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Local Georgia Tech grad reveals secret identity
Graduation ceremonies are always full of fanfare and excitement; however, not many ceremonies also serve as a surprise reveal of a college student’s double life. For Newnan local Logan Hudson, his graduation from Georgia Tech served exactly this purpose as he was finally revealed to be the spirited figure behind Georgia Tech’s beloved mascot — Buzz.
Second arrest made in Coweta County double murder
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - Coweta County deputies say they’ve made a second arrest in a double murder from last January. Deputies say Demon McCrary helped orchestrate the robbery that would lead to the death of two Coweta County men last January. He joins Howard Dennis in the Coweta County...
Thousands of people flock to Rick Ross’s Fayette County mansion for car show
In less than 24 hours, thousands of people will flock to Fayette County for Rapper Rick Ross’s Car show.
Teens pulled gun on mother, daughter working drive-thru at metro Atlanta Taco Bell
The teenagers were identified Truth Hensley Walker, 18, and Devion A’Mod Hensley, 17.
Zackery commits to Gordon State
Take another player off the board! Darius Zackery became the fifth Newnan Cougar basketball player to commit to the next level when he decided on the Gordon State Highlanders earlier this week. Gordon State is in nearby Barnesville, Georgia, and they compete in the Georgia College Athletic Association and the...
8-year-old placed on ventilator after being underwater for nearly 10 minutes, Coweta deputies say
An eight-year-old is hospitalized after being underwater for nearly ten minutes Sunday.
K9 Midas helps in 2 felony arrests; skinny-dipping in Lake Peachtree
Peachtree City’s favorite four-legged cop was on the job last week and played a key role in at least two felony arrests. At a May 25 traffic stop on Hwy. 74 near Kelly Drive due to speeding and window tint, K9 Midas was deployed around the suspect’s vehicle for a free air sniff. The dog indicated that he detected drugs, and Ryan Christian, 25, was found to have a quantity of fentanyl in his possession. He was arrested and transported to Fayette County Jail.
Man sentenced to life in prison for trafficking teen in Cherokee and Fulton
A Union City man has been sentenced to life in prison for sex trafficking of a 16-year-old girl in Cherokee and Fulton counties, the Georgia Attorney General’s office announced. Mark Thomas, 38, of Union City, has received two life sentences to be served concurrently. These two cases involve the same underage victim, who was trafficked in both jurisdictions over a period of several months in 2021, authorities said. In addition...
Carroll County detention officer saves inmate during attempted suicide, sheriff's office says
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — A Carroll County Jail detention officer is being recognized after he saved an inmate's life during a suicide attempt. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook to announce that officer Leo Acosta received a letter of commendation after he stepped in and saved an inmate’s life.
Highway 54 overnight detour planned June 3 for trail system bridge installation
The long-awaited pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Ga. Highway 54 near Fayetteville’s Piedmont Fayette Hospital will be installed overnight Saturday, June 3, and is expected to be open along with the connecting paved trails by early 2024. All lanes of Highway 54 will be closed at the bridge installation...
The Joint: Apollo’s Steaks moves to larger location
Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.”. There are lots of these places around...
Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports for period ending June 1
Destiny Michelle Arrington, 26, 974 Kelley St., LaGrange, GA, failure to appear (state), theft – other (felony), 2 counts returned by bondsman Colby Shane Moat, 20, 1183 Whitesville St. Lot 4, LaGrange, GA, obstruction of officer, criminal trespass, littering on public/private property Rachel Lynn Duke, 40, 503 Connie Dr., LaGrange, GA, VGCSA-amphetamine-possession, criminal trespass – […] The post Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports for period ending June 1 appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Treasure — and faith — restored
One family’s faith in the character of local residents was strengthened thanks to the generosity of a local man, they said. In early May, Redeana Gamble and her mother, DeLois Thouvenel-Martinez, held a garage sale at her sister, Ronda Burrell’s home, just a few doors down from theirs in Sharpsburg, Gamble said. Gamble and Thouvenel-Martinez, a widow since 2014, were cleaning out the house. Family had recently moved to the area from California, so they had a lot of help, Gamble said.
From a Cougar to a Woodchuck
To answer the age-old question, "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood," we could go straight to the source and ask former Newnan Cougar Michael Maginnis. After completing his freshman season at Georgia State, Maginnis has headed north for the summer. Maginnis will show...
17-year-old shot dead in Douglas County; 4 people arrested: Deputies
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities announced the arrest of four individuals believed to be connected to a homicide in Douglas County that happened on Wednesday. Brian Brown was 17 years old when he was shot and killed in the Bill Arp area of Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff's...
Wilson named 2023 Coweta County Teacher of the Year
Canongate Elementary School third grade teacher Mollie Wilson is 2023 Coweta County Teacher of the Year. Wilson – along with fellow finalists Mary Amoson, a kindergarten teacher from Brooks Elementary, and Julie Eidson, a sixth grade teacher from East Coweta Middle, and the other school-level Teachers of the Year – were honored during a ceremony at the Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Tuesday.
Fayetteville to celebrate bicentennial Saturday with food, fireworks, fun
The city of Fayetteville is celebrating its bicentennial Saturday.
Local investigator turned author shares tales of true crime
Local author and longtime criminal investigator Clay Bryant will soon have his work inducted in the Georgia Writer’s Museum. Bryant has authored two books on local cold case murders that were solved with his help. In his two books, Bryant details the true-crime stories of the murders of Gwendolyn Moore and Fred Wilkerson. Bryant said […] The post Local investigator turned author shares tales of true crime appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Man killed in high speed police pursuit
A motorcyclist was killed after attempting to flee from police on the interstate. The incident occurred Sunday evening when a Coweta County Patrol Deputy reportedly attempted to perform a traffic stop on a motorcycle for not having a tag displayed. The pursuit began near mile marker 53 heading southbound on...
Deputies searching for woman they say is scheming people out of thousands with fake Zillow posts
Over the past two weeks, they claim she has used fake names and phone numbers “to scam multiple people out of $7,600.”
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