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Pledging allegiance

Pledging allegiance

Fifth grade students from Huddleston Elementary led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Fayette County Board of Education meeting on Mar. 16.  The students are, from left, Meghan Keirn, Mikhaila Fechushak,  Ben De La Paz Merchant, Andrew Schlappi and Chase Martaus. Photo/Special.

Entries sought in Senoia photography competition

It is all about life’s simple pleasures. A call for entries has been posted for the juried photography competition “Simple Pleasures” that will be hosted by the Veranda Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn and Gallery in Senoia.

Both professional and amateur photographers 18 and over are invited to compete in three categories: Life in Senoia, Life in Georgia and Life in The World at-large. 

Deadline for receipt of entry form, fees and CD with images no larger than 2 MB each is Saturday, May 1. Black and white, sepia, color and manipulated images may be entered in any category. Read More»

Fayette Senior Services gets transportation grant

Fayette Senior Services has been awarded a $97,000 transportation grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The funding will help the transportation voucher program for Read More»

Friday deadline for Google high-speed trial nominations

Time is running out for residents to nominate Fayette County for the project.

Doing so can be done via an online form available at https://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options and clicking on the button for “nominate your community.”

To nominate Fayette County, each user must log in with a Google account, which is free. The deadline for nominations is Friday. Read More»

Fairburn considers regional baseball complex

The Fairburn City Council Monday night adopted a resolution for a proposal that, if approved by the board in the coming weeks, will lead to the development of a sports complex expected to draw baseball and softball teams and tournaments from across metro Atlanta with a resulting initial annual economic impact of $3.5-4.5 million. Read More»

Palmetto officer nominated as TV show All-Star

Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg has been nominated for the America’s Most Wanted television show’s “All-Star” designation. A benefit motorcycle ride for the injured officer will be held Saturday.

Sgt. Gragg was seriously injured on Sept. 12 during a routine traffic stop in Palmetto that led to the loss of his left eye, a brain injury, a broken back and 17 broken bones in his face and his jaw broken in four places. Gragg is still recovering from his injuries and is back at work part-time. Read More»

Blockage leads to sewer spill at Lake Peachtree

A blockage in a sewer pipe Monday caused the spill of approximately 13,000 gallons into a creek that feeds directly into Lake Peachtree, which serves as a drinking water reservoir.

The blockage was repaired within two hours, according to information from the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority. As a result of the spill, the authority will be sampling the creek and lake for contamination as required by Georgia water quality control regulations. Read More»

Defendant gets life sentence for molestation

Defendant gets life sentence for molestation

A former Union County man will serve two consecutive life sentences following his conviction today for molesting a 15-year-old girl. William Jacob Nutt, 23, was found guilty of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. The jury found him not guilty of a third charge of rape. Read More»

Church gives up its building; movie theater new ministry HQ

The congregation of Rolling Hills Baptist Church posing after their last Sunday service in the building. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“I don’t care how many buses you’ve got or the size of your sanctuary. I don’t care how steep your steeple is ...,” sang Don Francisco in “The Steeple Song.” For the congregation at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, the steeple, and the entire church building, has become a thing of the past. Read More»

Police reports Mar. 16-22

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, March 16 - Monday, March 22
Decil Eugene Cofield, 43, of Fleming Cove Drive, Hampton, for child abandonment.
Marlon Shelton Gibson, 24, of Tanglweood Lane, Forest Park, for burglary.
Jose Perez Lopez, 49, of Tall Deer Drive, Fairburn, for no license.
Richard Dean Menefee, 36, of Peartree Court, Riverdale, for marijuana less than one ounce. Read More»