Student musicians selected for special performance

The Whitewater Middle School Symphonic Band honored with special invitation.

Community is invited to concert preview

The Whitewater Middle School musicians selected to perform in front of the state’s music teachers will give a talent preview to their own community before heading to Savannah for the big show.

The Whitewater Middle School Symphonic Band led by Bill Melton is one of only two middle school bands in the state selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators annual convention on Jan. 29. The two bands were chosen after a competitive selection process.

The public is invited to a preview concert Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Read More»

Andrews is volunteer award winner

Andrews is award winner

She worked nearly 10,000 volunteer hours

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary recently chose Adele Andrews as the “2014 Spirit of Volunteerism” award winner because of her dedication to the community she serves.

The prestigious award recognizes Andrews for her “servant heart and willingness to go above and beyond in her volunteer service,” the group said in a statement. Read More»

State soliciting student opinions

Chance for Fayette students to lead

A state education official wants to hear student opinions and is accepting applications from savvy kids who want to share theirs.

All seventh through 12th grade students in Fayette County and in the state are invited to apply for a seat on the 2015 Student Advisory Council that will be led by state School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods. Read More»

F'ville cops searching for armed robber

Fayetteville police investigators are looking for a suspect in the Jan. 2 armed robbery at the Shell gas station and convenience store at 485 Bradley Drive.

Det. Mike Whitlow said a black male entered the store at approximately 8:20 p.m., proceeded behind the counter and pointed silver revolver at the clerk.

“The male then demanded all of the money from the register. The clerk handed the suspect the money and he fled on foot north from the store towards a car wash,” Whitlow said. Read More»

Should anyone get a ticket for this blocking infraction?

Fayetteville police conduct ticketing process in businesses’ access area. Photo/Rich Hoffman.

F’ville businessman accuses police of blocking access to his workplace Read More»

Fayette Vision goals: Attract Millennials, emulate Tennessee county

Bob Ross. Photo/Bethan Adams.

To counteract the exodus of Millennials leaving the county, Fayette Visioning Initiative (FVI) co-chair Bob Ross has created a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, One Fayette, Inc.

Millennials, or Generation Y, is the demographic age group that came after Generation X. The generation’s birth years range from the 1980s to the 2000s.

Ross and the FVI are developing the nonprofit as part of their five-year plan to improve Fayette County. Read More»

You REALLY can't trust this used car salesman

A Jonesboro man posing as an automobile broker has been charged with seven counts of theft by deception for “selling” vehicles for which payments were made but no vehicle was received, according to Fayetteville Police Department Detective Mike Whitlow.

Lovell J. Brown, 44, is accused of receiving payments in part or in full for the vehicles but failed to deliver them during a period from May through October, Whitlow said. Lovell was out on bond for three previous cases of a similar nature from 2013, Whitlow added. Read More»

Thieves make off with 800 feet of copper wire

Repair crews on Dec. 23 responding to a service disruption alert at a vacant building near the Fayette Pavilion found that thieves had stolen 800 feet of copper wire.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the theft is believed to have occurred on Dec. 18 though it was not reported until Coweta-Fayette EMC crews arrived at the vacant Promenade Parkway building in response to a service disruption alert.

Crews arrived and found the junction box damaged and wires missing, Whitlow said, adding that the fuses had been disabled and eight 100-foot copper wires had been pulled from the lines. Read More»

Family feeds Coweta children for $3,800

The Holt family with the 200 bags of food they bought and packed for hungry children and families. Photo/Submitted.

Over the holiday break, one family fed 200 Coweta families who normally have a hard time finding food for their children.

The Holt family volunteered with Backpack Buddies of Georgia, a nonprofit that provides food for schoolchildren on weekends, in memory of Tanner Holt, their family member. Read More»

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