Fayette County

Student chosen for Macy’s Day Parade

Starr’s Mill’s Adam Warner will march with the Macy’s parade drum line. Photo/Submitted

Adam Warner, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, will have the honor of marching with the drumline of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in it’s 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 27. Honoring America’s finest high school musicians, this band will be comprised of select students from each of the fifty states. Warner is a percussionist with the Panther Pride Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director Scott King, Assistant Director Chris Johns and Percussion Specialist Bert Groover.  Read More»

Grow, cut, repeat

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Three generations of donations

(Left, right) Callie Towery, Tricia Elliot, Karen Keplinger, in front Josie Towery, Eliza Towery. This family has donated their hair for 14 years.  It all started with Tricia Elliot when she was three years old. She wanted to donate her very first haircut to kids in need. It has been a family tradition ever since. Three generations of ladies now cut and grow their hair to benefit those in need of it.  They have made 18 donations. The women’s new hair styles were created by Jennifer Vold At Shine Salon in Peachtree City. Photo/Submitted.

Council decides dredging needs more discussion

Residents are hoping Lake Peachtree will soon be back to normal. Photo/Ben Nelms.

After hearing details of a potential dredging project at Lake Peachtree beyond the scope of the upcoming work by Fayette County, the Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 agreed to have the item placed on the Nov. 20 agenda to discuss possible remedies.

The cost of dredging could run from $400,000 to $1.35 million, though county representative Lee Pope suggested that the cost could be less if the city were to piggy-back on the county’s dredging proposal. Read More»

Fayette deputies bust mobile meth lab, break up Brooks burglary

Mobile methamphetamine lab located

On Wednesday Nov. 5, at approximately 8:07 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 104 Shiloh Drive at the Shiloh Mobile Home Park to investigate possible drug activity.

Deputies located what they suspected to be a mobile Meth lab inside the residence. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Narcotic Team responded to assist and secure the scene.
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Fayette completes major stormwater repair project

Excessive flooding on Brittany Way (shown above) necessitated repair work that included the installation of a box culvert. Photo/Submitted.

County officials have announced the recent completion of the first critical stormwater infrastructure project financed by new stormwater utility funds. Read More»

Fayette BoE asked how should we spend $100 million

What’s the best way to spend $100 million? For the Fayette County Board of Education it will be identifying expenditures from the ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) in areas such as technology and equipment, facilities, debt service, textbooks and school buses. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 21–27

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, Oct. 21 - Monday, Oct. 27

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Heriberto A. Avila, born in 1990, of Sullivan Road, College Park, for probation/parole violation.
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Local runners bound for state

Kathryn Foreman and Nicole Fegans finished 1-2 in the Region 5-A girls cross-country championship and will compete this weekend in the state meet. Photo/Dan McCauley-GA Milesplit.

There will be plenty of local runners lining up this weekend in Carrollton for the state cross-country championships, especially after the performances turned in at two separate region meets over the weekend.

On the heels of Starr’s Mill and McIntosh taking the top two spots in Region 4-AAAAA a week earlier, the county’s other three public schools had an impressive showing in Saturday’s Region 5-AAAA event. Read More»

Jordan named All-SEC in soccer

Jordan named All-SEC in soccer

Savannah Jordan, a graduate of Whitewater High, has been named to the All-SEC women’s soccer first team for the second consecutive year as a member of the Florida Gators.

Her team is ranked eighth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll going into this week’s SEC tournament, which starts today in Gulf Shores, Ala. The games can be seen on the SEC Network and Sunday’s championship will be on ESPNU. Read More»

Playoff spots on the line Friday

The race for the state football playoffs has hit full speed going into the final week of the regular season, and there is plenty left to be decided this Friday night.

There is a chance that the Sandy Creek Patriots (8-1, 3-1) could finish somewhere other than first in their region for the first time since its current roster was in elementary school, although a playoff appearance is highly likely.

There is also a chance that five of the six teams in Region 5-AAAA could finish with 3-2 records, which would cause a tiebreaker scenario I don’t even want to think about. Read More»