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Hwy. 138 clerk grazed by robber’s gunshot

A Fayetteville K-9 unit followed the gunman’s trail to a nearby road, leaving officers to conclude that he left the area in an automobile. Photo/Mike Clifton/KombatKamera.com.

Fayette County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a gunman whose shot grazed a convenience store clerk Monday afternoon at the BP/Amoco gas station at the intersection of Ga. highways 138 and 279 on the county’s northern border with Fulton and Clayton counties.

The gunman entered the store around 2:10 p.m. talking on a phone, and waited inside the store about 15 minutes before approaching the counter and displaying a handgun, sheriff’s detectives said. Read More»

Ice Storm 2011 stops Fayette cold

No serious injuries or major property damage reported during worst ice storm to hit Fayette this decade; schools closed

UPDATED 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 — Despite major and secondary roads being mostly clear and ice-free Wednesday afternoon, the Fayette County School System will be closed Thursday for what may be a record fourth snow day in a row. However, local government offices in Fayetteville and Peachtree City will be open for business on Thursday. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta schools remain closed on Wednesday, Fayette gov't offices open

Representatives from the Fayette County and Coweta County school systems said Tuesday afternoon that both systems will remain closed on Wednesday. Read More»

It's a 'Jungle' in there

Pictured are Urban Jungle staff members Marshall Seelye, Corey Mathias, Alexa Hall and Samuel Hannon. Photo/Michael Boylan

Urban Jungle offers laser tag, indoor rock climbing and more

Todd Hannon, owner of Urban Jungle in Peachtree City, loved playing laser tag with his sons as they were growing up. First there was the play at home option and later playing in Dixieland in Fayetteville’s arena. When Dixieland remodeled, the laser tag arena left but Hannon has brought the concept back with Urban Jungle, a modern looking building that contains top of the line arcade games, a 24’ rock wall with four climbing lanes of varying difficulty, a two story professionally created laser tag arena and Laser Frenzy, a game that puts the player inside a scene straight out of the movies. Read More»

Board member Smith elected to statewide post

Fayette County Board of Education member Terri Smith has been elected as a District Director for the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA).

As a District Director, Smith will serve on the association’s Board of Directors representing GSBA’s District 6, which includes the school systems of Bremen City, Carroll County, Carrollton City, Clayton County, Coweta County, Douglas County, Fayette County, Griffin-Spalding County, Heard County, Henry County, Meriwether County, Pike County, Thomaston-Upson County, and Troup County. Read More»

Georgia recognizes 13 Fayette schools for high academic performance

Nearly 50 percent of Fayette’s public schools have been recognized by the state for promoting excellence in student achievement.
Out of the county’s 28 schools, nine elementary, one middle and three high schools received award designations of platinum, gold, silver or bronze based on their performance on state curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status. Read More»

Main roads in better shape as temps rise above freezing today

UPDATED 11:33 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11 — The worst may be behind us in Ice Storm 2011 as a combination of road crew efforts and rising temperatures melt away much of the icy coating on main roads in Fayette County.

While schools, government offices and a majority of businesses remain closed for the second straight day after an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches of snow, then ice, brought normal operations to a halt, state highways 54 and 85 were easily passable at 11 a.m. today. Read More»

Snow day means no school and lots of fun

Snow day means no school and lots of fun

Fayetteville residents Kendal, 7, and Ainsley, 5, go sledding down a neighbor’s driveway, as Mom records the moment for posterity. Photo/Khara Chunn.

DOT warns of ice on 54 near hospital

The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning motorists about icy spots along Ga. Highway 54 near Piedmont Fayette Hospital in its latest update of road conditions in the region south of Atlanta.

DOT officials are urging the public to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary until the weather conditions improve, as freezing temperatures are expected to remain overnight, leaving roads quite treacherous tomorrow morning.

3 cuffed for botched robbery in Fayetteville

Fayetteville police early Sunday morning arrested three men who attempted to rob a local couple, police said.

The victims, who own an Asian restaurant in East Point, were apparently followed home and were confronted by two of the three suspects who demanded money, police said. The male victim then gave chase, forcing both suspects to flee to their vehicle. Read More»

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