Fayette County

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 15 — Feb. 21

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Feb. 15 - Monday, Feb. 21

Antonio Demetri Battle, 33, of Penelope Street, Atlanta, for probation violation.

Michael Anthony Cannon, 25, of Turkey Creek Road, Thomaston, for probation violation.

Cornithia Nicole Lane, 28, of Willow Cove Way, Atlanta, for probation violation.

Jason Steven Marcenich, 27, of Pinetree Drive, Fayetteville, for aggravated battery. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 8 — Feb. 14

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Feb. 8 - Monday, Feb. 14

Felecia Lynn Denton, 51, of Carling Avenue, Macon, for probation violation.

Joel Arnoldo Estrada-Morales, 39, of Fayetteville Road, Griffin, for aggravated child molestation/child molestation.

Tarell Emory McCall, 22, of Palm Street, Canton, for probation violation.

Reginald Renard Varner, 39, of Wendal Drive, Atlanta, for probation violation. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 1 — Feb. 7

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Feb. 1 - Monday, Feb. 7

Drake Lamont Coggins, 36, of Flat Shoals Road, Union City, for suspended license, driving unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle and open container.

Terry Lamar Dunlap, 44, of Austell Road, Marietta, for unregistered vehicle and suspended license.

Delano St. Clair Essue, 36, of Birch Ridge Court, Stone Mountain, for probation violation. Read More»

Spring Hill Daisy Troop leads pledge

Spring Hill Daisy Troop leads pledge

The Spring Hill Elementary School Daisy Troop led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance at the February meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured are (front row from left): Emily Rice, Alexa Bowman, Laurin Hinson, Arrington Goss, Sydney Brown, Madison Jackson and Sydney Gibson. Back row: February Pulley, Taylor Glover, Alli Wright and Zelia Houston. Photo/Melissa Jackson.

Remove Fayette from transit plans

If you are planning on living in Fayette County beyond the next five years, this is your decisive warning. I pray to God that you are paying attention and you will act.

On Wednesday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. (140 Stonewall Avenue; Fayetteville) I am introducing an official resolution asking that Fayette County be removed from all regional government mass transit plans. You need to be at this meeting in a show of support. Read More»

Fayette citizens should mass against transit

A proposal to opt out of mass transit (bus, rail) in Fayette County is being offered today [March 2] at 3:30 in the commissioners’ meeting room.

I generally believe that a large majority of Fayette County citizens are not in favor of mass transit. I would like to see a large turnout to witness where our county commissioners stand on this issue.

The general rule over the last few years is to ignore the will of the people. The people are just not smart enough to understand the issues. Read More»

Fayette citizens should mass against transit

A proposal to opt out of mass transit (bus, rail) in Fayette County is being offered today [March 2] at 3:30 in the commissioners’ meeting room.

I generally believe that a large majority of Fayette County citizens are not in favor of mass transit. I would like to see a large turnout to witness where our county commissioners stand on this issue.

The general rule over the last few years is to ignore the will of the people. The people are just not smart enough to understand the issues. Read More»

Tell commission we don’t want mass transit

If you have attended a Fayette County Commissioners meeting lately, you’ll know transparency is a real sore spot with the ones we have in power right now.

Commission Chairman Herb Frady has tried several times to silence his detractors. There have been numerous public comments against the West Bypass for the past several commissioners’ meetings. Mr. Frady admonished the audience at the last meeting because they were clapping, of all things. Read More»

Superintendent, BoE send wrong message on school attendance

I was going to write sooner; however, I wanted to see what really happened during the three “make-up” days instituted by the Fayette County School Board and the new superintendent, Dr. Bearden.

I did an informal poll of the middle and high school students in my neighborhood and their parents, and the consensus was that there was little new material taught and much of the school day non-value added.

I am disappointed that our school board and new superintendent took a middle of the road approach to the importance of class attendance. Read More»

Bypass: More roads will bring more growth

Bypasses: East, West, what’s next? I have always enjoyed a Sunday afternoon drive through the Fayette countryside, where one can poke along at a posted speed limit of 45 mph, no hurry, just enjoying the view of the countryside.

They write that bypasses are needed due to growth. A two-lane bypass will invite minimal growth, but growth is “waiting in the wing” for the opportunity of two more lanes being added.

Twenty years down the four-lane road, and bypasses will be needed to connect to those existing. Read More»

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