Monthly Archives: February 2016

Updated: Fayette man reportedly kills nephew at family junkyard

Updated 2016-02-23 at 2:59 p.m. An apparent family dispute in northern Fayette County turned deadly Saturday evening, with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting that Michael Lamar Graves, 68, shot and killed his nephew Jason Brett Graves, 42, at a junkyard that has been in the family for decades. Both men are Fayette County residents,…

VFW honors Fayetteville public servants

The Veterans of Foreign Wars “Helen Denton” Post 3650 honored Fayetteville Police Detective Scott Israel and Fayetteville Fire Captain Keith Harris Thursday night for their service to the community. Presentations were made during the city council meeting at Fayetteville City Hall. Deputy Fire Chief Linda Black received the award on behalf of Harris, who was…

Smash and grab trio jailed after multi-jurisdiction hunt

An interstate crime spree has reportedly come to an end for three men who included stops in Senoia, unincorporated Coweta County, Peachtree City and unincorporated Fayette County in their journey to the jailhouse. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies and Senoia Police were alerted on Feb. 10 to a combined five cases of burglary, including the Woolsey…

Fayette County Emergency Management Director Pete Nelms retires

  Monday marked the end of an era as Pete Nelms, division chief and emergency management director with Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services, has retired after more than 26 years with the department. Nelms was also the department’s public information officer until his retirement. A reception was held in Nelms’ honor at…

Whitewater’s Jordan raising funds to send special needs students to prom

The leader of the PALS Program at Whitewater High School is hoping to help some extraordinary students have an unforgettable prom night, and she’s asking the community for help. Alyssa Jordan has started a fundraiser to help send six students from Whitewater’s special needs class to the prom. The PALS (Peers Are Linking Students) Club…

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