Ga. Court of Appeals travels to Whitewater H.S. for session 

Ga. Court of Appeals travels to Whitewater H.S. for session 

It was an opportunity not usually experienced, when more than 500 high school students watched as the Georgia Court of Appeals held its first-ever session at Whitewater High School on Oct. 4. Above, Georgia Appeals Court judges (L-R) Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Carla W. McMillian and Amanda Mercier on Oct. 4 listen to arguments from an […]

Fayette officials probe 3 burglaries, 6 cases of automobile break-ins

Fayette officials probe 3 burglaries, 6 cases of automobile break-ins

The period of Oct. 2-6 came with six entering auto incidents and three burglaries throughout Fayette County. Unincorporated Fayette County had three burglaries and four entering autos during that period. Two of the entering auto incidents occurred in Peachtree City. One of those occurred at a Crosstown Court business on Oct. 3 where an unlocked […]

Christian City’s Crutchfield remembered for his compassion, legacy of service

Christian City’s Crutchfield remembered for his compassion, legacy of service

For 22 years, Bob Crutchfield led the efforts and the mission of Christian City. Crutchfield passed away on Sept. 20, leaving a legacy of compassion and service to others. Above, former Christian City CEO Bob Crutchfield speaking at his 2015 retirement dinner. Photo/Larry Regier. The legacy we leave is the legacy we live. And for […]

EEOC lawsuit: PTC aviation firm allegedly fired pregnant woman

EEOC lawsuit: PTC aviation firm allegedly fired pregnant woman

Wencor Group alleged to have fired woman over medical restrictions on her work tasks A Peachtree City company has been named in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed Sept. 26 by U.S. EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Wencor Group, LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of aviation parts based in Peachtree City, violated federal law when it […]

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

The Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 agreed to have county staff approach the Fayette County School System about using a portion of the existing trails behind Inman Elementary School to establish the Fayette County Equestrian Park and Trails. The approval to begin discussion with the school system came on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner […]

Coweta’s Barker in running for state superintendent of year

Coweta’s Barker in running for state superintendent of year

Coweta County School Superintendent Steve Barker has been selected as one of four finalists for 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Barker is among four finalists selected for the honor by the Georgia State Superintendent’s Association (GSSA). The other three finalists include Samantha Fuhrey of Newton County Schools, Michael […]

Fayette rebuffs animal advocates again

Fayette rebuffs animal advocates again

A majority of the Fayette County Commission still opposes what a determined group of animal advocates wants: Formal input into how the county makes rules and policies dealing with stray animals housed at the county animal shelter. Above, this dog house was positioned outside the meeting chambers of the Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 as […]

The tax man maileth: Fayette tax bills have been delivered to thousands of residents

The tax man maileth: Fayette tax bills have been delivered to thousands of residents

School taxes cut in half for one-quarter of all residential properties It’s that time of year for one of life’s certainties — the taxes part. Fayette County property tax bills by the thousands have shown up in residents’ mailboxes in the past several days. Property owners across Fayette County saw significant increases in this year’s […]