Fayette County

PTC’s Imker to run again; 2nd candidate announces for seat Sturbaum is vacating

With qualifying for two seats on the Peachtree City Council starting Monday at 8:30 a.m., the question on the minds of political observers is: “Who’s in?” Read More»

Concert competition seeks middle, high school musicians

Registration is now open for the Fayette Youth Protection Home’s first concert competition. The concert competition, a benefit for the Fayette Youth Protection Homes, will be the first of its kind in this area.

Local middle school and high school musicians will compete against each other in the categories of choral music, band music or orchestra music. The concert competition will take place on Thursday, October 13 at the New Hope Baptist Church’s South Campus location.  Read More»

Patriots and Panthers open season with wins

Sandy Creek pushed their win streak to 30 games with a 43-20 win over Whitewater, while Starr's Mill produced a 23-20 comeback win over Coosa. McIntosh lost to Pike County, Our Lady of Mercy was edged out by Temple and East Coweta and Northgate both got wins. More details at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1619 and more to come as stats come in this weekend.

F’ville cops ask for help to ID bank forgery suspect

Photo of forgery suspect. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.

Fayetteville Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a forgery/fraud scheme.

Det. Mike Whitlow said on Aug. 16 at approximately 1:50 p.m. a white male approximately 45-50 years of age and wearing a suit and tie entered the Fayetteville branch of Sun Trust bank where he presented a withdrawal slip requesting $4,700 from a Sun Trust account.

Whitlow said the male had a Florida driver’s license that matched the information on the account and successfully obtained the money. Read More»

Clowning around at Tyrone Centennial celebration

Clowning around at Tyrone Centennial celebration

Two of Tyrone’s finest, Det. Phillip Nelson (left),a birthday clown and Chief Brandon Perkins, were among the throngs of people to attend the town’s 100th anniversary celebration Aug. 20 at Shamrock Park. The event that began at 4 p.m. and ran until dark included birthday cupcakes, live music, a fishing rodeo and plenty of activities for the kids. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Dwarf House drive-thru work starts Sat.

Dwarf House drive-thru work starts Sat.

Fayetteville location adding 2nd drive-thru lane

Construction will begin Saturday, Aug. 27 on the new "double drive-through" for the Fayetteville Dwarf House restaurant, the company announced Aug. 26.

The eatery's drive through will remain open during construction, which is expected to wrap up no later than Monday, Sept. 5.

The project will also result in the Dwarf House parking lot being changed to a 1-way format, but that will take place gradually, according to a news release. Read More»

More students taking AP courses and earning higher honors

The school system’s 2011 Advanced Placement (AP) exam results just released by the College Board show gains in the number of tests taken and increases in the number of students receiving AP Scholar designations.

Students can earn college credit, advanced placement in college, or both for successful performance on the AP tests.

A total of 1,241 students took at least one AP course in 2011, up 58 from 2010; the school system administered 2,224 tests, up 155 from 2010 (many students take more than one AP course per year). Read More»

Concert competition looking for middle and high school musicians

Registration is now open for the Fayette Youth Protection Home’s first concert competition. The concert competition, a benefit for the Fayette Youth Protection Homes, will be the first of its kind in this area. Local middle school and high school musicians will compete against each other in the categories of choral music, band music or orchestra music. The concert competition will take place on Thursday, October 13 at the New Hope Baptist Church’s South Campus location.  Read More»

Journey tribute band plays 'The Fred' tomorrow

The summer concert series at “The Fred” may have ended last Saturday with the Edwin McCain/10,000 Maniacs concert, but the Tribute Series will keep the music going. This Saturday, Georgia’s own, Departure, one of the most respected Journey tribute bands in the nation, performs.

“When I was researching the bands last season to come up with the schedule for this year’s series, they were one of the best of all the bands I heard,” said Tribute Series founder Chris Verdon. “Lucky for me, they were from the area.” Read More»

See 'Secretariat' in Fayetteville tonight

This Friday, August 26, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its last free “Moovie Night” of 2011 at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., families and groups of all ages are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movie, as well as dancers from “Legacy Dance” will be performing. Read More»

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