Are you the Great Pumpkin?

Dylan Driver
Dylan Driver, a third grade student at Fayetteville Intermediate School, takes a closer look at one of the pumpkins in the school’s pumpkin patch.

500 kids must switch schools

Parents in or near Peachtree City and Tyrone, get ready for the great student shuffle of 2006.

Arrest Reports

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

F’ville eyes annexing 80,000 sq.ft. of medical offices

Fayetteville Planning and Zoning commissioners approved an annexation and rezoning request Oct. 25 designed to lead to the construction of two 40,000 square-foot medical and professional buildings on Ga. Highway 54 West.

Health Dept. out of flu shots

The Fayette County Health Department is out of flu vaccine for adults, but they do have some doses left for children under 3 years old, officials said Tuesday morning.

County insists on 2-acre rezoning

Fayette County Commissioners Oct. 27 denied a rezoning request that would create 31 homes on 38.92 acres on New Hope Road

Early voting gets off to slow start for 3 cities

April Crosby
Fayette voters wanting to avoid lines at the polls Tuesday have their chance this week during the early voting period that ends Friday at 5 p.m.

Council to consider sex offender resolution

Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will consider a resolution encouraging the state legislature to double the distance a registered sex offender must live from schools, playgrounds and child care centers.

Rapson named CFO for Sandy Springs govt.

Peachtree City Councilman Steve Rapson has a new job, but he’s not exactly sure what all the buzz is about.

Cart registration on Nov. 17 council agenda

A staff proposal for golf carts to be registered every five years will be reconsidered by the Peachtree City Council at its Nov. 17 meeting.

Repaving to impact traffic signals in Fayetteville

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently repaved Ga. Highway 85 on the north side of Fayetteville

FCHS student arrested for taking knife on campus

A student at Fayette County High School has been arrested for possession of a knife on campus.

Brown reports signs stolen, damaged

Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown has reported that more than 240 of his campaign signs have been stolen or destroyed over the past three weeks.

Thompson, Aberdeen landlord settle lease dispute in court

A court dispute between mayoral candidate Dar Thompson and the landlord for one of his former World Gym locations has been settled.

Local woman hurt in Mon. auto crash

A Peachtree City woman was injured Monday morning in a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Redwine and Quarters roads, police said.

Fayette-Starr’s Mill DAR chapter adds membership

The Fayette Starr’s Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is just over one and a half years old, and is growing quickly.

Author to host book signing at McIntosh

Award-winning author Brian Jay Corrigan will visit McIntosh High Nov. 3 to speak to students and sign his book, “The Poet of Loch Ness.”

2006 Natl. Merit semifinalists announced

Eight seniors from Fayette County, McIntosh and Starr’s Mill high schools are among 16,000 semifinalists nationwide competing in the 51st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Barons Ball set for Sat.

It’s going to be an oinking good time this Saturday night for patrons at the 2005 Fayette County American Cancer Society’s Barons’ Ball.

Booth students selected for Duke University’s TIP

J.C. Booth Middle is proud to announce that 47 students, or 12 percent of its seventh-grade class, have met the qualifications to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Burch Elem. reaches out to schools in Mississippi

Two schools in Mississippi that were damaged by hurricane Katrina received assistance from a local elementary school and teacher.

Fayette shares in $1 million history grant

A team of social studies coordinators from Fayette, Henry and Cobb County school systems have been awarded their second $1 million grant from the Teaching American History Project.

Landmark singers to share stage with pros

The singers in the chorale department of Landmark Christian School are preparing to sing in a seventy voice choir where they will join professional voice artists from Atlanta, Chicago, and New York.

Semifinalists named in scholarship program

Two local students are among the 1,600 semifinalists nationwide vying for scholarships in the 2006 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students.

WHS pageant coming Nov. 12

The Whitewater High School Homerun Club is sponsoring a “Womanless” Beauty Pageant and Silent Auction.

High speed chase ends at Pavilion

Speeding suspect had outstanding arrest warrant

Sanak probes sewer deal

A former Tyrone town councilman is calling into question the town’s sewer deal with Fairburn.

Tyrone moves to protect park

Rezoning from commercial to open space proposed

Shamrock Park

Waffle House plan OK’d

The Tyrone Planning Commission has approved the landscape plan for the Waffle House site off Carriage Oaks near Ga. Highway 74.

Band excellence

Band Excellence
The Sandy Creek High School Patriot Marching Band was awarded the overall “Best in Class” trophy Oct.