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McIntosh leads SAT pack, Starr's Mill right behind

For Georgia the score is 1,453. For the United States the score is 1,509. But for Fayette County the number is 1,547. And that number represents the average score by local public high school students taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in 2010.

The SAT includes three sections: critical reading, mathematics and writing. Fayette students taking the test earlier this year outscored their state and national peers on all three sections.

Fayette students averaged 520 points in critical reading compared to a score of 488 by students across Georgia and a score of 511 nationally. Read More»

Jesus Feast culminates Saturday with worship in amphitheater

The mission and intent of the Jesus Feast that will be held Saturday at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville is simple: it is a time to focus on the One who is at the center of Christian life.

“The Jesus Feast will be a time to glorify Jesus and to pray for area businesses and our governments, and we are emphatically not promoting anything other than Jesus,” event co-organizer Joyce Beverly said, adding that people from all churches and denominations as well as those who are unchurched are welcome. Read More»

An evening of prayer for police, firefighters at The Villages Amphitheater

An evening of prayer for police, firefighters at The Villages Amphitheater

Members of GUI Dance/Beyond Words Dance Ministries were just one of the many performers to join local ministers and church groups Saturday at an Evening of Prayer held at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. Central to the theme of the service were the prayers offered for firefighters and police officers. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Fayette, Coweta residents, 9/11 a day to honor heroes

Veterans representing several of America’s wars present arms at the 9/11 Patriot Day observance in Peachtree City Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

More than 200 residents of Fayette and Coweta counties made their way to Falcon Field in Peachtree City last Saturday for the city’s observance of Patriot Day. As in previous occasions, the event was filled with memory and honor and resolve.

The Patriot Day/Freedom Walk began with nearly 200 area residents participating in the “America Supports You Freedom Walk.” Read More»

PTC out-fines all other jurisdictions

Don’t get caught with a busted tail light in PTC; it’ll cost as much as running a red light

If you roll through a stop sign or run a red light, you will pay more than twice as much in court in Peachtree City as you will for doing the same thing in unincorporated Fayette County. Read More»

Police reports Sept. 7-13

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. 7 - Monday, Sept. 13
Sabrina P. Goodson, 39, of Steven’s Entry, Peachtree City, for obstruction.
Edward Johnson, 20, of Kenwood Lane, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Maria Alicia Love, 25, of Plantation Parkway, Fayetteville, for suspended license.
Dwight Kevin Allen, 34, of Lynn Drive, Powder Springs, for probation violation. Read More»

County to oppose fifth judge

Commission wants review of costs, caseload data

A proposal to add a fifth Superior Court judge to the Griffin Judicial Circuit is being opposed by the Fayette County Commission.

At last week’s meeting, the commission discussed the fifth judge proposal, although it was not on the meeting agenda, according to minutes of the meeting.

The board voted unanimously to authorize Chairman Jack Smith to draft a letter to the state asking for a delay on the decision, citing several potential problems a fifth judge might create for the county, including:

• The personnel costs of adding a judge including his support staff; Read More»

Former coach tops Chiefs

Patriots, Panthers, Wildcats and War Eagles all win

McIntosh struggled in their home opener against Jones County, while Sandy and Creek and Starr's Mill won in convincing shutouts and Whitewater and Landmark won by comfortable margins.

For more, see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1046

Sheriff's investigators arrest 3

Locals victimized in separate forgery, theft, burglary cases

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators have made three arrests this week in connection with three unrelated crimes.

Jacob Christopher Cotten, 19, of Longview, Tex. was arrested Sept. 7 in connection with a July 29 burglary of a locked storage building on Harp Road in south Fayette County. Cotten is accused of stealing two four-wheel ATVs, both of which were recovered and returned to the victim.

Cotten is charged with one count of burglary and two counts of theft by taking. Read More»

Fischer Crossing hearing comes with economic impact report

It’s all coming down to the meeting on Sept. 16. The Coweta County Commission that night will conduct a public hearing on a request Read More»

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