Fayette County

Tyrone officials push, shove at Founders Day fracas

It is almost never a newsworthy item when an minor physical altercation occurs with little or no injury and no charges are filed.

But that is not the case when the two people happen to be elected and appointed officials of a municipality, and one is accused — but not charged — with striking the other during a heated exchange fueled by both parties. Read More»

Herobox seeks Facebook votes for $1 million

A grateful soldier shows off the goodies from his Herobox while serving overseas. Herobox is hoping to win a $1 million grant to help more soldiers with care packages. Photo/Special.

Tyrone’s Herobox organization, which provides customized care packages to soldiers deployed overseas, is hoping to turn a few clicks into $1 million.

That money, offered in a Facebook contest sponsored by Chase, would go a long way toward delivering more care packages.

Herobox is competing against 24 other organizations in the American Giving Awards program, and it needs the most votes to win. The good news is that even if Herobox misses the top spot, there are “substantial grants” for the top five companies, said Herobox founder and executive director Ryan Housley. Read More»

National Achievement semifinalists named

A total of seven seniors from Fayette County, Starr’s Mill, Whitewater and Sandy Creek High schools have been named 2012 National Achievement Semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Nicholas Britt, Fayette County High; Elizabeth Johnson-Wilson, Starr’s Mill High; Matthew Thomas, Whitewater High; and Andre Allen, Dara Carter, Austin Knight-Scott, and Joseph Verdun, all of Sandy Creek High, are among the 1,600 Black American high school seniors nationwide who were selected as semifinalists in the 48th annual scholarship program. Read More»

Fayette is a top performer on ACT

2011 ACT test scores show that Fayette County’s high school seniors are among the most prepared for college-level coursework in the state and nation.

Fayette posted a composite score of 23.0, up from 22.6 last year. In comparison to state and national composite scores, state schools scored 20.6 and schools nationwide scored 21.1. That puts Fayette 2.4 points ahead of the state composite and 1.9 points ahead of the nation. Read More»

Panthers, Wildcats and War Eagles pick up wins

Starr’s Mill snapped a three game losing streak with a 27-14 win over Fayette County, while Whitewater extended their winning streak to five games with a 14-7 win over Upson Lee. McIntosh hosted Harris County for their homecoming game and lost 32-10. Landmark Christian stayed perfect with a 56-0 win over Southwest Atlanta Christian.

For more see, http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1661

Betty Hansard of Tyrone

Mrs. Betty Hansard of Tyrone, passed away Sept. 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hansard, father, H. L. McElwaney, and brother, Danny McElwaney. Read More»

Oct. 1 deadline for burglar alarm signups in PTC

Saturday, Oct. 1 is the last day for Peachtree City residents to register their home or business burglar alarm with the police department.

The registration is required by a new ordinance passed in May which enacts fines when a given location has more than two false alarms in a given 12-month period.

The goal of the new rules is to curb false alarms, which tie up police officers unnecessarily, by encouraging property owners to improve and maintain their burglar alarms, officials have said. Read More»

Questions arise about costs of schoolbuses in a shrinking Fayette budget

With deep budget cuts facing the Fayette County School System, the numbers and costs associated with the familiar yellow schoolbus have come up.

The issue came up in the public comments portion of a recent meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education about the number of monitors on special education buses. Read More»

Fayette picks firm to oppose NAACP district vote suit

The Fayette County Commission has selected a small but prominent Atlanta law firm with litigation experience on both sides of the federal Voting Rights Act to represent the county in the district voting lawsuit filed by the Fayette County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Read More»

PTC peeper charged with public indecency

A Peachtree City man during the weekend period of Sept. 23-25 was charged with public indecency when he was identified as having fondled himself in front of a woman in a Peachtree City apartment complex.

Demeitre Mykel Winder, 23, of South Peachtree Parkway, was charged with public indecency and public intoxication, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

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