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Book time

Book time

First grade students in Kim Thompson’s classroom made their first visit to the Peachtree City Elementary School Media Center to check out a book this week. Students enjoyed listening to a story about Curious George visiting a library and were then allowed to select a book to borrow for two weeks. Pictured are Ami Ueno, Josie Marx, and Caroline Scott, all enjoying their new books. Photo/Submitted.

Award winner

Award winner

Two graduating seniors from Whitewater High School received the 2014 “American Legion School Awards” presented by the Fayette County Post 105. Channing Thomas and Wyatt Burke were selected by the faculty for their qualities of courage, honor, scholarship, leadership, service and patriotism. John Dufresne, left, Post 105 Whitewater Liaison, is congratulating Channing Thomas. Photo/Submitted.

Man robbed, pistol-whipped in N. Fayette

A man in north Fayette County was robbed of his cell phone and wallet at gunpoint and then pistol-whipped in the early morning hours of Aug. 18.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said the victim was talking on his cell phone outside a Woodside Drive residence near Milam Road at approximately 1 a.m. Aug. 18 when he was approached by a sliver Nissan Maxima.

Babb said a black male approximately 6’0”-6’2” and weighing approximately 160 pounds exited the vehicle carrying a handgun.

The victim saw the handgun and began running, but soon stopped for fear that he would be shot, Babb said. Read More»

Couple nabbed in meth arrests

A Fayette County man and woman were arrested Aug. 7 on charges of drug trafficking after four ounces of methamphetamine were found at their residence on Ga. Highway 54 West.

Members of the sheriff’s Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) arrested Thomas Burgamy, 39, and Kimberly A. Dubose, 37, on charges of trafficking drugs and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

School millage remains at max level

It is not an increase in the millage rate but it is an increase in property taxes.

The Fayette County Board of Education voted Aug. 18 to maintain the state maximum of 20 mills, which amounts a 2.24-percent tax increase due to an increase in property values. Keeping the rate at 20 mills means that taxpayers will see an additional .438-mill on their property tax bills that reflects the increase in the fair market value assessment for 2014. Read More»

Construction in Fayetteville is on the rise

New home construction in Fayetteville continues to expand. An example of that expansion can be seen at Pye Lake Estates on Hood Avenue. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The growth in construction of single-family homes in Fayetteville continues.

With all residential categories combined, the city currently has 783 lots available. That number might be deceiving since 210 of those units include the Lafayette Square apartments approved earlier in the summer.

By category, city planning records show 33 available two-family residential lots, 114 medium-density single-family lots at .5 acres (R-22), 212 medium-density lots at .75 acres (R-30) and 18 low-density lots at 1 acre (R-40). Read More»

Senoia set to grow by 36 acres on its western side

The Senoia City Council has agreed to accept an application for the annexation of approximately 36 acres on the city’s west side to be developed as the Morgan Farms subdivision. The annexation measure will be decided by the Coweta County Commission.

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South Fayette traffic crash claims one life

A single-vehicle accident on Aug. 17 in south Fayette County claimed the life of a Fayetteville man.

Christopher Hayes, 24, died as a result of injuries he sustained in the accident off Hilo Road.

Sheriff Barry Babb said traffic investigators at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Aug. 17 responded to a single-vehicle accident at Hilo Road near Ga. Highway 92 South.

Babb said deputies found a Nissan 350Z resting in the yard of a residence. Read More»

A job well done

A job well done

The Peachtree City Council honored the city’s newest Sergeant Jamie McDowell at its Aug 7. City Council meeting. McDowell was given his new rank before family and friends at the meeting. Photo/John Thompson.

West side developments move forward

Peachtree City is following noted author Horace Greeley’s mantra of “Go West, young man" Read More»