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Fayette to Ga. DOT: Here’s money for I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange

The Fayette County Commission is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of prioritizing state-level transportation projects.

The commission has notified the Georgia Department of Transportation that it wants to shift funds away from both bypasses around Fayetteville in order to accelerate the interchange improvement at Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn. Read More»

Firm readies aerial help for local movie-making

One of the newest additions to the growing group of vendors at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in west Fayetteville is Go2 Studios and its associate Camera Copters-GA. Pictured from left are Camera Copters-GA aerial coordinator Skip Lam, Go2 Studios executive producer LaTanya Potts, 8-year-old Paul Barth, III and Camera Copters owner and aerial coordinator Paul Barth. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The emergence of Pinewood Atlanta Studios on Fayetteville’s expanded west side continues to bring a variety of new companies to the city. Two of those companies on June 18 provided an up-close look what it takes to film high in the air above an outdoor television or movie set.

Camera Copters-GA had one of its helicopters available for viewing at the Pinewood Production Centre and was joined by representatives of production and distribution company Go2 Studios, one of the new vendors at Pinewood Atlanta. Read More»

Soon, guns will be legal in new places

Rep. Ronnie Mabra at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville June 21. Photo/John Munford.

Rep. Mabra hosts forum at county library, where you can legally carry a weapon as of July 1

Starting July 1, gun owners with a carry permit will be allowed to legally bring their guns into bars, churches and “unsecured” public buildings such as local libraries and the like. Read More»

PTC police seek driver who fled traffic stop

Peachtree City police are asking the public to help locate a man who ran from police on a traffic stop late Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was identified as Tony Long, 5’9”, weighing 140 pounds and wearing khaki shorts and a gray shirt. Long was last spotted running into the Shiloh Mobile Home Park behind the Peachtree East Shopping Center.

Peachtree City police are asking the public to help locate a man who ran from police on a traffic stop late Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect was identified as Tony Long, 5’9”, weighing 140 pounds and wearing khaki shorts and a gray shirt. Long was last spotted running into the Shiloh Mobile Home Park behind the Peachtree East Shopping Center.

Long is wanted by several jurisdictions which have lodged criminal charges against him, police said.

Anyone with information on Long’s whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling 911.

Deputies catch driver who fled crash, grandma who picked him up

Hunter Ross Cooper, 19, of 201 Mitchell Road, Fayetteville was arrested today (Wednesday, June 25) and charged with a litany of offenses including obstruction of a law enforcement officer, two felony counts of causing serious injury by vehicle, DUI, endangering a child while DUI, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a revoked or suspended license and other traffic offenses along with one charge of violating probation, according to jail documents.

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a driver who fled the scene of a serious injury vehicle crash Monday evening on Pine Knott Road in north Fayette County, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

A mini-nation

A mini-nation

Third grade students at Peachtree City Elementary School celebrated the culmination of their Mini Society unit with a Market Day. Classrooms worked together to build their own mini-nations, complete with individual currencies, economies, and job positions. Students then worked with partners to design a product, produce it, and market it to their peers. All activities were tied back to their studies of economics, wants and needs, and laws of supply and demand. The budding entrepreneurs pictured are Justin Humes and Jonathan Paparo. Photo/Special.

Fayette County arrests report — June 10–16

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, June 10 - Monday, June 16

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Heather L. Briggs, born in 1974, of Sandy Lane, Brooks, for probation/parole violation.
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Senoia fugitive nabbed in multi-county effort

Shutterstock photo of police emergency lights at dusk.

It required the efforts of law enforcement agencies in counties around metro Atlanta, but in the end Senoia resident Bill Owens, Jr. ended up in custody on June 18.

Currently housed in the Fayette County Jail, the highly mobile Owens, 36, faces a litany of charges from Fayette and numerous surrounding counties. Read More»

East Coweta graduate commemorates D-Day in Normandy

Army Spc. James Estabrooks. Photo/Special.

Army Specialist and former East Coweta High School graduate James M. Estabrooks on June 6 joined hundreds of American service members to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

“He and hundreds of other American service members are here commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion in 1944 that changed the course of World War II and history. Honoring our history and securing our future is the reason the American service members are here today,” said a press release by the Joint Hometown News Service (JHNS) in Fort Meade, Maryland. Read More»

Students headed to nationals

Central Educational Center students Breanne Thompson (L) and Lauren Veal will compete in the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri June 22-27, as part of SkillsUSA’s 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. Photo/Special.

Two students from the Central Educational Center’ (CEC) will be competing in this summer’s SkillsUSA national championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

Breanne Thompson (Central Educational Center, Northgate High School) won first place in Graphics Communications at this year’s SkillsUSA Georgia competitions and Lauren Veal (Central Educational Center, Newnan High School) won first place in Early Childhood Education. Read More»

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