Fayette County

Bryce Judson Dunaway, 71, of Fayetteville

Bryce Judson Dunaway of Fayetteville, GA , died September 27, 2010 at his home after a long battle with cancer. Read More»

3 burglars crash after chase in F'ville, arrested after brief manhunt

3 burglars crash after chase in F'ville, arrested after brief manhunt

It was quite a lunchtime spectacle in Fayetteville Wednesday after three Clayton County burglary suspects wrecked their car at the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 and Banks Road when they were being pursued by Clayton County police, according to Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah. Read More»

Fayette’s new defined benefit pension plan over-funded for now

Just 15 months into its new hybrid pension plan, the anticipated costs for Fayette County is roughly half of the initial projections.

The combination defined benefit/defined contribution plan requires employees to pay 2.5 percent of their salary into the plan, and the county pays approximately 3.8 percent of each employee’s salary. Read More»

Sandy Creek Road to be closed for a week starting Oct. 4

Drivers who normally use Sandy Creek Road will have to make other plans next week.

The Fayette County Department of Public Works announced Tuesday that beginning Oct. 4 Sandy Creek Road from Hood Avenue to Piedmont Fayette Hospital will be closed to through traffic for five days.

The closure will occur so that work crews can complete the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

Pregnancy Resource Center has groundbreaking Oct. 2

Present at the groundbreaking of the Pregnancy Resource Center are from left: Doug Higgins, Dave Conley, Billy Padgett, Kevin McCormick, and Carl Avett. These gentlemen will be hard at work for a number of weeks in constructing the Center’s permanent home. It is hoped it can officially open in January. Photo/Special.

The Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette County will be building a new home, with the Frame Up to be on Saturday, Oct. 2.

It will be located on Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville across from Pies on Pizza and beside Right On Thyme Catering.

The construction is in conjunction with Square Foot Ministry, and the 6,000-square-foot building will be available to offer free ultrasounds and exams to new moms who are considering abortions, and will house all training, classes and clothing storage on site. Read More»

Tax bills lower this year, even with PTC’s 1.25 mill hike

It’s the time of the year for Fayette County property owners to find their annual tax bill in the mailbox. And for those who have yet to open the envelope there is likely a surprise waiting inside. Read More»

Haddix: We must get out of ARC to protect Fayette from regional tax

From left, Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith, Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele. Photos/Staff.

2012 regional transportation tax would export Fayette money with little in return, PTC mayor charges Read More»

Speeding golf carts dangerous, not dogs

I am not surprised at the result of the vote to eliminate the voice command option here in PTC. I guess if the new chief of police wanted the change, the council was obliged to accommodate his request, even though none of the reported dog bites were from dogs walking off leash but dogs who escaped from their yard.

There were complaints of a dog jumping in a golf cart, or bumping into a child — “dangerous,” indeed. Complaints from a few has resulted in a big change for many responsible dog owners. Read More»

Police pack piles of old pills

Police pack piles of old pills

Peachtree City residents turned in approximately 193 pounds of old and unused medication for disposal at a special event hosted by the Peachtree City Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday. Lt. Jason Epps (R) and Lt. John Jenkins unloaded a rather large drop-off from one resident that consisted of several hundred pill bottles which were left behind by an elderly man. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the program. Photo/John Munford.

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