Clayton State generates $276 million in local economic impact

Clayton State generates $276 million in local economic impact

A University System of Georgia report for fiscal year 2016 showed that Clayton State University generated nearly $276 million in local economic impact in the surrounding region. The figure is an increase of more than $2 million from the previous fiscal year when Clayton State contributed $273.7 million to the local economy, said Clayton State […]

Fayetteville cops deliver food to those without power in wake of tropical storm

Fayetteville cops deliver food to those without power in wake of tropical storm

  Power outages in the Fayetteville area due to Tropical Storm Irma came with a different kind of response on Sept. 13 as the Fayetteville Police Department conducted welfare checks and delivered meals to residents in the affected areas. Tropical Storm Irma struck the area on Sept. 11, leaving significant areas of Fayetteville without power. […]

Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval

Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval

One of the largest developments proposed in the county received a unanimous approval Thursday night from the Fayetteville City Council, with hardly any discussion. The 267-acre site near Veterans Parkway and Ga. Highway 54 includes 21 acres owned by Jan Trammell that would require annexing into the city. Trammell’s tract was tabled Thursday night, but […]

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Nearly 150 people attended the Sept. 7 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council where the now-controversial mural positioned behind the dais was the topic of discussion by the council and more than 30 people speaking in public comments. The council on a 3-1 vote decided to keep the mural uncovered and displayed as it is […]

Fayette deputies train to rescue opioid overdose victims

Fayette deputies train to rescue opioid overdose victims

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies across the region and the state to train officers to administer Narcan during opioid overdose situations. The training came subsequent to the passage of the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law. Above, Fayette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Hardy demonstrates the use of […]

Coweta-Fayette EMC crews whittle outages down to 3,800 customers without power

Coweta-Fayette EMC crews whittle outages down to 3,800 customers without power

Coweta-Fayette EMC emailed a report today on progress made in restoring power to customers in the aftermath of tropical storm winds in the two counties Monday. Here’s the current outage situation as of 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13. Number without power: approximately 3,800 Main areas affected: Brooks, Moreland, North Fayetteville, Tyrone Crews made significant progress […]

Senior housing complex gets 20-year tax break from Fayetteville

Senior housing complex gets 20-year tax break from Fayetteville

2 council candidates, resident criticize TAD decision More residents will soon call downtown Fayetteville home after the City Council agreed Thursday night to allow the proposal to derive the tax benefits from being located in the Tax Allocation District. HearthSide Lafayette will feature 125 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments at the intersection of Meeting Place […]

2 charged in PTC with kidnapping man in their Mercedes

2 charged in PTC with kidnapping man in their Mercedes

A Peachtree City man and one from Tyrone were charged with kidnapping and attempted robbery in an Aug. 28 incident that began in another area and ended in Peachtree City with demands for money. Isaac T. Kellum, 19, of Peachtree City (above, R), and Kenneth R. Grant, 19, of Tyrone were both charged with kidnapping […]

Fayette looking for smash-and-grab thieves

The period of Sept. 1-8 came with several entering auto incidents and thefts in unincorporated Fayette County. A Sept. 1 incident near the intersection of Ga. Highway 314 and Kenwood Road resulted in the theft of construction tools from a trailer operated by a road crew, said Sheriff Barry Babb. A vehicle parked at a […]