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Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: McIntosh AD opens up about kidney transplant journey

By Sydney Spencer  McIntosh High School Athletic Director Leon Hammond has experienced his share of battles when it comes to...

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Peachtree City prepares to observe its First Purple Heart Day

By Leah Banks  PEACHTREE CITY — On August 7, the Peachtree City community will be celebrating the lives of purple...

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Roots Hair & Beauty: First Black Owned Hair Boutique of its kind comes to Fayetteville

By Sydney Spencer  FAYETTEVILLE — On August 5 Fayetteville will be welcoming a new beauty supply store to the city....

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National Guard Unit Recognizes Post 105

Special to Fayette County News  FAYETTE — Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion has supported our deployed military...

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BOE Ups Ante for Bus Drivers as School Year Draws Near

By Sydney Spencer During Fayette County’s Board of Education meeting on July 18, the board addressed needing bus drivers for...

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Water Guardians Prepare to Clean Lake Peachtree

By Leah Banks  PEACHTREE CITY — In efforts to keep the environment beautiful and clean, the Water Guardians are preparing...

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Universal free meals ending for students: What you need to know about Fayette County’s program

By Sydney Spencer Free and reduced lunches had become the norm for many schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the...

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Track Star: Alexis Alden to compete at BMX World Championships in France

Alexis Alden was just 5 years old when she first pushed the petals around on a BMX bike and track....

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Two face multiple felony charges after tense Tuesday incident in Woodbyne area

By Sydney Spencer and Bryan Davis A tense morning in a Fayetteville subdivision led to the arrest of two men...

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Hitting homers across the pond: Former Whitewater standouts play softball in Great Britain

By Sydney Spencer Two former Whitewater High School softball players from Fayetteville got the opportunity to play for Great Britain’s...

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Mountain Lion makeover: Sara Harp Minter Elem. unveils revamped mascot, logo

It’s a new year and a new era at Sara Harp Minter Elementary, and the Mountain Lions are eager to...

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Atlanta Community Food Bank Announces New Executive Team Members

The Atlanta Community Food Bank recently announced two new leaders to their Executive Leadership Team. The nonprofit that works to...

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New Sandy Creek Principal Introduced

By Sydney Spencer Sandy Creek has a new principal. Tosha Oliver, who most recently worked in the Fulton County system,...

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Police arrest accused child molester

By Leah Banks PEACHTREE CITY — Peachtree City police have arrested a man accused of three counts of child molestation...

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A car chase ends with the arrest of two individuals for drugs

By Leah Banks PEACHTREE CITY — A pair of teens were arrested for possession of marijuana after leading officers on...

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The City of Peachtree City to be proclaimed as a “Purple Heart City”

Special to Fayette County News  PEACHTREE CITY — The Order of the Purple Heart for Military Merit, established by General...

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Peachtree City Police arrest five on DUI charges

By Leah Banks  PEACHTREE CITY — The Peachtree City Police had a busy weekend two weeks ago when officers conducted...

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Booth Chorus sings Anthem at Braves game

The Atlanta Braves kicked off a big victory with the help of some local singers, as members of the J.C....

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Citizen channels Joni Mitchell in protest of land annexation as city moves forward with proposed data center project

By Sydney Spencer The annexation of a 412-acre tract of land that could bring a large data center to Fayetteville...

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Firefighter Transported After Responding to Thursday Blaze

A Fayette County firefighter was transported from a fire scene after responding to a structural blaze late Thursday night. According...

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Tyrone Sisters Make History at Miss Georgia Competition

Two sisters from Tyrone made history this past week at the Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition. Friday’s win by A’Leah Burrell,...

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Peachtree City 4th of July Parade Set

The Peachtree City 4th of July parade will be this coming Monday morning. The parade starts at 9 a.m. on...

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Sandy Creek’s Jabari Smith Jr. taken third overall by the Houston Rockets

  Sandy Creek High School’s own Jabari Smith Jr. is a first-round NBA draft pick. Smith was drafted on Thursday...

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Fayette County holds runoff elections for General Primary

By Leah Banks  FAYETTE — The stage was set June 21 as Fayette County hosted the second election for the...

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The 2022 All-County Baseball Team for Fayette County

It was another banner year on the diamond. All five county teams qualified for the state playoffs, with Whitewater and...

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The 2022 All-County Boys Lacrosse Team

It’s time to put a bow on boys lacrosse season with All-County Team honors.  Three teams qualified for the playoffs...

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The 2022 All-County Girls Lacrosse Team

It was another banner year for girls lacrosse around Fayette, and with it comes All-County honors.  Sharing top honors are...

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The 2022 All-County Girls Soccer Team for Fayette County

While no team could return to the championship, there was still plenty to celebrate from this season. To put a...

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The 2022 All-County Boys Soccer Team for Fayette County

In a rare occurrence, no state champion was crowned out of the county, but there were a number of impressive...

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CVS Pharmacy Gets an Unexpected Delivery

By Sydney Spencer The CVS Pharmacy off Highway 85 North in Fayetteville was struck by a Penske truck on Monday...

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