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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»

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»

Fayette gets good news on I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange

Proposed improvements to the I-85/Ga. Highway 74 interchange have gotten approval from the Federal Highway Administration to move forward, county officials announced last week.

“We have jumped through a lot of hoops and overcome a lot of obstacles to make this project happen,” said Fayette County Board of Commissioners chairman Steve Brown, Read More»

Chamber’s Gibbs says it’s time for new leadership

Virginia Gibbs.

It has been more than a decade since Virginia Gibbs was selected as the president and CEO of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. Gibbs announced Oct. 13 that she will retire on Dec. 31. (See her letter to the editor here.) Read More»

PTC cops give OK on suspicious device

Peachtree City Police gave the all-clear on an investigation into a suspicious device found Tuesday morning in the area of Hidden Spring and Smokerise Point.

Police earlier in the morning urged motorists to avoid traveling in the area.

Spokesman Mark Brown at 9:25 a.m. said police and fire officials were at the scene investigating a suspicious device found in the area.

Stockbridge man arrested in F'ville arson case

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»