Fayette County

Trick-or-treat on the square

Trick-or-treat on the square

(From left) Friends Cody Gum, Jessica Abraham, Austin Gum and Zachary Abraham show off their costumes for the Trick-or-Treat on Main Street event during Market Day Saturday, Oct. 25. Austin Gum, dressed as the zombie scientist (second from right), won first place in the costume contest for the 9 to 13 year old age bracket. Hundreds of costumed kids swarmed around the vendor booths during the event, trick-or-treating for candy. After visiting the vendor booths, some kids doffed their masks and props, opting to jump on a blow-up castle or to join in on the hay ride going around the square. Read More»

Wildcats down Tigers 30-0

On their last home game of the 2014 season, the Whitewater Wildcats (5-3, 1-2) picked up an important Region 5-AAAA win by pitching a 30-0 shutout against the Fayette County Tigers (3-5, 1-2).

Jay Ashley and Christian Wafford, two of the more than 20 seniors honored before the game, scored a pair of touchdowns apiece for Whitewater.

After forcing a punt on the opening drive of the game, the Wildcats drove from their own 24 into the red zone before the Tigers’ defense stiffened and Liam Voigt came out to kick a 36-yard field goal. Read More»

Ant-Man lights up the night for residents living near Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Residents living near Pinewood Atlanta Studios found this letter on their mailboxes Thursday, Oct. 23.

It will be “lights, camera, explosions” as the filming of Ant-Man lights up the skies near Pinewood Atlanta Studios over the next week. Movie making in Fayette, which up to now has been a quiet affair involving occasional sightings of famous stars connected to the film, is getting real. And possibly noisy.

People who live near the studio have been alerted that scenes involving gunfire, explosions and pyrotechnics will be filmed in the area overnight for the next week. Read More»

Car crashes into Party City

Party city car crash Photo/Bethan Adams

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into Party City in Fayetteville Friday afternoon, October 24.
According to Fayetteville police detective Mike Whitlow, the woman was pulling into a parking spot and thought she pressed the brakes, but hit the accelerator instead, propelling her car up and over the curb.
The car dented the doorframe and shattered the window. Bystanders and store employees said the driver hit a row of shopping carts inside the store, as well.
“If the carts weren’t in there, then she might have crashed through to the register,” Party City employee Timilya Clark said. Read More»

John Max Stratton, age 85, of Tyrone

Mr. John Max Stratton, age 85, of Tyrone Ga., passed away, Sunday October 19, 2014 peacefully at his home.

John was born November 21, 1928 in Detroit Mich. to Charles and Marie (Vangorder) Stratton. He married the former Betty Wilma Summers in Michigan. John was employed as a Lead Mechanic with Delta Airlines for over 31 years and worked on several ground breaking projects in aviation. John was a dedicated Delta employee until he retired in 1993. He spent a lot of his free time serving with his church Flat Creek Baptist Church and the Giddieons Read More»

Margaret Roberts Cook, 92, of Peachtree City

Margaret Roberts Cook

Margaret (Margy) Roberts Cook, 92, of Peachtree City passed away October 20, 2014. Margy was born March 19, 1922, in Atlanta, graduated from Girls’ High School, and spent much of her life as a homemaker in East Point and Douglasville.

She had a strong faith, and interests included Bible study, sewing, cake decorating, cooking delicious meals for her family, playing with her grandchildren (sockball, anyone?), following the Braves, and caring for and loving her family, who also dearly loved her and will miss her. Read More»

C. Donald Skelton, 78, of Peachtree City

C. Donald "Don" Skelton, 78, of Peachtree City, passed away October 22, 2014.

Don was a member of Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Dade County Police Department in Dade County, Florida; Chief of Police of the Peachtree City Police Department; head of security for Handy City; head of security for Egleston Hospital; and head of security for Aberdeen Woods Conference Center. Read More»

North Fayette man beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A north Fayette County was robbed at gunpoint and beaten in front of his home on Oct. 21. Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the community’s help in identifying the men.

Babb said a 35-year-old Fayette resident on Greenview Circle in the Kenwood Landing Mobile Home Park on Oct. 21 at approximately 11:15 p.m. was approached outside his vehicle in his driveway after returning home from work by two black males, one brandishing a black handgun.

Babb said the male pointed the handgun at the victim demanding money. Read More»

Civitan club has big year

The 2104 officers were installed during the end of year meeting. Photo/Submitted.

Smiles, smiles, more smiles, and a few tears of joy filled the air as the Line Creek Civitan Club of Peachtree City celebrated the end to another year of fellowship, service and knowledge during their annual meeting and recognition dinner.

‘Happiness Invades Peachtree City” served as a correlating theme to the 2014-2015 Civitan International President’s theme “I’m Civitan Happy.” Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 7–13

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Oct. 7 - Monday, Oct. 13

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Temeka L. Butts, born in 1972, of Williamsburg Trace, Atlanta, for bench warrant.

Christopher M. Colangelo, born in 1976, of Lockmeade Way, Fayetteville, for wanted person.
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