2nd Fayette school earns FranklinCovey Lighthouse award

Faculty and staff of Fayetteville Elementary proudly display the banner depicting the school as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

2nd Fayette school earns FranklinCovey Lighthouse award

FranklinCovey’s “The Leader in Me” program has awarded a Fayette elementary school with its highest and most coveted honor. Fayetteville Elementary is the second school in the county, and one of just five in Georgia, to earn the “Leader in Me Lighthouse School” designation. Currently, there are 249 schools in the United States and 289 […]

Man, 19, leads police on chase with 3 kids under 10 in car

Gabriel Z. Lanier

Man, 19, leads police on chase with 3 kids under 10 in car

A Fayetteville man is facing multiple traffic charges after leading Fayette County deputies on a chase through Fayetteville with three young children in the vehicle. Gabriel Z. Lanier, 19, of Devilla Trace, was charged with felony fleeing and attempting to elude, three counts of felony cruelty to children, driving while unlicensed, two counts of failure […]

Townhomes on tap for Fayetteville’s east side?

Townhomes on tap for Fayetteville’s east side?

Fayetteville’s building boom could continue if the City Council Thursday night decides to approve 26 new townhomes on the eastern side of the city. Brent Scarborough wants to build the townhomes on six acres of land at 740 East Ga. Highway 54. The land is currently zoned R-22 and Scarborough wants the property rezoned to […]

Easter egg hunts in Fayetteville and Peachtree City

Easter egg hunts in Fayetteville and Peachtree City

Top photo above, the grounds of the historic courthouse in downtown Fayetteville were transformed into an Easter egg wonderland on April 15, as uncounted children and parents scarfed up the large supply of colored eggs. The event, which also included entertainment and inflatables, was sponsored by the city and the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. […]

Joanna Macpherson – EOW (end of watch) April 15, 2017’

Detective Joanna Macpherson

Joanna Macpherson – EOW (end of watch) April 15, 2017’

The Fayetteville Police Department lost one of their own on April 15 when Detective Joanna Macpherson passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. “It is with the most profound sense of grief and loss that we announce the passing of our sister, Detective Joanna Macpherson, after an extended battle with cancer,” said Capt. Mike […]

Assault center gets national certification

Assault center gets national certification

  A multi-county sexual assault and child advocacy center that serves Fayette and Coweta counties has received national accreditation through the National Children’s Alliance. Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center (SCSAC-CAC) has received national accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). “As the accrediting body for child advocacy centers in the United States, […]

The Tax Man cometh for Coweta County

The Tax Man cometh for Coweta County

  Coweta County will soon begin the two-year process of revaluing 54,000 residential and agricultural parcels in the county. Implementation is expected in the 2020 tax year. Coweta County commissioners on March 21 unanimously approved the needed paperwork to begin revaluation of approximately 54,000 residential and agricultural parcels, or approximately 95 percent of the total […]

Keeping the county safe

Keeping the county safe

The Peachtree City Council on April 6 presented a proclamation supporting Alcohol Awareness Month in Fayette County and the legal ramifications involved when parents allow social hosting in their home. Pictured, from left, are Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, AVPride representative Michael Mumper and Starr’s Mill High School sophomores Bailey Austin and Molly Hancock. Photo/Ben Nelms.