Balloons Over Fayette crowd estimated at more than 7,000

Balloons Over Fayette crowd estimated at more than 7,000

At least one sky-high wedding proposal among the riders What began three years ago has turned into Fayette County’s premier annual event. Balloons Over Fayette, held June 9 at the Whitewater school complex along Ga. Highway 85 South, came with blue skies and more than 7,000 in attendance. Above, firing up for high-flying fun — […]

4-wheeler owned by Riverdale Police stolen in Fayette

4-wheeler owned by Riverdale Police stolen in Fayette

The period of June 1-8 came with a four-wheeler theft, a golf cart theft and an entering auto incident. One of the vehicles belongs to the Riverdale Police Department. The theft of the four-wheeler that belongs to the Riverdale Police Department came on June 6 at a business located on Ga. Highway 85 North. Sheriff […]

Shoplifters can be hit with disorderly conduct charge in Peachtree City

Shoplifters can be hit with disorderly conduct charge in Peachtree City

A change in a local ordinance mirrors that of other jurisdictions, giving officers in Peachtree City the ability to charge suspects in shoplifting cases with an alternative charge of disorderly conduct. The change was approved June 7 by the Peachtree City Council. The change gives officers the ability to charge the suspect with either shoplifting […]

Peachtree City corrects Senoia Road rezoning mistake

Peachtree City corrects Senoia Road rezoning mistake

A housekeeping issue pertaining to the recently-approved residential development on Senoia Road was one of a small number of items on the June 7 agenda of the Peachtree City Council. Council members on March 15 approved the LUR (limited use residential) rezoning for a small residential development on the city’s extreme northwest side. Planning and […]

Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%

Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%

2017 Census estimate: Fayette grows 5.6% to 112,549 Population estimates for July 2017 released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Fayette County’s population increasing by 5.6 percent since 2010. Fayetteville led the population growth at 10.1 percent during the period, followed by Tyrone at 5.7 percent and Peachtree City at 2.6 percent. Fayette County’s population […]