Tyrone home invader dies after chase, shootout

Tyrone home invader dies after chase, shootout

An unnamed man died Jan. 16 after a home invasion in Tyrone, wrecking the stolen car near Line Creek on Palmetto Road just inside the Coweta County line and exchanging gunfire with officers from Coweta and Fayette counties and the Georgia State Patrol (GSP). Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager on Tuesday said it was not […]

Stay safe as you shop

Stay safe as you shop

Christmas is around the corner and with it comes visits to local stores in search of the perfect gift for everyone on the list. With all the shopping the Fayetteville Police Department has a number of safety tips for the holiday season. There are some in any community who haven’t quite mustered the Christmas spirit. […]

Time to head to the polls

Time to head to the polls

The campaigns have nearly ended and the time for voters to have their say in municipal elections in Peachtree City, Tyrone, Senoia and Sharpsburg is coming on Nov. 3. The Post 1 seat in Peachtree City will see a contested race between Planning Commissioner Phil Prebor and homemaker Shayne Robinson. Councilman Eric Imker announced previously […]

Young talent flexes big muscle at Senoia Raceway

Young talent flexes big muscle at Senoia Raceway

Tod Darda added to his late model career win total on Saturday night at Senoia Raceway. The veteran driver from LaGrange held back every charge Austin Horton of Grantville attempted during the final half of the thirty lap bonus race.  Horton came home as the bridesmaid for the second straight race. “That was one of the best races […]

Mayors’ group, others unite to give kids special treat

Palmetto Mayor J. Clark Boddie and several families from the Coweta area recently joined others on a “Magical Journey,” a private pre-show event before attending the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus in Atlanta. Natural gas provider Gas South teamed up with the Metropolitan Atlanta Mayors Association, the Georgia Municipal Association and Feld Entertainment […]

Furgerson completes combat training

Army Pvt. Joshua M. Furgerson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, GA. During the nine-week training period, Furgerson received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, […]

3 charged after toddler ingests cocaine

A Palmetto woman, her boyfriend and her daughter have been charged in a July 21 incident where the woman’s 13-month grandson ingested an unknown quantity of crack cocaine at her home. Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg earlier in the week said 34 year-old Ebony Daniel, the child’s grandmother, and her 22 year-old boyfriend Charlie Martin, […]

Everett Griffith, Jr. of Palmetto

Mr. Everett Griffith, Jr. of Palmetto passed away May 14, 2012. He is survived by his sons, Bryan Griffith of Sharpsburg; Brandon Griffith of Newnan; mother, Marlene Pollard Mobley of Palmetto; sister, Cindy Lawrence, Fayetteville; niece, Kelly Lawrence; and nephew, Alex Lawrence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. at […]

Palmetto gets railroad underpass improvements

The work has been completed and the new look at the CSX Railroad underpasses in Palmetto provides a positive change to the visual landscape in the areas along U.S. Highway 29 in downtown Palmetto. Safety improvements to the underpasses came complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 27. “It is with great enthusiasm that […]

Residency issues surface for Palmetto councilman

Questions have arisen about Palmetto City Councilman Leon Sumlin’s place of residence in the city and whether he currently resides in Palmetto. Another question involves the homestead exemption filed with Fulton County on a home where he might not live. The questions surfaced last week as Sumlin is running for re-election in November. Sumlin responded […]

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