Deputies arrest 3 for separate felony charges
A car wreck and a boyfriend-girlfriend argument led to arrests in two separate incidents on an assortment of felony drug and gun charges. According to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb’s office, a man got into a dispute with his girlfriend Sept. 23 at a residence on Old Magnolia Lane where she was working as a caretaker. The argument was apparently over his infidelity, according to the report.
FC Elections Celebrates New Building
After several years of discussion and planning, and one year of remodeling, the Fayette County Elections and Voter Registration Office held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new office location on Sept. 21, just in time for election season. Office staff, previously housed at 140 Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville, opened...
Hadilee Arnold powers Troup to victory in final home game of the season
Troup softball cruised to a win in its penultimate region game of the 2023 regular season. The Tigers pummeled Fayette County 17-0. The game lasted all of 2.5 innings as the Tigers made short work of their region foes, scoring two runs in the first before busting the game open in the second inning with 15 runs.
Fayette Students Named Semifinalists in ‘24 National Merit Scholarship Program
More than 16,000 students were selected as semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program, and 11 Fayette County students are among the honorees. Starr’s Mill High led the way with nine semifinalists: Nash Glover, Rush Maples, Christian Mattingly, Cannon McFall, Katherine Rausch, Alysha Rawji, McAlister Stanford, Ginger Swayne, and Chen Yang.
Bennett’s Mill, Spring Hill Honored for Cafeteria Excellence
Bennett’s Mill Middle and Spring Hill Elementary are winners of the inaugural Cafeteria Award of Excellence presented by the Georgia Department of Education. Only four schools were honored by the state, and two of them represent Fayette County Public Schools. Bennett’s Mill Middle’s school nutrition program is led by...
Zondervan’s Portrait to Hang in U.S. Capitol
A local artist will be featured in the U.S. Capitol as part of a prestigious exhibition. McIntosh High senior Grace Zondervan won the Congressional Art Competition for Georgia’s District 3 with a childhood self-portrait.
Free Parenting Resources Available Online
Fayette County Public Schools is committed to providing families with a variety of support services to ensure that all students are healthy, secure, and ready to learn. Parents are a child’s first teacher, and what children experience at home can prepare them for great experiences at school. At www.fcboe.org/parenting, one will find helpful parenting education tips and resources.
Fayette County SAT test scores averages among tops in state, country
Fayette County posts second-highest scores among comparable districts — Fayette County Public Schools maintained its place as one of the state’s top-performing districts on the 2023 SAT, according to results released by the College Board. Fayette County Public Schools posted a total mean score of 1123, 78 points higher...
USDA Visits Flat Rock for ‘Farm-to-School’ Learning
The reputation for innovation at Fayette County Public Schools has traveled far and wide. When U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) needed a school to study at the Farm-to-School Grantee Gathering, officials made the trek to Tyrone to see Flat Rock Middle. Teachers from around the country, along with USDA representatives,...
Happy Fall, Y’all
As the summer months end, the shift in climate with cooler temperatures began to enter Fayette County in mid-September, and the fall season officially began on Sept. 23. Known as the “autumnal equinox,” Sept. 23 marks the transition of seasons from summer to fall, exhibited through changing temperatures and shades of green fading to warm hues of orange, yellow, red, and brown.
Man charged with aggravated assault on police officers in Tyrone
A man who fought with Tyrone police and told them he would not go back to prison found himself behind bars anyway. Eric Marzuki, 28, of Columbus faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count of obstruction of an officer, according to the Fayette County Jail log. All three are felonies. Other charges include reckless driving, habitual violator, open container and driving under the influence of alcohol.
A day in the life of a Fayette County small business owner
Iam often asked what it’s like running a business here in Fayette County, Georgia. Although there’s a plethora of articles describing the life of a small business owner, none to my knowledge have delved into the specifics of operating a business in our community. I aim to amend that with this piece, detailing “a day in the life of a Fayette County small business owner.” Although a lengthy read, I hope it provides an enjoyable insight into our local business landscape.
Sheriff Reports Arrests
The following arrests and charges were recently reported by Fayette County Sheriff’s Office:. Terrence A. Coffil — sentenced on previous offense.
Nearly 500 Fayette County kids are homeless. There’s a way you can help
With at least 453 Fayette County Public School students living in cars, motels and otherwise defined as homeless, school and city officials on Tuesday announced a campaign called “Give Kids A Home.”. The group wants to address the crisis of homelessness experienced by FCPS students and to release the...
Sheriff: Don’t be fooled by phone scammers posing as deputies
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public not to fall for one of the latest scams involving thieves who claim to be deputies. According to an FCSO statement released Sept. 21, there has been a recent surge in spam calls from people impersonating deputies. The aim of these calls is to deceive innocent individuals for large sums of money, officials said.
Capital improvements planned for McIntosh High School
Assistant Superintendent of Operations Steve Cole called for an update on capital projects including an athletic complex auxiliary gym and on-site tennis courts according to the Fayette County Board of Education meeting minutes from April 24. McIntosh is expecting these improvements to start later this year. Renovations began over the summer constructing the new parking lot to add more car spaces due to complaints of the amount of car parking spots.
Historical Society Meets Oct. 15
The Fayette County Historical Society will hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Research Center, located at 195 Lee Street. The program will be about vintage Halloween practices and how they have changed over the years.
Coweta-Fayette EMC elections- vote!
I have been in Georgia off and on since the early 60s. For most of that time, I have been an EMC customer for gas and electricity. But even though I am an activist and former County Commission Chair, I never knew much about EMCs (other than when they came to me for support).
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS estate of Jarvis O’Dean Lutterman
All creditors of the estate of Jarvis O’Dean Lutterman, deceased, late of Fayette County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment.