Fayette County

Fayette firefighter charged with stealing drugs

A Fayette County firefighter was arrested Oct. 27 for stealing Schedule 2 drugs from a resident’s home. He was subsequently fired from his position with Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services.

Sidney W. White, Jr., 28, of Fayetteville, was charged Oct. 27 with misdemeanor theft by taking and felony possession of a Schedule 2 drug, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said the arrest stemmed from an incident on Oct. 22 when a Fayette County resident reported the theft of medication from her home in the Shiloh Mobile Home Community. Read More»

Fayette milestones in Election 2014

(L) Pota Coston; (R) Diane Basham.

First Democrat in a generation, first-ever African American wins first district election to Fayette County Commission Read More»

Newcomer Coston promises she will ‘work with everyone’ on ‘quality of life’

Pota Coston.

Democrat Pota Coston is ready to hit the ground running in January as Fayette County’s newest commissioner, but she is not looking to make waves.

“I’m new,” she acknowledged. “I’m going to come in, get briefed and work with everyone.”

Giving no indication of any new initiatives she wants to present to her peers, she reaffirmed that she wishes to continue working on the priorities that were the focus of her campaign. Read More»

BoE member-elect Basham brings her classroom, business experience to board

Diane Basham.

The Nov. 5 election is over and Republican Diane Basham will be sworn in in a few weeks as the District 4 representative on the Fayette County Board of Education. Basham was asked to respond to several questions pertaining to her candidacy and her view of the charge and responsibility of a school board member.

Basham, as a retiree from the Fayette school system, said she ran because she is still committed and passionate about education. Basham logged 27 years as a teacher. Read More»

Ramsey reelected House whip

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R) receives congratulations upon being reelected House majority whip. Photo/Ga. House of Rep.

ATLANTA – The House Republican Caucus met Nov. 10 and reelected its key leaders, including House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City).

“I am incredibly honored to be elected to serve as the Majority Caucus Whip,” said Ramsey, a Peachtree City attorney. “I look forward to working with the men and women of the House Republican Caucus to move our agenda forward over the next two years for the benefit of the citizens of Georgia.” Read More»

MacDuff Parkway to Kedron rail bridge moves closer

Construction of the MacDuff Parkway bridge that will connect Wilksmoor Village to North Kedron Drive came on step closer to reality Nov. 6 when the Peachtree City Council authorized a construction agreement between CSX railroad and developer Brent Scarbrough. Read More»

FFUMC to offer Advent Study starting next week

Rev. Allyson Lawrence

The community is invited to prepare for Christmas through a new free Advent study, “Hope Amidst the Chaos,” written and led by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s associate minister, the Rev. Allyson Lawrence. The four-week study exploring the book of Isaiah begins Nov. 19 and continues Dec. 3, 10 and 17 with two meeting times each day — one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6:15 p.m. Read More»

Meeder-Berkencamp engagement

Lisa Gray Meeder engaged to William Henry Berkenkamp

Mr. and Mrs. James Meeder of Peachtree City, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Gray Meeder, to William Henry Berkenkamp, son of Mr. Kevin Berkenkamp of Marietta, Ga. and Ms. Sheila Berkenkamp of Marietta, Ga. Read More»

Providence UMC offers ‘The Living Room’ this Friday

Bring the whole family to the children’s building at Providence United Methodist Church for “The Living Room,” this Friday, Nov. 14 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The Living Room is a place where families can come together each month for free wholesome fun in a comfortable environment.

This month the Living Room will move outdoors for fall family activities with hayrides, firepit, s’mores, games, worship, and campfire songs. Read More»

Dedication set for Dec. 7

All Saints was founded in Peachtree City in 2007. Photo/Special.

Members of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City look forward to moving into their new facility at 149 Ebenezer Rd. which is expected to be completed by the end of November. A service of dedication and consecration will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 7, with the Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America presiding. All Saints was founded in Peachtree City in 2007. Photo/Special.

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