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Fayette County teachers honored

Fayette teachers Alex Vlachakis (left) and Charlene Sibaja (right) with chapter President Carol A. Lunsford (center).

Inducted into professional group

Fayette County Teacher of the Year Alex Vlachakis was recently inducted into Kappa Kappa Iota, the nation’s oldest professional organization for teachers.

Vlachakis and colleague Charlene Sibaja, who is currently obtaining a degree in adult education, were inducted by Georgia chapter President Carol A. Lunsford.

The organization provides a network for outstanding educators to share teaching practices and methods. Read More»

Chief's wife 'alert ' after shooting

Maggie McCollom

An incident report has been released by the Peachtree City Police Department connected to the shooting of Margaret McCollom Read More»

Coweta VFW district chooses Johnson as Teacher of the Year

Willis Road Elementary School 5th grade teacher Eve Johnson has been named the Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year for the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5th District.  Johnson – above, second from the right – was presented the local and district elementary teacher award by VFW representatives, left to right, Dick Stender, Thomas Fetchet and Warren Park. Photo/Submitted.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5th District has named Willis Road Elementary School 5th grade teacher Eve Johnson as its 2014 Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year.

Johnson, who teaches social studies and English, was selected by the both the Coweta County VFW Post 2667 and the Georgia VFW 5th District for the Citizenship Education Teachers' Award.  The award was presented to Johnson by local VFW Commander Warren Park and other dignitaries at a Willis Road faculty meeting on Dec. 10, said Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Dec. 16–Dec. 22

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, Dec. 16 - Monday, Dec. 22

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Deondre D. Evans, born in 1993, of Wells Street, Atlanta, for tag light required and revoked or suspended license.

Mary E. Gordon, born in 1948, of Hamlin Trace, Riverdale, for wanted person. Read More»

F'ville cops on look-out for McDonald's armed robber

F'ville cops on look-out for McDonald's armed robber

Fayetteville police are on the look-out for a man who robbed the southside McDonald’s restaurant on Jan. 7. Read More»

PTC theft at The Avenue has cops looking for suspects

Surveillance video stills of the suspects.

Peachtree City police are searching for two males who stole more than $1,000 in merchandise from a store at The Avenue Read More»

MLK Day tributes run morning to night

Activities begin at breakfast, end with evening performance

Fayette County will have no shortage of celebrations to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 19.

Activities to honor the late Dr. King begin at breakfast with the NAACP and continue into the evening with a musical tribute planned by the Fayette County Republican Party. Read More»

Rotary Club recycles, raises money

Rotary recycles

Donations to help needy

More than 25 members of the Peachtree City Rotary Club recently helped with the Christmas tree recycling project at Home Depot and Kroger.

Most of the trees were ground up into mulch, but some were taken to area lakes to provide nesting for fish.

While the recycling service was free for participants, $970 was raised for the Real Life Center through donations. The Real Life Center is a local non-profit organization that provides food and other resources to the needy. Read More»

Golf cart injures pedestrian on Lake Peachtree bridge

Golf cart injures pedestrian on Lake Peachtree bridge

A golf cart struck a pedestrian before sunrise Wednesday morning on the bridge across Lake Peachtree Read More»

New connector opens at McIntosh High School

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Jan. 6 to officially open the second floor connector between the two classroom buildings at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City to students and staff. Among those in attendance for the opening were members of the Fayette County Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jody Barrow, various county-office personnel, principals of neighboring schools and parent volunteers. Photo/Submitted.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Jan. 6 to officially open the second floor connector between the two classroom buildings at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City to students and staff. Among those in attendance for the opening were members of the Fayette County Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jody Barrow, various county-office personnel, principals of neighboring schools and parent volunteers. Photo/Submitted.

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