Fayette County

Man arrested for fatal PTC crash

Peachtree City police have charged a Dawsonville man with second degree vehicular homicide relating to a crash in February that killed an East Point man.

Gene Lee Samples, 41, of Kilough Church Road was also charged with driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to maintain lane.

The Feb. 9 crash claimed the life of Thomas McGhee, 37, of East Point. The collision occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway.
McGhee was traveling south on Hwy. 74 at the time of the crash, and Samples was traveling north, police said. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — July 12 – July 18

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, July 12 - Monday, July 18

Therrick D. Brown, 19, of Lees Mill Road, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Daryon H. Calhoun, 32, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

Bye-bye, Bugaboo, hello, Olive Garden

Goodbye, Bugaboo Creek; hello, Olive Garden. The former Bugaboo Creek restaurant on North Glynn Street just south of the Fayette Pavilion could become the new Fayetteville Olive Garden restaurant. Read More»

Fayette schools schedule orientation sessions for new students and parents

It’s just about that time again. The Fayette County School System has announced the orientation schedule for the school year that begins Aug. 8.
In order to help students and parents entering the school system for the first time become familiar with their new schools, orientations will be held prior to the start of the academic year that begins Aug. 8, said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Read More»

PTC police hosting National Night Out Aug. 2

Peachtree City police are again hosting the anti-crime event “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the Kedron Village Target from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the curious public to take a gander at, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more. Read More»

Mrs. Lucy H. Yancey, 89, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lucy H. Yancey, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away July 20, 2011.

She was currently residing at Heritage Assisted Living in Fayetteville. Mrs. Yancey was born in Jacksonville, FL to John William Hosford & Roxia Thomas Hosford. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Yancey. Read More»

George A. Sirois, 73, of Peachtree City

George A. Sirois, 73, of Peachtree City, GA went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2011.

He was born in Lawrence, MA to the late Major General and Mrs. Edward D. Sirois. He graduated from Norwich University in 1962. Lt. Colonel George A. Siois, Ret. served proudly in the U.S. Army for 34 years, including two tours in the Vietnam War, a member of National Guard and the VFW.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen G. Sirois, his children Susan M. Watson, Daniel G. Sirois and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family and his country. Read More»

Mrs. Ruth A. White, 86, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ruth A. White, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away July 18 2011.

Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband Harry R. White, Sr.

She is survived by her children, Harry “Ronald” and Loretta White of Newnan, Ken and Sherrill Chambers of Fayetteville; Ray and Pamela White of Fayetteville and Alice White of Savannah; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Local lawman finds Clayton murder suspect

Riverdale teen accused of shooting Clayton Co. deputy

A suspect wanted for murdering a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy in Riverdale earlier today was spotted this evening by a Fayette County investigator participating in the manhunt, The Citizen has learned.

Jonathan Bun, 17 of Riverdale was arrested early this evening as more than 200 law enforcement officers from surrounding agencies participated in the search.
Deputies and detectives from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took part in the search, including the Hawk 1 aviation unit. Read More»

Fayette property tax assessment appeals work their way through process

The mid-June deadline for appealing property assessment notices has ended and the appeal process is underway for those contesting the assigned value of their property. Fayette County Chief Appraiser Joel Benton said that process will include the appeal of 2,605 parcels and will take several months to complete. Read More»

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