Fayette County

Half of Fayette’s high schoolers skipped classes last week

Fayette County schools officially made up three “ice days” from January last week during what had been scheduled to be a week of winter break. More than half of the county’s high school students decided to take a full week off anyway, according to figures supplied by the school system’s central office. Read More»

Murder charges filed in shaken baby’s death

Murder charges were filed Tuesday against a Franklin man in connection with the Feb. 25 death of a 5-month-old infant who received injuries after being shaken, officials said.

A warrant charging Steven Anthony Haire, 22, with murder was approved Tuesday by Fayette County Chief Magistrate Robert A. Ruppenthal. Read More»

Gov. Deal welcomes Sany to PTC

 Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix (R) presents a city flag along with a photo of it flying over the Great Wall of China to Sany America’s Jack Tang during Monday’s ceremony. Photo/John Munford.

The beginning of a fruitful partnership between Georgia and the Hunan Provence of China was celebrated in style Monday, complete with an orchestra and a red carpet ceremony to mark completion of the first phase of Sany America’s assembly plant facility in Peachtree City.

Assembly and production will gear up later this year, as Sany America plans to surpass the 200 employee mark. By the end of 2012, the company plans to have a total of 300 employees on board.

Currently the company employs 108 people, and its Peachtree City campus will become its U.S. headquarters. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 22 — Feb. 28

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, Feb. 22 - Monday, Feb. 28

Felix Alvarado-Alcantara, 36, of Roe Street, Griffin, for no license and driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Philip Timothy Cornish, 25, of Glenn Street, Atlanta, for probation violation. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 15 — Feb. 21

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, Feb. 15 - Monday, Feb. 21

Antonio Demetri Battle, 33, of Penelope Street, Atlanta, for probation violation.

Michael Anthony Cannon, 25, of Turkey Creek Road, Thomaston, for probation violation.

Cornithia Nicole Lane, 28, of Willow Cove Way, Atlanta, for probation violation.

Jason Steven Marcenich, 27, of Pinetree Drive, Fayetteville, for aggravated battery. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 8 — Feb. 14

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, Feb. 8 - Monday, Feb. 14

Felecia Lynn Denton, 51, of Carling Avenue, Macon, for probation violation.

Joel Arnoldo Estrada-Morales, 39, of Fayetteville Road, Griffin, for aggravated child molestation/child molestation.

Tarell Emory McCall, 22, of Palm Street, Canton, for probation violation.

Reginald Renard Varner, 39, of Wendal Drive, Atlanta, for probation violation. Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports Feb. 1 — Feb. 7

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, Feb. 1 - Monday, Feb. 7

Drake Lamont Coggins, 36, of Flat Shoals Road, Union City, for suspended license, driving unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle and open container.

Terry Lamar Dunlap, 44, of Austell Road, Marietta, for unregistered vehicle and suspended license.

Delano St. Clair Essue, 36, of Birch Ridge Court, Stone Mountain, for probation violation. Read More»

Spring Hill Daisy Troop leads pledge

Spring Hill Daisy Troop leads pledge

The Spring Hill Elementary School Daisy Troop led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance at the February meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured are (front row from left): Emily Rice, Alexa Bowman, Laurin Hinson, Arrington Goss, Sydney Brown, Madison Jackson and Sydney Gibson. Back row: February Pulley, Taylor Glover, Alli Wright and Zelia Houston. Photo/Melissa Jackson.

Remove Fayette from transit plans

If you are planning on living in Fayette County beyond the next five years, this is your decisive warning. I pray to God that you are paying attention and you will act.

On Wednesday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. (140 Stonewall Avenue; Fayetteville) I am introducing an official resolution asking that Fayette County be removed from all regional government mass transit plans. You need to be at this meeting in a show of support. Read More»

Fayette citizens should mass against transit

A proposal to opt out of mass transit (bus, rail) in Fayette County is being offered today [March 2] at 3:30 in the commissioners’ meeting room.

I generally believe that a large majority of Fayette County citizens are not in favor of mass transit. I would like to see a large turnout to witness where our county commissioners stand on this issue.

The general rule over the last few years is to ignore the will of the people. The people are just not smart enough to understand the issues. Read More»

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