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PTC Council may lift moratorium on more apartments

City staff would be able to consider assisted living project near MHS

The Peachtree City Council will decide Thursday whether it wants city staff to study a proposed 52-unit assisted living development in the Lexington Circle commercial center off Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road.

Council has the luxury of saying “no” outright to the development, thanks to the city’s moratorium on rezonings for multi-family uses such as apartments and multi-unit facilities. Read More»

Fayette plans feral cat roundup

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A trial program approved April 10 by the Fayette County Commission will trap and neuter feral cats and return them to the locations where they were found. The alternative to euthanizing the cats was a request of the Fayette County Humane Society. Read More»

Fall 2015 enrollment target for F’ville’s 1st jr. college: 1,000 students

Fayette County is getting its first built-to-order college campus. Read More»

Man charged with molesting 2 kids

A north Fayette County man was arrested April 1 on two counts of child molestation involving two different children.

William P. Tanner, 37, of Buckeye Road, was charged with two counts of child molestation, according to Fayette County arrest records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the arrests stemmed from allegations of two children under age 17. Both children reside in Fayette County and both alleged that the molestations occurred in Fayette, Babb said.

The investigation into the allegations is ongoing, Babb said.

Fayette Commission recognizes social services non-profits

Fayette Commission recognizes social services non-profits

Board members from area social service nonprofits on April 10 received a proclamation by the Fayette County Commission citing April as “Prevent Child Abuse Month.” Pictured are, front row from left, Commissioner Chuck Oddo, Alice Mutzel (Advo-Kids CASA), Nadine Tyft (CASA), Kristin Melton (Bloom), Dawn Oparah (Fayette FACTOR), Becky Smith (FACTOR), Dorothy Herzberg (FACTOR), Charlie Cave (CASA) and Fayette County Family and Children’s Services Director Susan Boggs; in rear, from left, are Commissioner David Barlow, Audrey Holliday (CASA), Pete Nelms (DFCS) and Commissioner Steve Brown. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — April 1–7

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. 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, April 1 - Monday, April 7

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Julio P. Chay, born in 1989, of Lake View Way, Jonesboro, for failure to maintain lane and driving without valid license. Read More»

All's well, after a porch collapses

A man working at a north Coweta County residence had a close call on April 8 when the back porch of the home gave way and he fell 20 feet into an old well under the porch. Firefighters responding to the scene set up a tripod to free the man.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones said the man, identified by news reports as Roger Howard, was working on the back porch of the Doc Perry Road residence in north Coweta when the floor gave way, causing him to fall through the flooring and into an old 30-foot well. Read More»

Lunch and learn with the mayor

Lunch and learn with the mayor

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial lunches with Burch Elementary student Ude Ike during the school's "Lunch and Learn" program. Students were excited to share a special luncheon with a community leader while one special student was given the chance to be principal. It was a great time of leadership mentoring and self-esteem building for the students. Photo/Special.

GMC to open junior college campus near Pinewood Studios by summer 2015

Georgia Military College announced April 11 it intends to locate a new campus in Fayetteville, Ga., in anticipation of population growth in that area.

Fayette’s first full-scale college campus will serve as home to all of the junior college’s regular courses, plus classes “tailoring our curriculum to offer relevant entertainment, healthcare and other coursework, as needed,” a school official said.

The new GMC campus will be located at Read More»

Coweta teacher makes Top 10

Dr. Lyn Schenbeck, of the Central Educational Center, has been named as one of ten finalists for 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Schenbeck (center) works with students in her CEC music class, including, from left to right, students Marshall Sturm, Jacey Forte, Shania Wisecup and (at the piano) Rebekah Gilmore. Photo/Special.

Central Educational Center Director of Arts Dr. Lyn Schenbeck has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Schenbeck was Coweta County’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

The announcement of the 10 finalists was made by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge on April 7. The finalists were chosen from a pool of 156 applicants from across the state who had received the top honor from their respective school districts. Read More»

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