Fayette County

Charles Edward Brooks, Sr., age 77, Fayetteville

Charles Edward Brooks, Sr., age 77, Fayetteville, GA, passed away on August 10, 2010.

He was born in 1933 in Atlanta to the late Jewel and Nannie G. Brooks. In 1951, he served in the U.S. Navy. On Dec. 4, 1954, he married the love of his life, Edith Smith Brooks. Read More»

N. Fayetteville power outage due to auto crash

Power was out temporarily for a portion of north Fayetteville after a 4 p.m. auto crash on Banks and Ellis Road, emergency officials said.

A vehicle at the intersection struck a power pole, damaging the power lines, officials said. It is not immediately known how long the power will be out.

Ada Lee Little McDonald, 82, of Peachtree City

Ada Lee Little McDonald of Peachtree City, age 82, passed away peacefully in the early morning on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 at her home in Peachtree City. Ada was born in Atlanta on July 8, 1928. She was the daughter of the late John Callaway Little and Minnie Ellan Little of Atlanta. She retired from Wal-Mart in Fayetteville, Ga., and worked part-time after her retirement for many years at Publix Supermarket in Peachtree City, Ga. Mrs. McDonald was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to many. Read More»

Fairburn to get regional baseball/softball complex

Play ball! The Fairburn City Council Monday night on a 4-2 vote approved a resolution that gives the Fairburn Development Authority to ability to execute a Letter of Intent to issue $11 million in revenue bonds for use in a public/private partnership that will establish the Georgia Academy’s Championship Fields baseball and softball complex on Ga. Highway 92 on the city’s south side. The annual economic impact of the regional facility is expected to be in the multiple millions of dollars. Read More»

Construction underway on Fischer Crossing theater

What you are seeing is an aerial view of the current construction of the NCG Theaters on the east side of the Fischer Crossing commercial development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. The 40,000 square-foot, 10-screen theater is expected to open around Thanksgiving.

The new NCG Theater at Fischer Crossing is out of the ground and construction is ongoing. Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour said the 10-screen theater is still looking to open around Thanksgiving.

With the grading, infrastructure and foundation work completed, crews last week began putting up the walls for the 40,000 square-foot theater located on the northeast portion of the intersection of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. Read More»

Fayette NAACP to hold Mighty Men of Valor conference

On August 21, the annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference, facilitated by the NAACP in partnership with the Theta Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the Associated of Village Pride, Inc., will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sams Auditorium at the Lafayette Education Center located at 205 Lafayette Avenue in Fayetteville. This year’s conference theme is “Boys to Men: Training in Ethical Leadership & Academic Excellence.” Read More»

Hill Parks “H.P.” Huddleston, 97, of Peachtree City

Hill Parks “H.P.” Huddleston, 97, of Peachtree City, died August 10, 2010.

Mr.Huddleston was born and raised in Fayetteville. He was the youngest of ten children of John Calvin Huddleston & Roxie Ana Hall Huddleston.

He retired from Delta Air Lines as a mechanic after 26 years of service. Read More»

Sams, Crawford picked as new Superior Court judges

McMillian named to fill Sams' place as judge of Fayette State Court

Fayette County State Court Judge Fletcher Sams was named as one of two new Superior Court judges for the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which includes Fayette County. Read More»

Handel sneaks past Deal in Fayette

All precincts counted; sights turn to statewide returns

The last round of six precincts helped Karen Handel win Fayette County, as she reversed Nathan Deal’s slim lead, defeating him 6.204 to 6,166 among local voters in the runoff.

All precincts are in for Fayette and now the state scoreboard watching begins. The Secretary of State's office is posting results at http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2010_0810/

Fayette turned out 19.3 percent of its registered voters for the runoff.

In the race for Republican Attorney General, Sam Olens won Fayette with 5,640 votes to Preston W. Smith’s 4,161. Read More»