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The Fayetteville City Council at the March 4 meeting will consider a resolution that would continue to relax the requirements on certain business signs for an additional six months due to the continuing recessionary downturn in the local economy.
Fayette sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black man who attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl in the Landmark mobile home community off Milam Road Wednesday, Feb. 17. The department released information about the incident Feb. 23.
The annual celebration of Earth Day in Fayette County is around the corner. This year’s event will be held in Tyrone April 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Shamrock Park on Senoia Road.
Fayetteville resident Jesse Alan Murden was arrested over the weekend by Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies for failure to register as a sex offender.
A defect in a 1999 Chrysler Sebring is being blamed for the death last week of a 6-year-old boy in north Fayette County.
It has been a long time coming and it’s nearly complete. And through it all Square Foot Ministry has kept the faith. About the only thing needed to finish the Fayette Counseling Center in Fayetteville are donations to pay for asphalt on the Bradley Avenue parking lot and funds to cover some outstanding bills for interior materials.
The Fayetteville City Council at the Feb. 18 meeting got a look at the audit for the fiscal year ending July 31 and approved a minor change to the purchasing ordinance.
With more vacant homes in Fayette County due to foreclosures, the county’s building permit and inspection office has seen an uptick in inspection requests for code violation citations.
It has been nearly four years since Matt Forshee moved to Fayette County to lead its economic development efforts. Forshee will continue to serve as CEO of the Development Authority until March 31 when he will become president of the Athens Economic Development Foundation.
Fayette County property owners wishing to file a “return of value” have until April 1 to get it done. The filing is open to property owners who disagree with the value placed on their properties last year.
A traffic stop conducted by a Fayetteville police officer ultimately netted a two-year prison term for a Riverdale man who admitted to impersonating a federal law enforcement officer between 2005 and 2009.
Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale has announced plans to begin providing open heart surgery as early as Jan. 1, 2012.
Detectives also want to speak with witness who intervened on girl's behalf
Fayette sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black man who attempted to abduct a young girl in the Landmark mobile home community Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The man, depicted in this police sketch, approached the girl from behind as she was walking home and asked her to help him find his dog, detectives said. The girl said no and began running toward her home on Greenview Boulevard, detectives said.
State Representative Virgil Fludd, D-Tyrone, wants to add a “temporary” 1 percent income tax surcharge on Georgia’s highest earners as a way to raise more than $200 million for the state’s beleaguered budget.
It was a special night for the Fayette County Lady Tigers, in more ways than one, but McIntosh’s girls and Fayette County’s boys would like to put it in the past. (Read more)
Fayette County officials are looking at establishing new fees for permits and violations that are not currently assessed by the county’s permits and inspections department.
It is almost time for the annual Race for Riley fundraiser to benefit the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. A pre-event fundraiser will be held Feb. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sprayberry’s Barbecue location on Ga. Highway 34 across from Walmart near I-85 in Newnan.
On February 17 the Peachtree City Police Department arrested Frank McGhee, age 45, of 706 North Avenue in Griffin. He was charged with four counts of Felony Shoplifting and four counts of Felony Retail Property Fencing.
Deputies: Defect in car likely to blame
A six-year-old boy died late Wednesday after a car slipped out of park, rolled down a driveway and struck him, according to Fayette County sheriff's deputies.
County health rankings report gives Georgians a county-by-county snapshot of how multiple factors can influence their health
Fayette Rep. Matt Ramsey has authored a bill for Gov. Sonny Perdue that is touted to expand access to health insurance for Georgia residents by allowing them to "go across state lines" to seek coverage.
Office space even worse: Nearly 1 out of every 3 F’ville offices is empty
Fayetteville, the commercial capital of the county, is suffering through a tenant drought, with one in every four commercial properties empty, and nearly one in every three office spaces vacant, the City Council was told last week.
The June 30 retirement of Superintendent John DeCotis leaves financially struggling school system with questions
Falling local tax receipts and cuts in state funding may add up to $11 million less total revenue available to spend on Fayette County schools beginning in July, the Fayette County Board of Education has been told.
Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock reported last week that additional proposed cuts by Gov. Sonny Perdue for the remainder of the fiscal year, if approved by the General Assembly, could mean a loss of $2.8 million in areas such as staff wages, transportation and nursing services.
A few school systems around the state are shortening their school year to offset decreases in funding. So far, Fayette wants no part of an abbreviated instructional year.
Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton at the City Council retreat Friday said there is a community perception that overall crime has been increasing in Fayetteville and that the Fayette Pavilion continues to be a major source of criminal activity.
Fayetteville Main Street Director Brian Wismer and Main Street Chairman Lane Brown, received recognition from Commissioner Mike Beatty of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for being an active Georgia Main Street city for over 10 years. The Main Street program is a nationwide effort created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980. It was designed to help revitalize historic downtown districts across America. Photo/Special.
Fayette County government officials have received a “clean audit” for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
The audit findings were presented to the Fayette County Commission Thursday night. Patricia Pryor of the Cherry, Bekaert and Holland accounting firm told the commission the audit found no material misstatements, no material weakness or any other problems.
Wife, who claimed physical abuse, cites ‘personal reasons’ for dropping case
A temporary protective order filed against Evander Holyfield at the request of his wife Candi has now been dismissed, also at her request, according to court documents.