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Young adults wave goodbye to Fayette

Photo montage of terms associated with the generational cohort known as the Millennials, persons under age 29. Photo/Shutterstock.

Of 1,800 U.S. counties studied, Fayette has the highest rate of departing ‘millennials’ Read More»

Peachtree City prepares for 1,329 new residences

A new map of Wilksmoor Village provided by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. gives a birds-eye view of the large development on the city’s northwest side and the location of the extension of MacDuff Parkway. Graphic/PTC Planning Dept.

A new map detailing the emerging landscape known as Wilksmoor Village on Peachtree City’s northwest side has been provided by the city’s planning department. The map gives a breakdown of both new and existing subdivisions and the route of the MacDuff Parkway extension and the link to North Kedron Drive at Ga. Highway 74.

The three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. Existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units. In total, Wilksmoor — the city’s newest village — will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

F’ville’s Barnett in running for American Legion’s U.S. chief

Fayetteville resident Dale Barnett. Photo/Submitted.

Dale Barnett is crisscrossing the country on a whirlwind schedule this year in preparation for what would be an influential position on the national stage. Read More»

Cultural Ambassadors pick fruit for those in need

Members of the Cultural Ambassadors group and their parents shown on the grounds of the Real Life Fruit Orchard where they picked about 124 pounds of grapes that will be distributed to those in need.Photo/Submitted.

The newly formed Cultural Ambassadors group at Peeples Elementary completed its first service project that will bring fresh fruit to community residents who cannot afford to purchase it.

About 50 students and their parents descended on the Harvest for Real Life Fruit Orchard the evening of September 16 and picked approximately 124 pounds of grapes in 30 minutes. The three-acre orchard in Tyrone grows and gives away around 30,000 pounds of fresh fruit to clients of the Real Life Center every year. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 9–15

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»

OLM prevails 42-35 over Lumpkin Co.

The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats jumped out to a 19-point lead only to see the Lumpkin County Indians tie the game in the fourth quarter before the home team got a late score for a 42-35 win.

Lawrence Tillman put OLM on the scoreboard less than 30 seconds into the game with a 76-yard touchdown run. A few minutes later Jameson Vest threw a short pass to Jordan Thomas that turned into a 70-yard scoring play and a 12-0 lead. Read More»

Big changes are coming to historic street

Senoia's downtown Seavy Street will be undergoing construction soon. According to city manager Richard Ferry, rainfall has been causing standing water, small floods and slow drainage along the road.

At Monday night’s meeting, the council chose the second of two plans drawn up by engineer firm Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE). The new plan essentially entails lowering the middle of the road and curbing the drainage into drop inlets in the center, instead of letting the water pool along the sides of the street. Read More»

Commissioners expected at two events

Commissioners expected at two events

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has served notice that its members will be present at two upcoming events in the community outside its normal meeting schedule.

A quorum of the board is expected to be in attendance at the Community Leaders’ Breakfast Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Grace Evangelical Church, 164 Flat Creek Trail in Fayetteville. The event is being hosted by AVPRIDE and Fayette FACTOR, according to a statement released Thursday by county officials. Read More»

Proposed salaries at PTC could cost up to $1 million

City employees in Peachtree City on Sept. 16 got a look at the classification and compensation plan performed by Condrey and Associates of Athens. With several options to choose from and if acted upon at a future date, implementation would carry a cost ranging from $650,000 to $1.1 million.

Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said the presentation at the Sept. 16 council workshop was for presentation purposes only, adding that it will be up to City Manager Jim Pennington to determine if a recommendation based on the findings will be forthcoming. Read More»

PTC residents remember 9/11 with prayer

Fayette County residents Mary and Jim Pace were two of 68 people from across the U.S. to travel to the Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City on Sept. 11 to conduct a day of prayer for America. Photo/Jim Pace.

For most Americans, the anniversary of 9/11 carries countless memories and emotions. This year on Sept. 11, a group of 68 people from across America, including Fayette County residents Mary and Jim Pace, journeyed to the Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street in New York City for an additional purpose - a full day of prayer for America.

Coordinated by California-based American Christian Trust, the group of 68 people traveled from across the country to an essential landmark of America’s foundation to pray in a spirit of repentance for the United States of America. Read More»