Fayette County

Cops chase, catch F’ville man after week-long spree of 5 robberies

Police-supplied mug shot of Craig Dobson.

UPDATED PRINT VERSION April 12, 2011 — Fayetteville resident Anthony Craig Dobson, 47, is in the custody of Clayton County Police after he allegedly attempted to rob two Clayton businesses during the morning hours April 12. He was arrested after a short chase on Mt. Zion Road in Clayton County, said Fayetteville Police Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

The eighth annual Fifth Grade Math Bowl was held recently at Crabapple Lane Elementary School. The winning team includes, from left, Delaney Baro, McKay Moore, and Alex Seymour. The alternate is Jack Vaughn (not pictured). They will advance to the Fifth Grade Fayette County Math Tournament on May 2 where they will compete with winning teams from all of the Fayette County elementary schools.

South Atlanta Tea Party hosts “Tax Day” family event

The South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) will host its customary “Tax Day” event in a different format this year. SATP on April 15 will host its first American Liberty Summit at the Fayette Family Church located 1729 Ga. Highway 54 West near Fayetteville. The free Friday evening program begins at 6:30 p.m. and pre-registration is requested.

Organizers said there will be a variety of speakers to discuss aspects of the core values of the Tea Party which include limited government, fiscal responsibility, free market systems and the preservation of our American heritage. Read More»

Bring retired computer parts and electronics to Fayette County Earth Day for recycling

Cartridges for Kids will reward J.C. Booth Middle School PTO more than $100 for diverting these few retired electronics from our local landfills. All will be refurbished for reuse or properly recycled. Funds earned are used to purchase classroom supplies for teachers. Sat., April 16 Fayette County residents can bring their used electronics to Fayette County Earth Day.

Closets and corners cluttered with retired electronics? Looking for a earth-friendly way to clear out? Load up old electronics, computers and accessories and bring them to the Fayette County Earth Day celebration. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., April 16 J.C. Booth Middle School Beta Club students will be at the Stonewall Government Complex at Hwy 54 and 85 in Fayetteville to accept electronics for recycling.

You can bring these items to the Earth Day event, or to the school at 250 Peachtree Pkwy. S.:

• ink and toner cartridges from printers and postage machines Read More»

'Walking sign' rules on hold pending poll of local businesses

What about charity carwash signs, other nonprofit events?

New restrictions on the use of “walking signs” in Peachtree City were put on hold by the city council at its meeting Thursday.

City staff was asked to look at creating an exception for non-profits and also to poll businesses on their current and potential future use of handheld “walking” signs.

But a majority of council appears set on instituting the new rules, with some significant concern about the potential for the hand-held signs to proliferate. Read More»

For rent: PTC Recreation Department office space

Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo heads the table in a meeting room being offered for rent to the public. Photo/Special.

Fayette County small businesses, home-based entrepreneurs or anyone else who needs an affordable place to meet clients or staff can now rent office space at the Recreation Administration building in Peachtree City.

Two rooms are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for a rental fee of $35 per hour. Read More»

Bowling alley coming to PTC's 74 South?

Planners to discuss proposal Monday; would require change in zoning restrictions

Is it possible that a bowling alley might become a neighbor to the Autozone on Peachtree City’s southside?

The answer is yes ... and no. Technically, the zoning conditions for the Wilshire Village retail area prohibit a bowling alley as a use.

However, the city is exploring the possibility of lifting that restriction for a proposed “Oasis Bowling Center” to come to Wilshire Village, which is located off Ga. Highway 74 south at Rockaway Road. Read More»

A somber ride of honor through Fayette

A somber ride of honor through Fayette

Local residents Wednesday welcomed home a Griffin soldier who died March 29 from wounds sustained in an enemy attack in Konar province, Afghanistan. Infantryman Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, was escorted home by a cavalcade of law enforcement vehicles from metro Atlanta along with the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group. Faulkner was serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, which was undertaken to combat terrorists in Afghanistan. Photo/John Munford.

Mrs. Anne Emerson, age 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anne Emerson, age 90, of Fayetteville, died April 8, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William Donahue Emerson.

Survivors include daughters Karen (Kenneth) Lanierof Byron; Sherry (John) Davis, of Milner; Mikie Emerson and Terry Crosby of Guayaquil, Ecuador; sons Dr. Jay (Donna) Emerson of Kalamazoo, MI; David (Tina) Emerson of Fayetteville, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and nieces and nephews. Read More»

Lareen Peeples, 56, of Fayetteville

Lareen Peeples, loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, and friend, 56, of Fayetteville, passed away April 7, 2011.

Mrs. Peeples was retired from the U.S. government at FORSCOM Headquarters G-3/5/7 Chief Force Management. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years Neal Peeples; daughter and son in law Erin & Chad Davis of Social Circle; son Eric Peeples of Atlanta ; granddaughter Eva Lareen Davis; brother David Evans of Griffin . Read More»

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