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Another victim carjacked in his driveway in N. Fayette

A north Fayette County man was the victim of a carjacking in front of his home Sept. 13. Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said investigators are considering that the victim could have been followed home from his place of work in the Old National Highway area in Fulton County.

Babb said the armed robbery occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. when the 70-year-old resident of Dix-Lee-On Drive off Ga. Highway 279 arrived home. The victim was approached outside his vehicle by a man brandishing a handgun, Babb said. Read More»

Pinewood vendors now employ 160+

It takes a variety of companies to support the efforts of the film industry. And a growing number of those companies can be found at Pinewood Atlanta Studios as it continues to expand its presence in Fayetteville.

In total there are 25 companies employing more than 160 full-time staff and 13 part-time staff working at the various companies that now populate Pinewood Atlanta. Many of those companies are located in the Pinewood Production Centre, the building that used to be Rivers Elementary School. Read More»

F’ville cops hunt for Subway robber

Fayetteville investigators are searching for the man who robbed the Subway sandwich shop on the city’s west side Sept. 12.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the robbery occurred at the Subway on Ga. Highway 54 West near Gingercake Road at approximately 9:30 p.m., near closing time.

Whitlow said a black male wearing all black clothing and a red bandana entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money.

The man fled on foot running to the west toward the Waffle House restaurant, Whitlow said, adding that it is believed the man had a vehicle parked in the area. Read More»

How many Fayette grads are college-ready?

Graphic provided by ACT and available through the Fayette School System’s website.

ACT results say fewer than 4 in 10 students meet all 4 benchmarks
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Fayette Chamber says, ‘Come to Community Expo Tuesday’

With more than 100 businesses and organizations exhibiting under one roof, the 2014 Community Expo is your “roadmap” to the products and services that can be found right here in Fayette.

For the 24th year, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce invites the community to the county’s largest tradeshow. Expo is Sept. 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church-South Campus, located at 1563 Joel Cowan Parkway. Admission is free. Read More»

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

Fayette County firefighter Brad Boemanns was the recipient of the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Heroism, presented Sept. 11 by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Boemanns was seriously injured in a structure fire in 2010 and endured 18 months of rehab before returning to work. Pictured, from left, are foundation Chairman Ron Thames, wife Kaula Boemanns and Brad Boemanns. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Campus gets in on the icy fundraiser

Logan Phillips drenches Dylan Higgins with ice water during The Campus’ recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraiser. Photo/Submitted.

The Campus, a private school in Peachtree City, recently hosted an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraiser and raised $400 for the cause.

Students were invited throughout their school week to pre-purchase buckets of ice water for $10 a piece and designate an instructor or administrator to receive their icy wrath.

On Sept. 4, students from elementary, middle and high school took to our field to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

In total, 17 instructors/administrators were good sports and participated in the challenge, receiving a cumulative total of 40 drenchings. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 2–8

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. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Aug. 26–Sept. 1

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. Read More»

Council votes to do salary study every five years

The idea of having an employee salary study in Peachtree City conducted at the discretion of the city council rather than automatically every five years did not pass muster at the Sept. 4 meeting.

Councilman Eric Imker wanted to leave the matter of the timing of future employee salary and classification studies to the council’s discretion rather than having the study conducted every five years as is currently the practice.

The idea did not fly, and with virtually no discussion the council voted unanimously to keep the studies on an every five-year basis. Read More»

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