Fayette County

Helping out

Helping out

The Wilshire Estates neighborhood in south Peachtree City has made active choices to support one of the four major focus areas of the Fayette Vision Plan. Wilshire Estates is located close to the Peeples, Rising Starr and Starr’s Mill complex and has several residents active on PTO organizations and other volunteer positions in these schools. On Saturday the neighborhood had a ‘Party with a Purpose’ and while enjoying a great family BBQ, a collection was held to support Peeples Elementary where apparently many children are hungry during the day and need snacks. Photo/Submitted.

Award winner

Award winner

Two graduating seniors from Whitewater High School received the 2014 “American Legion School Awards” presented by the Fayette County Post 105. Channing Thomas and Wyatt Burke were selected by the faculty for their qualities of courage, honor, scholarship, leadership, service and patriotism. John Dufresne, left, Post 105 Whitewater Liaison, is congratulating Channing Thomas. Photo/Submitted.

'Moovie Night' is Saturday

'Moovie Night' is Saturday

This Saturday, August 23, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its second free “Moovie Night” of 2014 at Southern Ground Amphitheater with “Back to the Future”. Beginning at 7pm, families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Those attending should bring their own chair or blanket. The movie will begin shortly after sundown. Read More»

Bon Jovi Tribute band plays Saturday

Get ready for 80s fun. Photo/Submitted.

If you love rock n’ roll and 80’s music, then you will love Slippery When Wet! The Bon Jovi tribute band is playing The Fred Aug. 23.

Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute was formed in 2003 by Jason Morey after answering many inquiries of “Are you Jon Bon Jovi?”. Most notably comedian Dave Chappelle invited Jason backstage following one of his comedy shows thinking that he was the New Jersey icon. It was then that Jason knew he had to take advantage of the resemblance. Read More»

Man robbed, pistol-whipped in N. Fayette

A man in north Fayette County was robbed of his cell phone and wallet at gunpoint and then pistol-whipped in the early morning hours of Aug. 18.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said the victim was talking on his cell phone outside a Woodside Drive residence near Milam Road at approximately 1 a.m. Aug. 18 when he was approached by a sliver Nissan Maxima.

Babb said a black male approximately 6’0”-6’2” and weighing approximately 160 pounds exited the vehicle carrying a handgun.

The victim saw the handgun and began running, but soon stopped for fear that he would be shot, Babb said. Read More»

Bowling center request approved

By this time next year, Peachtree City residents could be hollering “Strike!” as bowling balls glide down wooden alleys.

The bowling alley is part of a proposed family entertainment center located off Widget Drive near the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and TDK Boulevard. The center passed muster with the Planning Commission last week and could be the latest addition to the city’s entertainment options.

“Today is National Bowling Day and I hope to see you all at the lanes next year at this time,” said developer Robert Matheson Aug.11. Read More»

Couple nabbed in meth arrests

A Fayette County man and woman were arrested Aug. 7 on charges of drug trafficking after four ounces of methamphetamine were found at their residence on Ga. Highway 54 West.

Members of the sheriff’s Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) arrested Thomas Burgamy, 39, and Kimberly A. Dubose, 37, on charges of trafficking drugs and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Residents troubled by changes on water bill

Some Fayette County residents have called into question the $3 monthly charge on water bills that serves as a leak protection program to give customers a break when water leaks occur on their property.

While some in the community oppose the new program, county officials said water customers can submit the form included in the water bill and opt out of the program.

County Administrator Steve Rapson said the program was created to financially assist customers dealing with large, unintentional water leaks on their property. Read More»

School millage remains at max level

It is not an increase in the millage rate but it is an increase in property taxes.

The Fayette County Board of Education voted Aug. 18 to maintain the state maximum of 20 mills, which amounts a 2.24-percent tax increase due to an increase in property values. Keeping the rate at 20 mills means that taxpayers will see an additional .438-mill on their property tax bills that reflects the increase in the fair market value assessment for 2014. Read More»

Oddo land on planning agenda

Plans to establish a subdivision on what is arguably Fayetteville’s largest remaining undeveloped tract will be presented Aug. 26 before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The 60-acre tract along Redwine Road is owned by the Oddo family which includes Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo and Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo. Read More»