UPDATE – 7:15 p.m.: The name of the deceased homeowner and the names of the two men in custody have been released by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The deceased homeowner was identified as 74-year-old Albert E. DeMagnus. DeMagnus is listed on the Ga. Secretary of State website as the CEO, CFO and Secretary of […]
The Village Square area at Pinewood Forrest will be located adjacent to Veterans Parkway. Graphic/Pinewood Forrest.
Pinewood Forrest in Fayetteville will eventually become home to 3,000 residents. Today, the first homes are beginning to come out of the ground and Pinewood Forrest has initiated a search for restaurant concepts and chefs to become a part of the new Village Square. “At the heart of Pinewood Forrest is Village Square, a retail […]
Fayette County resident Ron Easterbrook was one of the people questioning the recent gender identity training given to school system nurses. He spoke at the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Standing-room-only crowd uses public comments to debate gender sensitivity training sessions; Board of Education, school officials silent The recent training received by Fayette County School System nurses on how to talk with students who ask questions about gender issues brought an unusually high number of residents to the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County […]
The second public hearing and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will come at the June 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. The proposed FY 2018 budget includes general fund expenditures of $49.2 million. That compares to the current $48.1 million budget. General fund revenues are expected to total $50,632,663. The budget comes […]
Peachtree City Police Department Det. Heather Scott (L) is one of four officers to be featured on a Fox television show airing locally on June 21. Photo/Peachtree City Police Department.
Slaw and Order. Leave it to a handful of Peachtree City cops to come up with a name for the team of four who will be featured on June 21 in a live television cooking challenge. “We are excited to announce that four members of the Police Department have been auditioning for several months for […]
17 feature films were made in Georgia in 2016, tops in the world; California in 4th place
When it comes to the production of feature films in 2016, Georgia led the United States and the world in the number of films produced. A big part of the effort in Georgia came in Fayetteville at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. The FilmL.A. annual “Feature Film Study “showed Georgia with 17 movies filmed in the state […]
Fayette schools push another penny sales tax vote to raise at least $157.2 million
The Fayette County Board of Education on June 5 got a look at the potential projects for SPLOST III that could be up for a vote in November. The current SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) expires in 2019. The school board is considering holding a referendum for SPLOST III in November. The school […]
Follow the money: Looking at budgets, numbers of students, staff sizes, numbers of schools
What are the differences between the school systems in Fayette County, Coweta County and Forsyth County in terms of money spent? The 2017-2018 budget in Fayette has been tentatively set at $203.7 million, while the budget for Coweta is tentatively set at $194 million and Forsyth’s budget is tentatively set at $405 million. Fayette County […]
The Senoia City Council granted local business woman Suzanne Pengelly the right to hold her outdoor market on July 15, but the issue is far from settled. David and Suzanne Pengelly. Photo/John Thompson. After overturning her denial for the permit, the City Council then issued a moratorium on outdoor market permits for the next […]
Three people were arrested on numerous charges June 2 for firing multiple weapons near a residence on Dogwood Trail in central Fayette County. Faith Blackmer, 23, of Dallas, was charged with reckless conduct, two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon, eight counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, […]