Fayette County

Sandy Creek talent show is this week

Sandy Creek High School’s Shailla Head performs in last year’s talent show. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s choral department is pleased to present the 2014 talent show Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the new Handley Park Pavilion at 250 Handley Rd. in Tyrone during this year’s Founders Day celebration.

Students will compete for prizes in several categories, including vocal solo, vocal duet, band/instrumental performance, dance, and others.

First-place winners in each category will be offered the opportunity to perform onstage September 19, during the Tyrone Founders Day festivities. Read More»

Fayette schedules rare afternoon session

It is expected to be a relatively light agenda for the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at Thursday’s regular meeting, with perhaps the most noteworthy item being the time it starts.

The board will meet at 2 p.m. instead of its normal evening start time because of the Silent Heroes Award ceremony that evening, which a number of county officials are expected to attend.

Chairman Steve Brown’s recommendation to request a $2,000 grant from the Fayette Master Gardener Association will be considered. The grant funds would be used after park designs are officially approved by the board. Read More»

F’ville, county come to terms on automatic aid pact

April 2014 photo of Fayetteville Fire Department vehicle.

Both city and county residents may see some changes in fire department service with the adoption of a new pact between the Fayetteville City Council and the Fayette County Commission that pares down automatic responses into each other’s territories to only fire calls, and also limits the number of units automatically crossing territories for each call.

The City Council agreed to the plan last week and the County Commission is expected to do the same at its Thursday afternoon meeting. Read More»

Fayette seeks artists for public projects

If you’re an artist who wants to leave your mark on the community, the Fayette County Public Art Committee may have some work for you.

The committee has announced a call for artists who want to participate in the creation of a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard in Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC off-duty cop snags fraudster

PTC off-duty cop snags fraudster

A Mableton man was arrested by Peachtree City police officers on Sept. 5 after using a stolen credit card to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards.

Travis Tyree Johnson, 47, was charged with three counts of financial transaction card fraud, two counts of first degree forgery, one count of financial transaction card theft and one count of obstruction, according to department spokesman Mark Brown.

Brown said that while off duty at the Rite Aid pharmacy at Ga. highways 54 and 74, Cpl. James Beato observed a man trying to buy more than $2,000 worth of Visa gift cards. Read More»

Vacuum cleaner thieves nabbed after chase

The attempt by three men to steal vacuum cleaners from a store in Peachtree City then get away clean did not pan out as they expected. A pursuit by Tyrone police officers ended with the getaway car crashing into a telephone pole in Union City.

Samuel Etuk, 28, of Riverdale, was charged by Tyrone officers with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, shoplifting and nearly a dozen other charges relating to the incident, according to Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins.

Ryan Bing, 28, of Bradenton, Fla., was charged with obstruction, according to Tyrone police. Read More»

Divas paint PTC pink in 2 events with 3,500 participants

The winner and First Diva! Hometown girl Angie Hinkle, 39, of Tyrone, finished in first place for women in the Divas Half Marathon Saturday in Peachtree City with a total time of 1:35:52 and a pace of 7:18. Photo/Heather Ward.

When the tutus settled on the first Divas Half Marathon and 5k series races in Peachtree City Saturday, a total of 3,486 runners streamed pinkly through the cart paths and a hometown girl took home the top award of the day. Angie Hinkle, 34, of Tyrone came in first overall among females in the half-marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:35:52 at 7:18 minutes per mile.

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Golf carts to Starr’s Mill complex?

Parents and students in the Starr’s Mill school complex are another step closer to the day they will be able to cruise in on golf carts from nearby Peachtree City cart paths.

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MacDuff Pkwy. will get 200 more homes before any traffic relief

Kolter Homes can build — and thus sell — up to 100 homes in Wilksmoor Village prior to the completion of MacDuff Parkway. That decision by the Peachtree City Council came on a 3-2 vote at the Sept. 4 meeting.

That’s on top of the 100 homes already approved for developer John Wieland Homes nearby. Read More»

PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

One of the last flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, Sentimental Journey, will lead a squadron of vintage World War II aircraft to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) located in Chamblee, Ga., for the first-ever Atlanta Warbird Weekend. Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing based in Peachtree City, the weekend will also feature iconic fighters from WWII, including a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair, a Supermarine Spitfire, several North American P-51 Mustangs and a very rare Douglas SBD Dauntless Navy dive bomber. Read More»

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