Pace tells Rotary Club about Pinewood

From left, Brent Randolph, Jim Pace  and Ed Outlaw. Photo/Submitted.

Jim Pace, CEO of the Group VI Companies, spoke to the Peachtree City Rotary Club recently.

Pace was very instrumental in bringing Pinewood Studios to Fayette County, and he outlined the brief history of how Pinewood decided to select Fayette as their Atlanta home. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 28–Nov. 3

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 - Monday, Nov. 3

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Brandon D. Buchanan, born in 1995, of County Line Road, Fayetteville, for revoked or suspended license.
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Deputies searching for North Coweta armed robber

Anyone recognizing this armed robbery suspect is asked to contact the Coweta County Sheriff's Office at 678-423-6711. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta County deputies are searching for a man driving a white minivan who held up a convenience store on U.S. Highway 29 at gunpoint on Nov. 9.

Sgt. Jason Fetner said the armed robbery occurred during the evening hours at the Mini Mart on Hwy. 29 in north Coweta County.

The suspect entered the building, briefly cased the store and departed. He returned approximately 20 minutes later, Fetner said. He was wearing a gray sweater, a dark stocking caps and had a mustache and a partial beard, said Fetner.

The man produced a handgun and robbed the cashier, Fetner said. Read More»

Work on Hwy. 54W makes traffic slow-going

The installation of a median cut at Wynn's Pond Road on Ga. Highway 54 West just inside Coweta County will require that one westbound lane be closed until 3 p.m. Monday. Peachtree City police advise that motorists be prepared for delays.

World War II aircraft flew for Vets Day at Falcon Field

World War II T-6 aircraft were among the sights and sounds at the Dixie Wing Veterans Day Observance held Nov. 8 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

World War II T-6 aircraft were among the sights and sounds at the Dixie Wing Veterans Day Observance held Nov. 8 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

4 from Fayette head to state

Four teams from Fayette County are in the GHSA state playoffs next week.

The Sandy Creek Patriots finished second in Region 5-AAAA after closing out the regular season with a 23-8 win at Fayette County. They will host their game next week against Columbia. Woodward clinched the region title with its win over Carrollton.

The Whitewater Wildcats came in third after their 34-21 win over Troup in the regular-season finale and will travel to Marist next week. Read More»

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

Students at Booth Middle School in Peachtree City had a day full of activities Nov. 7 for Booth Safety Day. The school in cooperation with the Peachtree City Police Dept. and SWAT team members from Peachtree City and Fayetteville conducted three exercises that included a bomb threat, a post-active shooter and a K-9 demonstration. Pictured is a group of 6th graders examining SWAT gear. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta follows state with its election results

Coweta voters had their say in the 2014 elections and in doing so mirrored voters statewide in the races where Republican David Perdue was elected to the U.S. Senate and Gov. Nathan Deal won another term.

Coweta voters gave overwhelming support to Perdue who took nearly 70 percent of the ballots. Democrat MIchelle Nunn took 27.45 percent of Coweta votes.

Statewide, Perdue took the state with 52.94 percent of the vote compared to 45.15 percent for Nunn.

Perdue was among a number of Republican candidates who won their races to give the U.S. Senate a Republican majority. Read More»

Squirrels believed to be culprits in Peachtree City house fire

A late afternoon residential fire on Nov. 4 in Peachtree City resulted in moderate damage to the home but no injuries. The fire appeared to be caused by nesting material from squirrels Read More»

Student chosen for Macy’s Day Parade

Starr’s Mill’s Adam Warner will march with the Macy’s parade drum line. Photo/Submitted

Adam Warner, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, will have the honor of marching with the drumline of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in it’s 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 27. Honoring America’s finest high school musicians, this band will be comprised of select students from each of the fifty states. Warner is a percussionist with the Panther Pride Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director Scott King, Assistant Director Chris Johns and Percussion Specialist Bert Groover.  Read More»

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