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Check out this new video from the Fayetteville PD and fire department urging drivers to "move over" for emergency vehicl...
06/16/2022
Move Over Fayetteville: Public Safety video reminds drivers to “move over” for roadside emergency and utility vehicles – Fayette County News

Check out this new video from the Fayetteville PD and fire department urging drivers to "move over" for emergency vehicles and utility workers.

https://bit.ly/3QuGPN9

Move Over Fayetteville: Public Safety video reminds drivers to “move over” for roadside emergency and utility vehicles The City of Fayetteville Fire Department and Police Department have collaborated to produce a public safety advisory video reminding the public to “move over” when they see ...

06/13/2022

Are you headed to Omaha for the College World Series? We'd love to publish pictures of Fayette Countians at college baseball's biggest stage. Send your photos to [email protected]

A Fayetteville woman was arrested on elderly abuse and fraud charges this week. Click the link for more. https://bit.ly/...
06/10/2022
Fayetteville Woman Arrested on Alleged Elderly Abuse, Fraud Charges – Fayette County News

A Fayetteville woman was arrested on elderly abuse and fraud charges this week. Click the link for more.

https://bit.ly/3aNHPeR

Fayetteville Woman Arrested on Alleged Elderly Abuse, Fraud Charges By Sydney Spencer Fayetteville resident Brenda Dickens, 43, had a warrant out for her arrest since early April. She was recently taken into custody in Clayton County due on an allegation of elderly abuse and financial identity fraud...

At least one thief made off with over $40K in hair products during a recent robbery at a local business. Click to read m...
06/10/2022
Over $40K in hair stolen in Fayette County Burglary – Fayette County News

At least one thief made off with over $40K in hair products during a recent robbery at a local business. Click to read more.

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Over $40K in hair stolen in Fayette County Burglary The Hair XChange was robbed during the Memorial Day weekend. By Sydney Spencer Store owner Latasha Harris is still running her wholesale hair supply business smoothly after her hair shop was broken into during Memorial Day weekend, resulting in at....

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06/07/2022
Fayette County Public Library & Fayette County Community Remembrance Coalition presents: The Origin of Juneteenth – Fayette County News

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Fayette County Public Library & Fayette County Community Remembrance Coalition presents: The Origin of Juneteenth Special to Fayette County News FAYETTE — Fayette County Public Library embraces educating the community with knowledge and history. Join us for a family educational experience that wil...

With the Special Olympics USA Games underway in Orlando, Florida, Special Olympics Georgia held its State Summer Games o...
06/07/2022
Fayette County athletes shine at Special Olympics State Games – Fayette County News

With the Special Olympics USA Games underway in Orlando, Florida, Special Olympics Georgia held its State Summer Games on May 27.

Fayette County had many athletes competing that weekend! Click the link to learn more about the event!

https://fayette-news.net/fayette-county-athletes-shine-at-special-olympics-state-games/

Fayette County athletes shine at Special Olympics State Games By Leah Banks FAYETTE — On Saturday, Special Olympics athletes in Fayette County traveled to Emory University to display their talents and compete in the State Summer Olympic Games. The games took place beginning last Friday with openin...

Fayetteville square, park activities this weekendhttps://bit.ly/3PVTMPY
06/02/2022
Fayetteville will be ‘Rockin’ the Square’ with Chelsea Shag on June 3, Fitness in the Park on June 4 – Fayette County News

Fayetteville square, park activities this weekend

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Fayetteville will be ‘Rockin’ the Square’ with Chelsea Shag on June 3, Fitness in the Park on June 4 Courtesy City of Fayetteville For Fayette County News Main Street Fayetteville will host its first-ever Rockin’ the Square concert on the Old Courthouse Lawn Friday night, June 2, 6-9 p.m. Ad...

Changes are coming to the City of Fayetteville's recycling and solid waste schedules. https://bit.ly/3x1wY8N
06/02/2022
Solid waste and recycling service days to change for many City customers – Fayette County News

Changes are coming to the City of Fayetteville's recycling and solid waste schedules.

https://bit.ly/3x1wY8N

Solid waste and recycling service days to change for many City customers Courtesy of City of Fayetteville For Fayette County News GFL, the solid waste and recycling collection contractor for the City of Fayetteville, announced it will consolidate its collection dates for customers within the city li...

