Fayette County

Mrs. Georgia Hill, 78, Peachtree City

Mrs. Georgia Hill, born January 29, 1931, in Steelville, Missouri, passed away peacefully December 6, 2010, under hospice care at The Lafayette-Kindred Center near the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sherry Camp, in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Mrs. Hill battled cancer and liver failure for over a year and a half, and joined her husband Dr. Bob Hill, ten years to the day of his sudden homegoing. They had served together in vocational ministry for over fifty-five years. The Monday prior to her death brought the arrival of her 7th great-grandchild, a baby girl, named Georgia, in her honor. Read More»

Police reports Nov. 30-Dec.6

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, Nov. 30 - Monday, Dec. 6
Carl Lessie Brown, 48, of Wild Turkey Trail, Riverdale, for seatbelt violation and no license.
Christopher Gordon Chaplin, 37, of North Bend Court, Fayetteville, for obstruction.
Charles Anthony Clyburn, 36, of Audobon Parkway, Stockbridge, for probation violation.
Jeremy Allen Dorsey, 28, of Wynmeade Parkway, Peachtree City, for probation violation. Read More»

'Taunted' Whitewater High student charged for gun threats

Officials working to substantiate whether student threatened to harm other students

UPDATED 3:17 p.m. A 16-year-old Whitewater High School student has been charged by sheriff's deputies for making "a series of threats" against other students, officials said. Read More»

3rd strike conviction results in life sentence for self-lawyered defendant

A defendant who elected to represent himself in court last week was sentenced to life in prison after a Fayette County jury found him guilty of trafficking in cocaine.

Sanyo Walter McGee had two prior felony drug convictions, so he was sentenced as a repeat offender by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams, meaning McGee will have to serve every day of his life sentence, said Fayette County Assistant District Attorney David Younker. Read More»

Man, woman charged in Friday south Fayette home invasion

Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 3 arrested two of the four people sought in a south Fayette County home invasion that occurred earlier that morning when four individuals came to the house posing as law enforcement. The arrests came at a traffic stop along Ga. Highway 74 and Tyrone Road.

Michelle Marie Perez, 30, of Atlanta, and Darius McKee Gray, 38, of College Park, were each charged with one count of armed robbery and three counts of kidnapping, according to Sheriff Wayne Hannah. Read More»

‘Conceptional path’ of west bypass 3rd phase up for vote

The final meeting of the year for the Fayette County Commission includes one more political hot potato for outgoing commissioners Eric Maxwell and Jack Smith.

County staff on Thursday will be presenting a proposed conceptual alignment for the third and final phase of the controversial West Fayetteville Bypass, which will stretch from just south of Ga. Highway 54 down to Ga. Highway 85 at Harp Road. Read More»

$7.9 million voted to fix Hood Ave./Ga. 92 junction with Hwy. 85

City cancels LaFayette extension; light to move south from Hwy. 92

A $7.9 million plan to improve traffic at the intersection of Ga. highways 85 and 92, and also Hood Avenue, in Fayetteville will be funded with money from Fayette County’s 2004 transportation sales tax. Read More»

Season’s greetings from PTC's WASA: Big sewer bills

Nearly 10,000 people in Peachtree City are likely to get some sticker shock this week when they open their December water bills.

While the water rates are not going up, the city’s sewer rates are going up significantly, as most residential customers will pay an extra $20 a month or more. Read More»

2 for the titles! Starr’s Mill (4-A), Sandy Creek (3-A) play for two state championships

Starr’s Mill quarterback Adam Holley (L) celebrates after the Panthers’ 20-19 win over Tucker in the 4-A semifinals.

When Sandy Creek won the Class AAAA state championship last year, the first in football for any Fayette County school, many wondered if, and when, another local school would make it back to the title game.

The wait was not long at all. Sandy Creek, which dropped to Class AAA in the off-season, is in the state championship game against Carrollton this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Read More»

F’ville gives preliminary OK for amending alcohol, zoning rules

The Fayetteville City Council as expected heard the first reading on requests to amend two ordinances at its Dec. 2 meeting. One of those pertained to a request to amend the alcohol ordinance to clear up possible conflicting language while the other proposed amendment would eliminate some of the uses in the Light Manufacturing (M-1) and Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) zoning districts.

Police Chief Steve Heaton told council members his office found a discrepancy in areas of the ordinance pertaining to employees affiliated with the sale, delivery and serving of alcohol. Read More»