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‘Making the Dream Count’ theme of 10th F’ville MLK fest

The annual event celebrating the birth and life of Martin Luther King, Jr., began with a parade under cool, clear skies in Fayetteville Monday morning. The celebration sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP continued at noon at Sams Auditorium and featured Morehouse College junior Justin L. Bryant.

The sixth annual parade began the day’s celebration, carrying the theme “Making the Dream Count.” The parade featured 40 entries with representation from bands and ROTC units from around metro Atlanta. Read More»

Whitewater teachers plead guilty in sex-for-hire sting

The former chorus director and the band director at Whitewater High School pled guilty last week in DeKalb County to pandering after they arranged a meeting at a hotel there with two prostitutes who were actually undercover police officers.

Douglas Dee, the former band director and Kelly Butler, the former choral director, were fined $1,000 each and sentenced to 12 months probation. Read More»

PTC cocaine airlift nets 2 pleas

An extensive undercover operation that discovered more than 380 pounds of cocaine being smuggled into Peachtree City’s Falcon Field Airport Aug. 29 has ended with two men pleading guilty in federal court.

Jorge Olivo, 24, of Roswell and Rene Perez, 32, of San Marcos, Texas pled guilty last week to conspiracy charges for possession of more than 380 pounds of cocaine that was flown here from Texas, according to officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta. Read More»

Cap & Trade public meeting coming Jan. 26

A meeting to discuss the American Clean Energy and Security Act (House Resolution 2454), commonly referred to as the “Cap & Trade Bill,” will be held Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Gathering Place in Peachtree City located at 203 McIntosh Trail.  

The public is invited to hear Ga. Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, Ga. Rep. Matt Ramsey and Michael Whiteside, retired President/CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC. All interested residents from Fayette, Coweta and surrounding counties are welcome to this free admission event.  Read More»

F’ville police investigating sexual assault claim

Fayetteville police are investigating a claim by two teenage girls that an adult male acquaintance gave them pills in order to take advantage of them and had attempted to do so.

Details of the incident are not available, but Maj. Kevin Gooding said the incident is alleged to have happened Jan. 15 and was reported to police by a parent of one of the girls when the two were being examined at Piedmot Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Counselors host Career Fair during National School Counseling Week

Approximately 1,800 eighth graders from the county’s five public middle schools will participate in the largest career fair held within the Fayette County Public School System. Read More»

Employee ties record for years of service

Working several years for one employer is a monumental milestone these days, but imagine someone devoting 45 years of service to one organization – that is exactly what Annie Jordan has done. Read More»

Honoring the state champs

Honoring the state champs

The decibel level was off the chart Friday morning at a pep rally honoring the Sandy Creek Patriots football team and their victory to become state champions. The school was presented proclamations by representatives from the Tyrone Town Council and the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Newburn on the job in Tyrone

Tyrone’s new town manager is on the job. Selected late last year to replace retiring town manager Chris Venice, former Glynn County grant coordinator Richard Newbern began his employment with the town on Jan. 4. Read More»

ACC satellite campus coming to PTC

Fayette County is about to have another opportunity for those seeking a college degree. Atlanta Christian College (ACC) will soon open its first satellite campus in Peachtree City.

ACC Communications Director Sarah Huxford said the ribbon cutting for the new facility located at 800 Commerce Drive will be held Jan. 26, where ACC has leased the entire second floor. Read More»

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