Sheriff: Florida thieves may be connected to local entering auto cases

Two Florida men arrested recently in Alabama on entering auto charges are believed to be connected to other vehicle break-ins in Peachtree City.

Thirty-seven-year-old Oscar Moses Badger, of Dania Beach, Fla., and Bobby Hanna, 24, of Plantation, Fla., were arrested recently in Pelham, Alabama on entering auto charges, according to media reports.

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Developer to pay Senoia back for city-funded path

An updated development agreement approved Monday by the Senoia City Council will have the city reimbursed for the cost of installing a multi-use path along Rockaway Road from Heritage Pointe subdivision to the Eddie Couch bridge.

Developer Scarbrough and Rolader Development LLC will pay $1,500 for each residential lot sold in Phase 2 until the project cost of more than $400,000 is met.

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Senoia teen arrested for kidnapping, child molestation

An 18-year-old Senoia man was arrested Dec. 3 on charges of child molestation, kidnapping and false imprisonment after he forced a juvenile into his home. Police were alerted by the man’s father when he arrived home from work and intervened.

Terry Lee Sherman was charged with kidnapping, child molestation and false imprisonment, according to Senoia Det. Jason Ercole.

Ercole said Senoia officers responded to Sherman’s residence on Dec. 3 at approximately 3:09 p.m. after receiving a call about a possible sexual assault involving a juvenile. 

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Leaders explain community visioning to PTC Council

Representatives of the Fayette County Visioning Initiative made a presentation to the Peachtree City Council Thursday night to explain how they are working to create a countywide community development plan.

Co-chair Trey Ragsdale noted that such a procedure isn’t a new concept for Fayette, which underwent a similar review back in 1987 to create “Fayette ‘93.” One of the biggest results of that plan was to plant the seeds for what would later become Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

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Local man is proof: seatbelts save lives

The simple act of wearing a seatbelt saved a Peachtree City man’s life earlier this year when he fell unconscious while driving on Peachtree Parkway.

Thana M. Alusi was presented the “Saved By the Belt” award from the police department and city council at Thursday’s council meeting.

Earlier this year and just after 4 p.m., Alusi was driving south on the parkway near North Cove when he suffered a medical problem, causing his car to strike a large tree on the opposite side of the road.

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Welch kids visit ‘Little White House’

Welch Elementary School students from Daphne Stephens’ third grade class visited the Little White House during the Thanksgiving break to complete their study of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Students were joined by their parents and grandparents during the Warm Springs visit. Pictured are: first row, from left – Braden Ray, Jason Argueta, Cameron Clay and teacher assistant Amanda Fuller; and second row – Madalyn Daniels, teacher Daphne Stephens, and Shelby Brown. Photo/Special

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Welch kids visit 'Little White House'

Welch Elementary School students from Daphne Stephens’ third grade class visited the Little White House during the Thanksgiving break to complete their study of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Students were joined by their parents and grandparents during the Warm Springs visit. Pictured are: first row, from left – Braden Ray, Jason Argueta, Cameron Clay and teacher assistant Amanda Fuller; and second row – Madalyn Daniels, teacher Daphne Stephens, and Shelby Brown. Photo/Special

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Girl Scout helps pets with food drive

Girl Scout Rebecca Familo of Troop # 12324 was joined by Pedal for Pets founder Wendy Maguire during a recent fundraiser organized by Familo that collected more than 400 pounds of pet food for the One Roof/Coweta County Food Pantry and the H.E.L.P. Clinic in Newnan. Photo/Special.

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PTC industry Rinnai pitches in for Real Life Center pantry

Employees from Rinnai America Corporation in Peachtree City gave very generously to their Thanksgiving Food Drive, with the bounty presented to the Real Life Center food pantry. The donations will help meet the needs of local families. Photo/Special.

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Mayor-elect Fleisch looks to ‘new day’ for PTC

With a resounding 72 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s runoff election, Vanessa Fleisch will become Peachtree City’s first woman mayor on Jan. 1.

Fleisch handily beat challenger and former mayor Harold Logsdon, who made it into the runoff with the second-most votes in the field of five candidates to force the runoff.

A jubilant Fleisch was all smiles and hugs with campaign supporters at what turned out to be her victory party Tuesday. That evening, she revealed that she already had made plans to have meetings with city staff members on Wednesday on the chance she might win.

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