3-person crew targeting older female shoppers

3-person crew targeting older female shoppers

  Pictured are two of the three members of a crew who rob unsuspecting shoppers, then purchase gift cards with the stolen credit cards. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.   Fayetteville police, along with other metro Atlanta agencies, are looking for three people stealing credit cards by distracting shoppers, then purchasing gift cards with the stolen credit […]

State hoops action begins

State hoops action begins

Local fans wanting to see games in the GHSA state basketball tournament have a myriad of options in Fayette this weekend. Six teams finished either first or second in their respective regions and earned the right to host their first-round matchup. Two other teams will be on the road but in the state playoffs nonetheless. […]

Emotions run high in discussion of Fayette County 911 Center

Emotions run high in discussion of Fayette County 911 Center

  Fayette County Director of Building Safety Joe Scarborough addresses the Fayette County Commission. Photo/Ben Nelms. What would likely have been the most contentious of the agenda items at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission was one dealing with a discussion and potential action related to complaints and investigation of the working […]

Loaded agenda at Fayette commission brings out the crowd

Loaded agenda at Fayette commission brings out the crowd

  Members of the Fayette County Commission include, from left, commissioners Chuck Oddo, Steve Brown, Randy Ognio and Charles Rousseau. Chairman Eric Maxwell was absent. Photo/Ben Nelms. The Feb. 8 meeting of the Fayette County Commission was loaded with agenda items that included killing a roundabout proposal, additional consultation with Fayetteville on an annexation request, […]

Newnan man arrested for spanking another man’s young child

Newnan man arrested for spanking another man’s young child

  A Newnan man was arrest on Feb. 6 after spontaneously spanking the 2-year-old child of another customer while waiting in a checkout line at a grocery store. Juan Guvarra Martinez, 62, was charged with simple battery, disorderly conduct and obstruction, according to Newnan Police Department records. The incident occurred on Feb. 6 at the […]

Mayor: Fayetteville may raise taxes to pay for new city hall, growth

Mayor: Fayetteville may raise taxes to pay for new city hall, growth

City plans to be ‘assertive’ in attracting new development; plan calls for parks, ‘walkability’ and more housing choices for range of income levels Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson (photo above) laid out a rosy picture for the city Feb. 1, but added there will be challenges as continued growth comes to the city. Johnson provided a […]

Drunk driving golf cart simulator coming to Peachtree City

Drunk driving golf cart simulator coming to Peachtree City

The Peachtree City Police Department is the recipient of a $22,000 federal grant that will be used to purchase a cart called SIDNE (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience Vehicle) for a new motorized cart safety course. Above, this new grant-funded go-cart will be used by the Peachtree City Police Department for a new motorized cart safety […]

Fayetteville’s 5th roundabout to be in operation by June

Fayetteville’s 5th roundabout to be in operation by June

Fayetteville is about to get its fifth roundabout. The newest one will be at the intersection of Veterans Parkway, Sandy Creek Road and Arthur Rank Avenue, one of the new entrances to Pinewood Forrest. Above, Fayetteville’s newest roundabout is located at the intersection of Veterans Parkway, Sandy Creek Road and Arthur Rank Avenue. Photo/Ben Nelms. […]

Fayette swimmers among best in state

Fayette swimmers among best in state

The Starr’s Mill girls swam to a second-place finish among teams in the AAAA and AAAAA classifications at the 2018 Georgia High School Association Swimming & Diving Championships last weekend at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center. The team’s 299 points trailed only Blessed Trinity’s 332, while Columbus finished third with 282 points, according to results […]

Peachtree City to rent space for quick response southside fire, EMS station

Peachtree City to rent space for quick response southside fire, EMS station

A proposal to open a Southside Quick Response fire and EMS station at 825 Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City received unanimous approval on Jan. 1 by the City Council. Pictured, from left, are City Manager Jon Rorie, Councilman Mike King, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch and council members Terry Ernst, Kevin Madden and Phil Prebor. […]