Fayette County

Roy Clark comes to The Villages July 23

Roy Clark comes to The Villages July 23

On Saturday night, July 23, The Villages Amphitheater brings the country music legend and Grand Ole’ Opry member, Roy Clark, to the Fayetteville stage. Read More»

County to fix 'lodge' zoning rules

Commission gets update on library director position

With a light agenda this evening, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners agreed to have staff fix some inconsistencies in the zoning district for lodges and retreats.

County Director of Community Development Pete Frisina explained that the inconsistencies were inadvertently adopted when the county approved a wholesale set of tweaks to zoning laws back in December. The new changes will be run by the county planning commission and brought back for formal adoption by the commission at a later date, Frisina said. Read More»

Can you identify this latest bank robber in Fayetteville? Check the photos

Robber points handgun at teller in robbery Thursday afternoon at SunTrust Bank on Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.

Fayetteville police are looking for help from the public in identifying a gunman who robbed the SunTrust Bank on Ga. Highway 85 North near the Pavilion Thursday afternoon.

Check out the photos and call 770-461-4441 if you have any information.

For a gallery of bank robber photos, click here.

For the story on the robbery, click here.

What’s on regional SPLOST road list, and what’s not

A preliminary first round of cuts has trimmed some $116.8 million in Fayette County road improvement projects from the equation, at least for now, when it comes to potential funding with a regional sales tax that will be considered by voters in June 2012.

Making the cut were some $130.8 million in projects inside Fayette County, not including another $22.5 million for arguably the most significant congestion-relief project which would be just across the county line in Fairburn: improvements to the interchange of Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85. Read More»

Counting the vehicles at Fayette’s 2 busiest intersections

Ever wondered how many cars go through the two busiest intersections in Fayette County every day?

Not everyone in Fayette County travels through the intersections of Ga. Highway 54 and Ga. Highway 74 in Peachtree City or along Hwy. 54 at Ga. highways 85 and 92 in Fayetteville. But for those who do the growing congestion is old news, sometimes looking more like north metro Atlanta than what was once rural Fayette County.

So what are the traffic counts and what might the volume of traffic look like in coming years? Read More»

Have you seen this SUV?

Have you seen this SUV?

Police: Vehicle may be key to Friday RBC Centura bank robbery in Fayetteville

Police are hoping this grainy snapshot of a getaway vehicle might jog someone's memory and help solve a bank robbery from July 8 at the RBC Centura Bank in Fayetteville.

The three gunmen, armed with an assault rifle and two handguns, used duct tape to bind three of four bank employees, but none were injured, police said. One shot was fired into the air when they entered, police said.

The surveillance video shows the dye pack exploding inside the blue SUV, police said. Read More»

Appeals court upholds child exploitation verdict in PTC case

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld the guilty verdict from a jury that convicted a Clayton County man of soliciting sex online from an undercover Peachtree City police officer whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

Mohammed Bolton, 37, was convicted in March 2006 by a Fayette County Jury.

When he was arrested in October 2005, police said that Bolton was a youth minister at Harvest International Church in Jonesboro and also was a school bus driver. Read More»

N. Fayetteville SunTrust bank robbed

N. Fayetteville SunTrust bank robbed

Cops looking for maroon older model vehicle; no shots fired

Fayetteville Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred just before 2:30 this afternoon at the SunTrust bank near the Fayette Pavilion off Ga. Highway 85 and Ellis Road.

For a gallery of bank robber photos, click here.

A gunman entered the bank with a handgun and left in what was believed to be an older model maroon Chevy Impala with dark-tinted windows, according to initial police radio accounts of the scene. Read More»

Gregory Eugene Poe, 41, of Fayetteville

Gregory Eugene Poe, 41, of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2011 after an extended illness.

Gregg was born on July 22, 1969, in Chambersburg, PA. He is the much beloved son of Larry and Janis Poe of Goose Creek, SC.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carla Brannon Poe; a devoted sister Anita R. Black of Winchester, VA; a daughter, Cheri Poe of Peachtree City; a son, Aarron Poe of New Caney, TX; and his stepson, Keegan Brannon of Waleska; a niece, Amber Keehr of Winchester, VA; a nephew, John Black of Durham, NC and many extended family members. Read More»

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