Fayette County

Mr. and Miss McIntosh crowned

Caitlin Burk- Miss McIntosh 2011 and Nathan Pearson- Mr. McIntosh 2011. Photo/Special

McIntosh High School held its second annual scholarship competition on Mar. 16 and 18 at McIntosh High School.  Contestants represented a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and teams from the high school.  Students won a range of $500 - $1,500 in scholarship money. The students were scored on interviews with a panel of judges, talent in front of a live audience, grades, evening wear, and a 30 second final question.

Winners were as follows:

2nd Runner Up Mr McIntosh - Robert Rodriguez

1st Runner up Mr McIntosh - Jonathan Campbell

Mr McIntosh 2011 - Nathan Pearson Read More»

Law enforcement arrest reports — March 8-14 and March 15-21

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, March 8 - Monday, March 14

Desmond Lamar Bailey, 22, of Mile Run, Hampton, for probation violation.

Guadalupe Martin, 43, North Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, for vehicle turning left, DUI, DUI less safe, expired license and open container.

Michael Preston rodgers, 42, of Willow Road, Fayetteville, for battery-simple battery-family violence. Read More»

Fayette high school days get longer in Aug.; middle schoolers also affected

Beginning in August school days get longer for Fayette County’s high school students — 20 minutes longer each weekday afternoon.

And middle school students will have to get to school 10 minutes earlier than they have been used to, but they will get out 10 minutes earlier each afternoon. Read More»

PTC Mayor’s wife: My opinion is mine, not his

The wife of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix is now defending a comment she made that she hoped the city’s new economic development director’s stay here is “short-lived.”

In a letter to the editor, Cathy Haddix insists that her comments, shared with Economic Development Coordinator Joey Grisham at the recent grand opening of The Fresh Market grocery store, represent her viewpoint and not that of her husband. Read More»

5 F’ville stores fined for selling alcohol to minors in Dec. police sting

The Fayetteville City Council on March 17 voted to impose $1,000 fines and warnings to five local businesses for selling alcohol to a minor.

Police Chief Steve Heaton in recommending the fines and violations said that on Nov. 26 the police department conducted an investigation of alcohol serving permit compliance at several businesses throughout the city.

During the operation, five people at five businesses were cited for selling alcohol to a minor and one of them was cited for the additional charge of not having a server’s permit, Heaton said. Read More»

Fayette County mulls water rate hike to pay for cleaner water

Facing a critical $9.3 million project to improve both of Fayette County’s water treatment plants, county officials are beginning to look at a potential rate increase for water system customers. Read More»

PTC braces for complaints as Lake Mac debris burning begins

The burning of cleared vegetation at the Lake McIntosh site is slated to begin this week and continue through April 30. Peachtree City officials have worried about the effects the residual smoke might have on nearby homes and businesses, but Fayette County officials anticipate no such problems. Read More»

F’ville OK’s bid for Grady-Beauregard roundabout

City-supplied graphic of planned intersection change.

There is about to be a big — round —change coming to the busy intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard in Fayetteville.

Initial work will begin in April and will lead to a re-worked intersection that will feature a roundabout in place of the current four-way stop. The $553,000 bid for the project was approved March 17 by the Fayetteville City Council. Read More»

Marchers (and runners) help out Meals on Wheels

Marchers (and runners) help out Meals on Wheels

The runners and walkers were out Saturday morning for the 3rd Annual March for Meals 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk held at the Fayette Senior Services (FSS) Life Enrichment Center in Fayetteville. The fund-raiser was held to support the Meals on Wheels program. FSS delivers 40,000 meals to homebound and semi-homebound older adults each year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

2010 Census: Minorities gain in Fayette

Name Fayette County’s fastest growing city.

It’s Tyrone, with a decade-long increase of more than 75 percent, up to its current counted population of 6,879.

And Fayetteville grew to be nearly half as large as Peachtree City, coming in at nearly 16,000 persons — an increase of 43 percent — compared to Peachtree City’s slightly more than 34,000. Read More»