It’s National Collection Week in Fayette, Coweta for Operation Christmas Child

It’s National Collection Week in Fayette, Coweta for Operation Christmas Child

Fayette and Coweta families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world, many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own. Above, excited children show […]

Runoffs ahead for Peachtree City mayor, council post

Runoffs ahead for Peachtree City mayor, council post

Fayette E-SPLOST sails to easy victory; Turin mayor wins by 1 vote in Nov. 7 election results Voters in Fayette and Coweta counties had their say on Nov. 7 in a number of municipal elections and two 1-percent sales tax votes. Only Peachtree City will see a Dec. 5 runoff election for both mayor and […]

Fayetteville residents skeptical about Lafayette Ave. extension to Church St.

Fayetteville residents skeptical about Lafayette Ave. extension to Church St.

Residents in and around Church Street in Fayetteville told the City Council Thursday night that a proposed extension of Lafayette Avenue would be a detriment to their neighborhood. Above, Anthony Porter was one of many residents who spoke out against the Lafayette Avenue extension. Photo/John Thompson. The proposed plan would extend Lafayette Avenue across Ga. […]

Next fix for west Peachtree City traffic problems set for January

Next fix for west Peachtree City traffic problems set for January

Turn lanes on Ga. Highway 54 at Planterra Way have been extended. The next phase of traffic improvements, installing new turn lanes on Planterra and those exiting Walmart, will begin in January. Above, Planterra Way’s intersection with Ga. Highway 54 looks deceptively clear here. But wait until late afternoon . . . This  intersection will […]

Quick fixes sought to cut red tape on Hwy. 85 South traffic problems

Quick fixes sought to cut red tape on Hwy. 85 South traffic problems

The mass of people traveling Ga. Highway 85 south of Fayetteville are familiar with the increasing traffic problems. Potential long-range widening plans notwithstanding, the county is working with the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) to see if a number of quick-fix intersection improvements can be made. Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon (in photo […]

Bloom receives award as Georgia’s Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency

Bloom receives award as Georgia’s Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency

Fayetteville-based Bloom Our Youth, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides refuge to foster children in Georgia, was awarded with Together Georgia’s 2017 Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency in Georgia Oct. 26 at the Georgia Conference on Children and Families in Augusta. Above, Pamella Talley-Coney, Bloom Foster Care Program Director (L), and Becky Davenport, Bloom executive […]

3 events across Fayette to honor veterans this week

3 events across Fayette to honor veterans this week

Veterans Day across Fayette County will be marked with two ceremonies in Fayetteville and one in Tyrone. Above, U.S. servicemen outlined against Old Glory. Shutterstock photo. Georgia Military College (GMC) will hold its 3rd Annual Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at the GMC campus located at 255 Veterans Parkway in […]