Fayette County

Fayette GOP officer Ross says he hasn’t decided to support Democrat Pota Coston

Bob Ross speaks to a Tea Party forum in November 2012. Photo/File.
Fayette County Republican Party official Bob Ross is keeping his eyes open for the potential support of candidates in political races in Fayette County.

F’ville ditches permits for movie sets

A zoning amendment adopted March 20 by the Fayetteville City Council will enable movie and television crews to set up temporary set designs and backdrops used in filming without having to obtain a building permit. Read More»

Fayetteville gets a movie role; traffic halts

Fayetteville gets a movie role; traffic halts

Motorists traveling through Fayetteville should expect sporadic traffic delays as Hollywood comes to town. Traffic through downtown will experience some delays through the end of the week as filming continues in and around the Holiday Inn for “Term Life.”

The movie starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailey Seinfield is being filmed in and around the Holiday Inn located at Ga. Highway 85 and Lanier Avenue, across from the historic old Fayette County Courthouse. Read More»

Cross-county carting ahead?

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Fayette may allow 15-year-old drivers in unincorporated county

A proposal to update the golf cart regulations for unincorporated Fayette County, allowing 15-year-olds to drive solo if they have a learner’s permit, will be considered Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission.

Along with the new regulations will be a $15 fee every three years for unincorporated county residents to register their golf cart, with the idea they will be able to drive it in Peachtree City and Tyrone as well without having to register their cart in either city. Read More»

Fayette BoE eyes 4 fewer teachers, 481 fewer students for next school year

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In the Fayette County School System’s preliminary plans, teacher numbers are going down by four, while student numbers are going down by more than 100 times that: 481.

The Fayette County Board of Education Monday night got a look at the preliminary teacher and staff allotment numbers for the 2014-2015 school year that begins in August. The school system is proposing a net decrease of four teachers. Projections also included the estimated student enrollment decreasing by 481 students next year. Read More»

McIntosh graphics design team receives award

McIntosh graphics design team receives award

The McIntosh High School graphics design team was recognized Monday night by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured from left are school system school nutrition director Kokeeta Wilder, graphics art teacher Lauren Bozone and students Timberlene Gilliam and Veronika Zwicke. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC home invasion, assault linked to drug debt

A defendant on trial for assaulting a Peachtree City woman during a home invasion in July 2012 committed the crime to pay off a debt to a local drug dealer, prosecutors told the jury Tuesday morning.

Assistant District Attorney Ben Thomsen said Ted Andrew Jefferson beat the 60-year-old victim and a man who was in a downstairs apartment after two men wearing masks burst into her home on Woodland Drive, with one of them carrying a shotgun. The victim made an attempt to escape when Jefferson was distracted, and she was ultimately shot in the head, though she survived, Thomsen said. Read More»

Hopewell needs help for meal-packing event Sat.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone invites the community to help package over 10,000 meals that will be shipped to those in need around the world. This annual meal packing event will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m, at the church.

The event is supported by “Stop Hunger Now,” an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to those in need. More than 75 countries are currently being served. The goal of “Stop Hunger Now” is to end hunger in the current generation’s lifetime. Read More»

New pastor to be welcomed

Shown are Pittman and his wife, Dianne. All are invited to join. Photo/Special.

Members of the Fayetteville Church of God of Prophecy will welcome their new pastor, the Rev. Steve Pittman, Sunday, March 30, with a covered dish dinner following the morning message. Pittman has ministered for more than 40 years, and previously served in Alta Vista, Va. He is originally from Waycross. Shown are Pittman and his wife, Dianne. All are invited to join. Photo/Special.

Public invited to Providence UMC’s Marketplace

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to The Marketplace this weekend. The Marketplace will be open Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 4-9 p.m. Children’s Minister Cathy Fralish explains, “When you come to the Marketplace you will travel back in time to a Jerusalem-like village in biblical days where kids can do crafts, and participate in activities like real camel rides, a climbing wall, stomping grapes and a petting zoo. All crafts, activities and food are free as our gift to the community.”   Read More»