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Hospital gets OK for expanded neonatal services

State officials have approved the enhancement of neonatal services at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, the hospital announced today.

The hospital will be allowed to expand its level 2 neonatal intermediate care unit and also Read More»

PTC has lowest violent crime rate in metro area

Peachtree City has the lowest rate of violent crime in metro Atlanta for the 2009 calendar year, according to statistics released recently by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The city recorded just 18 such crimes in 2009, which averages out to .51 per 1,000 residents. Read More»

Federal grand jury indicts PTC man for bilking 90 investors out of $15.8 million

DALLAS – U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas announced a federal grand jury indictment was returned charging Eldon A. Gresham, Jr., of Peachtree City, Ga., with 10 counts of mail fraud concerning a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) scam. Read More»

Homecoming parades Friday for McIntosh, Fayette County

McIntosh High School's Homecoming Parade will take place Friday at 4 p.m. The public is invited to watch the parade which begins at McIntosh High School, goes down Walt Banks Rd, turns left on Peachtree Pkwy and ends at the parking lot beside Chick Fil A on Highway 54. Candy and beads will be thrown from the floats.

Fayette resident named head of Georgia Chamber

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has announced today that Fayette County resident Chris Clark has been selected as the organization’s new President & CEO effective November 1, 2010.

Clark, who is currently the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, succeeds George Israel who announced his retirement earlier this year after eight years of service to the Chamber. Read More»

Police reports Sept. 14-20

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, Sept. 14 - Monday, Sept. 20

Joseph Patrick Davis, II, 18, of Ensign Road, Forsyth, for probation violation.
Richard Clarence Giles, 37, of Church Street, Riverdale, for burglary (3).
Clint Bernard Jackson, 28, of Double Bridge Road, Ellenwood, for window tint violation, suspended license and seatbelt violation. Read More»

Still more judge trouble in long-running divorce case

Case led to scandal, forced resignations of 2 judges; now new judge accused of ties to Judge English

A Fayette County woman is asking for the latest judge appointed to her long-running divorce case to be removed because of his connections to a previous presiding judge on the case: Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

WWII vets make last Fayette-based Honor Flight

WWII veterans Grier Livingston Sims (seated) and Billy Rogers Brooks (R) review the bas relief sculptures at the National WWII Memorial that depict scenes from the war, joined by Army Sgt. Guelmy Gloss and Honor Flight escort Sue Memmer. Photo/John Munford.

It was a trip to remember and never forget. The final voyage for Fayette Honor Flight brought some 80 veterans of World War II to see their memorial in Washington D.C. free of charge Sept. 15.

For the seventh and last time, the veterans got a motorcycle and police priority escort to Hartsfield International in Atlanta. On their flight up, the veterans were treated with a special “mail call” with letters written by local schoolchildren. Read More»

F'ville police still seeking 2 robbers who fired at couple outside Walmart

Surveillance photos provided by the Fayetteville Police Department show two men leaving the Pavilion Walmart moments apart just before the robbery attempt early Friday morning.

Fayetteville Police are still looking for two men wanted in connection with the Sept. 17 attempted armed robbery of a couple outside the Walmart at the Fayette Pavilion. One of the robbers fired shots at the couple as they fled the area but did not hit them.

Detective Mike Whitlow said the incident occurred as the couple was walking in the store’s parking lot at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Sept. 17. The men approached the couple and demanded their wallet and purse, Whitlow said. Read More»

Hollywood movie makers move into our neighborhood

The Hollywood-based Raleigh Studios has entered a long-term management agreement with Senoia’s RiverWood Studios. And RiverWood’s co-owners Paul Lombardi (third from right, standing) and Scott Tigchelaar (far right, kneeling) could not be happier for their city and for Coweta and Fayette counties. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A different kind of history was made in historic Senoia last Saturday. It was marked by an event that signaled a new partnership and one that will bring even more of Hollywood to Senoia and Coweta and Fayette counties.

The occasion was the Sept. 18 open house at Senoia’s RiverWood Studios that celebrated a long-term management agreement that christened the facility Raleigh Studios Atlanta. Read More»

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