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Wildcats down Tigers 30-0

On their last home game of the 2014 season, the Whitewater Wildcats (5-3, 1-2) picked up an important Region 5-AAAA win by pitching a 30-0 shutout against the Fayette County Tigers (3-5, 1-2).

Jay Ashley and Christian Wafford, two of the more than 20 seniors honored before the game, scored a pair of touchdowns apiece for Whitewater.

After forcing a punt on the opening drive of the game, the Wildcats drove from their own 24 into the red zone before the Tigers’ defense stiffened and Liam Voigt came out to kick a 36-yard field goal. Read More»

Ant-Man lights up the night for residents living near Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Residents living near Pinewood Atlanta Studios found this letter on their mailboxes Thursday, Oct. 23.

It will be “lights, camera, explosions” as the filming of Ant-Man lights up the skies near Pinewood Atlanta Studios over the next week. Movie making in Fayette, which up to now has been a quiet affair involving occasional sightings of famous stars connected to the film, is getting real. And possibly noisy.

People who live near the studio have been alerted that scenes involving gunfire, explosions and pyrotechnics will be filmed in the area overnight for the next week. Read More»

Car crashes into Party City

Party city car crash Photo/Bethan Adams

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into Party City in Fayetteville Friday afternoon, October 24.
According to Fayetteville police detective Mike Whitlow, the woman was pulling into a parking spot and thought she pressed the brakes, but hit the accelerator instead, propelling her car up and over the curb.
The car dented the doorframe and shattered the window. Bystanders and store employees said the driver hit a row of shopping carts inside the store, as well.
“If the carts weren’t in there, then she might have crashed through to the register,” Party City employee Timilya Clark said. Read More»

North Fayette man beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A north Fayette County was robbed at gunpoint and beaten in front of his home on Oct. 21. Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the community’s help in identifying the men.

Babb said a 35-year-old Fayette resident on Greenview Circle in the Kenwood Landing Mobile Home Park on Oct. 21 at approximately 11:15 p.m. was approached outside his vehicle in his driveway after returning home from work by two black males, one brandishing a black handgun.

Babb said the male pointed the handgun at the victim demanding money. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 7–13

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, Oct. 7 - Monday, Oct. 13

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Temeka L. Butts, born in 1972, of Williamsburg Trace, Atlanta, for bench warrant.

Christopher M. Colangelo, born in 1976, of Lockmeade Way, Fayetteville, for wanted person.
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Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 30–Oct. 6

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, Sept. 30 - Monday, Oct. 6

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Destiny C. Butler, born in 1996, of Ventura Drive, Forest Park, for criminal trespass.
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Academic growth: Fayette elem. kids mostly average

Academic growth: Fayette elem. kids mostly average

Highest across-the-board growth achievements at Peeples Elem. School Read More»

Ground broken for first F’ville college campus

Groundbreaking for the construction of Fayette County’s first college campus was held on Oct. 16. When open next summer, Ga. Military College (GMC) will kick off its presence in Fayette in the first of two 26,000 sq. ft. classroom buildings. Read More»

2 hotels may be in north PTC’s future

It was only a workshop discussion item, but if approved in the coming months the Kedron Office Park could see the addition of two hotels and a banquet facility. First up would be the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn.

Senior Planner David Rast in an Oct. 10 letter said Apsilon Hotels Development and Management Co. submitted a rezoning application on a 14.5-acre tract located at 100 World Drive.

Rast said the conceptual site plan, approved in December 2005, identified 126,000 sq. ft. of office space in four buildings and 467 parking spaces. Read More»

Fayette soars on SAT scores

While Fayette County students increased their average SAT score for the second consecutive year, blew way past the state average, and outpaced the national average, school officials are thinking of adding an expensive international ranking to the mix that would require more student testing.

“I know there is the sense that we test too much and we would have to deal with that if we decide to do this,” School Superintendent Joseph Barrow told school board members when he introduced the possibility. Read More»