Fayette County

Fayette GOP to hold precinct mass meetings in Feb.

On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 10 a.m., the Fayette County Republican Party will convene precinct mass meetings to elect delegates and alternates to the Fayette County Republican Party Convention.

All Fayette County residents who are legally registered to vote and believe in the principles of the Republican Party are urged to participate in this process.

Registration is without charge and will open at 9 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2011 and the precinct meetings will begin promptly at 10 a.m. at the Harvest Community Christian Center, located at 383 North Glynn Street, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214. Read More»

Burglars hit F’ville Foot Locker early Thursday

Burglars hit F’ville Foot Locker early Thursday

Fayetteville Police are searching for three suspects that burglarized the Foot Locker store at the Fayette Pavilion early Thursday morning.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said surveillance video captured three suspects burglarizing a Fayetteville Foot Locker store early Thursday at approximately 4 a.m.

Whitlow said a silver vehicle, possibly a newer model crossover, backed up to the front door of the store. Three males exited the vehicle and shattered the front door using a tool similar to the Halligan tool fire departments use, Whitlow said. Read More»

Atlanta mayor added to regional transportation committee

At the behest of Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, the five-member executive committee of the metro Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable was tweaked a bit at a hastily-called meeting today.

The change added Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to the executive committee, which is charged with preparing a list of recommended projects to be funded by a potential 10-year 1 percent region-wide sales tax referendum that would include Fayette County. Read More»

Two arrested Wednesday in north Fayette home invasion

Two unnamed men were arrested Wednesday night in connection to a home invasion in north Fayette County. The resident, an East Point Police officer, was slightly injured and found duct-taped when deputies arrived. He told deputies that masked men held him at gunpoint during the incident. Read More»

Alice Lenna Smith, 94, of Fayetteville

Alice Lenna Smith, 94, of Fayetteville passed away January 12, 2011.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by two husbands Louis Henry Williams and James L. Smith.

Survivors include daughter & son in law Martha & Morris Watsky; granddaughter and husband Lisa & Christopher Ramig; great-grandchild William Fitzgerald; sister Imogene Caudill; and also several loving nieces & nephews. Read More»

Timothy James Cessna, Jr., 32, of Peachtree City

Timothy James Cessna, Jr., 32, of Peachtree City and Fayetteville, GA , formerly of Caro, Michigan where he resided for many years with his family, passed away December 21, 2010 in a house fire on Scatterfoot Drive where he lived with three others. He was overcome with smoke inhalation.

Cessna worked for three and a half years as the general manager of the Peachtree City Mellow Mushroom Pizzeria. He also worked at the Brick in Ohio and Brentwood Bowling Alley in Caro, MI for several years. He was a hard worker and loved by so many people that he touched. Read More»

Tuesday's court cases rescheduled for Fayetteville

The court cases postponed for Fayetteville Municipal Court on January 11, 2011 due to icy road conditions, have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 8:00 a.m., officials said today.

Additional court dates will follow for the remaining cases. Defendants should contact the Fayetteville Municipal Court and speak with a court clerk to receive your corrected court date and time. Court reset letters have been mailed to all participants. Read More»

Storm cuts back blood donations

The American Red Cross reports that inclement weather on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 10 and 11, has resulted in more than 1,600 units of blood and platelets that could not be collected due to blood donation center closures, cancelled blood drives and the inability of donors to attend blood drives.

The American Red Cross is urging all donors to donate as soon as weather and travel conditions permit. There is a special need for type O and type B blood donors. Read More»

County agenda: Qualifications and pay for magistrates, library expansion

With a light agenda for Thursday night, the Fayette County Commission is expected to approve a $715,000 expansion for the Fayette County Library in downtown Fayetteville and pay for it with long-designated sales tax proceeds.

The project will add 1,000 square feet to the library’s meeting room and another 4,200 square feet to extend the southeast side of the existing facility to create a new reading room and also create room for more bookshelves. Read More»

Fayette arrest log report

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, Jan. 4 - Monday, Jan. 10

No report

Fayetteville Police

Ellis Darnell Bozeman, 58, of Opotheohola St., Wetumpka, Ala., for traffic offense.

Brandy Renee Foster, 22, of Madison Place, Fayetteville, for probation violation and traffic offense.

Emmanuel Sebastien Merizier, 22, of Gleneagles Way, Fayetteville, for traffic offense. Read More»