Fayette County

Fayette resident heads Fairburn city government

Tom Barber, the City Administrator in Fairburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tom Barber has spent a career managing people and money. Today the Certified Public Accountant and long-time north Fayette County resident is continuing that career as the City Administrator in Fairburn.

A younger Tom Barber and his family moved to Fayette County in 1968, where he attended Fayette County High School and was selected “Mr. Senior” in 1973. Barber left Fayette in 1978 but returned with his family in 2000. Read More»

Garden art show features work of young artists

Tyrone Elementary art teacher Johnna Davis at last year’s art show. Photo/Special.

Enjoy art, music and nature at the second annual Houston Garden Art Show taking place April 21 at Tyrone Elementary from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Patrons will enjoy strolling through the school’s garden to the cool sounds of the Sandy Creek High School Jazz Band while browsing the framed drawings/paintings and ceramic pieces on display. Attendees are welcome to bring their lawn chairs, relax and listen to the live concert that begins at 5 p.m. Read More»

Omega Books selling tickets to Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House and Gardens

Rene Mittenzwei, Store Manager Omega Books is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens again this year. Photo/ Special.

Omega Books, Peachtree City is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens.
Beginning Saturday, April 16 tickets are $25.    

 The 2011 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens opens Saturday, April 16 continuing through May 8. 

Presented by the Atlanta Symphony Associates, this magnificent showcase of designer talent comprises 29 elegant rooms and outdoor spaces in a breathtaking new home on West Wesley Road. Read More»

Immigration revamp passes House, Senate

Ramsey happy with results; next trick is getting Governor's signature

Georgia is now one step away from having a very aggressive immigration law.

In the last day of the legislative session Thursday, the Georgia House and Senate agreed to the legislation pushed by Peachtree City Republican Rep. Matt Ramsey. Read More»

Team places second in Publix Brand Challenge

They were already winners having been selected as one of the top three teams in the nation to pitch their employment marketing ideas to Publix Supermarket corporate executives.

Whitewater High’s Yanna Banks and Lia Poulson took second place in the DECA/Publix Brand Champion Challenge following their presentation on March 29 at the Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida. They were the only team from Georgia in the competition. Read More»

Garden art show features work of young artists

Tyrone Elementary art teacher Johnna Davis at last year’s art show.

Enjoy art, music and nature at the second annual Houston Garden Art Show taking place April 21 at Tyrone Elementary from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Patrons will enjoy strolling through the school’s garden to the cool sounds of the Sandy Creek High School Jazz Band while browsing the framed drawings/paintings and ceramic pieces on display. Attendees are welcome to bring their lawn chairs, relax and listen to the live concert that begins at 5 p.m. Read More»

Kohl’s site work at Fischer Crossings to begin in May

Seymour at Kohl's site — What is currently grass and trees along Fischer Road just north of Ga. Highway 34 will not be that way for long. Developer Scott Seymour is pointing to the future site of the 64,000 square-foot Kohl’s department store that will be located across from the new Sam’s Club store (at right). Site work for the Kohl’s begins May 1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It will not be long now for work on the new Kohl’s department store at Fischer Crossings to get underway. The initial activity on the site across from the Sam’s Club on Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is expected to begin on May 1.

Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour on April 13 said the project will begin moving dirt on May 1, with initial construction activities expected to begin in mid-June or July. The store is expected to open next spring, Seymour said. Read More»

Sheriff to ask Fayette for increase in inmate medical budget

Healthcare costs are rising, even in jail.

With the jail population up significantly in recent years, Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah is asking for more funding to pay for additional privatized healthcare staffing at the facility. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest log April 5 – April 11

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 5 - Monday, April 11

Curt Benedict Bland, 47, of Barsi Point, Fayetteville, for simple battery.

Omar Gomez-Suarez, 29, of Quail Lane, Jonesboro, for DUI, DUI less safe, suspended license, open container and driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Tracy Michelle Lewis, 47, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for deposit account fraud/bac checks. Read More»

Dogs to take over Tyrone's Shamrock Park Saturday

The third annual PAWS For A Purpose charity dog walk will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at  Shamrock Park in Tyrone. This festival is for the dogs and festival features your dog, your family, pet adoptions, contests, local vendors, working dog demonstrations, and more. 

Proceeds to benefit: The Fayette County Humane Society, Reading PAWS, The Good Shepherd Pet Rescue, and Canines For Combat Veterans.  Photo/Special.

The third annual PAWS For A Purpose charity dog walk will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Shamrock Park in Tyrone starting at 9:30 a.m. This festival is for the dogs and festival features your dog, your family, pet adoptions, contests, local vendors, working dog demonstrations, and more. Read More»

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