Smoky skies in Fayette coming from controlled burn in Jasper County

Smoky skies in Fayette coming from controlled burn in Jasper County

  Areas around Fayetteville are seeing smoke-filed skies Thursday afternoon. Not to worry in terms of a local fire emergency, the smoke is coming from the east in Jasper County. Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett said the smoke experienced in Fayetteville and surrounding areas on Thursday afternoon is not local. It is from […]

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

  A March 23 threat reportedly made by a Whitewater High School student to “shoot up the school” was dealt with by school officials at the outset of the school day. Pertaining to the threat, school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Thursday said, “The situation was handled first thing this morning, and school has been […]

Hampton woman killed in car crash

Hampton woman killed in car crash

  A Hampton woman was killed in a March 18 vehicle crash on McDonough Road in east Fayette County. Sheriff Barry Babb said 47-year-old Simara Colin died at the scene of the accident. Babb said the incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. when Pasha Asante, of Lithia Springs, was travelling eastbound on McDonough Road and […]

American Legion Post 50 honors PTC public safety staff

American Legion Post 50 honors PTC public safety staff

  The families of Peachtree City police officer Adam Pendleton and firefighter Will Harbin were present as the two were honored by Peachtree City American Legion Post 50 at the March 2 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Pictured, from left, are Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, Adam Pendleton (holding plaque), post Commander Jose Cuevas, Will Harbin […]

Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

  Piedmont Fayette Hospital was one of more than two dozen hospitals in the metro Atlanta area to participate Feb. 16 in a mass casualty drill coordinated by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the University of Georgia. Twenty-five students from Luella High School in Locust Grove played the part of patients who were […]

Fayetteville robberies: 2 caught, 3 sought

3 McDonald’s robbers escape after Sunday night chase and crash

Fayetteville robberies: 2 caught, 3 sought

Fayetteville police want to locate three men involved in an armed robbery Jan. 29 at the McDonald’s restaurant on Ga. Highway 85 South. The men eluded police after crashing their getaway car and then fleeing on foot. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said the hold-up occurred at approximately 11:47 p.m. as the restaurant’s two […]

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