Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 28 – Feb. 3

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. 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. 28 – Monday, Feb. 3

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Jamecia L. Blount, born in 1995, of Bernardo Drive, Riverdale, for less than an ounce of pot.

Deanthony Brown, born in 1992, of Ward Bluff Court, Ellenwood, for probation/parole violation.

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Senoia, PTC feeling out cart path link

The long-held idea of connecting Senoia and Peachtree City with a cart path was a topic for general discussion at the Senoia City Council’s Feb. 3 meeting. The item was originally included for the Peachtree City Council meeting Thursday night, but was removed from the agenda prior to the meeting.

The proposal to connect the two cities by way of a cart path first surfaced officially three years ago in Senoia’s master recreation plan. Now as then, funding for the project is the major obstacle.

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Area vets seek behavioral hospital

The Coweta Commission of Veterans Affairs (CCVA) hosted a meeting Wednesday that brought representatives from Coweta and Fayette counties and a number of interested parties together to address the recent state denial of the proposed Newnan Behavioral Hospital. Veterans were adamant that such a facility is needed locally.

The certificate of need (CON) submitted by U.S. HealthVest was recently denied by the Ga. Dept. of Community Health and the appeal process is currently underway. The appeal will likely be heard in the spring, said U.S. HealthVest Vice President Stacie York.

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Flat Rock band selected for special performances

Flat Rock Middle School Symphonic Band performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference in Savannah last weekend. The band, led by Band Director Matthew Price, was one of only 2 middle school bands that were invited to perform from Georgia. The Flat Rock Symphonic Band was also one of two Middle School Bands invited to perform at the Southeast United States Band Clinic at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. The band was selected from throughout the Southeast United States through a competitive audition.

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Lester Bray honored by DAR

Community Service Award Chairman, Lynn Amos, presented the Fayette-Starr’s Mill DAR Community Service Award to a very special gentleman, Lester Bray, at the January meeting. Bray was honored for his years of service in the community.  He was recognized for the Plant a Row Project, in which he grows large quantities of food and donates it to the needy in the area. Bray graciously received the certificate and a pin for excellence in community service.  His daughter, Susan Green, accompanied him to the meeting. Pictured are Lynn Amos, and Lester Gray. Photo/Special.

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A 90th birthday celebration

The family of Charlotte Hightower Smith, third from left, gave a big birthday party for her on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Helping her celebrate were childhood friends from left;  Mary Frances McFarland Smith, Fayette County High School Class of 1939, Betty McFarland Wilkinson, Class of 1942, Smith, Class of 1941, and Ada Ballard Hewell, Class of 1945. Charlotte’s entire Sunday School Class at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, where she has been a member all her life,  also participated. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

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Sup’t. Barrow opens Crabapple Lane Elementary Stock Market

Fifth grade investors were pleased to have Dr. Joseph Barrow, Superintendent of Fayette County Schools, ring the bell and open the Crabapple Lane Stock Market. In a simulation of the financial world of the 1920s, students begin with a $100 investment and negotiated stock trades to earn the “Big Cheese” title, which is awarded to the student with the highest net worth. Photo/Special.

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