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Fayette Visioning highlights progress at second annual summit

Fayette Visioning, a collaborative community group piloted by Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and other partner organizations, held its second annual summit Friday to update supporters and the public on its progress toward elevating the community’s “education, prosperity, employment opportunities, and quality of life.” Hatched in late 2013, the idea for Fayette

Teen trio tagged with triple entering auto charges

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with three cases of Entering Auto and the theft of a vehicle, all of which allegedly took place Saturday night in Fayetteville while their parents, who reportedly dropped them off, are said to have thought their 17-year-olds were in the cinema watching a movie. Chareion Nicole Appling of… Continue reading Teen trio tagged with triple entering auto charges

PTC’s Rinnai to sponsor March 4 NASCAR race

Peachtree City-based Rinnai America Corporation, which is perhaps most famous for its industry-leading tankless water heating systems, may soon become even more famous for being the title sponsor of the annual NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in nearby Hampton beginning March 4. Rinnai and speedway officials on Tuesday announced a multi-year sponsorship… Continue reading PTC’s Rinnai to sponsor March 4 NASCAR race

Heritage Bank adds AR products to boost small business cash flow

Heritage Bank recently announced a new commercial funding product it is offering business customers who need immediate capital to expand and compete in what is becoming an increasingly opportunity-rich South Metro Atlanta region. Partnering with Fayetteville-based Diversified Funding Services, the bank now offers accounts receivable financing, or

Police asking for public’s help finding Publix robber

Fayetteville Police investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a Publix robbery suspect, who is said to have hit the Fayette Pavilion store around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. According to Lt. Mike Whitlow, the suspect told the clerk at the customer service desk to hand over the $20 bills saying he had a gun.… Continue reading Police asking for public’s help finding Publix robber

Four arrested in Wednesday morning smash-and-grab attempt

A carload of suspects reportedly caught doing a bit of unauthorized, early-morning Christmas shopping in Peachtree City¬† on Wednesday picked perhaps the worst possible getaway route and were nabbed by Peachtree City Police, Tyrone Police and Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies. According to Peachtree City Police Lt. Odilia Bergh, the excitement began just before 5 a.m.… Continue reading Four arrested in Wednesday morning smash-and-grab attempt

Six plead guilty in home invasion, armed robbery case

Assistant District Attorney Christy Jindra worked out a plea deal to put five defendants behind prison bars and one on probation in connection with the Dec. 2, 2015 home invasion and armed robbery at the Kenwood Landings Mobile Home Park off Milam Road near Hwy. 74 on the north end of Fayette County. Eugene Butler,… Continue reading Six plead guilty in home invasion, armed robbery case

Rain returns to Fayette: Locals relieved that water reserves are up, fire risks down

Tuesday morning’s substantial rainfall was a welcomed sight for many people across a good number of Georgia counties, not the least being farmers here in Fayette, who say it has come too late to help the current round of crops but will be helpful to get fields ready for next year. County and city water… Continue reading Rain returns to Fayette: Locals relieved that water reserves are up, fire risks down

Fayetteville bank robbed Tuesday morning

Fayetteville Police are looking for a suspect they say robbed the Chase Bank location on the south side of the city Tuesday morning. According to Captain Jeff Harris, the incident took place around 9 a.m. when the suspect approached a teller and handed over a letter demanding all of the money from the cash drawer.… Continue reading Fayetteville bank robbed Tuesday morning

Residential input sought on Cobblestone zoning

City of Fayetteville leaders are asking residents of an east side neighborhood for input on whether or not the city should revert the zoning of a six-acre tract of land that was meant to be developed last year as a condominium community. Mesa Capital Partners early last year was granted a rezoning but has done… Continue reading Residential input sought on Cobblestone zoning