College recognizes first responders

Georgia Military College Executive Director Scott F. “Rock” Donahue meets with Fayetteville and Fayette County public safety staff at the school’s First Responders Day event held June 15 at the Fayetteville campus. Photo/Ben Nelms.

College recognizes first responders

Georgia Military College in Fayetteville on June 15 held its inaugural First Responder Day Recognition and Appreciation event. GMC Executive Director Scott F. “Rock” Donahue said the occasion will become an annual event. The event served a dual-purpose that combined the recognition day with a mock drill scenario for training purposes. “Since our opening on […]

West Village subdivision receives 1 OK, 1 not yet

Members of the Peachtree City Planning Commission include, from left, J.T. Rabun, Jack Bernard, Chairman Frank Destadio, Aaron Daily and Lisa Curtis. Photo/Ben Nelms.

West Village subdivision receives 1 OK, 1 not yet

Conceptual plat plans for two phases of the Everton subdivision in the West Village got mixed reviews by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on June 12. One of the items was approved while other failed to get an OK. It was noted at the meeting that no project representatives were in attendance. City planning staff […]

Fayetteville sailor serves near Spain

Fayetteville sailor serves near Spain

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (June 14, 2017) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Benjamin Voyles, from Fayetteville, Georgia, front, mans the rails with sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) June 14, 2017 as the ship departs Naval Station Rota, Spain. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. […]

Pinewood Forrest looking for chefs, trendy eateries

The Village Square area at Pinewood Forrest will be located adjacent to Veterans Parkway. Graphic/Pinewood Forrest.

Pinewood Forrest looking for chefs, trendy eateries

Pinewood Forrest in Fayetteville will eventually become home to 3,000 residents. Today, the first homes are beginning to come out of the ground and Pinewood Forrest has initiated a search for restaurant concepts and chefs to become a part of the new Village Square. “At the heart of Pinewood Forrest is Village Square, a retail […]

Keeping watch over the balloons

Keeping watch over the balloons

Operating behind the scenes at the June 17 Fayette County Balloon Festival at Whitewater High School were those keeping an eye on the weather. Among those were, clockwise, Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett, county EMA Director Mike Singleton, school system staff Katherine Michael, Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Brian Eubanks and ARES Radio […]

Cops: Man giving massage gets too touchy with female

Robert E. Calhoun

Cops: Man giving massage gets too touchy with female

A Jonesboro man has been charged with aggravated sexual battery in an incident in Fayetteville. Robert E. Calhoun, 26, was arrested on the charge, according to Fayette County Jail records. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said Calhoun, a local masseur, was involved in a recent incident alleged by a female customer. The customer reported […]

Citizens argue LGBTQ training for schools

Fayette County resident Ron Easterbrook was one of the people questioning the recent gender identity training given to school system nurses. He spoke at the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Citizens argue LGBTQ training for schools

Standing-room-only crowd uses public comments to debate gender sensitivity training sessions; Board of Education, school officials silent The recent training received by Fayette County School System nurses on how to talk with students who ask questions about gender issues brought an unusually high number of residents to the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County […]

Deputies arrest 2nd man in home invasion shooting

Joshua R. Hancock

Deputies arrest 2nd man in home invasion shooting

A Grayson man has been charged in the June 4 incident where residents of a Martin Court home near Fayetteville were held at gunpoint and assaulted. One of the home invaders was shot by the homeowner and was later arrested. Joshua R. Hancock, 24, of Grayson, was charged with armed robbery by intimidation, kidnapping and […]

Fayette Commission set to adopt $49.2 million budget

Fayette Commission set to adopt $49.2 million budget

The second public hearing and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will come at the June 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. The proposed FY 2018 budget includes general fund expenditures of $49.2 million. That compares to the current $48.1 million budget. General fund revenues are expected to total $50,632,663. The budget comes […]

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