Burglary, car theft reported last week

Burglary, car theft reported last week

The period of May 26 through June 1 came with a burglary, a vehicle theft and three entering autos across Fayette County. The burglary at a residence on Forest Drive off Ginger Cake Road was reported on May 29, though the homeowner told deputies it occurred between late April and mid-May, said Sheriff Barry Babb. […]

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

10 acres to be site of new city hall, plus park and recreation area It was in January that the Fayetteville City Council voted to purchase the nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville that houses the Fayette County School System central office and former bus facility. The council on May 30 adopted […]

Jonesboro man faces multiple charges for causing wrecks while fleeing deputies

Jonesboro man faces multiple charges for causing wrecks while fleeing deputies

Jonesboro resident Antonio Seay was taken into custody on June 2 after fleeing deputies and causing traffic accidents. Photo/Steve Stanley. A Jonesboro man is facing multiple charges after fleeing deputies on Ga. Highway 92 North on June 2 and striking vehicles before he could be taken into custody. Antonio B. Seay, 28, was charged with […]

Fayette joins cities in tax incentives for new business

Fayette joins cities in tax incentives for new business

The Fayette County Commission on May 24 approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) dealing with property tax incentives for qualifying companies, businesses and industries. Peachtree City and Tyrone have already signed the agreement. The tax incentive measure designed to encourage businesses and industries to come to Fayette County passed on a unanimous vote. County Administrator Steve […]

Police body cameras now in common use in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone

Police body cameras now in common use in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone

All police officers in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone wear body cameras while on patrol. When it comes to citizens requesting copies of the tapes showing an interaction with officers, Fayetteville and Tyrone had four requests in the past 12 months and Peachtree City had one. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers said there were […]

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville’s west side

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville’s west side

Westside development gets initial Fayetteville OK; 265 homes, more than 170,000 sq. ft. of commercial/office space planned, including hotel and brewery The large Folia Crossroads residential and commercial proposal along Ga. Highway 54 West and South Sandy Creek Road was recommended for approval with conditions at the May 22 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and […]

Fayette BoE to consider biggest ever school budget

Fayette BoE to consider biggest ever school budget

Proposed $211.5 million budget is about 4% increase over this year, will add more than 30 teaching slots It is the time of the year when school has ended, and the annual school system budget adoption is around the corner. For the Fayette County Board of Education, members will soon consider a $211.5 million budget, […]

Fayette County plans $52 million budget, no tax increases

Fayette County plans $52 million budget, no tax increases

The Fayette County Commission got a preliminary look at the proposed 2019 budget that becomes effective July 1. Projected at $52 million in expenditures, the budget comes with no property tax increase. Revenues for the proposed general fund budget for 2019 total $52.66 million, while expenditures and other uses total $52.122 million, resulting in a […]