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PTC home invasion victim confronts attacker in court

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It is extremely rare for a victim to directly hold her attacker accountable in open court. But that’s exactly what Ceresa “Cece” Coffee did Wednesday morning, immediately after he was sentenced to more than three decades in prison.

Minutes earlier, Ted Andrew Jefferson refused to admit his role in a 2012 home invasion that resulted in Coffee being shot in the head and beaten, Coffee addressed Jefferson in open court about how the incident traumatized her.

Coffee said she would “never forget” the look in Jefferson’s eyes during the attack. Read More»

PTC police offering emergency training for teenagers

The Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting a Teen Community Emergency Response Team (Teen CERT) camp beginning June 16.

Classes will be held Monday through Friday of that week ending on June 20. The classes will start at 8 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. each day. The camp will be held in the training room at the Police Station. Read More»

Senoia police seek theft suspect

Recognize this man? If you do, contact Senoia detective Jason Ercole at 770-599-3256. This man is wanted in connection to an April 10 theft at a convenience store in Senoia. Photo/Special.

Senoia police investigators are searching for a man who robbed the Crook’s Hit n Run convenience store of more than $500 on April 10.

Senoia Det. Jason Ercole said the man entered Crooks’ Hit n Run convenience store at Ga. Highway 16 and Broad Street at approximately 5:45p.m. on April 10.

The thief made his way to the back room while the store clerk was distracted, Ercole said.

Ercole said the man removed approximately $545 from the store’s safe after locating the keys in the back room area. Read More»

Ga. college savings plan offers newborn sweepstakes prize

As tax season once again comes to a close, Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan officially kicked-off its annual statewide Newborn Sweepstakes, where one baby born in Georgia this year will receive $5,529 toward his/her college savings. The hospital where the baby is born will also receive $1,529. Read More»

Fellowship of Christian Athletes bringing Goliath Mud Challenge to Tyrone May 31

Thrill-seeking athletes will soon have an opportunity to showcase their adventurous side. After a successful inaugural year in 2013, the Goliath Mud Challenge will return on Saturday, May 31.

As the event’s beneficiary, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes seeks to create a competitive experience that builds character and dedication while embracing relationships and strategic partnerships. Read More»

PTC Council may lift moratorium on more apartments

City staff would be able to consider assisted living project near MHS

The Peachtree City Council will decide Thursday whether it wants city staff to study a proposed 52-unit assisted living development in the Lexington Circle commercial center off Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road.

Council has the luxury of saying “no” outright to the development, thanks to the city’s moratorium on rezonings for multi-family uses such as apartments and multi-unit facilities. Read More»

Fayette plans feral cat roundup

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A trial program approved April 10 by the Fayette County Commission will trap and neuter feral cats and return them to the locations where they were found. The alternative to euthanizing the cats was a request of the Fayette County Humane Society. Read More»

Fall 2015 enrollment target for F’ville’s 1st jr. college: 1,000 students

Fayette County is getting its first built-to-order college campus. Read More»

Man charged with molesting 2 kids

A north Fayette County man was arrested April 1 on two counts of child molestation involving two different children.

William P. Tanner, 37, of Buckeye Road, was charged with two counts of child molestation, according to Fayette County arrest records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the arrests stemmed from allegations of two children under age 17. Both children reside in Fayette County and both alleged that the molestations occurred in Fayette, Babb said.

The investigation into the allegations is ongoing, Babb said.

Fayette Commission recognizes social services non-profits

Fayette Commission recognizes social services non-profits

Board members from area social service nonprofits on April 10 received a proclamation by the Fayette County Commission citing April as “Prevent Child Abuse Month.” Pictured are, front row from left, Commissioner Chuck Oddo, Alice Mutzel (Advo-Kids CASA), Nadine Tyft (CASA), Kristin Melton (Bloom), Dawn Oparah (Fayette FACTOR), Becky Smith (FACTOR), Dorothy Herzberg (FACTOR), Charlie Cave (CASA) and Fayette County Family and Children’s Services Director Susan Boggs; in rear, from left, are Commissioner David Barlow, Audrey Holliday (CASA), Pete Nelms (DFCS) and Commissioner Steve Brown. Read More»

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