The Peachtree City Running Club is teaming up with Tri-PTC and RunHNL to host the 7th Edition of the Peachtree City Mara...
06/02/2022
Peachtree City laces up for Marathon Relay – Fayette County News

The Peachtree City Running Club is teaming up with Tri-PTC and RunHNL to host the 7th Edition of the Peachtree City Marathon Relay!

Click the link to learn more about the event and where you can watch.

https://fayette-news.net/peachtree-city-laces-up-for-marathon-relay/

Peachtree City laces up for Marathon Relay 2016 Peachtree City Marathon Relay. Photo: Susan B (PTCRC) By Leah Banks PEACHTREE CITY — On Saturday, The Peachtree City Running Club, Tri-PTC and RunHNL are teaming up and lacing up their shoes again for the 7th edition of the Peachtree City Marathon Re...

A press release from the Fayetteville Police Department: While information is limited, click the link to find out what h...
05/28/2022
Fayetteville Police investigating Saturday morning traffic fatality – Fayette County News

A press release from the Fayetteville Police Department:

While information is limited, click the link to find out what happened and how you can help!

https://fayette-news.net/fayetteville-police-investigating-saturday-morning-traffic-fatality/

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...

ESPLOST, governor's race, U.S. Senate seat?Check out how Fayette County voted in Tuesday's election. https://bit.ly/3sXf...
05/26/2022
Here’s how Fayette County voted in Tuesday’s election – Fayette County News

ESPLOST, governor's race, U.S. Senate seat?

Check out how Fayette County voted in Tuesday's election.

https://bit.ly/3sXf9Gw

Here’s how Fayette County voted in Tuesday’s election Gov. Brian Kemp is pictured at an April event in Fayette County. Kemp will face Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in the general election. By Leah Banks Tuesday was Election Day for the state of Georgia, and Fayette County did not shy away ...

The annexation of over 400 acres of county land into Fayetteville and the possibility of a billion-dollar data center lo...
05/25/2022
Data center stage: Zoning board paves way for potential billion-dollar project, despite residents’ protest – Fayette County News

The annexation of over 400 acres of county land into Fayetteville and the possibility of a billion-dollar data center locating there has some neighbors in an uproar. Click the link for the full story.

https://bit.ly/39UHQ0r

Data center stage: Zoning board paves way for potential billion-dollar project, despite residents’ protest Erica Gonzalez holds a sign that reads, "Flat Creek Trail Says No!" in protest of an annexation plan that could include a billion-dollar data center. By Sydney Spencer The annexation of over ...

In the wake of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas yesterday, many families are wondering what Fayette County does to protect i...
05/25/2022
An Inside Glance at Active Shooter Responses – Fayette County News

In the wake of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas yesterday, many families are wondering what Fayette County does to protect its children from severe events such as this and others.

Click the link below to learn more about Fayette County’s Active Shooter response prevention and protocols for its schools

https://fayette-news.net/an-inside-glance-at-active-shooter-responses/

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 left many families wondering how local schools prepare for active shooter situations. For the ...

https://fayette-news.net/guns-drugs-and-stolen-property-found-after-suspects-flee-peachtree-traffic-stop/
05/24/2022
Guns, drugs and stolen property found after suspects flee Peachtree traffic stop – Fayette County News

https://fayette-news.net/guns-drugs-and-stolen-property-found-after-suspects-flee-peachtree-traffic-stop/

Guns, drugs and stolen property found after suspects flee Peachtree traffic stop (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 o...

A closer look at Grady Avenue where a power line is down due to a tree falling. Currently the road is shut down.
05/23/2022

A closer look at Grady Avenue where a power line is down due to a tree falling. Currently the road is shut down.

Grady Ave in Fayetteville currently shut down due to a  tree falling on a power line. Avoid the area.
05/23/2022

Grady Ave in Fayetteville currently shut down due to a tree falling on a power line. Avoid the area.

“I don’t know if we want to bear that responsibility for providing the needed housing for metro Atlanta, especially with...
05/20/2022
Fayetteville denies rezoning bid to bring 75 new Townhomes to city – Fayette County News

“I don’t know if we want to bear that responsibility for providing the needed housing for metro Atlanta, especially with what we’re looking at in a looming recession within the next, I would say, six months to eight months,” Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson said.

