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Burglars hit F’ville storage facility — 19 different units at one time

The police report reads like a blizzard of burglaries — 19 in a row, in fact — but the catch is that they were all committed in one location this past weekend.

Burglars cut through the rear fence at East Fayette Storage in Fayetteville and entered 18 storage units and a trailer.

The storage facility on Robinson Drive off Ga. Highway 54 East is fenced and gated and has computerized gate security and video surveillance.

But that did not stop the facility from being burglarized for the first time in 13 years of doing business at the location, said manager Lance Smith. Read More»

Coweta County runs sewer from Newnan to PTC, enabling big growth

A new sewer line all the way from Newnan to nearly the Fayette County border likely will mean that Fayette residents driving on Ga. Highway 34 will be seeing intensive new development along the four-lane road in coming years. Read More»

Volunteers raise the roof (and walls)

Volunteers raise the roof (and walls)

It was an old-style volunteer barn-raising Saturday at the new home of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette County located on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville across from Pies-On Pizza. The construction of the 6,000 square-foot center that will provide a variety of services to new moms is in conjunction with the ongoing community efforts of Square Foot Ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Local student wins annual Plains Postcard Contest

Julie Bustamante is congratulated by President Jimmy Carter as the first place winner in the 7th grade division of the 11th annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest. Photo/Special.

The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, shook hands with Fayette Middle seventh grader Julie Bustamante, congratulating her as a first place winner in the annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest.

The former president honored Julie’s first place achievement during an awards ceremony at the annual Peanut Festival in Plains on September 25. She received a certificate and a signed copy of one of President Carter’s books. Read More»

County schools support Power Parade

From left are Terri Smith, FCBOE Chairperson and Pam Reid, FYPH Board Member and 2011 Power Parade Chairperson. They are standing in front of Lee Wright, Vice Chairman of the Board of Education and on the right is Marion Key, a FCBOE Board Member. Photo/Special.

Pam Reid, Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. Board member and Chairperson of the 2011 Fayette Youth Power Parade recently appeared at the Fayette County Board of Education meeting and received a proclamation from the Board regarding the 2011 Power Parade.  Mrs. Read More»

Newnan federal Judge Jack Camp arrested for buying drugs from stripper

Federal authorities have arrested and charged sitting U.S. Northern District Court Senior Judge Jack Camp of Newnan in a lurid criminal complaint that alleges Camp hung out at strip clubs since last spring and bought sex and illegal drugs from one of the strippers, who later became an FBI informant and wore a wire. To read the federal criminal complaint, click here. Read More»

Atlanta Christian College tops 1,000 students for first time

Atlanta Christian College, which has a satellite campus in Peachtree City, has set a new enrollment record, crossing the 1,000-student threshold for the first time in the College’s history, school officials said in a news release today.

The most recent cohort in Access — the school’s adult and professional studies program, began classes in September, bringing total enrollment to 1,035 students. Read More»

Atlanta Christian College tops 1,000 students for first time

Atlanta Christian College, which has a satellite campus in Peachtree City, has set a new enrollment record, crossing the 1,000-student threshold for the first time in the College’s history, school officials said in a news release today.

The most recent cohort in Access — the school’s adult and professional studies program, began classes in September, bringing total enrollment to 1,035 students. Read More»

Fire damages home in east Fayette Co.

A fire early Saturday evening caused substantial damage to a family’s home on Shore Line Drive in eastern Fayette County, officials said.

The first county fire unit on the scene at 6:40 p.m. reported flames visible through the windows of the second story, and it took half an hour to get the fire under control, according to Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms.

Fire crews from the City of Fayetteville assisted the county with the fire, Nelms said. No one was injured during the blaze, he added. Read More»

PTC Police urge caution to avoid deer collisions

With fall’s cooler temperatures in October comes a separate unwanted phenomenon: a rise in deer-related automobile crashes — yes, even in Peachtree City.

Peachtree City police are reminding motorists that deer are more active due to mating and hunting seasons from now to December, so caution should be used while driving ... particularly during the hours just before sunrise and just after sunset. Read More»