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Restroom wall gun threat disrupts Starr’s Mill High School

All is well at Starr’s Mill High School today, Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said Monday. There’s “an additional law enforcement presence” on the sprawling campus just south of Peachtree City “as a precaution,” Babb said. Classes at Starr’s Mill began with an undertone...
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Police investigating shooting in Lanett, suspect at large

LANETT, Ala. (WRBL) – The Lanett Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on Saturday. According to officials, on Oct. 1, 2022 at 8:30 p.m., police responded to North 14th Court, the Old Jackson Heights Community, after reports a person had been shot. Police said the individual was treated by Lanett Fire and EMS, […]
Newnan Times-Herald

Grantville mayoral candidates discuss their ideas for improving the city

While the Nov. 8 election seems a long way off, early voting is less than a month away, beginning on Oct. 17. So now is a good time to get to know the candidates. Grantville residents will have four mayoral candidates to choose from in the ballot box. Incumbent Doug Jewell is facing three challengers, Johnny Cooks, Mark Bynum and Richard Proctor, each with their own ideas of how to make Grantville a great place to live.

Reichman's Big Day Sends Men's Soccer Past LaGrange

LaGrange, GA: On Sunday, October 2nd, the University of the South Men's Soccer team took on LaGrange in their final non conference match of the season. After being down 1-0 at haftime, the Tigers used two Trevor Reichman goals to top the Panthers 2-1. INSIDE THE MATCH UP:. Sewanee (9-1-0)...
Newnan Times-Herald

How two seconds could change a headline

Most drivers have come upon a major traffic accident in the past. Have they ever thought, "Oh, if I was a few seconds ahead that would have been me?" Last Monday I was looking for some exercise and rode my bicycle to the post office to mail a small package.

Intruder Shot during Home Invasion in Troup County

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Your home is your safe place, but it also can be targeted by criminals. Now, a Troup County man is in a Columbus hospital tonight recovering from a gunshot wound. According to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, a man broke into a home and soon found...

Sharpsburg, October 03 High School Softball🥎 Game Notice

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Newnan Times-Herald

Accused drug dealer spills the tea on himself

He claimed sipping tea caused a deputy to pull him over, but a Lawrenceville man ended up in jail after authorities discovered his cup runneth over with drugs instead. On Sept. 23, Lavar Kirkland, 42, was traveling south on Interstate 85 in a Mercury Grand Marquis when a Coweta County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement unit got a hit on the vehicle’s tag that indicated Kirkland had a suspended license. After the deputy saw him veer into another lane, he initiated a traffic stop.
Newnan Times-Herald

DA Cranford reviewing 1948 murder case

Three times Black Carrollton resident Clarence Henderson was convicted by an all-white jury of the 1948 murder of white resident Buddy Stevens Jr. Three times the Georgia Supreme Court reversed the decision, the last time in June 1952. But Henderson’s name was never cleared of the crime, and the case has remained open.

Four people plead guilty in scheme to defraud U.S. Department of Education

Four people pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to defraud the Department of Education’s financial aid programs of millions of dollars in federal funds. According to court documents and statements made in connection with their guilty pleas, Sandra Anderson, 63, of Palmetto, Georgia; Yolanda Thomas, 51, of Columbus, Georgia; Leo Thomas, 56, of Phenix City, Alabama; Kristina Parker, 35, of Stone Mountain, Georgia; and their co-conspirators fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal financial aid funds that they misused for their personal benefit. They did so by creating an elaborate sham university – the Columbus, Georgia, satellite campus of the Apex School of Theology.

John Pruitt Book Talk & Signing

Join the Peachtree City Library for a book talk and signing with John Pruitt as he discusses his first novel, Tell It True. Loosely based on the murder of Lemuel Penn by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 and Tell It True is a story Pruitt covered as a freshman reporter. Pruitt eventually rose to top anchor at WBS-TV in Atlanta. On-site book sales available courtesy of Book Miser. This is a free drop-in event. The event will take place on the lower level of the library in the Floy Farr Room.
Newnan Times-Herald

How a landmark was built and lost

Beloved radio broadcaster Paul Harvey was famous for reporting that there was always more to the story. In his daily broadcast, The Rest of the Story, he would share with his millions of listeners parts of the story that had been left out. During the days of his broadcast, the...