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Newnan celebrates Christmas

Newnan celebrates Christmas

The sights and sounds of Christmas filled downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 for the city’s annual Christmas parade. The theme this year is a “Storybook Christmas.” From the enormous number of people attending the event it seemed as if the majority of Coweta County’s 130,000 residents were all in downtown Newnan by the time the parade began shortly after 6 p.m. Streetlights were glowing and the crowd was cheering as the many entries in the parade passed by. And prior to the parade there were a host of Santa’s elves moving through the crowd and passing out Christmas goodies to the kids. Read More»

Tyrone's top cop

Tyrone's top cop

The Tyrone Police Department awarded officer of the year to Jonathan Woodruff, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran who has been with the Tyrone force since May 2013. Woodruff had 66 percent of Tyrone’s DUI arrests this year–18 arrests out of 27–and is No. 3 in traffic stops (with 789 total stops this year). “He’s an extremely good employee,” chief of police Brandon Perkins said of Woodruff. Read More»

Senoia honors employees

Senoia honors employees

From left, Officer of the year Chance Leveilland, Chief of Police Jason Edens, employee of the year Valerie Burns and Senoia Mayor Larry Owens. Senoia Officer Chance Leveillard and Public Safety Clerk Valerie Burns were honored with officer of the year and employee of the year at Senoia's Dec. 15 council meeting. Photo/Bethan Adams. 

F’ville retail legend Robert Jordan is gone

Robert Jordan in a photo by Dean Breest taken earlier this year.

A Fayette County institution has passed away. Robert Jordan, 79, the owner of the landmark Jordan Sales & Salvage on Jeff Davis Drive at West Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville, died Wednesday.

He leaves Nellie, his wife of 60 years, a son, two brothers, a sister, grandchildren and innumerable friends and former customers.

The funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mowell Funeral Home, which provided the following obituary: Read More»

F’ville robbery-kidnapping pair draw life sentences

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Both men found guilty a second time this week

Christopher Deangelo Wakefield, 29, of Riverdale, and Travion Marquez Willis, 24, of College Park Read More»

Bomb threat at PTC Walmart one of several across region

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Walmart regional officials decided not to evacuate the store

Notification of a bomb threat at the Peachtree City Walmart Wednesday afternoon was one of a number of similar threats made against other Walmart stores in the region. Peachtree City police and fire units responded but left the scene after Walmart corporate officials decided not to evacuate the store. Read More»

F’ville has ‘Christmas with police’

These are but a few of the Fayetteville police officers who participated in the department’s 11th Annual Christmas with the police event designed to help families in need have a happier Christmas. Pictured in front, from left, are Officer Richard Gaines and Lt. Mike Whitlow; and in the rear, from left, are Lt. Robert Mask, Officer Allison Sankeralli, Det. Shawn Albea, Santa Claus aka Kris Kringle, Det. Chris Stevers, Det. Scott Gibson and Det. Melissa Peacock. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayetteville Police Department on Dec. 11 held its 11th annual “Christmas with the Police” program.

This year, the department was able to provide presents for nine children in four families as well as dinner and gift certificates for each family. Fayetteville police officers and detectives shopped for each child based on wish lists they had provided. The department also held a Christmas party for the families, said Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

PTC Kroger shoppers see cops chase, tase man

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A Riverdale man was arrested on Dec. 14 on charges stemming from his attempt to fill fraudulent prescriptions at the Crosstown Kroger grocery store then fleeing from officers who were called to the scene, police said.

Andrew Menjor, 24, was charged with felony obstruction and felony attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud and is being held in the Fayette County Jail, according to Peachtree City Police reports. Read More»

Fire kills pet dog; family unhurt but needs help

Slithery victim rescued — Peachtree City firefighter Josh Peal holds a python, one of numerous animals rescued at a house fire on Dec. 13. The family was not at home as firefighters arrived to fight the blaze and rescue the animals. The python shown with Peal was resuscitated using a device made especially for animals. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City family was not at home on Dec. 13 when a mid-morning house fire caused significant damage to the house. A family dog did not survive the fire.

Peachtree City Fire Department spokesman Ron Mundy said the fire at 129 Burnham Rise on the city’s south side was reported just after 10 a.m.

Units arrived within five minutes to find a heavily involved fire with heavy flames in the kitchen area, Mundy said. He said a vehicle was in the driveway so firefighters did a search but found no one at home. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Dec. 2–8

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, Dec. 2 - Monday, Dec. 8
 
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
 
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