Fayette County

Fayette high schools poll on 3 schedule options

The Fayette County School System on its website is currently conducting a survey to gain input on the idea of changing the school day for high school students. The change would provide students with the ability to earn additional credits beyond the currently 24-credit structure.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said high school students, their parents, teaching and administrative staff and the community at large are being asked to give their input on options for altering the high school day. Read More»

Survey says ... Fayette BoE $10 million short

Public has 2 weeks to vote in school system’s online survey: Bring in tuition-paid out-of-county students is one option

It is a matter of not having enough funds beginning July 1, 2012 to operate the Fayette Read More»

3 arrested for pointing guns at Fayetteville officers

Fayetteville police arrested three people last night for pointing their guns at police officers after they exited a home on Buckeye Lane around 9 p.m.

Police had the area under surveillance after an anonymous complaint of activity in the area coincided with a previous arrest police made of one of the subjects, said Fayetteville Police Capt. Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Mary Lois Clark Davis, age 85

Mary Lois Clark Davis

Mary Lois Clark Davis was born in McKeesport, Pa., on April 19, 1926, and died after a brief illness on Aug. 25, 2011.

She grew up in the greater Pittsburgh area and graduated from McKeesport High School in 1944. The date was June 6, 1944, to be exact--D-Day, and that event which overshadowed her transition from high school to college had a profound effect on her life as it did so many of “The Greatest Generation." Read More»

Curtiss Fredrick Ross, age 96, of Peachtree City

He was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Ross was a World War II Veteran, serving as Private 1st Class 31st Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, M-1 rifle sharpshooter, from 1943 to 1945, in the South Pacific Islands.

He was discharged from the war with a serious back injury. Shortly after the War, he and his wife Arlene, moved to south Florida and raised five children. In 1998 they moved to Peachtree City. During most of his life he worked as an automobile mechanic and later in life he was a real estate agent. Read More»

Man contends deputy shot him before he sped away

A southeast Fayette man testified late Tuesday that he didn’t speed away from an altercation between two sheriff’s deputies Nov. 29 until after he was shot.

Nathaniel Elder told the jury that he was shot when he put his hand on the gear shift to put the car in drive.

Elder’s testimony contradicted earlier testimony from Dep. Ryan Phillips, who told the jury that he shot Elder as the car began to move, which caused Phillips to begin slipping out of the passenger’s side.

“I pulled off because I was afraid he was going to try to kill me,” Elder told the jury. “And he almost did.” Read More»

Armed robbers strike PTC Target

Armed robbers strike PTC Target

The Target store in Peachtree City was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night by two men, one of whom was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, police said. [VIDEO BELOW.] Read More»

With redistricting maps now law, Fayette delegation swings to GOP majority

It’s official: Fayette County’s legislative delegation in the Georgia House of Representatives will feature a majority Republican vote for the first time since Democrat Roy Barnes was governor, three governors ago.

That’s thanks to the new House and Senate district maps adopted by the legislature and signed last week by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Previously, Fayette’s delegation in the House had a Democratic majority between Rep. Virgil Fludd, who has a sizable chunk of northwest Fayette, and two other Democrats who had relatively small footprints here. Read More»

Despite taxpayers’ pleas, Fayette Commission adopts tax hike, 3–2

The Fayette County Commission got an earful last week from residents who opposed the property tax increases the board enacted on a 3-2 vote.

Several speakers urged the commission to reconsider using a new power granted by the legislature to shift funds from the county’s 2003 transportation sales tax to help avoid the tax increases entirely. Read More»

Forbes names Fayetteville as one of Top 10 retirement cities

Fayetteville has earned a distinction awarded to few communities across America. The city has been named one of the Top 10 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com

The website in its description of Fayetteville said, “Homes in this 15,000-person suburb 22 miles south of Atlanta average about $200,000, reflecting the lower-than-average cost of living. There’s a local hospital. Mass transit to Atlanta, however, is limited, although the Atlanta Airport is just 10 miles away.” Read More»

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