Fayette schools closing two hours early.

Fayette schools closing two hours early.

“Students will be dismissed two hours early Friday. Elementary after-school program services are canceled,” according to a posting Friday morning on the school system’s website (fcboe.org). “Due to the likelihood of frozen rain and/or snow (Friday) afternoon, and the concern about school buses and high school students being able to safely travel on the roadways, […]

UPDATED | 2-4 inches of snow forecast for Fayette, Coweta Friday night

UPDATED | 2-4 inches of snow forecast for Fayette, Coweta Friday night

UPDATED FORECAST, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. — There’s a winter storm warning for Fayette and Coweta counties and most of north-central Georgia beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City. The NWS is predicting from 2 to 4 inches of snowfall beginning Friday evening, with […]

Republicans sweep local races: Maxwell, Marchman, Anderson, King win

Republicans sweep local races: Maxwell, Marchman, Anderson, King win

Fayette contests County Commission, District 1 12 of 12 precincts reporting Eric Maxwell (R) — 8,871 (66.07%) Pam Reid (D) — 4,555 (33.93%) Board of Education, District 1 12 of 12 precincts reporting Barry Marchman (R) — 8,402 (62.68%) Melissa Lohr (D) — 5,003 (37.32%) Board of Education, District 5 10 of 38 precincts reporting […]

Trump’s 6 transformative ideas

The best analysis I’ve seen anywhere about Donald Trump, Hillary and her Democrats and the hapless Republican Party comes — wait for it — from a Georgetown University professor writing in Politico Magazine. Yes, Politico, that bastion of liberal political thought. Yes, a professor. Excerpts are reprinted nearby. He asserts that in the entire 20th […]

Let’s talk about reading

I’m a reader. You’re here, so you are too. So what do you read? Fiction, news, techie stuff, entertainment, sports? I once was a voracious reader of fiction. Not so much anymore. My morning ritual is coffee, ham and eggs and The Wall Street Journal. The print edition, the one that lands in my driveway. […]

On Patrol in PTC

On Patrol in PTC

  The following general summaries of some daily patrol activities of Peachtree City police officers are taken from recent official reports.   We don’t want no stinking loafing and idleness around here — The call was from a PTC woman, 61, who said she saw a suspicious person around the apartment complex. An investigation ensued […]

Coker wins DA runoff, Ferguson beats Crane for Congress

Coker wins DA runoff, Ferguson beats Crane for Congress

Fayette County overwhelmingly voted for Mike Crane to be the next 3rd District congressman and Rudjard Hayes to be the next district attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit in the Republican primary runoff July 26. The problem for the two candidates was that the other counties involved in those races voted overwhelmingly for their opponents. […]

Runoff, 9:15 p.m.: Ben Coker headed toward victory in DA race

Runoff, 9:15 p.m.: Ben Coker headed toward victory in DA race

9:15 p.m. — Looks like Assistant DA Ben Coker of Thomaston is the next district attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Final DA numbers from Fayette, Upson and Pike counties: Coker 5,548, Hayes 3,698. And Coker is leading the vote in Spalding. In the congressional race, Crane carried Fayette but fell behind in other counties. […]

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