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Fayetteville Police investigating Saturday morning traffic fatality

FAYETTE –  The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating a Saturday morning traffic fatality that took place at North Glynn Street (Highway 85 North) and Easterbrook Way. The accident involved a passenger truck and a sedan. A 46-year-old female from Soperton was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Additionally, a 47-year-old… Continue reading Fayetteville Police investigating Saturday morning traffic fatality

Fayette County Sheriff’s office takes murder suspect in custody

Deputies taking Beacham into custody. Photo: Fayette County Sheriff's Office

By Leah Banks  FAYETTE — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office announced last Wednesday that they have taken into custody a suspect accused of killing a man on Forrest Lake Drive in Fayetteville.  Steven Andre Beacham, 43, or Douglasville was taken into custody and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of 38-year… Continue reading Fayette County Sheriff’s office takes murder suspect in custody

An Inside Glance at Active Shooter Responses

By Leah Banks  FAYETTE— In the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting that left at least 21 people, including 19 children dead in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday many families were left wondering how local schools prepare for active shooter situations. For the Fayette County School System, local law enforcement officials work diligently with the… Continue reading An Inside Glance at Active Shooter Responses

AVPRIDE grants scholarships to three Fayette County graduating seniors

SPECIAL TO FAYETTE COUNTY NEWS At its annual End of Year Ceremony on May 18, 2022, 25-year-old Fayette County nonprofit AVPRIDE awarded three graduating seniors scholarships for continuing education. McIntosh High School students LynnAnn Koh and Jocelyn Wang were both recipients of the Pota Estel Coston Memorial Scholarship, which honors AVPRIDE’s dedicated Youth Programs Manager… Continue reading AVPRIDE grants scholarships to three Fayette County graduating seniors

Chase ends with guns, drugs and stolen property found after suspects attempt flee PTC Police

(L) Keon J Jenkins; (R) Brandel Jenkins; Photos- Fayette County Sheriff

By Leah Banks  PEACHTREE CITY — A Friday traffic stop led to a chase down Highway 54 that ended with two arrests in Coweta.   According to reports obtained by Faytte County News, the incident began in Peachtree City where officers conducted a traffic stop on an Infiniti QX60 SUV near Planterra Way.  The vehicle,… Continue reading Chase ends with guns, drugs and stolen property found after suspects attempt flee PTC Police

Fire and Rescue respond to Tyrone Fire

Tyrone Fire and Rescue investigate the fire that occurred late last night. Photo: Przemysław Cyruliński (pexels stock)

Special to Fayette County News  In a statement provided by Fayette County EMA Captain Michael Singleton: “Just before 1:00 a.m.  on 05/22/2022, Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services units were dispatched to 475 Briarwood Rd. in Tyrone on a residential fire. Units responded to the report from a neighbor that a home that was engulfed… Continue reading Fire and Rescue respond to Tyrone Fire

Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club Recognizes Most Improved 5th Graders

(Top Row L-R) Madelynn Power (Spring Hill); Ewan Treherne (Peeples); Farah Khan (North Fayette); Mario Bell (Kedron); Garrett Lyman (Braelinn); Jonah Roland (Minter); Myles Thomas (Burch); Judge Jason Thompson. (Bottom Row L-R) Alejandro Barajas (Cleveland); Evelyn Brooke (Peachtree City); Zuliany Torres Mora (Fayetteville); Destiny Perez (Huddleston); Connor Rivers (Inman); Cameron Woodall (Oak Grove); Brady DeFelice (Crabapple).

Special to Fayette County News  Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club hosted their annual awards ceremony for the “Most Improved Fifth Grader” at First Baptist Church’s fellowship hall in Fayetteville on May 3rd. More than 130 were in attendance which included teachers, parents, relatives, and friends. Students were nominated with one selected from each of the 14… Continue reading Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club Recognizes Most Improved 5th Graders

GSAN BOOST GRANT AWARDED TO AVPRIDE

Special to Fayette County News  AVPRIDE, Fayette County’s 25-year-old youth development, wellness, and leadership nonprofit, has been awarded a significant, 3-year grant from the Department of Education to support K-12 programming.  AVPRIDE was one of 100 community groups to be awarded the prestigious grant which was made possible through American Rescue Act funding. “AVPRIDE will… Continue reading GSAN BOOST GRANT AWARDED TO AVPRIDE

Reuben Gay Place gets Approved by National Register

In the picture are descendants of Ruben Gay Sr., from Left to Right Donna Hann- McCoy, Donald Hann, Bobbie Jean Roberts, Marvin Hand, and Jean Lewis Photo: Donna Hann-McCoy

By Leah Banks FAYETTEVILLE — Fayette County has a new national landmark. The Reuben Gay House has officially been approved by the National Register of Historic Places to become a certified landmark that should be preserved. The approval came last Friday when the National Register board met to discuss the approval of the Reuben Gay… Continue reading Reuben Gay Place gets Approved by National Register

Peachtree City children’s birthday party interrupted by stranger soliciting beer

Uninvited guest hands out beer at 14-year-old birthday party. Photo: Tembela Bohle (stock)

By Leah Banks  PEACHTREE CITY — Peachtree City Police had a strange call on May 6 when they say a suspicious person wandered into a children’s birthday party and handed out beer to the attendees. Officers were sent to The Point at Lake Kedron in reference to a suspicious person on Friday night. When they… Continue reading Peachtree City children’s birthday party interrupted by stranger soliciting beer