Fayette County

Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 7–13

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Oct. 7 - Monday, Oct. 13

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Temeka L. Butts, born in 1972, of Williamsburg Trace, Atlanta, for bench warrant.

Christopher M. Colangelo, born in 1976, of Lockmeade Way, Fayetteville, for wanted person.
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Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 30–Oct. 6

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Monday, Oct. 6

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Destiny C. Butler, born in 1996, of Ventura Drive, Forest Park, for criminal trespass.
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Fayette BoE to hire 19 parapros, buy more supplies

An Oct. 20 vote by the Fayette County Board of Education approved nearly $1 million in budget changes that will hire 19 parapros and help pay for school-level supplies and materials.

The $987,378 budget change includes $364,058 for the salaries and benefits of 19 parapros, $425,000 in operations expenses for a variety school-level supplies and materials, $48,000 to pay for additional classes if needed, $50,000 for professional development and $100,000 for instructional software. Read More»

Academic growth: Fayette elem. kids mostly average

Academic growth: Fayette elem. kids mostly average

Highest across-the-board growth achievements at Peeples Elem. School Read More»

Wary of ‘strings,’ Fayette BoE rejects innovation grant

The Fayette County School System will not be applying for a $1.2 million state grant that, had it been approved, could have potentially established a local Center of Innovation at Read More»

Ground broken for first F’ville college campus

Groundbreaking for the construction of Fayette County’s first college campus was held on Oct. 16. When open next summer, Ga. Military College (GMC) will kick off its presence in Fayette in the first of two 26,000 sq. ft. classroom buildings. Read More»

Plans moving ahead for East Fayetteville Bypass

Crews construct the West Fayetteville Bypass in February 2013. File photo.

County officials have put the East Fayetteville Bypass back on the front burner, and as plans for the project continue to develop, citizens are likely to hear more about it in the near future.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 7 to approve an amendment in the design contract, and Public Works Director Phil Mallon suggested scheduling a public meeting as soon as possible to further update affected property owners and others interested in the project. Read More»

2 hotels may be in north PTC’s future

It was only a workshop discussion item, but if approved in the coming months the Kedron Office Park could see the addition of two hotels and a banquet facility. First up would be the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn.

Senior Planner David Rast in an Oct. 10 letter said Apsilon Hotels Development and Management Co. submitted a rezoning application on a 14.5-acre tract located at 100 World Drive.

Rast said the conceptual site plan, approved in December 2005, identified 126,000 sq. ft. of office space in four buildings and 467 parking spaces. Read More»

Fayette soars on SAT scores

While Fayette County students increased their average SAT score for the second consecutive year, blew way past the state average, and outpaced the national average, school officials are thinking of adding an expensive international ranking to the mix that would require more student testing.

“I know there is the sense that we test too much and we would have to deal with that if we decide to do this,” School Superintendent Joseph Barrow told school board members when he introduced the possibility. Read More»

Young runners lead the way

Young runners lead the way

The Peachtree City Classic is always attracts a mass of runners who are eager to race along the city’s cart paths and through the city’s greenbelt areas. The races include Women’s and Men’s 5K, the 15K Open and, new this year, the 20K. Here, a group of young competitors begin the race Oct. 18. Photo/Kelly Duncan, Peachtree City Recreation Dept.

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