Fayette County

Armed gunmen rob delivery truck in F’ville Thursday

Fayetteville Police are searching for two men who robbed a food delivery truck attendant at gunpoint behind a restaurant at 913 N. Glynn Street Thursday afternoon. Read More»

Horgan gets censure, $200 fine for ethics violation

County commissioner previously pled guilty to misdemeanor marijuana possession, tag violation

Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan's fellow commissioners voted 4-0 tonight to levy a $200 fine and record a resolution of public censure as punishment for violating the county's ethics ordinance Read More»

Medical crews honored for work with injured athlete

The EMTs, firefighters, life flight personnel and the neurologist that attended to Starr's Mill High School Junior Varsity football player Grant Aasen after a whiplash injury two weeks ago at a ball game at Northgate were honored after the coin toss at the game Friday night between Starr's Mill and Northgate. The injury and Grant's full recovery after the emergency surgery at Atlanta Medical Center is nothing short of a miracle, said Grant's mother Tina.

For Starr’s Mill High School JV running back Grant Aasen and his family it was a special night. The responders and medical personnel who attended to him, provided the transport to Atlanta Medical Center and rendered care at the facility two weeks ago following an injury sustained at the football game at Northgate High School were all on hand last Friday night to be honored for their efforts. The on-field ceremony was held after the coin toss and just prior to the Oct. 22 varsity game between Northgate and Starr’s Mill. Read More»

Fayette cops to crack down on DUI for Halloween

Those who choose to drink and drive in Peachtree City this weekend might be in for a scary situation themselves.

There will be more than 30 police officers from the city and their brethren at the Fayetteville Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office participating in the crackdown, officials said. Read More»

Economic forecaster and author at PTC Library Nov. 6

Author/economist Mark Rogers. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Clayton State University. Photo/Clayton State University.

Clayton State economist Mark Rogers to answer ‘Is recession really over?’ and ‘What’s next?’

Clayton State University’s Peachtree City instructional site, Clayton State-Fayette, is co-sponsoring a presentation at the Peachtree City Library by Clayton State adjunct faculty member and author/economist Mark Rogers.

The presentation, entitled “Is the Recession Really Over? What’s Next?,” will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Floy Farr Room.
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Great Georgia Airshow a Ware family affair

Great Georgia Airshow a Ware family affair

Attending the Great Georgia Airshow in early October were Peachtree City residents Alan (U.S. Navy Retired) and Vickie Ware and their sons Jeffery and Ryan. Alan is a MD-11 captain with Federal Express. Their two sons, Jeffery and Ryan, participated in the airshow with static displays. Jeffery is an F-18 pilot currently serving in the U.S Navy as an instructor pilot at NAS Lamoore near Fresno, Calif. Ryan attends Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., majoring in Aerospace Technology. Read More»

Fayette Chief Magistrate Floyd dies

Fayette County Chief Magistrate Charles R. "Chuck" Floyd.

Fayette County’s Chief Magistrate, Charles “Chuck” Floyd Jr., died overnight, court officials have said.

When Floyd, 53, was appointed to the position in 2002, he became Fayette’s first-ever African American judge. He subsequently was elected to the post in 2004 and won re-election in 2008.

Fellow Magistrate Bob Ruppenthal in a statement today said that Floyd “served the citizens of Fayette County with integrity.”

“Chuck will be greatly missed,” Ruppenthal said.

Details of Floyd’s death are unavailable and funeral arrangements are expected to be released later by the family. Read More»

Police reports, Oct. 19-25, 2010

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, Oct. 19 - Monday, Oct. 25
Elihu Adony Bonilla, 25, of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Atlanta, for probation violation.
Erica Shavonn Brown, 27, of Registry Boulevard, Hampton, for probation violation.
Kenneth Courtland Burton, 33, of Podwer Springs Road, Marietta, for no license.
Phyoncia Sharyae Gresham, 20, of Center Street, Atlanta, for pending charges sale of marijuana. Read More»

Senior Helpers can really help families

From left are Kimberly Patterson, Rene Stafford, Kathy Allgeier, Vicki Smith, Marilyn Walker and Linda Pirog. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman

Senior Helpers in Peachtree City was launched in 2006 by franchisee Linda Pirog. Senior Helpers is one of the fastest-growing professional caregiver services that assists senior citizens living at home.  The Peachtree City office services clients from Fayette and Coweta County to Douglas and Cobb County.  There are almost 300 offices of Senior Helpers in the country in over 30 states. Read More»

New study: Contact-lenses improve self image in children

Contact-lenses improve vision-related quality of life in children compared with glasses, especially in the areas of appearance and athletics, reports Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Ga.  “Many parents are fearful of allowing their children to wear contact lenses, but this study conclusively shows that children feel better about themselves when wearing contact lenses, especially after age 10”., continues Dr. Henahan. “Contact lenses are much safer and easier to care for than 20 years ago.” Read More»

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