Fayette County

F’ville to get LongHorn restaurant

A new steakhouse is primed for entry into Fayetteville. LongHorn Steakhouse has submitted plans to construct a restaurant at 1320 Ga. Highway 85 North, the site of the former Johnny Carino’s restaurant just south of the Fayette Pavilion. Fayetteville Planning and Zoning commissioners could approve the proposal at the April 26 meeting. Read More»

Fayette awaits fate of road wish list for regional sales tax vote

Both phases of the East Fayetteville Bypass and the widening of several state highways through Fayette County are some of the many projects initially pitched for potential funding through a 10-year regional transportation sales tax. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports for April 12 – April 18

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, April 12 - Monday, April 18

Rashasa Rasfari Bailey, 27, of Tom McKinley Road, Thomaston, for probation violation.

Charles Vincent Cataldo, 61, of Kite Lake Road, Fayetteville, for chilld molestation.

Clayton Henry Garner, 51, of Ga. Highway 85 Connector, Brooks, for driving while license suspended and operating an unregistered vehicle. Read More»

A ride to remember

A ride to remember

The annual Georgia Police Memorial Ride again toured through Fayette County Saturday afternoon, as these residents showed their respect for the 10 law enforcement officers who died in Georgia last year. The event culminated with a special ceremony at Falcon Field Airport in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

Tea Party & Tax Day — Tea Partiers hear calls for action

Addressing the more than 100 in attendance were (from left) Fayette County businessman Marty Harbin, USAF veteran T.C. Meuninck, radio talk show host Dr. Jody Hice and former Lamar County Board of Education member Ryan Christopher. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The South Atlanta Tea Party Patriots (SATP) for the past two years held large outdoor rallies. This year “Tax Day” took on a different form. The SATP on April 15 hosted its first American Liberty Summit at the Fayette Family Church on Ga. Highway 54 West. The audience of approximately 100 residents from Fayette and Coweta counties heard remarks from four speakers. Read More»

PTC Police Chief Clark hit with EEOC complaint

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark in a 2010 file photo.

Former top female assistant alleges ‘hostile’ workplace at police department

A staff assistant at the Peachtree City Police Department has filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging she was discriminated against based on her gender and disabilities.

In the complaint, Lisa Ficalore claims that Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark demoted her along with handing her a pay cut in October 2008 when her position was “reclassified” from administrative assistant to staff assistant. Read More»

PTC's Rep. Ramsey reviews his immigration bill success

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said he will sign the controversial immigration reform bill that was carried through the legislature by Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City.

The bill was in a bit of tug-and-war before it was ultimately passed by the House and the Senate April 14, the last day of the legislative session.

In that process, the bill received a few minor changes, but Ramsey said the most important elements remained in place. Read More»

Hearn apologizes for his silence on vote for cousin to elections board

After enduring criticism from a handful of residents Thursday night, Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn apologized for not previously disclosing that the commission’s appointee to the Fayette County Elections Board was in fact his second cousin. Read More»

False home, business security alarms in PTC are about to get expensive

In a bid to free up police resources currently tied up in responding to false burglar alarms, the Peachtree City Council is being asked to adopt an ordinance that would establish fines for more than two false alarms a year for a given location. Read More»

F’ville to have final vote on sex shop rules

The Fayetteville City Council on April 21 will hear the final reading of an amendment to the sexually-oriented business ordinance. The proposal, intended to update the original ordinance first adopted in 1998, adds a number of new conditions, restrictions and definitions.

The proposed amendment is being recommended to address several current issues pertaining to various types of adult businesses, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. Read More»