Fairburn to get regional baseball/softball complex

Play ball! The Fairburn City Council Monday night on a 4-2 vote approved a resolution that gives the Fairburn Development Authority to ability to execute a Letter of Intent to issue $11 million in revenue bonds for use in a public/private partnership that will establish the Georgia Academy’s Championship Fields baseball and softball complex on Ga. Highway 92 on the city’s south side. The annual economic impact of the regional facility is expected to be in the multiple millions of dollars. Read More»

Construction underway on Fischer Crossing theater

What you are seeing is an aerial view of the current construction of the NCG Theaters on the east side of the Fischer Crossing commercial development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. The 40,000 square-foot, 10-screen theater is expected to open around Thanksgiving.

The new NCG Theater at Fischer Crossing is out of the ground and construction is ongoing. Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour said the 10-screen theater is still looking to open around Thanksgiving.

With the grading, infrastructure and foundation work completed, crews last week began putting up the walls for the 40,000 square-foot theater located on the northeast portion of the intersection of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. Read More»

Fayette NAACP to hold Mighty Men of Valor conference

On August 21, the annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference, facilitated by the NAACP in partnership with the Theta Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the Associated of Village Pride, Inc., will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sams Auditorium at the Lafayette Education Center located at 205 Lafayette Avenue in Fayetteville. This year’s conference theme is “Boys to Men: Training in Ethical Leadership & Academic Excellence.” Read More»

Sams, Crawford picked as new Superior Court judges

McMillian named to fill Sams' place as judge of Fayette State Court

Fayette County State Court Judge Fletcher Sams was named as one of two new Superior Court judges for the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which includes Fayette County. Read More»

Police Blotter — Aug. 3—9

Arrests reported by Fayette County, Peachtree City and Fayetteville

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, Aug. 3 - Monday, Aug. 9

Rodriquez McKinstry, 20, of Shoreham Drive, College Park, for waiting warrants burglary (5).

Tony McKinstry, 17, of Shoreham Drive, College Park, for burglary.

Roberto Fabian Silva, 25, of Brandon Hill Way, Jonesboro, for no license.

Michael Ray Baskerville, 34, of Jackson, for failure to appear. Read More»

BoE’s superintendent pick must work out 120-day notice at 5-school system

Dr. Jeffrey Bearden was selected last week to fill the superintendent’s position with the Fayette County School System. Details to be worked out with the Fayette County Board of Education include Bearden’s start date in January after he fulfills his notice with the Marshwood School District in Eliot, Maine, where he currently serves as superintendent.

Bearden will be coming from a district with five schools and 2,500 students to take over a system with 30 schools and 21,000 students. Read More»

PTC fees kill industry deal, 165 jobs

A Jonesboro company that had intended to relocate to Peachtree City has withdrawn from the effort.

Low Temp Industries Inc., would have brought 165 jobs here but has bowed out because the company would have to pay for the city sewer line to be extended to its proposed site at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Redwine Road. Read More»

Cancer Wellness Center now open at Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has now opened its Cancer Wellness Center and has announced the many programs available to those recuperating from cancer treatments. There are programs and assistance available for both women and men. Read More»

What’s in healthcare law that affects seniors? Find out Aug. 17

When it comes to the built-in complexities of federal programs, few would claim to be an expert. And that is especially true of the voluminous Affordable Care Act — also known as ObamaCare — adopted earlier this year and signed into law. To help clarify the new law as it applies to seniors, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) will host an Aug. 17 presentation to help answer residents’ questions. Read More»