Ham radio system upgraded

An enhancement to the local HAM radio system will help provide a backup emergency communications system for the county, officials said last week.

Donations accepted for Project Love

Fayette Senior Services is accepting contributions for Project Love – the program that provides delicious and nutritionally balanced holiday meals to senior citizens in Fayette County. For more then ten years the program has been a heartfelt gesture of kindness to many of the community’s homebound seniors.

Starr’s Mill groups tapped to attend prestigious event

Over 100 Starr’s Mill High School students will get to enjoy Savannah for a few days in January.

The Starr’s Mill High School Wind Ensemble and Chanticleer, the school’s mixed chorus, have been selected to perform at this year’s Georgia Music Educator’s Association meeting next year, and band director Scott King and choral director Dr. John Odom are ecstatic about their students being selected for this honor.

Local eatery hosts month-long fundraiser for fire safety program

A Peachtree City restaurant is helping the city fire department raise money for a special fire safety education program.

Support group announces schedule change

Dr. Bryan Woods, who was scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Oct. 25 meeting of the local Crohn's & colitis (IBD) support group meeting, will not be able to attend, so there has been a slight change in the program from what was originally advertised.


The following arrests were reported by local police agencies for the past week:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

County drug squad helps bust Mexico-Atlanta drug group

Undercover Fayette County drug agents played a role in a months-long investigation of a Mexican drug trafficking operation that netted 28 arrests Wednesday, authorities said.

Lanes shift today

Huddleston Road/Hwy. 54 intersection closed all weekend

Motorists who travel through the work zone for Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City will likely notice a bit of a change starting today.

Scout tackles vandalized church as Eagle project

The Flat Rock AME Church on Chapel Road in Fayetteville was vandalized in August. A rock was thrown through a stained glass window, and its brick sign was kicked in, destroying the wording.

Grove Park proposal covered at P&Z meeting

The discussion over the Grove Park subdivision development on Ga. Highway 314 continued at the Oct. 11 work session of Fayetteville Planning & Zoning Commission. The meeting drew fewer neighbors than in the two prior meetings, but those in attendance persisted with questions and concerns related to the rezoning request that would put 60 homes on the 19-acre site.

Movie extras needed Oct. 24 in Fairburn

A major feature film titled Angel From Montgomery will be filming on the Landmark Christian School campus Monday, Oct. 24, and extras are needed.

4th arrest in chop shop case

A Riverdale man was arrested this week as one of the participants in an auto chop shop that operated in a warehouse off Ga. Highway 138 in north Fayette County, police said.

Residents oppose Grove Park

Though tabled as an agenda item at the Sept. 27 regular session, the Fayetteville Planning & Zoning Commission heard from a number of neighbors of the proposed Grove Park subdivision on Ga. Highway 314. The vocal group that nearly filled the council chambers was adamant in its opposition to the development.

JCPenney to open Oct. 7 in Fayetteville

A major player in the retail market is coming to Fayetteville next week.

The grand opening of the JCPenney department store at Banks Crossing Shopping Center is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7. The celebration begins with a ribbon-cutting at the store entrance at 8 a.m.

State extends price-gouging statute

Consumers urged to report problems

Gov. Sonny Perdue has extended the states price gouging statute to protect Georgia consumers from unlawful price increases in gas prices and other products. The temporary law will now expire at midnight Oct. 14.

Local soldier hurt in Iraq

A Fayetteville soldier was injured by a gunshot to his neck while serving in Iraq sometime late Saturday or early Sunday.

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