Clayton State generates $276 million in local economic impact

Clayton State generates $276 million in local economic impact

A University System of Georgia report for fiscal year 2016 showed that Clayton State University generated nearly $276 million in local economic impact in the surrounding region. The figure is an increase of more than $2 million from the previous fiscal year when Clayton State contributed $273.7 million to the local economy, said Clayton State […]

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Nearly 150 people attended the Sept. 7 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council where the now-controversial mural positioned behind the dais was the topic of discussion by the council and more than 30 people speaking in public comments. The council on a 3-1 vote decided to keep the mural uncovered and displayed as it is […]

Fayette deputies train to rescue opioid overdose victims

Fayette deputies train to rescue opioid overdose victims

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies across the region and the state to train officers to administer Narcan during opioid overdose situations. The training came subsequent to the passage of the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law. Above, Fayette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Hardy demonstrates the use of […]

Coweta-Fayette EMC crews whittle outages down to 3,800 customers without power

Coweta-Fayette EMC crews whittle outages down to 3,800 customers without power

Coweta-Fayette EMC emailed a report today on progress made in restoring power to customers in the aftermath of tropical storm winds in the two counties Monday. Here’s the current outage situation as of 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13. Number without power: approximately 3,800 Main areas affected: Brooks, Moreland, North Fayetteville, Tyrone Crews made significant progress […]

Senior housing complex gets 20-year tax break from Fayetteville

Senior housing complex gets 20-year tax break from Fayetteville

2 council candidates, resident criticize TAD decision More residents will soon call downtown Fayetteville home after the City Council agreed Thursday night to allow the proposal to derive the tax benefits from being located in the Tax Allocation District. HearthSide Lafayette will feature 125 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments at the intersection of Meeting Place […]

More than 15,000 in Fayette, Coweta still powerless late Tuesday afternoon

More than 15,000 in Fayette, Coweta still powerless late Tuesday afternoon

Fayette still has more outages than neighboring Coweta one day after Irma’s winds hit UPDATED Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:20 p.m. — Crews working for Georgia Power Co. and Coweta-Fayette EMC still have to restore electricity to more than 15,000 of their customers in the two counties as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to outage maps […]

Tropical storm clean-up begins in PTC

Tropical storm clean-up begins in PTC

The clean-up after Tropical Storm Irma has begun in Peachtree City. “Peachtree City is alive with the sound of chainsaws and leaf blowers working on the debris from Tropical Storm Irma,” said City Clerk Betsy Tyler. ” According to the National Weather Service, Peachtree City received over 4” of rain yesterday, and saw wind gusts […]

High winds Monday leave obstacles Tuesday in Fayette

High winds Monday leave obstacles Tuesday in Fayette

Above, The Rubicon neighborhood in south Peachtree City caught some high winds Monday. At one address, Naomi Lehman Duncan came out of her home to find a pine tree fallen across two vehicles in her driveway. Tuesday found her seeking rental cars for temporary transportation. Below, on Adams Road, Becky Lake reported power out since […]

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