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McIntosh falls 49-13 at Drew

The McIntosh Chiefs’ place in the subregion standings was decided before the kickoff of Friday night’s game against the Drew Titans, but the outcome was important in determining the order of the top four teams going into next Friday’s Region 4-AAAAA play-in games.

Already assured of fifth place in Subregion A, the Chiefs tried to play spoiler and put a wrench in Drew’s quest for one of the top two spots but after an early 7-0 lead they saw the home team take control the rest of the way for a 49-13 Titans’ win at Southern Crescent Stadium in Riverdale. 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»

Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 14–20

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, Oct. 14 - Monday, Oct. 20

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


George E. Boyd, born in 1970, of Shelly Drive, Atlanta, for DUI drugs, revoked or suspended license and defective or no headlight.
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Newnan resident charged with fraud

Newnan resident Damian Alarcon-Morales has been arraigned for fraudulently using the identities of Mexican nationals to obtain income tax refunds. Alarcon-Morales was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 14.

“(Alarcon-Morales) is charged with engaging in a cross-border scheme to defraud the tax system of over $700,000 in fraudulent refunds,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Attempts to profit from fraudulent tax returns are increasing, and we will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute these cases.”  Read More»

Wildcats down Tigers 30-0

On their last home game of the 2014 season, the Whitewater Wildcats (5-3, 1-2) picked up an important Region 5-AAAA win by pitching a 30-0 shutout against the Fayette County Tigers (3-5, 1-2).

Jay Ashley and Christian Wafford, two of the more than 20 seniors honored before the game, scored a pair of touchdowns apiece for Whitewater.

After forcing a punt on the opening drive of the game, the Wildcats drove from their own 24 into the red zone before the Tigers’ defense stiffened and Liam Voigt came out to kick a 36-yard field goal. Read More»

Car crashes into Party City

Party city car crash Photo/Bethan Adams

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into Party City in Fayetteville Friday afternoon, October 24.
According to Fayetteville police detective Mike Whitlow, the woman was pulling into a parking spot and thought she pressed the brakes, but hit the accelerator instead, propelling her car up and over the curb.
The car dented the doorframe and shattered the window. Bystanders and store employees said the driver hit a row of shopping carts inside the store, as well.
“If the carts weren’t in there, then she might have crashed through to the register,” Party City employee Timilya Clark said. Read More»

North Fayette man beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A north Fayette County was robbed at gunpoint by two men and beaten in front of his home on Oct. 21. Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the community’s help in identifying the men.

Sheriff Barry Babb said a 35-year-old Fayette resident on Greenview Circle in the Kenwood Landing Mobile Home Park on Oct. 21 at approximately 11:15 p.m. was approached outside his vehicle in his driveway after returning home from work by two black males, one brandishing a black handgun.

Babb said the male pointed the handgun at the victim demanding money. Read More»

Meals on wheels get help

Meals on wheels get help

The Coweta County Meals on Wheels program delivers daily meals to over 80 home-bound clients each week. The Quilter’s Guild of the Southern Crescent wanted to help make those meals a little brighter. Guild member Jane Coleman recently donated 117 handmade, quilted placemats to the Coweta Meals on Wheels coordinator, Kathy Schrader. Each client receiving a holiday meal will receive one placemat as a gift to keep. Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent was established in 1998 and consists of over 90 members, living in Fayette and Coweta counties. Read More»