Fayette County

Barrow named to Ga. Ebola Response Team

Superintendent Jody Barrow.

Fayette County School Superintendent and Ga. School Superintendent’s Association President Jody Barrow has been named by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Ga. Ebola Response Team which was created by executive order on Oct. 20.

According to Deal spokesperson Sasha Dlugolenski, the Ga. Ebola Response Team will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia. Read More»

Thrift Shop helps out charities

From left, Shirley  Poole, Louise  Fowler, Mildred  Mayne, Kristin Hauck- Melton, Jane  Lindsey,  Marion  Howells and Rosemary  McIntire. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayette Thrift Shop recently celebrated its 24th annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch.

The shop is staffed by volunteers and is nonprofit with net proceeds benefiting Bloom"changing the face of foster children " and Promise Place ..."where domestic violence ends.”
August 31 ended the fiscal year and it was the biggest year ever with each charity receiving $50,000 each. “Considering the square footage of the shop this is an extraordinary accomplishment,” said Rosemary McIntire, board president. Read More»

Teams move on in volleyball playoffs

McIntosh is moving on in the playoffs. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Five local teams are rolling into the round of 16 in the GHSA state volleyball playoffs after strong outings this week.
In AAAAA action, Starr’s Mill swept three straight games Wednesday against Hiram while McIntosh did the same against Alexander.

The AAAA bracket saw Sandy Creek win three in a row over Arabia Mountain and Whitewater pick up a road win against Grady by winning three out of five.
In the A classification, Landmark moves on by virtue of a sweep over Whitfield Academy. Our Lady of Mercy fell to Mt. Paran Christian in three straight. Read More»

Crowds turn out for annual F'ville Cemetery Spirit Walk

One of the ghostly visitors at the Fayetteville Cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18 for the annual Cemetery Spirit Walk was John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Any resemblance to Fayette resident Lance Gault was strictly coincidental. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was plenty of ghostly action at the Fayetteville Cemetery Oct. 17 and 18 for the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Spirit Walk.

Sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville, the annual event has residents playing the part of some of Fayette County's notable citizens from the past.

The cemetery is nearly 200 years old, with the earliest graves dating to the 1820s.

Tigers fall 35-7 at Woodward

The Fayette County Tigers (3-4, 1-1) fell behind on the game’s first play and trailed by 29 points before getting their first score in the second half of a 35-7 loss at Woodward Academy. Read More»

Two injured in Hwy. 74 collision

A motorcyclist and a pedestrian were life-flighted Oct. 15 after an Indiana man was struck while in the roadway on Ga. Highway 74 North in Peachtree City. Read More»

McCollom is now officially top cop

McCollom is now officially top cop

Interim tag is removed

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Peachtree City Council announced that interim Police Chief Will McCollom has been appointed to fill the position on a permanent basis. Read More»

Cart safety path check results in three citations

Peachtree City Police CPl. Chris Hyatt checks a golf cart registration at a cart path safety check conducted Oct. 15. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Police Dept. conducted a cart path safety check in multiple locations on Oct. 15. With 233 citizens contacted, the Wednesday afternoon safety check was sixth check in the past eight weeks.

Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the Wednesday safety check was conducted by three teams at two locations each. The focus of the safety check was to verify golf carts registrations and identify underage drivers, Bergh said.

In total, 233 citizen contacted with three citations issues for underage operation of a golf cart/allowing minors to drive, said Bergh. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers win Thurs. games

While the New England Patriots and New York Jets were getting it on several hundred miles to the northeast, a couple of local teams put on their own version Read More»

Traffic alert issued for Saturday due to road race

The Peachtree City Police Department has issued a traffic alert for Oct. 18, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the area around the Amphitheater, McIntosh Trail, and Peachtree Parkway. Read More»

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