Fayetteville sailor serves near Spain

Fayetteville sailor serves near Spain

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (June 14, 2017) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Benjamin Voyles, from Fayetteville, Georgia, front, mans the rails with sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) June 14, 2017 as the ship departs Naval Station Rota, Spain. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. […]

Pinewood Forrest looking for chefs, trendy eateries

The Village Square area at Pinewood Forrest will be located adjacent to Veterans Parkway. Graphic/Pinewood Forrest.

Pinewood Forrest looking for chefs, trendy eateries

Pinewood Forrest in Fayetteville will eventually become home to 3,000 residents. Today, the first homes are beginning to come out of the ground and Pinewood Forrest has initiated a search for restaurant concepts and chefs to become a part of the new Village Square. “At the heart of Pinewood Forrest is Village Square, a retail […]

Keeping watch over the balloons

Keeping watch over the balloons

Operating behind the scenes at the June 17 Fayette County Balloon Festival at Whitewater High School were those keeping an eye on the weather. Among those were, clockwise, Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett, county EMA Director Mike Singleton, school system staff Katherine Michael, Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Brian Eubanks and ARES Radio […]

Cops: Man giving massage gets too touchy with female

Robert E. Calhoun

Cops: Man giving massage gets too touchy with female

A Jonesboro man has been charged with aggravated sexual battery in an incident in Fayetteville. Robert E. Calhoun, 26, was arrested on the charge, according to Fayette County Jail records. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said Calhoun, a local masseur, was involved in a recent incident alleged by a female customer. The customer reported […]

Citizens argue LGBTQ training for schools

Fayette County resident Ron Easterbrook was one of the people questioning the recent gender identity training given to school system nurses. He spoke at the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Citizens argue LGBTQ training for schools

Standing-room-only crowd uses public comments to debate gender sensitivity training sessions; Board of Education, school officials silent The recent training received by Fayette County School System nurses on how to talk with students who ask questions about gender issues brought an unusually high number of residents to the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County […]

Retired Fayetteville truck driver wins $666K in Fantasy 5 drawing

Bradley Payne and his wife enjoy the winning moment. Photo/Ga. Lottery.

Retired Fayetteville truck driver wins $666K in Fantasy 5 drawing

Fayetteville resident Bradley Payne recently claimed half of a Georgia Lottery prize. prize. Payne and a second winner matched all five numbers in the June 4 Fantasy 5 drawing, splitting the $1.3 million jackpot prize into a $666,595 win for each. Payne purchased his winning ticket at K and R Food Mart, located at 8390 […]

Deputies arrest 2nd man in home invasion shooting

Joshua R. Hancock

Deputies arrest 2nd man in home invasion shooting

A Grayson man has been charged in the June 4 incident where residents of a Martin Court home near Fayetteville were held at gunpoint and assaulted. One of the home invaders was shot by the homeowner and was later arrested. Joshua R. Hancock, 24, of Grayson, was charged with armed robbery by intimidation, kidnapping and […]

Fayette Commission set to adopt $49.2 million budget

Fayette Commission set to adopt $49.2 million budget

The second public hearing and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will come at the June 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. The proposed FY 2018 budget includes general fund expenditures of $49.2 million. That compares to the current $48.1 million budget. General fund revenues are expected to total $50,632,663. The budget comes […]

PTC plans to spiff up Drake Field, build bridge to lake’s Snake Island

Artist’s rendering of proposed pavilion at Drake Field next to City Hall. Provided by Peachtree City Planning Department.

PTC plans to spiff up Drake Field, build bridge to lake’s Snake Island

It was in 2015 that the Peachtree City Council mapped a plan to upgrade areas around City Hall. Significant work has been done at Drake Field and more is on the way. The council on June 15 heard an update on plans for additional work at Drake Field situated east of City Hall. Now initially […]