Massive data center gets ready to start building F’ville

A 1.5 million sq. ft data center is set to occupy a 183-acre site near Ga. Highway 54 and Veterans Parkway.

The $2 billion investment comes with an initial 5-7 year buildout and will employee approximately 75. Their website indicates the company starts building the center soon.

“Oceanic Data Centers is a real estate operating company focused on developing large-scale internet and cloud data center campuses in emerging under-served markets.

“Our value-driven solutions meet the data center and colocation needs of tenants and users by providing scalable, customized, energy-efficient, and high-performance facilities within master-planned campus environments.

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Massage fight sends one to jail

A massage in Fayetteville Sept. 17 had an unhappy ending. According to a police report, the Fayetteville Police were dispatched to 186 Banks Crossing to a massage business in the shopping plaza about a fight. Police met with the complainant who reported that a customer, later identified as Bradlee Logan Marshall, came into the business and received a massage, but left without paying for the service.

The female complainant reported that Marshall stated that his wallet was in his vehicle, however, the complainant stated that she observed that Marshall’s wallet was in his pant pocket. The complainant and her female (more…)

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Technology helping cops solve crimes

Three criminal incidents this week were helped greatly by the use of new age reader cameras.

Flock Safety cameras were recently installed in the city of Fayetteville and unincorporated Fayette County, and the cameras helped Fayette County law enforcement make five arrests last week.

On Sept. 16 at 2:41 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department received a hit from the cameras about a stolen vehicle in the county. The vehicle had been involved in a carjacking in Atlanta on Tuesday and was near Ga. Highway 314 and New Hope Road. Sheriff Barry Babb said the car fled from the department and crashed (more…)

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Minor accident leads to fatality

An accident that started in Clayton County has led to the death of a Jonesboro man.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the incident started in Clayton County on Tara Boulevard when Charles Strickland, 62, was involved in a minor accident with another vehicle. The two cars then drove into Fayette County on Ga. Highway 54.

Babb said the victim of the accident followed Strickland into Fayette and tried to get Strickland to pull over. The victim drove past Strickland. Strickland then passed the victim and crashed into a commercial vehicle near McDonough Road. Strickland was transported to Piedmont Fayette, and then (more…)

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PTC gives OK for mixed-use project

The Peachtree City Council voted 4-0 Sept. 3 to approve a mixed-use project for the city’s east side.

The proposed land use of the mixed-use development steps down in intensity from Ga. Highway 54 down to the rear of the property along Camp Creek. Beginning along Highway 54, land use starts with commercial, stepping down to mixed use with upper-story residential lofts surrounding the central park, then to multi-family residential, and finally down to single-family residential neighborhood in the rear. All structures are proposed to be three stories maximum, not including basements. 

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PTC mail theft suspect caught

The Peachtree City Police department nabbed a man suspected in a number of mail thefts in the city.

Nathan Goodwin of Douglas, Ga. was charged with numerous counts of financial identity theft, theft by taking, and theft by receiving stolen property.

Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said an officer observed Goodwin Sept. 2 near the pedestrian bridge and Ga. Highway 54 acting suspiciously. The officer approached him and the suspect immediately dropped a bundle of papers on the ground. The officer looked and noticed it was mail from the Ridgelake Subdivision. Goodwin was escorted to the jail.

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Senoia’s downtown dining scene expanding

In a sign of the “new normal,” the city of Senoia is now allowing some of its downtown restaurants to expand into Main Street.

At its last meeting, the City Council approved a concept by Senoia Enterprises to build a patio for Nic & Normans and Senoia Brewing Company that would encroach into the street.

Senoia Enterprises President Scott Tigchelaar explained the construction would eliminate 10 parking spots on Main Street.

“We would build 20 parking spaces on Travis Street to replace the 10 consumed. There’s room for 30 new spaces on Travis St. The city will build the remaining 10 (more…)

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Two robbery suspects nabbed by cops this week

Law enforcement had a successful week, picking up two suspects charged in two different robberies.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Caleb Culbreath, 27, of Jonesboro, in connection to a disorderly house in north Fayette County. Culbreath was charged with robbery.

On Aug. 16, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department was called to Briarlake Court to investigate a robbery, but the story got more complicated.

Sheriff Barry Babb said a large party was going on at 10 p.m. that night, and a dancer from Huntsville, Ala, got into a dispute with two men at the party. Babb said she left and (more…)

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PTC golf cart parade canceled

Chalk up another lost event to the pandemic of 2020.
During Thursday’s meeting, the Peachtree City Council announced the cancelation of the golf cart parade set for Sept. 5.
The parade is traditionally held on July 4 and is one of the biggest events in the county. Thousands line Peachtree Parkway for a patriotic salute featuring heavily-decorated golf carts and politicians.
COVID-19 caused the parade to be postponed, and city officials moved it to Sept. 5.
Recreation Director Quinn Bledsoe told the City Council that only 20 percent of the normal registrants had signed up for the Sept. 5 parade. (more…)

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Sunday party lands one in jail

A large party in north Fayette County left one person in jail and an exotic dancer out of money.
On Aug. 16, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department was called to Briarlake Court to investigate a robbery, but the story got more complicated.
Sheriff Barry Babb said a large party was going on at 10 p.m. that night, and a dancer from Huntsville, Ala, got into a dispute with two men at the party. Babb said she left and went to the neighbors to seek help. The men followed her and took her purse, Babb said. She told the neighbors to (more…)

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