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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»

40 years and counting for the Powers Festival

40 years and counting for the Powers Festival

The Powers Festival in west Coweta County is nothing if not the most unique experience around, at least in terms of finding a good bargain and grabbing a bite to eat while watching a bit of live entertainment. The festival’s 40th anniversary was held last weekend and, as usual, drew countless thousands for whom shopping under the large shade trees adds to the uniqueness of the event.

A different way to farm and to live

Fayette County residents Nicole and Scott Tyson are right at home on their small non-profit organic farm near Sharpsburg. The couple on their new farm grow organic fruits and vegetables and practice rotational grazing with the turkeys, sheep and chickens. The name of the operation, the 180-degree Farm, is illustrative of the concept that contradicts the long-held norm in farming. Scott and Nicole use no chemicals and everything is natural.

Standing on their small farm off Ga. Highway 154 near Sharpsburg last Saturday morning, Scott and Nicole Tyson surveyed the small acreage that is home to the couple’s non-profit 180-degree Farm. The name of the farm makes sense, considering that their approach to farming is the diametric opposite of what has become the accepted norm. Read More»

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