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Fayette arrests log Jan. 11-17

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, Jan. 11 - Monday, Jan. 17

Orlando Allen, 45, of Wimbly Point, Fayetteville, for simple battery.

Nathaniel Broughton, 34, of Smith Street, Atlanta, for probation violation.

Behre Annette Casey, 61, of Brogdon Road, Fayetteville, for battery-family violence.

James Andrew Deck, 52, of Sheldon Way, Fayetteville, for battery-family violence. Read More»

From banks to burgers at Pavilion

A new Wendy’s restaurant has been proposed for property previously occupied by Wachovia Bank on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 85 and Pavilion Parkway. The proposal was presented Tuesday at the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission and could be up for a vote as early as next week.

The proposal calls for the old Wachovia Bank building to be demolished, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. In its place across the parking lot from the Home Depot would be a 2,997 square-foot restaurant building with a drive-thru window and a dumpster pad. Read More»

2 charged with invading cop's home in north Fayette

Two Fayetteville men were charged Jan. 12 with a home invasion in north Fayette County. The resident, an East Point police officer, was slightly injured and found duct-taped when deputies arrived. He told deputies that masked men held him at gunpoint during the incident. The men were arrested minutes later by a Fayetteville Police officer. Read More»

Chamber passes gavel as new chair takes helm

Joe Domaleski (R) accepts the chamber outgoing board chair plaque from the incoming chair, Melanie Myer. She will be the 46th Board Chair of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce was begun in the late 1960s and has progressed from its first annual banquets which were pot luck dinners at the local Masonic Lodge, to a full-fledged meal at a local a banquet facility with hundreds of people in attendance.

Today the chamber is the one organization focused on business growth, leadership development, entrepreneurship and community enhancement in Fayette. It works to bring together leadership and business, government, non-profits, and education to address issues and the needs of the community. Read More»

Fayette a ‘donor county’ for taxes?

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele.

Mayors of county’s 2 largest cities take opposite positions on 2012 regional transportation tax referendum

The mayors of Fayette County’s two largest cities have diametrically opposing viewpoints about a pending 1-cent regional sales tax to be put to a vote next year.

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix is against it, while Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele is for it.

Early projections show that a 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for regional transportation projects in the 10 counties in metro Atlanta would generate about $205 million total from Fayette County alone. Read More»

King honored and remembered in Monday event in F’ville

Happy marchers in an honored cause

“One Nation, One Dream: Justice for All.” That was the theme of the 7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and the 11th Annual Commemorative Program held Monday in Fayetteville. The event was sponsored by the Fayette County branch of the NAACP.

This year’s lengthy parade began at Fayette County High School then proceeded to Ga. Highway 85 and onto the Lafayette Education Center. Rev. Toney Mosley, senior pastor of Woods Memorial Baptist Church served as the parade’s grand marshal. Read More»

Fresh Market hiring for PTC location

As it gets closer to opening in the Peachtree Crossings shopping center, The Fresh Market grocery store has announced a career open house event slated for Jan. 26 at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

Among the job openings are: assistant produce manager, grocery specialist, assistant deli manager, gift/floral specialist and specialists for cheese, candy/coffee, seafood and others.

All applicants are required to apply online before the open house, according to the company. The website on which the company is accepting applications is TheFreshMarket.com/careers. Read More»

PTC has ‘new’ bus to teach fire prevention, safety

The Peachtree City Fire Department recently unveiled its Fire Education Bus, which is specially equipped to teach people of all ages about fire safety in the home. Read More»

Take your best shot (of Fayette County's natural beauty) by Jan. 31 deadline

Photo is “Sun Dancers” by Dale Niles, 2010 First Place, Trust Properties Category. Provided by Southern Conservation Trust.

You still have time to capture your best photographs and enter them in the Southern Crescent’s premier photography exhibition. The 3rd annual juried exhibition, Nature, Undisturbed, continues to solicit entries for the 2011 competition through Jan. 31. Read More»

4 missed ice storm days won't be made up; BoE to decide on 5th day

UPDATED for print Friday, 4:20 p.m. — Ice Storm 2011 really did a number on the Fayette County School System calendar. But per state law, four of the five days missed this week will not have to be made up. The Fayette County Board of Education at its Jan. 18 meeting will discuss what to do about the missed days. Read More»