Fayette County

'Day of Service' for Fayette kids

Fayette students volunteer

Students volunteered on MLK Day

Fayette County students and "GenerationOn" members Caleb Ramirez, Hannah Ramirez, Josiah Ramirez, Dayana Rodriguez, Caroline Owusu, and Florence Owusu participated in the 2015 Lutheran Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service this year by giving four hours of community service to benefit the refugees resettled by Lutheran Services of Georgia and the community of Clarkston. Read More»

Local artists hosting 'Valentine Social'

Art by AM Productions

Experience their art, create some, too

The art group, AM Productions, is hosting a “Valentine Social” featuring the work of members and the opportunity for couples to make their own art at craft stations.

The elegant event includes dinner catered by one of the group’s culinary artists, live musical entertainment, and a stand-up comedian. Couples who attend the event will create homemade gifts for one another.

The social is set for Friday, Feb. 13, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in Fayetteville. Read More»

Young golfers invited to tournament

Two-day, 36-hole event in Louisiana

Fayette County junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour (AJGT) Beaver Creek Spring Junior Classic in Zachary, LA at the Beaver Creek Golf Club.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament is set for Feb. 21- 22 and is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, and hosted by AJGT.

The tournament entry fee is $185.00 and includes two days of green fees, tee gifts, and trophies in four age divisions
The tournament extended registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 18, at noon. Read More»

Congressional Black Caucus offers scholarships

Application deadlines coming up

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-District 13) recently announced the availability of scholarships to students living in his district, which includes a portion of Fayette County.

The 2015 scholarships are available through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and include the following;

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship - program for students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Deadline: Feb. 28. Read More»

'Trinity Trail Walk/Run' to benefit teens

The Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s 2015 Trinity Trail 5K/2K Walk/Run is set for Feb. 28 at 8 a.m.

The event begins at Holy Trinity, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

Participants should pay their $25 registration at the church’s Faith Formation Office. Proceeds will benefit a group of teens who will attend summer camps, retreats or mission trips during the upcoming summer.

FCHS retiring jerseys of 'dynamic duo'

Ceremony during Sandy Creek game

Fayette County High School is hosting “A Retirement of Team Jerseys” ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m.

FCHS is retiring the jerseys of two young men from the Class of 2008 who were known as “the Dynamic Duo.” They are Brandon Boykin of the Philadelphia Eagles and Matt Daniels of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The ceremony will be held in the school gym between the girls and boys games against Sandy Creek. The girls game begins at 5 p.m.

Ramsey appoints his team

Republican deputies monitor legislation

Georgia House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) recently announced the appointment of his Deputy Whip team, which monitors legislation and helps representatives understand the details of each bill.

“These Representatives are indicative of the strong geographic and ideological diversity within our caucus,” Ramsey said. “Their hard work and integrity have earned the respect of their fellow House members, and their reputations as fair and trustworthy individuals will enable them to be effective conduits for information between members and our caucus leadership.” Read More»

MHS Chiefs still unbeaten as region playoffs loom

The McIntosh Chiefs ran their record to 21-0 over the weekend with two big region wins and have a handful of games left before the Region 4-AAAAA tournament begins. The Chiefs traveled cross-city to Starr’s Mill Friday night and won 62-50 before a sellout crowd Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 13–19

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 13–19
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, Jan. 13 - Monday, Jan. 19
 
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
 
Francisco G.

Gusty winds prompt caution alert

A “potent system” blowing through Fayette and Coweta counties today is producing sustained winds of up to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, generating a caution for drivers from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City.

“Winds this strong can make driving difficult for high profile vehicles,” the NWS special weather statement said. “Unsecured outdoor items such as trash cans and lawn furniture may be blown around. With soils wet from the recent rainfall, these winds could down trees and large limbs.”

The wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. this evening. Read More»