Veterans honored at multiple events in Fayette

Veterans honored at multiple events in Fayette

Veterans Day events filled the latter part of last week in Fayette County, with ceremonies at Georgia Military College (GMC) and in Tyrone and Fayetteville. Above, an unidentified veteran salutes the flag during Veterans Day observances in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms. The Nov. 9 Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony at the GMC campus in Fayetteville was the […]

Wellness Center coming to Pinewood Forrest, courtesy of Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Wellness Center coming to Pinewood Forrest, courtesy of Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Piedmont Fayette Hospital plans to construct a wellness center to serve Pinewood Forrest residents and the general public in the mini-city being built on Fayetteville’s west side. Construction is expected to get underway early next year, with opening projected in November 2019. The 60,000 square foot, two-story facility will create a culture of health and […]

Fayette Commission stalls Fayetteville office park plans

Fayette Commission stalls Fayetteville office park plans

Objects to annexation of 21 acres off Tyrone Road The Fayette County Commission on Nov. 9 filed an objection, with conditions, to the proposed annexation of 21 acres off Tyrone Road, for which annexation into Fayetteville is being sought as part of a 267-acre business park. The business park area stretches along Ga. Highway 54 […]

Peachtree City plans to spend $295,000 more on The Fred

Peachtree City plans to spend $295,000 more on The Fred

Amphitheater now under new management, will promote more off-season use of the facility The Peachtree City Council recently approved a new venue management contract for the Frederick Brown Amphitheater with PRT, LLC. PRT is a joint venture of Atlanta-based companies Premier Events, RCS Productions and Ticket Alternative. Above,  a concert crowd at The Fred in […]

Lee’s Mill Road to reopen by Thanksgiving

Lee’s Mill Road to reopen by Thanksgiving

Weather has delayed the opening of a portion of Lee’s Mill Road for utility line relocation. The roadway is expected to open prior to Thanksgiving. Fayette County Clerk Tameca White said Lee’s Mill Road is currently closed for a SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) pipe replacement project. Lee’s Mill Road was closed to […]

Stonewall Ave. site expected to play role in Fayetteville’s new downtown master plan

Stonewall Ave. site expected to play role in Fayetteville’s new downtown master plan

Downtown Development Authority buys Fayetteville home The Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority has purchased a 1.79-acre tract at 195 Stonewall Avenue near downtown. The tract is expected to play a significant role in the upcoming expansion of the downtown area after the approval of the Downtown Master Plan by the Fayetteville City Council. Situated between Stonewall […]

Newnan man fleeing deputies crashes into Brooks house

Newnan man fleeing deputies crashes into Brooks house

Newnan resident Jeremy R. Harrison faces numerous charges from a Nov. 10 incident in south Fayette County where his vehicle crashed into a house while being pursued by deputies. Harrison, 36, was charged with burglary, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of […]

Fayette crime: 2 burglaries, 7 entering autos

Fayette crime: 2 burglaries, 7 entering autos

The period of Nov. 6-12 came with two burglaries in unincorporated Fayette County, seven entering autos in Fayetteville and a stolen golf cart in Peachtree City. Unincorporated Fayette had two burglaries reported during the period. One of those occurred between Nov. 6-8 at a newly constructed residence on Rising Star Road in south Fayette. Sheriff […]

North Fayette man charged with molesting child relative

North Fayette man charged with molesting child relative

A north Fayette County man has been charged with child molestation allegedly involving a family member. Aaron Z. Horton, 36, was charged on Nov. 9 with child molestation, according to Fayette County Jail records. Sheriff Barry Babb said Horton was alleged to been involved in touching a family member in a private area. The incident […]