Fayette County

SCHS ends season, state semifinalists

SCHS ends season, state semifinalists

Volleyball loses to Buford in close, four-game match

The Sandy Creek Lady Patriots saw their 2014 volleyball season come to an end Wednesday in a match against Buford. The final score was 25-20, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20. The Lady Patriots finished the season with a record of 45-8. Buford will play Marist this weekend at Marietta High School for the state championship. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Pickleball in PTC


The Peachtree City Pickleball Club kicked off in Peachtree City Sunday, Oct. 12. Close to 100 friends and family members gathered at the tennis center to see what the game with the funny name was all about.  Read More»

Gated district

We’ve finally made it. The Wife and me, we now live in a gated community with not one, but two guards. Positioned on either side, they issue orders to either open or close the gates. All who wish to enter or leave must, of course, obey their commands.

Once inside, if you dare to leave without permission or proper notification, then not one, but two different alarms will sound. And trust me, those alarms are extremely loud and impossible to ignore. Read More»

F'ville City Hall goes Halloween

Who are these cuties? A group of staff at Fayetteville City Hall on Oct. 31 got in to the spirit of the occasion by coming to work in their Halloween finery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Who are these cuties? A group of staff at Fayetteville City Hall on Oct. 31 got in to the spirit of the occasion by coming to work in their Halloween finery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette OKs Redwine Rd. cart paths

Residents along the southern portion of Redwine Road in unincorporated Fayette County will eventually have direct golf cart path access to the Starr’s Mill school complex just south of Peachtree City, but it’s not going to happen overnight. Read More»

Dredging of Lake Peachtree set to begin by January

Grass growing in the bed of Lake Peachtree in June 2014. File photo.

The long-awaited dredging of Lake Peachtree appears to be close to beginning. Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson in an Oct. 24 letter said the dredging job is expected to be put out for bids in late December with initial work beginning in January.

However, even after dredging the mostly dry lakebed is completed, the larger issue of when the lake will be refilled is still an unanswered question, pending a decision on rebuilding the dam’s damaged spillway.

Rapson in the Oct. 24 letter to Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington said sampling of soils and survey fieldwork is complete. Read More»

N. Fayette man threatens school bus, is arrested

Rolin Isaacs. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

A north Fayette County man was charged with disrupting public schools after making threatening statements that he would do “whatever he had to do” about a school bus making noise in front of his home during morning pick-up times.

Rolin Isaacs, 58, was charged with disrupting public schools, a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, said Sheriff Barry Babb.  Read More»

Feral cats meet the private sector and commissioners applaud

Shutterstock image of feral cats.

Fayette Humane Society’s traps, neuters, releases more feral cats at lower cost than Animal Control

For those who have taken to heart legendary TV host Bob Barker’s plea to “help control the pet population,” a report at the Oct. 23 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners will be especially encouraging. Read More»

BoE rivals disagree on the urgency of innovation grant

(L-R) Ogechi Oparah and Diane Basham. Photos/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County School Board in an Oct. 20 split vote said “No” to an immediate application for a $1.2 million state grant that, if received, might have established a local Center of Innovation at the former Fayetteville Intermediate School (FIS) to help prepare students for employment in the health sciences and digital media/animation fields.

District 4 school board candidates Ogechi Oparah (Democrat), 23, and Diane Basham (Republican), 66, were asked to have their say on the issue. Read More»

Ebola protocols change again for local schools

The Ga. Dept. of Public Health (DPH) issued an Oct. 24 update on the Ebola virus for Georgia educators. Students who have traveled to an affected country will undergo the 21-day monitoring by school staff and/or health department staff. Read More»

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