Fayette County

Tuned for the holidays

Tuned for the holidays

Flat Rock holiday concert

The Flat Rock Middle School Band, directed by Mr. Matthew Price, will be performing their Winter Concert Dec 15 at 7 p.m. in Sandy Creek High School’s Patriot Hall. The Beginning, Concert and Symphonic Bands will be performing holiday music. Admission is free. Photo/Submitted.

‘Christmas in the Country’

Brooks Town Manager, Ellen Walls, ready for "Christmas in the Country,” Sunday, Dec. 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with the town tree lighting, followed by Santa's arrival at 6 p.m. There will be a free Christmas concert at Brooks Chapel at 7 p.m., a food truck, photos with Santa and more. For more information contact Bebe Moore at 770-719-3194. Photo/Submitted.

Brooks Town Manager, Ellen Walls, ready for "Christmas in the Country,” Sunday, Dec. 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with the town tree lighting, followed by Santa's arrival at 6 p.m. There will be a free Christmas concert at Brooks Chapel at 7 p.m., a food truck, photos with Santa and more. For more information contact Bebe Moore at 770-719-3194. Photo/Submitted.

Woman recognized for aiding injured pedestrian

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. Pictured from left are paramedic Ashlee Koontz, Sasha Pope, Sgt. Odilia Bergh and Cpl. Terry Blackburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. The victim received extensive leg and head trauma. Sgt. Read More»

Smoke inhalation caused couple’s, 5 pets’ deaths

The aftermath of the fire that killed 2. Photo/Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services.

Investigators: Accidental electrical fire began in the attic

UPDATED for print Dec. 9, 2014, 4 p.m. A Dec. 5 house fire in southeast Fayette County ended in tragedy, Read More»

No smelly water here

Shutterstock photo of filling glass with water from kitchen faucet.

Brown moves quickly to test after some Facebook complaints about PTC water odor

Facebook reports of smelly water from several residents in Peachtree City on Dec. 1 led to checks by Fayette County Water System staff who found “no odor and nothing wrong.”

Meantime, the county water system in the past year implemented a procedure of checking water for taste and odor every two hours.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in a Facebook posting just before 10 a.m. on Dec. 2 responded to about a half-dozen mentions of water odors ranging from “musty” to “acidic.” Read More»

Fayette falls short in some career studies

The Fayette County Board of Education in recent months has discussed aspects of enhancing the school system’s offerings in the state-mandated Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) initiative. Though no action was taken, the school board on Dec. 1 received a CTAE update presented by school system CTAE Coordinator Lisa Collins.

Collins offered an overview of the state laws mandating CTAE participation and gave examples of what the school system might do to provide additional courses and training for Fayette students to meet their academic and career interests. Read More»

Business holds steady in PTC

No small shopping here — During Small Business Saturday and beyond, small businesses in Fayette County are a big part of the Christmas shopping season. Getting in on the holiday shopping tradition at Smith and Davis Clothing between Fayetteville and Peachtree City were Senoia resident Whitt Jones and 4-year-old Joslynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Recent unemployment figures show that Peachtree City’s jobless rating is decreasing. While the number of businesses registered in the city has remained essentially steady over the past year, city records show that approximately 1,700 businesses employ nearly 14,000 people.

Records from October show nearly 1,100 registered non-home-based businesses in the city. That number has held relatively steady for the past year, though there was a small dip in the number of businesses in March. Read More»

BoE OKs bid on Starr’s Mill new cart path connection

The Fayette County Board of Education votes on accepting the low bid for cart path construction. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Dec. 1 unanimously approved an $81,000 bid to install cart paths and parking spaces to accommodate golf carts at the Starr’s Mill school complex.

Though the project cost was initially estimated at up to $125,000, Facilities Director Mike Satterfield said the low bid from Southside Striping LLC was $81,400. The high bid for the project was $196,000. Read More»

COS youth to present Christmas musical Sunday

Tyler Jacobson (“Goldie”) expresses disappointment that the show’s lighted star is so unimpressive. Sharing his disdain are Sam Kreutzer, Chelby Gambrel, and Mari Hegrenes. Photo/Special.

The Shepherd’s Flock Singers at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will present a musical, “An Unplugged Christmas,” on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary. The 24 actor/singers are all in grades 1-5.

That afternoon at 3 p.m. they will sing at Arbor Terrace Senior Living.

“An Unplugged Christmas” follows the experiences of children who are trying to win “The Biggest, Brightest Christmas Show Ever Contest.” Just when all is ready, the electricity fails. In the process of adjusting their expectations and goals they learn what’s really important at Christmas. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist will present two musicals

The Celebration Choir and Orchestra of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville will present “Christmas Is for Everyone” this Sunday, Dec. 7, at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A blend of old and new selections, along with meaningful narratives, will help worshippers prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

“Christmas is for everyone,” said Mark Karki, minister of worship at McDonough Road. “God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. No one is excluded. His gift is for everyone.”

A dessert fellowship will follow the evening presentation. Read More»