Fayette County

Man gets 12 months for false name conviction

Man gets 12 months for false name conviction

Jury acquits Savannah man on meth possession charge

A Fayette County jury today found a Savannah man not guilty of possession of methamphetamine, but guilty of giving a sheriff’s deputy a false name and date of birth.

Bruce Bernard Townsend, 38, was sentenced to 12 months in prison on the misdemeanor charge by Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards.

Townsend was accused of possessing a pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine that was found inside the back of a patrol car immediately after he was arrested. Read More»

PTC company sued by feds; Wilden Plastics charged with wage discrimination, retaliation

Gerresheimer Wilden Plastics (USA) L.P., a glass and plastics manufacturer based in Peachtree City, Ga., violated federal law when it paid an African-American employee less than non-blacks for performing equal work and then fired her in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced Sept. 27. Read More»

Marsha Ann Christine Bentley Chafardon, 58, of Peachtree City

Marsha Ann Christine Bentley Chafardon, 58, of Peachtree City, GA died on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

She was born February 22, 1952 in Chester, PA to Layman "Fireball" Richard Bentley and the late Marcella Ann Dolezal Bentley. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and for her love of her relatives, life, nature and patriotism. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by infant son, Gregory Francis Chafardon. Read More»

Jim H. Winslett, Jr., 66, of Fayetteville

Jim H. Winslett, Jr., 66, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010, and is now with our Lord and Savior. Read More»

Theo James Odom, 102, Fayetteville

Theo James Odom, 102, died peacefully Thursday morning, September 23, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at National Heights Baptist Church, 103 Old Norton Road, Fayetteville .

Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show arrives Oct. 9 and 10

You can just feel the excitement in the air at Falcon Field in Peachtree City and on Oct. 9 and 10, you will be able to see it.

The countdown has begun, and the 13th Annual Great Georgia Air Show (GGAS) is ready for take-off.

And with a line-up of events featuring gravity-defying jets, thundering jet trucks, vintage warbirds and a one-of-a-kind wingwalking performance organizers are bracing for what could be the “most exciting show yet.” Read More»

Kedron students celebrate Constitution Week

Kedron students celebrate Constitution Week

Students at Kedron Elementary School wore red, white and blue as they celebrated the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the United States constitution. Students were able to participate in many patriotic activities to honor the day. Pictured are Kylie Dickinson, Shannyn Smith, Annisten Leone, Clarence White, Joseph Goss, Christine Kim, Jacob Cabrey, Emmie Cabrey and Sydney Roberts. Photo/Special.

Christian music concert in PTC, Saturday

Holy Trinity Council 8081 of the Knights of Columbus announces that it is sponsoring a Christian music concert at the Frederick Brown Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct 2. The performers are Dove Award winning group Downhere along with Chris Sleigh and Finding Favour. They are bringing their You’re Not Alone Tour to Peachtree City.

Special Guests include Second Chance featuring Joyce Gruschow and OPEN24. Read More»

Panthers top Wildcats, McIntosh gets first win

In a rivalry game that seems to get bigger each year, Starr's Mill beat Whitewater 21-14, while McIntosh won their homecoming, Sandy Creek stayed unbeaten and Landmark bounced back from last week's loss to Our Lady of Mercy. Things didn't go as well for Fayette County in their homecoming game. For more see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1068

Commissioners warned of bypass lawsuit

If Fayette County does get a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approving the alignment of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, a citizen’s group is prepared to immediately file a lawsuit under the federal Clean Water Act. Read More»