Fayette County

OLM prevails 42-35 over Lumpkin Co.

The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats jumped out to a 19-point lead only to see the Lumpkin County Indians tie the game in the fourth quarter before the home team got a late score for a 42-35 win.

Lawrence Tillman put OLM on the scoreboard less than 30 seconds into the game with a 76-yard touchdown run. A few minutes later Jameson Vest threw a short pass to Jordan Thomas that turned into a 70-yard scoring play and a 12-0 lead. Read More»

F’ville hires new city manager, eyes senior rezoning

A Hampton resident with a background heavy on urban development and planning is set to be named the new Fayetteville city manager Thursday when the City Council makes a formal vote on the candidate that members already selected in a closed meeting. Read More»

PTC Council prepares to borrow $3 million for fixups

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 18 is expected to vote on an intergovernmental agreement with the city’s Public Facilities Authority on a $3 million bond resolution designed to address a variety of issues from recreation needs to fire protection system upgrades at city buildings.

The council will also consider issues relating to sidewalks installed by developers and a percentage reduction in maintenance bonds required of developers. Read More»

Fayette Commission proclaims ‘Legion Day’

Fayette Commission proclaims ‘Legion Day’

Members of American Legion posts 50 and 105 accept a proclamation from the Fayette County Board of Commissioners naming Sept. 16 “The American Legion Day in Fayette County.” Photo/Monroe Roark.

Another victim carjacked in his driveway in N. Fayette

A north Fayette County man was the victim of a carjacking in front of his home Sept. 13. Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said investigators are considering that the victim could have been followed home from his place of work in the Old National Highway area in Fulton County.

Babb said the armed robbery occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. when the 70-year-old resident of Dix-Lee-On Drive off Ga. Highway 279 arrived home. The victim was approached outside his vehicle by a man brandishing a handgun, Babb said. Read More»

Pinewood vendors now employ 160+

It takes a variety of companies to support the efforts of the film industry. And a growing number of those companies can be found at Pinewood Atlanta Studios as it continues to expand its presence in Fayetteville.

In total there are 25 companies employing more than 160 full-time staff and 13 part-time staff working at the various companies that now populate Pinewood Atlanta. Many of those companies are located in the Pinewood Production Centre, the building that used to be Rivers Elementary School. Read More»

F’ville cops hunt for Subway robber

Fayetteville investigators are searching for the man who robbed the Subway sandwich shop on the city’s west side Sept. 12.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the robbery occurred at the Subway on Ga. Highway 54 West near Gingercake Road at approximately 9:30 p.m., near closing time.

Whitlow said a black male wearing all black clothing and a red bandana entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money.

The man fled on foot running to the west toward the Waffle House restaurant, Whitlow said, adding that it is believed the man had a vehicle parked in the area. Read More»

Commission remembers Cathy

Just days after Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passed away at the age of 93, his company’s Fayette County connection was recognized at the very beginning of last Thursday afternoon’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

“One of south metropolitan Atlanta’s most notable people passed away this week. He was a remarkable man, and he will be missed,” said commission Chairman Steve Brown when speaking of Cathy. Read More»

Coach Rock’s new arena

Ted Knapp with his new book. Photo/Bethan Adams.

‘Bury Me with My Whistle’

Coach Ted “Rock” Knapp woke up one day in March 2008 with both ankles swollen. He ended up at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, was diagnosed 36 hours later with two terminal diseases, amyloidosis and multiple myeloma, and given six to 11 months to live.

As his health waned, Rock, who lives in Peachtree City, quietly retired from Sherwood Christian Academy in Albany, Ga., after 30 years of coaching high school football across the continent. Read More»

Brown warns about unelected bosses in ARC’s ‘regionalism’

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. File photo.

Concerns about the potential unchecked power of regional governmental organizations have sparked no small amount of discussion among elected officials and Read More»