You likely will pay more in property taxes this year
Property assessments have been mailed and many in Fayette County are reporting significant increases in the fair market values assigned to their homes. Countywide, residential property values averaged an increase of 12.1 percent, according to Fayette’s Chief Appraiser Joel Benton. Agricultural land increased 11.8 percent, commercial went up 10.4 percent and industrial rose 6.3 percent, […]
The AAAAA state soccer finals were doubly delightful for McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, as both varsity teams won the championship over the weekend. It is the fourth time in school history, and the second time in four years, that boys and girls have won it all in the same year. See Sports. Photo/Twitter.
A bit of history is taking shape in west Fayetteville with construction of the first home now underway at the large Pinewood Forrest development.
Construction starts on pioneering geothermal homes across from Pinewood Atlanta studios History is being made in west Fayetteville with the initial phases of construction of the first home at Pinewood Forrest, the New Urbanist community that will feature a mix of residential, retail, office and commercial offerings. The homes will feature geothermal heating and cooling. […]
Cyclists were out in force on May 13 at the BMX facility in Peachtree City. These young cyclists were taking practice runs, while others during the day’s events saw the Mayor’s Ride and the recognition of National Bicycle Week. Unveiled on May 13 was the new pump track, a continuous looping trail system for bicycling […]
A Fayetteville man has been charged with electronic pornography and child exploitation after an investigation by the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Fayetteville investigators. Austin M. Boone, 19, of Pine Circle, was charged with exhibiting sexually-explicit materials to minors and two counts of electronic pornography and child exploitation, according to Fayette County Jail […]
The City Council Thursday night is set to decide if 26 new townhomes can be built on the eastern side of the city. Brent Scarborough wants to build the townhomes on six acres of land at 740 East Ga. Highway 54. The land is currently zoned R-22 and Scarborough wants the property rezoned to R-THC […]
All five of Fayette County’s high schools have placed in the top 12 percent of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said all five of Fayette County’s high schools are on the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, placing them in the top 12 percent of all public […]
Pre-K Commissioner Amy Jacobs, center, and Assistant Commissioner Susan Adams, left, made a special visit to Spring Hill Elementary on May 9 to officially announce that Pre-K teacher Tricia Sanders is one of six statewide finalists under consideration for Georgia’s Pre-K Program Teachers of the Year for 2017-2018.
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has selected Spring Hill Elementary Pre-K teacher Tricia Sanders as one of three finalists statewide under consideration for Georgia Pre-K Program Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. Sanders is one of three finalists selected from public school system nominations made across the state. The winner will […]
Fayetteville is clearly on the move, and with it former Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) Vice President of Economic Development Emily Poole has been hired as the city’s new economic development director. A lifelong resident of Fayette County, Poole previously worked with FCDA and as public relations manager at Allan Vigil Ford. Those experiences, and […]
Three men died in Clayton County early Monday morning after their vehicle struck another motorist and crashed into a lake. A Fayette County deputy was pursuing the vehicle in relation to a burglary at the Sprint store in Fayetteville. Three of the men involved in the burglary died as a result of the vehicle […]