Suspect arrested in Newnan shooting

Suspect arrested in Newnan shooting

  The Newnan Police Department on Aug. 22 announced the arrest of Michael Lewis Boykin, Jr. for the shooting of Randy Cortez Snelling that occurred on Aug. 1 on Cliff Circle. Newnan Police Department spokesperson Gina Snider said Boykin was identified as the suspect during the early parts of the investigation and was believed to […]

First, the brownie bust, then the drug raid

First, the brownie bust, then the drug raid

Ecstasy-laced brownies, muffins result in 2 arrests Most people have heard of marijuana-laced brownies. But who has heard of brownies or muffins laced with the illegal drug known as Ecstasy? That is what Fayetteville police encountered during an Aug. 13 traffic stop. Jason Knox, 36, of Decatur, and Malika Jackson, 22, of Atlanta, were both […]

38 Fayette teens inducted into Youth Leaders PRIDE program

38 Fayette teens inducted into Youth Leaders PRIDE program

New Hope Baptist Church was the setting for a special occasion on Aug. 14 for AVPride and the 38 Fayette teens who were inducted into the Fayette Youth Leaders PRIDE (FLYP) program. The event, attended by a wealth of business and community leaders and elected officials, was meant to showcase the FYLP students and provide […]

Coweta gets ahead of career learning curve in 10th grade

Coweta gets ahead of career learning curve in 10th grade

Several Coweta County business partners and representatives from the Central Educational Center were among the participants at the Aug. 14 the Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training Program (GA CATT) ceremony held in Atlanta. Coweta’s eight industry participants, the Central Educational Center and the Coweta County Development Authority were the pioneers of the innovative program […]

Where growth is going: Fayette adds 1,700 new residents in past year

Where growth is going: Fayette adds 1,700 new residents in past year

Coweta’s population rises to an estimated 145,251 New population figures released by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) for 2010-2017 show Fayette County growing by 1,700 residents during the past year and adding more than 1,000 residents per year during the period. It was the second lowest growth rate in the 10-county metro area. Above, construction […]

Municipal qualifying starts this Monday

Municipal qualifying starts this Monday

Multiple posts up in PTC, Fayetteville, Tyrone, Senoia Qualifying time for municipal elections is around the corner for the general election to be held Nov. 7. Races will be held in Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Tyrone and Senoia. In Peachtree City, the seats held by Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, Post 3 Councilwoman Kim Learnard and Post 4 […]

Fayetteville man held in rape of juvenile

Fayetteville man held in rape of juvenile

By BEN NELMS bnelms@TheCitizen.com A Fayette County man is in custody on rape charges involving a juvenile. Jaime Francisco, 42, of 1512 Ga. Highway 54 West, was charged with rape, according to Fayette County Jail records. Above, Jaime Francisco. Photo/Fayette County Jail. Sheriff Barry Babb said little information is available at this time pertaining to […]

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