Fire destroys portion of Fairburn’s historic downtown

By anyone’s standards it was a unique landmark. But all that changed in the early hours of Thursday morning when flames engulfed one of downtown Fairburn’s large historic buildings along U.S. Highway 29, resulting in the loss of several businesses. No injuries were reported in the fire that is under investigation.

Arrest made in horse shooting

Seventeen year-old Brooks resident Jeremy Ryan Richardson has been arrested on felony charges for aggravated cruelty to animals in the arrow attack on a horse at a Bankstown Road farm discovered Sunday morning.

PTC shopping center plan shrinks

The latest plan for a shopping center at the corner of Planterra Way and Ga. Highway 54 is a little bit smaller.

One of the proposed tenants, a sporting goods retailer, has backed out of its previous commitment, so the plan has been tweaked a little to compensate. The net result is the shopping center has been trimmed from 175,000 square feet to about 165,000 square feet, said Doug McMurrain of Capital City Development.

County school board to podcast meetings

The Fayette County Board of Education in October will become the first tax-levying entity in the county to have recordings of meetings available to the public. It will start with podcasts of board meetings and could in the future include video recordings on local access cable.

Coweta’s minority population is 24.3%

A few years ago, the thought of obtaining authentic ethnic food other than in a grocery store in Coweta County was unthinkable. But the increase of ethnic restaurants confirms what a regional snapshot from the Atlanta Regional Commission confirmed last week: Coweta’s population is becoming far more diverse.

Frosty is a giant!

Frosty is a giant!

Layla Chreiteh, Adam Chreiteh, Matthew Smith, Zack Chreiteh and Calin Smith, all from Peachtree City, display their frozen art, a six-and-a-half-foot-tall snowman after Saturday’s snowfall around the county.

Fairburn goes against the grain in reservoir bond vote

A vote by Fairburn City Council in a called meeting Friday morning may have upset the apple cart of the remaining members of the South Fulton Municipal Regional Water & Sewer Authority. The vote goes against the wishes of Palmetto and Union City, who wanted the refinancing of the authority’s $41.7 million bond to provide an additional $13 million of new money for the long-standing reservoir project.

A new beginning

A new beginning

It is the beginning of an era . The Dec. 16 occasion was the re-naming of “Lightnin” Park and the dedication of the new Cora M.

Fairburn approves final plat for Durham Lakes

The move to continue construction of the Durham Lakes area advanced Nov. 13 as Fairburn City Council approved the final plat for Durham Lakes subdivision, Unit II, Phase 2.

Fairburn Police Blotter

The following arrests were made by Fairburn Police between April 26 and May 9:

Derrick Glover, 23, Union City, suspended license

Local company honored by BP/Amoco for 80 years of service

Green Oil

Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc, a local oil wholesaler/real estate development company, headquartered in Fairburn, was recently recognized by BP/Amoco Oil Company for 80 years of service. 

Coleman honored with DAR award

Gertrude Coleman
Mrs. Gertrude Coleman, of Fairburn, has received the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award, presented by the Fayette-Starr's Mill Chapter of Fayette County.  Coleman is an energetic, caring person who during the past seven years has made over 2,600 sleeping bags for men who use an Atlanta mission when they have no other place to go. She also provides a small pillow, candy, gloves, scarf and religious material at her own expense. 

Shop ‘til you drop . . . in Fairburn

Bigger than Shannon Mall and second only to Fayetteville’s Pavilion south of I-85.

More region crowns for Landmark’s boys and girls

Landmark Boys & Girls cross country
Landmark Christian School earned region titles last week in the region 5-A meet, which was held at Our Lady of Mercy High School.

Mario Avery

My name is Mario Avery and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Citizens of the City of Fairburn for trusting me enough to elect me as your City Councilman.

Roy Farr

I am a lifetime Fairburn native having served on the city council for 35 years, being its senior member. I am one of only 10 people nationwide named to the Steering Committee of the National League of Cities. I have served on the Small Cities Council Steering Committee of the Georgia Municipal Association for five years. One of the greatest accomplishments was to vote for the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, which has saved our citizens untold amounts of money over the years. Since I am retired, I am always available to the job and have always tried to be accountable to the citizens of Fairburn, voting in the best interest of the city as well as its citizens.

Scott Vaughan

I believe that Fairburn is at a crossroads between the glory of its past and the possibilties of its future. Having lived here for the past thirteen years, I have seen the city change for the good and the not so good. One of the reasons my wife and I chose Fairburn in which to start our family was not only its small town feel and historical charm, but also its potential for growth. And after speaking to many of you, I agree with the consensus that more can be done to promote progress while protecting and complimenting the things we all love about our little city.

Doug Crawford

My name is Doug Crawford and I am running for re-election to the Fairburn City Council.  As a lifelong resident of Fairburn I have attended school and church in the Fairburn community for over 65 years.  I went to elementary and high school at Campbell, which is now the home of Landmark Christian School.  I am a member of Fairburn First Baptist Church and the Fairburn Masonic Lodge. 

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