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Scholarship winners

Scholarship winners

The Peachtree City Optimist Club awarded scholarships to two high school seniors. Pictured are from left to right, Sierra Williams of McIntosh High School, Jack Finn, Optimist Scholarship Chairman,and Michael Johnson of Whitewater High School. Each of them was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Photo/Special.

Fayette County arrests report – May 27–June 2

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, May 27 - Monday, June 2

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Megale J. Chadwick, born in 1992, of Tomochichi Road, Griffin, for probation/parole violation.

Jamal K. Copeland, born in 1989, of Clemons Road, Warm Springs, for wanted person. Read More»

Fischer Crossing picks up steam with new deal

File photo of the movie theater at Fischer Crossing. The proposed development would be located north of the theater.

There may finally be some progress with the large Fischer Crossing retail development on the northeast quadrant of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — May 20 – 26

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, May 20 - Monday, May 26

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Teresa R. Campbell, born in 1969, of Morton Court, Jonesboro, for revoked or suspended license.

Ronald A. Carter, born in 1974, of Village Trace, Union City, for wanted person. Read More»

Fayette plans to speed up Lake Peachtree dredging

With spillway fix unsure, Fayette Co. wants to dredge lake while lake level is low

The mostly dry bed of Lake Peachtree may be unsightly, but Fayette County officials see an opportunity among the mud puddles and weeds. Read More»

Kids warned: Stay off Lake Mac dam

Walkway onto Lake McIntosh dam in Peachtree City. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

County: Youngsters scaled fence to leap into the water

Fayette County officials are warning parents to keep their curious and adventurous youngsters outside the secured gated areas of the dam and spillway at Lake McIntosh and Lake Horton.

Last week, several young girls were found inside the secured area at Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City, having scaled a fence to get in. They were jumping into the water from the top of the steel structure that spans the bridge, officials said. Read More»

Hollywood Trucks drives into Pinewood partnership

Some of the dozens of trucks operated by Hollywood Trucks for the entertainment industry. This photo is from the company’s website.

The number of vendor companies supporting Fayetteville’s new movie and television industry continues to increase. Among the new arrivals is Louisiana-based Hollywood Trucks, with CEO Andre Champagne announcing May 20 that the company had signed a five-year deal to provide production vehicles to Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

“The Hollywood Trucks team is excited and honored to partner with Pinewood Atlanta Studios, a member of the distinguished Pinewood family. Together we can support filmmaking at the very highest level,” said Champagne in a company press release. Read More»

McIntosh, Starr’s Mill at top of AAAAA standings

McIntosh, Starr’s Mill at top of AAAAA standings

With last week’s baseball finals closing the book on high school sports for the 2013-14 school year, the final standing were released by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association for the annual Directors Cup, with McIntosh and Starr’s Mill the top two for girls’ sports in AAAAA and in the top three overall.

The two Fayette schools were extremely close to each other in all three listings, with both in the top five in boys’ sports as well. Read More»

Deadly 48 hours on north Fayette roads – 3 dead, 4 injured

Firefighters work to remove a door of the Toyota Camry to reach a victim who was trapped inside, while paramedics, at left, attend to victims of the crash including (at left) the one child in a car seat, identified as Caleah Thomas, age 3, who is in very critical condition. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette County just experienced more traffic fatalities in one 48-hour period than at any time in recent memory.

In the period from Friday morning to Sunday morning, three people lost their lives and four were injured in three separate crashes, all in north Fayette.

The first fatality happened Friday morning.

A Riverdale woman died in a traffic accident May 30 on Ga. Highway 279 near Helmer Road.
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Retired educators honor students

Zahra Laiwala. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Retired Educators continue their interest in today’s students by giving awards to students from each of the middle schools and a scholarship to a senior from Fayette County High School. Read More»

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