

A Lithonia man is on trial this week for participating in a home invasion with two others at a home off Robinson Road in Peachtree City in July 2012.

Gilbert Jerome Jefferson, 29, is charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of kidnapping with bodily injury, two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Read More»

Handcuffs awaited fleeing suspect in Dollar Tree

A Jonesboro man was arrested March 13 after fleeing from Fayette County deputies attempting a traffic stop. Deputies found the man in a store in Fulton County where he was arrested on drug charges after a K-9 unit found a bag of marijuana he tossed in the store.

Darrell Johnson, 32, was charged with felony possession of marijuana and felony fleeing and attempting to elude, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Home a total loss after March 14 fire on Hilo Rd.

Firefighters battle a Hilo Road house fire. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A late morning house fire March 14 at 210 Hilo Road south of Fayetteville resulted in a total loss of the home. A relative inside the home was escorted to safety by a Comcast representative who had arrived for a service call.

The Comcast service representative had arrived at the home of Bob Arnold’s son, Kevin, at approximately 11 a.m. Bob Arnold, who lives next door, had opened the house for the service call, said Fayette Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Donnie Davis. Read More»

F’ville woman dies of injuries from being struck by vehicle Feb. 10 on Banks Road

A Fayetteville woman struck by a vehicle on Banks Road on Feb. 10 subsequently died at Atlanta Medical Center on March 12, officials said.

Frances Amber Bounds, 30, was struck by a vehicle on Feb. 10 at approximately 6:50 p.m. and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Bounds died of the injuries she sustained on Feb. 10, Babb said.

The pedestrian was struck on Banks Road near Ellis Road by a vehicle traveling eastbound, said Babb. Read More»

Deputy puts stop on mail thieves

The intuition of a sheriff’s deputy on a routine traffic stop March 2 led to the arrest of two men for stealing mail from the Peachtree City Post Office, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

The two men were pulled over on Ga. Highway 54 near the post office, and the deputy noticed that the duo was acting suspicious, Babb said. Deputies later found the stolen mail inside the vehicle, “preventing countless financial crimes,” Babb said.

The stolen mail contained financial information that could have been used to commit identity fraud, Babb said. Read More»

Mowell marks 50 years of serving Fayette families

David and C.J. Mowell outside the Fayetteville location. Photo/Special.

Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home has been serving families in Fayette County for five decades.

Since starting the business in 1964, C.J. Mowell has watched the county change around him while his funeral home remained a fixture in the community and a place where many families would find themselves seeking comfort in their hardest times. Read More»

The case of the missing drone

The ‘Quadcopter’

Fayette County has its own missing aircraft, the case of the county’s first missing drone.

A reward is being offered for the “Quadcopter” lost this month while surveying construction work at All Saints Anglican Church near Ga. Highway 54 in west Fayette.

Newnan resident and church member John Stevenson was using his drone to provide church members a birds-eye view of construction activities at the church’s Ebenezer Road location off Hwy. 54

“I wanted to keep the excitement up about the church’s building project,” Stevenson said March 12. Read More»

Emory University comes to F’ville’s Pinewood Studios

Screen shot of Emory at Pinewood Studios’ new website.

The first college-level film-making courses are coming this summer to Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, the vanguard of a consortium of post-secondary education providers with courses geared to training graduates for the film and digital industries.

Emory University plans to teach a portion of its summer program in the Pinewood Production Centre. The university on its website said Emory at Pinewood Atlanta Studios will provide a “fully-integrated practical and academic film experience.” Read More»

Peeples Elem. needs votes for video contest

Peeples Elementary needs community support as it seeks to win a national contest as one of the nation’s “most innovative” schools.

Peeples is one of 103 schools in the running for the honor, and needs votes for its online video submitted as part of the competition. The votes will count towards 30 percent of the school’s total score.

The winning school will receive $60,000 in products and services from Follett School Solutions.

The school submitted its Cultural Arts Week Immersion program for consideration in the contest. To vote for the video, visit www.follettchallenge.com. Read More»

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