Fayette County

Lorine Cumby Williams, 89, of Fayetteville

Lorine Cumby Williams, 89, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away peacefully in her home January 3, 2011.

She was the beloved mother and grandmother of daughter Sandra Williams Cannella of Tampa, Florida; son Lanny Dean Williams; daughter-in-law Vickie Williams; grandson Cash Cannella of Tampa, Florida; granddaughters Tedra Cannella Hobson, Deana “Nikky” Williams, and son-in-law Bret Hobson. She was the devoted wife of the late Reverend Wilson Williams for 70 years and is also survived by her sister Betty Cumby Vlass. She was affectionately known as Nana and “Mrs. Claus” to her family Read More»

Commission approves access road to new Lake McIntosh dam

The Fayette County Commission at a special called meeting Dec. 29 voted 4-1 on a resolution that allows for the acquisition of property that will essentially follow the extension of TDK Boulevard for use as an access road to the Lake McIntosh dam.

The vote to acquire the property gives the county the ability to negotiate with Peachtree City and Pathway Communities, the primary property owners, to acquire the 80-foot right-of-way needed for the access road, commissioners said. The length of the roadway, from where TDK Boulevard ends, is approximately 3,600 feet. Read More»

Outgoing commissioners presented with rocking chairs

Outgoing commissioners Eric Maxwell (L) and Jack Smith. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The tradition continued at the last meeting of the 2010 Fayette County Commission when county staff presented outgoing Chairman Jack Smith and Commission Eric Maxwell with working rocking chairs. The chairs are a going-away present symbolizing future relaxation for ex-commissioners. Smith and Maxwell were defeated for reelection in the July Republican Primary by Steve Brown and Allen McCarty. Photo/Ben Nelms.

McCarty, Brown propose term limits for county commission

McCarty, Brown propose term limits for county commission

They were just sworn in last week and will not attend their first Fayette County Commission meeting until 3:30 p.m. Jan. 5. But commissioners Allen McCarty and Steve Brown have inserted an item in the agenda that — if approved by a majority vote of the board — would impose terms limits on board members and another that would require a 24-hour public notice on issues that would require a board vote.

On the topic of term limits, Brown in a weekend email said he and McCarty included an item on the Jan. 5 agenda that would limit the service of commissioners to two consecutive terms. Read More»

Family escapes New Year’s Eve fire, but Fayetteville home badly damaged

A New Year’s Eve fire at a residence on Pleasant Point Way east of Fayetteville resulted in no significant injuries to occupants. Multiple fire units fought the early morning blaze that caused significant damage to home and its contents.

None of the four occupants in the home at the time of the fire was injured, though one child was evaluated at the scene for possible smoke inhalation, according to Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms. Read More»

Deputy dogs ready for duty at Fayette Sheriff's Office

Deputy Shane Head (L) with Duke, a 5-month-old bloodhound and Deputy Cody Bensley with Darko, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois. Photo/Ben Nelms.

If a dog is man’s best friend, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office now has two new best friends on the force.

The sheriff’s office about a month ago acquired the services of Darko, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois, that serves with Dep. Cody Bensley as a patrol dog. And just last week the office secured Duke, a 5-month-old bloodhound that serves with Dep. Shane Head as a tracking dog. Read More»

County looking at 3 options for location of proposed East Bypass

At its workshop meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners will look at three different options for the proposed East Fayetteville Bypass.
One question still unanswered is whether the east bypass will become as hot a political potato as Read More»

Hot spot for most stolen vehicles in Fayette: PTC*

* The catch? Most stolen vehicles in PTC are golf carts, almost all of which are recovered quickly

Once every two and a half days in Fayette County, on average, somebody’s car, truck or golf cart goes missing, according to figures compiled by local law enforcement agencies. Read More»

New Year’s stops net 12 arrests, 46 tickets

A Fayette County deputy sheriff checks the license of a motorist New Year’s Eve. Several such checkpoints yielded arrests and contraband. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New Year’s Eve is one of those occasions when people should strongly consider what they are doing on Fayette County’s roadways. Roadchecks and patrols conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office around the county on Dec. 31 resulted in 46 citations, 12 arrests and 17 warnings issued. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Fair Tax in Ga.’s future?

Rep. Ramsey: Fair Tax in Ga.’s future?

Sees move from ‘counter-productive’ income taxes to consumption-based tax

As the 2011 session of the General Assembly begins next week, Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) expects legislators will be grappling with the state economy, alternatives for taxation, immigration and the future of the HOPE scholarship.

State Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) was also contacted for this report, but Chance did not return phone calls or respond to emails. Read More»

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