Fayette County

Zombie warehouse getting ready to open

Zombie warehouse getting ready to open

Residents can contribute a to a good cause and have a scary time by heading to a zombie warehouse in Peachtree City. The event is sponsored by a nonprofit group in Peachtree City, Herobox, that supports deployed homeless/heroes

In 2013, a horrific outbreak swept through a secret military testing facility in Peachtree City called Warehouse 237. 

The government immediately quarantined the facility and destroyed everything inside. Or so they thought. 

You are invited to explore the aftermath of this tragedy and experience who or what was left behind. Read More»

Sandra Deal is speaking in Fayette next week

Sandra Deal.

The teachers, law enforcement professionals, social service agencies and other organizations in Fayette County have a big job providing for children and families in our community. The Strengthening Families Fall Symposium will give them tools and information to do their jobs better.

The mission of FACTOR is to coordinate resources by bringing all areas of the community together to build a safe and healthy Fayette County through education, networking, and advocacy. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show is this weekend

Peachtree City's favorite show is this weekend. Photo/Staff.

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, fireworks and activities for fun seekers of all ages. The Great Georgia Airshow is returning to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Oct. 11-12 with a new line-up that promises to dazzle, entertain and inspire aviation enthusiasts and future aviators, engineers and scientists. The weekend kicks-off Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. when the gates open to begin the day airshow. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, the fun continues when the gates reopen for the second annual night show that includes a jet truck and fireworks. Read More»

Tea time

Tea time

The United Methodist Women of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, held an afternoon tea for its members. Eight church circles participated and 61 joined in the festivities. They were served by 15 members of the United Methodist Men. Ladies pictured are Evelyn Durgin, 94, the second oldest UMW member, Carol Taylor, and Myrtice Wilcox. The men serving are Dr. Frank Cole, Dr. Tim Aycock, and Ben Smith. Photo/Submitted.

Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 23–30

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Sept. 23 - Monday, Sept. 30

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Rikkia N. Anthony, born in 1992, of Chilkate Court, Atlanta, for less than an ounce of pot.

Sheileen J. Davis, born in 1989, of Yarbrough Drive, Fairburn, for revoked or suspended license. Read More»

More retail coming to east Coweta, close to PTC

It has been a long wait but the precursor to commercial development at the large Fischer Crossing retail center has begun. The area on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is the site of grading activity that will lead to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015.

Though no tenants have been identified, signs posted on the Fischer Crossing property note plans to establish 200,000 square feet of retail space on the site. Read More»

Construction company headed to MacDuff Parkway

The Peachtree City Planning Commission heard an initial proposal on Sept. 8 that could lead to the development of the headquarters for Massana Construction on six acres on the future MacDuff Parkway section near Senoia Road.

The staff report noted that the property, currently zoned GI (general industrial), will serve as the new headquarters for Massana Construction and will include an office building, an equipment building and a drop yard. Totaling 3,765 sq. ft., the one-story building will be constructed of stone-relief concrete and glass. Read More»

Two injured in Oct. 5 crash landing at Starr's Mill High School practice field

An Atlanta couple was transported to area hospitals Oct. 5 after their single-engine plane crash landed on an unused practice field at Starr’s Mill High School. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An Atlanta couple was injured Oct. 5 when their single-engine plane crash landed on a practice field at Starr’s Mill High School in southwest Fayette County.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the occupants of the single-engine, turboprop aircraft were 66-year-old pilot Shelby McCaleb and his wife, 57-year-old Cynthia McCaleb.

Babb said both were conscious and alert and assisted responders exiting them from the plane. Shelby McCaleb was transported by ambulance to Piedmont Fayette Hospital while Cynthia McCaleb was transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center. Read More»

These apples do make a difference

These apples do make a difference

The Harvest for Real Life Center Orchard on the Dogwood Church campus in Tyrone has harvested 8,150 pounds of fresh produce so far this year to be shared through the food pantry at the Real Life Center. The Real Life Center serves individuals and families from Fayette and Coweta County going through the tough times. Pictured above is Caroline Grace Chen, who helped her parents and a group of volunteers pick apples. Photo/Submitted.

Residents happy about new kennel in Tyrone

A dozen Tyrone residents applauded their town’s council Thursday night as the council approved the adding of an indoor pet boarding facility to local business Beau Tye’s Pet Spa.

“I would love to have a local place I would feel comfortable leaving my pet,” said Liz Geiger of Tyrone, speaking to the council Thursday. Retired, Geiger often travels with her husband and can’t always find a safe place to board her pet. Read More»