Fayette County

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2011.

He was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Fayetteville, GA. He attended elementary, middle and high school there. He liked music at an early age and played saxophone during middle school. He also developed a great singing voice but preferred to rap and became a rapper; calling himself ACAL, representing his California and Atlanta roots. He always enjoyed our holiday drives or flights to Arkansas or California to visit relatives. Read More»

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, 75, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, age 75, of Fayetteville, passed away July 28, 2011, in the loving arms of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Felton Johnson. Read More»

The Friends of Brown's Mill Battlefield to celebrate historic event July 30

Just before dawn, July 30, 1864, Union Brig. Gen. Edward M. Cook came from the Palmetto area heading into Fayetteville and came across a long Confederate supply train with supplies and payroll for Atlanta.

Confederate soldiers were captured and garrisoned on the courthouse lawn in Fayettevile, and horses and mules were sabered so shots would not be heard in town.

The Union troops proceeded on to Lovejoy the next day and found Confederate troops chasing them back through Fayette County, through the Inman area and what is now Ebenezer Church Road. Read More»

Fairburn approves large warehouse development near Hwy. 74/I-85

A July 25 vote by the Fairburn City Council may add more trucks to the roadways around Interstate 85 but it will also bring in approximately $950,000 per year in local tax revenues. The council unanimously approved a rezoning request by Shugart Farms Industrial, LLC that will eventually locate 2.81 million square feet of warehouse space on nearly 169 acres on Bohannon Road and I-85. Read More»

Location changed for PTC National Night Out

The location for Peachtree City’s National Night Out Tuesday has been changed to Drake Field, the open field area between the city library and Lake Peachtree.

The event, slated from 7 to 9 p.m., is part of a larger national anti-crime campaign. There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the public to see, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more.

Also planned is a special event for the children, a public safety scavenger hunt that requires them to check in with various agencies that will be on hand. Read More»

Fayetteville pastor Creecy dies

Fayetteville pastor Creecy dies

1 of first to leave inner city Atlanta for suburban ministry

The Rev. Howard Creecy Jr., pastor of Olivet Baptist Church in Fayetteville and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday night, SCLC officials confirmed.

In 1999, Rev. Creecy took a leap of faith and followed a vision to move from St. Peter’s Baptist Church in southwest Atlanta to Fayetteville, and he was joined by his father, Howard Creecy Sr., in establishing Olivet Baptist here, according to SCLC spokesman Maynard Eaton. The elder Creecy at the time led Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near the campus of Morehouse college. Read More»

Fayetteville to raise tax rate, OKs $9.41M budget

The agenda for the Fayetteville City Council was heavier than usual July 21 and included the adoption of a $9.41 million Fiscal Year 2012 budget, passage of an ordinance pertaining to restrictions on the sale of precious metals and the passage of another rule allowing negotiations on impact and sewer proportionate fees. Read More»

Fayette E-SPLOST revenues may drop 20%

It was no surprise to hear Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock tell the Fayette County Board of Education July 19 that 1-cent education sales tax (ESPLOST) revenues being collected could fall short of the $115 million collection ceiling by the end of the collection period. Read More»

Fayette BoE begins in the hole for next budget

Students are still savoring the last days of summer vacation, but the Fayette County Board of Education is already hitting the books for the following year — the financial books.

At the Aug. 1 work session, board members will begin grappling with expected tight revenues and deciding what cuts have to be made to balance the budget for the 2012-2013 school year. Read More»

PTC closing Crabapple Lane

Starting this Thursday morning (July 28), Crabapple Lane in north Peachtree City will be closed for several days so so a new sewer line and storm drain may be installed near the Peachtree City fire station.

The road is expected to reopen Monday afternoon, Aug. 1, city officials said. In the meantime, motorists heading to and from the neighborhoods of Maple Shade, Crabapple Woods, Leisure Trail, and homes and businesses off Crabapple Lane should plan to access Crabapple from Old Senoia Road. Read More»

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