Quick fix for I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange?

There are two different plans for improving the often-clogged Atlanta commute for residents of western Fayette County.

One costs more and will take longer ... but will provide more capacity.

And while the other has less capacity for the future, it can be done much quicker and cheaper ... and is actually planned for potential construction in 2018 by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Which one will become reality? That comes down to the results of the regional transportation sales tax vote this summer. Read More»

In 3-2 vote, Tyrone Mayor Dial to replace Steele on ARC

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. File photo from November 2011.

The defeat of former Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele in November’s election insured that Fayette County’s cities would have a new representative sitting on the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

And with a split 3-2 vote Monday from Fayette’s five mayors, new Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial was elected to the position over Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix.

Voting for Dial were Brooks Mayor Dan Langford Jr., Gary Laggis of Woolsey and Dial himself. Voting for Haddix were new Fayetteville mayor Greg Clifton and Haddix himself.
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Christmas toys donated for military families

Christmas toys donated for military families

Grace Caldwell, president of the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club, presents Cathy McMullen, local chairman of Embracing Military Families, with toys donated by club members to help make Christmas brighter for the children of soldiers deployed from Fort Benning. Photo/Special.

249 reasons to lock your car at home

Where do most car break-ins happen in Fayette County? In Peachtree City and unincorporated areas of the county, thieves strike mostly vehicles parked at homes, while most Fayetteville cases occur while vehicles are parked at stores and businesses. And in most cases, the vehicles are unlocked. Read More»

Tyrone voting location changes to library

Tyrone residents accustomed to using the Tyrone First Baptist Church as their voting location will begin using the Tyrone library instead beginning in 2012. The Tyrone Town Council on Dec. 15 voted unanimously to move the location to the library after a complaint was filed with the state questioning whether a sign placed on the church during the Nov. 8 election that encouraged citizens to vote against the alcohol referendum might have violated state law. Read More»

Armed robbers hit Tyrone AT&T store

Tyrone Police responded to an armed robbery Thursday morning at the AT&T store at Carriage Oaks Drive and Ga. Highway 74. The store manager was the only person in the store at the time of the robbery and was left uninjured after the four perpetrators left with phones and cash.

Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose said the armed robbery occurred around 10 a.m. as the manager was opening the store. DeLoose said three men described as black males essentially followed the manager into the store. A fourth person, possibly a female, soon joined the three in the store. Read More»

Teen injured crossing dark Hwy. 74 in Tyrone

A 17-year-old Fayetteville resident sustained serious injuries early Sunday morning when he was struck while crossing Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone.

Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose said the accident occurred when Christian Kennedy was crossing Hwy. 74 at Dogwood Trail Sunday morning at approximately 6:45 a.m., well before sunrise. Read More»

Hatton-Gardner - engagement

Katherine Rae Hatton engaged to Shane Curtis Gardner

Larry Hatton of Louisville, Ky. and Susan Sharp of Mesa, Ariz. announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Rae Hatton, to Shane Curtis Gardner, son of Curtis and Marilee Gardner of Tyrone.

The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Tate’s Creek High School. She served a volunteer two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She attended LDS Business College and is currently working. Read More»

Rehwaldt delivers final address in Tyrone

Tyrone Municipal Court Judge Sharon Pierce (back to camera) administered the oath of office Thursday night to (L-R) incoming Councilman Ryan Housley, Councilwoman Linda Howard and Mayor Eric Dial. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt it one was of his last official acts. Rehwaldt delivered is annual State-of-Tyrone address Thursday night at the last Town Council meeting of the year.

As customary, the address centered on the financial status and general condition of the town during 2011 and included remarks about the future. But the address also began with a twist. Read More»

Delivering food for the needy

Pictured from left are P.J. Patri, Kelly Haas and Michelle Haa

Pictured from left are P.J. Patri, Kelly Haas and Michelle Haas delivering the most recent food drive donation from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Every 5th Sunday for the past two years St. Paul’s has collected food to support the ministry at Real Life Center, partnering with the Real Life Center to reach families who are hurting in the community. So far this year RLC has distributed over 225,000 lbs. of food, bread and vegetables to families in need of food assistance. Photo/Special.