Fayette County

PTC parade: Where’s patriotic music?

Peachtree City is one of six cities in the running for Most Patriotic Town, so where was the patriotic music in our 4th of July parade?

From the looks and sounds of the one-hour-and-20-minute parade, it was all about candy, advertising fliers, rock, heavy metal and rap music.

There was one lone bagpiper, one float, and one band playing patriotic music.

What about “God Bless America,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “America the Beautiful,” and how about military songs honoring our brave men and women fighting for our freedoms?

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LongHorn Steakhouse breaks ground in Fayetteville

LongHorn Steakhouse has announced the groundbreaking of its first restaurant in Fayetteville, joining the long-time restaurant in Peachtree City.

LongHorn anticipates that the new restaurant will open in November 2011 and will begin seeking job applicants in October 2011. This will be LongHorn’s 42nd location in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

The chain, which operates more than 350 restaurants and employs 18,000 people, expects to hire team members from the surrounding community. Read More»

Fayette Cancer Center Task Force marks success

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Task force members pictured left to right are Vicki Turner; Leigh Ann Harris; Jonathan Bender, M.D.; Doug Mickey and Dave Lee, DMD. Not pictured are Alice Ramsey, Sheri Waynick and George Martin. Photo/Piedmont Healthcare.

Fayette community members’ passion now a reality for county

A little more than a year ago, cancer patients in Fayetteville had to travel out of the county to seek comprehensive cancer care. Having more medical oncology services and cancer wellness services close to home was only a dream for many.

Thanks to the volunteer members of Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Cancer Task Force who set out on a mission in 2008, that dream is now a reality and the “Big C” is a lot smaller in Fayetteville. Read More»

SCHS grad prevents drowning

Katie McKennon. Photo/Special.

On June 7, Katie McKennon was on her first day as a lifeguard at the Southampton subdivision pool.

It didn’t take long for her mettle to be tested as the only lifeguard on duty. And she passed with flying colors, with an assist from another pool patron.

Her eyes on the lone swimmer, McKennon leapt into the pool after he stopped moving while underwater. She found the 16-year-old boy unconscious, so she pulled him out using a technique that adapts her body to serve as a sort of “rescue board.”

McKennon then shouted for someone to call 911 and a nurse came forward to help. Read More»

Sandy Creek HS grad Carter honored by W.E.B. Du Bois Society

Sandy Creek HS grad Carter honored by W.E.B. Du Bois Society

Fayette County resident and Sandy Creek High School graduate Camara Carter (center) and her sister and novelist Noni (at left) visit with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed June 29 at a Recognition Week event held by the W.E.B. Du Bois Society. Camara Carter was recently honored for her high scholastic achievements by the W.E.B. Du Bois Society and leaders in the political, educational and business communities. Read More»

McIntosh High School’s colors turn red, white and blue for PTC’s 4th

McIntosh High School’s colors turn red, white and blue for PTC’s 4th

Students from Peachtree City's McIntosh High School show their school and patriotic spirit during the Monday morning July 4th parade. Click here for a gallery of parade photos. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — June 21–June 27

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, June 21 - Monday, June 27

Derik T. Williams, 31, of Brookshire Way, Montgomery, Ala., for bench warrant.

Angel T. Mallory, 35, of Flint River Road, Jonesboro, for bench warrant.

Milton N. Minter, Jr., 27, of Amersburry Lane, Riverdale, for obstruction, trafficking in illegal drugs and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Read More»

Sandy Creek student attends CNN's Leadership Unplugged

Sandy Creek High School student Breeana Minton. Photo/Special.

It was a unique opportunity for a high school student to get a look at the media and media literacy. And that is what 16-year-old Sandy Creek High School student Breeana Minton did recently when she attended the sixth annual Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience series in Atlanta. Read More»

Tyrone police reports - June

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during the month of June. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Diandre Maurice Anderson, 23, of South Maple Stret, Albany, for less than an ounce of marijuana and speeding.

Jose Luis Chavez-Perez, 34, of Artesia Drive, Clarkston, for driving while license suspended or revoked (felony).

Juan Escalante-Perez, 29, of Shannon Trace, Fairburn, for speeding and driving while unlicensed. Read More»