Follow the link to read the full story.

https://fayette-news.net/fayetteville-denies-rezoning-bid-to-bring-75-new-townhomes-to-downtown/

Fayetteville denies rezoning bid to bring 75 new Townhomes to city An overview of the 9.6 acre parcel of land considered in the request. By Michael Cuneo FAYETTEVILLE — Another zoning request to add more living space in Fayetteville was denied on Thursday night as the city’s council decided agai...

FAYETTEVILLE — The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever cornhole tournament on Wednesday evening, invi...
05/20/2022

FAYETTEVILLE — The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever cornhole tournament on Wednesday evening, inviting local businesses to prove their skills in the bean bag-centric sport.

Held on the lawns of Triumph station in Fayetteville, Peachtree City business Golf Rider (Artemis Kadkhodaian, Kevan Kadkhodaian, Tyler Newcomer, and Braden Newcomer) took home the top spot in the 27-team tournament.

Clark Painting and Powerwashing (Joe and Cameron Clark) was the runner-up in the competition.

https://fayette-news.net/fayette-chamber-hosts-cornhole-tournament/

05/19/2022
Fayette County is known for having ties to extraordinary history, and last Friday another piece to that history was adde...
05/17/2022
Reuben Gay Place gets Approved by National Register

Fayette County is known for having ties to extraordinary history, and last Friday another piece to that history was added as Reuben Gay Place was approved by the National Register of Historic Places.

This achievement makes the Reuben Gay Place the First African American landmark in Fayette County.

Click the link to learn the history behind this historic moment and what it means to the family and community.

https://fayette-news.net/reuben-gay-place-gets-approved-by-national-registry/

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…

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Register to join Goldie’s Kids Club for a free guided tour of the Montauk Historic Site, which was once home to the family of Gov. William and Anna Larrabee. Explore the grand family home, which is filled with historic artifacts, original furnishings, and pieces of art. Following the tour, walk the grounds and trails overlooking the Turkey River Valley. About the Historic Site: Montauk Historic Site is the historic mansion and home of Iowa’s 12th governor, William Larrabee. See how the Larrabee family lived on this rural estate from 1874 to 1965, and enjoy the unique and original furnishings. Online pre-registration is required. This program is recommended for children 8-12 years old and current members of Goldie’s Kids Club. Not a member yet? It’s free to sign up. Each child must be accompanied by at least one adult for the duration of the program. Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at the Montauk Mansion near Clermont, Iowa. Sign up: bit.ly/3xolSe4 Register: bit.ly/3O42x8T Learn more: bit.ly/3NKCQdQ #IowaCulture #WilliamLarrabee #MontaukHistoricSite #Iowa #IowaStories Iowa History Journal Travel Iowa Fayette County News #FayetteCountyHistoricalSociety #FayetteCountyIowa Clermont Historical Society
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Traditional Memorial Day Ceremony - Monday, May 30 at 11:00am at the historic Fayetteville City Cemetery, located on GA 54 next to the new Fayetteville City Hall. Traditional graveyard ceremony among the headstones of the many veterans buried there. Public is invited. Bring lawn chairs. Parking and Restrooms available at the nearby Fayetteville City Center Park. In case of bad weather, ceremony will be held at Log Cabin in Fayetteville. Hosted by American Legion Fayette County Post 105.
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Anyone know info about the 7 shots fired that hit a woman's car on Longview Rd. about 5 pm today? She wasn't hit but her car was while she was driving on Longview Rd. She pulled over and called police
Will FCN be posting the PTC runoff election results this evening?
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If you're looking for a fun holiday themed activity for you and your family, considering registering for the Jingle Bell Trail 5K/1Mi in Peachtree City! We are the largest and longest running school race in Fayette County. We will celebrate our 25 anniversary this year! Runners from across the state join us each year and we'd love for your family or running group to join us, as well. Like and share, please! Link to registration: http://bit.ly/pces-jbt
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Check out the Army Stem Truck ! If your interested in the Atmy ! Contact SSG Thompson on Facebook !
Everyone is invited to our Tyrone Founders Day Festival October 1st and 2nd! Come out and enjoy the event!