Fireplace ashes blamed for mobile home fire

Crews extinguish flames from the blaze at a northern Fayette County mobile home. Photo/Special.

Ashes from a fireplace ignited a fire that destroyed a home in the Four Seasons mobile home community Monday afternoon, officials said.

A woman and child managed to escape their home on Dolphin Drive after a neighbor spotted the flames and alerted them, said Capt. Pete Nelms of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The ashes were left on the porch of the residence and may have been re-ignited in part due to wind in the area, Nelms said. Read More»

Chamber chooses PTC’s Warner as ‘Outstanding Business Person’

Peachtree City attorney Doug Warner (R) receives plaque from former award winner Michael Whiteside. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In its annual awards banquet, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce recognized several members for outstanding contributions.

Named as the Outstanding Business Person of the Year, Peachtree City attorney Doug Warner has served the county in a number of capacities. Read More»

Sheriffs charge 3 for phony checks

Fayette County Sheriff’s detectives have obtained arrest warrants for three people this month for passing phony checks at local businesses on three separate occasions.

Lequonza Allen, 33, of Elberton is charged with identity fraud for cashing a fraudulent check on Dec. 11 at Bank of America that belonged to a Fayette County resident.

Kiara Paige, 19, of Jonesboro is charged with identity fraud for cashing a fraudulent check on Dec. 17 at Bank of America that belonged to a Fayette County resident. Read More»

Residents urged to prepare for severe weather

Weather sirens to be tested Wednesday for statewide drill

As Severe Weather Awareness Week convenes next week, the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services is reminding local residents how they can be prepared for weather-related emergencies.

The county maintains a system of 23 severe weather warning sirens located in some of the most vulnerable and densely populated areas. The sirens are sounded during tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings and also during a tornado watch. Read More»

Cop Report 012710

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, Jan. 19 - Monday, Jan. 26
Brandon Phillip Bambic, 18, of Cypress Street, Peachtree City, for possession of marijuana.
Brett Anthony Brockman, 20, of Mimosa Drive, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Mario Chavez-Cordero, 23, of Peachtree Station Circle, Peachtree City, for tail light violation and no license.
Damita Lashawn Davis, 30, of Fisher Road, Atlanta, for no license. Read More»

Arson confirmed in two-home Palmetto fire

A Jan. 18 fire involving two homes on Carlton Pointe Drive in Palmetto is under investigation after it was determined that the blaze was intentionally set. Both homes were unoccupied at the time.

Palmetto Fire Chief Henry Argo said the fire call came in at 4:50 p.m., with the first units responding four minutes later. Firefighters arriving at the scene found the homes at 667 and 669 Carlton Pointe Drive on fire.

“We found two homes well involved with fire impinging on the home at 671 Carlton Point Drive,” Argo said. Read More»

Coweta commissioners look at transportation projects

An overview of upcoming transportation projects presented to Coweta County commissioners last week showed what should be a host of activity spanning the next three years. Some of the projects will be funded by 1-cent Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars, with others funded by the county’s general fund budget and still others by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT).

A sampling of the SPLOST road construction projects for 2010 include Lower Fayetteville Road at Ga. Highway 15 at a cost of $2.1 million and Hal Jones Road at U.S. Highway 29 for $1.96 million. Read More»

Commission delays decision on homeless facility

A lengthy discussion before Coweta County commissioners Jan. 19 led to a postponement of the decision on the fate of the Belair Estates transitional home in north Coweta. Commissioners will take up the issue next month. Read More»

Senoia DDA outlines projects

A short presentation by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority at the Jan. 18 City Council meeting revealed a wealth of information of DDA’s current activities and future plans. Among those were plans for a monthly farmer’s market, the new DDA website and a cultural arts reception tonight at the Stone Lodge.

DDA representative Wendy Maguire announced the group’s plan to initiate a farmer’s market for area growers to be held on the second Saturday of each month beginning in June. Maguire said the location of the farmer’s market is still being determined. Read More»

Senoia drops rental rate on Stone Lodge

It is a beautiful building whose name says it all. The city-owned Stone Lodge at Marimac Lake in Senoia makes a unique location for all types of special events. But the rental rate was deemed too costly and led to a rate reduction at the Jan. 18 City Council meeting.

City administrator Richard Ferry led the rental rate discussion on both the Stone Lodge off Pylant Street and the Freeman Sasser Building at Seavy Street Park. Read More»

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