Fayette jail inmate healthcare cost rises to $1 million a year

Fayette jail inmate healthcare cost rises to $1 million a year

Everybody knows that healthcare costs continue to rise. But what about those costs when a person is in jail? Those costs also continue to increase, with federal law requiring that jails, funded by taxpayers, be responsible for providing treatment. Providing healthcare services for people who are incarcerated is a requirement of federal law, said Fayette […]

Fayette crime reports: 4 burglaries, 5 entering autos, 1 arrest

Fayette crime reports: 4 burglaries, 5 entering autos, 1 arrest

The period of March 20-25 came with four burglaries and five entering autos in locations around Fayette County. A March 21 burglary at a Fletcher Ford Road residence off Antioch Road in south Fayette resulted in the arrest of 35-year-old Joseph Louis Skinner, of Griffin, on charges burglary, fleeing and attempting to elude and numerous […]

Fayetteville Waffle House hit by armed robber at midnight

Fayetteville Waffle House hit by armed robber at midnight

Fayetteville police are looking for an armed man who stole money from the register at the Fayetteville Waffle House on Ga. Highway 85 North on March 14. Above, video surveillance catches armed robbery suspect pointing what looks like a handgun. Photo/Fayetteville P.D. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers said the incident occurred at approximately 12:10 […]

Home invader sentenced to 20 years

Home invader sentenced to 20 years

Fayette District Attorney Ben Coker on March 9 said 18-year-old Jaivon Gabriel Bowe (above), of Jonesboro, entered guilty pleas in three cases in Fayette Superior Court. One of the cases had Bowe pleading guilty to home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and false imprisonment in an incident where he entered a home in Fayetteville […]

Fayette comedy club busted for illegal booze, unlicensed food

Fayette comedy club busted for illegal booze, unlicensed food

A Fayetteville man has been charged with illegally selling alcohol and food during a Comedy Club 360 event at 1950 Ga. Highway 85 North in unincorporated Fayette County. Above, Ronald Lee Freeman. Photo/Fayette County Jail. Ronald Lee Freeman, 50, was charged with misdemeanor violations of selling alcohol without a required license and failing to obtain […]

Former Coweta student in Savannah arrested for threat, another removed from Northgate for social media threat

Former Coweta student in Savannah arrested for threat, another removed from Northgate for social media threat

  A former Coweta County student is in custody in Savannah after making terroristic threats toward Coweta schools. Meantime, a Northgate High School student was removed from school after posting an online threat involving a shooting. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said officials at 9:35 a.m. on March 2 were notified by the Newnan Police […]

Student at East Coweta High arrested after bringing loaded gun to school

Student at East Coweta High arrested after bringing loaded gun to school

  An East Coweta High School student was arrested March 1 after it was discovered that he had a loaded handgun on school property. The name of the student, who was quickly arrested at the scene, has not been released. A letter to parents from Principal Stephen Allen said that at approximately 12:25 p.m. school […]

Bulldog attacks, injures Fayetteville woman, 70

Bulldog attacks, injures Fayetteville woman, 70

A bulldog charged off its owner’s Fayetteville property and attacked a woman and her dog in a Feb. 17 incident. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers said the incident occurred on Woodgate Drive off Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard and involved a 70-year-old woman riding a mobility scooter while exercising her leashed dog. The woman reported that […]