Argo re-designated at Fire Chief Officer

Palmetto Fire Chief Henry Argo began his efforts as fire chief in Palmetto in early 2007 after 30 years of experience. This week it was announced by Mayor John Miller that Argo has been re-designated as Chief Fire Officer by the international Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC). Argo is one of only 663 designated chief […]

Who needs W. F’ville Bypass?

Several opponents of the west Fayetteville bypass have alleged that the $29.7 million project is a “developers’ road.” Some opponents have even charged that the bypass was a county commission gift to land speculators to enable development of large parcels of land along the second phase of the road., which travels through central Fayette County. […]

Misty recovers, Brooks 11th-grader out on bail

It looks like the situation for Misty is improving. The 8-year-old mare is recovering from being shot four times in a Jan. 3 bow and arrow attack at the Padovano farm near Brooks. Detectives arrested 17-year-old neighbor Jeremy Ryan Richardson and subsequently charged him with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. Ralph Padovano on Monday echoed […]

Bank robbers leave money trail; some customers grab cash

Fayetteville police are still searching for two armed men who robbed the Bank of America at Ga. Highway 314 and New Hope Road near the Fayette Pavilion early Saturday afternoon. Investigators are also hoping that so-far unnamed customers who picked up some of the stolen money in the parking lot will contact police. The suspects […]

PTC defers decision on church cellphone tower

A proposal to rezone St. Paul Lutheran Church to allow for a new cellphone tower off Ga. Highway 74 North was tabled by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. The proposal will sit on the shelf until after a Feb. 2 workshop on how the city will proceed in the future with requests for […]

Man carjacked along Redwine Road

A Fayette County man was carjacked last week near Redwine Road after being followed from his business on Old National Highway. The man was not injured in the incident. The carjacking occurred after the delicatessen owner left his business on Jan. 7 between 9:30-10:00 p.m. to go home, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. The […]

Cop Report 011310

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcdment agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, December 31 – Monday, January 11 Harrison Andrew Burkett, 19, of Bently Way, Fayetteville, for charges pending: simple battery and obstruction of a 911 call. Antonio Dion McKissic, […]

John Veazey Wynne Jr.

John Veazey Wynne Jr., 92, Crawfordville, died Jan. 4. 2010. He was born Nov. 20, 1917, and was a lifelong resident of Taliaferro County and a 1935 graduate of Alexander Stephens Institute. He was a 1940 graduate of the University of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Allyene Long Wynne, and his […]

FreeSpeech for 01-13-10

Just over two months ago the voters of Peachtree City decided they wanted to carry on the theme of “change” and elected what was certainly to be a new and improved City Council. After just one meeting of the new council, it’s apparent that they have every intention of keeping their campaign promises of taking […]

Religion Briefs 011310

Anniversary celebration coming up True Love Christian Ministries will celebrate its anniversary this Sunday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. The church pastor is Elder Nathaniel Livingston. The anniversary theme is “Now is the time for the church to work and pray.” The Rev. Jerome Drakeford, pastor of Flint Ridge Baptist Church, will be the guest […]