Fayette County

2 arrested for S. Fayette burglary

Two men were arrested Friday afternoon after a southeast Fayette homeowner spotted them taking items from her home, sheriff’s deputies said.

Alan Michael Hudson, 19, and Emmanual Deanda Gunter, 18, both of Jonesboro, fled the home on foot to a nearby wooded area, and the homeowner called 911 to report the crime, officials said.

That set off a search conducted by sheriff’s deputies, K-9 units, the sheriff’s department’s helicopter and members of the Fayetteville Police Department, officials said. Read More»

2 wanted in smash and grab burglary

2 wanted in smash and grab burglary

Suspects stole lotto tickets from E. Fayette store

Fayette County sheriff’s detectives are searching for two men who broke into an east Fayette convenience store Read More»

Marie Valentino

Marie Valentino (nee Santoro), 98, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2010.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Nicholas Valentino; 4 brothers; and 3 sisters. Marie was the loving mother of Janice Wagner (husband, Dave), Kent Valentino (wife, Joan); grandmother of Tamara, Mark, Lisa, John, Kristi, and Jonna; proud great-grandmother of 9; and dear aunt of many. 

The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City.  The interment will be held at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio at a future date.  Read More»

Local UDC chapter welcomes new members

Local UDC chapter welcomes new members

100 Year old Miss Emmie Lou Pound and 16 year old Miss Macy Brown become oldest and youngest members of the Frankie Lyle Chapter

When Miss Emmie Lou Pound of Fayetteville overheard a conversation about the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), she said, “My granddaddy fought in that war and I would like to join up with those ladies.” That’s all Linda Robinson of the Frankie Lyle Chapter, UDC needed to hear. She immediately called Miss Emmie and found out that Miss Emmie’s grandfather, Joseph Gilbert Pound, joined the Confederate Army on February 24, 1862 in Talbot County. He served as a Private in Company K, 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry. Read More»

Feliciano at 'The Fred' Aug. 7

Feliciano at 'The Fred' Aug. 7

Acclaimed by critics as the “Greatest Living Guitarist” and known as the first Latin artist to cross over into the English music market, Jose Feliciano brings his talent to the stage of the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City on Saturday, Aug. 7 as the final concert in the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Read More»

Merle “Harold” Stanton, 66, formerly of Fayetteville

Merle “Harold” Stanton, 66, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Fayetteville, died July 28, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy Ann Stanton and parents Merle and Mattie Stanton.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa and Russell McArthur of Plano, TX, formerly of Fayetteville; grandchildren Daniel McArthur, Jordan McArthur, Adam McArthur, Megan McArthur and Lizzy McArthur, all of Plano, TX ; father-in-law and mother-in-law Felton and Mary Ard of Pensacola, FL ; sister-in-law Gail Bennett of Charlotte, NC ; and brother-in-law Felton Ard II of Tallahassee, FL. Read More»

Slain West Ga. student was longtime Fayette caregiver

Marcelle “Marcy” Elliot and her family lived for years in Fayette County where they provided foster care and other services for the Fayette County Dept. of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS). Read More»

Off path parking banned at McIntosh

As the opening bell of school is within days of ringing, a new fleet of golf cart driving students are preparing to descend upon the campus at McIntosh High School.

Cart drivers will have to adjust to a lack of off-campus parking Read More»

With little funding, DAPC unable to chase down large employers

The location of Sany Corporation’s first U.S. operation in Peachtree City offers a significant opportunity to lure even more jobs here than the 150 initial positions Read More»

PTC hosting anti-crime event Tuesday

The Peachtree City Police Department is hosting a National Night Out event at the Kedron Village Target parking lot Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event will feature plenty of sights to fascinate children, with fire ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles and other public safety equipment on display. There will also be a scavenger hunt for children with prizes that will be claimed at businesses in the Kedron Village Shopping Center.

The event is a nationwide program to heighten crime prevention and awareness and also promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Read More»

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