Fayette County

Meeting a Scout VIP

Meeting a Scout VIP

Members of the Troop 1829 Ligar Patrol met Chief Scout Executive Robert Mazzuca during the opening ceremony for the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree. Troop 1829 is made up of Boy Scouts from Flint River Council units located in Cowetta and Fayette County. The Jamboree runs from July 27 to Aug. 4 at Fort A.P. Hill Virgina.

Fayette BoE picks Bearden as new superintendent

It was a quick motion and vote Tuesday night as members of the Fayette County Board of Education returned from executive session and agreed to offer the job of school system superintendent to Dr. Jeffrey Byron Bearden. The vote was 5-0 and came with no discussion. Read More»

TNT arrests five on drug charges

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) has concluded four investigations into the sale, possession or use of illegal narcotics. These investigations have led to the arrests of 5 people. Read More»

40-day ‘Jesus Feast’ set to begin Aug. 10

“If you gotta start somewhere, why not here? If you gotta start sometime, why not now?”

More than the lyrics of Toby Mac’s popular “City on Our Knees,” these questions appropriately introduce an event which begins next Tuesday.

The Jesus Feast, sponsored by The Emerging Daniel Company, was conceived by two Fayette County business women, Joyce Beverly and Angie Samples. The impetus for the project stemmed from their burden to lift Jesus up in this community and nation. Read More»

F’ville moves to allow alcohol sales near some churches

Fayetteville City Council (file photo).

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 will hear the first reading of a proposal that would do away with the distance restriction in shopping centers and on the Old Courthouse Square that separates churches and businesses serving alcohol. The ordinance currently states that businesses serving alcohol must be at least 100 yards from a church. Read More»

Fayette WWII vets to make final Honor Flight

These WWII veterans were joined by several current service members at the WWII national memorial in Washington, D.C. during the May Honor Flight trip. The final Honor Flight Fayette trip is scheduled for Sept. 15. Photo/Special.

On Sept. 15, Honor Flight Fayette will be making its last voyage to the national World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Honor Flight has been chauffeuring WWII veterans to memorials since 2007, and this is the group’s seventh and final such flight.

Flight days are a flurry of activity, beginning with a send-off breakfast in downtown Fayetteville and a subsequent police-escorted ride through Fayetteville to Hartsfield International Airport. Read More»

Fayette school start times, lunch prices change

The Fayette County School System is reminding parents and students of a few changes that will take effect when school begins next Monday, Aug. 9. Those changes include an earlier start time for high schools, a nickel more for elementary school lunches and 10 cents more for lunches at middle and high schools. Read More»

Survey says . . . gas golf cart ban ahead

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a ban on gas-powered golf carts that would grandfather existing gas carts for 10 years.

But grandfathered carts too would be banned from the city’s paths and streets in 2020 under the proposal brought forth by city staff. Read More»

PTC Council meets to break tax hike dispute gridlock

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix (file photo).

Thursday night at 6:45 p.m., the Peachtree City Council is slated to host a public hearing on increasing the city millage rate by as much as 1.25 mills. Read More»

Sheriff’s K-9 dog corrals 2 burglars, dies going after 3rd

UPDATED — A K-9 member of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office died heroically Tuesday afternoon, having apprehended two suspected burglars, while on his way toward corralling a third suspect in north Fayette County, officials said. Read More»