Peachtree City Post Office is scrutinized, promises to do better

Peachtree City Post Office is scrutinized, promises to do better

Mayor Vanessa Fleisch at the Sept. 7 meeting of the Peachtree City Council gave an update on ongoing problems with the Peachtree City Post Office. Some of those issues appear to be resolved. “The ongoing complaints that our offices have received have primarily been about undelivered packages, missed and late mail delivery and the condition […]

Forestry unit stays busy with 33 wildfires

Forestry unit stays busy with 33 wildfires

Chief Ranger Terry Quigley gave the annual forestry report to the Coweta County Commission on Sept. 7. The forestry unit covers 327,074 forested acres in Coweta, Fayette and south Fulton counties. Reporting at the Sept. 7 commission meeting, Quigley said Coweta from July 2016 through June 2017 had 33 wildfires that burned 116 acres. Nearly […]

Clayton State generates $276 million in local economic impact

Clayton State generates $276 million in local economic impact

A University System of Georgia report for fiscal year 2016 showed that Clayton State University generated nearly $276 million in local economic impact in the surrounding region. The figure is an increase of more than $2 million from the previous fiscal year when Clayton State contributed $273.7 million to the local economy, said Clayton State […]

Fayetteville cops deliver food to those without power in wake of tropical storm

Fayetteville cops deliver food to those without power in wake of tropical storm

  Power outages in the Fayetteville area due to Tropical Storm Irma came with a different kind of response on Sept. 13 as the Fayetteville Police Department conducted welfare checks and delivered meals to residents in the affected areas. Tropical Storm Irma struck the area on Sept. 11, leaving significant areas of Fayetteville without power. […]

Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval

Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval

One of the largest developments proposed in the county received a unanimous approval Thursday night from the Fayetteville City Council, with hardly any discussion. The 267-acre site near Veterans Parkway and Ga. Highway 54 includes 21 acres owned by Jan Trammell that would require annexing into the city. Trammell’s tract was tabled Thursday night, but […]

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve

Nearly 150 people attended the Sept. 7 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council where the now-controversial mural positioned behind the dais was the topic of discussion by the council and more than 30 people speaking in public comments. The council on a 3-1 vote decided to keep the mural uncovered and displayed as it is […]

Fayette deputies train to rescue opioid overdose victims

Fayette deputies train to rescue opioid overdose victims

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies across the region and the state to train officers to administer Narcan during opioid overdose situations. The training came subsequent to the passage of the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law. Above, Fayette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Hardy demonstrates the use of […]

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