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Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community,

Northgate student gets up close view of holiday celebration

Northgate High School senior Kevin Cheng, left, was chosen to represent Coweta County at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service with the help of Coweta County School System reading specialist Dr. Beverly McCray. Photo/Submitted.

Northgate High School student Kevin Cheng was chosen to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Service held Jan. 19 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

A senior and Northgate’s Student Government Association class president, Cheng appeared at the annual service along with other students from around the metropolitan Atlanta area and read a portion of King’s “Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March” speech.  Read More»

Spelling champ crowned

 Aanchal Patel won Coweta County’s district-wide Spelling Bee. Aanchal Patel, front row left, appears with runner-up Dynahsty James, center, of Lee Middle School. At right is Garnett Reynolds, of BB&T of Newnan, who sponsored this year’s bee. In the rear, from left, are Coweta County spelling bee judges, Principal Jan Franks of Arnall Middle School, Principal Leigh Munson of Eastside Elementary School, and Principal Christi Hildebrand of Elm Street Elementary School. Photo/Submitted.

A fifth grade student at Welch Elementary School won the Coweta County School System’s district-wide Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Monday.

Aanchal Patel, a 5th grader at Welch Elementary, became Coweta County’s 2015 spelling bee champion in the 15th round of the annual competition. She and runner-up Dynahsty James, a Lee Middle School 8th grader, sparred for the annual title in a spell-off that ended with Patel correctly spelling “delinquent” and then “intelligible” for the win, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Armed robber nabbed

A Senoia man was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault on Jan. 22 after pulling a knife on a clerk at Crook’s Hit n Run convenience store.

Senoia police spokesman Jason Ercole said officers at approximately 2:30 p.m. responded to a call about a man threatening a clerk with a knife.

Ofc. Wesley Courtois was nearby and arrived on scene in a matter of seconds, Ercole said, finding 19-year-old Wyman Terry Campbell still standing in front of the counter. Read More»

Burch students get a visit

Burch students get a visit

Ambassadors from Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia visited with Ambassadors at Robert J. Burch Elementary School. UGA Ambassadors (Caroline and Alex) with their adviser, Christy Dasher, spoke with Burch Ambassadors about being an ambassador at the college level. The UGA students shared with the Burch Bears the requirements and selection process for this prestigious opportunity at the University of Georgia. A Question & Answer time allowed Burch Ambassadors to get further information about experiences, skills, and training for college level ambassadors . Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 6–12

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Jan. 6 - Monday, Jan. 12

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Isaiah S. Dawson, born in 1993, of Sagamore Court, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of pot, drug-related objects, suspended registration and brake light/turn signal violation.
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Fludd: MLK’s arrival was ‘defining moment’

State Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) at the MLK Day observance. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville Jan. 19 was the scene of the annual parade commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PTC Council’s Ernst has a new star in his family — GOP Sen. Joni Ernst

Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst (L) gets his photo taken with his famous sister-in-law, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, at her swearing-in ceremony earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Photo/Submitted.

The national Republican Party has a new rising star, newly minted U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, who gave the GOP response to President Barack Obama’s state of the union message on the major TV networks and cable news channels Tuesday night.

Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst knows this new star well — she’s his sister-in-law.

Read all about this local connection to the highest level of national politics in Terry Garlock’s column by clicking here.

Reeves awarded annual 'Outstanding Business Person' honor

Bob Reeves is Outstanding Business Person of the Year.

Chamber recognizes many businesses, leaders at luncheon

Bob Reeves has been named Fayette County’s “Outstanding Business Person of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce.

Reeves was one of several business leaders honored during the chamber’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Jan. 16 at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree. More than 320 business and community leaders attended the luncheon to congratulate their peers. Read More»

Traffic accident with no serious injuries stalls traffic on Hwy. 54 East in PTC

Traffic accident with no serious injuries stalls traffic on Hwy. 54 East in PTC

A two-car accident at Ga. Highway 54 and Flat Creek Road on Monday afternoon in Peachtree City resulted in an overturned vehicle but no serious injuries.

The accident occurred before 5 p.m. and roadways were open by 6 p.m., according to the Peachtree City Police Dept.

Police said there were no serious injuries in the accident which had police, ambulance crews and firefighters at the scene. Read More»

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