Fayette County

Fayette Superior Court Clerk Sheila Studdard honors prior superior court clerks

Sharing information on his uncle, N. W. Kelley, is Lamar McEachern. Superior Court Clerk Sheila Studdard told him his uncle, located in the middle of the photo, was the longest serving clerk. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Current Fayette County Superior Court Clerk Sheila Studdard has honored those clerks of court who came before her, dating back to 1830.

Fayette County is fortunate to have all its original records and she went back to the first clerk of record, John D. Stell. Several of his descendants still reside in the county.

She photocopied the signature of each one from a record they would have signed, learned as much about each one as could be found in the Fayette County Historical Society, and obtained photos of as many as could be located. Read More»

Mayor Ken Steele explains proposed new F'ville roundabout

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele shows the plans for the roundabout to be installed at the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard. The project will be completely finished by the end of summer 2011. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele hosts an informational meeting every other month at Fayette Senior Services. The meeting is open to everyone, member or not.

One of the items of interest he spoke about at the last meeting was the roundabout planned for the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard. The property owners at the four corners involved are all in agreement and the first of the work will begin sometime in January. Read More»

Teen struck crossing road in critical condition

A 17 year-old Tyrone male is in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle late Friday evening while crossing Senoia Road in Tyrone.

The 17 year-old was struck by a vehicle at approximately 5:30 p.m. near the Crumpton’s Furniture store on Senoia Road on Tyrone’s south side, according to Tyrone Police Det. Steve Lafferty.

The teenager, whose name has not been released, was apparently in route to his residence across the street, Lafferty said.

The teenager was flown to Atlanta Medical Center where is he in critical condition, said Lafferty. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers win! State title bouts next weekend

Creek players celebrated after the game with fans, a nod to the support the team has received this season.

Two Fayette County football teams will fight for state football championships at the Georgia Dome next weekend.
The Starr's Mill Panthers eked out a 20-19 win over heavily favored Tucker on the road Friday night. And Sandy Creek ran away from Peach County Read More»

PTC aims at unscrupulous pain pill pushers

The Peachtree City Council instituted a one-year ban on “pain management clinics” Thursday night, but officials insisted the effort will only stave off unscrupulous operations notorious for attracting junkies, while allowing similar legitimate businesses to remain in place.

In fact, Peachtree City has already seen one such operation but managed to shut it down about six months ago, Police Chief Skip Clark told council. The scheme attracted patients almost exclusively from outside the city, and in some cases even from outside the state of Georgia, Clark said. Read More»

West PTC: get ready for some smoke

The contractor clearing the land for Lake McIntosh is preparing to begin burning debris, and Peachtree City officials are worried at least part of the city will be choked out by the smoke.

Peachtree City Fire Chief Ed Eiswerth said the event will be “a big burn” and stands to at least startle some residents to the point where they might flood the county’s 911 center with calls. Read More»

Police: PTC church burglar caught

A 24-year-old Peachtree City man has been arrested for burglarizing two churches here, taking electronics, cash, computers and musical instruments, police said Thursday afternoon.

Authorities also linked Joseph Michael Robinson to two similar incidents in unincorporated Fayette and Coweta counties, police said.

A substantial amount of electronics and money was found in Robinson’s residence at 203 Morgans Turn, and some of the items appear to be related to a fifth church burglary, at a location in North Georgia, police said. Read More»