Daycare center owner blocks state road crews

For Starr’s Mill Academy owner Glenn Dinofer, it was a matter of work crews keeping their word and not creating an imposition on his customers. Dinofer took matters into his hands Monday by using his buses to block bulldozers being used for the widening of Ga. Highway 74. That move came after the work that […]

Camp Ivy for kids needs help

I would appreciate very much anyone contacting me if they have some good information that we need. For 31 years we have rented Calvin Center in Hampton, Ga., to host our camp for children with the chronic disease, Type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes. We will not be able to go back there this year. If […]

Cop Reports 3/17/10

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, March 9 – Monday ,March 15 Richard Rodney Adams, 50, of Villa Point, Peachtree City, for contempt of court. Candace Louise Burney, 33, of Pharr Avenue, Jonesboro, for […]

Argument leads to arrest at Marnelle

An altercation March 11 at Marnelle Mobile Home Park on Ga. Highway 54 resulted in charges of aggravated assault, interference with a 911 call and criminal trespass for 32-year-old Daniel Keith Stephens. The incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. as a domestic situation between Stephens and two other persons, said Fayette Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan. […]

Ebbett joins AmCorp as Business Strategist

AmCorp Management, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, the nation’s leader in Business Expense Recovery Services, announced today that Wendell Ebbett who recently joined the company has moved back to the Southern Crescent area of Atlanta to serve as its Business Strategist effective immediately. AmCorp Regional Director, Don Allen,Jr., stated , “ On behalf of AmCorp Management […]

Michael Keplinger, 49, of Hampton

Mr. Michael Keplinger, age 49, of Hampton, died March 16, 2010.  The funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in the Jonesboro Chapel of Pope Dickson & Son with Rev. Tom Shannon officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Keplinger; biological children, Michael Dylan, Taylor D’Marie, Timothy Hunter; step-son, Christopher Miller; […]

Two men sought in Rite-Aid robbery

Two men are being sought in the Sunday night robbery of the Rite-Aid pharmacy on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville. Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said two black men entered the store at 9:46 p.m., grabbed the manager and demanded money. The men were described as 5’6”-5’8” and 5’4”-5’6” in height, said Crawshaw. The men […]

An update on tax credits for education

A college education remains a big-ticket item. In fact, the average annual tuition at a private four-year college is now $26,273, up 4.4% from last year, while annual tuition at public four-year colleges jumped 6.5% to $7,020. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of any chances to lower the impact on your wallet, including […]