PTC, F’ville hailed as 2 of top 10 places to live in Ga.

Real estate research blog Motovo has named Peachtree City and Fayetteville to its Top 10 Best Places in Georgia list.

The blog ranked the 10 best places to live in cities with more than 10,000 residents. Selections were based on criteria such as total amenities, crime, commute time, tax rates, unemployment, weather and quality of life issues such as cost of living, median home prices, median rent, median household income and student-teacher ratios.

Peachtree City came in at second place among the 10 cities while Fayetteville had a sixth place ranking. Read More»

Winners at the Courthouse Art Show

Winners at the Courthouse Art Show

These local students received scholarships from the Fayette County Art Association as part of the annual Courthouse Art Show this weekend. From left are Samantha Smith of Whitewater High School, Brinna Thomsen of Starr’s Mill High School, Lisa Tan of Starr’s Mill High School, Frankie Green of McIntosh High School and association representative Ed Gullett. Photo/John Munford.

Brown: East Fayette Bypass needed to ease F’ville traffic

The East Fayetteville Bypass may be coming closer to reality ... and some might consider it a necessity, with the state’s plans to widen Ga. Highway 54 east of Fayetteville into Jonesboro and also McDonough Road from Hwy. 54 in Fayetteville into Lovejoy planned to be built in the next 15 years. Read More»

Female ‘sovereign citizen’ skips court before guilty verdict for identity fraud

A Covington woman claiming to be a sovereign citizen disappeared from court late Monday afternoon in the short time it took a jury to convict her of four identity fraud charges, officials said.

A bench warrant was issued for Krystal Chanta Lamb, 26, who was absent when the jury’s verdict was announced late Monday.

Lamb was found guilty of forgery in the first degree, financial identity fraud, criminal attempt to commit theft by deception and possession of a false identification document. Read More»

Fayette law officers honored at banquet

Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Mauney (R) receives the Officer of the Year Award from District Attorney Scott Ballard  at the 8th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet held May 15. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was not a seat to spare in the dining room of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church May 15 as approximately 500 hundred people attended the District Attorney’s 8th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet hosted by D.A. Scott Ballard.

Among the many awards and recognitions at the banquet, the 2014 Officer of the Year Award went to Fayette County Sheriff’s Dep. Josh Mauney, who was selected from four finalists and 21 nominees across the Griffin Judicial Circuit. The circuit comprises Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson counties.
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Class of 2014’s 1,671 seniors to march Friday

Vals and sals — (Front, L-R) Fayette County High School Valedictorian Menaka Reddy; Salutatorian Casey Patterson; McIntosh High School Salutatorian Sue Liang;  MHS Valedictorian Jacob Wilson. (C) Sandy Creek High School Valedictorian Savannah Eichhorn; Salutatorian Sarah Estrada; McIntosh Salutatorian Airyn Nash. (Top) Whitewater High School Valedictorian Bonnie Hester; Salutatorian Austin Dill; Starr’s Mill High School Valedictorian Vivian Nguyen; Salutatorian Julia Oden. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County School System’s Class of 2014 will be front and center for graduation ceremonies at the county’s five high schools Friday night.

Once they toss their hats in the air, more than 91 percent of all graduating seniors plan to go to either college or tech schools, according to figures supplied by the school system. Many of them will go on to post-secondary classes using part of the nearly $25 million in scholarship money awarded to students at the five high schools. Read More»

F’ville fire vote may cost city $900,000 in road funds

Fayette declines to help pay for Hwy.92/85 traffic realignment cost increases after 3-to-2 anti-consolidation vote Read More»

Lunsford-Faulkner engagement

Laura Anne Lunsford engaged to R. Phillip Faulkner

Ms. Sandra Lunsford and Mr. John E. Lunsford of Fayetteville, Ga. proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Anne, to R. Phillip Faulkner, son of Mrs. Betty Faulkner Ivie of Commerce, Ga. and the late Mr. Jimmy Faulkner.

Miss Lunsford is a graduate of Fayette County High School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Governors University. She is employed by the Fayette County Board of Education as a substitute teacher. Read More»

Colon-Baker Engagement

Laura Elizabeth Colon engaged to Lucas John Baker

Ms. Kathryn Colon of Fayetteville and Mr. and Mrs. Hector L. Colon of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Colon to Lucas John Baker, son of John and Joanne Baker of Bolingbrook, Ill.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Merle Lewis and the late Frank Lewis of Austin, Texas and the late Lucila and Luis Colon of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read More»

SAGE heads for Turner Field May 28

The SAGE group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will take a tour of Turner Field in Atlanta May 28.

The tour will include The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, Coca Cola Sky field, Scouts Alley, and the broadcast booth, pressbox, clubhouse, dugout and a luxury suite.

After the tour, the group will enjoy a barbecue lunch at the Bullpen Rib House. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren age six and older are welcome to join their grandparents on the tour.

The cost is $15 for tickets and transportation, plus lunch. Read More»

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