Fayette County

Merchants award $250 Art For The Heart prize to Oak Grove

Peachtree Crossing merchants and Oak Grove students.

Taking time to beautiful the community while recognizing the importance of art in the Fayette County schools was a priority for the merchants in Peachtree Crossing and Peachtree Point Shopping Centers in March. Since the closing of the baby Kroger store over a year ago at the corner of Hwy 54 and Peachtree Parkway, the front windows of the store have been covered in black plastic, giving the appearance of a great black hole in the heart of Peachtree City. Read More»

Man arrested for dumping 200-300 scrap tires in Tyrone

A John’s Creek man was arrested on felony charges Wednesday in connection with the illegal dumping of 200-300 scrap tires on property in Tyrone.

Charles Ejemba, 44, of John’s Creek, was arrested at his home by John’s Creek Police on felony charges of unlawful dumping for commercial purposes and was transported to the Fayette County Jail, said Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins. Read More»

Tyrone police reports, Apr. 23-29

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between April 23-29. Those arested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Joshua Barry Anderson, 37, of Hollyhock Road, Douglasville, for giving false name and seatbelt violation.

Charles Ejembra, 44, no street address, John’s Creek, for illegal dumping/littering.

Henry Redmond, 45, of Marona Street, Atlanta, for 1st degree forgery.

Antohn L. Tillman, 24, of Vining Ridge Terrace, Decatur, for 1st degree forgery.

Mrs. Linda Jane Harrison, 72, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Linda Jane Harrison, of Peachtree City, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on April 29, 2010 at the age of 72.

Linda’s life revolved around her faith, her family, her friends and she walked with God daily. She was an active member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she served as a member of the Altar Circle, The Circle of Friends and as a member of the Eucharistic Adoration. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to many. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, reading the newspaper and working crossword puzzles. Read More»

New PTC path bridge to be feted Sunday

It’s been a long time in coming, but Sunday at 2 p.m. Peachtree City officials will host a ribbon cutting for the new cart path bridge along Ga. Highway 54 West that spans the CSX railroad tracks.

Delayed more than three years from completion in large part to problems with approvals at the state level, the unique bridge and tunnel system is now open to path users. The structure links the McIntosh Village, Marketplace and Avenue shopping centers and also has access to Huddleston Road. Read More»

Renovated Braelinn Village to get directional signs

Renovated Braelinn Village to get directional signs

When the makeover of the Braelinn Village is complete, shoppers will have plenty of architectural eye candy to enjoy. Read More»

'No phone' zone for teen drivers; texting while driving banned for everybody

'No phone' zone for teen drivers; texting while driving banned for everybody

Separate ban enacted for drivers who text, email, instant message or surf Internet

Georgia drivers under 18 will face a $150 fine for using their cellphone while driving, and drivers of all ages will face fines for texting, instant messaging, emailing or surfing the Internet behind the wheel, beginning July 1. Read More»

Candidate field finalized for BoE, county commission

(L-R) County Commissioner Eric Maxwell, Board of Education members Bob Todd and Lee Wright.

Four political newcomers, including one Democrat, have thrown their hats into the ring for the July 20 primary by today's noon deadline. Read More»

Coweta Fayette Rotary Club Welcomes attorney Lynn Clark and 4 GRSP Students

Lynn Clark visited the Coweta Fayette Rotary Club and introduced four GRSP Students. Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities.  Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country.  Read More»

Charity golf tournament coming to Cannongate

Awesome Youth Inc. will host its first annual Elaine B. Connally Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, May 15 at the Canongate I Golf Club.

The tournament event begins at 11 a.m. with tee time at 1 p.m. Team registration and single registration is available. Team, single, and raffle prizes include items such as cash, golf equipment and a Honda Accord Crosstour.

Awesome Youth Incorporated is a nonprofit organization, with all proceeds from the tournament benefitting the Summer Camp Scholarships for underprivileged under-served youth. Read More»