Fayette County

McIntosh High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

McIntosh High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Brahman Natarajan (R) is the valedictorian and Zenia Zheng the salutatorian for Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Fayette County High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Liam McDermott (R) is the valedictorian and Zahra Manji the salutatorian for Fayetteville’s Fayette County High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Mr. Bobbie Don Peacock, Sr., 77, of Peachtree City

Mr. Bobbie Don Peacock, Sr., 77, of Peachtree City, GA passed away May 24, 2011.

He was born in Soperton, GA, the son of the late William Thomas & Sara Irene Tyson Peacock. Mr. Peacock served his country in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was the owner/operator of M.A. Industries in Peachtree City, GA and an inventor. Mr. Peacock was a member of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge #644 F&AM, a Shriner and a member of the Fayette Shrine Club.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Deri Peacock Adams. Read More»

3 hurt in 3-car collision

This vehicle was involved in a 3-car collision May 25, 2011 on Ga. Highway 74 between Peachtree Parkway and the Peachtree City limits.

Three people were taken to the hospital after this car and two others collided in a wreck early this evening on Ga. Highway 74 between Peachtree Parkway and the Peachtree City limits.

None of the injured were suspected to have life-threatening injuries.

While this vehicle caught fire after coming to rest in the median, the other two vehicles left the road and ended up in the woodline on either side of the highway, police said.

Hwy. 74 was closed for a time in both directions, though northbound traffic resumed around 8:30 p.m.

Sheriffs arrest 2 for Hwy. 138 shooting

Dwayne Alfonzo Roberts, 18 (pictured) and an unnamed 16-year-old juvenile, both of Riverdale, have been charged with shooting a man May 12 on Ga. Highway 138 near the Clayton County line. Photo/Special.

Victim remains hospitalized, recovering from incident

Two arrests have been made in connection with the shooting of a 56-year-old man who was walking along Ga. Highway 138 May 12, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

Dwayne Alfonzo Roberts, 18, and an unnamed juvenile, 16, both of Riverdale, were taken into custody May 24, officials said.

Meanwhile the victim remains at Atlanta Medical Center where he is still being treated for injuries he received during the assault, according to sheriff's investigators. The victim was shot in the abdomen and also struck multiple times during the assault, officials said. Read More»

Fayette County to save $2M in 2 years by adding new 9-1-1 tax

Starting this fall, all property owners in Fayette County may be paying a brand new property tax to help fund operations of the county’s 911 center.

The proposed 911 millage rate, recommended by county staff, is two-tenths of a mill, which will equate to an additional $19 a year for a home with a fair market value of $250,000.

The tax would be assessed on every home in Fayette County, including its cities, as they are all served by the county’s consolidated 911 center. Read More»

Fayette County to increase fire tax, but EMS tax drop lessens hit

Property owners in Tyrone, Woolsey, Brooks and unincorporated Fayette County will be paying more in taxes this year for fire protection.

That means a net $39.04 a year increase on the annual property tax bill for a parcel valued at $250,000. That amount factors in a lowering of the county’s EMS tax rate by $9.30 for that same parcel.

The fire tax does not affect residents in Peachtree City and Fayetteville, who do not pay county fire taxes since they have their own fire departments. Read More»

F’ville moves toward Sunday alcohol sales vote, denser residential zoning

The Fayetteville City Council on May 19 heard the first reading of a proposed amendment to the Planned Community District (PCD) zoning ordinance designed to provide more open space by allowing a small increase in residential density. The council at the meeting also adopted a resolution to authorize a November referendum on Sunday alcohol package sales. Read More»

Fayette BoE gets permission to increase class sizes

It may not be needed, but if the economy does not turn around the Fayette County School System will be able to help deal with falling revenues that fund the school system by potentially increasing class sizes by up to five students per classroom. The class-size waiver was approved May 17 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Class of 2011: 5 Fayette high schools to graduate 1,799 Friday

The time that every high school student waits for is almost here. Graduation ceremonies will be held May 27 at the football stadiums at Fayette County’s five high schools. In all, there will be 1,799 students graduating this Friday night. (See The Citizen’s complete graduation coverage with photos in this week's print edition.) Read More»

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