2nd Fayette school earns FranklinCovey Lighthouse award

Faculty and staff of Fayetteville Elementary proudly display the banner depicting the school as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

2nd Fayette school earns FranklinCovey Lighthouse award

FranklinCovey’s “The Leader in Me” program has awarded a Fayette elementary school with its highest and most coveted honor. Fayetteville Elementary is the second school in the county, and one of just five in Georgia, to earn the “Leader in Me Lighthouse School” designation. Currently, there are 249 schools in the United States and 289 […]

Man, 19, leads police on chase with 3 kids under 10 in car

Gabriel Z. Lanier

Man, 19, leads police on chase with 3 kids under 10 in car

A Fayetteville man is facing multiple traffic charges after leading Fayette County deputies on a chase through Fayetteville with three young children in the vehicle. Gabriel Z. Lanier, 19, of Devilla Trace, was charged with felony fleeing and attempting to elude, three counts of felony cruelty to children, driving while unlicensed, two counts of failure […]

Easter egg hunts in Fayetteville and Peachtree City

Easter egg hunts in Fayetteville and Peachtree City

Top photo above, the grounds of the historic courthouse in downtown Fayetteville were transformed into an Easter egg wonderland on April 15, as uncounted children and parents scarfed up the large supply of colored eggs. The event, which also included entertainment and inflatables, was sponsored by the city and the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. […]

Joanna Macpherson – EOW (end of watch) April 15, 2017’

Detective Joanna Macpherson

Joanna Macpherson – EOW (end of watch) April 15, 2017’

The Fayetteville Police Department lost one of their own on April 15 when Detective Joanna Macpherson passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. “It is with the most profound sense of grief and loss that we announce the passing of our sister, Detective Joanna Macpherson, after an extended battle with cancer,” said Capt. Mike […]

Fayetteville pedestrian bridge: Rights of way now sought

Fayetteville pedestrian bridge: Rights of way now sought

Another step in the process that will lead to the 2018 construction of a Fayetteville pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 54 near Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville was put in place April 13 by the Fayette County Commission. Commissioners approved a Ga. Department of Transportation contract needed for right-of-way work to begin. County staff noted […]

Stormwater utility repeal on hold

Stormwater utility repeal on hold

The idea of repealing the Fayette County stormwater utility after the passage of the voter-approved one-percent sales tax in March will have to wait until April 25. The Fayette County Commission on April 13 considered a staff proposal to repeal the 5-year-old stormwater utility for unincorporated property owners but tabled it to give attorney Dennis […]

Help wanted: Fayette school bus drivers

Help wanted: Fayette school bus drivers

The Fayette County School System is looking for 10-15 bus drivers for the coming school year that begins in the summer. Director of Special Projects Sam Sweat said the school system pays $14.95 per hour for bus drivers with benefits including health and dental insurance. Substitute bus drivers begin at $64 per day. A total […]

Brooks charter school petitions for shorter calendar

Brooks charter school petitions for shorter calendar

A preference by Liberty Tech Charter School eighth graders on where they will attend high school led to the school petitioning the state to abandon the 210-day school year in favor of a 187-day calendar beginning in the summer. Liberty Tech in Brooks is a state-chartered public school that opened last year and features a […]

245 film and TV projects add $7B to Georgia’s economy

245 film and TV projects add $7B to Georgia’s economy

Georgia’s burgeoning place in the television and movie industry continues to draw attention from around the country. And with the recently passed tax credits for post-production work, that allure might be about to intensify. As widely reported by the state and various movie-watching publications, there were 245 film and TV projects in Georgia from mid-2015-2016 […]