Fayette County

Crowds turn out for annual F'ville Cemetery Spirit Walk

One of the ghostly visitors at the Fayetteville Cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18 for the annual Cemetery Spirit Walk was John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Any resemblance to Fayette resident Lance Gault was strictly coincidental. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was plenty of ghostly action at the Fayetteville Cemetery Oct. 17 and 18 for the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Spirit Walk.

Sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville, the annual event has residents playing the part of some of Fayette County's notable citizens from the past.

The cemetery is nearly 200 years old, with the earliest graves dating to the 1820s.

Tigers fall 35-7 at Woodward

The Fayette County Tigers (3-4, 1-1) fell behind on the game’s first play and trailed by 29 points before getting their first score in the second half of a 35-7 loss at Woodward Academy. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers win Thurs. games

While the New England Patriots and New York Jets were getting it on several hundred miles to the northeast, a couple of local teams put on their own version Read More»

Traffic alert issued for Saturday due to road race

The Peachtree City Police Department has issued a traffic alert for Oct. 18, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the area around the Amphitheater, McIntosh Trail, and Peachtree Parkway. Read More»

Ground broken for GMC campus in F'ville

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015.

No Ebola – 5 W. Africa kids cleared by Fayette schools in Aug.

With the Ebola virus making news worldwide, questions have surfaced in Fayette County about whether any of the children in the school system had recently come from countries in west Africa. The answer is that five children entered the school system in early August and were subject to the 21-day monitoring process using guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those children showed no signs of illness. Read More»

Commission dulls some iffy tree-cutting options

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted at its Oct. 7 meeting to approve a timber harvesting ordinance that all agreed was only the first of the county’s attempts to deal with massive tree cutting in some residential neighborhoods.

“This is not something that’s going to get done in two weeks’ time,” board Chairman Steve Brown said to the residents at the meeting who have been petitioning the board for several weeks to get something done. “Be patient. This is a good start.” Read More»

PTC Council has light agenda for Oct. 16

The Oct. 16 meeting of the Peachtree City Council will be light, with only one new item and no old business on the agenda.

The new business involves a rear setback request for a garage extension on Adell Court.

Aside from several recognitions, the council will consider appointments to the Planning Commission and Convention and Visitors Bureau and discuss increasing tennis center membership fees.

Arsonist torches house with owner inside

Fayetteville Police have arrested a Stockbridge man in connection with a Fayetteville house fire that occurred Sept. 27.

Rico Jermaine Williams 30, was arrested on Oct. 9 and is in the Fayette County Jail charged with one count of first degree arson and one count of burglary, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the Fayetteville Fire Dept. on Sept. 27 responded to a house fire at 100 Holly Ave which was fully engulfed. Neighbors reported seeing a subject enter the home through a window and leave shortly before the fire started, Whitlow said. Read More»

Fayette jail inmate dies while in custody

An inmate in the Fayette County Jail was found unresponsive in the facility’s infirmary on Oct. 13 and was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Sheriff Barry Babb said Rodney Joyner, 55, of Fayetteville, was found unresponsive at approximately 10:07 a.m. on Oct. 13 while being housed in the infirmary at the Fayette County Jail.

Infirmary staff performed CPR and Fayette EMS was contacted, Babb said. He was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 11:04 a.m., Babb said. Read More»

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