Fayette NAACP on Tyrone’s controversial mural: ‘Consider our views’

Fayette NAACP on Tyrone’s controversial mural: ‘Consider our views’

Issues with the now-controversial mural behind the dais at Tyrone Town Hall, and the Sept. 7 decision to keep the mural denoting portions of the town’s history, have generated comments by Fayette NAACP President Terrence Williamson and state Rep. Derrick Jackson (D-Tyrone). Both Williamson and Jackson wrote letters to the editor. Commenting on the Sept. […]

Fayetteville Police deliver food, water

Fayetteville Police deliver food, water

Tropical Storm Irma struck the area on Sept. 11, leaving significant areas of Fayetteville without power. During the storm and after, there was plenty of work for local law enforcement. There was also a different type of response on Sept. 13 beyond downed power lines and vehicle accidents. Police department spokesman Mike Whitlow said a […]

Never too old to soar in Peachtree City

Never too old to soar in Peachtree City

Ninety-seven-year-old Peachtree City resident Clarence “Pappy” Boynton was helped to the ground by pilot Tim Newton after taking to the skies on Sept. 16 at Falcon Field. Boynton one of several people treated to a flight over the city by the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Horse helpers need help after Irma’s damage

Horse helpers need help after Irma’s damage

For 20 years, Flying Change Equine Therapy and horse rescue near Fairburn has helped those with requiring all types of therapy needs. Now Flying Change needs help after Tropical Storm Irma caused more than $20,000 in damages. Executive Director Lissa Corcoran on Friday said the storm damaged fencing in the arenas and pastures and tore […]

PTC man assaults elderly woman, arrested when returns to scene of the crime

PTC man assaults elderly woman, arrested when returns to scene of the crime

A Peachtree City man was arrested on Sept. 16 after he assaulted a woman and attempted to carjack her vehicle at a drug store on Ga. Highway 54 that he frequents. Charles H. Heard, 55, of Broken Bit Way, was charged with motor vehicle hijacking and battery, according to Fayette County Jail records. Peachtree City […]

Fayette fast-tracks Antioch-Goza intersection upgrades

Fayette fast-tracks Antioch-Goza intersection upgrades

Ongoing issues with the intersection of Goza and Antioch roads in south Fayette County led to a Sept. 15 vote to fast-track evaluation and design improvements for the intersection. Though more than $1 million was allocated for the intersection improvement project on the 2017 SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) list, only $80,250 was […]

Fayette OKs look at multi-use bridge across Sandy Creek

Fayette OKs look at multi-use bridge across Sandy Creek

A concept study for a multi-use bridge along Veterans Parkway over Sandy Creek and funding for the final project was approved Sept. 15 by the Fayette County Commission. Public Works Director Phil Mallon told commissioners that, as part of the 2013 Annexation Consent Agreement with Fayetteville for the Pinewood Atlanta Studios development, Fayette County agreed […]

Fayetteville to study Hwy. 54 pedestrian bridge

Fayetteville to study Hwy. 54 pedestrian bridge

In its ongoing quest to create more options for connectivity in the city, the Fayetteville City Council will consider an agreement with DOT to build a pedestrian crossing at Lester Road and Ga. Highway 54, near Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The project is funded through the Federal Transportation Enhancement program and dispersed through the GDOT in […]

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