Mayor Johnson: Managing city’s building boom

Mayor Johnson: Managing city’s building boom

Fayetteville in 2017 “inundated” with construction proposals The evolution of Fayetteville continued in 2017 with the first residences at the upscale Pinewood Forrest coming out of the ground and with a number of development proposals around the city. Mayor Ed Johnson (photo above) said 2018 is likely to bring even more change, including the adoption […]

Mayor: Redevelop Peachtree City center, bring in more commercial

Mayor: Redevelop Peachtree City center, bring in more commercial

Changes ahead for remaining industrial land? Fayette County’s largest municipality will focus on redevelopment of “old” Peachtree City, from its busiest intersection eastward to City Hall, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said in her annual State of the City address at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Above, Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, center, […]

Refrigeration firm moves headquarters from Peachtree City to Fayetteville

Refrigeration firm moves headquarters from Peachtree City to Fayetteville

Peachtree City-based commercial refrigeration and cold storage firm Cool Runnings International (CRI) will be moving its corporate headquarters to Fayetteville. The site off Ga. Highway 85 North is expected to open in late 2018, with the potential for a mixed-use development on adjacent property coming in 2020. Above, graphic of planned headquarters building. There is […]

Monday fire severely damages house in south Fayette

Monday fire severely damages house in south Fayette

A residential fire during the morning hours of Jan. 8 resulted in no injuries, but left the home on McBride Road with substantial damage. Above, Fayette firefighters battle flames inside home south of Fayetteville Monday. Photo/Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services. Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett said a fire […]

Thieves bust into dozen vehicles, steal one with motor left running

Thieves bust into dozen vehicles, steal one with motor left running

The period of Dec. 29 through Jan. 5 included 11 entering auto incidents in Peachtree City, nine of which occurred at Camden Peachtree City Apartments off Ga. Highway 54 West. Eight of the nine entering auto incidents at Camden occurred on Dec. 29. Officers found that each of the vehicles had a window broken out, […]

Jonesboro man dies after Fayetteville traffic accident, investigators searching for driver who left the scene

Jonesboro man dies after Fayetteville traffic accident, investigators searching for driver who left the scene

  Fayette County investigators are searching for the driver of a black Mercedes SUV who was involved in a Jan. 6 incident on Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville and left the scene of the accident. The wreck subsequently resulted in the death of the driver of another vehicle. Sheriff Barry Babb said his office […]

Fayette, Coweta schools closed Monday

Fayette, Coweta schools closed Monday

  Fayette County and Coweta County schools will be closed Monday.  Both schools systems Sunday night advised that schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 8 due to expected winter weather conditions. The decision to close schools was made in the interest of the safety of students and employees, and follows a winter weather advisory issued by […]

Sheriff seeks help in locating missing Fayette County woman

Sheriff seeks help in locating missing Fayette County woman

Whitney Joy Guest Update – Jan. 4, 8:25 p.m. – The sheriff”s office reports that Whitney Guest was located in Coweta County. She is safe and being reunited with her family. Original story: The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a Fayette County resident, 19-year-old Whitney Joy Guest, last […]