Fayette County

Police Reports week of Mar. 23-29, 2010

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, March 23 - Monday, March 29
Natecia Ranasha Busby, 17, of Ales Way, Fayetteville, for financial identity fraud (5).
Xavier Dewayne Parker, 22, of Webster Lane, Riverdale, for probation violation.
Alton Grady Barker, 52, of Summerbrook Drive, Atlanta, for probation violation.
Robin Ashley Carey, 22, of Franklin Farms Circle, Fayetteville, for simple battery. Read More»

Health insurance ‘choice’ bill passes House

Another bill would ban texting while driving, and all cellphone use by youngest drivers

A bill that would increase consumer choice for health insurance plans was passed by the Georgia House of Representatives Friday.
Also passing the House on “Crossover Day” was a bill that would ban text messaging while driving for drivers of all ages, in addition to a full ban on all cellphone use while driving for those under 18 years old.

By passing before the end-of-Friday deadline, both bills can be taken up in time for potential passage by the Senate before the legislative term ends. Read More»

McIntosh alumni Torres goes west to work for Dreamworks

David Torres. Photo/Special.

David Torres, a graduate of McIntosh High School and Ringling College of Art and Design, had a taste of Hollywood working on hit films like “Ice Age,” “Robots” and “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” with Blue Sky Studios Read More»

Donation to Locks of Love is a family affair

Jackie Arnold and her daughter, Kellie. Photo/Special.

A mother and daughter from Peachtree City decided to make a difference together and collectively cut more than 20 inches of their own hair length to donate to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a non-profit agency that collects hair donations from around the country and turns them into hair pieces and hair wigs for young patients with medical conditions such as alopecia and cancer. The organization, located in Florida, specifically supports children with hair loss due to medical conditions. Read More»

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity joins Relay For Life

From left are members of Theta Lambda Lambda, Fate Simmons, Curtis Jenkins, Jerome Kirkland, and Isaac Aycock. Photo/Special.

Theta Lambda Lambda, local chapter of the international Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, has committed to participating in the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay For Life of Fayette County.  Founded in 1911 at Howard University in Washington, D. C., Omega Psi Phi is the first African-American national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college.  Peachtree City based Theta Lambda Lambda is just one of the 750 chapters of Omega Psi Phi that exist throughout the world.   Read More»

Moffatt’s latest book is about hope in the face of tragedy

Dr. Greg Moffatt, a regular columnist for the Healthwise section of this newspaper, is also a college professor, a licensed counselor and a public speaker. In addition to wearing those hats, he has served as a regular lecturer at the FBI Academy, as a profiler with the Atlanta Cold Case Squad and is also a published author. His latest book, which comes out today, is called “Survivors: What We Can Learn From How They Cope With Horrific Tragedy.” Read More»

Good Citizen

Good Citizen

Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Susie Morrison, left, presented Jennifer Tyra, right, a senior at Starr’s Mill High School with the Chapter’s Good Citizen Award on Mar. 8.  Tyra wrote an essay for the chapter on citizenship; has 4.0 grade point average; participates in school sports and clubs and volunteers in a daycare center for children with special needs.  She will pursue a nursing career this fall. Photo/Special.

Notable women

Notable women

Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter NSDAR named Dolly Morgan their “Notable Woman of Fayette County” at their Mar. 8 meeting in the home of Carol Abadie.  Morgan has lived in Peachtree City most of her life, and her late husband was a Peachtree City mayor.  She plays golf, kayaks and enjoys international travel. Pictured, from left, are Rosemary Norris, chapter American history chairman, Dolly Morgan, and Jeanie Quinn, American history co-chairman of the Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter, NSDAR. Photo/Special.

Small businesses get help from SCORE

SCORE volunteers see clients on Fridays in Fayette County

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce encourages small businesses to take advantage of the many resources available through SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE provides trained counselors, often retirees, to offer free small business counseling and low cost workshops to both startup and in-business clients. SCORE volunteers are available to see clients on Fridays from 9 am to noon at the Fayette Chamber offices. Read More»

Parking lot at All Children's Playground to be closed Tuesday

The parking lot at Picnic Park/All Children’s Playground will be closed on Tuesday, March 30, for additional repairs to the sanitary sewer line.

The park will remain open, and visitors may park behind city hall and at the library to access the park via the creek bridge during the repairs.