Operating behind the scenes at the June 17 Fayette County Balloon Festival at Whitewater High School were those keeping an eye on the weather. Among those were, clockwise, Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett, county EMA Director Mike Singleton, school system staff Katherine Michael, Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Brian Eubanks and ARES Radio […]
Robert E. Calhoun
A Jonesboro man has been charged with aggravated sexual battery in an incident in Fayetteville. Robert E. Calhoun, 26, was arrested on the charge, according to Fayette County Jail records. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said Calhoun, a local masseur, was involved in a recent incident alleged by a female customer. The customer reported […]
Fayette County resident Ron Easterbrook was one of the people questioning the recent gender identity training given to school system nurses. He spoke at the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Standing-room-only crowd uses public comments to debate gender sensitivity training sessions; Board of Education, school officials silent The recent training received by Fayette County School System nurses on how to talk with students who ask questions about gender issues brought an unusually high number of residents to the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County […]
Bradley Payne and his wife enjoy the winning moment. Photo/Ga. Lottery.
Fayetteville resident Bradley Payne recently claimed half of a Georgia Lottery prize. prize. Payne and a second winner matched all five numbers in the June 4 Fantasy 5 drawing, splitting the $1.3 million jackpot prize into a $666,595 win for each. Payne purchased his winning ticket at K and R Food Mart, located at 8390 […]
Joshua R. Hancock
A Grayson man has been charged in the June 4 incident where residents of a Martin Court home near Fayetteville were held at gunpoint and assaulted. One of the home invaders was shot by the homeowner and was later arrested. Joshua R. Hancock, 24, of Grayson, was charged with armed robbery by intimidation, kidnapping and […]
The second public hearing and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will come at the June 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. The proposed FY 2018 budget includes general fund expenditures of $49.2 million. That compares to the current $48.1 million budget. General fund revenues are expected to total $50,632,663. The budget comes […]
Artist’s rendering of proposed pavilion at Drake Field next to City Hall. Provided by Peachtree City Planning Department.
It was in 2015 that the Peachtree City Council mapped a plan to upgrade areas around City Hall. Significant work has been done at Drake Field and more is on the way. The council on June 15 heard an update on plans for additional work at Drake Field situated east of City Hall. Now initially […]
The five veterans organizations in Fayette County have again banded together to hand out thousands of American flags during the upcoming 4th of July Parade in Peachtree City. Representatives from The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League gather in front of the Peachtree City Veterans Memorial with just a few […]
There is nothing quite like seeing a group of hot air balloons glowing in the nighttime sky. And that is what those attending the annual Balloons over Fayette event saw on June 17 at Whitewater High School. Photo/Steve Rapson.
The crowds at the Balloons over Fayette event held June 17 at Whitewater High School got a close-up look at a total of nine hot air balloons hovering over portions of the school campus. The afternoon event sponsored by the Fayette County Recreation Department was complete with plenty of food and live music. Photo/Ben Nelms.