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F'ville man dies from accidental gunshot wound

A Fayetteville man has died after carelessly handling a firearm in his home on Jan. 9.

Fayetteville Police Department Det. Mike Whitlow said William Joseph Baker, 26, died Jan. 10 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to head that came as he was carelessly displaying the weapon in his home. Read More»

Chamber taps Carlotta Ungaro as new president

Chamber taps Carlotta Ungaro as new president

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce has named Carlotta Ungaro as its new president and CEO, tasked to lead the county's largest business organization of almost 800 members.

Ungaro comes to the chamber from the Morrisville Chamber, a suburb of Raleigh, N.C. 

She has served as its president since May, 2011.  Prior to Morrisville, Ungaro served as president of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce in Beaufort, S.C. for five years.

In addition to her leadership in the Carolinas, Ungaro has considerable economic development and chamber experience in the state of Georgia.  Read More»

Shape the future, take ARC survey

Give your opinions on regional transportation needs

Log on to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) website and help shape a regional plan for infrastructure, the economy and the livability of the Atlanta area through 2040.

The ARC has introduced the second phase of a three-part survey on the future of the metro region that focuses on new technologies that may impact where and how people travel and live over the next 25 years.

More than 8,000 people participated in the first phase of the survey and the ARC hopes to have a similar response to the second phase, which is now available at www.atlantaregional.com/theregionsplan. Read More»

Karol elected to GRA board

Only schools rep to serve

Jamie Karol, records officer of the Fayette County Public School System, has been elected to a one-year term as a director of the Georgia Records Association (GRA).

Karol is one of five elected directors who will serve on the association’s volunteer board of directors but she is the only director from a school system.

“I am very honored to represent not only GRA, but also Fayette County Public Schools,” Karol said.

GRA provides responsible records management practices for both local and state government in Georgia.

Clayton State hosts 'King's Sunday Supper'

See 'Selma' in Fayetteville

Clayton State University’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will once again feature the public King's Sunday Supper.

The annual King's Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together, share a meal and discuss issues, values and strengths of the community.

The dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 18, in the ballroom of the Student Activities Center (SAC) on the main campus. The meal is free to Clayton State students, but $10 per person for others to cover the cost of the meal. Read More»

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»

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