Fayette County

Fayetteville council to consider road project

The Fayetteville City Council is expected to select a low bid for a project that will lead to the realignment of some of the streets on the city’s north side.

The council will also consider at its Aug. 7 meeting an amendment to the golf cart ordinance and conduct public hearings pertaining to the proposed Ga. Military College (GMC) campus and another which would locate a residential development for older adults along Ga. Highway 54 West. Read More»

Sheriff’s Office helping with students’ backpacks

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office recently provided backpacks and school supplies to needy children as part of the “Shop with a Sheriff” program. Pictured from left are Inv. Chad Wallace, Sgt. Doug Hardy, Sheriff Barry Babb, Capt. Tom Brenna and Capt. Brian Eubanks. Photo/Special.

One of the projects undertaken by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is aimed at lending a hand to needy kids as school begins. The recipients of backpacks and school supplies this year are students at Inman Elementary School.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the office for the third consecutive year has continued its “Shop with a Sheriff” program that provides backpacks and school supplies to needy children in Fayette County. Read More»

N. Fayette shooting investigation continues

The investigation into a July 28 incident along Ga. Highway 85 in north Fayette County where shots were fired into a vehicle is ongoing.

Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies responded at approximately 11 p.m. to Clayton County in reference to a person shot. The victim told Clayton County Police that she was shot while driving through north Fayette County, Babb said. Read More»

Charges filed in three dozen auto break-ins

An Atlanta man is in custody and facing a long list of charges of in connection to 37 incidents where vehicles in north Fayette County neighborhoods were entered July 20-23.

Randen Morris, 22, was charged with 31 felony counts of entering auto, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Approximately 22 vehicles were entered July 20 while parked at residences in the Shenandoah Estates subdivision off Old Ga. Highway 138, Babb said.

“The majority of the vehicles appear to have been unlocked and small items of value were removed,” Babb said. Read More»

County seeks role as vehicle testing site

A July 24 vote by the Fayette County Commission asked state lawmakers to consider Fayette as a test site for research, development and manned testing of autonomous vehicle technology.

The resolution was intended to request legislative support that would serve to encourage related technology companies to consolidate their efforts in Fayette County, establishing the county as an epicenter for the creation of state and federal regulations and industry standards. Read More»

Fayetteville, county working on aid agreement

The issue of automatic aid between Fayetteville and Fayette County is still alive.

The Fayetteville City Council in July agreed with a proposal by Fayette County Manger Steve Rapson to have the city and county fire chiefs attempt to work out an automatic aid agreement by Oct. 1.

The City Council approved a July 14 proposal by Rapson to extend the termination of the automatic aid agreement from Aug. 1 to Oct. 1 to give Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones and Fayette County Fire Chief David Scarbrough time to work out a new arrangement. Read More»

Shelton leaving FCSO

Josh Shelton.

Investigator Josh Shelton, who spearheaded the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office “Shop with a Sheriff” program, is leaving the sheriff’s office after 13 years of service.

Sheriff Barry Babb said Shelton has received numerous awards and decorations during his service to his community. 

Shelton is now taking the corporate career route with a Fortune 500 company where his skills as a detective will be applied with new challenges, Babb said.

“We are very proud of him and he will be missed,” said Babb. Read More»

Council to discuss cost of dam repair at Thurs. meeting

By JOHN THOMPSON
jthompson@TheCitizen.com

As the calendar turns to August, the state of Peachtree City’s signature lake will be the focus of Thursday’s City Council meeting.

The only item of note during the meeting is a budget amendment to help pay for ongoing costs associated with the repair of the lake’s dam.

During the summer, residents have driven by the once-tranquil lake that has turned into a weed-filled mud pit. Numerous cars have been towed out of the former lake and residents have complained about the state of the area. Read More»

Promise Place providing legal advocates for victims

Promise Place is always on a mission to help women victimized by domestic violence. One facet of that mission is the organization’s legal advocacy program helping women in the four counties served by Promise Place.

“Promise Place offers help to those experiencing domestic violence through our legal advocacy program. We understand the daunting tasks associated with leaving an abusive relationship. Our legal advocates assist victims of domestic violence in (a number of) ways,” said Promise Place Volunteer Services Director Wendi Bozeman. Read More»

Camp Southern Ground gears up for 2015

An artist's rendering of the dining hall at Camp Southern Ground. Photo/Special.

By BONNIE HESTER

Intern for The Citizen

Construction and fundraising are kicking into high gear at Camp Southern Ground, the summer camp for typical children and children of special needs on the neurobehavioral spectrum aged 7-17 that is the realization of a lifelong dream for GRAMMY Award-winning musician Zac Brown. The camp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of which Zac is the founder and chairman of the board of directors. Read More»

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