Fayette jails 2 men for armed robbery

Fayette jails 2 men for armed robbery

Two Atlanta men are in custody on armed robbery charges in connection with a Sept. 22 incident off Ga. Highway 279 in north Fayette County. Jerell S. Palmer, 22, and Richard T. Presley, 20, both of Atlanta, were charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Richard T. Presley […]

East Point woman nets 15-year prison sentence for PTC felonies

East Point woman nets 15-year prison sentence for PTC felonies

An East Point woman on Nov. 16 was sentenced to 15 years in prison based on numerous charges from a June 2016 incident in Peachtree City. Quasha Nicole Harris, 32, was convicted of felony obstruction of a police officer, felony shoplifting, identity fraud, forgery in the 2nd degree, possession of a controlled substance, fleeing and […]

School’s veterans event reunites Navy buddies after 6 decades

School’s veterans event reunites Navy buddies after 6 decades

A moment of recognition at Crabapple Lane slide show; both have lived in Fayette for decades It took some convincing for Jessica Faulkner to get her grandfather to come to the Veterans Day breakfast at Crabapple Lane Elementary School, where she teaches third grade. But when Alvin Parker arrived for the Nov. 10 event, he […]

Come to Piedmont Fayette Hospital for tree-lighting ceremony

Come to Piedmont Fayette Hospital for tree-lighting ceremony

Public invited to Monday evening event Christmas is coming and Piedmont Fayette is excited to kick off the holiday season. The third annual Great Piedmont Fayette Tree Lighting will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, from 6-7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elf will once again visit […]

Fayette, Coweta report improved college, career readiness scores over ’16

Fayette, Coweta report improved college, career readiness scores over ’16

Data from the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) released by the Georgia Department of Education, and based on data from the 2016-2017 academic year, showed score increases in school levels in the school systems in Fayette and Coweta counties. Fayette school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the school system’s overall score, 89.8, is […]

Early voting for Peachtree City mayor, Council Post 3 starts Monday

Early voting for Peachtree City mayor, Council Post 3 starts Monday

Voters participating in the two runoff elections in Peachtree City can begin going to the polls as early as Nov. 27. The runoff election for mayor and the Post 3 council seat will be held Dec. 5. Above, clockwise from top left, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, former Councilman Eric Imker, former Mayor Harold Logsdon and aviation […]

Peachtree City police: 4 arrested in crime spree across 2 counties, 3 cities

Peachtree City police: 4 arrested in crime spree across 2 counties, 3 cities

A joint effort between the Peachtree City Police Department, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville Police Department, and Tyrone Police Department has resulted in several arrests, across three jurisdictions, for thefts from vehicles and other related crimes. On Saturday, Nov. 18, a patrol sergeant from the Peachtree City Police Department stopped a vehicle for a minor […]

Peachtree City Council reaffirms its moratorium on multi-family units

Peachtree City Council reaffirms its moratorium on multi-family units

The Peachtree City Council on Nov. 16 renewed the longstanding moratorium on multi-family rezonings. The vote on the moratorium was unanimous. The council in 1999 adopted an ordinance directing city staff “to accept no applications seeking to zone or rezone property to any designation that would allow the development of the property as multi-family.” Property […]

Movie extras sought for Fayetteville filming of ‘Karate Kid’ series

Movie extras sought for Fayetteville filming of ‘Karate Kid’ series

Remember the “Karate Kid” movie? A portion of the 30-year follow-up to the movie shot in 10 episodes is being filmed in Fayetteville, with the casting company looking for a number of paid extras when filming comes to Fayetteville on Nov. 29. Marinella Hume Casting is currently seeking paid extras to work in an upcoming […]

Fayetteville agrees to meet Fayette annexation terms

Fayetteville agrees to meet Fayette annexation terms

The Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 16 responded favorably to objections to the annexation of 21 acres along Tyrone Road raised by the Fayette County Commission. The council’s action should preclude potential arbitration. The Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 16 agreed to the conditions put forward by Fayette County on an annexation request along Tyrone […]

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