Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

  A March 23 threat reportedly made by a Whitewater High School student to “shoot up the school” was dealt with by school officials at the outset of the school day. Pertaining to the threat, school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Thursday said, “The situation was handled first thing this morning, and school has been […]

Hampton woman killed in car crash

Hampton woman killed in car crash

  A Hampton woman was killed in a March 18 vehicle crash on McDonough Road in east Fayette County. Sheriff Barry Babb said 47-year-old Simara Colin died at the scene of the accident. Babb said the incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. when Pasha Asante, of Lithia Springs, was travelling eastbound on McDonough Road and […]

Coweta passes school system ESPLOST

Coweta passes school system ESPLOST

  Coweta County voters had their say on March 21 and approved the continuation of the Coweta County School System’s ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). The five-year ESPLOST continuation received nearly two-thirds of the votes, with 62.65 percent of voters supporting the initiative and with 37.35 percent in opposition. A total of […]

New Dividend Drive warehouse-office approved

New Dividend Drive warehouse-office approved

A conceptual site plan by Dividend West Partners to construct a 130,000 sq. ft. office/warehouse building on Dividend Drive was approved March 13 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Located at 416 Dividend Drive, the industrial-zoned lot on which the 130,500 sq. ft. office and warehouse building will be situated is on property adjacent to […]

Ever heard of a tree bank? Peachtree City may get one

Ever heard of a tree bank? Peachtree City may get one

The Peachtree City Council on March 16 heard a presentation on establishing a tree fund. The ordinance amendment is expected to come before the council in April. To be potentially included in the Land Development Ordinance, the proposed amendment states that the city would establish an alternative compliance program for those instances where the available […]

BoE defers move of Huddleston students

The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 deferred the spot redistricting of portions of the Huddleston Elementary School area. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson and Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg.

BoE defers move of Huddleston students

Parents of Huddleston Elementary School children got what they wanted on March 20 when the Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously to hold off on spot redistricting until some time in the future. A number of parents of the Peachtree City school opposed the proposed spot redistricting that would have begun next school year. […]

Is Fayetteville safe? Officials: We’re working on it

Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Gray, at podium, was joined by Mayor Ed Johnson (L) and District Attorney Ben Coker (R) and others at a community safety meeting held March 18 at the Fayetteville Library. Photo/Submitted.

Is Fayetteville safe? Officials: We’re working on it

A community safety meeting held March 18 at the Fayetteville Library was attended by numerous residents and a wealth of local officials. The event was initially organized by Realtor Heidi Becker. “I was reading comments and debates on Nextdoor.com about whether or not Fayetteville was still a safe place to live,” Becker said. “There are […]

Christian City operates kids’ Safe Place

Christian City operates kids’ Safe Place

March 19-25 is on the calendar as National Safe Place Week. This nationally recognized week serves to increase awareness about the Safe Place program, which partners with businesses, civic organizations and volunteers to provide safety and shelter for youth ages 7 to 17 who are experiencing abuse, neglect, bullying or serious family problems. “Safe Place […]

Local GOP hit with $30K legal fees award

Judge rules party officials’ lawsuit was latest effort to ‘harass’ Watts

Local GOP hit with $30K legal fees award

A senior judge has called a lawsuit filed by the Fayette County Republican Party, its former chairman and a local attorney “abusive and frivolous” litigation and awarded $30,000 in legal fees to Fayette County, which defended the lawsuit. The lawsuit involved former Fayette County Board of Elections member Marilyn Watts, a longtime county GOP member, […]

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