Fayette County

Mr. Oliver Clyde “O.C.” Hendrix, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. Oliver Clyde “O.C.” Hendrix, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 11, 2011.

Mr. Hendrix was a member and past president of the Fayette Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was also a member of Fayetteville 1st United Methodist Church where he served as an usher. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Read More»

Woman, 78, scammed out of $4,000 by 2 false ‘Samaritans’

The circumstances of the July 8 theft of $4,000 from a woman in Fayetteville by two women posing as Good Samaritans serves as a cautionary tale for others who might find themselves in a similar situation.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the July 8 incident began when a 78-year-old Jonesboro woman walked out of the Dollar Tree store at the Fayette Pavilion.

The woman was approached by a woman in her 40s, telling the victim one of her tires was flat and that someone had been called to repair it, Crawshaw said. Read More»

South Fayette home burns after lightning strike

A house on Littlefield Court off Seay Road in south Fayette County suffered substantial damage after being struck by lightning July 9. No one was home when the fire occurred.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis said the fire was called by in neighbors at 6:35 p.m. The first units arrived at 6:38 p.m. and firefighters had the fire under control at 8:30 p.m.

The family was away from home when the lightning strike and fire occurred, Davis said. Read More»

PTC Judge Stephen Ott throws hat in ring for state court judge

Stephen Ott, city court judge for Peachtree City. File photo.

Local attorney Stephen Ott has announced he will seek election as Fayette County State Court Judge in the July 2012 non-partisan election.

New State Court Judge Carla Wong McMillian will be facing her first election then, as she was appointed to the bench in August 2010 by Gov. Sonny Perdue after her predecessor, Fletcher Sams, was appointed to an open slot as superior court judge for the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which includes Fayette. Read More»

Imker gets input on PTC’s proposed new budget

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L) points out some budget figures at City Hall Saturday. Photo/John Munford.

About a dozen Peachtree City residents attended an informal budget meeting with councilman Eric Imker Saturday morning.

In addition to his presentation on the proposed 2011-2012 city budget, Imker also got feedback from those in attendance at the three-hour meeting. What emerged was several members of the populace who took a keen interest in the budget.

Resident Michael Posey questioned why the city wanted to spend $450,000 on the new “bubble” off-season cover for the Kedron pools, theorizing that few residents use the pool in the off-season. Read More»

No tax rate hike expected for PTC

Mayor Haddix, Councilman Imker clash on differing budget philosophies

Peachtree City residents won’t see a property tax increase this year, as the city’s $27.7 million budget for 2011-2012 has been adjusted to eliminate a slight millage rate increase. Read More»

UPDATED: New level of violence in F’ville

 Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office secured a duffel bag used in the Friday morning robbery. A dye pack had exploded, rendering some of the cash useless. Photo/John Munford.

UPDATED for Wednesday print edition — Fayetteville Police are hoping that someone recognizes one of the three men who robbed the RBC Centura Bank in north Fayetteville at gunpoint Friday morning.

Although two of the suspects had their faces almost completely covered, one appeared to be wearing just a cap and eyeglasses, according to surveillance photos released by police hours after the holdup. Read More»

Grady-Beauregard roundabout on track for August completion

Workers move steadily toward completing Fayetteville’s first roundabout. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The temporary closure on June 1 of the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville has affected many area motorists. The long lines of re-routed traffic should come to an end during the first week of August when the reconfigured intersection re-opens as an upscale traffic roundabout. Read More»

3 youths arrested in Fayetteville burglary

Three teenagers were arrested early Tuesday morning after an officer spotted a suspicious skateboarder in a south Fayetteville subdivision around 5 a.m., police said.

The skateboarder dropped the box, which turned out to be a safe, and ran away from the officer in the Lakemont subdivision, police said. A police K-9 unit and other officers conducted a search which led to a home on GlenWood Lane where one person was found hiding in the bushes and two were hiding inside the house. The subdivision is located off Redwine Road in the southwestern part of Fayetteville. Read More»

Tell Fayette board, ‘Keep Chris Snell’

With regard to your article on the possibility that Chris Snell will be removed as director of the Fayetteville Library due to lack of funds, I am shocked to think anyone in county government would allow this to happen.

Without question, it has been her leadership that has made the library a place where all Fayette County citizens’ needs and interests are met.

As a senior citizen in this county, few services are available to us for the tax dollars we provide. We need to find the local funds necessary to keep Chris as the library’s director. Read More»

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