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 […]

Police body cameras now in common use in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone

Police body cameras now in common use in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone

All police officers in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone wear body cameras while on patrol. When it comes to citizens requesting copies of the tapes showing an interaction with officers, Fayetteville and Tyrone had four requests in the past 12 months and Peachtree City had one. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Chad Myers said there were […]

Rates of serious crimes up in Peachtree City and Tyrone, but down in Fayetteville

Rates of serious crimes up in Peachtree City and Tyrone, but down in Fayetteville

Thefts push Peachtree City crime rate up 10%   Peachtree City crime statistics for 2017 show a 10 percent increase in serious crimes, with the vast majority of those being related to thefts. Part I crimes include the more serious offenses such as aggravated assault, burglary, forcible rape, homicide, arson, theft, motor vehicle theft and […]

Something there is about a truck … and kids

Something there is about a truck … and kids

The kids at Burch Elementary School were all about trucks, all kinds of trucks and public safety equipment, at the annual Touch-a-Truck event held April 25. The event is sponsored each year by the Town of Tyrone with the assistance of Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sons of Confederate Veterans group withdraws proclamation request

Sons of Confederate Veterans group withdraws proclamation request

A large rally protesting a proclamation by the Sons of Confederate Veterans was held outside the Fayette County Commission chambers on April 24 prior to the commission meeting. Among those speaking was commission Chairman Eric Maxwell, front center. To Maxwell’s left was Fayette County Board of Education member Leonard Presberg and, to his right, Commissioner […]

Martha Mae Matthews, 94, of Tyrone

Martha Mae Matthews, 94, of Tyrone, passed away April 8, 2018. She was born in Kenwood, Ga. on December 6, 1923 to William and Bessie Darnell. She retired after 35 years as a cafeteria manager for the Fayette County school system, where she worked at Fayette County High School and Hood Avenue Elementary. After retirement, […]

Fayette to Tyrone: Go ahead with annexation of 59 acres

Fayette to Tyrone: Go ahead with annexation of 59 acres

The Fayette County Commission on March 22 filed no objection to an annexation and rezoning request on 59 acres wanting to become part of Tyrone. Tyrone notified the commission of an application to annex 59.23 acres fronting Farr Road and Dogwood Trail. The request by the owner is to have the property rezoned R-20 (1-acre […]

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