Fayette County

'The Fred' announces 2011 Summer Concert Series

Kenny G. Photo/Dominick Guillemot.

Some point to the emergence of the groundhog as a sign of spring, while others believe it is when pitchers and catchers report for spring training. In Fayette County, a case can be made that spring’s true arrival is when the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater announces the lineup for their annual concert series.

Although the trees are still bare and there is a slight chill in the air, thoughts of a concert under the stars at The Fred can instantly bring back memories of warm evenings with good music, good friends and bobbing flamingos. Read More»

Beef O’Brady’s gives county’s families a great place to meet and eat

Beef O’Brady’s gives county’s families a great place to meet and eat

You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy Beef O’Brady’s in Peachtree City, but it helps.

Since 2001, Beef O’Brady’s has been a popular spot for casual, family dining. It’s a place where the kids can scramble off to the game room, the guys can get together to watch a game or people can just get together for an inexpensive quality meal. Read More»

All 5 Fayette high schools make state’s Advanced Placement honor roll

Each of Fayette County’s five public high schools were among more than 350 high schools statewide to be included on Georgia’s 2011 list of AP (Advanced Placement) Honor Schools. The majority of Fayette’s high schools earned recognition in multiple categories based on the results of AP exams. Read More»

Fayette school system posts milestone: ontime online agenda

And they said it couldn’t be done, but that was a year ago. Today — actually last Friday by 5 p.m. — the agenda and supporting documentation for the Feb. 15 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education was posted on the school system’s website, giving those interested far more time to view the information.

The change to having the agenda and other documentation online on Friday came with no fanfare and not even an announcement. Read More»

Widow feels singled out for bypass condemnation after filing suit

It has been back and forth since October between Fayette County and Tillman Road property owner Charlene Denney over a portion of her land the county wants for right-of-way for Phase 2 of the West Fayetteville Bypass. Now five months later, little has changed to correct the impasse.

Referencing what is essentially a stalemate, the county’s land acquisition agent Diana Hunt on Jan. 30 said she would be recommending that the county initiate legal proceedings to acquire the property. Read More»

Art for Angels’ sakes

Art for Angels’ sakes

Artist Todd Little, a fine arts teacher at Starr’s Mill High School, created a painting at the Angels Among Us Dinner Dance Saturday night at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree. The event was a benefit for Fayette Youth Protection Homes and the painting was auctioned off after Little completed it. Visit fyph.org for more information. Photo/Gwen Griffin.

F'ville's Whitlow named Ga. VFW Officer of Year

Detective Mike Whitlow (R) receives award. Photo/Special.

Describing it as “one of the greatest honors of my life,” Fayetteville Police Det. Mike Whitlow last weekend received recognition at the annual Georgia Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) conference in Macon as the Georgia VFW Peace Officer of the Year.

Whitlow was selected as Peace Officer of the Year for 2010 by the Riverdale VFW chapter and was presented the award before the Fayetteville City Council earlier this month. Read More»

Commissioners decide to give each other 5 minutes to talk at meetings' end

Settling a contentious issue among the five-member Fayette County Board of Commissioners, an agreement has been struck to allow each commissioner five minutes at the end of each meeting to speak on any matter he wishes.

The deal was brokered at the onset of Friday’s retreat meeting of the commission, as Commissioner Steve Brown has recently complained he has no avenue to address certain county matters, specifically those that aren’t up for consideration on the commission’s agenda. Read More»

Deportee faces child molestation charge

A former Griffin man cleared to be deported to Guatemala after being being housed in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Atlanta has been transferred to Fayette County on charges of aggravated child molestation stemming from an incident that occurred here in 2009.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Shelton said former Griffin resident Joel Arnoldo Estrada-Morales, 39, has been charged with aggravated child molestation and is being held in the Fayette County Jail. Read More»

Name Withheld clueless on cops

I read with interest Mr. Name Withheld’s comments regarding his perceived “softness” of the Peachtree City Police Department. Early on in Mr. Withheld’s diatribe it became painfully evident that he has no clue when it comes to police work.

This past year I was fortunate to have participated in the Peachtree City Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy. I learned (and witnessed) first-hand the challenges and issues facing our policemen (and women) as they perform their duties each and every minute of every day. Read More»

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