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F'ville cops searching for armed robber

Fayetteville police investigators are looking for a suspect in the Jan. 2 armed robbery at the Shell gas station and convenience store at 485 Bradley Drive.

Det. Mike Whitlow said a black male entered the store at approximately 8:20 p.m., proceeded behind the counter and pointed silver revolver at the clerk.

“The male then demanded all of the money from the register. The clerk handed the suspect the money and he fled on foot north from the store towards a car wash,” Whitlow said. Read More»

Should anyone get a ticket for this blocking infraction?

Fayetteville police conduct ticketing process in businesses’ access area. Photo/Rich Hoffman.

F’ville businessman accuses police of blocking access to his workplace Read More»

Fayette Vision goals: Attract Millennials, emulate Tennessee county

Bob Ross. Photo/Bethan Adams.

To counteract the exodus of Millennials leaving the county, Fayette Visioning Initiative (FVI) co-chair Bob Ross has created a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, One Fayette, Inc.

Millennials, or Generation Y, is the demographic age group that came after Generation X. The generation’s birth years range from the 1980s to the 2000s.

Ross and the FVI are developing the nonprofit as part of their five-year plan to improve Fayette County. Read More»

You REALLY can't trust this used car salesman

A Jonesboro man posing as an automobile broker has been charged with seven counts of theft by deception for “selling” vehicles for which payments were made but no vehicle was received, according to Fayetteville Police Department Detective Mike Whitlow.

Lovell J. Brown, 44, is accused of receiving payments in part or in full for the vehicles but failed to deliver them during a period from May through October, Whitlow said. Lovell was out on bond for three previous cases of a similar nature from 2013, Whitlow added. Read More»

Thieves make off with 800 feet of copper wire

Repair crews on Dec. 23 responding to a service disruption alert at a vacant building near the Fayette Pavilion found that thieves had stolen 800 feet of copper wire.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the theft is believed to have occurred on Dec. 18 though it was not reported until Coweta-Fayette EMC crews arrived at the vacant Promenade Parkway building in response to a service disruption alert.

Crews arrived and found the junction box damaged and wires missing, Whitlow said, adding that the fuses had been disabled and eight 100-foot copper wires had been pulled from the lines. Read More»

Family feeds Coweta children for $3,800

The Holt family with the 200 bags of food they bought and packed for hungry children and families. Photo/Submitted.

Over the holiday break, one family fed 200 Coweta families who normally have a hard time finding food for their children.

The Holt family volunteered with Backpack Buddies of Georgia, a nonprofit that provides food for schoolchildren on weekends, in memory of Tanner Holt, their family member. Read More»

Helping out

Helping out

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Coweta test scores get a passing grade

Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores released by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Coweta County School System outperformed school systems statewide during the 2013-2014 school year.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Coweta County schools scored 75.1 points overall on the state accountability measure that has a 100-point maximum. The state average is 72.0. The school system also scored higher than the state on average performance scores at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the annual report, Jackson said. Read More»

Burning BMW found Dec.29

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators are attempting to determine the circumstances surrounding a BMW found engulfed in flames along Padgett Road on Dec. 29. No one was at the scene when deputies arrived.

Sheriff Barry Babb said a report came in on Dec. 29 at approximately 10:50 p.m. of a car burning in the 500 block of Padgett Road in southwest Fayette County.

Babb said deputies found a white 2013 BMW fully engulfed in flames and unoccupied. There was also no one at the scene on the incident, Babb added. Read More»

New scholarship established at university

Dr. Ramona Teal is joined by her husband, Dewey Teal, recently established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship at the University of West Georgia. Photo/Submitted.

A new scholarship has been established at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Ramona Teal and Dewey Everette Teal have established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Carrollton’s Mount Zion High School.

The couple generously contributed to the University of West Georgia in memory of the life and legacy of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Mt. Zion High School and is renewable as long as a 2.5 grade point average is maintained, according to the Univ. of West Georgia. Read More»

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