Fayette County

Muggles, cops & tupperware

Using satellite and phones to sleuth for hidden treasures

Over the past 10 years there is a new game being played in Fayette County and around the world.

It is called Geocaching.

It’s a GPS/Web-based treasure hunt where people hide containers and others look for them via GPS or a smart phone.

Geocachers commonly say they are using multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods.

Currently, there are over 2.5 million geocaches around the world and over six million people looking for them. Read More»

$40,000 to Real Life

Real Life Center volunteers sort donations in the warehouse. The Real Life Center received a $40,000 grant. Photo/Submitted.

Real Life Center has been awarded $40,000 by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, an organization which connects people to the issues and organizations making a difference in our region.

The grant is part of the Foundation’s Common Good Funds which are available to support an organization’s ongoing administrative and infrastructure costs or to maintain existing, effective programs that are offered within the Foundation’s 23-county service area. Read More»

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks, passed away December 10, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Loggins and Matthew Cook; son Billy Loggins; daughters Sussie Camp and Bessie Wright; grandchild Eric Farr. Read More»

PTC cops make second arrest in AT&T robbery

A second arrest has been made in connection with the Dec. 2 robbery of the AT&T store on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City. In that arrest a Jonesboro man was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. Read More»

PTC cops searching for armed robbery suspect

UPDATE: Dec. 12, 2 p.m. — Peachtree City police are asking for help locating a suspect in an armed robbery the occurred during the late afternoon hours on Dec. 11 at the Wisdom Shell store on Wisdom Road at Ga. Highway 74. Department spokesman Mark Brown said a man entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded cash. Read More»

PTC cops searching for man in Kedron area

UPDATE - 2:40 p.m. - Peachtree City police the suspect has been taken into custody.

Crabapple Elementary School was locked down temporarily Thursday afternoon while Peachtree City police search for a man who ran from officers.

Department spokesman Mark Brown said officers are searching for a man, identified as Christopher Cudd, who ran from an officer at the Kedron Holiday Inn.

The man is described as a white male, 6’ 2” and wearing a blue jacket, tan pants and brown shoes. Read More»

Pearl Harbor survivor's story

Sgt. Darwin "Ditty" Schurr wearing a lei. Photo/Courtesy of Linda Conley.

He had to choose between Hawaii and the Philippines upon his enlistment, and Hawaii won. He liked the name.

Little did Sgt. Darwin “Ditty” Schurr know he would miss getting bombed on the beach only because he decided to sleep in the motor park. It was his birthday, and he had camped on the beach while on furlough.

Ditty, whose daughter, Linda Conley, lives in Tyrone, survived the surprise strike on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941–it was his 22nd birthday. Read More»

Fayette prepares to pave Starr’s Mill cart path

Plans by Fayette County are in place to construct a section of cart path along Redwine Road that will tie in to the cart path work recently approved by the Fayette County Board of Education for the Starr’s Mill school complex.

County Clerk Floyd Jones on Dec. 2 said the Fayette County Commission unanimously approved the new path section along Redwine Road that will bring students in golf carts down to Panther Path where a sheriff’s deputy will manage morning school traffic. The new crossing will create the safest conditions, Jones said. Read More»

Let there be Christmas lights!

Let there be Christmas lights!

Six-year-old Addison Tilton, a student in the Primary Program from the Joseph Sams School, grins after she got to press the button that lit the Christmas tree in downtown Fayetteville Dec. 6. Tilton and her classmates performed Christmas carols right before the lighting of the tree. Photo/Bethan Adams.

2 residential rezonings on the county’s agenda

A pair of residential rezoning applications are on the agenda for Thursday afternoon’s Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting, including a large tract in the center of the county.

The rezoning request in the central part of the county between Fayetteville and Peachtree City is moving forward with a public hearing. Read More»