Sheriff Babb says Fayette serious crimes decrease 7%

Worst days, times for crime in unincorporated Fayette: Wednesday, Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sheriff Babb says Fayette serious crimes decrease 7%

An analysis of serious crimes for 2016 by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office showed a 7 percent decrease in those crimes compared to 2015. The analysis for 2016 showed 443 Part 1 crimes compared to 473 in 2015. Part 1 crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft and arson. Sheriff […]

Piedmont Fayette participates in Georgia’s largest mass casualty drill ever

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Emergency Department Director Paula Braithwaite, left, attends to a pretend patient during the Feb. 16 mass causality drill that included 26 hospitals in the metro Atlanta area. The mock exercise was the largest ever held in Georgia. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Piedmont Fayette participates in Georgia’s largest mass casualty drill ever

The largest mass casualty drill ever held in Georgia had emergency department staff at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on Feb. 16 serving as one of 26 metro Atlanta hospitals responding to a mock active shooter incident at Sun Trust Park in Cobb County. “The exercise was very successful for us,” said Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett. […]

Fayette Commission considers rezoning 14 acres for subdivison

In earlier times, the county governing body was referred to as the Fayette County Commissioners of Roads and Revenues. The board returns to its roots this week.

Fayette Commission considers rezoning 14 acres for subdivison

The Fayette Commission on Feb. 23 will consider a rezoning request that would add three homes along Seay Road and a state grant application to help with the construction of the intersection at Ga. Highway 92, Westbridge Road and Veterans Parkway. Commissioners will consider a proposal to rezone 14.39 acres on Seay from AR (agricultural […]

6 things both new and long-time Fayetteville residents want

Members of the Fayetteville Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee at a recent meeting include, from left, Planning Commissioner Ken Collins, Rachael Goergen, Gregg Aikin, Planning Commissioner Debi Renfroe, Michelle Sowler and Jeff Hollis.

6 things both new and long-time Fayetteville residents want

One of the many reports at the Fayetteville City Council retreat held Feb. 9 was a presentation by Community Development Director Jahnee Prince on community input in the city’s upcoming comprehensive plan. Prince said the recent community survey ended with 554 responses and resulted in a variety of suggestions and statistically-relevant information from residents across […]

Recent Fayette County entering auto incidents

Recent Fayette County entering auto incidents

The period of Feb. 14-20 came with three Fayette County entering auto incidents, two in unincorporated Fayette County and one in Fayetteville. Sheriff Barry Babb said one of the incidents was reported at a residence on Troon Drive off Redwine Road on Feb. 18. A laptop in a backpack was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. […]

Peachtree City Council mandates $500 fine for removing trees

Planning and Development Director Mike Warrix recommended the action to the council last week.

Peachtree City Council mandates $500 fine for removing trees

You may think of that band of thick brush and trees as an extension of your Peachtree City backyard and thus subject to your personal landscaping preferences. That could become an expensive mistake now that cutting trees in city-owned greenbelt areas is a city-ordinance violation with a misdemeanor charge and a $500 fine. The Peachtree […]

DOT considers special design for Starr’s Mill Bridge

Commissioner Steve Brown requested approval of a resolution asking DOT to preserve the historical integrity of Starr’s Mill in relation to a bridge replacement on Hwy. 85.

DOT considers special design for Starr’s Mill Bridge

A future replacement bridge on Ga. Highway 85 at Starr’s Mill received a bit of help Feb. 9 when the Fayette County Commission adopted a resolution asking the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the area’s historical significance when the time comes to install a new bridge. Steve Brown thought it would be advisable […]

Walker Conner, 81, of Fayetteville

Walker “Ted” Conner, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away February 15, 2017. Ted is survived by his wife, Geraldine; grandchildren, Kayli (Matt) Seay of Fayetteville, Ga. and Anna Kate Stinson of Newnan, Ga.; great-granddaughter, Madison Seay of Fayetteville, Ga.; and sister, Eleanor Taylor of Good Hope, Ga. A graveside service was held Sunday, February 19, 2017, […]

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