Fayette County

Here are Georgia’s 2021 Blue Ribbon Schools. Did your school make the cut?

Here are Georgia’s 2021 Blue Ribbon Schools. Did your school make the cut?

Nine Georgia schools have earned the national Blue Ribbon recognition for 2021. The Blue Ribbon is a recognition from the U.S. Department of Education. The Georgia schools named 2021 recipients of the honor are: Bleckley County High School, a Bleckley County Public SchoolCrabapple Lane Elementary School, a Fayette County Public SchoolJohns Creek Elementary School, a Forsyth County Public SchoolElite Scholars Academy School, a Clayton County Public SchoolOakhurst Elementary School, a Decatur City Schools Public SchoolFulton Science Academy, a private school in Fulton CountyRiverview Elementary School, a Dawson County Public SchoolHigh Shoals Elementary School, an Oconee County Public SchoolJefferson Middle School,…
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Police: Burglary ring stole $2.1 million worth of property

Police: Burglary ring stole $2.1 million worth of property

A burglary ring that police say was responsible for about 200 burglaries and $2.1 million of stolen property has been charged by police in Gwinnett County. The Gwinnett County Police Department Burglary Unit indicted 12 people with a total of 66 felony counts after a two year long investigation. Gwinnett County has had a series of burglaries which have targeted victims of Asian descent dating back to 2019. The suspects force entry to the residence, enter the home and proceed to take valuable such as money, jewelry, and identification documents. During the course of the investigation the suspects were linked to burglaries in…
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Driver dies in Peachtree City crash

Driver dies in Peachtree City crash

PEACHTREE CITY -- Just after 5:06 p.m. on August 14, Peachtree City police officers responded to a motor vehicle collision the area of Hwy 54 and Dan Lakly Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a single vehicle that left the roadway and overturned into the tree-line. "Unfortunately, the driver sustained fatal injuries during the collision," said police department spokesperson Lt. Chris Hyatt. "The cause of the collision is currently being investigated by members of the department’s Community Response Team. Please keep the family of the driver in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
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Police investigate hit-and-run crash between car and bicycle in Peachtree City

Police investigate hit-and-run crash between car and bicycle in Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY -- Police in Peachtree City are investigating a collision between a car and a bicycle that occurred on Peachtree Parkway in the area of Fischers Luck just after 6:30 this morning. Upon arrival at the scene, officers observed that a cyclist had injuries to his face and head area. Police say it was quickly apparent that he was a victim of a motor vehicle collision. After preliminary investigations the Community Response Team discovered the the bicyclist was traveling southbound on Peachtree Parkway just north of Fisher’s Luck. The original witness located the man laying in the southbound lanes…
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Fayette County man arrested for sexual exploitation of children

Fayette County man arrested for sexual exploitation of children

PEACHTREE CITY -- A 43-year-old Fayette County man has been charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children after a GBI investigation. On Wednesday, July 28, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, arrested Jason Mitchell, of Peachtree City. The GBI began an investigation into Mitchell’s online activity after receiving a Cybertip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children regarding the online possession and distribution of images depicting child sexual abuse material on a popular online platform. This investigation led to a search warrant at Mitchell’s residence in Fayette County. Mitchell was booked…
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Another Georgia county finds uncounted votes during recount

Another Georgia county finds uncounted votes during recount

Another Georgia county has found a missing set of ballots during the statewide hand recount of the presidential race. This comes after Floyd County discovered 2,600 missing votes over the weekend. This time, the error was found in Fayette County, where a memory card was not processed, leaving about 2,755 votes uncounted. Once the votes were tallied, Donald Trump gained 449 votes and Joe Biden's lead in Georgia narrowed to 12,929 votes. The missing memory card came from the Peachtree City Library precinct. In both the Floyd and Fayette cases, the uncounted votes did not amount to enough to change…
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NEWS BLOG: Fayette County postpones in-person graduation ceremonies

NEWS BLOG: Fayette County postpones in-person graduation ceremonies

Fayette County Public Schools has cancelled the in-person graduation ceremonies it had scheduled for August 1. After consulting a local epidemiologist, the school system decided to postpone all senior activities that were scheduled to take place at Fayette County High Schools July 31 as well as the August 1 graduations ceremonies. The school system did not give a date for when the events will take place, but said they would be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so. Meet Georgia's Newest Deputy Attorney General Attorney General Chris Carr announced that John Fowler of the Clayton County District…
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