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Biz Café the latest new thing at upcoming Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Community EXPO

Work+coffee; coffee+work...the two just seem to go together.  At the upcoming Fayette County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Expo, attendees at the new Biz Café will get not only a great cup of coffee (generously provided by ServPro of Fayette/South Fulton), but also instant, timely, valuable business information. Read More»

Free “Love and Logic” seminar offered this fall in Tyrone

Both parents and educators often view the disciplining of children to be one of the most challenging issues they face.

This fall, parents and teachers of the Fayette County Public School System are invited to attend a free seven-week Love and Logic workshop on Tuesdays Sept.14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Robert J. Burch Elementary. While the workshop is free, there is a $10 book fee. CARE, Children at Risk in Education, is sponsoring the workshop. Read More»

5 indicted in 2 drug trafficking cases

A Fayette County grand jury has indicted three men for trafficking in methamphetamine after undercover drug agents found about three pounds of methamphetamine in a home in northwest Fayette County June 11.

Bernal Gerson Villafan and Uvaldo Alvarado Tequila, both of 385 Greenview Circle, Fayetteville where the incident took place and Ismael Guerrero Moya of Dade City, Fla., were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Moyo also was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Read More»

5 indicted for S. Fayette heavy equipment chop shop

Five people have been indicted for participating in a heavy equipment chop shop that was discovered May 18 just outside of the town of Brooks in south Fayette County.

Ronald J. Martin and Shane D. Spino, both of 455 Morgan Mill Road, Brooks, Charles Allen Rippy Jr. of Todd Road, Greenville, Nathaniel B. Morris of Pine Street, Zebulon, and Nathan William Lunsford of Garner Road, Alvaton will face felony charges in connection with the case. Read More»

PTC woman arrested after stealing from clients

Peachtree City Police investigators on Aug. 27 arrested Robin Darleen White, 37, of Aberdeen Drive on with three counts of theft by receiving stolen property and two counts of financial identity fraud. The cleaning service operator is accused of stealing from her clients.

Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said the charges stemed from an ongoing fraud investigation conducted by the Peachtree City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Read More»

High school football season opens in Fayette; Sandy Creek, Starr’s Mill among victors

The Sandy Creek Patriots, the reigning Class AAAA state champions, made a statement against one of their county rivals, the Whitewater Wildcats, 20-14, in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

Click here for a recap of Friday night’s winners and losers at TheCitizenSports.com.

More locals found jobs in July

Fayette County’s unemployment rate continues to gradually improve, according to the latest figures released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

The data shows that the county’s number of employed persons rose by 165 people in July compared to the previous month. That translated to a lowering of the unemployment rate from 8.6 percent in June to 8.3 percent in July.

Both figures are below the 8.7 percent rate attributed to Fayette County in July 2009 and the current 10.2 percent unemployment rate in metro Atlanta and 9.9 percent unemployment rate statewide. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers, Bobcats and Coweta teams are winners

Sandy Creek held on for a big win on the road at Whitewater.

Click on the link for more on that game and other scores from Friday night football.

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Haddix to represent Fayette for transportation wish list

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix has been elected to be Fayette County’s representative on a group that will decide which regional transportation projects should be pursued for funding through a proposed 10-year region-wide special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). Read More»

PTC police on DUI lookout Labor Day weekend

The Peachtree City Police Department will be participating in a statewide crackdown over the Labor Day holiday to target alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.

Police will be conducting various sobriety checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend as part of Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance.

Impaired motorists caught driving at or above the limit of .08 blood alcohol content will be arrested, officials said.

Some 30 percent of the fatal highway crashes in Georgia are caused by impaired drivers, according to Bob Dallas, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Read More»