Fayette County

Author pitches in for Bridget

Author pitches in for Bridget

Local Christian suspense author Debby Giusti will sign her latest book, “The Officer’s Secret,” May 19 to help raise funds for a kidney transplant for 9-year-old Bridget O’Connell (L). The signing will take place at Omega Book Center Thursday May 19 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and proceeds will assist O’Connell as she battles kidney disease and prepares for a coming transplant operation. Refreshments will be served and donations will be accepted. Photo/Special.

Volunteers claim victory in PTC path cleanup event

The Great Path Cleanup held on May 7 was Peachtree City’s first organized venture into helping keep the city’s path system free of litter. Doing their part at Luther Glass Park off South Peachtree Parkway were Ingrid Zambrauna, her son Ethien and Melvin Castrillo. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Peachtree City Path Cleanup on May 7 has been deemed a big success.

With the help of about 100 volunteers, numerous bags of rubbish were removed from the path system as part of the annual Keep Peachtree City Beautiful trash cleanup event.

The city was mapped into 14 zones with a trash collection point for each. As bags were filled, they were returned to the collection zones, unless the volunteers decided it was easier to dispose of in their home trash.

Volunteers for the event ran the gamut from individuals, entire families, church groups and civic clubs. Read More»

Fire closes Fayette Co. transfer station

Fayette County's solid waste transfer station will remain closed temporarily in the wake of a recent fire. Read More»

Chiefs fall 3-0 in game for state AAAA soccer title

Unable to overcome a tenacious Chattahoochee defense, the McIntosh men’s soccer team managed to keep Saturday night’s AAAA championship game close right up until the end.

The Chiefs rallied from a lackluster attack in the first half with more offensive pressure on in the second frame. Even as Chattahoochee went up 1-0, the Chiefs remained in striking distance until the waning minutes when the Cougars added two more goals to cinch the win on their home turf. Read More»

McIntosh girls take 7th title

McIntosh girls take 7th title

After a 1-1 tie lasted through two overtimes, it was a penalty kick save by Kaitlin Deitrick that sealed a 7-6 championship win Friday night over local rival Whitewater. Read More»

B’day candle sets off blaze in house fire

B’day candle sets off blaze in house fire

A house fire at 130 Nix Court near Fayetteville during the early afternoon hours May 13 resulted in heavy damage but no injuries to the two residents in the house at the time of the blaze. Firefighters at the scene learned that the cause of the fire was apparently related to a young child playing with a birthday candle.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Lt. Donnie Davis said two residents were at home at the time of the blaze and called 911 to report the fire. Davis said firefighters and emergency crews from Fayette FES and the Fayetteville Fire Department responded. Read More»

Traffic alert: PTC Triathlon Saturday morning

Peachtree City motorists should expect extended delays Saturday between 7 and 10 a.m. along the path of the Peachtree City Triathlon, police have advised. Read More»

Help sought to find 2 in Hwy. 138 shooting

The public's help is being sought to identify two men who shot a 56-year-old man during an attack on Ga. Highway 138 near the Clayton County line at 7:40 p.m. last night.

The assailants were described as black males approximately 18 to 25 years old, shirtless and wearing blue jeans that were slightly rolled up at the bottom, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. A witness at the scene reported that one of the suspects was about six feet tall and the other was shorter.

The victim was shot in the abdomen and had other injuries from the assault, deputies said. The motive for the attack is unclear at this point, as investigators have been unable to interview the victim as he is being treated at Atlanta Medical Center. Read More»

Sandy Creek H.S.’s first principal, Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville

Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mr. Robinson was an educator who began his career at Jonesboro High and moved to Russell High School in Fulton County; he later moved to North Clayton High and then to Fayette County High where he was an assistant principal. He took over as the principal of Sandy Creek High when the school opened. He became the executive director of secondary schools before becoming the assistant superintendent. Later, he took a position at the state board of education. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mrs. Barnett retired from Clayton County Board of Education after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a former council member for the city of Jonesboro and long-time member of Jonesboro First Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Barnett and her brother Ralph Stephens.

She is survived by her son Doug Barnett and his wife Peggy of Sharpsburg; grandchildren Zachary and Carson; brother Hubert Stephens of Marietta; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

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