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Branching out in the gardening section?

Branching out in the gardening section?

Lest you think this Home Depot is sprucing up for the Denver, Colo., market, reader Steve Fraas assures us he shot this picture of the store getting new signage July 24 at 2 p.m. right here in Peachtree City. “Looks like they are getting the jump on legalization,” Fraas said in his email, tongue firmly lodged in cheek. “You have to think the sign guys knew what they were doing,” said the Peachtree City resident. Photo/Steve Fraas.

Fayette students said to do well on new Ga. tests

A new student growth model released by the Georgia Dept. of Education helped provide insight on how Fayette County school students are learning in the classroom. School system officials said Fayette students showed high levels of learning while needing to increase growth in some areas.

The Georgia Student Growth Model (GSGM) calculates growth percentiles by taking students’ previous scores on standardized tests and comparing them to those of other students in the state with similar achievement history in the same grade and content area assessed. Read More»

The end of the rainbow

The end of the rainbow

David Workman tells how he arrived at the end of the rainbow: “On July 19, Barry Jordan and I were riding toward Ga. Highway 54 on Ebenezer Road when we went through a heavy rain storm and then the sun came out. To my right I could see a huge very bright rainbow ... and as we turned right onto Hwy. 54 east toward Fayetteville, there it was [inset above]. We could see it arching downward over the trees about 100 yards in front of us, touching the road. Read More»

F’ville junior college gets planners’ OK

A request by Georgia Military College that would put the first college built from the ground up in Fayette County received unanimous approval by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on July 22.

The plan for the GMC campus on the southwest side of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road was before commissioners for a rezoning request and preliminary plat approval. The unanimous vote came with little discussion.

If approved by the City Council in August, Fayette County’s first college built from the ground up will open in August 2015. Read More»

Woman wounded Monday night in N. Fayette drive-by shooting

A woman driving with her granddaughter was wounded late Monday by a gunshot fired from a passing car just north of Fayetteville on Ga. Highway 85, Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said.

The wounded woman drove to a gas station just across the Clayton County line and called police. Another report said the woman was struck in her hand.

Here’s the press release from Babb:

“On July 28, 2014 at approximately 11:02 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Clayton County in reference to a person shot. Read More»

PTC cops seeking armed robber

A July 27 armed robbery and assault of two people at their Peachtree City residence is thought to be linked to their place of business at a restaurant in Union City. Police are asking for the community’s help in locating the suspect.

Police spokesman Mark Brown said officers in the early morning hours of July 27 responded to a residence on Abrell Woods Court in reference to a reported armed robbery. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — July 15–21

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, July 15 - Monday, July 21

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Ronnie R. Adams, born in 1960, of Fernwood Drive, Riverdale,for DUI alcohol.

Alvin J. Carter, born in 1977, of Lyndale Drive, Atlanta, for probation/parole violation.
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Senoia set to get license plate reader camera

The Senoia Police Dept. received approval from the City Council on July 21 to purchase a license plate reader camera system for use on one patrol car.

A $2,356 reduction in price for the Vigilant Solutions camera system puts the price tag at $15,280 and will be financed over three years after a 10 percent down payment which will come from the department’s equipment budget. Read More»

Seven PTC teens wreak havoc on Huddleston Drive

Seven male and female Peachtree City teens are facing misdemeanor charges after entering a business on Huddleston Drive and intentionally causing property damage. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — July 8–14

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, July 8 - Monday, July 14

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Ashley M. Bass, born in 1993, of Buffington Road, Union City, for driving without valid license.

Ronald A. David, born in 1976, of Cold Springs Drive, Lilburn, for less than an ounce of pot. Read More»

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