How to locate you to send emergency help

How to locate you to send emergency help

At meeting March 22, Fayette looks at new 911 locator service The Fayette County Commission on March 22 will consider a “next generation 911 system” software program, an annexation request from Tyrone, a rezoning request and two commissioner-specific requests dealing with the state widening project on McDonough Road and the release of county employee documents. […]

Visiting cranes delight birdwatchers

Visiting cranes delight birdwatchers

Marlene Koslowsky, a south Fayette County resident, tells about the arrival of some out-of-state visitors: “A friend alerted me to a group of about 35 sandhill cranes by a small private pond on Brooks-Woolsey Road in Fayetteville March 6. These birds are not local, but are migratory from around the Great Lakes area to Florida […]

Fayette school students participate in “walkouts” and other events

Fayette school students participate in “walkouts” and other events

  Students across the nation participated in 17 minutes of silence on March 14 to serve as a memorial to the 17 students who died in Parkland, Florida, and to protest gun violence. Approximately 260 students at seven of Fayette County middle and high schools participated in the “walkouts.” School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said […]

Qualifiers line up for political races in Fayette, Coweta

Qualifiers line up for political races in Fayette, Coweta

To be contested: 3rd District U.S. House, Fayette Commission,  both school boards, 2 state Senate seats, 2 House posts Fayette and Coweta counties saw a flurry of qualifiers for the May 22 primaries and the Nov. 6 general election. Qualifying ended March 9, with numerous contested races in both counties. In Fayette, the District 3 […]

Intruders at Spring Hill Elementary, Sandy Creek High trigger police response

Intruders at Spring Hill Elementary, Sandy Creek High trigger police response

Two Fayette schools — Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville and Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone — had some anxious moments last week as unauthorized men intruded on their campuses. Spring Hill Elementary was evacuated by law enforcement on March 6 as a precautionary measure after an unknown man was seen in the school after […]