Fayette 911 to get mobile command center for $100,000

Fayette 911 to get mobile command center for $100,000

A report by Fayette County 911 Director Bernard “Buster” Brown (photo above) at the Fayette County Commission retreat held April 19 included an update on the implementation of a mobile 911 emergency command center. Noting that only a few 911 centers in the U.S. possess a mobile command center, Brown said the project was funded […]

One fatality in head-on collision on Ga. Hwy. 85 South

One fatality in head-on collision on Ga. Hwy. 85 South

Update – May 10: The man who died in the collision on Ga. Highway 85 South on May 8 was 26-year-old Fayetteville resident Georges Joseph, Jr. Injured in the accident and air-lifted to Atlanta Medical Center was 42-year-old Fayetteville resident William Betsill. The accident is under investigation. Original story – May 8: A Tuesday afternoon head-on […]

Large law enforcement presence overshadows neo-Nazi rally in Newnan

Large law enforcement presence overshadows neo-Nazi rally in Newnan

An April 21 rally by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement and the presence of counter-protesters in downtown Newnan were no match for the hundreds of law enforcement officers who were there to keep the peace. Photo/Ben Nelms. The area on the south side of downtown Newnan on April 21 was the scene of a rally […]

Fayette officials quizzed about school safety

Fayette officials quizzed about school safety

Questions: More police in schools, armed teachers, mental health watchfulness, how to improve communication? Whitewater High School forum hosts nearly 300 students, parents A student-produced school safety forum was held April 9 in the Whitewater High School auditorium. Prompted by the recent Florida school shooting, nearly 300 students and parents posed questions to a panel […]

NoNaziNewnan group calls for mass response to NSM rally

NoNaziNewnan group calls for mass response to NSM rally

  Fulton County resident Haroun Wakil, left, and Newnan resident Samantha Binion, with the NoNaziNewnan group spoke at a press conference Tuesday at the old courthouse in Newnan. Photo/Ben Nelms. A small group representing NoNaziNewnan spoke to the media in front of the old courthouse in downtown Newnan on Tuesday afternoon. They voiced opposition to […]

Cutting edge for Fayette 911 will aid in locating victims

Cutting edge for Fayette 911 will aid in locating victims

First in U.S. system receives text messages, video calls for help The Fayette County Commission on March 22 approved $192,000 for an advanced 911 platform that will integrate with the current 911 system. A first in the U.S., the Carbyne911 technology will result in the availability of dispatchers to receive video and texts from the […]

How to locate you to send emergency help

How to locate you to send emergency help

At meeting March 22, Fayette looks at new 911 locator service The Fayette County Commission on March 22 will consider a “next generation 911 system” software program, an annexation request from Tyrone, a rezoning request and two commissioner-specific requests dealing with the state widening project on McDonough Road and the release of county employee documents. […]

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